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NYRangers92
08-02-2011, 11:36 PM
Looking to get a new TV for my dorm...figuring around 22-26 inches, dont want to spend more than around 250. Best Buy had some Dynex 26 inch, selling the floor model for like 225 or so. Anyone with good recommendations?

!br-avery!
08-02-2011, 11:38 PM
http://retrothing.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452989a69e20133ed8b7119970b-800wi

Jules
08-02-2011, 11:43 PM
Samsung. Of the cheaper brands, they are by far the best.

NYRangers92
08-02-2011, 11:46 PM
http://retrothing.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452989a69e20133ed8b7119970b-800wi

thats very close to the tv im replacing LOL
and Samsungs arent too cheap here. Lots of cheaper brands

!br-avery!
08-02-2011, 11:48 PM
insignia

Phil in Absentia
08-03-2011, 12:13 AM
"Good" and "Cheap" tend to negate one another, but at the rate that HD televisions have dropped in price over the last few years I am almost certain you can find a pretty solid deal on a smaller size for very close to that number.

My suggestion is to hit up a spot like PC Richards or Sears or any of the larger dealers who are going to have wider selections.

NYRangers92
08-03-2011, 12:18 AM
yeah I'll probably do so next week. I was only at Best Buy to look at a Kindle and decided to see what they had in tvs on the way out

skunkman
08-03-2011, 12:39 AM
I just bought a Colby 22 inch for my PC just yesterday, Price 299, I got it on sale for 149!!!!

NYRangers92
08-03-2011, 12:55 AM
where, somewhere local or a chain?

Fuhgeddaboudit
08-03-2011, 01:41 AM
Element

skunkman
08-03-2011, 06:38 AM
[QUOTE=NYRangersfan22392;107757]where, somewhere local or a chain?[/QUO

Alco!

Chizz
08-03-2011, 08:08 AM
PC Richards back to school sales are the best. I would imagine they will have those sales soon.

Pete
08-03-2011, 08:13 AM
Vizio.

Morphinity
08-03-2011, 08:52 AM
Wait for some deals dude. Check http://newegg.com/ and http://dealnews.com/ everyday.

TwoMinutesForNothing
08-03-2011, 10:34 AM
Vizio.

Definitely. Best TV's. I had money to spend and I still got a Vizio because the picture is amazing on them. Here you go..http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizio-26-LCD-TV/10884374

TwoMinutesForNothing
08-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Wait this one is way better for another $25 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Vizio-E260MV/16002387

NYRangers92
08-18-2011, 06:47 PM
really silly question. This seems fine to use as a TV even though it says monitor, right? Could get it for 200 at BJs
http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS22PTNSF/ZA-features

BlairBettsBlocksEverything
08-18-2011, 08:16 PM
started a thread exactly like this


let the bidding wars begin!!!

NYRangers92
08-18-2011, 08:44 PM
think im gonna get that Samsung I posted. Costco has it for 170

NYR2711
08-18-2011, 08:55 PM
Vizio.

This. They are actually Sony. LG is good as well. You can probably get the best price from Costco. Most of the new brand names are owned by the big name companies now.

Fuhgeddaboudit
08-19-2011, 12:31 PM
Also like Chizz said, pc richard has good sales on back to school. Probably equal to costco anyway

NYRangers92
08-19-2011, 08:23 PM
bought an RCA 24 inch at Sears because we had a $100 gift card. 1080p, everything I need, came out to like $155
amazing that my comp has HDMI inputs. Now I can be a lazy fuck

BlairBettsBlocksEverything
08-19-2011, 09:28 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Philips+-+Factory-Refurbished+22%22+Class+/+LED+/+720p+/+60Hz+/+HDTV/2842444.p?id=1218355790551&skuId=2842444&st=refurbished phillips '22&cp=1&lp=1

picked this up

yea its refurbished, big whoop wanna fight about it?

