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tomman58

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wbwood wrote:

I have to disagree about Plasma vs LCD and which has a better picture. I know of 2 people that have Plasma's and their picture sucks compared to our 3 LCD tv's in the house. And one of those tv's is a 6 or 7 yr old Dell.


Kind of a silly statement as "you can buy a TV or you can buy a TV"

You are comparing a KIA to a Lincoln! There are so many inbetween.

I asked the guy at my TV store if Xmas was the best time to buy as so many sales were out there. He said no not unless you want a "cheap" TV as most put out a lower grade at that time to attract buyers.

He suggested waiting till spring when the new ones will be out, then checking the reviews before making a choise. Last year it was Panasonic plasma in the 65" range that was a good deal.


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wbwood wrote:

I have to disagree about Plasma vs LCD and which has a better picture. I know of 2 people that have Plasma's and their picture sucks compared to our 3 LCD tv's in the house. And one of those tv's is a 6 or 7 yr old Dell.
I'll put my Plasma TV picture quality up against any LCD/LED made. If you buy a good quality Plasma TV, there is NO comparison.


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TN Tarheel wrote:

Been shopping lately for a large TV and have noticed Plasma prices coming down vs LCD/LED TVs. I know the Plasma's generate a lot of heat and consume more energy than LCD/LED types. Thought I read some time back that CA was trying to discourage Plasma TVs because of power use?


My soon to be ex state is daily making regulations for every aspect of it's citizens's lives.

Yes, they are regulating on how much electricity our tv's can use.

Keystone pipeline, China will get the line. We've got more oil off the Calif coast but the enviro wacko lobby in the state keeps it off limits.

Got 3 trillion barrels of oil shale in the midwest. The enviro's won't let us use it.(more oil than the middle east).

The tv power thing is just the tip of the ice berg that awaits Californians and could end up in lots of other states.

So many "do gooders" that have no sense of reality of life that you and I must face daily.

So many of these do gooders would love $5.00 gasoline/diesel. They hate nuclear power, they hate fossil fuels,

The love windpower, solar cells, and all the alternate energy sources that are zero or negative sum gains in cost.

Windmills don't pay for themselves in producing power. They have to be subsidized by you and me(taxes) in order to exist. Same goes for solar cells, etc..

Hydrogen cost more to extract and use that it's cost benefit to burn in cars.

These folks are not living in reality. Clean coal, clean safe nuclear power, lots of oil sources in our country are a reality.

But you know who's stopping it.
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I must get used to referring to my self as a Ohioan. And I will be darn proud to be one.
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* This post was edited 02/22/12 10:44am by eightballsidepocket *


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tomman58 wrote:

Eightball sorry you don't like California but they are overcrowded anyways.

I don't think all that much of Ohio other than farms and corn.

Hope it all works out for you, but you can always go north to camp in Michigan, we see plenty of Ohio plates on I75, LOL


Did say I didn't like California. Have fond memories of it as I was born and raised here.

We are entering a new phase of our lives economically, and family-wise.

We must go where we can survive the best, and also be closer to family.

Wife and I aren't getting any younger and for the sake of our grown children, living 2,400 miles from them doesn't make it easy for them if something happens to our health in a serious way.

Also, we get to see our grandchildren more often, and have a special bond with them.

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Eightball sorry you don't like California but they are overcrowded anyways.

I don't think all that much of Ohio other than farms and corn.

Hope it all works out for you, but you can always go north to camp in Michigan, we see plenty of Ohio plates on I75, LOL

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Been shopping lately for a large TV and have noticed Plasma prices coming down vs LCD/LED TVs. I know the Plasma's generate a lot of heat and consume more energy than LCD/LED types. Thought I read some time back that CA was trying to discourage Plasma TVs because of power use?

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eightballsidepocket wrote:


They love windpower, solar cells, and all the alternate energy sources that are zero or negative sum gains in cost.


...so long as the windmills are not moving; if the windmill spins then some poor birds might get knocked out of the sky. And they make too much noise...

Solar power? They don't want the solar arrays put out in the middle of the desert because they might disrupt some poor lizard's leisure time...


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Then how come all the "big boys" use them as standard equipment in their conversions?

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The Texan wrote:

Then how come all the "big boys" use them as standard equipment in their conversions?
I think we got or 52" LCD to Waterville OHio in one piece. Laid it on the TT bed between the blankets and matress.

My son's 42" plasma made the trip ok.

Thanks for all the advice folks. Weather is crazy here. It's spring like. 60's and 70's with a few thundershowers. Great welcome for us Californians.

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Plasma are liquid cooled, they need to be installed and following installation NOT MOVED, they are NOT suitable for RV use.


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