[mythtv-users] OT: Need a new HDTV

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Mon Jan 15 18:02:30 UTC 2007

On 15 Jan 2007, at 03:13, Mark wrote:

> Has anyone got any good links to research on HDTV's or a  
> recommendation
> for some?  I don't have a good handle on this sort of thing yet.
> My current SDTV is dying and I'd like to get a nice replacement that
> works well with Myth.

Take a look on <http://www.avforums.com/>. All the pricing is in  
sterling, and these forums also discuss UK availability, too -  
perhaps the location influences how useful I find this forum, but I  
find the discussion there very helpful.

I've done a lot of searching of price-match shopping engines to find  
TVs at specifications I can afford, comparing them with Google  
searches of "model number site:avforums.com" - I started this after  
finding so often this site to be the top result for "model number any  
good?". Often the (lack of the) killer feature that renders the TV  
useless to me will be well-documented in their threads, and I can  
move on to some other model.

Mr Smolka's advice is clearly at odds with mine, so maybe the  
situation is different in the US, but here some of the most  
competitive pricing is from Costco, the big chains of "electrical  
warehouse" type superstores, and occasionally a bargain from Tesco or  
Asda (the largest supermarkets in the UK). Such stores are often very  
happy to give a 3-year warranty and it has been observed even should  
a TV bought on this basis fail a day outside cover, a 1000 TV works  
out to less than 1 per day.


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