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Decisions, Decisions!!

trobinson017
06-01-2011, 10:15 AM
I'm looking to get a second TV for our back room, one that we could potentially move into other rooms of the house for parties, sports events, etc. I was set on getting a 32" LCD 720p (brand not specific) and headed to Best Buy. While there I saw a Dynex 40" 1080p on sale for $350. The lowest priced 32" 720p I saw was $289. I've never owned a Dynex TV before but I have seen the name around, mostly for PC monitors. I guess my issue is that I almost jumped for the 40" 1080p regardless of my overall needs. (impulse buy). I decided to hit forums like this to see what others thought. Mostly, the TV will be about 12-14 feet from my normal viewing position. However, one desire was to be able to move the TV into our bedroom for rainy day movie viewing in bed. That would mean about a 8 ft. viewing distance. Would 40" be overkill in that scenario? Would it be too difficult to move around the house? Would it be stoopid to pass up a $350 40" 1080p TV??? Arg! This is how my brain works!

Advice?

Trob

ImRizzo
06-01-2011, 11:12 AM
I'm looking to get a second TV for our back room, one that we could potentially move into other rooms of the house for parties, sports events, etc. I was set on getting a 32" LCD 720p (brand not specific) and headed to Best Buy. While there I saw a Dynex 40" 1080p on sale for $350. The lowest priced 32" 720p I saw was $289. I've never owned a Dynex TV before but I have seen the name around, mostly for PC monitors. I guess my issue is that I almost jumped for the 40" 1080p regardless of my overall needs. (impulse buy). I decided to hit forums like this to see what others thought. Mostly, the TV will be about 12-14 feet from my normal viewing position. However, one desire was to be able to move the TV into our bedroom for rainy day movie viewing in bed. That would mean about a 8 ft. viewing distance. Would 40" be overkill in that scenario? Would it be too difficult to move around the house? Would it be stoopid to pass up a $350 40" 1080p TV??? Arg! This is how my brain works!

Advice?

Trob
1st I would avoid buyung a Dynex or Insigna low tier quality.

2nd I would look at 40" or 46" (or even larger) for that distance 32" definitely too small.

trobinson017
06-01-2011, 03:16 PM
1st I would avoid buyung a Dynex or Insigna low tier quality.

2nd I would look at 40" or 46" (or even larger) for that distance 32" definitely too small.

Thanks for the feedback. I"ll avoid the Dynex and Insignia lines. What about Coby and Westinghouse? Those are other less expensive LCDs I've seen in stores. As for size, I don't want anything larger than 40" for the mobility desire. My main TV is 50" so that's what we normally watch. This would be a second TV for back room, bedroom, etc. I also can't afford more than $350 (that's already stretching my budget).
I've stood a good 15 ft from some 32" LCDs in stores and thought the view was fine. I guess my question should have just been about the Dynex 40" being a good deal, which you answered.

So, thanks again for the input!!

Trob

ImRizzo
06-01-2011, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I"ll avoid the Dynex and Insignia lines. What about Coby and Westinghouse? Those are other less expensive LCDs I've seen in stores. As for size, I don't want anything larger than 40" for the mobility desire. My main TV is 50" so that's what we normally watch. This would be a second TV for back room, bedroom, etc. I also can't afford more than $350 (that's already stretching my budget).
I've stood a good 15 ft from some 32" LCDs in stores and thought the view was fine. I guess my question should have just been about the Dynex 40" being a good deal, which you answered.

So, thanks again for the input!!

Trob

The brands you've mentioned are all low tier products subject to poor PQ and reliability you should look in to a 40 inch Vizio and 350 is a tight budget you should hold off and save a few more bucks to go for a better set.

Bigloww
06-01-2011, 05:53 PM
I actually purchased that Dynex 40'' back in December for $375 on sale. It was for a bedroom that a 15 year old tube TV went on the fritz.. Not a big fan of Dynex/Insignia myself, but I wanted to wall mount a TV to save room. But since it was for a secondary bedroom, didn't want to spend much. I have it hooked up to a DTV HD receiver and must say the PQ with HD is pretty good and quite surprised. So far for what I have payed I am very pleased. Hopefully it last for a while. I would not purchase Dynex for a primary display, but would for a secondary again. For $350, you can get the 3 year extended waranty for around $85 I think.