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12.08.11 | Chickensoup

Posted on 12/08/2011 5:32:16 PM PST by Chickensoup

OK HDTV Fans.

Remember: Time to Purchase a TV HDTV Input please HDTV PING LIST PLEASE 12.02.11 | Chickensoup

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Found a TV that I thought had terrific color. It mesmeriszes me because of its size and color saturation. It is about 1200 more than I planned to spend and I am trying to figure out whether it is worth it. On the one hand, I haven't done anything fun in a long time, on the downside, it is a lot of monies for me.

Here are the specs: Sharp Aquos 70" TV

http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTVs/LC70LE733U.aspx With the introduction of the 70" class (69.5" Diagonal) LC-70LE733U, Sharp once again reinforces its leadership in LCD and LED technology. Sharp’s proprietary quad pixel technology adds a fourth color, yellow, to the traditional RGB pixel format, enabling many colors to be displayed for the first time. Featuring more colors than any other television, see never-before-seen colors like sparkling golds, Caribbean blues and sunflower yellows.

The proprietary AQUOS LED system comprised of the X-Gen LCD panel and UltraBrilliant LED enables an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 6,000,000:1 for excellent picture quality. AquoMotion 240 virtually eliminates blur and motion artifacts in fast-moving video. The LC-70LE733U features Smart TV, including the addition of Vudu™ apps, Netflix streaming video1, CinemaNow capability, along with the industry’s leading online support system, AQUOS Advantagesm Live. And, with built-in WiFi, connectivity is easier than ever. Dual USB media players for portable video/music player are also included for your convenience.

Features Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution - with more than 8 million dots for the sharpest picture possible. Quad Pixel Technology - RGBY filter adds yellow to the traditional RGB sub-pixel components, enabling the display of many colors never before seen on TV. Smart TV - delivers Netflix, CinemaNow and Vudu™ streaming video, customized Internet content and live customer support via built-in Wi-Fi. (Netflix membership required for Netflix instant streaming. Membership and/or fees may apply.) Built-in Wi-Fi - no additional hardware needed. UltraBrilliant LED system - includes a unique "double-dome" light amplifier lens and multi-fluorescents, enabling high brightness and color purity. Full HD 1080p X-Gen LCD Panel - is designed with advanced pixel control to minimize light leakage and a wider aperture to let more light through, providing the industry's highest contrast level. AquoMotion 240 - virtually eliminates blur and artifacts on fast-motion picture quality. AQUOS LINK™ - enables convenient control of AQUOS Blu-ray Disc™ players. USB Viewer with Music Player - enables enjoyment of high-resolution digital video, JPEG images and MP3 music files. Vyper Drive - enhances the experience for video games by reducing lag times.


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OK HDTV Fans.

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Found a TV that I thought had terrific color. It mesmeriszes me because of its size and color saturation. It is about 1200 more than I planned to spend and I am trying to figure out whether it is worth it. On the one hand, I haven't done anything fun in a long time, on the downside, it is a lot of monies for me.

Here are the specs: Sharp Aquos 70" TV

http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTVs/LC70LE733U.aspx With the introduction of the 70" class (69.5" Diagonal) LC-70LE733U, Sharp once again reinforces its leadership in LCD and LED technology. Sharp’s proprietary quad pixel technology adds a fourth color, yellow, to the traditional RGB pixel format, enabling many colors to be displayed for the first time. Featuring more colors than any other television, see never-before-seen colors like sparkling golds, Caribbean blues and sunflower yellows.

The proprietary AQUOS LED system comprised of the X-Gen LCD panel and UltraBrilliant LED enables an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 6,000,000:1 for excellent picture quality. AquoMotion 240 virtually eliminates blur and motion artifacts in fast-moving video. The LC-70LE733U features Smart TV, including the addition of Vudu™ apps, Netflix streaming video1, CinemaNow capability, along with the industry’s leading online support system, AQUOS Advantagesm Live. And, with built-in WiFi, connectivity is easier than ever. Dual USB media players for portable video/music player are also included for your convenience.

