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Hello,I'm looking for a 1080p 52" LCD with a budget of up to 2800$
There will be gaming on the LCD (xbox 360 and a ps3) as well as blueray movies.
I was considering buying the samsung ln52a750 but don't know if that's the best choice. thanks in advance.
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If you like Glossy screens, Samsung is the way to go. Maybe another display worth checking out would be the 1080p 120Hz 52" Toshiba Regza 540U series if you prefer non-glossy.
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The Ultimate AV website just put up a review of a new Westinghouse 52" LCD TV. The price is $2500 and it got a pretty positive review. It might be worth checking out.
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Samsung 52A750
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Samsung A750. The best LCD in the market.
Light years ahead of sony 2008 Models !!
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Samsung A750. The best LCD in the market.
Light years ahead of sony 2008 Models !!


you can't make that kind of statement without seeing the xbr models, or getting proper reviews on the z series....

im not a big fan of samsungs glossy screens, but go with the 650 over the 750, its a few hundred cheaper (in canada atleast) and you get the exact same picture quality (the 750 has a couple of extra bells and whistles....you probably won't use them though)
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Can't rule out going with the KDL-52W4100, knowing that the black levels and 120Hz MotionFlow have really came through for the better. However, I'd still back the LN52A650/750, just for the sake that it's better bang for the buck, and that you actually do get 10-bit technology in the Samsung that you don't get in the W4100.

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Any thoughts on Philips 52" (52PFL3603D/27)
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Well the thing is I'm going to buy a tv in the USA and ship it with a container outside to a PAL country what are chances the A750 will come with burned pixels? or other problems? I wont be able to open the tv until it ships
when are new 850 and 950 models supposed to come out?
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You better check with Samsung regarding the warranty first before you buy/ship it because as far as I know, the warranty only applies to North America (or even only in the US). So if you ship it to another country and there is something wrong with it, I think you are out of luck, getting Samsung to repair it.

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That's the risk I'm going to take - no warranty. what are the odds something will be defective
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Hello,I'm looking for a 1080p 52" LCD with a budget of up to 2800$
There will be gaming on the LCD (xbox 360 and a ps3) as well as blueray movies.
I was considering buying the samsung ln52a750 but don't know if that's the best choice. thanks in advance.

I did allot of research and viewing from store to store. The A650/A750 won hands down overall. I was anti-LCD when I first started looking. I went from the Panny to the Pioneer (too expensive but nice), then Sony, Mits....etc, but the A650 kept pulling me to it like a tractor beam.

Unlike other LCD's, no to little blur, thick foliage was crisp and defined. Great black levels and shadow details. I think I would still be looking for a TV if I did not get this.

Go to Cnet and other sites for reviews on these newer sets. The A650 has been getting great reviews online and from calibrators alike.

But the best advice is go into many B&M stores and see for yourself. calibrate the TV's that you narrowed it down. Don't take our word, you have to live with the set....buy what looks best to you.

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That's the risk I'm going to take - no warranty. what are the odds something will be defective

100% chance it will break without the warranty and 100% it won't break with the warranty...

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That's the risk I'm going to take - no warranty. what are the odds something will be defective

All I can say is good luck and you better do some serious praying.

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I'm gonna be getting a 52A650 pretty soon and won't get the warranty. I figured in most cases if a part is defective and you actually use your TV a decent amount then it will go out in the first year.
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I'm gonna be getting a 52A650 pretty soon and won't get the warranty. I figured in most cases if a part is defective and you actually use your TV a decent amount then it will go out in the first year.

I think we are talking two different things here. If you buy your tv from one country and ship it to another country, Samsung might not honor the 12-month warranty that you would normally get when you purchase a new tv. This has nothing to do with the extended warranty that you have in mind.

And while we are talking about extended warranty, if you purchase your tv with a major credit card, your card would give you an additional 12-month extended warranty for free. So, you would get at least 24-month free warranty of your new Samsung. Check with your credit card to see if there is one.

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Is this other country NTSC or PAL? Wouldn't this matter for the content you may or may not want to watch on it? (I don't really know, the thought just came to me)
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Mazer,I'm shipping it from the USA (NTSC) to a PAL country.
when are new sammy models coming out 850/950?
a model that is as good as the A750 for example is over 12000USD here
so I think it's worth the risk any additional stuff I should know?
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Compared all the sony's with the 52-750 including the z and the 750 is the way to go, I think you will be the happiest with the best lcd, the samsung. the other brand's don't even come close.
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For what it is worth...
I contacted Samsung Canada to see if I purchase a LN52A550 from the US and bring it to Montreal if the warranty will be honored. The Warranty card inside says US so it is not North American warranty and it is NOT honored in Canada. However I do not know if you purchase with a credit card if you would have a 12 month from them.
Prices in Canada are falling to within $500 after exchange and taxes so I would rather have piece of mind should I encounter some problems: (dead pixels, banding,...etc)

Good luck
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If I decided to buy the lcd here I couldn't buy anything better than a 42" 720p lcd so I guess it is worth the risk.
just want to know when the 850/950 are coming out to fix the current problems with the 750 (halo effect) and what are the chances I will get a damaged lcd ie. dead pixels
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Samsung LN52A530, If your looking for best bang for the buck you can't go wrong with this one!. If you don't need any special features just great performance this is my recommendation.

I got mine new (not refurb) at a local store a few weeks ago for $1899.99 Good Luck!
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I'm looking for the top quality I can get for my money
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If it were USD, I'd definitely say that the LN52A750 is definitely within that budget, and is by far the best bang for the buck you can get in an LCD. Far better than the XBR4, imo.

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Yeah the 52A750 is the best and second closest the 52W4100.If only there was a 52Z4100
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Yes I agree with everyone. The 52A750 would be the best choice.

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If I decided to buy the lcd here I couldn't buy anything better than a 42" 720p lcd so I guess it is worth the risk.
just want to know when the 850/950 are coming out to fix the current problems with the 750 (halo effect) and what are the chances I will get a damaged lcd ie. dead pixels

Unless someone has an inside source in Samsung, who knows when new models will actually come out. When the 850/950 does come out... they'll probably already be working on the 1050 or whatever they might call the ones after those.

This day and age, if you can buy it, it's already obsolete LOL.

Anyway, I have the 52" Samsung 650 and like it a lot. No opinion on the others as I've never seen them... well, I may have seen them in the store but for whatever reason didn't catch my eye enough.
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I meant approximately,like is it supposed to come out in the next 3-4 months? looking back at old releases.
what are the odds the tv I'm going to buy will have a manufacture defect?
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Thing about the Sammy A750 is the picture quality isn't any different from the A650...the 750 just has some media player bells and whistles so I would consider the cheaper A650 a better value...

Furthermore, Samsung is coming out with the A630-series in august which is even cheaper than the 650 but has a matte screen instead of a reflective one.....you will give up some contrast performance but won't have to worry about reflections....all for less money


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From what I understand, the Sammy 850-series is the going to be the narrow bezel TV and, of course, the 950 will be a Locally Dimmed LED backlit flagship panel and the follow up to last years 81-series TV (which didn't have 120Hz)
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The A750 sucks because of that very glossy screen... Pass on that crap, unless you live in a dungeon.
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