Saturday, November 16, 2013

What do i need to get the Best out of my Entertainment Center?

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I just bought a new samsung 32 inch lcd hdtv and i have an xbox 360 system and a compact stereo. What cords or additional things do i need to buy to get the most out of my system? hdmi cords or hd boxes? Just let me know exactly what i need to hook up. Thank you

hmm, well as for the 360, it actually doesnt output in tru hdtv, so special cables are not necessary for it, but it does help if you get a hdmi cable, it will improve picture quality.then you should get a 5.1 surround system. this makes everything sooo much better, even more than games, all movies and music will be improved too. get something like this:

and to connect a 5.1 sound system, you will need either another hdmi cable going from your tv to the system, or a fiberoptic goind from either your 360 or the tv to the system.


How do I get HD quality out of my PS3?


I bought a 32 inch Sony Digital Color flat screen with HDTV compatibility. Upon buying this, I was told to buy an HDMI cord to bring out the best HD quality of my PS3 games on my TV. I'm currently using the cord but the games look blurry. Could it be the game settings or tv settings? Do I need to purchase HD cable or something else that could possibly work? Someone please help!

Most flat panel tvs are terrible for gaming. They are just not fast enough, and that is why you get blur.

HDMI is 100% digital, so it's not the cable.

1. What can the TV do? 720P? 1080P? 1080i?
Find out. Set the PS3 correctly to the correct setting.

If it still looks like crap, it's the TV and you're stuck.

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What is the very best quality picture for video glasses? I want high quality and versatility.?

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Q. Some offer the equivalant of a 42" and some even 80" tv. Must be HD also...Thanks guys.
I want the largest offered BUT that still gives the highest quality picture. Must be compatible with xbox 360 and ps3 and hopefully direct tv. Their fairly new so I don't know lots about them.

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Maybe you will find something you are looking for

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What kind of people love to watch high def videos and what kind don't care about high def videos?


I'm amazed to have just found out that there are people who don't care about HDTV. I love HDTV and watching the video, when the picture looks awesome it makes me want to drool.

Are you someone who loves HDTV or not? If you do, why? If you don't, why?

The types of people that don't care about HD are, (generally, not as a rule), old people, children, or people interested in things like sports & other earthy things, or those whos main concern is being cool & going out.

On the other hand, some of this audience may often go for HD because they hear it's the thing to do, (& now it's the only option at all), but they may often buy an overpriced HDTV just so they're sure it's a 'good' one, & then watch standard-def content on it, unaware. If shown the difference in resolution, refresh rates, & compression bit-rates, they may not even notice, & they probably still buy DVD's or rely on on-demand video services instead of hard copies, (which always have better quality & more extras). They likely use their TVs primarilly for video games & sports matches. If they have an HD camcorder, (which most are today), they, (again), may spend alot to make sure it's a 'good' one, & then they use Windows Movie Maker to burn of standard DVD of their footage, &, in the slim chance they notice it isn't HD anymore, they wonder why.

HD is mostly appreciated by video afficianadoes, movie buffs, & geeks. (I'm sort of all 3.)
Then again, even among us, there is division. Some don't care about 3D, &, because they're ignorant about what it really is, they may write it off as a gimmick. Others knew it was the way of the future before it became mainstream & use it as a legitimate art form & presentation method.

I personally love HD because SD is often so rife with compression artifacts, & this really detracts from the realism. Besides that, obviously, is the higher resolution. Even older film content not filmed on digital HD cameras benefits from being transfered this way, creating the closest thing to watching the original film strip, & often even better.

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How much do hdtv prices drop over a years time?

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Hello, I'm planning on saving up for a Samsung LED HDTV. I'd like it to be 55 inches or more, I don't really care to have smart technology, and I'd love for it to be one of the ultra slim ones. It seems for 55 inches I'll be paying about 1100 dollars, for 60 inches its 1300 dollars, and any more than that, they automatically add the smart technology so its 2,500 or above. But I was just wondering how much a tv's price may drop in about a year from now. I've seen that 55 inch LED's used to be 2200 dollars but now they are 800-1200. How much do these prices usually drop in about a year with the new technology?

This is the tv I plan on buying:

It's a tough thing to figure.

A particular model that you like may have a limited shelf-life. Manufacturers tend to make new models in order to keep prices up. Though the price of model 55-123LED (making this model number up) may be $1500 right now...conventional wisdom means that this model should be cheaper next year. The problem is that the manufacturer stops making this model and replaces it with the 55-321LED. Though it is completely identical to the old is a 2013 model and therefore will still be worth the $1500 as a 'current' model.

The best time to purchase last years model is just before/just after the new ones hit the shelves. Stores will cut prices to make room for the new ones. If you wait to long will find last years models hard to find.

A couple of tips for you:
A Good sale can happen anytime. It doesn't have to be Black Friday, Columbus Day, etc. Keep an eye on weekly ads from the major retailers in your well as the online shops. With Price-Matching (which most major retailers offer)...anyone's sale could be a sale for your local store.

Don;t be afraid to ask for a discount. You have to believe that EVERYTHING is negotiable. You don;t have to be rude about it...just a simple "Is there any other way to save money on this TV?" I got 5% off my TV at Fry's Electronics simply by calling the manager over and asking if they're was any way he could save a few bucks (told him I was just a bit short on covering the full cost + taxes). Salesman/managers may know of coupons, etc that can save a few bucks.

