11-11-2011 02:28 PM
If that is all you need as I mentioned above then for the much cheaper price I say jump all over it. If you ever plan on adding more devices unless you purchase either a receiver with HDMI connections which 99% of them have or a switch box you are limited with what you can connect.
11-14-2011 01:58 AM
After working for Best Buy for several years I've noticed that the "burst sku" TVs for the holidays are extremely trimmed down. I'll also notice that competitors will carry slightly different model numbers so they don't have to price match eachother. But if the TV still does what you need then I would jump on it.
11-18-2011 05:26 AM
Some food for thought:
When a TV manufacturer has lessened the features on a "Bargain" TV, in obvious ways. Such a eliminating some HDMI inputs. Then I think that it is highly likely that they have also saved money by using lower quality, cheaper, internal components. Such as using last years picture processor chips, instead of their latest state of the art processor. That you would get in their regular priced models. And also simply omitting some internal gizmos.
For an obvious giveaway. Look for significant weight loss on the cheaper imitations, compared to the full priced original.
There isn't anything necessarily wrong with buying a "Bargain" priced TV. Your own eyes and ears should be the final judge of whether or not a particular TV is right for you. Just don't delude yourself into thinking that your getting more than what you actually pay for.