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Old 10-05-07, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Looking towards the end of the year for an HDTV purchase

My wife and I are looking to the end of the year to buy ourselves a new TV sort of like a Christmas present to each other. Our budget is around $1500~ish.

A couple of friends of mine have bought their TV's from best buy using their no interest payment plans and it sounds like a good option for us as we never have $1500 laying around.

All that being said, do you guys think that prices will fall that much between now and the end of the year?

And also, we're looking at a size of 42" to fit in our TV cabinet and I've noticed that the 1080p models are way more expensive than the 720p TV's.

How much of a difference would there be watching movies or hdtv regarding the two different resolutions at that 42" size? I could understand a larger TV benefitting from a higher pixel count but I would think that teh smaller tV's wouldn't make that much of a difference but I really don't know enough about them to make an educated decision and I can't find any literature online to make any sort of indication.

If a 720p model would be sufficient then it seems we would be able to buy a nicer brand/model.

I know the 42" westinghous 1080p at best buy is within or price range but I'm wondering if something like a 720p sony or samsung would offer a better picture.

My dad's mom has this one that looks great.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-p1rMBeI...HPT4264&tp=161

It's plasma though and we have lots of windows around so I'm not sure if it would work at our place

any suggestions or insight?
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