if you did, you might want to check this out, you might be able to get save another $80-$85
So the TV is on sale for 999:
They have a coupon at target.com for 10% any TV when you buy an HDMI cable:
Cheapest HDMI cable should be in the $15-$20 range:
$999 - 10% = $899 (plus cost of HDMI) = $915-920
just an idea
I need to ask another question and it relates to the HDMI cable. Since the tv refreshes at 600 hz, do I need a hdmi cable that is rated for this, or is it bs ? Looks like those cables go for about $100, with your coupon I would be getting it for free. Thanks.
I asked him if they're technology was that bad that it couldn't pick up one refund being issued and all he said was, "Yep. They're working on closing that up."
Target may be cool about it and just let you show your receipt and refund the difference.
I have no idea about the HDMI rated at 600mgh. My head is still spinning from the energy comparison stats!
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Pulldown and the Film-Video Dance
To answer those questions, you have to understand two important things about video. First, you can't add detail beyond what is already in the source footage. Second, the source footage is never greater than 60Hz. When you watch a movie on Blu-ray, it's a 1080p picture at 60 Hz. The disc displays 60 interlaced or 30 progressive frames at 1,920-by-1,080 resolution per second of video. For movies that were recorded on film, the original footage is actually 24 frames per second, upconverted to 30 frames through a process known as 2:3 pulldown. It distributes the source frames so they can be spread across 30 instead of 24 frames per second. Those frames are then interlaced (combined and shuffled) to 60 "frames" per second to match the 60Hz refresh rate of the vast majority of TVs you can buy today. In the case of 1080p60 televisions, the frames are pulled down to 60 full frames per second, and both the players and HDTVs outright skip any interlacing step.
This is a time-honored tradition, because American TVs have displayed 30 (actually, 29.97) frames per second and functioned at 60Hz since time immemorial. It's not really a problem, because between interlacing and frame pulldown, the process doesn't attempt to add information to the picture. It's simply converting it to function on the TV, because it wouldn't work otherwise. 1080p60 is the current high-end standard for HDTVs, and no commercial media exceeds that resolution or frame rate. In fact, many movies on Blu-ray even turn the frame rate down and display 1080p24, or 1,920-by-1080 video at 24 frames per second, to make the footage look as close to film as possible.http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379206,00.aspThey interpolate data between each frame to produce additional frames. But the data in those combined frames can only be based on the source frames and whatever mathematical magic the HDTV is employing to figure out the middle ground. This technique can help reduce judder, or the jerkiness that manifests when displaying footage on a display that doesn't share its native frame rate (like, for example, a 24-frame-per-second film clip pulled down to 30 fps, then interlaced to 60Hz).
So to get that out of the way: the speed ratings on cables are complete BS / I'd consider them predatory.
Back to the Cables, in general: no need for any special HDMI cables- just make sure they're HDMI 1.4 compliant (which is the most recent revision of the standard)... And on the subject of cables, Monoprice.com is the best site for cables, they're good quality and reasonably priced: don't try to rip you off... I believe a few of us here have bought from them, and they're a great place to buy all types of cables.
I'd get the absolute cheapest cable I can @ Target and then buy the real cable that I'll use @ monoprice.
Now about Target and if they'd honor the coupon after the sale?
simple answer: I don't know for sure, but there's no harm in trying.
If I were in your situation, however, I'd for sure go after that extra $80-$90... If you ask and they simply say no, then you can always go the return/rebuy route. Buy another TV using the coupon, and then return the new TV (which is obviously brand new/unopened, etc) on yesterday's receipt... Yeah it's a bit of an hassle because you'll have to wait in line twice (once to checkout and once to return) but that's up to you if it's worth the hassle (to me: I figure 30ish minutes of my time to save $80-$90 is worth it).
Last edited by SportsFromA2; 01-30-2012 at 06:34 PM.
just called target, said they would honour the coupon, just have to buythe cable. thanks SFA2, I'll buy you a beer next time I see you !
55" Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST30 3D 1080p Plasma HDTV $900 + Free Shipping
Sears has 55" Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST30 3D 1080p Plasma HDTV on sale for $899.98 (Discount shown at checkout). Shipping is free. Thanks JumpinJack31
Refresh Rate: 600Hz
1x Digital Audio
1 x Network (RJ-45)