If you collect all three stamps at McDonalds for their monopoly contest, do you automatically win that prize?

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I've been playing the McDonald's monopoly thing and have almost collected all of one color and I want to know if you definitely win that prize.

Ah, the McDonald's Monopoly game... chasing after that one color stamp to win the big prize. If only it was that simple.

First of all, if you like McDonald's and you are happy about winning a food prize, its ok to play. Here's how it breaks down:•Medium Fries ($1.75) – Odds 1 in 9, or 11.1% chance you win.
• Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese ($3.60) – Odds 1 in 44, or 2.3% chance you win.
• Small McCafe or Smoothie ($2.40) – Odds 1 in 44, or 2.3% chance you win.
• McFlurry ($2.55) – Odds 1 in 44, or 2.3% chance you win.
• Breakfast Sandwich ($2.65) — Odds 1 in 22, or 4.6% chance you win

The other instant prizes (winning a DVD rental from a Red Box) to headphones are tougher. The DVD is 1 in 101 and the odds go up from there.

Now for the challenge - getting the properties. The truth is that whatever property group you need, one space is much, much, much more difficult to get than the others. Take the Red group (Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky) which gives you one of 40 plane tickets - the odds of getting Indiana or Illinois are around 1 in 10. The odds of getting Kentucky Ave., however, is 1 in 15 million.

Here is a list of the odds for all of the properties (plus the toughest one of each set to obtain):
BROWN: Mediterranean Ave, odds 1 in 30 million wins $1,000.
• LIGHT BLUE: Vermont Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins $5,000.
• PINK: Virginia Ave, odds 1 in 200 million, wins $10,000
• ORANGE: Tennessee Ave, odds 1 in 602 million, wins Super Bowl tickets.
• RED: Kentucky Ave, odds 1 in 15 million, wins one of 40 plane tickets for two.
• YELLOW: Ventnor Ave, odds 1 in 300 million, wins $20,000
• GREEN: Pennsylvania Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins one of 15 Fiat cars.
• BLUE: Boardwalk, 1 in 602 million, wins $1,000,000 in $50,000 annual payments.
• RAILROADS: Short Line railroad, 1 in 150 million, wins a year's supply of gas.

Do you see the challenge? It's not getting two of the three properties, it's getting the extremely scarce third one.

Here, btw, are the odds for winning the non-food prizes:
40 point MyCoke Reward (or medium Coke) - 1 in 151
$5 McDonald's Arch card - 1 in 21,518
EA Sports $10 promo code - 1 in 161
$10 Shell Gift Card - 1 in 60,250
Hasbro Monopoly Board Game - 1 in 60,250
$25 Shell Gift Card - 1 in 86,071
Shutterfly 8x8 PhotoBook - 1 in 302
EA Sports Game - 1 in 35,441
$50 - 1 in 60,250
ur Beats Earphones - 1 in 4,061,000
$100 - 1 in 105,701
Panasonic Lumix TS20 Digital Still camera - 1 in 1,506,202
Beats by Dr. Dre Phil Speaker - 1 in 4,016,601
Headphones - 1 in 301,245,030
Panasonic Viera 50-inch Plasma HDTV - 1 in 10,401,541
$5,000 - 1 in 40,166,041
EA Sports NFL Game Experience - 1 in 10,041,541
Beaches Resorts Vacation - 4,634,539
Ace Hardware $7,500 Home Fix-Up - 1 in 31,710,004
NFL Pro Bowl Experience - 30,124,503
2013 Fiat 500 Hatchback - 1 in 60,249,006
2013 Fiat 500 Cabrio - 1 in 60,249,006
$20,000 - 1 in 200,830,020
$100,000 - 1 in 301,245,030

So the morale of the story is if you want to win Medium Fries, you have a good chance of going away happy; otherwise, don't count on anything else.

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after seeing the great graphics of the 360 & PS3, do you think these systems would last for 10 years?

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the PS4 and new XBOX being 2016 or beyond? i mean the next stop would be the final one since you cant go over photorealism
no, officialy the PS2 was only 6 years, because the PS3 came out in 2006. I dont care how long they make game for a system, some games for the dreamcast and neogeo are still being made after 18 years. i am talking about an official new system

Someone recently asked if it was really true that the ps4 and xbox720 would be released in 2010. Which is ridiculous. They might start work on a new xbox that soon, but it will take a long time to develop, and they won't likely call it xbox720, either, "720" only relates to snowboarders or skaters.

Both consoles were designed to satisfy the high-end HD market. Only a small percentage of people have HDTV's yet. After February 2009 that percentage will make a jump, but it will still be years before it even reaches the halfway point. Maybe 2013 or so.

Next, the xbox and ps3 are the limit of current home-pc processing technology. Processors reached their current, 2 to 3 ghz limit about 5 years ago, due to heat problems. A recent advance in chip technology will allow faster chips to be made, but it's not even close to being implemented yet. The xbox has 3 fast processors, and the ps3 has a staggering 7. That's about as many processors as you can put into a computer or console, and still have it be cost-effective and have developers making applications for it.

So the bottom line is basically, they CAN'T make the next generation yet. The technology it will have to involve is in its infancy, I doubt it will be implemented in time to save Moore's Law, maybe in big mainframes or servers it will be implemented in 2 or 3 years, but I think it will realistically hit PC's in about 2012 or 2013. Console developers need to see how it works in PC's before putting it in consoles, so giving them a couple years dev time would put the next generation around 2014 to 2016.

