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Windows 7: Is 1080p worth the extra price for a 32'' Toshiba TV ?

09 Nov 2010   #11
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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So what did you end up buying?

Tomorrow I'll be buying this beauty ! Toshiba 32" 1080p LCD HDTV** (32E200U) : LCD TVs - Future Shop

I might as well spend the 80ish extra bucks and get the best I can with my budget. I don't think I'll be disappointed. Looking forward to buying this !

Should I get the extended warranty ? I don't think I will.
No, skip the extended warranty.
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09 Nov 2010   #12
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
So what did you end up buying?

Tomorrow I'll be buying this beauty ! Toshiba 32" 1080p LCD HDTV** (32E200U) : LCD TVs - Future Shop

I might as well spend the 80ish extra bucks and get the best I can with my budget. I don't think I'll be disappointed. Looking forward to buying this !

Should I get the extended warranty ? I don't think I will.
Don't get the warranty. TV's last a long time these days.
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10 Nov 2010   #13
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
So what did you end up buying?

Tomorrow I'll be buying this beauty ! Toshiba 32" 1080p LCD HDTV** (32E200U) : LCD TVs - Future Shop

I might as well spend the 80ish extra bucks and get the best I can with my budget. I don't think I'll be disappointed. Looking forward to buying this !

Should I get the extended warranty ? I don't think I will.
Don't get the warranty. TV's last a long time these days.
Lol, I am a TV tech for 18+ years, and I work for a televison repair comapny...TV's break every day. But for $480, unless the warranty is less than $150, I'd just take my chances, and if it does break, get a new one. BTW 85 to 90% of our work is extended warranties. Just FYI. A Guy
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10 Nov 2010   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Lol, I am a TV tech for 18+ years, and I work for a televison repair comapny...TV's break every day. But for $480, unless the warranty is less than $150, I'd just take my chances, and if it does break, get a new one. BTW 85 to 90% of our work is extended warranties. Just FYI. A Guy
That really surprises me. I have had my current TV seven years and the one before that ten years until I gave it away to buy a big screen. I honestly can not remember the last TV I had that broke and caused me to buy a new one. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
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10 Nov 2010   #15
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

These warrantys they try to sell might be good in certain situations but, for the most part a waste of money I would think.


When I bought my Plasma TV, the salesman was trying to sell a 5yr-$700 extended warranty on it.

He said it sounded like a lot for a warranty but was worth it because the lamps go out on them, they were like $350-$400 a piece to replace.
So they warranty would pay for itself.

I declined.

But I also thought if a Plasma TV goes out .. thats it. Its out.
No replaceable lamps.

Anyone know for sure about this?
Heck, even if they did, I wouldn't pay that much for a warranty. Thats ridiculous IMHO.
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10 Nov 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Plasma TV's don't use bulbs like projection LCD's and DLP's. I have a plasma and I declined the extended service on my Panasonic. it's been flawless for me thus far.
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10 Nov 2010   #17
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

If the extended warranty is greater than the price of the actual device, then that should be an outright no Besides the rate of TV development makes holding onto a TV for more than 3 years+ semi redundant.

Like, I bought a 32" HD TV last year at about 450 pound. A year on-- (now) if it broke, I could buy a new exact model of this TV for 190-200 pound tops. A much cheaper alternative than the extended warranty I was offered in-store.
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10 Nov 2010   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
Like, I bought a 32" HD TV last year at about 450 pound. A year on-- (now) if it broke, I could buy a new exact model of this TV for 190-200 pound tops. A much cheaper alternative than the extended warranty I was offered in-store.
When I read the above, my first thought was "There is no way a TV can weigh that much".
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10 Nov 2010   #19
4Gig

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
1080 has twice as many pixels as 720p. I know the argument, but for $80, I would go 1080. Having said that...

The screen is not that large and you will probably not be sitting right up on the television (which you said). If you are on a tight budget, go with 720. If $80 won't make or break you, go with 1080.

Good luck!
720+720=1440 not 1080

It totally depends on the source whether 1080 is better. If the source is 1080, then of course it's going to be better.

For TV purposes, my cable box only has 720p and 1080i as options. The 720p looks better even though my TV is 1080p. My upscaling DVD player supports 1080p which looks great.

Does seem like $80 is not much to get the best resolution and support for more good input devices.
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10 Nov 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4Gig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
1080 has twice as many pixels as 720p. I know the argument, but for $80, I would go 1080. Having said that...

The screen is not that large and you will probably not be sitting right up on the television (which you said). If you are on a tight budget, go with 720. If $80 won't make or break you, go with 1080.

Good luck!
720+720=1440 not 1080
Not so fast
1280 x 720 = 921,600 pixels
1920 x 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels

So, it's over 2x as many pixels.

With that said, I don't think it really matters based on the vision of almost every human being.
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