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Old 11-15-2010, 03:17 PM   #61
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Ok so the Samsung with 120hz will fit where I need it to go so I'm going to go with this TV. I'm waiting to see the sail around black Friday before buying.

What do you guys think of this choice.

Samsung - LN40C630 - 40" LCD TV - 1080p (FullHD)

The Samsung LCD 630 HDTV is a smooth operator - 120Hz Clear Motion Rate technology allows you to see fast action with a smoothness that's clearly ahead of the competition. The AllShare feature even allows you to sync up your entire household, via a wired or wireless DLNA connection that lets you stream your PC audio and video files to your HDTV using your remote. And Samsung's Touch of Color design combines texture and color that will complement any decor.

IF you buy one today at Sears and they mark it lower in the next 30 days they will cut you a rebate check. So you really have no reason to wait.
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I'm a Panasonic guy myself, they make top notch plasmas.

But if you're going in the 37" range, don't be afraid to check out Vizio. I have a 37" Vizio LCD in my bedroom and it's great. At that size you can get by with 720p too, no need to go full HD.
I recently got a Vizio 46" 1080p LED/LCD with 120hz, and it's fantastic. Got it with a Sony blu-ray player for under $1K at Costco. The TV has that ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the picture based on how much light is in the room. Pretty cool. I would have liked a 240hz, but honestly sports and action movies look pretty awesome to me.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:59 PM   #63
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Dude you are seriously still looking for this TV? Sh-t or get off the pot!
No I kind of got busy and forgot about the TV until my wife's new washer and dryer showed up Friday . So I did a little research yesterday and came up with the Samsung that would fit. The good news is that the washer and dryer have so many different controls and selections I can now tell my wife I don't know how to use them. For some reason they look like there is a bunch of new stuff on them to break.
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No I kind of got busy and forgot about the TV until my wife's new washer and dryer showed up Friday . So I did a little research yesterday and came up with the Samsung that would fit. The good news is that the washer and dryer have so many different controls and selections I can now tell my wife I don't know how to use them. For some reason they look like there is a bunch of new stuff on them to break.

Oh yeah I saw your post about the dryer. What is up with that? Talk about a money making scam the dryer business has going.

When I got my new dryer I told them no thanks I will do it myself.

They are like $16 and I think Sears or who ever charges like $50 or $75 to put one on, total BS.

Shop Utilitech 6' 10/3 SRDT, 3-Pole 3-Wire Dryer Cord at Lowes.com

Plus why doesn't GE or who ever just built it with one.

It is like buying a new car getting in it and noticing no windshield, "oh you want a windshield that be an extra $200."
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Oh yeah I saw your post about the dryer. What is up with that? Talk about a money making scam the dryer business has going.

When I got my new dryer I told them no thanks I will do it myself.

They are like $16 and I think Sears or who ever charges like $50 or $75 to put one on, total BS.

Shop Utilitech 6' 10/3 SRDT, 3-Pole 3-Wire Dryer Cord at Lowes.com

Plus why doesn't GE or who ever just built it with one.

It is like buying a new car getting in it and noticing no windshield, "oh you want a windshield that be an extra $200."
Sears charges $65 to install the washer and dryer and after me and a budy installed them we decided the $65 was a good deal. The resaon for the power cord is they come in different designs. The one you linked would not fit the dryer we got and I just took the one off the old dryer anways. Here is the washer the wife had to have.
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Sears charges $65 to install the washer and dryer and after me and a budy installed them we decided the $65 was a good deal. The resaon for the power cord is they come in different designs. The one you linked would not fit the dryer we got and I just took the one off the old dryer anways. Here is the washer the wife had to have.
Front Load Washer Washers WFW9550WL from Whirlpool Home Appliances

Wow fancy pants! I am bring my wash over.

Seriously though a lot of these options on these newer washer and dryers are just gimmicks. My one buddy has to GE washer/dryer combo that talk to each other, The washer tells the dryer how heavy/wet the clothes are and the dryer is suppose to come up the optimal dry time. My buddy said it has never once got it right, he just manually sets the dryer to permanent press 90 minutes but hey it looks fancy right!
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Wow fancy pants! I am bring my wash over.

Seriously though a lot of these options on these newer washer and dryers are just gimmicks. My one buddy has to GE washer/dryer combo that talk to each other, The washer tells the dryer how heavy/wet the clothes are and the dryer is suppose to come up the optimal dry time. My buddy said it has never once got it right, he just manually sets the dryer to permanent press 90 minutes but hey it looks fancy right!
To me its just more shit to break but the wife wanted a new set of front load washer and dryer. I thought the ones we had were working just fine but I did not argue because she does not ask for much and really wanted these.
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To me its just more shit to break but the wife wanted a new set of front load washer and dryer. I thought the ones we had were working just fine but I did not argue because she does not ask for much and really wanted these.
When a wife actually ASKS for a household or kitchen appliance, GET IT! You can't get away with giving one as a gift any other time!


I'm shopping for a 37"ish LCD or plasma now...it is a tough decision. A lot of options. I think I'm narrowed down to Samsung and Vizio, but the Toshibas seem to have great reviews and reliability.

Go for the Samsung if you think it is your best choice. I have a 42" Sammy 1080p HDTV and it's been great for years.
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You guys could have warned me that I will also need to buy an HD Direct TV receiver and pay more for HD. LOL
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Guess we all figured that's common knowledge.

Another small piece of advice, get a HDMI cable to hook things up from your box to the TV. It's the best quality cable you can use, otherwise you're not getting everything you can out of your TV.
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Guess we all figured that's common knowledge.

Another small piece of advice, get a HDMI cable to hook things up from your box to the TV. It's the best quality cable you can use, otherwise you're not getting everything you can out of your TV.
Thanks for the info. I just figured that when direct TV said they have so many HD ch. I had them when I hooked up the TV. Now they want $100 for a box and I got ticked and told the guy to go F%#$ them self. I have had their service for 10 years and they can't cough up an HD box. If I was a new customer they would give me the boxs and a few free movy ch.
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Different signal, need different equipment. Try looking on eBay.
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Matty you forgot the best one!!!!!


Let me google that for you

Click on it! Funny!
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Guess we all figured that's common knowledge.

Another small piece of advice, get a HDMI cable to hook things up from your box to the TV. It's the best quality cable you can use, otherwise you're not getting everything you can out of your TV.
LOL. Seriously. Welcome to 2002... I mean, um, almost 2011...
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Guess we all figured that's common knowledge.

Another small piece of advice, get a HDMI cable to hook things up from your box to the TV. It's the best quality cable you can use, otherwise you're not getting everything you can out of your TV.

Actually I challenge you if HDMI gives you the best signal most high end audio/video places use component cables. HDMI gives you the best picture with the easiest hookup but I believe for the best picture you still should run component cables (high end ones).

HDMI or Component: Which is Best?
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