Buying a new TV

ZephInNewOrleans

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My 29 inch tube TV at the apartment has finally took a dump and the picture goes in and out, so I'm thinking it may be time to buy a new TV.

Knowing the techies that we have here, I thought I'd ask for some advice on the best one to buy.

A few bits of info:

a) I have DirecTV
b) Watch a good amount of sports
c) The couch is about 8-10 feet behind the TV.

Any tips on how to buy them or models that you have?
 

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ZephInNewOrleans said:
My 29 inch tube TV at the apartment has finally took a dump and the picture goes in and out, so I'm thinking it may be time to buy a new TV.
Knowing the techies that we have here, I thought I'd ask for some advice on the best one to buy.
Any tips on how to buy them or models that you have?
Tweet Gary Braun on Twitter to find out :icon_mrtony:'s guy at Belmont TV for their dog and pony show.
Then go buy it at  Best Buy or hhgregg.
Or call the Sports Reporters 4-7pm and suffer thru asking Czabe.
 
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TVs are pretty thin these days.  If you want to reclaim a foot or two of your living room the couch will be farther away.  This doc (http://hdguru.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... _chart.pdf) indicates ideal screen size for that distance is 40"+.  So, buy as big as you willing.  Very few regret buying one too big.  (TWSS)

I still own decade-old 32" and 36" CRTs, and I haven't switched because of sports.  I head down to the local high-end A/V store a couple Sundays a year to watch sports, and I have not been happy with the performance of either L:icon_lockdown: or plasma.  But, I'll have to take heed of your situation and be ready to make a decision when one of mine dies.

a-ha - The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
 

ZephInNewOrleans

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Thanks for the help so far.

I had been putting off buying a new TV because I didn't see the need and I'm honestly not home THAT much to watch the thing anyways. However, with the picture flickering in and out and not knowing what the problem was, I have decided to get a new one. Also, this thing is at least 15 years old, if not older. It was handed down to me when I moved into my apartment a few years back. The 19" GE tube TV that I have in my bedroom which was purchased in 1998 is still going strong however.

Does Gary actually reply to tweets?
 

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Haha, good point Roy.

I'm sure he would have some great insights on a new TV. I've been asking people that I work with as well and they have had some great points as well. I'm probably going to get one with WiFi also.  I'm sure Bill would have some helpful thoughts on this topic as well.
 

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I just bought a Samsung 51" Plasma for my bedroom. Has the Smart TV Apps and built in Wi-Fi. It's an awesome TV. If you plan on playing Video Games, though, you may want to consider an LED L:icon_lockdown: tv. I prefer plasma because I hate the refresh rate on L:icon_lockdown:.
 

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ZephInNewOrleans said:
Thanks for the help so far.

I had been putting off buying a new TV because I didn't see the need and I'm honestly not home THAT much to watch the thing anyways. However, with the picture flickering in and out and not knowing what the problem was, I have decided to get a new one. Also, this thing is at least 15 years old, if not older. It was handed down to me when I moved into my apartment a few years back. The 19" GE tube TV that I have in my bedroom which was purchased in 1998 is still going strong however.

Does Gary actually reply to tweets?
Sounds like a Sam situation.

http://www.staged.com/video?v=hHU
 

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Someone find me the best TV you can get for roughly $1000 (There is wiggle room)

Wall mount
50"+ preferred
1080p


GO!
 
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