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Simone411
01-06-2013, 10:28 PM
The picture quality is great. I think Sony is the top of the line when it comes to TVs (we own a lot of them), and the sales rep told us that the Vizio display is actually built by Sony. Needless to say, we got a good deal for $619 on sale plus a 5% Target Red Card discount. Since TV technology changes so fast, you can usually get a good deal if you buy a TV that is 6-12 months behind the latest and greatest release, and if you wait for holiday pricing.

Thanks. That explains why my Vizio has such good picture quality - the display is built by Sony. :)

cruisin
01-07-2013, 01:06 AM
Most newer TVs are now computer/wifi ready. They are making them so that you can basically use them as a computer screen. That makes plasmas more prone to burn in. Costco, Best Buy, and every local electronics store I have gone to has confirmed that.

Prancer
01-07-2013, 02:15 AM
Most newer TVs are now computer/wifi ready. They are making them so that you can basically use them as a computer screen. That makes plasmas more prone to burn in. Costco, Best Buy, and every local electronics store I have gone to has confirmed that.

Anyone you consult will also confirm that burn in occurs when you leave fixed images on the screen for a long time, particularly during the first 200 hours you use the TV. Don't leave fixed content on your screen. Use a screen saver. Problem solved.

Vash01
01-07-2013, 04:47 AM
From what I understand Costco has the best return and warranty policies.

I went to Costco for the second time to look at the TVs but they had hardly any HDTVs. Most of them were LCDs. So I came back empty handed, even though I liked the prices.

They had a soundbar (Sony) for $125 which was a very attractive price.

cruisin
01-07-2013, 01:52 PM
Anyone you consult will also confirm that burn in occurs when you leave fixed images on the screen for a long time, particularly during the first 200 hours you use the TV. Don't leave fixed content on your screen. Use a screen saver. Problem solved.

Yes, I understand that. That is why I mentioned that the newer TVs are set up for the very things that can cause the burn - computer images and gaming. And those were the reasons that the salespeople do not recommend plasma.


I went to Costco for the second time to look at the TVs but they had hardly any HDTVs. Most of them were LCDs. So I came back empty handed, even though I liked the prices.

They had a soundbar (Sony) for $125 which was a very attractive price.

Did you go on line and look at what Costco has to offer? The Costco, near me, has lots of LED and LCD sets, in ever size. Maybe go to a different Costco?

Vash01
01-07-2013, 07:17 PM
Yes, I understand that. That is why I mentioned that the newer TVs are set up for the very things that can cause the burn - computer images and gaming. And those were the reasons that the salespeople do not recommend plasma.



Did you go on line and look at what Costco has to offer? The Costco, near me, has lots of LED and LCD sets, in ever size. Maybe go to a different Costco?

Their on line prices were quite high, and the selection was limited in the size/type I am looking for. I am not looking for an LCD TV or a plasma TV. I want HDTV with LED. They did not have that at that time. I was too tired to drive to another Costco. I am taking my time to buy this; not trying to do everything one one day or one weekend.

cruisin
01-07-2013, 10:25 PM
Their on line prices were quite high, and the selection was limited in the size/type I am looking for. I am not looking for an LCD TV or a plasma TV. I want HDTV with LED. They did not have that at that time. I was too tired to drive to another Costco. I am taking my time to buy this; not trying to do everything one one day or one weekend.

Always a good idea when buying a Tv or any sort of electronics equipment. Do you have an Electronics Expo near you? It may just be an NJ store, but there are multiple locations. Anyway, that's where we got both of our TVs and they were very good with pricing.

Vash01
01-08-2013, 08:14 AM
Always a good idea when buying a Tv or any sort of electronics equipment. Do you have an Electronics Expo near you? It may just be an NJ store, but there are multiple locations. Anyway, that's where we got both of our TVs and they were very good with pricing.

No, we don't have that. I had never heard of it.

cruisin
01-08-2013, 03:00 PM
It appears it may just be a NJ store. Only 8 locations. But, it also appears that you can buy on line. Here is a link, you can compare prices: http://www.electronics-expo.com