Features Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution - with more than 8 million dots for the sharpest picture possible. Quad Pixel Technology - RGBY filter adds yellow to the traditional RGB sub-pixel components, enabling the display of many colors never before seen on TV. Smart TV - delivers Netflix, CinemaNow and Vudu™ streaming video, customized Internet content and live customer support via built-in Wi-Fi. (Netflix membership required for Netflix instant streaming. Membership and/or fees may apply.) Built-in Wi-Fi - no additional hardware needed. UltraBrilliant LED system - includes a unique "double-dome" light amplifier lens and multi-fluorescents, enabling high brightness and color purity. Full HD 1080p X-Gen LCD Panel - is designed with advanced pixel control to minimize light leakage and a wider aperture to let more light through, providing the industry's highest contrast level. AquoMotion 240 - virtually eliminates blur and artifacts on fast-motion picture quality. AQUOS LINK™ - enables convenient control of AQUOS Blu-ray Disc™ players. USB Viewer with Music Player - enables enjoyment of high-resolution digital video, JPEG images and MP3 music files. Vyper Drive - enhances the experience for video games by reducing lag times.

1 posted on 12/08/2011 5:32:23 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

Are you going to watch it or live in it?


2 posted on 12/08/2011 5:35:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You know EPU, I lived in a big old house on a real small city lot and then bought a 30 acre lot for the present domicile. An individual of extremes.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 5:36:51 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

Just my personal opinion but that is the very TV I wanted to purchase if the price had been right on Black Friday. Only one I’ve seen locally is at Sam’s so it’s their price or nothing and I’m going to pass until the price goes down considerably. Mitsubishi has now come out with an 82” so the 70” isn’t the big dog any longer. Sam’s priced the TV at $3500 or so and dropped it by $600 within a few months. It’s still around $2700 and that’s a lot more than I’m willing to pay right now.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 5:39:26 PM PST by RonInNaples
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To: Chickensoup

Bad ass!!


5 posted on 12/08/2011 5:40:06 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Chickensoup

So what’s your question?


6 posted on 12/08/2011 5:42:45 PM PST by waynesa98
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To: Chickensoup

If you really want the best color get the Sharp ELITE, line take over from Pioneer...best TV on the market PERIOD.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/sharp-elite-pro-60x5fd-3d-led-lcd-hdtv


7 posted on 12/08/2011 5:43:52 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: RonInNaples

It is very expensive. I do not have the room for a bigger tv.

I am glad to hear that someone other than me is impressed.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 5:43:52 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: RonInNaples

It is very expensive. I do not have the room for a bigger tv.

I am glad to hear that someone other than me is impressed.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 5:43:52 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup
In Real Estate the Three Main Points to remember is:

1. Location

2. Location

3. Location

The Same goes for HDTVs but instead it's

1. Refresh Rate

2. Refresh Rate

3. Refresh Rate

(You can have the greatest resolution possible BUT if the refresh rate sucks then you get motion blur out the yin yang!)

10 posted on 12/08/2011 5:45:25 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Chickensoup

I have a HDTV Flat Panel LG Brand for $650. What would I need a larger screen for?

I am perfectly happy with this size of screen. Now you have an auditorum-sized room I can see maybe a 70” screen. Of course it is going to cost much much more!

It’s your money! I live frugally but comfortable.


11 posted on 12/08/2011 5:48:10 PM PST by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (I like the sound of President Gingrich)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I got a mitsubishi DLP 60 inch HDTV (3D too) for $699

Tigerdirect.com


12 posted on 12/08/2011 5:48:41 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Chickensoup
Aquos makes a fine HDTV - is it 3D capable?

I just bought a 47" LG LED 3D to replace my Sony Bravia - anything much larger would overpower my living room.

Absolutely fabulous picture in 2D or 3d, even comes with a special 3D simulation mode which takes a 2D picture and makes it appear to be 3D. Every bit the picture quality of the Samsung or Sony.

$855.00 at Costco, added a five year warranty for $60.00.

13 posted on 12/08/2011 5:48:57 PM PST by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: Chickensoup

Read the reviews on Amazon. You get a good people meter there. A friend just bought an LG 47” 3d...I helped him set it up. He is very happy with it. Another bought a 55” Samsung LED TV.

These TVs are so sharp that old shows like Gunsmoke might disappoint you. Can look grainy. You can blow a few thou on such TVs but you are wasting your time if you don’t get the HD channels to go along with them.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 5:49:04 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

HDTV ping


15 posted on 12/08/2011 5:50:31 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Cable225

Heh... we posted within seconds of each other. My friend just bought the same 47” 3D LG. I helped him get it to connect to the internet he likes the you-tube app.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 5:52:50 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Chickensoup

You got that 70” hooked up to a good set of rabbit ears in the double-wide or what? Cinerama! :-)


17 posted on 12/08/2011 5:59:04 PM PST by kaboom
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To: Pontiac; ADemocratNoMore; advertising guy; aft_lizard; AJMaXx; Alice in Wonderland; ...
Pinging the HDTV list..

