Which tv is better?

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Better TV?
    Emerson : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Toshiba : (35 votes)
    92 %
    wait for the 3rd ad before deciding : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Here's another tv for $200 better than those listed... : (1 votes)
    3 %
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    Busy bee

    I had never heard of the Emerson brand before. Quick google search shows they are a piece of crap. Go with the toshiba. 

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    13770 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Emerson is a really low brand.  IMO, Emerson is not going to last.  I have had a few electronics from them in my broker days, I suggest you steer clear of Emerson and go with the Toshiba.

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    Sugar Beekeeper

    Out of those two… Toshiba is the one to buy.  Emerson is almost a no-name product (the guys you never hear of)

    When it comes to LCDs I believe that Sharp also makes a pretty good product.

    And for top of the line look to Panasonic.  Although I much prefer their Plasma series.

    Hope this helps,

     

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    Helper bee

    If in doubt and the specs are the same, go with the more well known brand. I vote Toshiba. 

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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I would go with the Toshiba of those two.

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    Buzzing bee

    I’d go for a Toshiba. But Black Friday always has surprise sales, so you might find something even bigger and better. FI and I bought our 70″ last year in the states for like, 70% off of its original price. We actually paid more for our (then) 40″ when it was new.

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    Sugar Beekeeper

    TIP – Besides being aware of the various brand names… go as BIG as you can afford.  These big screen Tvs is one of those things you think are huge until you get them home and have them for awhile… then they don’t seem quite so large.

    We bought a 42 inch several years ago… and thought it was frickin GIGANTIC when we took it out of the box and put it in place.

    But now… not so much.  Just recently Mr TTR said, he might want to upgrade it to a 60 inch and move the 42 inch to our Bedroom.

    LOL… Our current Tv is going to look ENORMOUS in the bedroom… as it will be hanging on the wall there (not on a stand) and be a lot closer to us as we view it in bed.  That is an important factor too when it comes to size… you don’t want to be sitting ontop of these Tvs.  You need some space to get the full effect that they offer.

    Hope this helps,

     

     

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    Helper bee

    Between those two, the toshiba, but I personally wouldn’t buy either (I’m more of a Sharp/Samsung/Sony girl myself). However, for less than $200, it won’t be that devastating when it craps the bed in 2 years.

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    Honey Beekeeper

    @happilyeverafter54:  My husband’s goal for the holidays last year was to find us a decently priced 32-inch TV. We didn’t find anywhere near as good a deal as you have, so I would jump on that Toshiba if you can!

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    Honey bee

    Toshiba is definitely way better than Emerson, but it is a doorbuster and is going to go super fast, you’ll need to be quite early in the line to get one! Last year we had a 42″ Sharp for around that price (same store as the Toshiba) and we only got 10. But they haven’t released minimums for this year yet.

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    Sugar Beekeeper

    @this-time-round:  I have a Sharp off brand flat screen that I love. It was like $100 (then again, I also got a discount because I worked there, and had gift cards).

    Anyway, I’d go with the Toshiba one. And don’t fall for that “this HDMI cable is better” bullshit. Monoprice has no-name cables that are exactly the same, for a fraction of what Monster Cable costs.

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