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Hi looking for some advice as I am out of the loop on the new TV's out there. Last TV I bought was back in 08 a Samsung ln52a750 what would be pretty close to this model now? Does not have to be Samsung. I just need a TV that can handle sports football, basketball etc.

This TV will be going in the basement so lighting is not an issue at all. Size wise 42 to 46" will do.

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Hi looking for some advice as I am out of the loop on the new TV's out there. Last TV I bought was back in 08 a Samsung ln52a750 what would be pretty close to this model now? Does not have to be Samsung. I just need a TV that can handle sports football, basketball etc.

This TV will be going in the basement so lighting is not an issue at all. Size wise 42 to 46" will do.

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Probably a Samsung LN46D550 or LN46D630
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Looking for a TV for bedroom that can sometimes double as a computer monitor. Trying to decide between LG 32LK450 and Panasonic TC-L32E3. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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Looking for some advice in choosing a new TV. Its a replacement for a Mitsubishi 62" DLP. The HDMI connections in the 6yr old mistsubishi are no longer working.

1. Budget: Flexible. I'm thinking $2000-$2500.

2. Seating distance: About 13 feet

3. Size/placement limitations: The TV goes into a built in wall unit. The hole opening is 63 3/4" wide. I can fit up to a 70" (sharp). I'm thinking a 64-65" TV is ideal.

4. Uses and sources: HD television content via directv HD DVR (HR20). Also, bluray's and netflix. Live TV (Directv) is mostly sports, (ie football) and traditional primetime network (cbs) television.

5. Room lighting: Varies. For movies we keep the room pretty dark as we mainly watch movies at night. Daytime sporting events have the room more lite via 6 in ceiling lights in front of the TV.

Other: I haven't decided between LCD (ie Sharp 60" or 70") or plasma (64" Samsung 7000 or 65" Panasonic 65ST30). TV thickness is not a concern as the TV is built in to a wall unit.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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Anyways I got a cruddy Emerson 40" LCD (1080p) from Walmart for xmas, after seeing its rather pitiful quality I promptly returned it and have been looking for a better set.

Some details:
This will be my first LCD tv ever (LED it out of my price range it seems) so I want it to be around for several years before I need to replace it/fix it/etc
I also have for the most part settled on getting a Samsung LN40D550 after a week of research but I am very much open to other brands/models etc

I mostly do a lot of media streaming and up to this point have just been doing that through my PS3 but the idea of doing it direct to the tv definitely interests me.

I do a little bit of gaming (although once I get my computer hooked up to the tv I may do a fair bit more, no shooters/racing/etc, mostly RPG/Adventure/Sandbox titles.

I also do plan on using it as a monitor for everyday comp stuff once I move in a couple months.

I need something that upconverts 480i well enough to impress my skilled eyes since the majority of my media collection is that and I'd rather not spend months upgrading it, at least not in the near future.

I live in British Columbia (not on the coast though) Canada and would prefer to buy local. The stores I have available to me are Best Buy, Zellers, Future Shop (I know, same as BB more or less), Walmart, Andres Audiotronic (private company out of BC Canada), The Source, London Drugs, Visions, Sears, The Brick, and a couple of other one-off local joints that are too expensive for my price range.

My budget is limited to 529 before taxes (12 percent)/eco-fee (31.75CAD) (549 at Walmart since a family member has a discount there) + a 2 year warranty plan. I could probably squeeze 599 at walmart if it was something really good but no more than 549 anywhere but walmart.

My needs: LCD/LED/Plasma but has to be 1080p, 37" Minimum but 40"+ preferred. 3 minimum (4 preferred) HDMI ports, 1 USB Port, Audio Out, Optical Digital Audio, 1 component (2 preferred) jack set, 1 composite jack set, Bonus points for a DVI/VGA plug and/or being a Smart TV.

