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Old 09-11-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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Ok guys so right now i have about $850 to get a new TV and i keep going back and forth on LCD or Plasma. I found a Vizio GV42" LCD from tigerdirect.com thats $828 shipped but its a refurb and only has a 3month warranty. That scares me kinda! So i've just been considering buying something new that may not be quite as nice just so i have that extra sense of security like a 1 year warranty. Best Buy has a deal on this Insignia http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1184767919174 and it seems like its got good stuff to it but its just another 2nd tier brand. I used it for Xbox 360, TV, and movies. Im just not sure what to do. I would really like to get that Vizio but i dont want it to poop out on me in 5 months and be SOL! Any help guys thanks!
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:53 AM   #2
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Resolution: 1366 x 768
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Brightness: 500 cd/m2

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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Ok guys so right now i have about $850 to get a new TV and i keep going back and forth on LCD or Plasma. I found a Vizio GV42" LCD from tigerdirect.com thats $828 shipped but its a refurb and only has a 3month warranty. That scares me kinda! So i've just been considering buying something new that may not be quite as nice just so i have that extra sense of security like a 1 year warranty. Best Buy has a deal on this Insignia http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1184767919174 and it seems like its got good stuff to it but its just another 2nd tier brand. I used it for Xbox 360, TV, and movies. Im just not sure what to do. I would really like to get that Vizio but i dont want it to poop out on me in 5 months and be SOL! Any help guys thanks!
Try to check and see how many have bought the refurb and what their experinces have been. I bought the GV42 from BJ's for $1100 and absolutely love it. Great picture, good size, and like was mentioned, they have the 37" new for under $800. That would have the Vizio warranty built in.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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Yeh i sit about 7 to 8 feet away and that 37" i could get now with the 1 year warranty and everything but that 42" just looks so nice lol! I just dont want to spend that much and then realize that its a little small or something or that i could have gotten a 42" for a couple hundred more. I just dont know. They have a bunch of reviews from people that have bought the refurb from tigerdirect.com and none of them say they had their tv go out quickly...there all really good reviews. I just dont have the money to buy the ext. war. right now. I wish i could do it later on down the road.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:06 PM   #5
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Personally, I would go with new over refurbished, especially if the refurbished only has a 3 month warranty. In that case, get the 37" over the 42".

The Insignia plasma is actually an LG, just last years model LG. It's got a decent picture for the money. We can't keep that in stock at our store.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:33 PM   #6
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Check out "outlook.com. Go plasma even if you have to wait. Panasonic 42PX75
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:03 PM   #7
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I think you can get a 3 year extended contract on that refurb Vizio for less than you might think.

Sometimes these refurbs are just perfect new sets returned because the buyer loved it so much, he wanted a 50"-- they can not be sold as "new" again. Other times there is a "problem" with them. Most all the refurb Vizio are refurbed and shipped by Vizio. As with most electronics, failures-- if they occur at all, will occur very early in the life of the unit. I don't think your risk is great here.

Vizio did not become the leading supplier of flat panel TVs in the US by selling junk. Certainly, you can get better-- but for the money, the PQ and features on the Vizios are hard to beat.
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PANASONIC TH-42PX75U 42" HDTV Plasma for $997 + Ship @ Fry's
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Yeh that Panny Plasma is just too expensive. So if those Insignia's are just LG but last years model, then would that be a good buy? Its a nice 42" LCD but being last years model...is it outdated or is that Vizio way nicer?
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:49 PM   #10
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at wal-mart they have the vizio 42'' 720p for like 850 I think.....
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Insignia should be ok as long as they give you a 1yr. warr. Vizio's rock , I would buy the Vizio before the Insignia.Frys.com has a refurb. phillips 42" plasma for $667+s/h.

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Old 09-11-2007, 07:31 PM   #12
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Z28 is right...go with the vizio!
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:45 PM   #13
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Vizio 37" lcd
Part #: VX37LHDTV10A-R
Warranty: 90 Day Direct
Condition: Refurbished
Packaging: Retail Box
Ship Weight: 55 lbs
Manufacturer: Vizio
MFG Part #: VX37LHDTV10A
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Availability: In Stock And Ready To Ship!
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I checked out reviews about that phillips plasma and all i got were bad reviews. One big thing i liked about the Vizio is that they have built-in tuners so i wouldnt have to pay for a HD box...being a college student...very nice! (borat voice) lol. That Vizio at walmart is 950 not 850 so thats out. I would jump on this refurb vizio from tigerdirect if i just wasnt scared. I wish you could buy an extended warranty later on, not just at purchase. I could do like financing so i would only pay like 20/month for the warranty but i dont have any credit so i dont qualify...sucks! Welp any help?
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I checked out reviews about that phillips plasma and all i got were bad reviews. One big thing i liked about the Vizio is that they have built-in tuners so i wouldnt have to pay for a HD box...being a college student...very nice! (borat voice) lol. That Vizio at walmart is 950 not 850 so thats out. I would jump on this refurb vizio from tigerdirect if i just wasnt scared. I wish you could buy an extended warranty later on, not just at purchase. I could do like financing so i would only pay like 20/month for the warranty but i dont have any credit so i dont qualify...sucks! Welp any help?
If you can get together 850 why can't you get another 100 together? I know I'm new to this forum but were giving you the help you need. Were giving you cheaper tv's for under 700 "good deals I must say" and showing you where to get the tv for new and it's only 100 bones out of your price range...maybe you can get on your local craigslist "dot" com and search there...
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