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Old 06-25-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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So I've decided to take make the big purchase that a lot of you have probably already made. I'm looking for around a 42" LCD/Plasma TV. I'm looking for a good site that explains all the gory details. I've already read all the basic sites (CNET etc.) Any suggestions?

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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My roommate just picked up a Sony Bravia 42" from crutchfield.

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...2&i=15842V4100

That thing is friggen sweet. Pretty cheap price, too. We broke it in with some 1080p Planet Earth from my laptop via DVI to HDMI cable. It blew us away.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:54 AM   #3
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I like the Samsung 1080p's. You'll pay more for 1080p vs 720p native panels but if you go bluray anytime soon or have HD through OTA or whatever, you'll appreciate it.

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I picked up a 47" Philips 1080p. Almost got the 42".. I love it.
http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...3%204294956962

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What's your price point?

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I'll second the Samsungs, I've got a 32" 720 and my brother has a 42" 1080. Both beautiful sets.

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is it going on the wall or on a stand?

I have a 61" Samsung 1080p DLP which sits nicely on its own stand. Sure its 15" thick in some places, but its very light and the picture is just as good as any out there. Best part with DLP is that you will pay half price.

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So I've decided to take make the big purchase that a lot of you have probably already made. I'm looking for around a 42" LCD/Plasma TV. I'm looking for a good site that explains all the gory details. I've already read all the basic sites (CNET etc.) Any suggestions?
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Its definitely going on the wall and I think I'm leaning towards the LCD because I will likely use it as a monitor on occasion. Which also makes the inputs important. 1080.

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