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what hdtv would you reccomend

10-21-2007, 10:56 PM
i am looking to buy an HDTV i am looking for a 42" and looking to spend around $1000-$1400 range. i see there are 720P and 1080P and lcd and plasma. i will be watching HD over my cable and maybe in the furture getting an HD DVD player. would i be able to see and big difference between 720P and 1080P on a 42" and what would be better plasma or lcd

10-21-2007, 11:12 PM
Panasonic 42 in. Plasma HDTV
Mfr. model # TH-42PX75U
$1,099.99 less $150 Sears credit card rebate = $949+tax
as far as I can tell this is about as good as your gonna get before bf........

10-21-2007, 11:20 PM
Zenith 50" Plasma HDTV $1249 or $949.99 with DirectTV Activation @ Circuit City

$300 Off with DirectTV Activation.. Brand New..!!

**Plus.. You use the 10% Off AAA Coupon to make the Deal even Sweeter..

$1249 - 10% = $1125
$1249 - $300 = $949 - 10% = $855..!!

Zenith 50" Plasma HDTV (Z50P3)
•720p (1366 x 768) resolution
•15,000:1 contrast ratio
•2 HDMI inputs

•NTSC/ATSC tuners
•Widescreen aspect (16:9)
•SRS TruSurround XT

10-21-2007, 11:21 PM
As far as 720p/768p goes vs 1080p..... What will be your normal viewing distance. If it will be 10 ft or more I would say the difference would be minimal with a 42''. And all HD broadcasts/channels are either 720p or 1080i (no 1080p stations in the forseable future TMK). So the will be upconverted/deinterlaced anyway, but still very good/better. HD DVD or BD are true 1080p sources. If your going to sit pretty close to the set or do allot of gamming, 1080p would be a good option. And the price gap between the 2 has shrunk quite a bit over the past year or so.

LCD or Plasma.... That would be based on what looks/fits best for you. It will be very hard to find a 1080p Plasma in your price range. I seen the Panny 42PZ77U flotating around for $1500-$1600 or so.

You can find quite a few 1080p LCD's in your range. Westy has a 42'' 1080p LCD onsale at BB for $1099. Great price and has 4 HDMI's. Not a huge fan of Westy, but they are pretty nice. And quite a few people on this forum like them.

Circuit City has a Sharp 42'' 1080p set onsale for $1299:yippee: . I would give it a look as that is a great price on a Sharp..

If you go 768p, the Panny IROC listed is pretty hard to beat......

10-21-2007, 11:27 PM
Polaroid 42 inch 1080p LCD HDTV (4241-TLXB)
1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution / NTSC/ATSC tuners / Widescreen (16:9) / 800:1 contrast ratio / 2 HDMI inputs / Simulated surround sound
First Activate 10% Off Coupon Code and then add TV for $1099.99 - 10% Off = $989.99 + Free Shipping