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Old 02-03-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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HOw good is this tv?Seen it at wal-mart for 1700 which is dirt cheap for a 50 inch plasma....it's 720p/1080i which is good enough (my sister wants to buy it and she doesn't care about 1080p).Anyway is there anythign wrong with this tv or is it a good tv?From what i've been reading seems like a good tv but has to be something wrong to be that cheap....

also i was always advised to stick with dlp over plasma because plasma's die quickly,cost a lot to replace,and have other problems like dead pixels.Can anybody list be the cons of lasma's?Their life spans,how much to keep em going once something goes wrong,and things that are wrong with it like the dead pixels

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Old 02-03-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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HOw good is this tv?Seen it at wal-mart for 1700 which is dirt cheap for a 50 inch plasma....it's 720p/1080i which is good enough (my sister wants to buy it and she doesn't care about 1080p).Anyway is there anythign wrong with this tv or is it a good tv?From what i've been reading seems like a good tv but has to be something wrong to be that cheap....

also i was always advised to stick with dlp over plasma because plasma's die quickly,cost a lot to replace,and have other problems like dead pixels.Can anybody list be the cons of lasma's?Their life spans,how much to keep em going once something goes wrong,and things that are wrong with it like the dead pixels

thanks to all who help
Rubbish on the recommendations.
Here is my personal diatribe on PDP. Might help.
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When phosphor based CRT's were the thing - we were warned not to allow games to remain static on the screen or there was the possibility of burn in. It seemed to be more of a problem (but still rare) when we saw big screens first come out. Seemed the larger screen CRT projo made burn in more of a possibility.
That said - there was still only a few instances that I would see, and we sold a lot of sets. Most of the time, there was never a problem.
Now we have phosphor based PDP's - in the 16.9 format - starting at 42" (excepting a couple of 38"). We buy these sets and there is still a lot of 4.3 content out there - plus the PDP's have a really bright screen at full tilt at the outset.
I really don't think we have any more problems with burn in today with these PDP's than we did when we had large screen 4.3 CRT projo's. - AS LONG AS THE SCREEN IS FILLED UP during the aging process, and games are used with reason. With some time it will be less and less of an issue - as the pixels will age appropriately and evenly.
The thing that has really changed is that the new sets are 16.9, and there is still a lot of 4.3 content. If someone buys a new PDP and watches tons of 4.3 in torch mode to start with or does the obviously bad thing with static images, they will have problems.
To me - the sales people who slam PDP are just lazy and don't know their facts. One day it will all be 16.9 content, and the problems with IR will more than likely disappear completely for the most part. I just hope PDP's can stand the storm of mis-information and negativity till then.
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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good news and thanks for the reply....she is goin to get the plasma regardless i just want to let her know before hand what she's buying.Can you give me an esitmate on the life span and what they cost to fix?I think this is the main problem with plasma because the burn in and such go hand and hand with the rainbow effect on dlp's and such but a dlp bulb you doon't have to pay much to replace

also how bout the tv i listed?Good tv or bad?
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:32 PM   #4
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Did your sister ever get this TV? I saw one on clearance at Sears today for $1349.93 and I'm curious about it.

I'm not finding a whole lot searching for it....
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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Hey im a noob to the site and I was having trouble with this tv the Magnavox 50MF231D/37 the problem with the red standby lights, were the screen just shuts down and the red lights blink , I think its in standby mode cause i did it before then i had to do something to get it out of that mode, but i forgot what that was (duh) anyways does anyone out there know what im talkin about. Please help. Thanks
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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My Magnavox 50MF231D/37 is about 18 months old. It makes a low buzzing sound from the back of the TV. I also notice that there is a green blinking light on the back (inside) of the TV. Any idea if this can be fixed? Its not loud but annoying.
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Hey im a noob to the site and I was having trouble with this tv the Magnavox 50MF231D/37 the problem with the red standby lights, were the screen just shuts down and the red lights blink , I think its in standby mode cause i did it before then i had to do something to get it out of that mode, but i forgot what that was (duh) anyways does anyone out there know what im talkin about. Please help. Thanks

Hey folks , ive read your complaints and figured they was close enough to what my tv was doing ... here's the deal , when they built these tv's , they put weak parts in them and they dont last as long as they should .... my fix was ...

There was two blown capacitors on the main board , very plain to see , with the tops of them bulged ... it cost me gas downtown and 3 bucks for the part and about 30 - 45 mins to fix it

if you have any questions ... just e-mail me and i'll try to be more specific ... Have a Great New Year .... Mike
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Hey folks , ive read your complaints and figured they was close enough to what my tv was doing ... here's the deal , when they built these tv's , they put weak parts in them and they dont last as long as they should .... my fix was ...

There was two blown capacitors on the main board , very plain to see , with the tops of them bulged ... it cost me gas downtown and 3 bucks for the part and about 30 - 45 mins to fix it

if you have any questions ... just e-mail me and i'll try to be more specific ... Have a Great New Year .... Mike
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Umm...I'm glad he did, it helped me out
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:44 PM   #10
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Honestly, I don't care how old this post is... it is helping try to fix this beast!

My MAGNAVOX HDTV 50MF231D/37 has power, but the screen is blank. We checked the caps & they are good. The light is flashing 6 times. We have tried to plug in a flash drive with the firmware upgrade, but no luck so far. I am looking for any further ideas/suggestions to get this TV running. Please help!
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #11
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I'm also glad this thread has been invigorated. My Magnavox 50MF231D/37 has quit coming on also. When powered up the green light comes on, then a click, then it looks almost like the screen is going to light up,but doen'nt, then it just continues to click about every 2 sec. or so. I've read posts all over the internet about problems with these TV's, just google "Magnavox 50MF231D/37" and there are hundreds. The most common "Fix" suggestion is to replace 2 capacitors located on the Power Supply circuit board, but there are many problems with this TV and I wish I had never bought it! So anyway, I'm gonna take the back off this thing and see what I can see, I'm pretty good with a soldering pencil and if I can fix it I'll save a grand or 2, got nothing to lose at this point.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:59 AM   #12
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Hey folks , ive read your complaints and figured they was close enough to what my tv was doing ... here's the deal , when they built these tv's , they put weak parts in them and they dont last as long as they should .... my fix was ...

There was two blown capacitors on the main board , very plain to see , with the tops of them bulged ... it cost me gas downtown and 3 bucks for the part and about 30 - 45 mins to fix it

if you have any questions ... just e-mail me and i'll try to be more specific ... Have a Great New Year .... Mike
I also have a 50" magnavox model# 50MF231D/37. Our tv's color got lighter and then about 3 weeks later it just shut off and won't come back on. We don't know much about tv's and not sure what to do. i would hate to just trash this tv. Do you have any suggestions?
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