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Old 07-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #121
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I am honored, Sir Pappylap, to hear from the author of this fine thread.

I had seen your comment before, and I'd be a fool to ignore the direction of your accumulated data. It had not occurred to me that a tv might be subject to varying reliability unit-to-unit, but perhaps it's similar to the Friday Afternoon Car of years ago, which had a higher probability of being a lemon. The device is vastly more complex than most of us even want to believe, with countless subtile electronic interrelationships and balances. I'm sure that many slightly out-of-spec signals cannot simply be 'adjusted-out'. We'll go for the best reliability, and thank you so very much for your advice! Bill
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:20 AM   #122
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:24 PM   #123
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Plasma vs. LCD.
After watching my Mitsu 57"DLP, I went with in-law to WALMART to look at TV. He is limited to less that 42" & it must stay in the corner, across from patio door. His wife reads while he watches, so reflections on the screen from the lamp is a problem. He noticed the lights reflected badly on the plasma & not the LCD. Is this always the case?
I bought my DLP when a salesperson recommended it for a well lit room such as mine. He was right and it fit my budget 18 months ago. My DLP has the best PQ of any set I have ever seen.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:16 PM   #124
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Inside lighting doesn't generally pose a problem for plasma, its outside sun light that can ruin a picture if placed behind a screen of to the side without and blinds or shades used. And if he wants the best picture at night... there are always book lights xD

They are pretty uncommon but you can find a 32" plasma from a few companies still. Like BestBuy's house brand Insignia: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1203815033908 I'd check out a review for it before buying, we sadly don't have it in store for me to look at atm and I have no idea how it looks/performs.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #125
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thanks for the information
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:46 AM   #126
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Vizio also makes a nice 32" plasma TV.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:33 PM   #127
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As the first post said the poster has heard several problems with Sharp HD LCDs, I figure I'd let him know I have had a positive experience with mine. I've had my Sharp LC46-92u for 6 mos and have had no issues and I think the picture is great. Sometimes you only hear the complaints about a product.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:53 AM   #128
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #129
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Understanding that absolute black is the canvas against which all other colors are born, its importance cannot be overstated. Black truly is everything. It breathes life into colors. It reveals the distinctiveness of details. It holds the key to all depth, dimension and contrast of every picture we see. And with more shades and gradations come even more details. So city lights not only twinkle, they reveal more of the streets below. The moon doesnít just shimmer it clearly illuminates every ripple of a shining sea. And expressions donít just reveal moods, they offer volumes of more information. Because it is this level of black that creative professionals depend on in order to accurately evoke the purest of emotions and stimulate the finest of senses. And considering our current black levels are now five times better than our previous industry-leading standard, our canvas to create is not only the purest it can be but the resulting pictures defy reality. From Pioneers webstie. These Plasma's should set the industry standard for years to come. If you would like some more info on them please look at our web site or email me a [email protected]
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:21 AM   #130
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Thanks for the info in this thread.

A very informative thread for beginners like me.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:27 AM   #131
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No matter who sells a product: If they have a full legitimate business, have a full invoicing system with a date and rolling invoice numbers no manufacturer can deny a warranty claim, who says so....the US goverment. ( I do recommend that a person buys from a dealer practicing good business though, do research on the company before you buy. THE BEST PRICE IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST DEAL. ) Look up your vender on www.resellerratings.com to see how others experiences have gone.


The Federal Trades Comission has your back:

WWW.FTC.GOV

Link to US Warranty Laws <<>>

I know I have mentioned this before about the FTC and here is something on a similiar note from another AVS Member <<>>

I just wanted to add that consumers should always inquire about the source of the product you're looking at purchasing. I've seen many instances where "gray market" products brought down from Canada will not have warranties honored. Many online shops are involved in gray marketing electronics.... so make sure you inquire.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:39 PM   #132
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Good tips on buying your HDTV:

Link: http://www.pcworld.com/article/12581...y_an_hdtv.html
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:09 PM   #133
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After you get your HDTV and want some free suggested calibration settings, you should go to www.tweaktv.com . Here is an example of a Vizio. http://www.tweaktv.com/tweak-my-tv/c...vp505-xvt.html
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:22 AM   #134
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Those who are looking out for flat panel they all can visit this site and check there need , because while surfing i have found this and find much interesting things , so i planed to share with you.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:06 PM   #135
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Gray market vendors who lowball prices is a real problem, because if you do happen to inadvertently purchase from one of these your warranty won't be worth the paper it's printed on.

However this is an easily-corrected problem; simply visit the manufacturer's web site for authorized retailers.

A few retailers with good reputations, pricing, and customer service are (in no certain order):

Abe's of Maine Abe's
Vann's Vann's
Amazon.com Amazon Note: You must purchase from Amazon, not from another company linked on its site or from Amazon Marketplace!
Crutchfield Crutchfield

I'm certain I've left many reputable dealers off this list; my apologies for the oversight. This should get you started at any rate.
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