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Looking to buy me a new TV.

04-04-2010, 05:12 PM
Ive moved out off mom and dads home to go to college and i am looking at getting my own TV. im going to answer the questions in the sticky above and feel free to ask more questions. i was looking to g with 1080p but after that i have no clue on the contrast ratios and Hz ratings and so on.

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')

my veing distance is about 10 to 12 feet

2. What TV will it be replacing (i.e. 27" tube TV, etc) (include TV age as well)

my roommate has a 25 or 27 inch tube that im not sure how old it is as he got it recently at the pawn shop. when i was at home we had a 19 inch tube that was probably 10 years old.

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 the time is spent watching SD tv and the other half is iether playing games on my new 360 or watching movies through it.

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

IDK right now if i will be plugging my Lap top in the HDMI port but i may in the future if i get me a keyboard.

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 an upscaling SD DVD player?

my roommate has a PS3 that we watch blueray movies though, we have SD cable service, and i probably wont run my xbox in HD to much to help save it.

6. Are you looking for the best in class display, the best bargain display, or best bang for the buck in the middle display?

Im looking for the best and most reliable TV in my price range...look down.

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

it will be in our living room which has two windows and a large sliding door. we keep the blinds close almost all of time.

8. What is your budget range?

Im trying to keep it under 600 but i think i could go up to 650

9. Will people be watching at multiple viewing angles or just usually one person sitting directly in the center?

every thing is either straight on and never more than 45 degrees off center

10. When will most viewing be done on the display (i.e. Daytime or after sunset)?

during the week time is mostly at night but during the week ends we watch tv most all day and into the night.

04-04-2010, 05:19 PM
Unless you upgrade your cable service to HD, you might be better off with a tube tv. I cant stand watching SD channels on a HDTV and you indicated that would be half of the tv's use.

Just my two cents

04-04-2010, 09:18 PM
Indeed. A 4x3 SD picture will never look good stretched onto a 16x9 HDTV. You really need HD programming. :2cents