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I'm in the market for a new television so I can finally stop bumming off my Dad's 54 inch plasma. My price range is somewhere between 1,000 and 1,400 USD. I checked out a few of the 50 inch plasmas at Wal-Mart and really liked this one Samsung Flat Panel I saw, had a pretty crisp picture compared to the others but I know that's more of the way they hooked it up and the cables/settings than the actually tv quality. Then I went and looked around Best Buy and Circuit City and found some similiar ones that varied a little in price/size by a few hundred dollars and a few inches, all of which are plasma. (I'm still a little skeptical about LCD tvs that big, I've done some small research and read reviews- although they've come a long way the general consensus seems to be that Plasma is still better than LCD when it comes to the larger tvs, but LCD beats plasma in the smaller tv area or... something. Anyway...) I mainly plan to play my 360/Wii on it, and watch some movies (No High-Def DVDs, but i still prefer having a High-Def tv over my old 34 inch tv.)
As a side note, I'll be paying for this tv off my Credit Card, which I just dropped the balance to 0 the other week. Took me a while to pay off my 3k of debt and now I'm ready to start it all over again. Or... I could get a tv from where I work. See, I'm employeed at a certain... "Pay us money for a certain amount of time and the merchandise we lent you will be yours" if you catch my drift, don't want to name them. I could get a tv from them but my selection will be limited to what is in the catalogue and/or what they ship to our store. Plus, I'd end up spending more than just buying it straight up from a place like Wal-Mart or Best Buy. In a few months I'll get a special employee only discount on the tv, but I dunno if I want to wait that long. @_@ Four months feels like a long time...I dunno, I worry so damn much when it comes to big purchases like this- you should have seen what a nervous wreck I was when I got my new car a few years ago. I guess what I'm looking for is some feedback and/or criticism from tech savy people on this forum. If I'm going to throw down 1k+ of my hard earned money I want it to be for a tv that will last me a while.