Now about that photorealism thing, I disagree, there's a lot more to do to make games more realistic and lifelike.

For one thing, most 3D games use classical rules of perspective, ignoring the way the world actually looks to your eyes. You don't see a rectangle in front of you, and you have much more peripheral vision too. If you turn quickly in a 3D shooter, straight lines often look curved. Devs have been making optical tricks to deal with this for a while, but there is much work to be done.

A couple years back, Sony showed off the first flexible LCD video screen. That's right, you could conceivably have a game system where the screen wraps around in a semicircle around you, or even a "virtual reality" room where the screen surrounds you. Games for such a system will be awesome and will take more than the next generation to handle

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

What is the best HDTV in the $1000 to $1500 range?

Should I wait for the 2013 50 inch Plasma TVs to arrive?

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I need some advice. I am currently looking at the Panasonic TCP50ST50. I can get it for around $875 given the sales, CC discount, and points I have saved up. But, should I buy this TV now, or wait for the 2013 models to arrive. Here are my needs: I cannot go larger than 50 inch. Picture Quality is the number 1 priority. I have surround sound already set up. The TV will be an a basement that has windows, but still a dark room. I will be using it mostly for HDTV, Blue Ray DVD, and some gaming. I have a Wii U so I already have an ability to stream into my Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu accounts. So the questions would be: approx how much will the 2013 50 inch models be? Is Panasonic still the best? And will the new features on the 50" models be worth the extra expense?

You should consider the LED TV, tough the price is higher for that size. I find that the picture quality is better and the newer models are also equipped with a number of features (i.e.3D , direct internet connection, youtube streaming). Wait for the new models to be launched, so that the older models' price will drop. Samsung and Sony are also quite good choices.

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Which is the best 32 inch led tv in india 2013?

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Hi guyzz!!

i am planning to buy a 32 inch led tv for my new home.
My priorities are :
full hd led tv (1920x1080p)
Decent motion clarity index
sharp and good quality pictures ofcourse.....
smart tv (optional)
stylish with a slim frame

went to a local store he inclined me towards lg32ls series i.e lg 32ls4600 and 32ls5700
Panasonic TH-L32E5D0
sony bravia 32 ex550

i personally like lg 32ls5700
which one should i consider.....
any other options.....

any help will be appreciated :)

Hi christina, LG WRman Sherlock here,

First of all, my recommendation would be too mention your budget range to get the best opinions possible. Now looking at the factors you have listed, the 32LS5700 would be a good choice.

However, if you have a flexible budget then I would suggest you to look at the 32LM6200 as well. The TV is a full HD LED TV with theater-like passive 3D and easy to use Smart TV functions. It has a Motion Clarity index of 400 which will be perfect for fast moving visuals. And the sleek design with the ribbon stand is definitely the cherry on top. Check this link for detailed information for this TV.

LG WRman Sherlock out!

I would like to buy a 42-47 inches 3D tv?

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I don't know much about led, LCD or plasma. I just want have great 3d experience and it should have good picture quality. Can anyone suggest which tv should I buy?

Or should I wait till 2013 to buy one..?
P.s. I don't care about Internet and other fancy stuff

3D technology has not been a big hit in the electronic industry. At this time there are only around 130 titles available in 3D blu ray disc movies and they are mainly animated movies from disney. Keep in mind that to watch in 3D you will need the following: 3D HDTV, 3D blu ray disc player ot a game console, 3D blu ray disc movie or 3D video game and 3D glasses. You also have to sit in front of the tv to get the 3D effect. Go online to Home Theater Magazine and read the reviews on 3D HDTV, along with the pro and con of each technology. Panasonic Plasma is the only Plasma tv they recommend. They also have more pllasma tv being recommended than any type of tv from other manufacturer. Hope this will help you out.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Do you know an HDTV with awesome built in speakers?

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I know HDTV's are notorious for their built in speakers sound quality, so I was just wondering if there was one out there with some good, ready to go speakers.
If someone could just tell me 1 HDTV with better than average sound quality, they get best answer. I'm fully aware that a home theater sound system sounds better than a TV's internal speakers.

Mitsubishi has a relatively new line that features a sound projector for it's built in speakers. It uses 16 small individually amplified speakers that allow it to very directionally beam sound to various reflective points in the room. Yamaha uses the same technology in its YSP line. While it not as good as a full size surround system, with the addition of even a small subwoofer it has great sound on its own. Available in either a 52" or 46" LCD size it's also got a great picture as well.

Full Disclosure: I am a dealer for both Yamaha and Mitsubishi as well as many other television brands. I personally have the 52" version at my home.

What's the best way to connect an external hard disc to a brand new HD television?

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I want maximum picture and sound quality.

These are the outputs on the disc: USB, coaxial, Ext.IR, HDTV and AV.

Note that they're all just "little holes" about the size of the plug you plug your earphones in your ipod except for of course the USB.

Also, can USB carry a 1080i resolution to your television (given that your television has DivX reading capabilities) ?

You can not connect any hard dis drive to a tv. The tv is not a computer. USB connection from Ipod can be connected to the tv along with computer video from the computer.

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what LED hdtv should I buy to avoid noticing any Lag whatsover?

