Can you recommend a TV for me?

texasgal47November 19, 2012

I purchased a lovely entertainment center which will house a 46" to 50" flat screen TV on a stand. I plan to use an antenna for the next year or two and would like to watch U-tube,Hulu, or stream Netflix. It should also have a good side viewing angle so I can see the side while working in my kitchen. I still watch VCR and DVD movies and do no gaming. My room has moderate light, and the couch is about 150" from the screen. Reliablity is important to me as I keep my TVs as long as possible. The screens with the sharpest and brightest pictures, to me, seem to have the 3D techology. I don't want to overbuy. My price limit is $1000. I'd be willing to wait until spring for prices to decrease with the new models or buy refurbished. I've always been a Sony person but know their reliability has decreased and the side viewing angle is not good. The Vizio XVT3D474SV has wonderful reviews and full array True LED lighting, rather than the cheaper edge lit led lighting, plus good side angle viewing. Any suggestions, thughts, or comments would be appreciated.

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mike_kaiser_gw

Panasonic TC-PUT50.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:18PM
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texasgal47

Mike, thanks for your recommendation. I looked at the online info for this TV, and it does meet all of my criteria. What concerns me is burn in. I'm at that age where I easily fall asleep in front of the TV and don't want to be frequently setting an off timer for the television. Anyone comments from those of you with plasma TV experience would be appreciated.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 7:48AM
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stoveguyy

Times have changed. 1000 for tv? I remember buying a Sony 19" CRT mail order in 1980 to save a few bucks. It was built in Japan, and shipped to NY. I bought it from an ad in a stereo mag from a NY dealer and shipped it to MN. I could not fit tv and box in my car so I tossed box and stuffed tv in backseat. I remember taking it to recycling yrs later. Now we all think a 1000 plasma is no big deal. I think any new tv is going to die long before the old CRT tv's life span.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 10:49AM
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