I've had a 20" Flat Screen Magnavox For almost three years now (this Christmas will be 3rd year) I have to say that it's doing very well. Since I got it I've only turned it off a few times, other than that it's been on 24/7 and still not a single problem with it. The only thing bad is that the remote is getting worn out (but that's expected).
Anyways, I'm looking into getting a Widescreen, Flat Panel (26" - 30") w/ HDTV.
Any of you have WS TVs? If so what brand, how long have you had it and how is it holdin' up?
I know a few people who have WS TVs bigger than 30"+ , but they seem to break/get messed up in one way or another. Is their certain brands to stay away from to prevent this problem or is 30"+ just too much to ask for?
Also, I remember quite awhile back on this forum someone posted the differences between LCDs, Plasmas etc.. What was the difference in all of them?
Anyways thanks for your help you couch potatoes, you.
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In the 26" to 30" your not gonna find any Plasmas. Only LCDs are made in those size. Plasmas are generally 42" and larger. So basically your looking at an LCD.
I'd recommend Samsung and Sharp as the best two in LCDs. LG and Phillips are pretty good as well. Basically look for a 720p 16:9 LCD in the size you want. Your not gonna find any 1080p TVs at this size because with a TV this small the difference isn't noticeable. Make sure it has enough HDMI ports and component ports for what you need.
Sharp Aquos, Sony Bravia, Samsung, Panasonic Viera are at the top of the list. Then there is Lg, Westinghouse, Toshiba, Hp, Prima, Philips. In no particular order, Sharp imo is the best then sony. Best budget lcd would be Westinghouse. Worst one i've seen is Prima. They have horrible quality. Sharp offers a few 32" with 1080p. Sonys have really good quality, same with Samsung and the Panasonics. I personally own a 37" Sharp aquos, it's only a 720p panel but hd looks great. No problems thus far 2 years old.
As for Plasmas there just nice, best quality. The only brand I would buy is Pioneer elite but these are pricey. Other brands would be Pioneer, Panasonic, Hitachi, Samsung and Lg. Cheap plasmas being Prima and Insignia.