NYRangers92
08-19-2011, 09:34 PM
this is what I got http://www.bestbuy.com/site/RCA+-+24%26%2334%3B+Class+/+LED+/+1080p+/+60Hz+/+HDTV/2877152.p?id=1218359079101&skuId=2877152&st=rca&cp=1&lp=6

Vodka Drunkenski
08-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Stay far far away from Sony/vizio...great at first but I can promise you that they will go to shit. Can't go wrong with Samsung. I have 3 of them in my house and I love them!

NYRangers92
08-19-2011, 10:09 PM
I wanted the Samsung but they didnt have it in stock, and I dont have time to wait for it.

We have a 46 inch Samsung in our living room. Great TV. Replaced a 10 year old Sony

Vodka Drunkenski
08-19-2011, 10:42 PM
I had 3 Sonys in my life, all crapped out after the first or second year. Will never buy one again.

NYRangers92
08-19-2011, 11:13 PM
Ours worked totally fine until like the 7th or 8th year, when green bands started appearing across the screen. It wouldve cost the amount of a new tv to fix it so we just let it be until it died 2-3 years later.

quick release
08-20-2011, 10:32 AM
I don't like my parents' Sony at all. And I don't know why you guys are saying Vizio is good. They look like shit compared to a Pioneer, Panasonic or even LG or Samsung. It can make sense to get a Vizio if you're dead set on getting a large TV but for a small one, you're saving like $50 by going with a much shittier product, one you'll be using for hours a day. I'd go with a Samsung or LG if I were on a tight budget. Look at Tigerdirect, Newegg, and Amazon. Tigerdirect is where I got my TV. And they were cheaper than everyone else by $200. And that includes shipping (50" plasma is not easy to ship).


There are some nice 26" Samsungs and LG's too for just over $300

BlairBettsBlocksEverything
08-20-2011, 12:47 PM
is buying a refurbished tv bad?

I feel like the ones they resell are the ones where people overreacted to a minor problem that happened once and sent it back for a new one.

Johnnydollaz18
08-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Vizio's are cheap my 32 inch tv was only 270

Pete
08-20-2011, 01:35 PM
I don't like my parents' Sony at all. And I don't know why you guys are saying Vizio is good. They look like shit compared to a Pioneer, Panasonic or even LG or Samsung. It can make sense to get a Vizio if you're dead set on getting a large TV but for a small one, you're saving like $50 by going with a much shittier product, one you'll be using for hours a day. I'd go with a Samsung or LG if I were on a tight budget. Look at Tigerdirect, Newegg, and Amazon. Tigerdirect is where I got my TV. And they were cheaper than everyone else by $200. And that includes shipping (50" plasma is not easy to ship).

There are some nice 26" Samsungs and LG's too for just over $300

He said he wanted a cheap TV for school. Not a top of the line TV for home.

Vizios are the best of the lower tier TV.

NYRangers92
08-20-2011, 01:38 PM
The Sears gift card really limited me to whatever they had in store, which was not a lot. Oh well, the RCA works good enough and has everything I wanted from a new tv (component inputs, HDMI/PC input, etc). Only thing is the sound is kinda shitty but if its really unbearable ill just plug in my computer speakers

quick release
08-20-2011, 07:36 PM
He said he wanted a cheap TV for school. Not a top of the line TV for home.

Vizios are the best of the lower tier TV.

His dorm is his home for the time being. And my point was that the difference in price between "higher tier" and "lower tier" is small when talking about small models. I never recommended a Panasonic, even though that's what I have and love. I know they're more expensive. So I recommended "middle tier" brands because like I said, the price is not much different at all.. and the quality/service will likely be better.

The best way to get advice about this kind of thing is to go to avsforum.com and ask them. Most of those folks know 12x what we know.

Anyways enjoy the new TV. Awesome use of a gift card. And don't sweat the sound thing.... pretty much no matter what flatscreen TV you buy, the sound is going to blow. They can only fit so much in there. Just a warning though, plugging computer speakers into TV's doesn't always work.

