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Wanting to buy an HDTV in May

BlackLeftHands
04-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Around August of this year, I am going to buy a 1080p projector with a 100" screen. I am not wanting to wait till then to have an HD setup, as I recently bought a PS3, so I am wanting to buy an HDTV next month to tide me over. I will still use the TV once I get the projector, so I am definatly wanting something that I will be satisfied with and that will last me a while.

I am wanting it to be at least 32" and at least 720p. My budget is $500-$800... the closer towards $500 the better because it will leave me money left over for other things.

Someone in another forum recomended a Panasonic 42" Plasma TV... but I cannot find it for under $1000, so that is about $200 above my limit.

I have been eyeing the Samsung LN-T3253H

Suggestions?

djbamber
04-10-2008, 10:30 PM
Not knowing how you will use the set once you purchase the projector makes it harder to offer any suggestions. That said I would lean towards a 1080p resolution display to be more future proof. As far as a plasma/lcd display goes again not knowing the environment that the set will be used in for the next 4 months, and then afterwards makes a difference also. If its going in a brigthly lit room then IMO a LCD display would be better. If not then I would suggest a Plasma. Either way though I would still say 1080p resolution.

BlackLeftHands
04-10-2008, 10:35 PM
There is a large window in the livingroom that has a black curtain over it. During the day, there definatly is a fair ammount of light as it is a livingroom.

This will be used for HD gaming, and movie watching via Blu Ray and DVD.

The couch is about 12ft from the TV, but I usualy sit in a chair much closer to the TV.

All of the TVs that I have looked at in my price range have mostly been 720p.

Joe_news
04-10-2008, 11:50 PM
Samsung just came out with new models, check out the 330.

anythingwt
04-11-2008, 01:29 AM
There is a large window in the livingroom that has a black curtain over it. During the day, there definatly is a fair ammount of light as it is a livingroom.

This will be used for HD gaming, and movie watching via Blu Ray and DVD.

The couch is about 12ft from the TV, but I usualy sit in a chair much closer to the TV.

All of the TVs that I have looked at in my price range have mostly been 720p.


You will be fine with 720p. At your viewing distance, and with the size that you're looking for, 1080p wont even be a noticable difference at all.

Were you planning on putting the project in the living room? If so, you'll need to block that light thats coming in during the day if you really want to enjoy your setup during those hours. Otherwise it will likely look washed out.

BlackLeftHands
04-11-2008, 11:42 AM
For now, the TV will be in the livingroom. There is a black curtain on the main window that shines light inm and in the dinning room, there is a huge cabinent in front of that window. The light CAN be minimal during the day if I want it to be.

alwayslearnin
04-11-2008, 07:34 PM
sometimes its better to get a better quality 720p tv then to get a low quality 1080p (thats what your going to get with budget). resolution isn't everything. I have a 720p tv and the ps3 looks great.

BlackLeftHands
04-11-2008, 07:56 PM
I have no problem with a 720p.

sartor
04-12-2008, 10:10 AM
A friend of mine got a refurbished Visio 37" lcd HDTV for around $500.
+ shipping. he loves it.

you might google 'refurbished lcd hdtv' and see what you get!

BlackLeftHands
04-12-2008, 10:46 AM
Eh... I would rather have a new one.