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Sharp 26" LED 1080p On sale $229

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by F1 Fan, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. F1 Fan

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    Just saw this ad in Best Buy (also online).

    A Sharp 26" LED 1080p with 3 HDMI - great for Kitchen or Bedroom.

    On sale this week at $229.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Tis an OK deal.

    You could find similar for under $200 on Black Friday and the 32" for around $250.

    It's also $229 on Amazon and there's no tax.

    It's very, very rare that something advertised at BestBuy is actually a great deal.
     
  3. Cholly

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    IMHO, 26" may be okay for a kitchen, but too small for most bedrooms.32" is probably as small as you'd want to go. I just recently upgraded from a 37" 720p TV to a 42" 1080p 3D TV. for my bedroom. Viewing distance is about 8 feet at most. The typical rule of thumb for widescreen TV viewing distance is a minimum of 1.5 times the screen width and a maximum of 3 times the screen width.
     
  4. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I agree Cholly. I have a 26" in my office, right next to my monitor (23"), but I'm only a couple of feet away from it.

    We also have a 42" in the bedroom and I wish I had room for a 55" (it's in a bureau with doors and that's as big as would fit).
     
  5. Rich

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    Consider dumping the bureau or aren't you allowed to do that?....:lol:

    I've been very happy with my 50" plasma in the bedroom, but I do have room for a much bigger set.

    That cheap Sharp would make a nice computer monitor.

    Rich
     
  6. Rich

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    The actual width of the screen or the diagonal measurement of the screen?

    Rich
     
  7. spartanstew

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    Actually, the wife would probably dump the armoire, since she does most of the TV watching in there, but I like it. :)
     
  8. Rich

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    I bought an African Gray parrot a few years ago, with the cage, it came to about $3,000. Nastiest animal I've ever had in the house. But I loved the wrought iron matte black cage and wanted to turn it into a planter. Huge thing. People that bought that horrible creature wouldn't buy it without the cage. Lost a lot of money on that deal.

    Rich
     
  9. Cholly

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    Rich: the viewing distance recommendations are based on the width of the screen, not the diagonal.
     
  10. Rich

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    Huh. Thanx, didn't know that. Weren't TVs rated on the width of the screen when they first appeared and for some time afterward?

    Rich
     
  11. Davenlr

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    The advertised screen size is measured diagonally. Didnt know the viewing distance was different either.
     
  12. spartanstew

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    Viewing distance can be determined either way, just depends on the formula.
     
  13. Cholly

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    yup :D
     
  14. Rich

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    I knew it could be determined by the diagonal measurement, but Charlie's post was the first time I've seen the length of the bottom (or the top) of the screen mentioned in years.

    Rich
     
  15. Cholly

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    Thanx, Charlie.

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