Originally Posted by bdeuce22
what really matters is what you like. if you go on any forum on TVs, there is endless debate on what's better. there are pros and cons to every set. you really could go mad trying to figure it all out. when you do finally figure everything out, something new is around the corner.
Exactly...and its just a TV.
My suggestion, is pick a size and quality level and set a target price. Take that info and start trolling slickdeals (fatwallet or some other deal site should work just as well) and peaking at any deal that fits--not just frontpage stuff.
When you see a TV that meets your requirements and is below your target price, click buy. Go read the AVS forum or whatever guide on how to get that TV set up perfectly and then STOP READING! You will then be happy enough with your set and won't worry until it is time to replace (if you keep following those forums you will say things like "oh I could have waited and bought the X-brand with Y-feature which I might prefer to Z-feature).
Thats what I did...I new what size I wanted, and I knew I wanted a nicer panel (no westinghouse walmart specials). I looked at recent deals that had expired, saw that the kind of TVs I wanted occassionaly go below the $400 mark shipped. I lurked around (maybe a couple of weeks tops?) until I got an excellent TV shipped *overnight* for $380.