What is the best 1080p HDTv under $1000?

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  1. TNC9852002 Banned User

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    I'm thinking about the Insignia® - 42" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV
    Model: NS-LCD42HD or the Westinghouse - 42" 1080p LCD HDTV
    Model: TX-42F430S

    They are about $990 at Best Buy.

    :D

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    I just purchased the insignia one you mentioned, and I really enjoy it. I've pt it side by side with more expensive ones and I really can't tell the difference.
     
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    You guys are f***ing rich. :eek:
     
  5. The Evolutionist Registered

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    I put most of the money I earn into technology, whether it's in my car or my apartment. I'm not rich by any means, I work for what I have.
     
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    So does anyone know if there is a higher resolution tv than 1080? How about 2160p?
     
  7. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    And you would want this extremely high resolution for what exactly?

    Anyway, I got my first HDtv around christmas for 1200 dollars. It took some getting used to going from a tiny square tv to a 40 inch wonder world. But I have no idea how I watched stuff on my old tv. We have a normal one in the bedroom and never use it anymore.

    Sony Bravia ftw
     
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    I'm not rich AT ALL.

    I drive a beat-up 1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2-Door.. :p

    I'm just looking ahead for replacing the tv that I have currently so that I can save up. I'm just looking forward to a internship I have in the summer. They pay over 3K a month. I'm soo stoked.

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    ^Well at least you have a car to brag about.
     
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    1080p is the highest they've come out with as of yet. I'd imagine it will take another 5 years to get to the next highest, seeing as 1080p is still pretty recent.
     
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    1080 is sht. They need to come out with realistic tv/monitors already. Technology is soooooooo slow.
     
  12. TNC9852002 Banned User

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    Well, I should..at my age anyway. :p

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    How old are you? 40?
     
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    Wait for Black Friday?! :eek: :down

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    The first fully electronic television came out around 1935, now, 73 years later, we have ones that are very close to realistic. That's less than a the lifetime expectancy of a male born in 2003 (SOURCE). When you really put technology in perspective, we're moving ridiculously fast, considering how far we've come in the last century.
     
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    From everything I have read, Sony Bravia makes some of the best TVs for the money. I'm wanting one of them myself. If there exists a 42" 1080p Bravia for under $1200, then I'd like to know where to get them. On the flip side, from what I have read, screen sizes below 44" don't need the higher 1080 resolution, so you can probably save yourself quite a few bucks if you stay at 720 for the smaller screen sizes.
     
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    They've only made a handful of TV's smaller than 40" that put out 1080p, but many that put out 1080i. This is because it's very hard to tell the difference under 30 inches. However, if you can tell the difference between 720p and 1080i on almost any screen.
     
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    Awww...So I'd have to get like a 47" tv in order to actually notice the 1080p resolution?

    Shenanigans! :p

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    You'll be able to tell on anything over 40", but otherwise, it's kinda pointless, unless you sit very close to the screen.
     
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    Hmmmm...

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    Butterflyphoto.com has the best deal for the Sony 40" 1080p Bravia. They have free shipping, the tv is $50 less than Amazon, and they have a 3-year extended warranty plan, as opposed to Amazon's 2-year.

    But...It's only about $10 cheaper.

    So, has anyone ever ordered from this site before?

    -TNC
     

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