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Hi I have 2 Vizio HDTV. One is an LED and it is a 120 HZ and it is a 47 inch and the other is an LCD 47 inch one and also 120 hz. Now I am gonna give you a great example. You know for anyone who watches NBC Sunday Night Football and they go to the replay and the NBC Logo comes up to show the replay and after they show the replay the NBC Logs comes up again to go back to Live TV, well this is a great example because I notice somewhat of a lag when that happens and I see like a ghosting effect I guess and I also notice the pixels when that happens. It happens on other channels too but I notice it more on NBC Sunday Night Football. I have HD Directv with HDMI cable. So that isn't the problem. It is crazy because the other night I also watched the game on NFL Game Rewind app on the IPAD MINI and I didn't notice any lag whatsoever during the game. Is this lag or ghosting or whatever you want to call it caused by the response time of the TV or is it caused by the Refresh rate of the TV. I mean both of my Vizio TV's are doing the same thing and I even have a 3rd Sony 60 hz tv and it does it on that as well. So my questions are as follows:

1)Is the Lag caused by the Response Time or the Refresh Rate or what exactly?

2)Why is it on the IPAD Mini I didn't notice the lag?

3)I want the images to be crisp without any lag or ghosting or anything like that. What specifications on the TV should I look for?

4)For a 2013 say tv between a 30 to 39 inch what exact tv model do I look at to not see any lag etc?

5)How about a 40 to 50 inch TV which model should I look at?

6)Do I buy instead a monitor that is like 27 inch or 32 inch with an hdmi with a response time of say 1 ms. Please let me know.

Please answer each of my above 6 questions in details. Thanks.
For the Panasonic Plasma I should get a 1080P right rather than a 720P. The only problem that I have with Plasmas is that the picture is way too dim compared to the LED or LCD TV and I like a picture that is very bright. Please help. Thanks.

It's just a lag based on the distance of the TV and box from the satellite and just the broadcast in general. One of my family members had the same issue they have a 20 inch LED tv in their bedroom and a 32 inch LED tv in there living room. You can hear the TV's echo each other when on the same channel. Next the reason you didn't notice any lag on the iPad Mini is because it wasn't a live stream of it, it was a replay of what happened. So it's not looking for the live feed of the game over the internet, it's downloading it to the iPad's temporary memory just so it can play it through. This really isn't the TV at all VIZIO TV's are great options. This goes back to just DirecTV's ability to get the live video to the satellites and then to TV's across the US mainly. The only option would be to get a 240 Hz or 480 Hz HDTV but I really don't recommend that because those are mainly LCD TV's and LCD is probably the last option you want for a TV. LED is the best quality for a TV and LCD is better for a computer screen image. Overall for TV screen sizes you asked. The Best options are Samsung with there Smart HDTV's, Sharp's new IGZO display HDTV's, then Samsung is always reliable choice for HDTV's

I would like to buy a 42-47 inches 3D tv?

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I don't know much about led, LCD or plasma. I just want have great 3d experience and it should have good picture quality. Can anyone suggest which tv should I buy?

Or should I wait till 2013 to buy one..?
P.s. I don't care about Internet and other fancy stuff

3D technology has not been a big hit in the electronic industry. At this time there are only around 130 titles available in 3D blu ray disc movies and they are mainly animated movies from disney. Keep in mind that to watch in 3D you will need the following: 3D HDTV, 3D blu ray disc player ot a game console, 3D blu ray disc movie or 3D video game and 3D glasses. You also have to sit in front of the tv to get the 3D effect. Go online to Home Theater Magazine and read the reviews on 3D HDTV, along with the pro and con of each technology. Panasonic Plasma is the only Plasma tv they recommend. They also have more pllasma tv being recommended than any type of tv from other manufacturer. Hope this will help you out.

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What will come after the Xbox360, Wii, PS3?

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I only own a regular Xbox, and am planning to buy a new console.

My question is this: Am I too late in buying gaming console? Should I wait until something else comes out? WILL something come out in the near future?
Anyone have any information or opinions?

Nobody knows what the next generation will look like or when it will be released. Anyone who says they know is a big fat LIAR cause they haven't even been designed.

In fact, the technology doesn't even exist yet to make them. Look at the number of cores in xbox360 and ps3: 3 and 8. Each on a 3.2ghz clock cycle. The last couple years have seen the death of Moore's law, which predicted the number of transistors on an IC would double every 18 months. They can't do it anymore because there's a heat barrier, so they had to resort to making multiple cores and pretending it was one "chip." It is hard to make software for and generates even more total heat than it would if they had just stuck with single core without making it any faster. But they can't do that, because the industry expects Moore-compliant products.

Look at any pc on the market today, are there any cpu's clocked faster than 4 ghz yet? No, and they don't even sell them that fast, you have to overclock them. Every new pc is at least a dual nowadays, up to 4 and it looks like they'll be going 8 soon. About to finally catch up with the ps3 except their multithreading still isn't as advanced as the Cell's is, or as good for running 3d game engines either.

So what will they make a ps4 out of? A new Cell with 16 cores? Don't bet on developers lining up to make games for that. It would also overheat like crazy. Circuit width tech is down to 45nm now, but it took three years, since the original ps3's on 90nm. That's not a very fast increase, it would never make a 16-core console realistic. Likewise if Microsoft wanted to take xbox to the next level they'd have to release some kind of 8-core goliath, it would make the red ring of death look like an ice cream social at the south pole. The tech is not there; there is no design. Not even a concept.

