#1 Edited by Max_Cherry (1133 posts) -

The budget is below $800. I don't care about 3d, but it must be 1080p with good picture quality. Also, where would I find the best sales? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

#2 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -

Bedroom or Living room? It is a factor that influences the size and thus the price.

I can give you an advice right now, don't buy Samsung.

#3 Posted by EXTomar (4627 posts) -

If you can get away with it, don't buy the TV today. Go look at several stores and then sleep on it. Otherwise you can't really mess it up as long as you stick with your budget.

#4 Posted by oldenglishC (943 posts) -

This seems to be the budget TV that gets the most love, but I don't think you'll find it at Walmart.

#5 Edited by Peacemaker (1102 posts) -

I always say plasma. You can get a decent 42 inch for less than your budget. Honestly I would stay away from walmart. A lot of the times they have manufacturers specifically make TV's for them and the quality may not be up to par. Just my two cents. You're going to have the TV for a long time so I say get the best and biggest you can for your budget.

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/a-good-mid-sized-hdtv-is-the-samsung-pn43e450/

#6 Posted by Max_Cherry (1133 posts) -

More like bedroom.

#8 Edited by Kidavenger (3527 posts) -

don't buy Samsung.

Any particular reason why? Don't they make the screen for all the other brands?

I have a Samsung monitor for my PC and it's great.

#9 Edited by Levio (1784 posts) -
#10 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -
#11 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2662 posts) -

@kidavenger said:

@jayjonesjunior said:

don't buy Samsung.

Any particular reason why? Don't they make the screen for all the other brands?

I have a Samsung monitor for my PC and it's great.

http://www.dailytech.com/Samsung+to+Pay+Millions+to+Settle+Lawsuits+Over+Mass+LCD+TV+Failures/article24065.htm

This problem is not limited only to LCD TVs, i have a Samsung Plasma (3D) which presented the same issue.

So yeah someone buying a HDTV today should DEFINITELY avoid...what? Jumping in a time machine and buying a TV from 2011? Yeah, I rather doubt that's an issue.

#12 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -
#13 Posted by Max_Cherry (1133 posts) -

That's all well and good guys, but can we get back on topic here. The extended discussion of some class action lawsuit is of very limited use to me. I decided to delay my decision a week. Also, how safe is it to buy a TV at a great price from a new amazon seller? What about EBay etc...?

#14 Edited by GS_Dan (1402 posts) -

I have a UT50 which is gorgeous and was a bargain.

Seller wise I would try to avoid online sellers as transport can be an issue (especially with plasmas). Shops such as Richer Sounds and John Lewis tend to be good, if you have equivalents in your area.

If you're planning on using it as any sort of second monitor I'd say stay away from plasma as the GUI can cause burn in. Most games are a bit better now with semitransparent HUDs so you might not find it too large an issue there.

Outside of this issue I've become a huge fan of plasma, it just looks glorious.