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I apologize for creating a new thread - if needed - delete.

Anyway I live in a small town and the shopping options are quite limited so I was off to the local walmart to look at some tv's and guess what? They pretty much all looked the same. I didn't see a difference between led or lcd, and I'd say 120hz looked slightly crisper than 60hz, I didn't notice any home movie type picture with them.

Some models looked brighter and some looked a little darker but meh, most of them looked very good to me. I really don't want to spend more than $700 on a tv but I found this one http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=2122315 and I got pretty set on it.

Any input you guys would suggest? I'm definitely open to smaller and cheaper tv's too.
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If you're going to go Best Buy then http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=2122324 is going to be one of your best bets - you should at least get 120hz and 1080p - I wouldn't suggest LED at this budget.
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I know you specifically mentioned living in a small town and that there's a lack of store variety --- but this leads me to ask the following:
Does this mean you are against ordering a TV from an online-only shop? I ask because if you are not, then I would suggest checking out the daily tech deals online and getting a TV from the ones that go on sale / special. Some places to keep your eyes on daily include:
The deals forum here at OCN
TechBargains.com
LogicBuy.com

As for the TV you've selected - it looks like a nice model. You'd be overbuying if you never plan on using those network video sharing / internet options. Its not the TV I would buy for my parents because of that... However, for someone like myself, I would really enjoy having those available. I've never been able to tell the benefit from 120hz televisions, but if you play games I hear that can be an area where the extra fps can help.

Good luck with your purchase~ ^_^
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120hz are not actually 120hz, TV's do some magical insertion of frames and make it look smoother, so input is limited t 120hz, but the output is 120hz. Good for movies, not so good for games.
[EDIT]: Tv looks good though.
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Ehh - I gave it some thought and decided to be a bit more resourceful as this tv will be for my bedroom. I've decided to go with something smaller and cheaper and have found this http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizio-E421VL/15992338#rr

To answer the poster above - I'm not opposed to shopping online, it's just that it's hard to find places that offer warranties with their products. As horrible as it sounds - I'd just hate to spend $600 on a tv and then have it crap out a year later.

The thing that I'm hesitant about though is getting 120hz tv. When I checked them out at the store - I didn't notice any soap opera crap looking quality what-so-ever. In fact, they looked SLIGHTLY crisper than 60hz tv's to my eyes and I really really tried to be unbiased. The thing that's holding me back is well - I didn't get to view any movies on those 120hz tvs which is what I'll mostly be watching, streamed from my computer. I may game on it once and a while - but the only real platform to game on is computer so meh - I have a nice set up for that already.
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Cannot say i've ever heard of Vizio. My own $0.2 is that I am real happy with my LG LD690. I have the 32", but they do 42" as well. The best part about it is the technical specs, it will literally stream any format from a PC via Nero, it is a 100hz Tru-Motion, has web based catch up TV built in (iPlayer etc...) and this is only really specific for the UK, but had Freeview HD built in.

I had to replace one after a few days because it went faulty, but apart from that, i've really enjoyed it. Great TV for a great price! Cost me £400 here with a 5 year warranty.
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Shopping for TV's at wal mart and making any decisions based on the PQ you see in there is akin to picking out a chick to sleep with when you have beer goggles on
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Yeah, well - it's pretty much my only option to see any in person, unless I drive an hour but hey - who has money for gas.
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Originally Posted by Zakel2 View Post
Yeah, well - it's pretty much my only option to see any in person, unless I drive an hour but hey - who has money for gas.
note down the model numbers and look them up really.
post #10 of 10
Iv owned 2 vizio tvs and loved both i have a 42inch right now that has a better pic then some of the higher priced sony models.
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