Now, the Wii can and probably will upgrade, but that's not gonna make it the first of the next generation. It will make it the last of the current generation, just as Wii is the last of the last generation. The only next gen part of Wii is the controller, and that is an accessory. The console is a 700mhz single-core putz. It is no more powerful than your original xbox. It can't output HD, it has no web browser, it is limited in a zillion ways. If they redesign it to have a dual-core at the standard 2 to 3ghz, then it will outperform the old wii by leaps and bounds. But it will only be a current-gen console. I don't expect them to upgrade the cpu though, only the graphics chip to make it HD capable. Because Nintendo has long feared the US digital transition when suddenly zillions of people will have new HDTV's and realize standard def really kind of sucks.

The console that will last the longest is the ps3, because it has the most advanced cpu and also the best gpu of the bunch. (400gflops compared to 240gflops for xbox's gpu). They're wasting their time on motion sensing right now, which the ps3 has done since it was released and also with the playstation eye, and xbox knows it can't make a better console yet either so it's trying to get your grandmother to play too. Motion sensing control is a joke.

There will not be any real current gen consoles released before the year 2013. Only portables.

Will the release of oled and 4k drop the price of regular tvs?

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hello, i was wondering if anyone in the tv sales or home theatre communities thought that with the release of oled (organic light emiting diode) or 4k resolution tvs sometime in 2013, that the price of tvs that aren't oled or 4k will drop much like standard definition tvs dropped in price when high def came out? In case your wondering im looking at the price of a Panasonic Viera Tcp50st30. THANK YOU

Yes the prices will go down, but not all of a sudden. Like all other electronics, the prices are constantly going down. Even when HDTVs came out, the prices on standard television didn't dropped overnight. Also, OLEDs TVs and 4k TVs are still a novelty, with only very pricey model are available to the general public. It will take 2-3 years to become mainstream and to challenge the plasma/lcd/led prices.

This is especially true if you want to buy a very specific model, like your case. If you are willing to wait that model would be when the new models will come out (so the stores need to sell their old stock). This is usually in the February-April time frame.

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whats the best flat screen tv out there?

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i have a philips LCD HDTV 1080 regular channels suck.and the color goes dark and bright sometimes on all the spending limit is 1100.and only a 47" and up.are plasmas good?i heard they get hot.whats the best tv to get?i want clear crisp sharp channels.any suggestions?

SD is 4:3 aspect ratio and 720x480 resolution
HD is 16:9 aspect ratio and 1280x720 or 1920x1080 resolution

So there is a discrepancy on 2 fronts. The resolution one being the more significant of the two. It means that if you play SD content to your HDTV, the HDTV is going to up-scale the SD to its native resolution. That process softens the image quite a bit. There is nothing you can do about it. This is just part of the reality of owning an HDTV in a world where SD is still broadcast. HDTV owners just get used to it, sooner or later; and they start gravitating towards more HD content.

Also, broadcast TV, even HD broadcasts, are heavily compressed. So while HD broadcast will look way better than an SD broadcast, it won't look quite as good as BluRay. BluRay just has way more data/information to work with to deliver you a better picture.

Plasma can deliver you some of the best picture quality in HDTVs at superior prices. This is because inherent to the technology is superior motion playback and superior image quality. So you're not having to pay for extra features.

LCDs need 120Hz or 240Hz refresh rates to deal with motion blur problems. LCDs need to offer your LED LCDs in order to improve blacks, contrasts, and colors (and compete with Plasma). But you, the consumer, have to pay for those features. And those features are basically just trying to make an LCD image match the quality of a Plasma. So why pay the extra amount?

Plasmas do run a bit hotter than LCDs. But we're not talking "if you touch it, it will burn you" hot. Its a few degrees. If a pet or child brushed up against it, it wouldn't hurt them in the slightest of ways. Its more of an LCD fanboy misconception than anything else.

If you do go Plasma, I highly recommend you look at Panasonic first and foremost. They are the leader in Plasmas right now. They have one of the strongest reliability reputations in the industry (if not the single strongest reputation). They deliver amazing quality at competitive prices.

As for specific suggestions,

PANASONIC TCP50U2 - 50" 1080p Plasma - $989 @ ABC Warehouse
PANASONIC TCP50S2 - 50" 1080p Plasma - $1169 @ ABC Warehouse
- the S series simply has a bit higher contrast rating than the U series, but otherwise are very similar quality sets

Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P50S1 - 50" 1080p Plasma - $1,030 @
Panasonic VIERA U1 Series TC-P50U1 - 50" 1080p Plasma - $962 @
- the S1 and U1 vs S2 and U2 mean that these are the 2009 models and the "2" ones above at ABC Warehouse are the 2010 models. But if you're looking to save a few extra bucks, these are an option to consider

If you are really set on LCD though, for any reason, I would recommend either a Sony or Sharp series. Look for something that is 1080p and 120Hz (or 240Hz). I think you can find a 46" or 47" model with those specs and within your budget.

SONY KDL46EX500 46" 1080p 120Hz - $989 @ ABC Warehouse
Samsung LN46C630K1F 46" 1080p 120Hz - $990 @ Best Buy
Sony KDL46HX701 46" 1080p 240Hz - $1,440 @ Best Buy (I know above your budget, but is a really nice set/series from Sony, so incase you could increase your budget a bit I thought I'd throw it out there)

Oh but, please don't rely solely on my comments, or any one else's. Please do go into a store and bring your eyes into the equation. Stand back from the TVs the same distance you would be at home. Then take a long hard look at content being played on them. You can use spec sheets and opinions/reviews to help your narrow the selection, but at some point, your eyes need to become part of the decision. If you can't see a difference, go with the cheaper choice and save the $.

can this work on the new 3d hdtv from sony ?


can the new sonys 3d hdtv convert movies on the t.v and can they work like can the regular t.v channels work on 3d and does all ps3 games work on 3d and if not then what t.v channels , ps3 games and movies that can work on 3d .
thanks in advance !

