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There are great deals to be found on HDTV's, but it can be difficult finding the right one. To help those that have yet to pull the trigger, here is a roundup of the hottest current deals, which have been reviewed for customer satisfaction and best pricing. In order to keep this post as clean and concise as possible, I am placing all expired deals in a DD thread found here.


Samsung (LN32C450) 32" 720p LCD HDTV $399.98 w/ Free Shipping at Amazon

Samsung (LN32C450)

  • 32" 720p LCD Display
  • 60Hz
  • 60,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 3 HDMI Ports

$399.98 with free shipping (sale price shown at checkout screen). Features PC input, USB input for videos and music, and 1 year warranty. Measures 30.9 x 20.2 x 3 inches and weighs 20.1 pounds without stand. 4.5/5 stars based on 12 reviews. Thanks to MISURICK.


Samsung (PN42C450) 42" 720p Plasma HDTV $537.00 w/ Free Shipping at Amazon - (Price Increase 7/12)

Samsung PN42C450

  • 42" 720p Plasma Display
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion
  • 0.001ms Response Time
  • 3 HDMI Ports
  • 1 PC Input

$537.00 with free shipping for this 42" plasma. Comes with a 1 year parts and labor warranty and measures 40.6 x 24.8 x 2.7 inches without stand. Thanks to josh555.


LG (42PJ350) 42" 720p Plasma HDTV $549.00 w/ Free Shipping at Amazon

LG (42PJ350)

  • 42" (1024 x 768) 720p Plasma Display
  • 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 600Hz Sub Field
  • 1,500 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 3 HDMI Ports

$549.00 with free shipping. Comes with 1 year parts and labor, and 2 year panel warranty. Measures 38.9 x 24.3 x 2.2 inches and weighs 44.1 pounds without stand. 4.5/5 stars with 22 reviews. Choose Amazon as the seller under "More buying choices". Thanks to Retailnever.


Sharp (LC32LE700UN) 32" 1080p LED HDTV $579.99 w/ Free Shipping at TigerDirect - (Back in stock 6/29)

Sharp (LC32LE700UN)


  • 32" 1080p LED Backlight Display
  • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 120Hz
  • 4ms Response Time
  • 450 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 4 HDMI Ports

Normally $650 or more, now $579.99 with free shipping. Features full array LED backlight system and 1 year warranty. Measures 19.8 x 30.5 x 3.6 inches and weighs 26.5 pounds. 5/5 eggs with 13 reviews.


Zenith (Z50PJ240) 50" 720p Plasma HDTV $664.99 w/ Free In-Store Pickup at Sears.com - (Price Increase 7/12)

Zenith (Z50PJ240)


  • 50" Diagonally (1024 x 768) 720p Plasma Display
  • 600Hz Sub Field Drive
  • 2,000:000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 1500 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 3 HDMI Ports

$664.99 with free in-store pickup to avoid the $65 shipping fee. Measures and weighs 60.8 pounds. 4.75/5 stars stars with 20 reviews. Thanks to clb4g9.



Samsung (460CX-2) 46" 1080p LCD HDTV $799.99 w/ Free Shipping at DellSmallBusiness.com

Samsung (460CX-2)

  • 46" 1080p LCD Display
  • 4,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 60Hz
  • 8ms (GTG) Response Time
  • 450 cd/m2 Brightness
  • HDMI Port

Normally $1,100 or more, now $799.99 with free shipping. Measures 43.4 x 5 x 25.9 inches without stand. Deal expires expires 7/15 6:00am.


Mitsubishi 60" (WD60c9) 1080p DLP HDTV $899.00 w/ Free Shipping at DellHome.com

Mitsubishi WD60C9


  • 60" DLP 1080p (1920 x 1080) Display
  • 120Hz
  • 3D Ready Viewing Capability
  • 3 HDMI Ports

$899.00 with free shipping at Dell Home Office. Comes with 1 year warranty and measures 53.9 x 15.1 x 36.7 inches.



Samsung Series 6 (UN46C6300) 46" 1080p LCD HDTV $1,199.98 w/ Free Shipping at Amazon

Samsung(UN46C6300)


  • 46" 1080p LED Backlit Display
  • 120Hz
  • 4,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 4HDMI Ports

$1,199.98 with free super saver shipping. Features ConnectShare Movie allowing the USB ports to access video, music, and pictures via the remote. Measures 43 x 26 x 1.2 inches and weighs 35.3 pounds without stand. 4.5/5 stars based on 17 reviews.


