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IDK, but burn in isn't really an issue for today's plasma TVs. That was a concern 5-7 years ago when the technology was new.
Let me add that it's moments like this that truly define the Suque Experience. Had I not been a member of this community and not grown to trust the honest wisdom to be had here, I would have gone with the Sammy w/o even asking about plasma. I believe with your help we made the better choice.
All told we will be spending close ton10k with these Mahogony folks, but the Scott in me makes me wanna see if I can get around paying $100 each for 2 hdmi cables that need to be in the wall rated, is there a cheap source for these things?
Monoprice.com or newegg.com
You don't need in-wall hdmi cables, a regular hdmi cable will preform the same. The in-wall rating refers to the outer jacket of the cable meeting building code.
This post was edited by sulli520 14 months ago
Jesus Congo...tell them to stick their 100 dollar HDMI cables up their butt. Monoprice for 10 bucks each. Spend that 2 hundy on Mrs. Congo at the Capital Grille.
you are giving 10 grand to the people who write the black people greeting cards?
I want to get this Pansasonic Plasma today, but I do not belong to Cotsco, My friend is in Pittsburgh and other I left mesage, Can I walk in there with member and he use my credit card to buy it?
I have been to Cotsco and I do not need to join, This is one time buy.
I compared this one to Viera which is great, but cost variance is huge and picture is about 99% same I am told.
Yes, but Costco doesn't take most credit cards - I believe they only take AmEx. You could pay cash or use your debit card on your buddy's membership though.
Congo, what are you spending $10k on? That seems like a ton.
Buy it Best Buy. They have a new policy where they price match all competitors.
They don't have that tv that I can tell.
Wife wants TV on wall, and that will run about $700 for the bracket and the labor (I think delivery might be included in the $500 labor charge). There is a power filter/surge protector for about $170, and then there is the sound bar that is Sonos wireless thing and 2 speakers for another room that get the signal from the Sonos system. Then there is the outdoor sound system that is one unit that looks like R2D2, it's waterproof and wireless and gets the music from our network. If we get a blueray player then I think everything comes to around $8k and not the 10k I said last night as we nichted an out door landscape speaker system that would have put speakers in the beds that looked like landscape lights. We didn't get a copy of the work-order cause he had to re-do it. How about when I get that I detail it and get you all to review it for me?
I saw one in their College Park store last week.
I'd be afraid of the Costco model. Often you'll see and extra number or letter at the end of the model #...meaning the set has different/inferior electronics to yield the lower price.
Wall mounting a TV is probably the easiest thing to do yourself... to pay $700 for someone else to do it is ridiculous. I'll come over and do it for $200.
No. This is jtp's doing. He's kept me around for his bizarre HOF resume.
Wall mounts are marked up more obscenely than HDMI cables. I got my wall mount from Monoprice for 30 bucks and they can't be any easier to hang. The same mount was being sold for $200 everywhere else.
Our wall is plaster over cinder block, and the contractor who is redoing the basement did not want to hang the tv, not thinking it should be done considering the cinderblock is the outside basement wall. He is a buddy of mine and one of the top custom developers in the state, he has done several projects for us and does first rate work. He did an install for his brother in a similar situation, but told his brother that if it fell he wasn't responsible.
I believe that $500 includes not only the instalation of the wall bracket, but the hooking up and delivery of all the equipment.
Congo, get a quote form like geeks on call or something if you really dont want to mount it yourself. You could still have Best Buy do your sound, and the outdoor, R2D3 thing or whatever, but thats crazy for a wall mount.
No insulation? Frame, insulate, and drywall that basement before you freeze to death.
been in the house 2 years, house was built in the 60's and it's fine down there. My builder buddy would certainly suggested that if he thought it was an issue.
This post was edited by ConGOTERPS 14 months ago
Ah, different story altogether. Mine was a simple drywall over 3/4" plywood.
Yea, they have the liablility if the thing falls.
I pulled trigger today at Best Buy and bought this exact TV. The Salesman I think Mike was very good and helped me. However, this board helped me make my decision the most.
In summary, I did not see any blur in this Plasma, and the colors were more natural. The CNET review helped me finalize decision
My friend has a Smasung 240 MHZ 55 inch from Cotsco last year and loves it,
The Cotsco Plasma here mentioned for $700.00 seemed like a steal, but was entry level. To be blunt I would have liked to see them side by side.
I have bought a lot from Best Buy in past and they do stand behind their products. I had refrigarator theat went bad and thy ugraded me to I think WhirlPool for free and it is superb.
The Samsung Plasma was very nice. I still like the Samsung LEDs, but if you get one, I would get extended warranty.
I will have 4 HDTVs and 2 computers covered under Verizon Fios warranty, I am waiting for this desktop to crash, It has been great, but has Vista. HP AMD processor from around 2007.
The new tV will sit for a while, but I have to figure out how to mount it.
Sanus makes a solid wall mount. I bought two of them when I purchased the plasma. Amazon sells them for half the price compared to best buy.
Did they have the tv in store or was it ordered for you? Mine will take six days to be shipped to the Gaithersburg store.
My tv is coming in 6 to 10 days Sulli520.
I got free delivery to my home. I am not sure how I will mount it, but it will 2 months because of home construction. Sanus is very good and I will look int them.
I know I have to mount to 2 studs in wall, I may ask friend who is my Contractor if it is good to build in wall.
I know the Gaitherburg store on Shady Grove near 275 well with Chicken Out, Nordstrom Rack and 5 Guys?
What is best height for tv ?
Whatever you're comfortable with, preferable something on eye level.
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