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this would be mainly movies. What is the best value these days?
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Tons of threads on the first 3 pages that answer this question. Or you could do a search.
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well, the plasma guys are fortunately more friendly/helpful. thanks anyway.
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leckig, what size screen are you looking for, 46", 55", etc ?
If you are looking to purchase a LCD set in either size i would definitely check out the new Toshiba with LED backlight; Home Theater magazine tested the 46" model in its November issue and the set got a great review : very good gray-scale tracking, accurate color points (with the exception of green, which was somewhat oversaturated but did not veer towards yellow or cyan), excellent shadow detail and, of course, some of the deepest level of black shown when displaying a full black image onscreen, measured below 0.001 ft-L.
I am not sure if the review is already posted online, but you can check out their website and find out; By the way, on the same magazine issue, there is a review of the LG set that also uses LEDs for backlight, so you'd be able to compare both sets tested under the same conditions.
Regards >>> Marcos
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What size screen are looking for?
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you can have a look at the
Samsung LN46A650 46-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV with Red Touch of Color

The Tv itself is beautiful. The hint of red is very subdued yet adds a nice touch when you get up close.

Samsung LN52A550 52-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

Great Pic and more than adequate basic sound!

both are on sale now,around $1200 and $1300.
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well, this is my main concern - buy the largest i can find for $1500 (that would possibly be plasma in that case) or maybe smaller, but from a "better" brand"? The couch is about 9 feet away. We will use it for movies mostly.

I should add: I already purchased a nice set of speakers from TsC so I am not concerned about the sound.
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well, the plasma guys are fortunately more friendly/helpful. thanks anyway.

That's probably because they don't get asked this question 10 times a day.
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well, this is my main concern - buy the largest i can find for $1500 (that would possibly be plasma in that case) or maybe smaller, but from a "better" brand"? The couch is about 9 feet away. We will use it for movies mostly.

I should add: I already purchased a nice set of speakers from TsC so I am not concerned about the sound.

The biggest you can get in your price range would be the 55" Vizio LCD, the newer Vizio 55" LED/LCD just came out so the price on the LCD version came down quite a bit.

The 550 55" Vizio can be found at Samsclub and Costco, the 550M can be found at WalMart.

Check out the Vizio thread for more info if you are not familiar with Vizio's, they really are great displays and great bang for the buck.

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