Preferred Brands: Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp in that order

Estimated Buy Date: 1 1/2 weeks from *today*

Now, that all said I know my selection is fairly limited especially since I'd also prefer the tv had somewhat recent tech in its innards (2011) but what I've come up with from all the above mentioned stores: (can't post links yet so will just post model numbers)
(in no specific order)
Samsung LN40D550
Sony KDL40BX420
LG 42LK450
LG 42LK520 (ONLY on sale for 549-599, latter walmart only)
LG 42LV4400 (On Sale Only)
Samsung LN40D630 (only if it magically drops down to 549 sale price, 649 normal price)
LG 37LV3500
Phillips 40PFL7505
Panasonic TCP42X3
Sharp LC42D69U
Samsung LN40C530
I'd also consider a 720p Plasma if it had everything I need and had decent reviews.

Anyways, long post aside I hope to get some outside input on my choices before the 10th as that's likely when I'll be buying. Any and all help is welcomed and appreciated
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Long time lurker, first time poster

Anyways I got a cruddy Emerson 40" LCD (1080p) from Walmart for xmas, after seeing its rather pitiful quality I promptly returned it and have been looking for a better set.

Some details:
This will be my first LCD tv ever (LED it out of my price range it seems) so I want it to be around for several years before I need to replace it/fix it/etc
I also have for the most part settled on getting a Samsung LN40D550 after a week of research but I am very much open to other brands/models etc

I mostly do a lot of media streaming and up to this point have just been doing that through my PS3 but the idea of doing it direct to the tv definitely interests me.

I do a little bit of gaming (although once I get my computer hooked up to the tv I may do a fair bit more, no shooters/racing/etc, mostly RPG/Adventure/Sandbox titles.

I also do plan on using it as a monitor for everyday comp stuff once I move in a couple months.

I need something that upconverts 480i well enough to impress my skilled eyes since the majority of my media collection is that and I'd rather not spend months upgrading it, at least not in the near future.

I live in British Columbia (not on the coast though) Canada and would prefer to buy local. The stores I have available to me are Best Buy, Zellers, Future Shop (I know, same as BB more or less), Walmart, Andres Audiotronic (private company out of BC Canada), The Source, London Drugs, Visions, Sears, The Brick, and a couple of other one-off local joints that are too expensive for my price range.

My budget is limited to 529 before taxes (12 percent)/eco-fee (31.75CAD) (549 at Walmart since a family member has a discount there) + a 2 year warranty plan. I could probably squeeze 599 at walmart if it was something really good but no more than 549 anywhere but walmart.

My needs: LCD/LED/Plasma but has to be 1080p, 37" Minimum but 40"+ preferred. 3 minimum (4 preferred) HDMI ports, 1 USB Port, Audio Out, Optical Digital Audio, 1 component (2 preferred) jack set, 1 composite jack set, Bonus points for a DVI/VGA plug and/or being a Smart TV.

Preferred Brands: Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp in that order

Estimated Buy Date: 1 1/2 weeks from *today*

Now, that all said I know my selection is fairly limited especially since I'd also prefer the tv had somewhat recent tech in its innards (2011) but what I've come up with from all the above mentioned stores: (can't post links yet so will just post model numbers)
(in no specific order)
Samsung LN40D550
Sony KDL40BX420
LG 42LK450
LG 42LK520 (ONLY on sale for 549-599, latter walmart only)
LG 42LV4400 (On Sale Only)
Samsung LN40D630 (only if it magically drops down to 549 sale price, 649 normal price)
LG 37LV3500
Phillips 40PFL7505
Panasonic TCP42X3
Sharp LC42D69U
Samsung LN40C530
I'd also consider a 720p Plasma if it had everything I need and had decent reviews.