BlairBettsBlocksEverything
08-20-2011, 07:44 PM
so nobody wants to answer my question lol

is buying a refurbished tv a big deal? a 22 inch hd flatscreen refurbished for 155?

quick release
08-20-2011, 10:18 PM
so nobody wants to answer my question lol

is buying a refurbished tv a big deal? a 22 inch hd flatscreen refurbished for 155?

who makes it? does it have a warranty?

if I was buying a 1500 dollar tv, I wouldn't want a refurbished one. but for that price, what's to lose? even if the thing blows up in a year, you're only out the cost of a keg of beer :) i've owned a couple of refurbished electronics and never had a problem.

Pete
08-21-2011, 12:53 PM
His dorm is his home for the time being. And my point was that the difference in price between "higher tier" and "lower tier" is small when talking about small models. I never recommended a Panasonic, even though that's what I have and love. I know they're more expensive. So I recommended "middle tier" brands because like I said, the price is not much different at all.. and the quality/service will likely be better.

The best way to get advice about this kind of thing is to go to avsforum.com and ask them. Most of those folks know 12x what we know.

Anyways enjoy the new TV. Awesome use of a gift card. And don't sweat the sound thing.... pretty much no matter what flatscreen TV you buy, the sound is going to blow. They can only fit so much in there. Just a warning though, plugging computer speakers into TV's doesn't always work.

His dorm is for 6 months. Comparing it to things you buy for your house is a little silly.

quick release
08-21-2011, 01:21 PM
You lost me. The TV does not go in the dumpster after the 6 months. It will probably end up in... a house. lol Plus I never compared it to a thing you'd buy for a house.

But lets say I were to do that...what's silly about it? You use a TV at home. You use a TV in a dorm.

twentyseven
08-21-2011, 02:19 PM
Vizio's are definetly the best of the lower end, they are actually pretty reliable and decent(and of course cost effective). Stay the fuck away from Insignia's though... thats the best buy brand where they throw left over parts from multiple companies and make their own low end piece of garbage television

BlairBettsBlocksEverything
08-21-2011, 10:22 PM
who makes it? does it have a warranty?

if I was buying a 1500 dollar tv, I wouldn't want a refurbished one. but for that price, what's to lose? even if the thing blows up in a year, you're only out the cost of a keg of beer :) i've owned a couple of refurbished electronics and never had a problem.

its a Phillips so I think its a good brand

I got it off of Best Buy, who ive never really liked, but I figured teh deal was too good to pass

quick release
08-21-2011, 10:48 PM
its a Phillips so I think its a good brand

I got it off of Best Buy, who ive never really liked, but I figured teh deal was too good to pass

Phillips is notorious for their refurbished electronics. I'd google it. I'm guessing that it's probably a safe purchase since it's a big company and they do the refurbishing thing so often.

BlairBettsBlocksEverything
08-21-2011, 10:52 PM
well either way, its too late now. Now I just have to pray it gets here before I leave for school

Fuhgeddaboudit
12-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Sorry to revisit this thread, but my mom wants a cheap TV in her room because sometimes she gets tired and she wants to watch TV on her bed, so me and my brother were looking to get a cheap 32 inch TV.

Are Vizio's good at all? I can find a 32 inch Vizio for like 300 bucks which seems really good

Pete
12-08-2011, 05:22 PM
They are more than OK for a smaller bedroom TV for your mom. I wouldn't make it my main piece, though.

Fuhgeddaboudit
12-08-2011, 05:24 PM
They are more than OK for a smaller bedroom TV for your mom. I wouldn't make it my main piece, though.


Hmmm there's also a Toshiba same size on sale till Sunday in a radioshack near brooklyn.

Toshiba vs Vizio is my 2nd question, trying to look for reviews but they basically get the same reviews on amazon

CreaseCrusader91
12-08-2011, 05:26 PM
Hmmm there's also a Toshiba same size on sale till Sunday in a radioshack near brooklyn.

Toshiba vs Vizio is my 2nd question, trying to look for reviews but they basically get the same reviews on amazon

I had a Toshiba... was a great TV