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Old 05-14-2008, 11:26 PM   #106
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:36 PM   #107
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I kind researched but am an idiot to technology.
I want a flatscreen that I can hang on the wall
I am thinking of going with the 32" vizio, Its just
for my gym / basement while i do my daily workout.
I have basic cable line comming into this area
no digital nothing elce. Will i be ok with this?

Also considering buying reconditioned price way
better. Is this a good idea? or is it worth twice the price
for a brand new?

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:11 AM   #108
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Refurb or reconditioned can be a good purchase but they rarely give a very long warranty with the product. You may see if they will back the refurb with an extended warranty....your cable should connect and with a digital channel scan should give you some local channels in HD. Make certain the set you buy is equipped with a QAM tuner.....
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:42 AM   #109
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The Vizio's do have the QAM tuner in them, or at least everyone I have seen and the one I purchased a while back.... I am waiting to see what they come out with in their new model line hopefully they get rid of that AWFUL speaker on the bottom of the larger sets......
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:31 AM   #110
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Default TV like Westinghouse LTV-37w1

I am looking for a TV like the Westinghouse LTV-37w1 for Computer/TV watching use. I like the PiP features that allows you to move the windows around the screen and dual PiP features. I have a Samsung 40" and the PiP is useless. I went to Best Buy and ask the sales guys but no one could help me. I am a noob so maybe I wasn't clear about what I wanted when I asked them. So, I'm hoping someone could help me out. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:20 AM   #111
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I am looking for a TV like the Westinghouse LTV-37w1 for Computer/TV watching use. I like the PiP features that allows you to move the windows around the screen and dual PiP features. I have a Samsung 40" and the PiP is useless. I went to Best Buy and ask the sales guys but no one could help me. I am a noob so maybe I wasn't clear about what I wanted when I asked them. So, I'm hoping someone could help me out. Thanks.
The model number is LVM-37W1 NOT LVT-37W1
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:03 AM   #112
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I have the LVM-42w2 which is the 42" version and the versitile PIP functions is one of the main reasons I went with it. Combine the great computer monitor abilities (both 60 and 75 Hz support) with the fact that the Westys pass both the interlace and 3:2 cadence tests conducted by Home Theater Magazine, the Westy monitors are hard to beat.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:24 AM   #113
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I have the LVM-42w2 which is the 42" version and the versitile PIP functions is one of the main reasons I went with it. Combine the great computer monitor abilities (both 60 and 75 Hz support) with the fact that the Westys pass both the interlace and 3:2 cadence tests conducted by Home Theater Magazine, the Westy monitors are hard to beat.
When did this become available? Any newer versions out or coming out soon?
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:02 PM   #114
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They have been available for some time. They also have a 47" and a 52".
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:41 AM   #115
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I want to buy a tv ,first i was confused between Lcd or Plasma .....
After a lot of reaserch dicided to buy a lcd ....
Now i just cant deside between Sony 46XBR4(46x350) and Toshiba 46xf550u .
Which of them is the best ?(quallity) . Would u please give me a quick comparsion? What do u suggest?
home User,watch a lot of HD Movie and HD Series .
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:56 AM   #116
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A true Noob here, Papaylap, reading everything I can find to assist with choice in next week or so between KDL-52XBR4 and LN52A750.

We're replacing an old 52" Curtis Mathes, a gorgeous machine slowly loosing brightness. Sixteen foot viewing distance in small family room with two skylights; ('though except for an occasional PGA afternoon, seldom watch during daytime, so Samsung screen reflectivity issue is not a strong deterrant.) I tend to like the Samsung picture better than the Sony's, but this could simply be how well the display units are adjusted. The Sony specs seem so impressive. I have beautiful 1972 SP-2500 Sansui speakers to augment the television's audio.

Screen menu friendliness is desirable. I am an EE Major, but not a technophile, so what we really want, after all is said and done, is the most enjoyable and consistent HDTV experience, Would like to be seated, turn it 'On" and watch something on cable or perhaps a rented DVD/ Blu-ray, (when I buy one). Very important is ability to display media from my Apple MacBookPro iPhoto, iMovie & iDVD sources and AppleTV as well.

Will one or two of you kind souls who can recall my predicament honor us with your experience and suggestions? Thanks so much, and also to all who keep this thread bumped up for the likes of me.

We're in our 70's, so this will likely 'see us oot' as the Scottish say.
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A true Noob here, Papaylap, reading everything I can find to assist with choice in next week or so between KDL-52XBR4 and LN52A750.

We're replacing an old 52" Curtis Mathes, a gorgeous machine slowly loosing brightness. Sixteen foot viewing distance in small family room with two skylights; ('though except for an occasional PGA afternoon, seldom watch during daytime, so Samsung screen reflectivity issue is not a strong deterrant.) I tend to like the Samsung picture better than the Sony's, but this could simply be how well the display units are adjusted. The Sony specs seem so impressive. I have beautiful 1972 SP-2500 Sansui speakers to augment the television's audio.

Screen menu friendliness is desirable. I am an EE Major, but not a technophile, so what we really want, after all is said and done, is the most enjoyable and consistent HDTV experience, Would like to be seated, turn it 'On" and watch something on cable or perhaps a rented DVD/ Blu-ray, (when I buy one). Very important is ability to display media from my Apple MacBookPro iPhoto, iMovie & iDVD sources and AppleTV as well.

Will one or two of you kind souls who can recall my predicament honor us with your experience and suggestions? Thanks so much, and also to all who keep this thread bumped up for the likes of me.

We're in our 70's, so this will likely 'see us oot' as the Scottish say.

Both sets are excellent choices check Cnet.com for their reviews for acurate and unbiased reviews/info I hope this will help you with your choices
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:29 AM   #119
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Thank you, Sir. I shall do precisely as you recommended.

Your rig is truly lovely!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #120
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Hello Wmcole2, as far as PQ goes the sets are a dead heat as I believe the panel comes from the same manufacturing plant...I would recommend Sony over Samsung simply beause I see many more problem with Samsung threads here than with Sony....I f you latch onto a trouble free Samsung they are very impressive...just more of a risk than Sony, IMHO... good luck with your choice....

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