Buying TV

Weee! I have a new TV! I went home yesterday and suggested to my parents to buy a CRT TV. Not wise to spend a lot of money for a LCD TV. A CRT TV is good enough.

So they called ‘our’ Panasonic dealer and now I have a TV. Fhewwww! My weekend is safe. Our old TV was Panasonic too. Its been passed to the dealer for repair.

My family’s TV died on us 2 days ago. It didn’t show any ill sign so we’re kinda surprise that it just wouldn’t turn on. Worse of all: we have one TV only!

These were my initial reaction:
“TV rosak? Are you sure? Let me try”
“Ohmygosh! How am I going to watch football?”
“Argggghh I cannot live without TV”
“Who touch the TV last?”
“Yesterday got thunderstorm meh?”
“Aiyo now I gotta watch football in mamak stall?”
“Dad, please buy a new TV by this weekend. There’s an important football game coming next week.”
“If you don’t buy one, I would simply buy a cheap one”
“Oh shit!”

Hahaha I’m so addicted to the idiot box.

My dad thought of getting a LCD TV because he’s been a fan of LCD TV since visiting Best Denki a few months back.

After reading some online sites, I certainly prefer Plasma over LCD. But of course my parents don’t own a money stamping factory. Besides that Plasma is ideal if you want a large TV screen. For small screen size of 32 inches or less, LCD is perfect.

Which come to my next question. Which LCD TV brand is good? If you own one, then please share with me how satisfy are you with your current LCD TV model/brand.

I don’t mind CRT TV too. Just give me any TV!!!

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  • Reply wuching April 19, 2007 at 8:21 am

    here’s a trick i’ll pass on to u; long ago when tv just came to sarawak the poor kids like us who dun have tv go watch it outside the windows of the rich neighbour’s house! :laughing:

  • Reply Gallivanter April 19, 2007 at 10:05 am

    We own a Toshiba Bomba, a CRT tv. It does the trick, especially seeing the lines of Alex Ferguson’s forehead when Arsenal beat them twice. Brouhahahaha! 😉

  • Reply Lobster April 19, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Go for Sony Bravia 32″ LCD TV at RM3999 at Harvey Norman (Normal price RM4999). Sorry my family also doesnt own a money stamping factory, so I also doesn’t have any LCD TV…

    For CRT, go for Toshiba Bomba. My family using it now (Old model bomba), n it never been sent to service b4, after using for err, 10 years? And now the colour still very bomba…. hahahaha…… means still fine now. A worth buy for CRT TV I can say……..

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous April 19, 2007 at 10:54 am

    hey gallivanter, i have an old 32″ toshiba bomba too! btw che-cheh, you might wanna check out the LG flatron. it’s crt but flat screen, 29″ going for around rm700? and the picture quality is alot better than panasonic.

  • Reply Mo-C April 19, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Hey, I have one 21″ JVC CRT TV. You can have it for free. So far, I used it for audio checking only. Still good lor, super multi model somemore. :LOL:

    But you have to bear the transportation and the security :devil:

  • Reply hcfoo April 19, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    My family’s TV and my TV here in PJ are all Panasonic brand. We love the brand because it lasts long.

    The quality is good also although not as good as Sony or Toshiba.

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 19, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Wuching, but then nobody watch football in my area except me. :laughing:

    Daniel, cissss!
    I’ll take note of Toshiba Bomba. 😀

    Lobster, RM3999 still VERY expensive.
    You also own Bomba ar. I really have to check this out liao.

    Hedo, LG ar? my parents don’t like LG :confused_2:

    Mo-C, :laughing: no wonder la you were looking for your tv’s spec. Actually I thought of ‘borrowing’ one of our office tv home. We have so many here hor. You think boss would allow?

    Hcfoo, my whole family is a fan of Pana. Will surely check out Panasonic.

  • Reply dreamcatcher April 19, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    when i visited CEATEC Japan 2006 exhibition, i must say that Victor tv has the best picture quality compared to all the other brands. :thinking:

    i have 4 tvs at home, envy me. heh!heh! :devil: :devil: :devil:

  • Reply narrowband April 19, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    LCD will revolutionize TVs. It will not be known as ‘idiot box’ anymore. LCDs and Plasmas aren’t ‘boxes’! Haha.

    My TV also spoilt once. Sent for repairs. Apparently kena zapped by lightning. I tell you, these days the thunder storm very violent. My house power switch always trip.

    If you’re getting LCd, make sure buy lightning arrestors!

  • Reply Lobster April 20, 2007 at 10:12 am

    RM3999 for Sony 32″ bravia LCD TV, I think it is worth buy, if I want to buy TV next time, this is surely my first choice (If i able to pay for it la)….

    Er, my office got 60″ Victor plasma TV, but only for NTSC. U can bring it home to watch DVD, but not astro….. Be my guest.

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 20, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Dreamcatcher, really? Oh wow. Does that include JVC brand too?
    Aiyar don’t tell me how many tv you have. :beat_up: Ishhh jealousnya!

    Narrowband, oh yes we have those lighting prevention thing. Well, just bought a CRT TV. yeah!

    Lobster, urrggh expensive lah dude. RM4k man! I better use that money and buy a notebook. Hahaha

    Sure ar 60″ ? show me. :bringiton:

  • Reply Mo-C April 20, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    :applause: already got new one…

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 20, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Mo-C, yup. I prefer the old CRT TV coz somehow the resolution seemss….hmm dunno how to explain. :laughing:

  • Reply Lobster April 20, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Yeah, 4K is expensive, but while u can enjoy it for like 5 years, 5 years, u can use it for astro n dvd, 5 years, i still think it worth it.

    Notebook for 4k, i think it can install vista now, but 3 years later windows come out vista 2100, then u need to spend more to upgrade, or else u cant use most of the new function/devices/games and etc, so u say which one is worth it?

  • Reply Neo April 23, 2007 at 1:18 am

    How’s your new Panasonic TV? I have a Philips TV at home… nothing I like about Philips except its cheaper price compared to other “better” brands in its class.

  • Reply Che-Cheh April 23, 2007 at 7:44 am

    Lobster, we have different view my fren. 😀 with a notebook i can do so many things but tv is for watching only.

    Neo, the Pana not so good. I identified 1 problem with that tv. Gonna talk to the shop.

  • Reply Kleio May 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Wah, new TV congrats. Some more now sourcing for LCD ones. 😀 Envy you.

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 8, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Kleio, no lah…we settled for the conventional tv only. LCD too $$.

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