Sub $600 HDTV 480p/720i/1080i LCD just got one for the hell of it..

Dorfdad

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Was in the market for a new Tv for the bedroom was looking to get about a 25-27 HDTV when I ran across this Insignia Tv from bestbuy for $599.99

Couple of things, I have 3 HDTV's a Mitsubishi, a Sony and now this Insignia and I can tell you without a doubt this is a GREAT 32" LCD HDTV for gaming and TV. The sound is Excellent and the crispness is GREAT for the price point. It does 480i/480p/720p/1080i has HDMI and 2 component videos.

For XBOX 360 and PS3 the image quality is pretty damn good almost indistinguishable from my 1000.00 Sony Wega. The original default colors needed a slight bit of tweaking to get to my liking, but I have to give this TV a Big thumbs up for any budget conscious gamer.

While it does not do support 1080p that might scare off some of you, but for 599.99 and Bestbuy even has some specials where you can get 100-400 off if you buy direct TV or Cable through them so I would recommend this set!

While the silver color is not HI-TECH enough for some the TV in person looks better than the site shows and the cables hide away nicely!

Hope you find this useful...

Oh and for those wondering WHO the hell Insignia is they are SHARP. Insignia is the brand Best Buy has them make for them for retail sales..

Here is a lint to the system and specs.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...gnia&lp=13&type=product&cp=1&id=1153998665554
 

Dorfdad

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I think you will be presently surprised for the cost it's a no brainier honestly!

In 5 Years Ill replace it with a 1080p or 1600p whatever comes out than :)
 

Eric

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Wow... I bought a 599.99 HDTV from Samsung exactly a year ago - it can do the same resolutions but its not great. I want one!!! Hah I still need surround sound though, don't even have that.
 

Dorfdad

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Well after playing with it all night, I bet you year old does not have HDMI, Built in DTV (Great for satellite owners!!!), NEARLY as good of Sound Quality and more.. LOL just wanted to let you know there is a GOOD CHEAP HDTV out there. You just need to be able to sit back about 8-10 feet from the TV do to the size. Up close you see the pixels more but with any larger tv you see that.
 

Dorfdad

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that olevi maxs at 720p the Insignia does 480i/p 720p/ and 1080I...

and has a nicer look in my opinion..

the Tv is normally 899.99 marked down right now to 599.99
 
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I picked up a Toshiba Regza 32HL66 32" today. I went with the Toshiba because my cousin who I get all my goods from at the appliance place states they have trouble getting the Olevia's serviced, and I've always had very good luck with Toshibas, and it has a great picture. I picked up the Toshiba, and a Samsung DVD-HD860 DVD player. Perfect fit for the Den.
 
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No that Olevia does 1080i also, I own an Olevia and they are FANTASTIC sets. The only thing about that particular model I don't know if I like is that it appears to be a Custom model for Circuit City, the Normal series are the 3, 5, and 7 series
 
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BananaFish

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Beware Zap2 that that 27 incher is a 1080i set and so it'll only display 480p from the PS3....FYI. :shock:
 
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I got a $500 HDTV that does 720p/1080i. It is a viewsonic pc monitor and also have s-video, two composite video and the HDTV component video input as well a tv tuner.
 

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[QUOTE="Dorfdad, post: 0]Was in the market for a new Tv for the bedroom was looking to get about a 25-27 HDTV when I ran across this Insignia Tv from bestbuy for $599.99

Couple of things, I have 3 HDTV's a Mitsubishi, a Sony and now this Insignia and I can tell you without a doubt this is a GREAT 32" LCD HDTV for gaming and TV. The sound is Excellent and the crispness is GREAT for the price point. It does 480i/480p/720p/1080i has HDMI and 2 component videos.

For XBOX 360 and PS3 the image quality is pretty damn good almost indistinguishable from my 1000.00 Sony Wega. The original default colors needed a slight bit of tweaking to get to my liking, but I have to give this TV a Big thumbs up for any budget conscious gamer.

While it does not do support 1080p that might scare off some of you, but for 599.99 and Bestbuy even has some specials where you can get 100-400 off if you buy direct TV or Cable through them so I would recommend this set!

While the silver color is not HI-TECH enough for some the TV in person looks better than the site shows and the cables hide away nicely!

Hope you find this useful...

Oh and for those wondering WHO the hell Insignia is they are SHARP. Insignia is the brand Best Buy has them make for them for retail sales..

Here is a lint to the system and specs.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...gnia&lp=13&type=product&cp=1&id=1153998665554[/QUOTE]


you can get their 4 year service coverage for i think $99 too which is a great price
 

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People see the sony or samsung name and think they are the best lol. I have a 32inch Vizio And all i can say is great tv. My Gf has a 3 63 inch plasm philips tvs (1living room, bed room,spare bed room) and she wants me to trade her LOL. But for a 600buck tv it is great.
 

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I won't buy another insignia tv EVER. I bought a 32" Insignia lcd, and it died 9 months later...it would get REALLY hot and the picture would turn green. A buddy who bought the exact same model had the power supply on his die TWICE. I swapped mine out for a Toshiba (i paid for the extra warranty) and never looked back. It might've been just that particular model, but it put me off from buying that brand ever again.
 

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[QUOTE="SwitchBlade, post: 0]I won't buy another insignia tv EVER. I bought a 32" Insignia lcd, and it died 9 months later...it would get REALLY hot and the picture would turn green. A buddy who bought the exact same model had the power supply on his die TWICE. I swapped mine out for a Toshiba (i paid for the extra warranty) and never looked back. It might've been just that particular model, but it put me off from buying that brand ever again.[/quote]
Not a good idea to buy a TV from brands that you have never heard of eg. Pansonic, and the other dodgy brands. Only buy quality brands like Sony, LG, Phillips, Toshiba, Pionear, etc.
 

KraZe

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last year i got a 27" Citizen LCD for 700 720p/1080i its pretty good i had the change the colours around but for gaming its magnificent i bet its like 499 now so its a good snag for like a bedroom or soemthing
 
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Blademanx

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I saw a Panasonic 37 inch full HD 1920 x 1080p. Does it have to be 40 inch? for it to be full HD?
 

Ridge Racer

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I currently have this in my room...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8250144&type=product&id=1169512290376

...picked it up a couple of months back and I love it. When I picked it up it was on sale for $580. The great thing is that it's a great size plus it has more than enough connections. Two HDMI's, two component, 2 s-video/video, and a VGA port gives you planty of plugs for all your entertainment needs. ^_^ I currently have my pc hooked up to it and it's 1366 x 768 resolution of freakin' awesome! Great TV, great price, great picture quality. My 360 games look outstanding. HD cable programming is terrific, especially sports broadcast. It's just a great, great thing. ^_^