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Doing prelim research for buying a new TV, need some help.

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April 2, 2015 3:55:15 PM

Location: USA
Budget: Roughly between $300-600, lower is of course better.
Size of TV Screen desired: 42"-50"
Screen Resolution: 1080p
Typical distance between being seated and the TV: Somewhere between 7 and 8 feet.

I currently have a 42" Insignia Plasma TV that's been very good for about five years. I rarely watch TV on it, just movies and playing games. Lately, I haven't done a whole lot of that, either, but I expect that to change as I get into playing video games a bit more often.

Depending on what info I can come up with and what you guys recommend, I'd expect to make a purchase sometime within the next month or two, or I'd wait even longer if there's a reason to. I'm trying to figure out what type of TV I should be looking into getting (I don't care about a curved TV or 3D TVs at all), refresh rates I should be looking for so that there isn't a huge amount of motion blur or jittery image, etc. I've heard recommendations for Sony TVs, but there aren't many that I've seen within my price range and expected screen size I'm looking for.

Any help would be great!

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Anonymous
April 2, 2015 4:26:11 PM

I got this one on black friday for $215 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Emerson-LF501EM5F-50-60Hz-108...

emerson in know totally sh*t brand but it has worked as it should, my brother has a 32 for three years as his main monitor.
my point is, go look at some tv's, bring a tape measure and view each one from all the angles at the distance you will be. everyone has different eyes, but yours will be looking at it the most.
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April 2, 2015 4:28:48 PM

Do not go Emerson. Out of the 6 people I know that have Emerson. 5 peoples did not last 2 years and had the same problem. The TV would just randomly shut off. Sorry chainsaw667. I am not trying to undermine you. No offense.
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Anonymous
April 2, 2015 7:44:32 PM

None taken. I paid for the extended warranty when I bought the TV. If he bought an Emerson or Sony/LG/any other I would tell him to do the same. I have seen ruptured capacitors in the most expensive equipment and I have seen the crap last far longer then anyone thought. I only used Emerson as an example because it is what I am using. My advice is still sound go out and look, find a screen that makes your eyes and wallet happy.
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April 2, 2015 9:56:26 PM

Anonymous said:
None taken. I paid for the extended warranty when I bought the TV. If he bought an Emerson or Sony/LG/any other I would tell him to do the same. I have seen ruptured capacitors in the most expensive equipment and I have seen the crap last far longer then anyone thought. I only used Emerson as an example because it is what I am using. My advice is still sound go out and look, find a screen that makes your eyes and wallet happy.

Oh of course get the warranty. That is a given. lol about the eyes and wallet remark. It always sucks when your eyes are happy and you wallet says " umm NO"

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