Some of the new 3DTVs have 2D to 3D conversion, but you shouldn't expect much out of them. 2D converted content is never going to look like real 3D. Here's a list of 3D games for the ps3:

ESPN 3D is only major 3D network right now. Directv also has a couple 3D demo channels.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Where can I buy a Sony Google TV 24" (nsx-24gt1)? It's the first gen. that sony came out with google tv 2011?

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Oscar Manu

I'm looking all over the internet for a new one, I know hard to find in 2012 but i'm looking. I couldn't even find a used one, anyone can help me out?
This TV

Why do you want one. Reviews are poor. They changed and discontinued it.
24" is a small TV
They were dumping them a year ago, down to $200.
Only ones you would find is someone selling an old one.
May 7th in Philly:
Here is one:
I know nothing about the seller in Oregon.
That is the one. Mixed reviews. There are plenty of ethernet TVs, or just hookup a laptop or netbook to a regular TV

Wait for the good one to come down in price:

Sony Bluray player internet TV that plugs into any TV:

how can i know the quality of a movie from the movie file?

Md. Alamgi

think i have a movie in my pc(i didn't download it)i have only the movie file......i want to know its quality is required when i download its subtitle how or where i can find the review of the movie...after that when i find the review like this.........
Rio (2011)-|BRRip|- mkv
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and George Lopez
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Released On: 15 April 2011 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Size: 523576089 bytes (499.32 MiB), duration: 01:35:57, avg.bitrate: 728 kb/s
Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo
Video: h264, 1280x528, 23.98 fps(r)
what does it mean by avg.bitrate: 728 kb/s..what does it men by Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo , what does it mean by23.98 fps(r),what does it mean by 1280x528 ..what is 1280 and what is 528 and from there how can i understand what is the pixel of the movie (like 420p,720p) movie ......plz help...

Always focus on the number after the x. Ex. 1920x1080 res. If the number before the x is more than twice as the number after the x, then the movie will be in 4:3 (square shape like non-hdtv shape).
And if the audio is Stereo that means it is for two speakers like a HDTV (two speakers), if it says bitstream or 5.1 it is surround sound audio.

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What will I need to boost the volume on my HDTV?

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I just won a Sharp LC-C6077UN Flat Screen LCD HDTV. After hooking it up I found that with the volume all the way up it was just above a wisper. I just read some reviews on this model and found that others have the same problem.

Is there an inexpensive way to boost the volume?

It would be unusual for a set of that size to have audio just above a whisper. Audio levels are poor on many flat TVs due to the small downward-pointing speakers, but your situation is not typical.

I'd first want to try it with different inputs: antenna, cable or satellite box, DVD player, etc. If the sound is only low with one input, you've partially solved it. If it's low on everything, the set ought to go back for warranty repair or replacement. Hopefully, your winnings included the warranty.

What is the best way to conenct these audio components?


I just bought an intro home theater system. It includes an LG 32" LCD HDTV with HDMI, a Yamaha HTR-5840 6.1 surround receiver, two Klipsch Synergy F-1 speakers, and a Sony DVP-NS70H DVD/CD player with HDMI.

In order to get the BEST quality out of this combination, how should I connect everything?

I currently have the HDMI from the TV to the DVD directly since the receiver doesn't do HDMI. I then have a coax from the DVD to the receiver, and a fiber from the TV to the receiver.

1. Is this going to give me the best possible sound for what I have right now, or should I reconfigure it a bit?

2. Is fiber or coax better?

3. When I turn on my DVD and receiver to play a CD, I also have to turn on the TV. When I turn on the TV though, it doesn't see the DVD player until I force the menu to choose HDMI as a primary output. Is there any way to make the DVD visible to the TV by default?

Whenever in doubt, keep things digital for as long as possible by using Digital I/Os. It appears that you are already doing that. If this is the case, then you should be getting the best signal reproduction that your receiver can deliver!

Keeping things digital for as long as possible, decreases the chances of Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and eliminates the effect of this interference, which in the end, provides you a window of opportunity to maybe not buy the "Highest Quality" interconnect cable. Simply, 1s and 0s are 1s and 0s that all represent amplitude and frequency. Truly, how would you lose any signal, using 1s and 0s to represent that signal? Without signal loss, then the most accurate reproduction of the source material is practically guaranteed (of course, limited by the capabilities of your receiver). Of course signal loss is a product of using metal based conductors (such as with coaxial connections as opposed to the light-based operation of fiber-optic technology), but unless you plan on having your source equipment in one state and your receiver in another, this provides no further complication in having to purchase Monster Cable digital interconnectors,

Another thing, start saving now for a new receiver! Although Yamaha will always be remembered by me as my first receiver manufacturer once I began seeking high-quality equipment, their quality has decreased with their insistence on providing more budget oriented receicers. Although I would unwaiveringly purchase a Yamaha budget over one made by Sony, Kenwood, Pioneer, or Panasonic, there are more capable receivers that are more accurate by other less well known manufacturers such as Denon and Harman/Kardon. Attempt to get a receiver with the highest quality Burr-Brown Digital-to-Analog conversion. High quality DACs are your final chance at getting the best sound quality from your system! Look around the net (visit manufacturers' websites and such) until you find the receiver that melts your heart! Upon finding that "magic-receiver," search online retailers to discover the least expensive manner in which you can obtain it.

