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    Default Wife said YES - Please help!

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    After bugging her for what seems like years, I finally got my wife to agree to buy a new TV for our bedroom. We have had a KURO in the den for years and she loves that. However, my budget isn't nearly that much this go around.

    I need your help finding the best buy I can get with the following in mind:
    - $500-600 budget max
    - 42" to 46"

    I'm guessing this means I'm looking at an LED? After that, it's been so since I've looked that I have no idea what to look for. I need your help!

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    Hey Ryan, sweet. New panels rule.

    I don't have a particular model in mind, right at the moment, but for $600...I'm pretty sure a good plasma could be found for that amount. So, seems to me you can go either direction...plasma or LED.
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    Default Re: Wife said YES - Please help!

    What about a plasma? The Samsung PN515300 is $549 at BestBuy

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    First, men don't need permission.

    Second, here's my advice regarding the TV; and this is based on lots of experience. I would absolutely not recommend a low-end plasma. Ask anybody, I'm a plasma freak, but every sub $1000 plasma that I've seen long term has crazy IR issues. I could literally give you a list of about a dozen friends who have entry level Samsung plasmas that just have whatever the previous image was glued onto the screen. I have one right here in my office that shows you the score to the sports game during commercials. Shit, even my $3,000 65VT60 gets some IR. The only plasma on the planet that is 98% invulnerable to IR is the Kuro, and even they can get IR. So don't use that as a baseline.

    If I were you, I'd be looking at the Vizio M-series. I've heard good things about them. Here's a 49" for under $600. Go in and take a look at one. But I would seriously avoid low end plasmas.
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    Probably good advice. I thought about the IR, but I wondered if it were in his bedroom...they wouldn't have static images.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ntruder View Post
    First, men don't need permission.

    Second, here's my advice regarding the TV; and this is based on lots of experience. I would absolutely not recommend a low-end plasma. Ask anybody, I'm a plasma freak, but every sub $1000 plasma that I've seen long term has crazy IR issues. I could literally give you a list of about a dozen friends who have entry level Samsung plasmas that just have whatever the previous image was glued onto the screen. I have one right here in my office that shows you the score to the sports game during commercials. Shit, even my $3,000 65VT60 gets some IR. The only plasma on the planet that is 98% invulnerable to IR is the Kuro, and even they can get IR. So don't use that as a baseline.

    If I were you, I'd be looking at the Vizio M-series. I've heard good things about them. Here's a 49" for under $600. Go in and take a look at one. But I would seriously avoid low end plasmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    Probably good advice. I thought about the IR, but I wondered if it were in his bedroom...they wouldn't have static images.
    DirecTV menus even stick to some that I know of... I just watched a Packer game at my buddy's house and DTV menus would stay on the screen for 5 minutes, scores would stay forever... It just seems like every cheap plasma gets nasty IR
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    Default Re: Wife said YES - Please help!

    Good advice guys. And maybe it's a sign because we got to Best Buy, were ready to get the Samsung plasma, and my wife decided she was adamantly against the way it looked by the time the guy did find it. So perhaps that means that we should look for something else?

    I honestly never thought of a Vizio - I guess I always thought they were cheap. The one you linked looks nice though. Anyone else had a Vizio? Or recommend one?

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    Default Re: Wife said YES - Please help!

    Is the 42" model exactly the same as the 49"? (Other than size)

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    Truder is correct. The M series Vizios have been getting very good reviews. I wouldn't hesitate to go that route. I notice you are shying away from the 49". How come? Not enough room?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanT View Post
    Good advice guys. And maybe it's a sign because we got to Best Buy, were ready to get the Samsung plasma, and my wife decided she was adamantly against the way it looked by the time the guy did find it. So perhaps that means that we should look for something else?

    I honestly never thought of a Vizio - I guess I always thought they were cheap. The one you linked looks nice though. Anyone else had a Vizio? Or recommend one?
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    If it's M series, it should have the same picture qualities of the 49" I suspect they are very much the same. Big difference between the 42 & 49 though in terms of perceived size.

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanT View Post
    Is the 42" model exactly the same as the 49"? (Other than size)
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    Keep in mind these panels shrink in size when being viewed ...........ie: they look big when you first watch them but soon after they don't seem as big. I too would suggest the 49" mdl
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    Keep in mind these panels shrink in size when being viewed ...........ie: they look big when you first watch them but soon after they don't seem as big.
    I'm not sure what you mean?

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    When you come home it will appear large but after watching for a while it will not seem that big and you'll be wishing you bought the larger set.

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    Yeah I had the same perception about Vizio but the M-series look very nice and have gotten great reviews from very reputable reviewers.

    And I agree with the others, go 49". When we bought our current house about 5-6 years ago, I bought a 42" Samsung plasma for my master bedroom. Six months later, I bought a 50" Samsung plasma for my master bedroom. They shrink worse than a Chinese T-shirt.
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    Default Re: Wife said YES - Please help!

    Well ... We came home tonight with a Samsung 48" 6350.

    Since we're keeping it in the box over the weekend, anything I should know about proper storage? Certain way it has to stand? Or does it not matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanT View Post
    Well ... We came home tonight with a Samsung 48" 6350.

    Since we're keeping it in the box over the weekend, anything I should know about proper storage? Certain way it has to stand? Or does it not matter?
    Just keep it upright, and out of the way of any clumsy people who might run into it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanT View Post
    Well ... We came home tonight with a Samsung 48" 6350.

    Since we're keeping it in the box over the weekend, anything I should know about proper storage? Certain way it has to stand? Or does it not matter?
    Seems like a good choice...
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    I'd take it...need one for basement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpHeRe31459 View Post
    Just keep it upright, and out of the way of any clumsy people who might run into it :-)
    It was horizontal (face up) in the back of our car on the way home. Also, the sale man had it on it's side for a minute. Any harm in either of those??

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    Nope, no harm.
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