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Mallow's Banner Mallow
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  Date Posted #1 Monday, July 30, 2012 06:29:15 PM   

Just as the thread title suggests, I'm shopping for a television but I have no idea what to look for, here's basically what I want to get out of the television:

I'm hooking my computer up for gaming/blu-rays/netflix etc. from time to time so I don't know what I need in terms of refresh rate if 60 is enough or if I need to step up to 120

Picture quality and what exactly that means? I went to a best buy, and comparing to other television sets samsung's colors were brighter, but those tvs were also more expensive, the colors were bright enough to the point of non realistic, especially the greens. But it looked better? I don't know.

Sound - should I invest in a sound bar? What does that entail exactly, and how to games like rockband and such stand up with the sound bar in terms of audio lag?

Thanks for your help.
 
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  Date Posted #2 Monday, July 30, 2012 06:54:21 PM   

#1 wait until black friday deals

#2 sound bars are terrible

#3 discuss in november before black friday 
Mallow's Banner Mallow
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  Date Posted #3 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 02:52:37 AM   

Football starts before black Friday  
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  Date Posted #4 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 07:39:27 AM   

You really want to pay more than you have to just to watch some regular season football on a new TV? Your favorite team probably isn't going anywhere anyway so.

I'm upgrading my set too but I'm waiting because last year I saw a TV I wanted for just about half off online and I expect the same type of deal this year. 
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Valleyfield
Quebec
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  Date Posted #5 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 08:55:41 AM   

#4 calibrate your new tv. All TVs in store are extra bright with ridiculously high blue/green. 
Detrimental
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  Date Posted #6 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 09:13:27 AM   

All TVs? I wouldn't go that far. I've bought an Aquos before that was high on the reds and undersaturated in general. 
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  Date Posted #7 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:28:41 PM   

Both my television, and one of my friend's televisions had options for "retail store color setting" ON/OFF. If that doesn't tell you something......

OLED TVs should be starting to come down in price soon, and SmartTVs will probably pick up steam closer to Black Friday. If you plan on having a bunch of parties during football season, then...dunno. I'd wait and do the research. AVSForums are probably the best place to do research regardless of time of year though.

I'm waiting for my 60" Mitsubishi 3D DLP TV to die so I can get a gas fireplace, and then put an 80" LED over top of it (after I research heat dissipation related to that)...so I haven't personally looked up too much in terms of current TV trends. :-/ I believe Ucross did recently though. 
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  Date Posted #8 Tuesday, July 31, 2012 01:50:45 PM   

www.decide.com 
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  Date Posted #9 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 01:20:44 PM   

aren't best deals in February with post-season liquidation? 
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  Date Posted #10 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 01:54:57 PM   

best deals r in ur p@nts 
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  Date Posted #11 Monday, August 06, 2012 08:00:41 PM   

My sound bar is awesome