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    I have never been a big tv buff. I don't watch much TV either but I am a major movie buff I love movies and I will love my iPad 2 and streaming with air play.

    I am set on a 42 inch VIZIO

    But I don't know I I need

    LED
    LCD
    OR VIA

    I font know the difference between LCD and led but they sound complex.

    If I'm not watching does 720 and 1080 matter. What about MHz?

    Also I wouldn't need the via if I decide to buy apple tv. Perks of it as well?

    Any suggestions would be helpful. My max price range is $750

    Help!!!
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    buy a 50 inch plasma 1080 or 720 for 500 to 600 you will be happy
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    From where?
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    Best buy or walmart look for a sale
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    If I catch a sale that may be a good idea. I have been looking on walmart. I don't mind refurb so any links would be helpful.
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    I bought a 42 inch LCD panasonic off amazon for 499 shipped. Amazon also has a good return policy so if you got a bad tv then it's easy to exchange.

    Make sure to get one that is at least 120 MHz. I believe the higher speed will give you better quality on fast moving scenes.

    For real tv buffs, check out the avforum forum.
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    How is the panasonic? I'm pretty set on VIZIO. I have struggles with disappointment so if I didn't get what I wanted, I wouldn't use it or send it back.
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    Any other thoughts?
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    i have both a 1080 jvc 52 lcd and 42 plasma lg 720p you will happy with any one i were you i would get the biggest tv i could buy no one every wish they got a smaller tv and for the price range your in the plasma is the best bang for the buck and you will love viewing movies on plasma
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    Lg might be tight. Thanks so much. Do you use hdmi out?
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    I love the panasonic TC-L42U25 42 inch 1080p 120 Hz. I can hook up my Mac or iPad up to it via HDMI and also send audio through the HDMI connection. The only thing I would want more of is an additional HDMI connection. This tv has 2 HDMI inputs.

    The picture quality is fantastic. I use it for Netflix viewing and playing video podcasts through my Mac.

    I've also had friends buy Vizio, and they looked just fine.
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    Does the panasonic have wifi?
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    No, not that particular one. Also, I was able to get the lower price because it was a previous model.
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    Well If I get apple tv, wifi tv won't be necessary.
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    reason I didn't get one with wifi was because I got the roku
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    What's roku?
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    It's like an apple tv where you can watch netflix, amazon and other services, but doesn't interact with apple products.
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    Is it cheaper? Do you think it's better!!!!?

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