LG (55LH90) 55" 1080p LED HDTV $1,669.95 w/ Free Shipping at Buy.com

LG (55LH90)

  • 55" 1080p Full Backlit LED Display
  • 2,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 240Hz Refresh Rate
  • 2.4ms Response Time (GTG)
  • 500 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 4 HDMI Ports

$1,669.95 with free shipping. Features full array LED backlights with local dimming and 1 year warranty. Measures 54.1 x 35.1 x 4.2 inches and weighs 78.3 pounds without stand. 5/5 eggs with 15 reviews. Thanks to Hunleyj.


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It's a Plasma - they're 600Hz, You shouldn't worry about Refresh rate on plasmas

My understanding is - Refresh rate is an... (more)

BenJohnson (Sep. 23, 2010 @ 12:43p) |

BenJohnson (Sep. 23, 2010 @ 1:08p) |

thanks ben here's a page i read about differences if anyone is interested of LCD and Plasma: http://www.lcdtvbuyingguid... (more)

matthewk (Sep. 23, 2010 @ 1:45p) |

I will be adding all expired deals to a thread (Linked Here), per the request from TakeTheActive, in order to clean up the OP and allow for easy referencing.

Here is a link to the latest reply at the end of this thread.


Don't pay extra for unneeded features and cooked specs. Check out this MaximumPC article before you pull the trigger: Display Myth's Shattered

Awesome!

Great. Thanks!

Looking for a 60" LCD/Plasma 1080p in the 1500 range... possible?

frys has had some 60" lg plasma 1080p for $1299 60ps11 model number. Just keep a lookout at the newspaper ads, hopefully you have a frys near. Last time I saw it for this price was 12/31/09 - one day only sale, I have seen it on sale several times since october.

Im in Austin Texas and we have a Frys here.. however i dont know where i can see the paper online. I know others have posted the Frys ad from other states. Thanks for the heads up!

o0adam0o said: Looking for a 60" LCD/Plasma 1080p in the 1500 range... possible?

I will keep my eye out for any sweet deals on one, and update with what I find. If you are looking for something a little bigger however, this is only $149,000.00 =).

Sharp (LB-1085) 108" HD LCD Monitor $149,000.00 w/ at BestBuypcs.com

  • 108" LCD Display
  • 1200:1 contrast ratio
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 758 Million Display Colors
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080)


Shipping kills the deal, unless you get free 14 day business shipping.

Man, That Cheap.
You can't buy with that price 10 years ago.

Logician1313 said: o0adam0o said: Looking for a 60" LCD/Plasma 1080p in the 1500 range... possible?

I will keep my eye out for any sweet deals on one, and update with what I find. If you are looking for something a little bigger however, this is only $149,000.00 =).

Sharp (LB-1085) 108" HD LCD Monitor $149,000 w/ at BestBuypcs.com

  • 108" LCD Display
  • 1200:1 contrast ratio
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 758 Million Display Colors
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080)


Shipping kills the deal, unless you get free 14 day business shipping.

Sorry this is a bit off topic but I went to the Samsung page to pull up some specs on the 55" 8000 series. After having to do a search to find its speds, the page listed it as no longer available, with only the 6 and 7 series being listed. Is this really a deal if it isn't being supported anymore, given all the internet features/

Great list. I would like to mention the Samsung UN55B7000, which is similar to the 8000 you list here (from Amazon) but is $200 cheaper. It's got a 120Hz refresh rate, half that of the 8000 but note that most reviewers have noted the diff between 120 to 240 is either not noticeable or barely noticeable.

Note: It's currently out of stock

Link

Anybody have any deals for Dell Home? I've got a DPA account and want to get the moms a TV.

I really want to see a deal again like 42" LG LCD TV for $550 shipped from Frys during the week before X'mas. My TV went dead along with the last deal.

ElCapitanAmerica said: Great list. I would like to mention the Samsung UN55B7000, which is similar to the 8000 you list here (from Amazon) but is $200 cheaper. It's got a 120Hz refresh rate, half that of the 8000 but note that most reviewers have noted the diff between 120 to 240 is either not noticeable or barely noticeable.

Note: It's currently out of stock

Link


I thought the 8000 series has the full array of LEDs w/ local dimming while previous generations Samsung LEDs were only edge-light. Local dimming will give you much better black levels.

Logician1313 said: o0adam0o said: Looking for a 60" LCD/Plasma 1080p in the 1500 range... possible?

