shopping  tv


Question by  brianinmatawan (41)

What should I look for when shopping for a good cheap HDTV?

I do not want to spend a lot of money but want a good product.


Answer by  timbucktoo (350)

You need to look for reliability in the brand, and reliability in the manufacturer and the only way to do that is buy name brand items. Look for sales to reduce cost. Stay away from manufacturers that are actually subsidiaries of the big box retailer you're purchasing at. These are scams and they break down at the end of warranty.


Answer by  texasjeff (99)

Look for the highest contrast ratio possible, best resolution (1080p is the maximum with current technology), and a screen size suitable for the room in which the HDTV will reside.


Answer by  Mihai65 (27)

When shopping for a good cheap HDTV, a person should first decide in what size-range he or she would want their TV to be in. After this, the person should look for trusted brands. Last but not least, the TV must have warranty service.


Answer by  jerbear (16)

one word, vizio. they are a relativly new company who make good products that are reliable and sells for cheap. available at most stores like walmart, costco,best buy and or online. they make a wide variety of sizes from small like 22" all the way up to the big ones like 60"


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

When shopping for a good HDTV, you can always search online for the best deals and prices. Amazon is a great place to look for tv's at great prices. You will also be able to read reviews on the different televisions. Vizio is a good brand that is reliable and is cheaper than the higher end Sony and Samsung.


Answer by  Tracipoo (1329)

try your local walmart. they have tons of hdtv on sale every week. vizio is a good brand even tho its cheaper. i bought one in 2007 and am still watching it.


Answer by  bob2492 (32)

Good cheap HDTV s will usually have at least two HDMI inputs. You need them to get the most out of your HDTV. Look For a high contrast ratio the higher the better.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Cheap usually doesn't equal good when it come to electronics. Probably the biggest way to save money is to not get a tv bigger than necessary. Know how high you want your resolution to be as well as the refresh rate. You can save money by buying a large size low resolution tv but of course the picture will suffer.


Answer by  noghridude (72)

You want to consider the basic features that are important to you. How do the onboard speakers sound? Are there enough ports for all the cables? Do you play a lot of video games? As basic guidlines, the sounds should not be tinny, the refresh rate should be above 120 hertz and the backlight should be well distributed.

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