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my buddy is getting his christmas bonus and he REALLY needs a new TV. he wants something around 42" and has a budget of about $400. the only other thing is that he doesnt want to deal with delivery, so picking it up in a store or store delivery is a requirement. last, his TVs are left on a lot because there are a lot of people in and out of his apartment so he doesnt want a plasma TV because of the risk of burnt in images. locally we have bestbuy, walmart, fry's etc... i know its not much of a budget and i have only found a couple TVs of this size in his price range, but idk if they are any good; Insignia, Apex, RCA. I like a couple LG screens ive found, but they are in the $500 range. he may have to drop his size requirement or pitch in more money.

thanks in advance for your recommendations.
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this is pretty simple without much detail, but i would go for samsung tv's. went to bestbuy the other day, seen some series 5000 40"+ for your price range. if money is a huge issue, wait for chirstmas sales, its around the corner.
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think post-christmas sales will be better than pre-christmas sales?

i might get lucky and find someone trying to clear out their over-stock
    
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i forgot to say no plasmas, his TVs are left on a lot and he doesnt want to risk burn-in. ill add that to the original post
    
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i forgot to say no plasmas, his TVs are left on a lot and he doesnt want to risk burn-in. ill add that to the original post
if you didnt know, Plasmas have changed a lot. burn-in is very rare because of all the new features that plasma manufactures inter-graded in their TVs.
but i respect ur opinion
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at 40", plasma would be better picture than lcd.
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if you didnt know, Plasmas have changed a lot. burn-in is very rare because of all the new features that plasma manufactures inter-graded in their TVs.
but i respect ur opinion
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at 40", plasma would be better picture than lcd.
i know the plasma is a better picture and i told him that plasmas are better now than they have ever been. i will talk to my buddy and see if he is ok with gettin a plasma.

if there is a plasma in price range, i guess i will still show him anyway.

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I would get a led -lcd or lcd.They weigh less use less electricity and will not burn in.Check out the open box items at best buy.You get what you pay for if you stay in that price range your gonna have to get an off brand.Best picture"s imo are samsung , LG and sony.
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ya, i talked to him and i think he is gonna throw in a bit more money. 500-600 would be better
    
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