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  • Kinda starting to "snoop around".... is this a good deal?

    Just starting to look for a decent video source. This will be for primary TV/movies until our basement flooding situation gets resolved. Whenever that might be. :shiftyeyes: When it does, this will be a secondary video source.

    http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=40437151

    Shipping is $53 to 46219 making the total $582

    Thoughts and differing opinions welcome. Thanks in advance.
    John W.
    Indy

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    I have had a westing house 32" for about 3 years now and like it plenty. It won't be a sony or anything but for the price I was very happy with mine. It has since moved to the bedroom but I watch it everynight. For that price it seems like a great deal.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by quadman
      Just starting to look for a decent video source. This will be for primary TV/movies until our basement flooding situation gets resolved. Whenever that might be. :shiftyeyes: When it does, this will be a secondary video source.

      http://www.ecost.com/Detail.aspx?edp=40437151

      Shipping is $53 to 46219 making the total $582

      Thoughts and differing opinions welcome. Thanks in advance.
      Not a bad deal, if you need 1080P and LCD for your room. You could probably come close to a 50" 720P plasma for that coin, or possibly a 46" 720P LCD. You going blu-ray ? I'm going to go ahead and guess no since your still on AOL dial-up with the rest of the cave-men :neener:
      If it were me I'd go refurb for sure... to pinch a penny. But, I'm a cheap ass.
      Time waits for no man.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jethro
        Not a bad deal, if you need 1080P and LCD for your room. You could probably come close to a 50" 720P plasma for that coin, or possibly a 46" 720P LCD. You going blu-ray ? I'm going to go ahead and guess no since your still on AOL dial-up with the rest of the cave-men :neener:
        If it were me I'd go refurb for sure... to pinch a penny. But, I'm a cheap ass.
        Well, now wait a minute there Jethro.... being the tight/cheap-ass that I am, I figured that for this TV and room, 720P would have been just fine and dandy. But, the Mrs has mentioned the "B" word a couple of times in the last month so I've been looking at 1080P. I don't really need anything bigger I don't think because the room it will eventually go in, wouldn't support anything bigger I don't think.

        As for Plasma, I don't think that would work in this particular room because there is a window that's 8' long and 4' tall. Even though we have custom wood blinds and they are normally closed, I think there would still be too much light for plasma.

        Of course, I know basically nothing about all of this LCD, DLP, Plasma stuff.... :ufo:
        John W.
        Indy

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        • #5
          There's some long threads over on AVS about the Westys... they are nice budget models generally. I would avoid Ecost like the plague however.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by madpoet
            There's some long threads over on AVS about the Westys... they are nice budget models generally. I would avoid Ecost like the plague however.
            Really? I've purchased a couple of things from them and everything was smooth as silk.

            Have you had some bad experiences?
            John W.
            Indy

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            • #7
              Yeah, if you ever get a product that has an issue getting any type of service from them is a long, terrible process. I've bought smaller stuff with no problems, but I had a VCR one time that took me 5 months to get resolved and even then all they ended up doing was refunding me my money.

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              • #8
                I have a buddy that bought a Toshiba 47" Regza from Tigerdirect, and he had some problems with a row of pixels not lighting up, and it was kind of a mess. There are only a few places around to service TVs anymore, and some aren't really that good at it. He ended up having to use a 19" TV for a few weeks while his Toshiba was being repaired. I supposedly wasn't a refurb, but it did make me think about the situation and the integrity of the seller when I was TV shopping. I ended up getting my projection Samsung from 6ave through Amazon. Butterfly photo and beach camera typically have good prices too. I bought a video camera from Butterfly Photo, and have been happy with it.

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                • #9
                  I used to be all over the Westy's when they were the ONLY budget LCD on the market. I think Vizio has them beat in almost every aspect now. I wouldn't look past Vizio for budget TV.

                  If you want to spend some more coin look at the Samsungs.

                  My two cents.

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                  • #10
                    A couple I know just bought a 42" Vizio LCD at Costco for $500 (plus tax). It's not listed on their website. Haven't seen it yet, but Costco is pretty good about returns.

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                    • #11
                      Another Vizio vote...if you can find a 42" closer to that price.
                      But for the money, yeah, the WESTY would have my attention too. Refurb likely any problems taken care of...
                      Helped a friend install this same model - had some issues at first and returned it.A slight hum or buzzing & something else(??) about 3 months in.
                      2nd set - no problems and looks just fine to me. But, I still prefer my Vizio!:snaggletooth:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greg_mitch
                        If you want to spend some more coin look at the Samsungs.
                        Well, I'm pretty much a tight a$$ :blockhead: so spending more isn't really what we were looking to do. Even though this will be our primary video for a while until we can get the flooding issue resolved in our lower level, we were originally looking at 32" - 37" to "keep the cost down." Full feature sets and whiz bang specs weren't really the primary concern for this set. Just something that would present a nice picture and allow for Blue-Ray when we finally decide to take that plunge.

                        We had sort of set a $500 ceiling, but when I ran across this larger 42" for $529, it definitely piqued our interest.
                        John W.
                        Indy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rumonkey2
                          Another Vizio vote...if you can find a 42" closer to that price.
                          But for the money, yeah, the WESTY would have my attention too. Refurb likely any problems taken care of...
                          Helped a friend install this same model - had some issues at first and returned it.A slight hum or buzzing & something else(??) about 3 months in.
                          2nd set - no problems and looks just fine to me. But, I still prefer my Vizio!:snaggletooth:
                          All the reviews that I can find on this unit are pretty good. Even for those that paid quite a bit more. The main concern/issue these seemed to have were in the power supply. That buzzing/humming or they quit completely. Since this particular model came out almost two years ago now (4 HDMI inputs four years ago?.... wow), my guess is these refurbs are the ones that got the new updated power supplies.

                          But, I'll check out Vizio and see what I can find. Unfortunately, we aren't members of Costco, just Sam's. So any Costco deals are out. Although, I could ask around.... I'm sure one of our friends is a member.
                          John W.
                          Indy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by quadman
                            All the reviews that I can find on this unit are pretty good. Even for those that paid quite a bit more. The main concern/issue these seemed to have were in the power supply. That buzzing/humming or they quit completely. Since this particular model came out almost two years ago now (4 HDMI inputs four years ago?.... wow), my guess is these refurbs are the ones that got the new updated power supplies.

                            But, I'll check out Vizio and see what I can find. Unfortunately, we aren't members of Costco, just Sam's. So any Costco deals are out. Although, I could ask around.... I'm sure one of our friends is a member.
                            Jump on it Quad! And cross you fingers w/ E-Cost - hey, you've had no problems before!:woo:

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rumonkey2
                              Jump on it Quad! And cross you fingers w/ E-Cost - hey, you've had no problems before!:woo:
                              Well crapola.... I just spoke with ecost and they only offer UPS or FEDEX ground (and overnight). No white glove delivery service available.

                              Isn't it absolutely critical that these don't get laid flat because of the weight of the glass? There was a couple of threads over on AVS where the glass was cracked upon opening the pristine looking box and UPS was long gone with no way to prove who cracked the glass.

                              Damn, damn, damn. :hissyfit:
                              John W.
                              Indy

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