- 40" LCD 1080p HDTV for $180
Insignia 40-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV for $180 today.
It's a basic HDTV with decent viewing angle, 3-inches thick without stand, weighs 16 pounds, and has good reviews on BestBuy.com.
VideoSecu TV Wall Mount with Tilt for $25.
Free shipping on $35+ orders, or free for Amazon Prime members.
It is rated one of the best wall mounts for TVs 23 to 65 inches in size.
It comes with a bubble level, an HDMI cable, and plenty of screws.
- Samsung 60-inch Plasma 1080p HDTV for $1500 Samsung 60-inch Plasma 1080p HDTV for $1500.
This is Samsung's latest and last Plasma TV.
This 8500-series Plasma was released in 2013, and will likely be the last Plasma sold by Samsung.
This is a discontinued model, and once BestBuy's inventory sells out, it could be difficult to find them again.
This Samsung PN60F8500 has very positive reviews, weighs 90 pounds, includes 4 pairs of 3D active glasses, and uses a Plasma display instead of an LCD.
Manufacturers are phasing out their plasma screens because they are expensive to build, while LED-LCD TVs are becomming much cheaper.
The future of TV is OLED, however it will be at least a few more years before they become affordable.
Advantages of Plasma over LED-LCD:
Unlike LED/LCD which must maintain a constant bulb of light passing through the screen, Plasma can actually turn off individual pixels, producing true blacks.
Some newer LED-LCD TVs can produce black levels similar to Plasma, but until OLED becomes mainstream, there is no way to get black levels as good as a Plasma today.
600Hz refresh rate, which is great for watching sports and anything in motion.
LED-LCD screens have 60 to 240 Hz.
Better viewing angle than LED-LCD.
Disadvantages of Plasma:
Plasma consumes more electricity than LED-LCD.
Our guess is about 3 times as much electricity as a similarly-sized LED-LCD, but your actual power consumption may vary.
Plasma can generate a lot of heat, and usually have a built-in fan to regulate the temperature.
Plasma has a glass screen, and can be more prone to glare than a LED-LCD.
Do not face your plasma toward a light source or window, because the plasma's glass screen can act as a mirror.
It will reflect light in the same way as a touch-screen device like an iPad, iPhone, or Motorola Droid.
If you place your iPad or phone where you want your TV to be, and if you can see a glare, then your Plasma would produce the same glare.
Many plasmas, especially 2012 and earlier models, produce a slight "buzzing" sound when on.
The reviews of the Samsung say there is a slight buzz in this 2013 model, but it will be drown out by TV's sound at normal levels.
If you are looking for a great TV today for your living room or home theater, we recommend this TV.
- Samsung 32" LED-backlit LCD 720p HDTV & $125 Gift for $218
Samsung 32-inch LED-backlit LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV for $218 with free shipping.
Add one to the cart, and a $125 Dell Promotional eGift Card should automatically appear for free.
A Dell eGift Card will be emailed to you about 18 days after your purchase of the HDTV.
It will expire 90 days from the day you receive the email.
Changhong makes good quality screens, without the bells & whistles of other TVs (no 3D, no 240Hz, not ultra-slim, no built-in streaming media apps, no wifi, no webcam, etc).
We have the 50-inch, and believe it was an excellent value for the dollar.
The picture is not going to look as sharp as the newer Samsung models (like this one), but it does cost one-third the price for a similar screen size.
Changhong 40-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with a free Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player and 2 HDMI cables.
The Chromecast is worth about $30 by itself.
Changhong, a Chinese company, makes good quality televisions.
They do not have the bells and whistles of other HDTVs like 3D and built-in apps, but the free Google Chromecast should give you some nice apps on the TV.