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Which TV to buy ?




san-hugo
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Sony bravia can convert any 2D videos/movies to 3D with option of depth adjustment. it is passive 3D so the glasses are inexpensive. Also easy wireless pairing of laptop/ipad/phone with TV , so you play youtube , skype, news anytime. I have 70" version , and am pleased as punch. Go for Sony. Btw sony earlier had high prices earning on brand but off late has shed the prices keeping quality same for TVs under 60'. Many may not know this. A real chance to boast of having a highly branded piece in the house.

 
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In Canada for 400 bucks you will only get the 50" box, no contents in it.

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FH - I found this remark quite witty and enjoyed it while reading it ...

However - for $400/- (plus taxes and fees) they were giving a 55" 120Hz LED HDTV with in the box and .... I got one !

Febpreet & others : Thanks a lot for all the posts in the thread , I became aware of the technology and terms for today's TV s ... Already have a 60" RPTV and a 32" Flat Sony Trintron ... both of which we enjoy and thought of trying the LED offerings this year .

Let me share my experience ... I had put all the TVs and prices on a spreadsheet and apparently Target's special purchase a 55" 120 Hz Element LED for $400/- was the best deal .... Not sure of buying one now , but still to check out (curiosity) I reached Target @ 6:15 am only to be informed that people had lined up since 4 am and that Target had distributed tickets @ 5 30 am and that the above TV was the one to be sold out in 5 mins .... (They had 20 ) ..... I was slightly disappointed but learned a lesson for Boxing Day ..The manager informed me that if no one picks up the TV by 8 am they would open them up for purchase .

Waited till 8 am .... 2 pieces were left and there was another gentleman like me ... and we finally brought them ...... Had 5 more people come and inquire about this in front of me ..... Apparently this was a special deal from Target and the model not available any where ... Boasts of a JBL sound bar and sub woofer .

Am still not sure if I want to ditch the other 2 TVs yet ( and also feel that LED brightness might have an effect on kids' eye health ) but Target's return policy is 3 months so can sit back and check it out ... and might still return it ...

Surprising thing came later ... as I was browsing specs for this TV , chanced upon 5-10 ads on Kijiji selling this unopened TV for $650/- at a premium of $150 ( $496 the price after eco fee and taxes ) .Some people sure make a quick buck... Links below which also shows the specs in the images .

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-ELEMENT-TV-55-INCH-LED-GREAT-DEAL-W0QQAdIdZ554630966

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-BRAND-NEW-SEALED-55-1080P-120Hz-LED-TV-BOUGHT-ON-BOXING-DAY-6AM-W0QQAdIdZ554682585

http://barrie.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Element-55-1080p-120Hz-LED-HDTV-New-Sealed-Box-1-Yr-Warranty-W0QQAdIdZ554561883

Although I could not find the LED version on Google but the LCD version of this has got good reviews from WM ..Planning to hook it on the coming weekend ..Thanks Folks .

http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/14321390/element-55-class-lcd-1080p-120hz-hdtv-eldft551-reviews/reviews.htm

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.... ( and also feel that LED brightness might have an effect on kids' eye health )....




Two remedies - one you can adjust the backlight feature to minimum to avoid any adverse impact. Though there is no direct evidence of bad effect. Second mount it on wall or over the fireplace instead of keeping it on the TV stand. Kids tend to go more near to screen when placed on low height TV stand.
Enjoy the ride... buy Polka Audio 10" Woofer (89$) (assuming you have receiver) , will make your experience even better .


 
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So, Fido looks like you bought the Elements one from Target.

Now, I am in the market for a new TV as well. My current 3LCD projection is having issues after I changed the lamp - getting horizontal colored lines on top and bottom (Sony's Optical Block issue, darn!), otherwise great picture. Only if this happened before December, I could've saved a few bucks on Boxing day. Anyhow! This is life.

So, I am planning either Samsung or Sharp. Although, I am very clear on what specifications I am looking for, yet would like to know which brand is better these days. LG is cheaper, but I am not keen on this one. I don't know but I don't get positive vibes out of LG and Sony. Rather, my interest is Samsung or Sharp. How's Sony these days, by the way? Seems like it's going down the hill.

