New memberUsername: Zdomination
Post Number: 1
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 18:01 GMT
I was interested in buying this hdtv which will be my first. They have a deal for 999.99 for a 52 inch at bestbuy. I wanted to ask a few questions on this HDTV cause i have had no luck on google. I have a sony 5.1 reciver with surround sound,The one input on the tv wouldnt bother me cause i could go threw my reciver.
Link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1087341905175&skuId=6753523&productCa tegoryId=cat03006&type=product
This will be my first HDTV so im asking the questions i think fit best...
Do you think the specs on this tv are good?
Would you buy this HDTV?
I havnt seen any reviews on this TV so if anyone has this TV or could let me know if its a good buy or a trap for junk down the line...
New memberUsername: Zdomination
Post Number: 2
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 18:56 GMT
Sorry about the bad link but everything i try to do takes me to bfast services?
I will just give all the info for the specs.
1080i vertical-scanning capability provides the highest-quality interlaced picture possible from a high-definition source
16:9 widescreen display; reverse 3-2 pulldown technology for pure, accurate reproduction of film-based sources
Precision CRTs with 4-element hybrid lens system for sharp, high-resolution images with excellent picture detail
3-line digital comb filter brings out fine picture detail and enhances color purity
6 zoom modes provide flexible display options for a customized viewing experience
Expanded stereo sound with a 5-band graphic equalizer, dbx noise reduction, bass boost and audio leveler for clear, customizable sound
HD Syncroscan component input automatically detects both standard and high-definition component video signals
Inputs: 1 component video, 3 S-video, 3 composite, RF antenna
Outputs: composite video, audio (fixed and variable), subwoofer, headphone
V-Chip parental controls keep children from being exposed to undesirable material
Space-saving, lightweight cabinet design with built-in carrying features makes this TV easy to move
Other convenient features include trilingual menus, a sleep/alarm timer, channel labeling and commercial skip function
Universal remote included
Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year: all parts; 2 years: picture tubes
Warranty Terms - Labour 1 year
Product Height 51-3/4"
Product Width 48-3/4"
Product Weight 149 lbs.
Product Length 22-3/4"
Screen Size 52"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Type Rear-projection CRT
Digitally Compatible Yes
Horizontal Resolution 1000 lines
Digital Capabilities HD-ready
Vertical Scanning Lines (Native Mode) 1080i
Active Light Control No
Comb Filter 3-line digital
Digital Convergence Yes
S-Video Inputs 3 (1 front)
Component Video Inputs 1 rear (Syncroscan)
Composite Input 3 (1 front)
VGA/SVGA Inputs None
Front A/V Inputs Yes
A/V Inputs 3 (1 front)
A/V Outputs 1
Audio Outputs Yes, fixed and variable
RF Antenna Input 1
Simulated Surround Expanded stereo with bass boost
Sound Leveler Yes
Language Options English, French, Spanish
Bass Reflex Woofer No
Sleep/Alarm Timer Yes
Channel Labeling Yes
Commercial Skip Function Yes
Remote Control Type Universal
Antenna Included No
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 06:31 GMT
the 52 General Electric at Best Buy like the Magnovox 51 at Circuit City are loss leader sets. They are meant to draw customers to the store. If and when they sell these sets, they will harass you to death about getting the ripoff extended warranty ("PSP") which their salespeople have been brainwashed to push. Otherwise their profit is probably less than 50 dollars per set.
They don't have HDMI inputs, however that is not a big deal. You simply hook a hi def cable box into the provided component inputs - and the pictures look great
Walmart also sells the Magnovox 51 however they do not deliver and all these sets are large of course, however note WALMART DOESNT PUSH WARRANTIES
The Magnavox has a full one yr manuf in-home warranty FREE and GE should have the same
These are good basic sets and look excellent with a good hi def signal
Most important they are rock bottom bargains - that come complete with stand/wheels etc and a particularly great deals IF YOU DON'T BUY THE RIPOFF WARRANTIES
DON'T EVER DISCUSS MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTIES WITH SALES PEOPLE, CONFIRM THEM ON THE INTERNET AHEAD OF TIME - UNLESS YOU THINK YOU CAN HAVE AN HONEST DISCUSSION WITH VIPERS
New memberUsername: Zdomination
Post Number: 3
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 15:38 GMT
Thanks, I think i might get the GE at bestbuy. Ill just tell them i dont need any warrantys. So other then the HIDEF box everything else looks good?
