Best TV for the Money <$1000 ?

Discussion in 'Horn Depot' started by Stuck_At_Work, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

    I don't know much about TVs... but I do know my old 27" CRT is on its last legs...

    So... I'm in the market for a <$1000 TV. I want either a 32, 37, or 40 inch TV. I'm willing to sacrifice size for quality. 1080p is a must. I'm thinking 120Hz would be nice as well. I've seen several new Samsung and Sony models that fit the description (LN32B640 and KDL32XBR9).

    Anywho... I know some of y'all are big TV guys.... I'm curious what y'all would recommend sub-1k?
  2. DCLonghorn

    DCLonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    You will not be able to tell the difference between a 720p & 1080p with the size of display you are looking to buy. I would only buy a 1080p for a display 50" or larger.

    Will you be connecting this display to a blu-ray player?
  3. brntorng

    brntorng 2,500+ Posts

    Check out the Panasonic Viera 42" Plasma line. There are several choices under $900 delivered from B&H Photo or elsewhere. A recent Consumer Reports test report indicated that you'd have to pay close to $1500 IIRC to get anything better. We have one that we got from B&H and couldn't be happier with it for the price.
  4. Holden

    Holden 500+ Posts

    brntorng is correct. Panasonic 50" 1080 can be had for not much more.
  5. ScoPro

    ScoPro 1,000+ Posts

    42" Panasonic 720p plasma - $648 at Sam's Club or $699 just about any place else.

    1080p in those size sets & smaller would be overkill.

    If you insist on a 1080p, then the Vizio 42" LCD is a good buy:
    The Link
  6. ScoPro

    ScoPro 1,000+ Posts

    Look at today's Fry's newspaper ad - there are several 40" - 42" LCD 1080p Sony & Samsung sets for under $1,000. All good buys (and better than the Vizio).
  7. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

    Thanks for the advice guys. Much appreciated.
  8. Bevo71

    Bevo71 500+ Posts

    I'd go with Sony. Love mine. I have a 52xbr5, a 32xbr6 and bought a 40W4100 for my mother last Christmas. Hornfans' hlaustin got me a good deal on the 40W. I bought the 32xbr6 fromThe Link
  9. hlaustin

    hlaustin 250+ Posts

    If you are after better color accuracy, look at one of the panasonic 42" units. If you are after sharpness and more of a 3d look then I would look at either the sony 40v5100 or the samsung 40b650, the samsung will have more glare and less of a viewing angle, the sony will have much better audio. I like the motion better on the sony.
    We sell both of those units for 997.00.

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