Time for a new TV

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    Not really computer related, but this forum is more like the "Electronics" forum...so anyway.

    I currently have a 30" Projection TV. It is high-definition, but the picture just isn't as clear as an LCD. I also want to go up to 36-40" or so.

    So, anyone bought a good TV recently they want to tell me about? My price range is less than $800.

    I'm looking at the Vizio brand. I hear it's a good brand, but it's still "off-brand." Sony or Samsung would be ideal, but their prices are just outrageous.

    So, suggestions?
     
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    Go with the Sony Bravado, I own one and it has a clear picture however; 36 inch and below are usually only 720dpi but the picture is still great. You really only need the 1080dpi for larger sets. If your space where you plan on putting the TV is a small area then the 36 inch will do nicely. Say a 12x12 area, anything over that you should go bigger.
     
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    I need a new one, but that's because the solder connections on the antenna is shot and it's falling off again.
     
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    i hate to admit this...but i got no clue what the hell you are saying...a projection tv...36 to 40 inches more...lcd? i have no clue what size my tv is or what kind..its the old kind i am sure...nothing fancy...
    do not get a tv that is too big for the room...a couple i know have this huge tv in a small room..they have to move their heads to watch it...kinda sillie...when you think about it..but they are gamers
     
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    Sony Bravia 40" 1080p LCD TV - KDL40S4100 $899.99 at target stores

    Sony Bravia 37" 720p LCD TV - KDL37L4000 $799.99 sold at Target
     
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    We just bought a tv off of craigslist. It's a Sharp, 1 1/2 yrs old, 25". Nothing fancy, analog, works for us (kids watch it in the basment). Check out craigslist -- you never know what might pop up. Also, check out Amazon. Their prices seem to be pretty good, no tax and lots of stuff has free shipping.
     
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    Interesting. The 37" is tempting. But $100 more for another 3" isn't that bad. (Insert sexual joke here.)
     
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    You know that technically you're supposed to pay taxes on things you buy off the Internet, right? Just like if you buy something outside of your home state, if their tax rate is lower than your state, you're supposed to pay the difference to your state?

    Not that anyone cares, but it's just something not a lot of people realize. :)
     
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    What's the model number, the 32SC26B reads digital and analog signals ...

    Same with the 27SC26B.
    As well as the 32SC260.
     
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    Sssshhhhhhhh! :eusa_shhh: I'm taking a 'Geithner' on that one. :D

    Oh, forgot to say -- as for brands, we've had no trouble with our Toshiba at all. Check out Consumers Report too. Do your homework and you'll find the right set for the right price.
     
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