I will keep my eye out for any sweet deals on one, and update with what I find. If you are looking for something a little bigger however, this is only $149,000.00 =).

Sharp (LB-1085) 108" HD LCD Monitor $149,000.00 w/ at BestBuypcs.com

  • 108" LCD Display
  • 1200:1 contrast ratio
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 758 Million Display Colors
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080)


Shipping kills the deal, unless you get free 14 day business shipping.


Great rate on the extended warranties though! 5 years for $700.

Is it compatible to watch 3D TV that will be available this summer

wow - i just put the samsung in my cart to see the price, switched off for a sec, came back and it's gone.

Wow, this is perfect timing. The misses has been twisting my arm to upgrade our old Sony 65" 1080i HD monitor(no atsc tuner). Looking for a direct projection tv in the mid to high 50 inch range. Question though, are DLPs not allowed in this thread as the ever-present Mitsubishi DLPs are showing up again. Like this one.

raider73 said:
I thought the 8000 series has the full array of LEDs w/ local dimming while previous generations Samsung LEDs were only edge-light. Local dimming will give you much better black levels.


Hum ... you might be right, if that's the case maybe the $200 price difference is justified ... I'll have to look at more detailed reviews. I thought the main difference was the refresh rate ...

Thanks OP. It'd be nice if this thread also included some mounting options such as wall brackets and/or cabinets/stands.

Why would people go buy a 1080p HDTV simply for the Superbowl? I thought the drill in such cases was to make a trip to Costco (or similar store with decent return policy), purchase HDTV, enjoy HDTV during Superbowl weekend, then return HDTV.

Samsung 46" LED LCD HDTV UN46B6000 for $1489 shipped at 6th Ave (their "email me a better price" - hence the weird URL).

lattiboy said: Anybody have any deals for Dell Home? I've got a DPA account and want to get the moms a TV.

What's your budget? LCD? Plasma? DLP? Screen size?

Here's a 60" Mits DLP for $900.


...mrn111...just saw your link to the same thing. Don't see why DLP's shouldn't also be discussed. Big screen size for a lot less money!
(if you have the space for these).
Here is the 65" for $1K.

I'll have to stalk this for a P50G10 (or ~equivalent, like maybe the PN50B650 from Sammy), hopefully for ~$1000. One of these days, I'll find my target HDTV at my price!

Do the sales (traditionally) tend to get any better after the game (selling off of inventory they did not sell) or go away?

I am a big fan of Sony!

Yep...me either, looking forward to a ~$1200 max on samsung 52b750 or 55b650......I've read somewhere that sammy's might release their '10 series ~C~ series....

In less than 10 years, this will be $1000 - $500, and in every poor slobs house. Porn on it will be beautiful! But it will be cheaper to just get the HD jack to human brain interface implant for $50.


Logician1313 said: o0adam0o said: Looking for a 60" LCD/Plasma 1080p in the 1500 range... possible?

I will keep my eye out for any sweet deals on one, and update with what I find. If you are looking for something a little bigger however, this is only $149,000.00 =).

Sharp (LB-1085) 108" HD LCD Monitor $149,000.00 w/ at BestBuypcs.com

  • 108" LCD Display
  • 1200:1 contrast ratio
  • 6ms Response Time
  • 758 Million Display Colors
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080)


Shipping kills the deal, unless you get free 14 day business shipping.

OK, I'm in the same boat (TV died right after Christmas)but with a smaller budget. What I really want is a 37" or larger Samsung or Sony (although I did see a Toshiba at Tiger Direct, is it as good as a Sony?). It needs to be 1080 (yes, I CAN tell a difference), and I am open to 42"plasma, BUT it needs to be around $500 (no more than $550 after tax and shipping. Am I dreaming?

Link to Toshiba

ElCapitanAmerica said: raider73 said:
I thought the 8000 series has the full array of LEDs w/ local dimming while previous generations Samsung LEDs were only edge-light. Local dimming will give you much better black levels.


Hum ... you might be right, if that's the case maybe the $200 price difference is justified ... I'll have to look at more detailed reviews. I thought the main difference was the refresh rate ...


Nope, the 8500 is the local dimming led samsung set, not the 8000. The 8000 adds the 240 hz refresh rate and a slightly higher contrast ratio.

8000 does not have local dimming. It's edge lit.
8500 on the other hand has local LED dimming.

Makes sense, which is why the 8500 is a LOT more expensive ($3749 @ Amazon).