Anyways, long post aside I hope to get some outside input on my choices before the 10th as that's likely when I'll be buying. Any and all help is welcomed and appreciated

LG 42LK450 $459.99 US ($499 in Canada) at Best Buy. Don't know how long stock and price will last....although price has dropped $120 (US) in the last 2 weeks. I see it will be $499.99 in Canada til 1/5/12. It has 3 HDMI (4 in your price range is rare. Makes sure you get a "y" panel (look on the while label)... product code will look like 42lk450 UA CUSYLH (it be close to that...the Y is the key). Avoid the 42LV4400, horrible picture quality.LG 42LK520 is the 120hz version of the 42LK450. You will get more input lag from that version because of the 120 HZ, but not necessarily a deal breaker.
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LG 42LK450 $459.99 US ($499 in Canada) at Best Buy. Don't know how long stock and price will last....although price has dropped $120 (US) in the last 2 weeks. I see it will be $499.99 in Canada til 1/5/12. It has 3 HDMI (4 in your price range is rare. Makes sure you get a "y" panel (look on the while label)... product code will look like 42lk450 UA CUSYLH (it be close to that...the Y is the key). Avoid the 42LV4400, horrible picture quality.LG 42LK520 is the 120hz version of the 42LK450. You will get more input lag from that version because of the 120 HZ, but not necessarily a deal breaker.

Yeah, the 42LK450 had been my first choice I stumbled upon after the Emerson until I came across the LN40D550 at the same price as the 42LK450 at walmart and is most likely to be my 'switch to' tv if I get the LN40D550 and don't like that one. As I stated in my post though I won't have all the cash together until the 10th at least so the Best Buy price will be gone by then; also due to my family member's 10% walmart discount I can already get it a smidge cheaper than best buy's current price of 499 + 2 year warranty (100 vs walmart's 2 year for 75 and a 20-30 dollar price different due to the discount).

and really? 120hz means *more* input lag than 60hz? huh.
I'm really glad I remembered this forums as in the not-so-distant-future I'll be shopping for a new receiver/speaker set and definitely want to get the most for my buck...

If I do end up with the LN40D550 I definitely will need some help calibrating it (or is tinkering with the settings just 'setting' things up? all this talk about calibration disc and spectrimeters and such makes my head spin @.@)

Hope to get more opinions though soon
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Yeah, the 42LK450 had been my first choice I stumbled upon after the Emerson until I came across the LN40D550 at the same price as the 42LK450 at walmart and is most likely to be my 'switch to' tv if I get the LN40D550 and don't like that one. As I stated in my post though I won't have all the cash together until the 10th at least so the Best Buy price will be gone by then; also due to my family member's 10% walmart discount I can already get it a smidge cheaper than best buy's current price of 499 + 2 year warranty (100 vs walmart's 2 year for 75 and a 20-30 dollar price different due to the discount).

and really? 120hz means *more* input lag than 60hz? huh.
I'm really glad I remembered this forums as in the not-so-distant-future I'll be shopping for a new receiver/speaker set and definitely want to get the most for my buck...

If I do end up with the LN40D550 I definitely will need some help calibrating it (or is tinkering with the settings just 'setting' things up? all this talk about calibration disc and spectrimeters and such makes my head spin @.@)

Hope to get more opinions though soon

Yes, 120 hz means more Processing...even in "Gaming Mode". How much, depends on the model.

yeah...the calibration stuff......is above me..lol.
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Trying to find a 3D LCD. I haven't really considered Plasma but I might be swayed if all things pointed in that direction.

1. Budget: Under $2500.

2. Seating distance: About 13 feet

3. Size/placement limitations: Looking at the 60"- 65" range.

4. Uses and sources: Main use is for gaming (Xbox and PS3). Time Warner HD cable box, Netflix, bluray. Big sports fan and it is mostly what I watch. My wife is not that into sports so she watches other programming.

5. Room lighting: Upstairs bonus room. I have a window on the left side of the room and a window on the opposite wall from the TV. That window on the opposite wall is at least 20 feet from the TV. Both windows have blinds but the room is still decently lit in the daytime.

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Hi all, I'm trying to decide on a budget LCD, I have $300-400 to spend. I'll be using it to game from a PC, play BluRays from a PC, and watch Cable TV.

