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So my girlfriend wants a new TV and Ive been looking around. I'm looking for something around the $500-$700 range. Must be 1080p. What model/brand is the best Quality/reliability/price for that price range? I was looking at the Sony EX400 from best buy for $600 but recommendations are highly appreciated. Thanks
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So my girlfriend wants a new TV and Ive been looking around. I'm looking for something around the $500-$700 range. Must be 1080p. What model/brand is the best Quality/reliability/price for that price range? I was looking at the Sony EX400 from best buy for $600 but recommendations are highly appreciated. Thanks
Plasmas okay? TV prices fluctuate a lot, and sometimes you can get a really nice 42-50 inch TVs for very little money. You should really pay attention to slickdeals.net for ridiculous deals because manufactures are starting to clear out older 2010 model.s

I like the G25 (I just bought a GT25), and it very good Plasma for around that price. It comes with internet apps and has very solid color and contrast ratio.

I also looked at the the LD550, and it is a very solid contender when I was looking to buy. It was on Amazon for $630 earlier. If you have a Costco membership, this TV is on sale for $550 + tax.

Both TVs above should be much better than the entry level Sony TV you mentioned. The EX400 should be sold at around $450 dollars or less. I would not buy it at that price.
Edited by youra6 - 3/2/11 at 10:25pm
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This one right here : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._VIERA_3D.html
I don't think you could find anything better than this TV in the price range. I personally prefer plasma over LED or LCD nowadays, and plasma series looks amazing.
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Well I was mainly looking for an LCD due to having a longer life span than a plasma and LCDs aren't as delicate as Plasmas
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If you 120hz isn't a big deal then there is this 46" sony at best buy.
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If you 120hz isn't a big deal then there is this 46" sony at best buy.
thats actually not a bad price at all. Sony has always been a top pick for me... only because I know that I will get picture quality with it
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For what I have gathered,the big 3 Samsung,Sony and LG lcd are about the same quality.It is the best time to buy last year's models.If you can get up to about $800 you can get a led 1080p,120hz 40" easy maybe 46".Sony's been having the best deals imo lately.Amazon is usually the cheapest you can check out Cleveland Plasma and ABT also.I would suggest going to Best Buy pick out the model you want then order online much cheaper.Amazon is free ship and free 30 day return.
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So my girlfriend wants a new TV and Ive been looking around. I'm looking for something around the $500-$700 range. Must be 1080p. What model/brand is the best Quality/reliability/price for that price range? I was looking at the Sony EX400 from best buy for $600 but recommendations are highly appreciated. Thanks
thats the model I have in my room (kdl-ex400) nice tv...picture color is pretty accurate...runs cool...4x hdmi inputs But I added a 3x hdmi switch for testing htpc..remote is meh ...got it for $500 before taxes - i like the fact that you can turn off the display and still have audio...sometimes I wanna look away from the tv and fall asleep (power saving...i <3 white noise) ///otoh I have plasma viera which runs hot .colors are brighter/vivid...and can update via internet...has online apps...bravia doesnt have these but I have a htpc which more than makes up for that lack in functions
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Yeah man if you go in store like microcenter, frys or best buy you can find some nice deals. I bought a Sony 40HX800 for $750 at frys. Comes with all the bells/whistles!

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921666188167

Thats a steal if u ask me. Everywhere else wanted $1000+
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