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Post by 75X11 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:58 pm

Well the price, features and my finances finally lined up and I got a flat screen TV. (sorry, Bill.) They sure don't weigh proportional to the cost. The one I got is 1080p and has a 120Hz refresh rate and can connect to the internet via wi-fi. I plan to use it as a TV to begin with though. It will replace a Philips unit that I got used in 1998. It still works well, and if the format changes hadn't taken place, I'd use it until it blew up.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:27 pm

Bah, Humbug!!!!!!!

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Post by 75X11 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:12 am

Very Happy 
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:04 am

We like our 55" RCA. I fought kicking and screaming against getting a flat panel, but the frau put her foot down, and we got this one. We originally got a Vizio, but it took a dump and Walmart replaced it with this RCA. MUCH better set than the Vizio. IT is only a 60hz refresh, but it works just fine. I was not impressed until we got HD cable. I will keep my old CRT RCA's until I either can't get a signal to them, or they take a dump.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:56 am

I was afraid the HD cable with the attendant box was going to be pricey. I turned out to be an extra $9. Actually I was at Costco while at work and saw this set and the picture just stood out and it was on sale. Then I looked at the reviews: 113 with a 4.5 out of 5. I hope it lasts.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:34 am

I don't feel that these flat panels will last like my RCA CRT sets have. One of them is from 1971 and is still going, although it is not used daily anymore. From what I have read, caps are the main problem with flat panels. I would suggest that those failures are largely owner-caused. I run a surge protector on mine, and the cable company puts protection on the cable. Satellite dishes can get lightning struck. I feel, like you, that buying for price is the smartest thing. There is no such thing as quality in flat panel sets. They are all Chinese-built consumer electronics built for a price point. Quality is not in the equation. I say you did well, and hope you enjoy your flat panel as much as we have ours.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:38 pm

You are right on the power supplies. I would imagine doing a recap on one shouldn't be too much of a problem should the need arise. After all we do it anyway as a hobby. Very Happy 
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