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N88TR

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#1 12 years ago

Not game or computer related, but I think my TV is dying. I have a cable connection and everything and the TV is like 5 years old already. It first started going out on me in the morning when I'd turn it on and then like for 20 seconds the screen flickers with the picture on screen bending and twisting then it'd shut itself off but with the power on light still on. I just turn the TV on then off then on again and it works fine. Is it dying, or do you think there's another problem? The brand is Panasonic, a 30" I believe, non-LCD.




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#2 12 years ago

Yeah, sounds like its dieing and you cant really do anything about it unless you know about televisions, which I'm sure most of us don't, you can get a better one for fairly cheaper then what you got it back then.




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#3 12 years ago

When buying a new TV [I'll look into it], do brands matter? Are LCDs better, more expensive, etc?




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#4 12 years ago

Well, considering that the HD era is here you might be interested in getting a nice 720p or maybe a 1280p tv, are you interested in HD-DVD's etc, if not. Just get your basic LCD. Brands do matter as some of the colors of some LCD's fade out rather quickly 5-6 years. So go for a Sony or a panasonic of some sort.




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#5 12 years ago

Yes Brands matter for TV's. Some good ones are -Samsung -Toshiba -Sony -Viewsonic -Mistubishi There are others but thats off the top of my head at the moment... Personally, I think DLP's have the greatest and most amazing picture quality over Plasma's and LCD's. How much are you willing to spend on a new TV?




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#6 12 years ago

the best would be a 1280p becuase of quallity (p means progressive)




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#7 12 years ago
SteVen;3814324Yes Brands matter for TV's. Some good ones are -Samsung -Toshiba -Sony -Viewsonic -Mistubishi There are others but thats off the top of my head at the moment... Personally, I think DLP's have the greatest and most amazing picture quality over Plasma's and LCD's. How much are you willing to spend on a new TV?

the sonys 1280p is the best




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#8 12 years ago

SteVen: I'm a real penny-pincher, but I'd like it to be good quality and last at least 6 more years. Nothing fancy, just something 30" or so. Maybe $500...?




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#9 12 years ago

Not sure if you'd find something 30" for $500...but I found these. 26" Viewsonic 32" Olevia I can't tell you anything about Olevia though. Never used/seen one before. The Olevia may be 32" but has worse contrast ratio than the Viewsonic




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#10 12 years ago

Thanks, SteVen. I don't use TigerDirect [I hate them, :)] but thanks anyway. Do I get a wider selection if I up my price range to like $650? And the TV is larger, it's a 40." Thanks again.




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