Since I am embarking on a new saga of my life, I feel it necessary to upgrade my current setup.
36" tube television
Brown TV foldout stand
Yes, it is true, my current set up is sad panda...
However, here is what I plan to get. Please share you opinions/thoughts/experiences.
46" LCD (/w VGA hookup)
Love Seat Couch
I concluded that LCDs are on the downward pricing slope. The newer LED models are the next hot thing but I prefer to not be an early adopter. My budget for the LCD is $800. Is this impossible for what I want it for?
Needs: PC input, PS3 gaming, Movie, TV
Total: $769(tax+shipping inclu, refurbished model)
Model: Samsung 46"
The Samsung model has an added USB interface feature, so I can just hookup my HD and run movies (hopefully they play AVI format). My only reservation is that it is open box and has slight cosmetic damage in the back.
Tv Stands cost an arm and a leg these days it seems. Prices range from $50-$500. I really like to mount my LCD in my new apartment however, that will probably cost me my security deposit. There seems to be TV Stands with a spine mounts, however they cost upwards of $200. T_T
I have decided to visit Walmart and Target to pick one up for sub $100. Is there any other places you guys would recommend?
Instead of getting a new dekstop PC to hook up to my LCD setup, is there a better option? I have a laptop I don't normally use and I don't mind hooking up the VGA. However, how will I get the sound to get sent to the TV speakers? Has anyone heard of the Windows Media Centers?
Please share your thoughts and advice. I don't want to overspend but I don't want to end up with a crappy setup either. Thanks.