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    Red face I think that you have diagnosed your problem right there, Kev.

    Quote Originally Posted by kn1080 View Post
    My primary concern is that I want a tv that will last. Im really not all that interested in high definition stuff. I just want a 50 inch tv that will last 25 years like they are supposed to. Like they used to.
    Well, those days are gone, especially as concerns electronics. For $700 bucks, you could get a decent Panasonic 50 plasma in 720p that would probably suit you for a while:

    Samsung PN50C450 50" Plasma 720p HDTV | P. C. Richard & Son

    A better deal, though slightly smaller, would be this:

    Walmart.com: Proscan 47" LCD 1080p 240Hz HDTV, 47LC55S240V87: TVs

    Quote Originally Posted by CathyInBlue View Post
    Samsung, 1080p, 120Hz, LED, 46"
    Oh, I really LOVE Samsung!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    Now is the perfect time to ditch the TV and get a life ...

    don't hang out on teh intarweb either ...

    (like I do ... and you do too ...) ...

    LOL I have a 50" we bought at Costco in 2000 that the ex watched a few hours a day, then we got divorced in December 2005 and in the last five years has probably had an hour of TV on it total. There IS a reason they are called idiot boxes or boob tubes. Oh, yeah, they can be used to watch DVDs on. I did watch 3 DVD movies on it last year. Mine probably WILL last 25 years. Hehehehe

    TV & cell phones, the downfall of the US of A.

    Ut-oh... caught, I DO hang on the www too much, but I try to read books instead of being on it.

    BUT, it is like candy to a kid. I think that is true about the www for a LOT of us. :(

    Ken

  4. Ive been eyeballing that samsung Cathy.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Boomboy007 View Post
    Well, those days are gone, especially as concerns electronics. For $700 bucks, you could get a decent Panasonic 50 plasma in 720p that would probably suit you for a while:

    Samsung PN50C450 50" Plasma 720p HDTV | P. C. Richard & Son

    A better deal, though slightly smaller, would be this:

    Walmart.com: Proscan 47" LCD 1080p 240Hz HDTV, 47LC55S240V87: TVs



    Oh, I really LOVE Samsung!
    For some reason, I totally missed that proscan in my shopping. Thank you so much for showing it to me. I know that I would really like to get a no hassle maintenance plan. I have to look into that one.
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    Exclamation Just say "No!" to the cheese!

    Quote Originally Posted by kn1080 View Post
    For some reason, I totally missed that proscan in my shopping. Thank you so much for showing it to me. I know that I would really like to get a no hassle maintenance plan. I have to look into that one.
    I know that, having been burned, it is hard to say no to the extended warranties, but please don't waste your money. Most of those warranties pay between 25% and 50% commission rate to the sales person. Know why? because they are so incredibly profitable!

    If you do succumb, and actually find yourself trying to use it a while down the line, I guarantee that they will find a reason why it is your fault, and they are not responsible.

    Resist the dark side, KN!
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    Dont think they even intend the TV to last 25 years anymore!! Looking at all the actual facts and not the sales pitches:
    I just got an LG (they bought out Zenith) 50" plasma, 600 hz, 720p (which is twice as good as 1080i) and the new screen washing technology pretty much does away with any chance of screen burn, 100,000hr screen life(that might be 1/2 life) and all the ports etc you could possibly ever use, computer ready etc etc. so far it is a fantastic TV, great picture sound and even looks good when its not on $800
    Somthing I didnt know about the stations now, not all the broadcast are even in HD, some are SD (singular def) not all stations broadcast all shows the same, some in 720i, some in 720p some in 1080i few in 1080p. Anyway, you get to a point where the technological statistics are no longer even registered by the human eye!
    I dont watch a lot of TV but I love ma movies and this TV is terrific.

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    Exclamation A word of caution, Mojo......

    Be careful of depending on that screen was techno;ogy. Plasma screens are still very susceptible to screen burn. In fact, looking at your post, I see that you have noticed the varying definitions in which programs are being transmitted. As you know, they are also transmitted in different aspect ratios. On a widescreen plasma, lots of times you will see black bars on either side of the picture when the program is in 4 to 3 ratio aspect. My last plasma ended up burning those in, so that when I watched a widescreen program, I had these bars on either side that were a different brightness.

    Oh yeah, one of my PS3 games burned in, too.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    how old was your set boomboy? My understanding from the guy I go to on these things is that this continuous screen washing technology is new; as in mid/end of "09 type of new?!!

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    I think that it was 2007....

    Yeah, the tech was not called "Screen Wash", but it had some kind of special feature that my salesguy guaranteed prevented screen burn. The sadness was.... palpable.
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    hmmmmm interesting anyway even though the years are off, I just got this 30 days ago and it is supposed to be a "brand new" model. Thanks for the heads-up, I'll be watching the washing

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