LG 32" Class (31.5" Diag.) 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV 32LK450
PROS: Has 2:2 pull down, 4ms response, $300
CONS: Only 32"

TCL L40FHDF12TA 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV
PROS: 40", $320
CONS: only 3:2, no response time listed, probably 6 or 8ms

HANNspree 42" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV ST42DMSB
PROS: 42", 120hz, 2:2, 4.5ms, $360
CONS: re-certified, 90 day warranty

Westinghouse 40" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV LD-4080
PROS: 40", 120hz, LED, $365
CONS: only 3:2, 8ms

I need some input. Does 2:2 pull down really change BluRay for the better in comparison to 3:2? I know that 5:5 is quite a bit better, but finding a 5:5 120hz, 40'+ set under $450 probably won't happen. is 6:4 noticably better than 3:2? Should I stay away from a re-certified product? Is 8ms response noticeably more laggy than something at 4ms?

I really like that the Hannspree is 42", has 120hz, 4.5ms, and has a film mode although it's only 2:2, but it's re-certified and probably a gamble considering the warranty period. Appreciate any feedback, thank you!

EDIT: I had some URL's but the site says no URL's till I have 3 posts, and seeing as this is my first post guess they can't be pasted, sorry.
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Long time lurker, first time poster

Anyways I got a cruddy Emerson 40" LCD (1080p) from Walmart for xmas, after seeing its rather pitiful quality I promptly returned it and have been looking for a better set.

Some details:
This will be my first LCD tv ever (LED it out of my price range it seems) so I want it to be around for several years before I need to replace it/fix it/etc
I also have for the most part settled on getting a Samsung LN40D550 after a week of research but I am very much open to other brands/models etc

I mostly do a lot of media streaming and up to this point have just been doing that through my PS3 but the idea of doing it direct to the tv definitely interests me.

I do a little bit of gaming (although once I get my computer hooked up to the tv I may do a fair bit more, no shooters/racing/etc, mostly RPG/Adventure/Sandbox titles.

I also do plan on using it as a monitor for everyday comp stuff once I move in a couple months.

I need something that upconverts 480i well enough to impress my skilled eyes since the majority of my media collection is that and I'd rather not spend months upgrading it, at least not in the near future.

I live in British Columbia (not on the coast though) Canada and would prefer to buy local. The stores I have available to me are Best Buy, Zellers, Future Shop (I know, same as BB more or less), Walmart, Andres Audiotronic (private company out of BC Canada), The Source, London Drugs, Visions, Sears, The Brick, and a couple of other one-off local joints that are too expensive for my price range.

My budget is limited to 529 before taxes (12 percent)/eco-fee (31.75CAD) (549 at Walmart since a family member has a discount there) + a 2 year warranty plan. I could probably squeeze 599 at walmart if it was something really good but no more than 549 anywhere but walmart.

My needs: LCD/LED/Plasma but has to be 1080p, 37" Minimum but 40"+ preferred. 3 minimum (4 preferred) HDMI ports, 1 USB Port, Audio Out, Optical Digital Audio, 1 component (2 preferred) jack set, 1 composite jack set, Bonus points for a DVI/VGA plug and/or being a Smart TV.

Preferred Brands: Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp in that order

Estimated Buy Date: 1 1/2 weeks from *today*

Now, that all said I know my selection is fairly limited especially since I'd also prefer the tv had somewhat recent tech in its innards (2011) but what I've come up with from all the above mentioned stores: (can't post links yet so will just post model numbers)
(in no specific order)
Samsung LN40D550
Sony KDL40BX420
LG 42LK450
LG 42LK520 (ONLY on sale for 549-599, latter walmart only)
LG 42LV4400 (On Sale Only)
Samsung LN40D630 (only if it magically drops down to 549 sale price, 649 normal price)
LG 37LV3500
Phillips 40PFL7505
Panasonic TCP42X3
Sharp LC42D69U
Samsung LN40C530
I'd also consider a 720p Plasma if it had everything I need and had decent reviews.

