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Any recommendation for a 37-42 inch TV for around $500? For both gaming and movies.
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If your looking for a TV, anf If made in America means something to you; you can try out Vizio.... they have offerings in the $500 range.

I am sure I'll get flamed for this but check them out. I love mine... My sig screen. It's a bit more than the $500 range but its a bit bigger too... but its made in California.
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Any recommendation for a 37-42 inch TV for around $500? For both gaming and movies.
I'd recommend you get a 1080p panel. I know some will try to say that you can't notice the difference at that screen size, but you absolutely can. A 42" TV at 1280x720 has way too low PPI. If you plan on doing gaming, you'll notice the difference even more there. You should absolutely jump on this deal on Newegg on a Toshiba 40" 1080P TV: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889253234

It's only $440.
    
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I'd recommend you get a 1080p panel. I know some will try to say that you can't notice the difference at that screen size, but you absolutely can. A 42" TV at 1280x720 has way too low PPI. If you plan on doing gaming, you'll notice the difference even more there. You should absolutely jump on this deal on Newegg on a Toshiba 40" 1080P TV: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889253234

It's only $440.
Anyone know what kinda panel it is? IPS or VA?
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Anyone know what kinda panel it is? IPS or VA?
Best you're gonna get at that price range is a TN panel. It's very rare to find TVs these days with PVA or IPS. If you want that for a reasonable price, you're stuck with a monitor, unfortunately.
    
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Best you're gonna get at that price range is a TN panel. It's very rare to find TVs these days with PVA or IPS. If you want that for a reasonable price, you're stuck with a monitor, unfortunately.
TN panels don't have 176/176 viewing angles. The one you linked does.
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TN panels don't have 176/176 viewing angles. The one you linked does.
TVs with TN panels are typically advertised as 176/176. Whether if it's true or not, IDK. What I do know is that it IS a TN panel.
    
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TVs with TN panels are typically advertised as 176/176. Whether if it's true or not, IDK. What I do know is that it IS a TN panel.
Someone over at AVS says otherwise.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post19805926
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Someone over at AVS says otherwise.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post19805926
Um, what? They don't ever even mention viewing angles there.
    
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Um, what? They don't ever even mention viewing angles there.
Did you not read the post?

"In regards to the IPS panel question, I had a Panasonic TV briefly (before picking up this set) which is one of the few mfgs who advertises IPS panels and just based on comparing viewing angles of the two sets, I couldn't see a huge difference. So my bet is on IPS (or it's a PVA). No way it's a TN though. Haven't done the whole magnifying glass trick yet. Viewing angle on this set is great, so no complaints there. "

Whether it's IPS, VA, or TN I have no clue, jus' sayin'.
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