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New Tv Suggestions

10-16-2009, 09:31 PM
Ive been doing lots of research on plasmas and LCD's and can't make a decision on which way to go. I want 1080p and will be using it as a computer monitor (which makes me lean towards lcd) and as a tv for xbox 360 and movies. I want to get a tv between 42 and 50 inches and would like to keep it around $1000. So what would your top 5ish tv suggestions be?

10-16-2009, 10:40 PM
Does this help?:

**Copied from the sticky thread...my answers are in bold.

1. How far away will you be from the display when watching it? (Be as exact as possible. A 5' range difference IS a major difference - Please limit the range to 2')
10 Feet

2. What TV will it be replacing (i.e. 27" tube TV, etc)
27 Inch flatscreen

3. What will you be watching on it (i.e. 1/3 movies, 1/3 TV shows, 1/6 Sports, 1/6 gaming console , etc)
1/2 gaming 1/4 movies, 1/4 shows,

4. Will a computer be connected to use the display as a monitor? If so, what percent of the time?
Yes 100% All the time

5. Will you be getting a Blu-ray player to watch movies and will you be getting any HD service from cable/sat, or will you just be watching SD programming, and upscaling SD DVD player?
Want to be ready if I decide to move up to Blue Ray but am planning on playing Xbox 360 in hi-def and watching HD stuff online

6. Are you looking for the best in class display, the best bargain display, or best bang for the buck in the middle display?
I would like to get the best picture I can for around $1000

7. What is the room lighting situation? (i.e. can you control the lighting? Can you use light blocking blinds, etc to control it?)

Can control lights pretty well, not pitch black unless at night but can have lit anytime

8. What is your budget range?
around $1000

10-17-2009, 01:33 AM
Toshiba REGZA (model # 47ZV650U) 47-Inch 1080p LCD is just $223 dollars above your targeted limit, but might be worth a look! At the distance of 10 feet you want to get as closed to 50" as you can, trust me on this one! At first I bought a 46" for 9 1/2 feet viewing distance and I thought it was too small, so I bought the bigger brother 52" and have never looked back. :D