HDTV PINGS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Interested in the HDTV ping list?
Please Freepmail me(freepmail works best)if you would like your name added to the HDTV ping list,(approximately 375 freepers are currently on the HDTV ping list).
The pinged subjects can be HDTV technology, satellite, cable, and OTA HD reception (Over The Air with roof top or indoor antennas), Broadcast specials, Sports, Blu Ray/HDDVD, and any and all subjects relating to HDTV.

LVD

Note: if you search Freerepublic using the keyword "“HDTV”, you will find most of the past HDTV postings.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 6:03:26 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The DemocRATic party preys on the ignorant!)
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To: Chickensoup

You are buying a Cadillac (pre-government motors compliment intended).


19 posted on 12/08/2011 6:03:33 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Chickensoup

Why stop at 70”? Why not just get a drive-in theater? :P

Hey, I bet for the right price we can get a projector that puts images on the moon!

I guess you could string Christmas lights from it, but that might attract aircraft looking for a place to land.

OK, I am done and this wasn’t funny or helpful at all. I should be ashamed of myself, especially since I’m not drunk.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 6:03:57 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Are you kidding. Free Republic is only interesting after a pop or two or three


21 posted on 12/08/2011 6:07:36 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: waynesa98

I am looking for input, is the tv up to snuff?


22 posted on 12/08/2011 6:10:00 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Cable225

No it is not 3D capable, but I really am not looking for 3D. This TV is for a special media room, not the LR.


23 posted on 12/08/2011 6:12:04 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

I recently bought a Phillips 55 Inch TV from Sams for about $950. Model number is 55PLFL570D/F7.

The HD picture quality is incredibly good.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 6:12:28 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: dennisw

This will be a DVD tv for the most part. Do not have cable.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 6:13:10 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: kaboom

You got that 70” hooked up to a good set of rabbit ears in the double-wide or what? Cinerama! :-)

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Not til I get the tires off and run the garden hose to the kitchen sink.


26 posted on 12/08/2011 6:14:33 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You are buying a Cadillac (pre-government motors compliment intended).

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Thanks for the feedback. I should probably have a movie night with Freepers, complete with with popcorn.


27 posted on 12/08/2011 6:16:25 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: GeronL
OK, I am done and this wasn’t funny or helpful at all. I should be ashamed of myself, especially since I’m not drunk.
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I am on my second small sherry and I find it hilarious. Good Grief, that sounds like I am someone’s old maiden aunt.

28 posted on 12/08/2011 6:18:37 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

It’s nice to know that old maids are the target niche for my sense of humor.

lol


29 posted on 12/08/2011 6:21:30 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Chickensoup
I've seen that TV. I've lusted after that TV. But I am on limited income and have to make choices. But I want you to have that TV. You deserve it. And I want to come over and watch it with you sos we can be best of buddies. I prefer Sam Adams Boston lager and Lays® wavy chips with bean dip. Bravo Chickensoup. We're going to have a great time.
30 posted on 12/08/2011 6:23:06 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: Chickensoup

No DVD.
Blu-Ray or don’t bother. I used to be a doubter but there is no comparison. Resolution is the advantage of 1080P, why put a low resolution video source into it? Refresh rate minimum is 120Hz. Everyone can see weakness of 60Hz refresh on live sports.


31 posted on 12/08/2011 6:26:13 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Chickensoup

I sit in a recliner right in front of a big VIZIO HDTV.
We’re talking 3ft here. I use it as my computer
monitor. I ain’t never goin back to that dinky
21” monitor, no way. :-)

Blu ray disks and HD from youtube look wondeful!

I’m watching the HD versions of the series WW2 in HD
just now.

WWII In HD, Episode 1, Darkness Falls (FULL EPISODE).mp4 1,013,527KB


32 posted on 12/08/2011 6:26:37 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: Chickensoup
This will be a DVD tv for the most part. Do not have cable.

I hope by 'DVD', you mean Blu-ray. With a TV that size, you need to watch real HD, and DVD ain't it.

I think it's a fine choice if you can afford it. I have a 60" DLP, and will not upgrade to anything smaller. The reviews on that set look good. They make an 80" also. Enjoy.

33 posted on 12/08/2011 6:29:23 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: dennisw
These TVs are so sharp that old shows like Gunsmoke might disappoint you.

I also watch old shows on Netflix, on my HDTV. What disappointed me about current shows, is seeing all the wrinkles, freckles and moles on stars that I thought had perfect skin. That's the downside of HD.