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 18:40 GMT
what r u some kind of idiot?
the PSP can save your pocketbook thousands, i've seen
|Mod Cozmic Zombie
Posted on Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 07:23 GMT
i just put my money down on 1, i always get the warranty .... its worth it, get thier gift card rebate its 100bux, + buy the gift card for 9.99, youll get back 45bux in gift card money, ($35 store credit basically). Theres a $39 delivery charge.
TV = 999.99
Gift + Card $9.99
then deduct $145.00 in giftcard rebates, =1153.97. Not bad at all for the set IMHO. I saw the Magnavox at walmart.com, nice TV and good price but they dont deliver it themselves its sent by common carrier freight which scares me,... they like to break stuff!! and it dont say if you have to pay the freight but i'd think you would, that could be as much as 150bux due to its size.
But walmarts 3 yr warr was only 90bux.
Ya right to, theres almost no info on the net about this model, not even @ GE's site.
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 18:43 GMT
Kevlitto, go to Vegas, gamble and you can help build some more SUPER-HOTELS
FACT- 50% OF BEST BUY'S OPERATING PROFIT DERIVED FROM PSP's last yr
FACT - 100% OF CIRCUIT CITY'S OPERATING PROFIT LAST YR DERIVED FROM PSP'S
(see business week article dec 19th 2004)
The reality is simple: extended warranties tend to be a huge consumer ripoff with built-in mega-markups, a massive windfall to the big box stores, and a very very bad proposition for informed buyers.
THAT IS PRECISELY WHY THEY PUSH THEM SO HARD. YOU THINK THEY ARE IN THE CHARITY BUSINESS?
BAD enough to have to deal with brainwashed salesman, without people in here calling people "idiots" for stating provable facts
That said, some people for PEACE OF MIND like the extended warranty, and for those people it actually makes them feel better, i can see that. However, in raw dollars apart from emotion, these warranties make no sense
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 17:22 GMT
I Just bought the GE you speak of. Looks nice when it works. Less than two months old and the red picture tube (gun) is bad. It is on back order and won't be in for at least one month. I bought the psp (just cause the tv was inexpensive). Good luck.... Buy a Sony.....
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 05:20 GMT
I bought one of these sets for my father for Christmas 2004. Got it at Best Buy for 999.99 and 29.00 delivery. Not a great HD picture (hooked up to Satellite HD receiver) but a nice upgrade for my father compared to his old RCA 27". Unfortunately two months later the set goes out completely and has to be carted back to a local repair shop for an unknown amount of time. Looks like this set is a lemon and the fact that it does not seem to be available anywhere looks like proof that GE knows they have a problem and decided to run and hide. I would not recommend this set to anyone serious about HDTV.
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 02:08 GMT
That GE will produce an excellent hi def picture, no its not quite LCD level, and that why it sells rock bottom, however anyone that makes a claim "its a nice upgrade compared to an old 27" RCA" -you have to wonder.
a "nice upgrade" going from a conventional small 27 inch (not even digital picture) to 1080i hi def on a 52 inch widescreen?
either the GE is setup wrong or the signal is very bad
HD pictures even on the "lower end sets" like that GE 52" and the Magnovox 51" will deliver pictures WAY WAY beyond any 27 inch conventional TV
Just the move from conventional small TV to another small but digital 480p TV ALONE would produce a "nice upgrade"
Add the larger sizes favorable to HD and 1080i HD itself and the results s/b exceptional