Anyways, long post aside I hope to get some outside input on my choices before the 10th as that's likely when I'll be buying. Any and all help is welcomed and appreciated


Anyone else got opinions/suggestions? I have a feeling if I don't bump this come tomorrow it'll be buried lol.
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First post here as well...pretty much same situation as you Voshra,so hoping bring in more answers and recommendations...
I have a 6yr old LC-32DA5U AQUOS 720p and was thinking of replacing it.In a few months my HD box will be gone so I'll be watching SD TV(some programs are HD obviously but don't know the % here in Canada),so probably pick up a OTA antenna also(gonna need help with that too...)My question is,should I even consider upgrading or is this set good enough for watching SD TV?No gaming at all..(this model does have a pretty good sound with the BBE mach3 Bass)I also have a Toshiba HD-A2 DVD player,will it help improve the PQ?
TV viewing distance is 10ft and room is usually dark.Now,the budget is $600-700 and the make/size and panel type don't really matter at this point in time,so will purchase based on recommendations made here(no better place imho)...no CRTs though...
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Hey all I recently Purchased a Samsung LNxxD630 series tv. 46" 1080p120hz. I love it! Reason why i am posting this is I got the tv two weeks ago and i got it from BB. I have 30 days to return it no questions asked for a full refund. What i am thinking about doing is returning it, getting my credit and buying a bigger/better tv. For example, either getting same size LED or bigger LCD. Or is there a better TV within the 750-900 dollar range i should be looking at?! I dont want to go smaller then 46 i think its perfect for my room. I mostly watch BluRay on my PS3. I might start playing some video games on it but i am mostly a PC gamer. What would everyone recommend?!
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I'm looking for a 55"-60" LCD LED TV to use as a primary TV. Mostly cable (via Tivo), some DVDs, occasional games.

I'm a big Costco fan so here are my options:
a) Vizio M550SV $1199.99. 240Hz, apps,, wifi.
b) Sharp LC-60LE633U $1349.99. 240Hz, apps, wifi.
c) LG 55LV4400 $899.99 120Hz, no apps or wifi
d) Sony KDL-55EX621 $1299.99 wifi capable, 120Hz.

Forgot to mention that I've done an extensive search on all the above models on this site and others.
I believe I've read that the 42" version of the LG (LV4400 series) has poor picture quality, not sure if that carries to the 55".
The Sony is showing up on a lot of sites as a refurb, which is not a good sign of quality to me.
That leaves me with the Vizio, or the Sharp, or waiting.
There's also a 55" Samsung UN55D6050 for $1499, but I think yesterday was the last day to get that price.
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LG 55LK520 or VIZIO M550SV??

LG is 120hz, no wifi
Vizio is 240hz, wifi

Which would be the better investment? I'm looking for PQ over fancy stuff.
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LG 55LK520 or VIZIO M550SV??

LG is 120hz, no wifi
Vizio is 240hz, wifi

Which would be the better investment? I'm looking for PQ over fancy stuff.

If you get a Vizio...you better invest in a EXTENDED warranty as Vizio considers their TV's disposable.
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If you get a Vizio...you better invest in a EXTENDED warranty as Vizio considers their TV's disposable.

Care to elaborate? Quality issue?
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Looking for advice :

I want a large screen with great PQ. At least 70. I realize they are still new (70). SHould I wait for awhile or is there a top quality one out there.

Budget 4 - 5K
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Long time lurker, first time poster

Anyways I got a cruddy Emerson 40" LCD (1080p) from Walmart for xmas, after seeing its rather pitiful quality I promptly returned it and have been looking for a better set.

Some details:
This will be my first LCD tv ever (LED it out of my price range it seems) so I want it to be around for several years before I need to replace it/fix it/etc
I also have for the most part settled on getting a Samsung LN40D550 after a week of research but I am very much open to other brands/models etc

I mostly do a lot of media streaming and up to this point have just been doing that through my PS3 but the idea of doing it direct to the tv definitely interests me.

I do a little bit of gaming (although once I get my computer hooked up to the tv I may do a fair bit more, no shooters/racing/etc, mostly RPG/Adventure/Sandbox titles.

I also do plan on using it as a monitor for everyday comp stuff once I move in a couple months.

I need something that upconverts 480i well enough to impress my skilled eyes since the majority of my media collection is that and I'd rather not spend months upgrading it, at least not in the near future.

