Post # 1
We are buying a tv for Christmas and looking at Black Friday ads to get a better deal. I’ve come across 2 and was wondering which brand was better or if anyone had a good or bad experience with either? I just want to make sure these are good deals before we just go and buy one.
Theres a 40 inch Emerson Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV for $198
Theres a 40 inch Toshiba LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV for $180
I’m also waiting for 1 last store to release their Boyfriend or Best Friend ad but they usually don’t have prices as good as these 2 stores so I thought I’d go ahead and ask now.
I’m sorry if this sounds really dumb, this is the first tv I’m buying. I’ve had the same one for the last 9 years (since I was 18) which was given to me lol.
Post # 3
I had never heard of the Emerson brand before. Quick google search shows they are a piece of crap. Go with the toshiba.
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
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,
Post # 6
If in doubt and the specs are the same, go with the more well known brand. I vote Toshiba.
Post # 7
I would go with the Toshiba of those two.
Post # 9
I’d go for a Toshiba. But Black Friday always has surprise sales, so you might find something even bigger and better. Fiance 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.
Post # 10
@the_future_mrs-1: So far out of the 6 ad’s released for Black Friday these were the ones we could afford between the sizes we wanted but theres a ton more at the 32 inch size under $200. Were looking for anything 36-40 inches no more than $225 with tax.
So if theres other brands anyone suggests I’m sure I could find one for under $200 in a smaller size (32 inches). Feel free to list those as well, I don’t want to have to replace it anytime soon. I’m sure we’ll be in line for 6 or more hours. lol
Post # 11
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,
Post # 12
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.
Post # 13
@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!
Post # 14
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.
Post # 15
@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.
Post # 16
@Wonderstruck: The Toshiba is at Best Buy we waited there last year for 7 hours I think on a DSLR camera. It was worth the savings $1000 off our total! =D
The ad can be found here if anyone else is shopping around for anything:
They also have a ton more released, I think they are just waiting on Target and Kohls and all the ads have officially been leaked.
@this-time-round: our livingroom is pretty small because we live in a condo, we have 7 or 8 feet between the couch and where the tv will be so we don’t want to go too big. We went to Walmart to see what sizes would look best. Definitely 36-40 inches but 32 was nothing to look past either. =)
@Puffthemagicdragon: I hopee it lasts more than 2 years. =/ I had this big box low name brand for 9 years and my grandmother had it for 5 years before that and it still works perfectly. Guess I should keep it just in case. lol
@Gemstone: I was thinking the same thing because the originally price was over $400 on the Toshiba where as the original price was only $300 and something for the Emerson.
@vorpalette: thanks for the tip! I wish we could find one for $100! =D I saw a few $100 32inch tv’s but they were Emerson.