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So I have a LCD TV which has had issues for a while. I'm going to try and get it repaired because I believe its something with the power. You can get sound but for couple months you would have to hit power on and off a bunch to finally get the picture to turn on correctly. Regardless looking at potentially getting a new LED TV. It's for the gf really I don't watch much TV. I'm still bummed this thing crapped out after 5 years and I've seen old school TV's last 20 years. So I'm reluctant about spending too much money so the budget is less than $500. What do you guys recommend?

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Canadian retailer
LED LCD TV under $500, likely from costco/Futureshop/Bestbuy. ( I prefer costco out of the 3)
Cannot be a Samsung, I've returned 3 LCD Samsung monitors (nuff said)

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Edited by Peanuts4 - 1/31/13 at 2:45pm
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post #2 of 8
I think Vizio and Sceptre have a few LED LCD's under $500, now. They certainly are nothing to write home about picture quality wise, though.
 
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post #3 of 8
As you say stay away from Samsung, best way to get a deal isn't to look around on the net but going into the stores and see if they have any returns or ones that lacks a box (My solution to every large purchase.)
 
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How are LG's these days? I lived in a place that had a big LG LCD TV. It was nice but it was laggy. Say if someone in sports did something fast the picture got sorta crappy. That was 4 years ago, are they better now?
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Sounds like an inherent issue with big tv's since they are bigger any blurry motion gets more noticable. I do believe that LG is one company that is if not liked atleast accepted.
 
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post #6 of 8
Yes, old school TVs can last 20 years but that is not true of newer LCD tvs. That five year old TV is going to cost you more to fix then its worth. i just bought a 47in JVC LCD for $599 from walmart. Its on sale for $449 now with free ship to store. It has great reviews on walmart and on Amazon where it sells for over $600. I love it and it is one of the better sounding LCD TVs although its not a LED.


















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Do you guys think LED's will be replacing LCD's by the end of the year?
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LED are a means to light the screen, LCD tv's are LED lit or cold cathode lit.
The choice is between LCD or Plasma.

(LED is better than cold cathode (personal opinion))
 
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