Truly, the most important pieces of your sound system come before the loudspeakers! In reality, the best DVD Player with comparable quality digital signal interpretation to maintain signal integrity is most appropriate! Read reviews of source equipment published in Home THeater focused magazines such as "Home Theater Magazine" and "Sound and Vision Magazine" (which was formerly known as "Stereo Review").

You deserve it!

Especially with those Klipsches! The fact that Klipsch generally produces highly efficient loudspeakers, receiver power requirements can be scaled back a little to get a higher quality (build-wise) receiver to bring out the ambience and presence of the Klipsches! Although I do not personally own any Klipsch loudspeakers, I have yet to be let down by any Klipsch based listening session.

With that said about the in-store listening sessions hardly ever being letdowns, I don't see any reasonable explanation as to why you should be let down in your own home.


Regarding your other questions, you should really examine your DVD Player's manual to see if you can set HDMI as the default output method, that way, you won't have to "force" it everytime... There's no reason to have any other output as the default since you are using specifically the HDMI interconnection to deliver the digital video information.

Finally, with the question of which digital interconnection is better between coaxial and fiber-optic, remember that the chance of signal loss is far less with fiber-optic connections, because light can travel much farther through a tube than an electrical pulse through a metal conductor. In the end, again, if money is the issue, coaxial connections use the same RCA cable that your analog devices have used over the years.

Using fiber-optic based installation prevents corrosion, for there is no metal connector that can corrode. However, again, be advised that there is no direct quality improvement by using fiber-optic interconnection for your device as opposed to coaxial, for a 1 is a 1--whether it is being transferred over coaxial or fiber-optic cable.

I would say to use the coaxial I/O to save money initially, but look forward to making use of the fiber-optic connection as time moves forward or if you're thinking of permanently installing the receiver in a particular location.

Hope that helps!

Happy listening!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

What should I spend my back taxes on!!?

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I am getting around 200 in back taxes. and I am trying to decide on what I should spend it on. Theres only one thing I NEED but the other things I WANT.

Things I need:
New tires for my truck - price- 508.19

Things I want:
HD TV- Picture on Tv now is going out (Keeps flickering)
HD PVR (To record video of gaming and upload them on youtube.)

I need help deciding. And dont just say tires cause my tires aint bad. They just need replaced sooner than later

Thank in advanced

Since you have a bad i'd say buy a new TV. There are some cheap ones for around 200-300 dollars. There about 32-37 inches i think. Don't buy a PS3 just yet because the PS4 is coming this Holiday 2013. I'm pretty sure that Sony will drop the price of PS3 if you still want it. On black Friday Sony comes with bundles that much cheaper than now so don't get PS3 now. Considering that HDTVs are really cheap now you can buy that now. For HD PVR you will not need that because most games now have a theater mode where you can save that gameplay, use a usb flash drive to transfer the gameplay to your computer then upload.

3D related question?Please Answer!!?


I have a sony bravia 40 inch 3D LED HDTV.I want to download life of pi in 3D from torrent.In the torrent file it is showing 2 same pictures in one screen like this-
So when i download this and view it in 3d on my tv...will the movie be displyed in 2 screens or converted in 1 screen when i turn 3D on my tv?Please answer!

It is Side by side 3d Movie. It is also called SBS 3d.It will be played as single screen when you play it on your TV. Enjoy your 3d TV. You can search on Torrent with SBS 3d keyword.

Other 3d Version is IMAX,Anaglyph.

I recommend you watch Final Destination 4 and 5, Journey to the center of the earth for better 3d effects.

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Lcd 120hz vs Plasma 600hz?

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Joey B

I will play video games 100% or the time on one of these hdtvs. Should I go with a 720p 600hz plasma or a 1080p 120hz Lcd. Both tvs are made by the same company.

The above post is incorrect. The screen glare problem has not been solved. Plasma screens are the glossy type. When I went to best buy, i noticed severe reflections from all angles. There is even a video done by CNET on the VT30 plasma TV (last years panasonic flagship model and also the TV in my bedroom) on youtube where you can see significant reflections even in a darker room. Plasma TVs are best suited for rooms with controlled lighting. In those conditions the plasma TV will produce great PQ. Also plasma TVs consume the same amount of power as the older plasma models. You can verify this through many review sites such as FlatpanelsHD or CNET. They measure the total watts consumption per hour and have it down on a chart. If you are adamant on purchasing a plasma, then I would recommend the ST50 by Panasonic. It is their most inexpensive plasma TV and it has gotten great reviews.

Now I recommend to you a LED LCD TV for gaming. My reasons are : if you plan on gaming a long time, your TV will not overheat and burn-in issues are non-existent. (i have seen burn-ins on a panasonic vt30 after only 5 months--even with the screen wipe feature in use). Also 3D gaming is a big plus for me so the comfort of the glasses will become significant enough to where it will affect the type of TV you may purchase. You will be able to play during the day. LED LCD TVs are very bright. Most 2012 LED TVs however have a glossy screen as well. You will get some unwanted reflections. I highly recommend LG's LW series 3D LED TVs (2011 models). They have a matte screen for unparalleled brightness and since its 2012 now, should be priced even lower than its competition.

