Our TV, a stately Sony Trinitron that's served us since 1999, is dying. We need a new 42 inch-ish TV. I have no idea what to look for in this new flat/plasma/HD market. All I want to avoid is that godawful HD thing where old movies look like cheap soap operas and everything is too sharp and flat. No interest in a smart TV or 3D or anything like that. What should I buy to make our media diet of old movies and Netflix TV shows look the best?
So I recently moved to San Mateo, CA from Chicago, hurray! Pretty much everything has been great and the move quite smooth. What sucks is that in the move my beloved Panasonic ST60 60 inch was broken, likely during the drive out here. I had moved who packed it up and delivered it to UPack, then moved who unloaded it from there and moved it into my house. Sadly it didn't survive. Now I need to start looking or thinking about a replacement BUT Panasonic stopped making plasma's altogether and I wasn't expecting to have to buy a TV again so soon. What should my next TV be? [more inside]
My current bedroom TV has decided it prefers to only do sound now. Not a big deal-it is old and was a hand-me-down. But, holymajoly, this TV buying thing is WAY more complicated than "I need a TV. OK, that one." [more inside]
Why does white on a TV screen cause audible buzzing noise? It's obvious more on an all-white screen, but even small amounts like captions. It seems like it's been this way for decades, through CRT and on to plasma HDTV screens. [more inside]
I'm about to buy a Panasonic TC-P42U2 plasma flat-panel TV (Amazon, Newegg) As you can see, buying from Newegg will cost me $100 more than buying from Amazon, yet I'm tempted to do just that since Newegg has an unimpeachable customer service record. Am I crazy? [more inside]
Why does avatar look so much WORSE on nice HD TVs? [more inside]
My tv broke. How can I replace it and not spend much? [more inside]
Looking for a good flatscreen TV, 42" or thereabouts... and white. I haven't been able to find anything that size that isn't in industry-standard black. Any suggestions?
Why does my RCA plasma TV keep going black for 5 seconds at a time, outta nowhere? [more inside]
Where can I get a display stand for a Daewoo DP-42SM plasma monitor? [more inside]
Sony Plasma TV Manual Download [more inside]
Need to find a UK based supplier for a Plasma Screen trolley/storage case. [more inside]
Are there any websites optimised to show a news feed on a TV screen? [more inside]
Flat TV's behind two-way mirrors? Good idea or no? [more inside]
My wife wants to get a plasma/LCD TV and mount it over the fireplace. That just seems way too high to watch comfortably, though. Does anyone have any experience with a TV mounted that high? Will the kids be able to watch it if they're sitting on the floor? Does angling it help?
My new Plasma TV fell off the wall and shattered. Am I screwed? [more inside]
Are the display artifacts I'm seeing in our plasma screen due to the low broadcast resolution, or due the the tv itself? [more inside]
I need help choosing my tv. This is my second really expensive purchase, and I know a lot less about TVs than I do computers. Help me decide between 2 models of different brands, or suggest better! Also where to buy from recommendations! [more inside]
How can I mount my new 50 inch plasma without asking for help? [more inside]