questionswhat's a good basic 37" led/lcd or other tv for…

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If you want something basic, 37" 720P 60hz, I'd definitely check my local WalMart. I found this one for $300, and should be just what you're looking for. Is there any reason why you don't want a refurb? If you're looking for an inexpensive TV refurb's the way to go. I bought a refurbed 42" Vizio about 3 years ago and it is still going strong.

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@eraten: I looked at Walmart and they had a Hiteken but when you add shipping it takes it over $300. I have had bad luck with refurbs so don't want to mess with it and Vizio's reviews are all over the map but I have not ruled them out. I found an LG for $399 but I have $50 off at Best Buy so I'm thinking about that. And I'll definitely try to wait til after Thanksgiving. I only have room for a 37" maybe 39".

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I'd also suggest a Vizio. I have a couple including a 37" and I'm more than satisfied. The 37" is ~2 years old and my 20" is over 5 years old, no problems with either.
Woot had a great deal on a 39" not too long ago, it wasn't a Vizio though, more of a no name brand.

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I also would recommend vizio. I like mine and have my surround sound hooked up to it. I had to adjust my colors when i got it but i love it.

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@icemanforlife: @jjeff My first thought was a Vizio. I find one I like but from site to site the reviews would be radically different. Some loved, some hated. I'm going to hope my TV holds out and I'll keep my eye out for a deal here or elsewhere. I'm finding with lower price TV's you have to pay shipping so for an extra $25 I might as well go up a bit. Whatever I do it has to be online.

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If you can hold out wait till black friday. There will be some great TV deals

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@icemanforlife: I second that. Black Friday is just around the corner. I'm sure you'll be able to find an off-brand 37" for below $200 this year.

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I have a 37" Vizio Razor LED that I love. Picked up on sale at Target last year. It was a little more than what you're looking to spend, but with the sale season coming up, you might be able to find one for a better price.

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37" models are a bit of a oddity, the cheapest size is 32" followed by 40/42". I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't find a 37" for real cheap but I guess it is possible.
Personally I couldn't fit anything larger than a 37" in my cabinet otherwise I would have purchased a cheaper 40". A 40" with almost no bezel would have fit but they were almost half again as much as the 37" I got at Costco.
AFA the Vizio brand name, I think some popo them as being cheap and don't get me wrong, I really like my Sony in my media room but Vizio offers a lot for the dollar and couldn't be happier with both my kitchen Vizio and bedroom Vizio. I only watch via an antenna and I like that many Vizio models have a nice PSIP guide that goes out several days, very few big brand TVs have such a guide(and not all Vizios have it either). This type of guide isn't as useful for cable users as most cable co's don't pass the PSIP information on.

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Like others said, hold out for another month for a better deal. As far as a brand goes, IMHO there isn't much if any difference to my eyes.

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Here's an LG for you to consider and it's within your budget. Link to TV from J & R. Reviews can be found here: [Reviews from Best Buy](http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+37%26%2334%3B+Class+/+LCD+/+1080p+/+60Hz+/+HDTV/4846522.p?id=1218548286660&skuId=4846522&st=LG 37 TV&cp=1&lp=2). Cashback is available from both retailers through Mr. Rebates and eBates.

As others have said, Black Friday deals may offer you a better price. Go to BlackFriday.com and sign up for email alerts so you can check out the ads when they are released.

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Sorry I couldn't get the link to the reviews to work correctly. Copy and paste it and it will work.

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I concur with the "wait for Black Friday" thoughts, but also consider a 42". It might be tough depending on your space, but 42" models are frequently cheaper, and a lot of excellent brands just don't come in 37" models anymore.

Here's an excellent 42" LG model within your price range if that is an option:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-42PA4500-42-Inch-600Hz-Plasma/dp/B006VFS3ZW/

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I have a Panasonic Viera 37" that absolutely rocks. I think it is 1 generation old as we picked it up on clearance about 18 months ago. This is the current-gen of the one I have.
Best picture of all the 37" LCDs when we bought it (I think so anyway).

EDIT: I think we spent around $320 because we got a Blu-ray player for about $80 and the whole bill came to $400 +tax.

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@jjeff: Let me see if I have this right. You felt the need for
A) 37" Vizio in living room.
B) (some size) Sony in media room.
C) (probly 37") Vizio in kitchen.
D) (prolly 37") Vizio in bedroom.
I wonder how many incidental TVs there are? You didn't mention:
1) game room, 2) guest room, 3) bathrooms, 4) mud room, 5) garage, or 6) outdoor pool area.

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@josephus:
37" Vizio in in the bedroom(replaced a 32" Panasonic previously used in media room but now downstairs).
20" Vizio in kitchen(replaced a 9" tube TV when OTA went digital).
46" Sony in media room
23" Samsung LCD TV/computer monitor in kids bedroom
20" Vizio(same as kitchen TV, purchased used last year) in other kids bedroom.
26" LG/computer monitor in home office
19" Insginia TV/computer monitor in guest bedroom

I think that about covers it :) Oh all TVs are LCD, the kitchen was our last tube TV.

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http://www.woot.com/offers/vizio-37-1080p-lcd-hdtv-9
This is the 37" Vizio I have and I strongly recommend it. Unlike many of the newer TVs it has composite and component inputs for older devices. It's also LCD which I prefer over the cheaper edge lite LED technology.