Where can I buy a Sony Google TV 24" (nsx-24gt1)? It's the first gen. that sony came out with google tv 2011?

Oscar Manu

I'm looking all over the internet for a new one, I know hard to find in 2012 but i'm looking. I couldn't even find a used one, anyone can help me out?
This TV

Why do you want one. Reviews are poor. They changed and discontinued it.
24" is a small TV
They were dumping them a year ago, down to $200.
Only ones you would find is someone selling an old one.
May 7th in Philly:
Here is one:
I know nothing about the seller in Oregon.
That is the one. Mixed reviews. There are plenty of ethernet TVs, or just hookup a laptop or netbook to a regular TV

Wait for the good one to come down in price:

Sony Bluray player internet TV that plugs into any TV:

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As of today, 2-16-2012, what is the proverbial Ferarri of HDTVs?

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Supply Sid

It's getting about time to upgrade. Now I have a finished basement which is a game/media room. The couch will be about 10 feet away from the TV so I'm thinking I can go 60 inches or more, EASY.

A few years ago, it was the Pioneer Kuro. Now, it is the Sharp Elite series.

Note that this is the ultra high-end. You will get a very good quality from each top brands also:
Sony = HX929
Samsung = D8000
Panasonic = VT30
LG = LW9800 (but the reviews are mixed)

If you want to go really big (> 70"), you have not a lot of other choices than Sharp though. The rest of the manufacturers stops at 65" in 2011.

(And if you want to wait, new 2012 models will be out in about 1-2 months)
[To AVDaddy: No, manufacturers just announced them at CES in January. Most of the models will be out in March-April, but some are only planned to released in fall]

Does anybody know what it is called?


I saw a commercial in the middle of the night for a cable (box?) that you can access over 900 channels with. It's $47, a one time payment for the (box?) and no monthly payment for the cable. It said that since the government switched t.v. to digital that its completely legal for them to be doing this. Can anybody tell me what its called?(name of company or what this box is called?) Thanks!

The ad is for a UHF antenna called Clear-Cast that is supposed to be able to pick up TV channels within 50 miles of your home. Nobody has 900 broadcast stations within 50 miles of his home. The digital switchover has nothing to do with the legality or illegality of selling UHF antennas.

1. You get what you pay for (or less in this case, RadioShack sells the same antenna for $25.00).
2. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

What is the best HDTV in the $1000 to $1500 range?

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I'm looking to get a good quality HDTV (I care more about picture than size, but a combination would be better of course)...I just don't know much about TVs. I would mostly use it for movies and playing Xbox 360. Thanks in advance.
Any other suggestions? I'm not sure what all the specs mean, so when I click those, I still don't know which ones are really good. I'd rather get this TV for movies than basically what's the best TV in that price range for movies? Thanks for the help guys.

Sony, LG and Samsung are the best!

are Sanyo HDTVs bad even though Panasonic bought the company?

Matthew K

Panasonic bought Sanyo this past december. Panasonic obvious makes good quality HDTVs, so does this mean new sanyo brand HDTVs should be good quality too?

Sanyo TV section work with Panasonic around 2007 . before Total take over by Panasonic. there share the same TV technology since 2 years ago. after Sanyo become part of Panasonic group, their TV R & D division are the same people.there try to use the same components /parts in order to save costs. ( this take up to one years ). mose of the Sanyo LCD TV almost share the same parts that Panasonic use. All Sanyo Plasma TV is select Panasonic made Plasma Panel for there New Plasma TV.
Panasonic POLICY is QUALITY even Subsidiary must made Quality Products.
Since day 1 . Matsushita is Support Sanyo ! because founded of Sanyo Mr Toshio Iue is former employer of Matsushita. and is brother in law of Mr. Konosuke Matsushita ( founded of Matsushita )
i cannot said all Sanyo TV is Panasonic Standard now, but is around 60 % model is Panasonic Quality. till 2010 all Sanyo products will be Panasonic Quality ! because of " costs ".some of the products will manufactures by Sanyo sold under Panasonic trademark.
Panasonic able to use Sanyo PATENTED SUPER SHARP TECHNOLOGY in Panasonic HD TV.
watch out in next 6 months. Panasonic / Sanyo HDTV will be more GREAT than now !
Pamasonic TV technology/ own manufactures LCD/LED/Plasma display Panel + Sanyo patended Super Sharp Technology . ( no other can copy this designs ) .

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The HDTV I want to buy has a 800:1 contrast ratio- what does that mean and is it good?

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Max P

So the TV I'm looking at, a JVC LT-40X667, has "only" a 800:1 Contrast ratio according to CNET review. Otherwise they like the unit.

What the heck does that mean to me and should I be looking at a HDTV with a higher ratio? Does it even matter to the average Joe?

As always, thanks in advance for your insight!

Jessica Simpson she don't know what that is ,but she wants it! so it must be awsome!

Any way to connect two HD DVRS to one HDMI plug in?

Walt F

I have a cable HD-DVR & a sattelite HD-DVR, one for sports and one for local channels. However, the HDTV I have has only one HDMI connection, so I have connected one DVR using the HDMI and one using regular cable connectors. Problem is that only the HDMI connected DVR has a HD quality picture so I may be paying for something I can't use.

You can buy an HDMI Switcher. It is basically a box with several HDMI inputs and one HDMI output (to go to your TV).

CNET recently did a nice roundup of several HDMI Switchers, so you can see which you prefer:

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