So yeah, the 7500 and 8000 are pretty similar with the main difference being the 240hz, which again I get mixed reviews on how noticeable it is.

wildlifeben said: OK, I'm in the same boat (TV died right after Christmas)but with a smaller budget. What I really want is a 37" or larger Samsung or Sony (although I did see a Toshiba at Tiger Direct, is it as good as a Sony?). It needs to be 1080 (yes, I CAN tell a difference), and I am open to 42"plasma, BUT it needs to be around $500 (no more than $550 after tax and shipping. Am I dreaming?

Link to Toshiba



From what I've seen you'd have to be very lucky to get a 1080p set from a decent brand in >32" for <500. I'd suggest getting a good panny or samsung 42" 720p plasma for ~500.

tomilicous said: ...it will be cheaper to just get the HD jack to human brain interface implant for $50.

That price is only available with 2-year contract and new activation. Unlocked implants will still cost $595.

Also, HD implants do not qualify for the Bing CashBack program.

If you don't see any deals you like, and you can wait, there are usually great deals the weekend of the Superbowl.
Retailers expect you are going to use the weekend before the Superbowl to buy your TV, so it will be delivered on time. Once that week of big sales pass then retailers realize how many 2009 TVs they have to clear out before the 2010 models start arriving and will price accordingly.

Last year, I started looking for TVs before Black Friday and the best deal I got was Feb 2, Superbowl Saturday.

I bought a Panasonic Plasma and I'm very happy with it. If I was looking this year, I would looking for the best deal I could get on the G10 models of Panasonic plasmas.

This 42" Toshiba REGZA 42ZV650U 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with ClearScan 240 for only $799 from Amazon is looking really good to me: Link!

J&R has it for the same price, and free shipping as well if they end up doing a really hot Bing CB deal soon. I'm hoping to see it drop another $50-100 by the time the Superbowl rolls around. Am I being realistic about that? Anything else look really hot in a 1080p 42" set? I'm limited in size due to a cabinet, and will be moving my old 37" set to our bedroom when I get the new TV.

kmsandrbs said: Do the sales (traditionally) tend to get any better after the game (selling off of inventory they did not sell) or go away?

I missed out on Black Friday but started monitoring things pretty tightly and bought a 52" Sony (with a Blue Ray bundle) in late January, and the price only came close to the same thereafter. So surprisingly, the best price (from Amazon) on my model came on Black Friday and then right before the Super Bowl, not after. That's only my experience. Hope it helps.

LG 37" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with 4 HDMI™ Inputs; Model #: 37LH40

I'm looking for this model on sale. Right now the only company who displays this particular model for sale is HHGREGG!!! I do not care for them. If anyone knows this particular model number anywhere else on sale, pleasse let me know. Notice the Model # 37lH40, and no other!!!

CouponCommy!!!

couponcommy said: LG 37" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV with 4 HDMI™ Inputs; Model #: 37LH40

I'm looking for this model on sale. Right now the only company who displays this particular model for sale is HHGREGG!!! I do not care for them. If anyone knows this particular model number anywhere else on sale, pleasse let me know. Notice the Model # 37lH40, and no other!!!

CouponCommy!!!


What's the difference between the 37LH30 and the 37LH40? I saw the 37LH30 for $560 or so.

I was in WalMart las night they had a 50" 1080p plasma HDTV NAME BRAND(didn't catch the brand but I want to say it was a Samsung/Sanyo for 698.00....HUGE TV..it was VERY tempting...they also had blu-ray players for 128.00..I went to WalMart.com but the 50" TV wasn't on the site....

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BenJohnson said: matthewk said: FERLING said: $649.23 Panasonic Viera TC-P42G10 42" 1080p G10 Series Plasma HDTV 09/23/2010 FREE SHIP (NO COUPON REQUIRED)

http://www.6ave.com/shop/Product.aspx?sku=PANTCP42G10
i wonder the refresh rate on this. i'm still deciding which tv to buy. wanting 40"+ and need PC (vga, not dealing with converters again) input.


It's a Plasma - they're 600Hz, You shouldn't worry about Refresh rate on plasmas

My understanding is - Refresh rate is an issue with LCD sets ( which are still mostly 60Hz but moving toward faster on more expensive sets ), not Plasmas. LCD will have ghosting on fast movement across the screen - like sports. I haven't had the chance to view a 240Hz LCD personally though - so I can't say how they resolve the issue.
thanks ben here's a page i read about differences if anyone is interested of LCD and Plasma: http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lcdtv-plasmavslcd.shtml



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