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Doc Holliday 07-31-2011 12:31 PM

47" RCA 240 Hz 1080 LCD Flat Screen
 
I just bought this thing and got an excellent deal as the electronics store just wanted room in their small warehouse, $550 no tax.

This is it, tell me what you all think. Three month in store warranty and one year manufacturers warranty included. My first lcd flat screeen, coming from a pretty big old Sony floor model flat screen.

http://tv.rca.com/product/features.a...elnum=47LA55RS

Stoked!

Doc Holliday 08-06-2011 09:32 PM

Finally got the time in between calls to pick it up today. :thumbsup:
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...806_160824.jpg

To the curb with you. Free tv, come and get it.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...806_170041.jpg

In with the new.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...806_173106.jpg

Awesome.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...806_172947.jpg

WirelessG 08-21-2011 07:56 PM

Pretty good deal. Now comes the audio part and the blu ray $$$

gregzoll 08-21-2011 10:02 PM

Get a copy of Stars Wars 2 "Attack of the Clones", and run the THX Optimizer to tweak your picture on it. You will be surprised after you do the test, how much better it will be. As for Blu-Ray Doc, I have a Sony BDP-S370, which I mostly use to watch Netflix on, and sometimes Crackle.com movies.

Doc Holliday 08-22-2011 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 712472)
Get a copy of Stars Wars 2 "Attack of the Clones", and run the THX Optimizer to tweak your picture on it. You will be surprised after you do the test, how much better it will be. As for Blu-Ray Doc, I have a Sony BDP-S370, which I mostly use to watch Netflix on, and sometimes Crackle.com movies.

You nailed it. The tv, as much as it is still bad azz as is, is not crystal clear so I called and set up an appointment yesterday for a technician to come out and fine tune the picture. I don't know diddly about that stuff.

He'll call between 8 a.m. and 12 in the afternoon tomorrow, when he's on his way.

Doc Holliday 08-22-2011 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WirelessG (Post 712390)
Pretty good deal. Now comes the audio part and the blu ray $$$


I don't know anything about blu ray (or electronics in general) but a few days ago some guys approached me in a parking lot of a convenience store and asked if I need any home theater equipment. I told them I had just purchased this tv to which they replied that they had some home theater speakers as an extra and were looking to just make a little money off of the one extra set they had. I told them $100 and that was it, take it or leave it. The sound system was supposedly valued at over $3k retail.

They asked if I could do $400 and I said sure, but I don't need it so I won't.

Eh.

WirelessG 08-22-2011 10:13 PM

You should either change parking lots, or carry more money with you.

Doc Holliday 08-22-2011 10:16 PM

I had 3 grand in cash in my wallet at the time, I just didn't need the speakers.

Just because I have the money doesn't mean I want to spend it. :thumbsup:

Doc Holliday 08-23-2011 06:46 PM

Tech came out this morning, performed a channel scan and found that I need a converter box. The signal the tv is receiving is not digital for most of my cable channels. He changed the channel to a new local digital news channel and instatnly the image was crystal clear, like the broadcasters were in my room themselves. :eek:

I have two of those converter boxes laying in the garage somewhere so I should be good.

Mr Chips 08-23-2011 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doc Holliday (Post 713201)
I don't know anything about blu ray (or electronics in general) but a few days ago some guys approached me in a parking lot of a convenience store and asked if I need any home theater equipment. I told them I had just purchased this tv to which they replied that they had some home theater speakers as an extra and were looking to just make a little money off of the one extra set they had. I told them $100 and that was it, take it or leave it. The sound system was supposedly valued at over $3k retail.
.

I can't believe that racket is still alive and well. I haven't had anyone try to sell me overstock speakers in a parking lot since the late 1980's

Doc Holliday 08-23-2011 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 713824)
I can't believe that racket is still alive and well. I haven't had anyone try to sell me overstock speakers in a parking lot since the late 1980's

Exactly. I thought it was illegal?

Around twenty years ago my friends father bought a new video cassette recorder in the same scenario and it ended up being stolen. He got charged with a crime (purchasing stolen property.?), paid a hefty fine as well as was put on probation.

Poor guy only wanted a good deal, was a hard working honest auto mechanic and a clean as a whistle good guy.

AllanJ 08-25-2011 09:06 AM

The $40. coupon eligible converter boxes are all standard definition and the picture will be comparable to your really old box tube TV.

The converter boxes that use an HDMI cable (the end is flat and about 1/2 inch wide) to connect to the TV should give a very sharp picture. The boxes that use three video cable ends (red, green, and blue round plugs) usually give a decent picture but probably still standard definition.

Canucker 08-27-2011 10:29 PM

Red/green/blue is the component connection. It will carry 1080i/720p signal, which is all you'll get from a broadcast signal. Need separate cables for sound though

Doc Holliday 09-09-2011 04:43 PM

Thanks guys. Like I said, I had a technician come to house and he himself told me that it as the signal. Since then I haven't done anything about it but after reading the new responses to this thread I just called Radio Shack as well as the electronics store I bought this from and both said I need to call the cable company and have an hd box/receiver installed. These 1080 HDs apparently are quite finicky.

More money more money. :huh:

Canucker 09-12-2011 07:33 AM

I hate it when "technicians" say you need a box for HD picture. It's not a blanket solution and its pure BS. You may or may not depending how far from the transmitters you are and whether or not they have the channels you want.(There can be other things to consider but these are usually the big ones) Some, like HBO, Showtime, aren't available OTA. You would need a box from a provider, if you had to have them.


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