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Old 02-02-2008, 01:45 PM   #91
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Check out the reviews at amazon...they usually have no interest deals too for 12-18 months if you put it on their credit card

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Old 02-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #92
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Hi to all,
I am not only a NOOB, I am a completely uneducated NOOB so please bear with I believe I read (perhaps even on this site) that buying an LCD through Amazon or Ebay nullifies the warranty. Does anyone know if this is true?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:26 AM   #93
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As we know, Costco, Sam's and the other discount houses use their own model number on TV's and other stuff.
Does any one know what the Sony Bravia KDL-40VL130 is equivalent to that is sold at Costco?
I've heard it's the V3000, then I heard it wasn't.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:16 PM   #94
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I am not only a NOOB, I am a completely uneducated NOOB so please bear with I believe I read (perhaps even on this site) that buying an LCD through Amazon or Ebay nullifies the warranty. Does anyone know if this is true?
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I'm pretty sure that's only if you buy it used. If you buy it new off Amazon the warranty should be fine.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:09 AM   #95
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I'm pretty sure that's only if you buy it used. If you buy it new off Amazon the warranty should be fine.
That may not always be true, as Amazon also sells through other retailers.
It SHOULD state if it comes with a factory warranty. Email them if in doubt.
Also, most manufacturers post on their website what online dealers are authorized retailers.

Some retailers do offer their own warranties. Can't say how they stack up against a factory warranty. No one really can until they have to use it.
On big ticket item, I would not leave anything to chance.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:44 PM   #96
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Vizio, Olevia,Sanyo, Akai,Polaroid,Sylvania
these are the models that are almost nothing more than a panel to watch no PIP or POP usually only one HDMI and no optical audio these models are like buying an automobile.

i dont know man the olevia that i got from wally has more then 1 HDMI input and has PIP...and is 1080p.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:26 PM   #97
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Vizio, Olevia,Sanyo, Akai,Polaroid,Sylvania
these are the models that are almost nothing more than a panel to watch no PIP or POP usually only one HDMI and no optical audio these models are like buying an automobile.

i dont know man the olevia that i got from wally has more then 1 HDMI input and has PIP...and is 1080p.
I have a Vizio GV47L. It features PIP and POP, has 2 HDMI ports (20A model has 4), and optical audio. Perhaps some Vizio's are less featured, but not all.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #98
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some how you failed to categorize mitsubishi in one of your three tiers, why is this?
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #99
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some how you failed to categorize mitsubishi in one of your three tiers, why is this?
I notice a couple brands you omitted, JVC and Mitsubishi.

This from the second and third post in the thread....

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Very few companies pay such close attention to video processing as JVC. Since the beginning of our 1080i deinterlacing tests, nearly every JVC display has passed with flying colors. The only other company that pays this close attention and has such a success rate is Pioneer, and their displays are a lot more expensive. . . . Therefore, as I mentioned, this TV surprised me, but it really shouldn't have. It's a JVC LCD. http://hometheatermag.com/lcds/1107jvc/

The Mitsubishi comes closer than I ever expected from an LCD in providing a completely satisfying balance of black level and shadow detail, color, and resolution in one very appealing package. http://hometheatermag.com/lcds/1107m...44/index1.html
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Thanks for the input it may help some prospective buyers...
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Hi to all,
I am not only a NOOB, I am a completely uneducated NOOB so please bear with I believe I read (perhaps even on this site) that buying an LCD through Amazon or Ebay nullifies the warranty. Does anyone know if this is true?Thanks for you help
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No matter who sells a product: If they have a full legitimate business, have a full invoicing system with a date and rolling invoice numbers no manufacturer can deny a warranty claim, who says so....the US goverment. ( I do recommend that a person buys from a dealer practicing good business though, do research on the company before you buy. THE BEST PRICE IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST DEAL. ) Look up your vender on www.resellerratings.com to see how others experiences have gone.


The Federal Trades Comission has your back:

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Link to US Warranty Laws <<<Click Here>>>

I know I have mentioned this before about the FTC and here is something on a similiar note from another AVS Member <<<Click Here>>>
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:45 PM   #101
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Greetings,

I am interested in the Panasonic TC-37LZ800 which is available now from various retailers. I have yet to see a detailed review of it, although at the beginning of this thread, it was suggested that folks on this forum are pleased with Panasonic LCD TVs.

Do you know of any reviews of this television?

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:39 AM   #102
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Hi Judy, and welcome to the forum...the 800' series is brand new and just out... Im not sure if they have shipped any to the USA yet so reviews are scarce at best...This is a good place to stay up 2 date however.....
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:00 AM   #103
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I just heard that there is a new generation of TV knocking at the door, which are only an inch thick. Does anyone have some information about this because a friend told me about it but couldn't remember where he saw it.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:44 PM   #104
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:50 PM   #105
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I just heard that there is a new generation of TV knocking at the door, which are only an inch thick. Does anyone have some information about this because a friend told me about it but couldn't remember where he saw it.
Maybe OLED? That more like <1/4" thick. Maybe <1" with a frame?
The top plasmas should be under 4" thick by years end.
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