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Best New TV For Watching Old Movies?

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?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 28, 2016 - 17 answers

Buying a new TV

I'm in the market for a new TV. A TV on BestBuy.com is actually sold through Buy.com, which is apparently the same thing as Rakuten.com. Is this situation weird? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jul 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Flat fish tank

Are flat fish tanks ok...for fish? [more inside]
posted by klausman on Dec 4, 2013 - 10 answers

Is it possible to mount a flat screen tv above our pass-through?

In our one-bedroom apartment, we have a pass-through window between our kitchen and living room. It would be the perfect spot for us to hang a flat-screen tv but the surface it would have to be mounted on is a piece of 1/4" plywood abutting the back side of our kitchen cabinets. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Feb 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Is it worth it to fix our TV?

Our TV is broken. Should we try to fix it, or would it make more sense to just buy a new TV? How much would a repair for our kind of problem cost? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 2, 2012 - 7 answers

How would one go about buying a TV that isn't black?

I'd like to buy a TV that ISN'T black. Is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 2, 2012 - 12 answers

tv transpo

How heavy/bulky/awkward is a 32" flatscreen TV, freshly purchased in the box? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Oct 18, 2012 - 12 answers

TV Party Tonight!

Help me choose the right small HDTV. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Mar 10, 2012 - 15 answers

How to get 3 TVs to show the same thing?

How do I set up multiple TVs in a conference room to share the same presentation/video/etc.? [more inside]
posted by gagoumot on Nov 2, 2011 - 1 answer

How should I elevate my flatscreen TV?

I'm looking for a nice, minimal way to elevate my flatscreen TV (38"). I like the shelf idea (like this), but want to make sure it's a sturdy option that won't rip out the drywall. Any experience with these? If not, any recommendation for a handsome TV stand? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Best flat screen wall mount for the money?

Tell me about flat screen TV wall mounts and cable/wire management solutions [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Jun 3, 2011 - 4 answers

If I buy the nonamebrand TV it's going to explode!?

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]
posted by atomicstone on Mar 31, 2011 - 19 answers

What can I do with a flatscreen TV in our reception area?

At my work we have a 57" flat panel TV in the reception area. What are some interesting things we could do with that? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 15, 2011 - 14 answers

Buying a flat-screen computer monitor

Help me buy a flat-screen monitor for my husband as a Christmas gift, please? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Dec 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Creating a mini-secret passage for my TV

Advice in making a spinning wall-mounted tv. I have this vision for mounting my 42" flat screen tv on a rotatable wall, so that you could push the wall in and the tv would rotate around into the other room. Kind of like the secret passages in cartoons where the whole fireplace turns around or something. I am finishing my basement so I am essentially starting from scratch. How could I do this? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Dec 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Why do some movies looks worse in HD?

Why does avatar look so much WORSE on nice HD TVs? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Used 47-52" LCD TV - Models & Where to buy?

I'm looking for a 47-52" LCD TV to buy - but I want to buy USED - 2years old, for say, ca. $500ish. Recommendations of models and places to buy them pleaseā€¦.. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 1, 2010 - 6 answers

How do we hide a seldom-used flat screen TV on a budget?

How can we hide a wall-mounted flat screen TV on the cheap with maximum discretion? [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Jun 22, 2010 - 11 answers

White flatscreen TV around 42"?

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?
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

I haven't had TV since the first season of Survivor

Help me buy a cheap, flat-screen, non-HDTV? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Aug 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Did I just kill my monitor?

Re-arranging my office, and the power cord was too tight between monitor 1 and the plug, so I unplugged it and put it in a different plug. Now that monitor won't power on at all. I've tried different plugs, different power cables, and no good. The little light on the button doesn't even show yellow, much less green. Its an Acer AL 1916 monitor with VGA in. I can use another screen singly for now, but I'm worried that I've somehow killed my monitor, and I don't know what else to try. Thanks.
posted by korej on Nov 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Artifacts: The TV, or the Broadcast?

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]
posted by everichon on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

It's on the wall!

What's the best way to mount an LCD monitor to my wall? [more inside]
posted by CXImran on Oct 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Good LCD monitor for reading?

What should I look for in an LCD monitor primarily for programming and web-surfing? (i.e. reading text.) [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jan 21, 2006 - 26 answers

Buying a flat screen monitor for the PC

Non-gaming designer and illustrator wants to switch from a 17" Belinea CRT to a TFT screen. Has read a bewildering array of conflicting advice online, is turning to Metafilter for hard answers. GSOH. No pets. [more inside]
posted by nylon on Apr 6, 2005 - 19 answers

Flat-panel/LCD monitor suggestions and considerations

I'm looking to pick up a flat panel display, at least 20", and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or opinions based on LCDs they own currently? What are the salient things to look for, particular to LCDs? I doubt I'll be using the flat panel much for 3D gaming, but I want something that won't artifact at all? I'm looking for something in the mid-range, price-wise, but obviously the cheaper, the better. Thanks.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on May 17, 2004 - 15 answers

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