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Opinions on Flat panel tv needed: Toshiba 47HL167

shynebrite
05-13-2008, 10:34 AM
I need a new TV. Here are my requirements:

$1500.00
Largest Possible screen with best quality for that price range.
Basically I want the best bang for my $$$.
I don't really care about special features that much such as audio settings, etc;

I was into the Toshiba 47HL167 LCD TV 47-inch REGZA 1080p LCD Flat Panel HDTV.
This TV will be used to play X-box games, movies, etc. I was looking into plasma, but heard about images being left on the screen if they remain stationary for extended periods of time, is this still a problem???
What are my other options for that price range?
Also I read somewhere that TV prices will be dropping soon? Should I wait?
THANKS!!!

GoDJ416
05-13-2008, 10:36 AM
The Toshiba you have singled out is an excellent television and would easily serve all your needs.

Burn in issues with plasmas have essentially become extinct (unless one thoroughly abuses the set) so don't worry about that.

You can go the plasma route and pick up a Panasonic which are great televisions but you won't (unless I'm missing a set) be able to find one at the same screen size and 1080p for the same price as the Toshiba.

Hope this helps.

shynebrite
05-13-2008, 11:17 AM
Thank you, also how does this compare to the Philips 47PFL7422D?

mobiushky
05-13-2008, 11:19 AM
I need a new TV. Here are my requirements:

$1500.00
Largest Possible screen with best quality for that price range.
Basically I want the best bang for my $$$.
I don't really care about special features that much such as audio settings, etc;

I was into the Toshiba 47HL167 LCD TV 47-inch REGZA 1080p LCD Flat Panel HDTV.
This TV will be used to play X-box games, movies, etc. I was looking into plasma, but heard about images being left on the screen if they remain stationary for extended periods of time, is this still a problem???
What are my other options for that price range?
Also I read somewhere that TV prices will be dropping soon? Should I wait?
THANKS!!!

Apparently yes. There is a lot of buzz that Sony is upset that they have lost the top spot in tv's and is going to initiate a price war soon. Here are a few links:

http://hdguru.com/psst%E2%80%A6wanna-save-big-on-a-new-hdtv-it-will-pay-to-wait-till-may/236/

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/TVs_And_Large_Display/LCD/J5N7W6P8

http://www.current.com.au/2008/04/29/article/LVMJFPNKHL.html

Etc, etc. If any of this is true, it might be best to wait a month.

Jim Bob Jones
05-13-2008, 11:52 AM
Don't believe anyone who tells you that image retention and burn in are no longer issues for plasmas. Any phosphor based display will be subject to such issues, but with "picture wobble" and other shifting image technologies, the risk has been severly reduced. LCDs are still a safer bet if the display will primarily used for gaming. And that's the truth.

GoDJ416
05-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Don't believe anyone who tells you that image retention and burn in are no longer issues for plasmas. Any phosphor based display will be subject to such issues, but with "picture wobble" and other shifting image technologies, the risk has been severly reduced. LCDs are still a safer bet if the display will primarily used for gaming. And that's the truth.

I said they are virtually no longer issues...did I not?

shynebrite
05-14-2008, 11:14 AM
So I should get the toshiba?

Loves2Watch
05-14-2008, 11:21 AM
So I should get the toshiba?

If you want it, get it. I love mine and would not wait for any price war cause you never know just how long the wait will be and what prices will be affected.