Does anyone know how are these two brands with respect to the Warranty, quality, service, pricing, etc.? Also, which store has the competitive pricing, FS, Best Buy, WalMart, Source, or Costco?

As mentioned above, I am clear on what specifications I want. Just wanted to zero in on the Brand and the store as others might have experienced thus far.

On the same note, I live in BC near the US border, and the US shopping town is only half an hour from my house. Should I consider buying from there? I see a considerable price difference of $200-300. The only flip side, I am afraid to carry it back to the store in case of any issues. But hey! I have a car to tow it to the store - the good part ;). Not a big hassle, if I end up saving a considerable monies.


 
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Originally posted by Fido

Quote:
Originally posted by Full House

In Canada for 400 bucks you will only get the 50" box, no contents in it.

FH.



FH - I found this remark quite witty and enjoyed it while reading it ...

However - for $400/- (plus taxes and fees) they were giving a 55" 120Hz LED HDTV with in the box and .... I got one !


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I surely would like to have a few features in a TV, to get the best enjoyment while watching the same. None of the features that I see in todays Tv were there in the intial stages of developement. So, what we think that we will require, changes as technology advances. So, I would like to buy one that I can live with for a few years after I purchase one. How many are "FEW", depends upon if I will find the features that are yet to arrive make a few remarkable viewing differences and those features are really worth the price.

Most of the LIVING Rooms are 12 x 12 or 12 x 14 and a few will render a larger TV within that room. The main reason being, the diagonal viewing distance say 40" (Inch) will be great for a room of the 12 x 12 size as the distance one sits away from, should be 2.5 tomes the size of the TV. So, 40" will call for a distance of 100" or NINE FEET. So, you can go up a notch or two bigger to suit the living room.

Needless to say, I do not want anything "Wall to Wall" and that includes the TVs also.

Also we do miss a few of the desirable features in the smaller TVs and so, we tend to exceed not only our budgets, but also the aesthetics that we base our viewing upon, because the manufacturers do not want to provide them on smaller ones! So, I am out of luck there.

So, what can I get for 400 bucks? It might as well be the empty 50" box!! that has a unknown name in which the On -OFF switch stops functioning after a few uses. YES, that is what all of the cheap ones do! And the cure, you guessed it, leave it on for ever.... and if there is no picture may be use it for just music!!!

So, I do my own research and see some of the consumer reports, the latest ones, in a library on these TV's. Might take a few minutes there and a quiet viewing and a 10 cent photo copy of the page that I need, prior to buying a decent one, that will give me a few years of viewing pleasure for me and my friends who drop in for a few suds.

I am not competing or catching up with the JONESSES.

Live right. And within my means...


FH.


 
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There s this RFD thread on the Element TV I brought and I m glad I did ... Enjoying it every evening !!

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/element-55-120hz-1080p-led-tv-1428792/2/

Between Samsung and Sharp , my awareness may be dated but perhaps on this forum or elsewhere , have heard all good for Sharp Aquos ...

Buying a TV from the US .. not economically feasible unless you have a bigger car / van ... Also for those who wish to , it might be interesting to browse through RFD how people have brought TV s from some vendors like Pauls TV ( if I recall correctly) who perhaps ship for free @ a US address which can be a Post Office / Courier Company who will receive and store the TV for you for $10-$20/- and you can collect with in 24-48 hours .

People have done it and shared their experience on RFD .

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Thanks Fido,

I have now ruled out buying it from US - too much hassle. Besides, I think they don't honour out of country warranties. A real nightmare.

Anyhow, on another thought, my existing TV is working fine for now, which I think would sustain another year or so. I have forgone the idea to buy a new one.

Will wait for this boxing day to splurge :).


 
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I believe you did the right thing .... 4k HD is the next selling point of TV s ...
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4k is still a far cry. Too darn expansive. Would have to limit myself to under $800, for which I think I'll have some good options coming this December.

 
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Hi Guys,

Are there any upcoming TV deals this holiday season that you might know of? I am in the market looking to buy a new 55" LED. Right now, almost all stores have the similar pricing for varied models, i.e. between $600 and $700. I am inclined to buy from Costco due to their extended 5 year warranty. Does Costco offer some discounts on Thanksgiving/Boxing days?

My budget is $700.

Thanks.


 
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