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Hi guys, I'm moving into a new house on the 22nd and need a TV, and I have very little knowledge on which is best! I would like a 50 Inch, 1080p that supports 3D. Budget is £1000, not sure how that translates over to $'s, but im guessing im looking at lower end TV's to get that size

I have found this tv which seems to be a good deal:
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...uctInformation

Although I don't know why its that cheap compared to others? Can anyone shed some light on this?

I'll consider any make, model, even a smaller size if theres good reason, so fire away! Cheers

edit- I guess it might help to know what its being used for...blu rays, ps3, normal tv watching. Room will be dark most the time if that changes anything lol.
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Im not sure how reputable that website is, but for the full product information, they dont even give you the model numbers on the TV or Blu Ray Player.

Judging by the picture, it looks to be more like one of Samsungs LCD models, not plasma. Here are their 50" Plasma offerings:
http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs?...b2c_typ_cd=B2C
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LED>Plasma>LCD, looks solid

btw, if that says plasma, and they try to give you a LCD, throw a fit. you'd be stupid not to. make sure its a factory model not a floor model. Make sure not refurb.
Edited by corpse fan - 12/28/10 at 3:20pm
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That's definitely one of the Samsung Plasmas, and it's a pretty good deal from what I can tell. It's a good TV as well, so unless you're really picky about picture quality or energy efficiency, you'll REALLY enjoy a 50in 1080p plasma.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corpse fan View Post
LED>Plasma>LCD, looks solid

btw, if that says plasma, and they try to give you a LCD, throw a fit. you'd be stupid not to. make sure its a factory model not a floor model. Make sure not refurb.
lol.

It's Plasma > LCD = LED

LED are far from inheritly better than LCD displays. I guess marketing got you.
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Thanks for the replys everyone. Yeah the site is reputable, they are a huge chain of stores in the UK, normally pretty good with returns and things from my past experience. I did find it a bit odd that they haven't listed a model number or anything though lol.

I think I will go in store and ask if they can give me any more info on it but if it all checks out then i'll order it
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It should be the Samsung PN50C680.
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