34 posted on 12/08/2011 6:31:29 PM PST by roadcat
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To: GeronL

It’s nice to know that old maids are the target niche for my sense of humor.

______________________

After that comment I think I’ll have another...


35 posted on 12/08/2011 6:31:47 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

Priorities here. Do you have a generator on hand that’s capable of powering the set along with the DVD player and surround sound? You will lose power when you need it most!


36 posted on 12/08/2011 6:32:06 PM PST by kaboom
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To: BipolarBob

I’ve seen that TV. I’ve lusted after that TV. But I am on limited income and have to make choices. But I want you to have that TV. You deserve it. And I want to come over and watch it with you sos we can be best of buddies. I prefer Sam Adams Boston lager and Lays® wavy chips with bean dip. Bravo Chickensoup. We’re going to have a great time.

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Lust, huh? My luck to attract men with lust for machinery. Sigh.

I like Sam, but you will have to bring your own chips.


37 posted on 12/08/2011 6:34:29 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: USCG SimTech

I understand that about BluRay. I will need to find one as soon as I land a tv.


38 posted on 12/08/2011 6:36:19 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

the 80 inch is too big for my room. I also would have to sell the remaining children, which I HAVE been considering.


39 posted on 12/08/2011 6:38:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

That is the same TV we have. Make sure you use HDM [or whatever] cables to get the best picture. We have a large living area and I can watch from any area in the room.


40 posted on 12/08/2011 6:38:50 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Cable225

We have had the 47” LCD LED LG for two years now, really, really like it. Not going with the 3D, they give me headaches.


41 posted on 12/08/2011 6:39:43 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: kaboom

Priorities here. Do you have a generator on hand that’s capable of powering the set along with the DVD player and surround sound? You will lose power when you need it most!_____________________________________

I do have a generator, but I have to call the electrician to start it.


42 posted on 12/08/2011 6:40:05 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup

lol. I wasn’t actually referring to you, I was playing off of your comment.


43 posted on 12/08/2011 6:40:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Arrowhead1952

That is the same TV we have. Make sure you use HDM [or whatever] cables to get the best picture. We have a large living area and I can watch from any area in the room.
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You like it? You would buy it again?


44 posted on 12/08/2011 6:41:38 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Mr. K

We had a DLP for a few years. Heads up, the colorwheel went out just before the 2 year warranty was up. The lamp about a year later. Very expensive repairs.


45 posted on 12/08/2011 6:42:32 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: Chickensoup

I decided to spring big bucks for an Oppo Blu Ray player because it has the best picture quality, but importantly, it also has the very best upscaling of DVDs to the big screen. There are a of old films not on BluRay and I wanted a good experience with them. The Oppo is just incredible. Nothing worse than having a magnificent HD TV and getting crappy picture from old DVDs.


46 posted on 12/08/2011 6:42:55 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Chickensoup
How is the WARRANTY? That would be a BIG factor to
determine if it's “up to snuff”,for you. We have a 42 inch
in our mobile home and wouldn't have room for a bigger TV.
We thought of mounting it higher on the wall but decided
to try it first. We love it and wouldn't want any bigger.
Our M.H. is 1500 Sq.Ft.(Living room is 24x12.
Enjoy whatever you decide!
47 posted on 12/08/2011 6:44:43 PM PST by Walkenfree (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: GeronL

lol. I wasn’t actually referring to you, I was playing off of your comment.

______________________

Hey I admitted I was a small sherry drinker, pretty soon it will be red hats, purple blouses and Berkenstocks. After that Obamacare will deny me healtcare and I will die of an infected hangnail, alone, in the rain.


48 posted on 12/08/2011 6:46:55 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Chickensoup
You can justify the price by saying that the 80" model (AQUOS LC-80LE632U 80" LED-LCD TV - 16:9 - HDTV 1080p - 1080p - 120 Hz) which as of right now goes for $4,375.88 at Amazon.

Have you seen the commercials for this one? They use words like "Viewmongous".

49 posted on 12/08/2011 6:47:10 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I decided to spring big bucks for an Oppo Blu Ray player because it has the best picture quality, but importantly, it also has the very best upscaling of DVDs to the big screen. There are a of old films not on BluRay and I wanted a good experience with them. The Oppo is just incredible. Nothing worse than having a magnificent HD TV and getting crappy picture from old DVDs.

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Wow I guess you did spring some dollars.

I think that I am going to have to sell tickets to this thing if I buy it.


50 posted on 12/08/2011 6:49:36 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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