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TV Prices

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Dave, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. Geronimo

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    Well remember that many have other things to spend their money ob. I makea good income TV in light of all the other priorities.
     
  2. Steve Mehs

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    See that's my advantage, I don't have a life, technology is my life, along with work as I really don't do anything else. HDTV is the future, grainy VHS and slow 56K dial up used to be 'good enough', but technology has improved. A few months ago I never thought I'd have an HDTV. I have relatives who went from 27" and under SD tubes to Sony Bravia's and Grand Wega SXR's, while I have a relatively low end HD Set, it's still better then nothing, I could have spent up to $3,500 on a TV provided I got it from Best Buy, but (and a very big but), my Best Buy credit limit is only $1,500. I figure in a few years once I have solid credit established I should be able to get it uped. Being 20, I thought they’d want to give me a few thousand dollar limit, so they can attempt to reel me into debt early on, but unfortunately not. Circuit City wouldn’t accept me, so I had to put the TV on my mothers card, which does nothing for me.
     
  3. Dave

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    You do have Panasonic, Sharp and Pioneer 42" Plasmas going for starting prices of $1200 to $1300. Still high for some. But if you can find them with a ZERO interest for 2 years. Then your looking at a quick pay off of only $ 54 a month payment or less for 24 months.
     
  4. Opynion

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    According to CReports, a Plasma Tv cost $6,000 two years ago, now a top rated Plasma Tv sells for $3,000 and within two years from now, the pri¢e will be even lower.
    and so will the HD-DVD's :rolleyes:
     
  5. kb7oeb

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    Why? Unless you are OTA only your satellite or cable box will provide you with a tuner.
     
  6. Nick

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    New 53" HDTV................$1169 (paid cash, free local delivery)
    Old 31" CRT.......sold for $.-200
    Net cost to me..................$..969
    HD-DVR...........................$.....13/m (no deposit, no down-payment or other up-front charges)

    Two years (so far) of beautiful High Definition programming enjoyment...PRICELESS!
     
  7. blueeyedman196

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    got my sony 55'' hdtv for $2300 a good deal at circuit city round x-mas time last year .And i just love it ,cant wait on more hd channels.
     
  8. Geronimo

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    And I would not do without the OTA. Satellite and cable companies can provide you with analog SD tuners as well. But who would buy an analog set with no OTA tuner?
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    Amen brother!
     
  10. Nick

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    Paul, why on Earth are you "amening" a loser?

    Are you still living in the last century, too? :lol:
     
  11. springdale_sam

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    you guys sound kind of harsh to us people without hd but look at what is costing you guys with it it cost thousands for the set and hundreds for the recievers and i keep reading where the damn recievers dont work
     
  12. Opynion

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    We still need two tv's sets, an HD wide screen, and SD square screen, because many people still have vhs movies that are recording onto the DVD-R, it's clear that later on we'll have to record the movies again from the Satellite channels, but this time on the new HD-DVD-R's that will be on sale later on, because the DVD-R's that are now sold, will also be lower quality compared to the HD-DVD-R's that will come-up on sale in the near future! :rolleyes:
    for the time being, we just can't throw away the vhs movies we now have, it makes no point get ride of them and buy new DVD movies that are not HD-DVD's to just get ride of them later when the HD-DVD's arrive, unless your a millionaire;
    besides, there are not enough channels in HD yet,
    not even CNN is on HD, or is it :?:
     
  13. Nick

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    We don't mean to sound harsh, Sam, but read my post again and tell me if you consider the truth I tell unpleasant. Of course, for those who did spend "thousands" and "hundreds", they probably don't want to hear bitching either.

    Forgive me if I hurt your feelings. :)
     
  14. Nick

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    Opynion, did you...uh...miss your period ( . )? :eek2:

    :lol:
     
  15. springdale_sam

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    oh no I am ok. I like HD alot but I am going to wait till it becomes the norm
     
  16. Steve Mehs

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    My HD DVR receiver didn't cost me a dime and it works very well I have no qualms with it. If it does die, as it is electronic and electronic toys do die from time to time, be it a hard drive failure, power supply issue or it just stops working, I take a short ride, get a new one for free, hook it up and I'm back enjoying high def less then an hour later.
     
  17. Nick

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    What Steve said. ;)
     
  18. Opynion

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    And where is that store, yeah that one, the one that gives those Free>>>>HD DVR's?, and while they're at it, they might as well give me a free HD tv :cool:
     
  19. reddice

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    When a good size TV 40" and up cost under a $1000 (DLP) and actually includes a ASTC digital tuner than I will upgrade to one. But for now I will let the beta testers play around with it until it is more affordable.
     
  20. Paul Secic

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    So I'm a loser. I've got property taxes, insurance to pay, food, power ETC. You're a bid absurd sir!:mad2: :mad2: :mad2: I'll get a HD set when I want. If you want, you can buy me one.
     
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