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Opinion On TV

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Julia Betancóurt de Velasquez, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. Art

    Art Guest

    Buy what your economic position will avail, select from known brand names,
    shy away from brands you do not recognize, select features and fuctions you
    require and understand, and then enjoy.
    TV has been considered a grand wasteland, IMHO, the couch potatoes tend to
    vegatate on that property!
  2. John

    John Guest

    You should critically compare this TV to the same size plasma TV.

    I find that LCD screens don't have as wide a viewing angle (horizontal
    or vertical) as the plasma screens.

    The LCD update time may also be more noticeable in the larger screens
    (>32 inches).

  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Brand recognition is virtually worthless these days. Popular well known
    brand names are regularly slapped onto cheap noname junk. Look at the sets
    in person, compare picture quality, also a plasma TV is one of the very few
    things I suggest looking into an extended warranty for as repair cost can be
    very high if they fail.
  4. Charles

    Charles Guest

    I like the latest LCD TVs very much. They have moved past the plasmas, in
    my opinion. Just go to BestBuy and look at them ... they are crisp and
    bright and have nice viewing angles.

    Brand names don't mean much anymore. It's strange that RCA and other old
    brand names are still out there since the original companies are long gone
    (RCA was literally dismembered by GE). I say strange because my kids, who
    spend lots more on this stuff than I do, have no idea about "RCA."
  5. Art

    Art Guest

    The main reason the name brand was brought up is the possibility of actually
    having viable parts and service after the fact. Remember APEX?? Realizing
    many of the old name brands have turned to crap, are owned by the Chinese or
    whoever, and now are becoming no longer viable for support or parts. Stay
    with the known products, do in-depth research, then drop the quid. Cheers
  6. Setting up and maintaining a spares/support mechanism for products which
    will by nature be several years old before they may need them is a *very*
    expensive luxury. Just think about it - the number of parts the average TV
    uses, stored for perhaps 5 years before they are needed - if ever. And
    then become junk.
    Just appreciate the low comparative costs of such things these days and
    take the gamble.
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