I live in British Columbia (not on the coast though) Canada and would prefer to buy local. The stores I have available to me are Best Buy, Zellers, Future Shop (I know, same as BB more or less), Walmart, Andres Audiotronic (private company out of BC Canada), The Source, London Drugs, Visions, Sears, The Brick, and a couple of other one-off local joints that are too expensive for my price range.

My budget is limited to 529 before taxes (12 percent)/eco-fee (31.75CAD) (549 at Walmart since a family member has a discount there) + a 2 year warranty plan. I could probably squeeze 599 at walmart if it was something really good but no more than 549 anywhere but walmart.

My needs: LCD/LED/Plasma but has to be 1080p, 37" Minimum but 40"+ preferred. 3 minimum (4 preferred) HDMI ports, 1 USB Port, Audio Out, Optical Digital Audio, 1 component (2 preferred) jack set, 1 composite jack set, Bonus points for a DVI/VGA plug and/or being a Smart TV.

Preferred Brands: Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp in that order

Estimated Buy Date: 1 1/2 weeks from *today*

Now, that all said I know my selection is fairly limited especially since I'd also prefer the tv had somewhat recent tech in its innards (2011) but what I've come up with from all the above mentioned stores: (can't post links yet so will just post model numbers)
(in no specific order)
Samsung LN40D550
Sony KDL40BX420
LG 42LK450
LG 42LK520 (ONLY on sale for 549-599, latter walmart only)
LG 42LV4400 (On Sale Only)
Samsung LN40D630 (only if it magically drops down to 549 sale price, 649 normal price)
LG 37LV3500
Phillips 40PFL7505
Panasonic TCP42X3
Sharp LC42D69U
Samsung LN40C530
I'd also consider a 720p Plasma if it had everything I need and had decent reviews.

Anyways, long post aside I hope to get some outside input on my choices before the 10th as that's likely when I'll be buying. Any and all help is welcomed and appreciated

Last bump for this thread before I settle on 2-4 models and make a separate thread in hopes of getting more than just one opinion from one person on 1 or 2 choices of many...anyone?
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I'm looking for a 120 Hz LED TV that's about 37-40".
My budget is ~800 USD and I plan on getting it from any online retailer that ships to the US, Best Buy, ABC Warehouse, Costco, Walmart or Sam's Club.
The room it is in is always pretty dark.
I will only be using this TV connected to my computer to play movies/anime. Must be 1080p or higher.
I sit about 8' from the TV and I already have a 5.1 sound system hooked up, so speakers are unnecessary.
Could you help point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance.
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How much of an issue is latency on a $800-1000 55-60" LCD ? I'm coming from a Sony XBR 960 CRT, that was used mainly for gaming (lots of old ps one gaming) so im a bit worried about input lag when playing my xbox 360. My original plan was to keep the 960 and get a projector, but the 960 might die soon, so im forced to go the LCD route.
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How much of an issue is latency on a $800-1000 55-60" LCD ? I'm coming from a Sony XBR 960 CRT, that was used mainly for gaming (lots of old ps one gaming) so im a bit worried about input lag when playing my xbox 360. My original plan was to keep the 960 and get a projector, but the 960 might die soon, so im forced to go the LCD route.

You'll probably notice a difference going from the 960 to an lcd. I have a 960 I can tell the difference between that and my other displays. The lag is something that you do adjust to though, and is something you just have to live with.
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The input lag is totally different than online lag? So you will notice the input lag even in single player campaigns, right?

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Looking for a LCD/LED TV, since my eyes don't like the Panasonic VT30 55" and I need a calmer picture. Thus I'm interested in very good picture quality.

3D and smart features doesn't matter at all, as long as the picture is good.
I've been looking a bit at Samsung UE55D8005 55" LED, but perhaps there are much better alternatives.

1. Budget
About 2000 guess that would translate to 2000-2500$ in US prices (not value).

2. Seating distance
3-4 meters (10-13 feet)

3. Size/placement limitations
I have a three seat sofa located at the other side of the room. I think I have a very typical setup.

