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so best buy is running deal on a 40" samsung 1080/120mhz LCD and wi-fi bluray player for $900. the 46" is $1000. not sure which one, but i think im finally gonna cave and get a flat panel after 5 years of The Wife nagging.

do i get the extended service contrcat, or is that just for suckas?

btw, why not include the stupid usb wi-fi plug? wtf? now i gotta pay an extra $75?
 

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wait...your wife has wanted a flat panel tv for years, and you keep putting if off?!?!?!

turn in your man card... oh wait. nevermind.
 

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weltyed said:
not the greatest deal in the century, but it would update my 13+year old TV and get us a dvd player that works.[/quote


Hope your TV thread goes better than mine did. :)

*also, how much would they charge you for a 240hz 40"
 

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My Own Private Idaho said:
The service contract is for suckers. That's almost pure profit.

You could get a really nice wheel set for that much.....
^^^THIS^^^
 

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My Own Private Idaho said:
The service contract is for suckers. That's almost pure profit.

You could get a really nice wheel set for that much.....
When my 40" Samsung (120 hz/1080p) crapped out last December it was 2 years old and out of the factory warranty. I would have been SOL without the extended warranty I bought.
 

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GirchyGirchy said:
Doesn't seem like that great of a deal, really.
Agreed.

Shop around a little more or ideally hold out until closer to the holidays...but then you're hosed not watching all that glorious football in HD.
 

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Well

I'm not going to be much help, as I am one of those "I don't own a TV' types.

The GF has one, and we put it in the basement, hooked up to nothing. She hasn't missed it, but we do use Netflix and the laptop sometimes.

I have no idea what a TV should cost, they all seem like rather a lot, but mostly I wanted to add, do NOT buy the service package. On anything. Those are just more profit.

Also, if you can, buy any largeish purchase on a credit card like American Express. They have a stack of protections like, I believe, 90-day no-fault, and an extra year of warranty, just by using it, guaranteed returns, etc.

NB -- I have never actually had to use any of these, officially. I did once get turned down by the counter guy at returning some merchadise, and I told the manager that I'd rather not just tell my Amex to charge it back. They returned it.
 

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GirchyGirchy said:
Doesn't seem like that great of a deal, really.
It ain't bad, though. Especially considering what good-quality 120Hz sets were going for just a couple or three years ago. And Sammys are indeed one of the better sets overall.

240Hz is nice, but not as big a leap as going from 60Hz to 120Hz was.

If the OP wants to be inundated with info and deals, AVS Forums is good place to go. Sort of the "RBR" of TVs. :eek:
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i never buy service contracts. but when i dump a grand, i dont want it to pot out. my bil bought a tv with a service contract. 6 months in, and 3 past the warranty, it busted. threw it in his truck and wheeled it in with paper work.

i would like to wait for xmas, but The Wife "just wants to finish" the living room. i say we need fridge before tv, but...
 

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Failure rates on flat panels are in the single digits, and as a percentage of the TV's value, the service contract will be more than that. ATMO, the service plan has value as a guarantee of peace of mind, but not from a mathematical perspective. If the possibility of your TV packing it in just outside of warranty will keep you up at night, buy the service plan. Otherwise, keep your money.
 

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i never buy service contracts. but when i dump a grand, i dont want it to pot out. my bil bought a tv with a service contract. 6 months in, and 3 past the warranty, it busted. threw it in his truck and wheeled it in with paper work.

i would like to wait for xmas, but The Wife "just wants to finish" the living room. i say we need fridge before tv, but...
what about costco or sam's club? don't they have silly return policies? use it beyond it's lifespan and then return it for a new one type deal.
 

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Costco...

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what about costco or sam's club? don't they have silly return policies? use it beyond it's lifespan and then return it for a new one type deal.
Is pretty darn good about that, but they have drawn a line on electronics of late.

I am not sure exactly where that line IS...
 

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I prefer plasma's and have a very nice 50" Sammy that I paid just under $1k for at the beginning of the year. It is the '09 base model but has a beautiful picture, is quite light weight and doesn't use much energy.
 

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That doesn't sound like a good deal at all.
They do have a 46 Panasonic plasma on sale for $597. I would get that instead.

Why do you want LCD?
 

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maximum7 said:
That doesn't sound like a good deal at all.
They do have a 46 Panasonic plasma on sale for $597. I would get that instead.

Why do you want LCD?
Yeah, my coworker just got some sort of 47" LCD for $600. Add another $100 for a Blu-ray and you're spending $200 less for a much larger TV.
 
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