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Old December 10th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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Please recomend an HD TV!

Hi, I'm interested in getting a 32 or 26ish inch HD TV. I'll probably get a PS3 to go with it. Could anyone recomend something? I'd like to spend around $600, and I'm looking at Samsung.
Some people say I should wait a year till they are 1.3 instead of 1.2 -whatever that means.
Any recomendations will be appreciated!
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Old December 10th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Hi Aric.

I would recommend the Vizio 32 inch LCD HDTV.
Its got a lot of nice features, and is in your price range.

I own this TV, and a friend of mine just got one for himself due to being so impressed by it.

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Old December 11th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Some people say I should wait a year till they are 1.3 instead of 1.2 -whatever that means.
Aren't you interested at all what it means?
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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Aren't you interested at all what it means?
I know what it means, but I can't articulate it. I don't really want to wait anyways.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #5
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Just in case anyone wanted to read about 1.3

The Vizio seems to be a great TV... I haven't heard any complaints
on it...
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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #6
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Just in case anyone wanted to read about 1.3
Do you have a link or something?
Vizio sounds good, one thing I forgot to mention is that motion is the most important thing to me (next to $). Does the Vizio handle motion well? I want to avoid jitter/stutter/strobing type stuff.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #7
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I ended up getting a 32" Sharp aquos. I talked best buy down to $699. But I got in a fight with the salesman, cause he showed me an SD 16:9 picture all squished and distorted (circles were fat ovals). When I fixed it, he told me there was something wrong with my eyes and my brain -that guy must've been blind.
The selling point for me was the 6ms refresh rate.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #8
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Aric,

Nice buy. I paid $200 more last year. I think you are really going to be happy with it. DVDs look great. The only downside IMO is that channel changing is slow. But, I have gotten used to it.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #9
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What DOES 1.3 mean?
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Old December 15th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #10
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What DOES 1.3 mean?
I forgot! but they told me at best buy that all the TVs can do 1.3 as long as you have a 1.3 HDMI cable (they're usually 1.2) and that your DVD player or whatever is capable. Can anyone confirm this? And define it?
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Old December 15th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #11
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What DOES 1.3 mean?
check out this link for the answer and MORE information on HDV


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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Old December 21st, 2007, 11:04 AM   #12
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I think best buy ripped me off. Two people there told me I could use the 1.3 hdmi cable. I bought it, but I saw some specs for the 32" sharp aquos and it said it supports 1.2!
Should I return the cable? Can I utilize the 1.3 with these TV?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 12:30 PM   #13
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check out this link for the answer and MORE information on HDV


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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So it looks like the 1.2 versus 1.3 is about the relative bandwidth of HDMI cables. Far as I can tell, there's no benefit for average users to 1.3. Even 1.0 fully supports blue ray and hd dvd. What am I missing?
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Old December 21st, 2007, 04:53 PM   #14
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So it looks like the 1.2 versus 1.3 is about the relative bandwidth of HDMI cables. Far as I can tell, there's no benefit for average users to 1.3. Even 1.0 fully supports blue ray and hd dvd. What am I missing?
Bit depth and lip sync. But you are right, there is no benefit for currently available TVs, players and, more importantly, movies. AFAIK, all movies use 8 bits per color per pixel.
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