Sharp 42" LED 1080p/120Hz - $299

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Originally Posted By: FL_Rob
Not internet ready, is the only thing that would stand out as a deal breaker,for me at least.
That's easily correctable with a $32 Chromecast.
 
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Let me ask a stupid question. Do you have a High Definition TV signal feed from cable or satellite? If not, you will be viewing Standard Definition TV on a HD panel. Not the best solution IMO.
 
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Originally Posted By: Danno
Do you have a High Definition TV signal feed from cable or satellite?
Don't forget via antenna. It's the best source of all.
 
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Get an HD antenna too... Forgot who made mine, (RCA I think) but it looks like the square from 2001, A Space Odyssey or a conning tower on a submarine... Flat grey upright rectangle...
 
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I can not recommend Sharp right now. I dealing with a problem under warranty with an 60" right now and find many more have issues with the same. I have had good luck with Sharp in the past but that good will is being quickly eroded by this experience.Think Panasonic.
 
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This set isn't made by Sharp, Best Buy licensed the brand and slapped it on their Insignia line that is manufactured by Xoceco. It's not a bad set, and it's a decent/lukewarm deal at $299. The warranty is with Best Buy.
 
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Looks like a decent deal. I paid $400 for my 43" Samsung plasma (600hz) a few years back, but it's only 720p. I was thinking of replacing it with something that's at least 1080p in the near future. I wouldn't worry about it not being internet ready, there are many other alternatives you can use instead (Roku, Chromecast, Xbox/Playstation, etc.) if you even care about that.
 
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I'd go for it just to get rid of the CRT. I once had a Sharp (52" or 55", Aquois, can't remember) and no issues. If you have a Fry's nearby, some carry reman MOHU Leaf antenna's for like half the price of new. It looks new in the box, just in a brown cardboard labeled box instead of the white box. I bought one for the spare room TV & it gets a lot of OTA stations/channels in my area.
 

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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: FL_Rob
Not internet ready, is the only thing that would stand out as a deal breaker,for me at least.
That's easily correctable with a $32 Chromecast.
Yep.
 

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Originally Posted By: Danno
Let me ask a stupid question. Do you have a High Definition TV signal feed from cable or satellite? If not, you will be viewing Standard Definition TV on a HD panel. Not the best solution IMO.
Yep. I have a HD feed.
 

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Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
People still have working CRT'S?
There's always one joker in the group. smile Yes, I'm currently using a Panasonic 27" CRT. I gave $20 for it on Craigslist a few years ago. I've stayed with the 27" CRT's so long, because that's what fits into my home entertainment center. Before that, I had a 27" Magnavox CRT that I paid around $600 in 1995. It was one of the first models with Picture in Picture and Smart Sound. It lasted 17 years.
 

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Originally Posted By: dishdude
This set isn't made by Sharp, Best Buy licensed the brand and slapped it on their Insignia line that is manufactured by Xoceco. It's not a bad set, and it's a decent/lukewarm deal at $299. The warranty is with Best Buy.
If it is a decent/lukewarm deal, what's a better deal out there for $300, on something that is 42" (or larger), that's 120Hz?
 
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Originally Posted By: mrsilv04
Originally Posted By: dishdude
This set isn't made by Sharp, Best Buy licensed the brand and slapped it on their Insignia line that is manufactured by Xoceco. It's not a bad set, and it's a decent/lukewarm deal at $299. The warranty is with Best Buy.
If it is a decent/lukewarm deal, what's a better deal out there for $300, on something that is 42" (or larger), that's 120Hz?
RCA 46" for $299
 
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