Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Little Help?

Hypothetically speaking, if you were hoping to find a new high-def LCD TV under the Christmas Tree this year, which of the following would you purchase ask Santa for?

Sharp Aquos LC42D64U 42" 1080p LCD HDTV ($1,420)
Samsung LNT4065F 40" 1080p LCD HDTV ($1,400)
Sony Bravia KDL-40V3000 40" 1080p LCD HDTV ($1,550)
Toshiba REGZA 40RF350U Super Narrow 40" 1080p LCD HDTV ($1,480)

Any others worth looking at?

It's gotta be a 40" or 42" model with a price tag somewhere in the $1,500 neighborhood.

Hypothetically speaking.

UPDATE: Well, it looks like it's going to be the 42" Sharp Aquos. The high contrast ratio, 4ms response time, and PC input tipped the scales for me. And, it's 2" bigger than the Samsung.

Now, to keep my eye on the Thanksgiving weekend sales. Circuit City had it for $1,200 last month. Too bad I missed that party. The 46" version will be at Circuit City on Friday for $1,299.99. My wife says it's too big for the room. What does she know?

I was also looking at HD DVD players today. This is a pretty decent deal - buy a Toshiba HD DVD player and get 10 HD DVD's thrown in for free. The two DVD's included with the player are The Bourne Identity and 300. Not bad.

Of course, the fact that Pride and Prejudice is among the choices for the other eight free DVD's means that at least that purchase will be granted instant spousal approval.