4. Uses and sources
40% Analogue TV
40% HD material from my computer
20% Gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3

5. Room lighting
It's a normal lit room with one window to the side of the TV and the sofa.
I usually have some ambient lightning during the evenings but sometimes I look at movies in the dark.
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to TVs in general and I recently purchased my LG 47LV4400 as the first TV I've ever owned. I've worked as a projectionist for years and it's taught my eye to pick up on very minor and fine details that most people, including my wife, don't seem to notice.

With this TV I notice that the image is very nice and clear provided that A) It's not moving and B) the noise reduction is off. If either of these aren't applicable, the noise being on or there is movement I notice horrible, horrible ghosting and the noise reduction makes the image more of a mosaic painting than anything else. With the noise reduction off, the screen flashes.

Can anyone recommend a television I would be able to tweak and not notice these problems? The LV4400 isn't it. 3D isn't a big deal to me. Internet connectivity would be nice, but my Blu-Ray can play most online content I want. Settings customization is a must. The LG I have now taught me that I simply need to be able to adjust something about the motion. Ghosting is something I simply can not tolerate.

1. Budget
I would like to stay around $1,200, but I'm willing to go higher if it means not having ghosting and maintaining a clear, crisp image.

2. Seating distance
About 10 feet away

3. Size/placement limitations
None.

4. Uses and sources
Blu-Ray, Gaming and HD programming

5. Room lighting
I have a window that is normally covered by blinds and two medium watt lamps in the corners of the room. It gets bright during clear days or if my wife wants the blinds open. Low light otherwise.

Thank you in advance to everyone.
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I'm looking for a 120 Hz LED TV that's about 37-40".
My budget is ~800 USD and I plan on getting it from any online retailer that ships to the US, Best Buy, ABC Warehouse, Costco, Walmart or Sam's Club.
The room it is in is always pretty dark.
I will only be using this TV connected to my computer to play movies/anime. Must be 1080p or higher.
I sit about 8' from the TV and I already have a 5.1 sound system hooked up, so speakers are unnecessary.
Could you help point me in the right direction?
Thanks in advance.

within your budget, i recommend 46D630 or 47LK520; both are CCFL back-lit
http://tv-compare.blogspot.com/2011/...g-47lk520.html
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Yes,

See the "help me choose a PLASMA" thread !


All kidding aside, I highly recommend a Plasma for a discriminating viewer,


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Hello everyone,

I'm new to TVs in general and I recently purchased my LG 47LV4400 as the first TV I've ever owned. I've worked as a projectionist for years and it's taught my eye to pick up on very minor and fine details that most people, including my wife, don't seem to notice.

With this TV I notice that the image is very nice and clear provided that A) It's not moving and B) the noise reduction is off. If either of these aren't applicable, the noise being on or there is movement I notice horrible, horrible ghosting and the noise reduction makes the image more of a mosaic painting than anything else. With the noise reduction off, the screen flashes.

Can anyone recommend a television I would be able to tweak and not notice these problems? The LV4400 isn't it. 3D isn't a big deal to me. Internet connectivity would be nice, but my Blu-Ray can play most online content I want. Settings customization is a must. The LG I have now taught me that I simply need to be able to adjust something about the motion. Ghosting is something I simply can not tolerate.

1. Budget
I would like to stay around $1,200, but I'm willing to go higher if it means not having ghosting and maintaining a clear, crisp image.

2. Seating distance
About 10 feet away

3. Size/placement limitations
None.

4. Uses and sources
Blu-Ray, Gaming and HD programming

5. Room lighting
I have a window that is normally covered by blinds and two medium watt lamps in the corners of the room. It gets bright during clear days or if my wife wants the blinds open. Low light otherwise.

Thank you in advance to everyone.

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within your budget, i recommend 46D630 or 47LK520; both are CCFL back-lit

Thanks, but both are far too big for the room they will be in.
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Thanks, but both are far too big for the room they will be in.

How about the 40" Samsung LN40D630 LCD/CCFL HDTV?
Info here: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/LN40D630M3FXZA

Or at somewhat higher price the 40" Samsung UN40D6000 LCD/LED HDTV
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If you get a Vizio...you better invest in a EXTENDED warranty as Vizio considers their TV's disposable.

Can someone elaborate on this?
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