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post #361 of 6011 Old 05-25-2010, 08:43 AM
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I've been going back and forth on which LCD to purchase. But its getting down to the wire as we're closing on our 1st home tomorrow.

1. Budget - $500-650
2. Seating distance - 8-10 feet
3. Size/placement limitations - 40 inches pref.
4. Uses and sources
  • standard def kids shows (ATSC)
  • DVDs - kids and dramas (S-video)
  • prime-time shows (some HD) via ATSC & Windows Media Center Extender (Xbox 360)
  • Xbox 360 Games - action, adventure, RPG (HDMI)
5. Room lighting - open and uncontrolled family room with lots of windows; kids shows during the day, games & movies at night


Based on these items, here are the things in order of importance:
  1. price
  2. picture quality for games & movies
  3. input lag for games
  4. blur for games and movies
  5. SD quality for kids

My leading choice has been the Samsung LN40B550 for $600~ via Bing. My only concern has been the lower 60hz referesh rate. At a retailer, I liked the look of the Samsung LN40C630 but it was more expensive and it sounds like most people have to turn off the 120hz auto motion plus because of the input lag for games.

So should I just get the LN40B550? I don't think plasma would work because it would have a ton of glare on the glass screen. I was also looking into the
Panasonic VIERA TC-L37S1
Toshiba REGZA 40XV645U

but really anything that meets the needs above.
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One feature that I have a hard time finding on listed specs is a 'wake' or on timer -- you know, like an alarm clock where the tv is set to come on at a certain time (multiple alarms would be nice). I see a lot of sleep timer mentions though.

Anyone have a recommendation on a unit that has this feature with decent (non-tinny) audio along with decent image quality? I guess my minimum specs would be at least 24" in size, 60hz, 720p, that wake timer, and wall mountable.

Thanks in advance!
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1. Budget: not so important for a set that will last years
2. Seating distance: probably 8-9 feet, since I can move the couch; room is 14'4".
3. Placement limits: to be wall-mounted in a space 57.75 inches wide, set in a bookshelf; lots of room above.
4. Uses and sources: SD & HD programming and sports, either WOW or DirecTV; no gaming; DVD; may get the Google & Blu Ray box when/if it becomes available next year?
5. Room lighting: can be controlled: shutters over outside windows, recessed overhead lights.

I'm thinking the width rules out a 60" or even 58" set because of ventilation -- they all recommend 4" on each side. So 55" or 52" may be the best I can do, right? Or would fans work?

Definitely want local dimming. Here's my tentative choice set: 1) Sony 52HX900, 2) LG 55LX9500. Will I care about the 3" difference? How much? Should I pre-order now, or wait for the reviews? Anything else on the horizon -- like a 55" Triluminos set from Sony next year?

Thanks for any help and insight you can offer.
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1. Budget
$2700 at most. $2000-$2500 preferable

2. Seating distance
Main couch can be moved from about 14' to 20'

3. Size/placement limitations
None. It's going on a stand yet to be purchased in a large media room

4. Uses and sources
Mostly sports and movies... VERY occasionally gaming. I have a PS3 blue ray.

5. Room lighting
Very controllable. Dimming and controllable by my Logitech remote.

Not really picky here.. I would say picture over features. I have a nice surround system - Mirage floor standing, center channel, omnistat side rears and rears, Onkyo HDMI switching receiver, dayton sub. I care much less about netflix streaming *have on ps3* and music streaming and such. It will never be used for a computer. I'm open to plasma, LCD, LED, etc.

Given the size of the room, I'd say 55"+ I have a 62" Mitsubishi Diamond series DLP now and it works nicely in the room.
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For that Money there isn't much you can't get.

Look into the Sony 60EX500 as it is one of their best sets ever and since you are open to plasma, the Samsung 58C550 is a lot cheaper (over 1k less than your budget) and is also very solid. The 63C550 Sammy plasma is also an option at your budget.

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For that Money there isn't much you can't get.

Look into the Sony 60EX500 as it is one of their best sets ever and since you are open to plasma, the Samsung 58C550 is a lot cheaper (over 1k less than your budget) and is also very solid. The 63C550 Sammy plasma is also an option at your budget.

Ok.. I'll check into those. Cnet also seems to give LG Infinia 55LE8500 some high praise.

Actually, looks like even more so, I should consider kicking in a couple hundred more and go for a Panny TCP65V10. Panasonic, 65", very well liked.
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Samsung Un40B6000 or Samsung LN46C630

Samsung Un40b6000 is 798.00 (2009 Model LED LCD)
Samsung LN46C630 is 848.00 (2010 Model CCFL LCD)

Viewing Distance is 6-15ft
Lighting is mostly dark or dim room. very little light.

I watch sports, hd cable, play ps3 and xbox360, and watch blurays
Both are 1080p and 120hz

Just want opinions on what you would choose and why?
I guess the LED picture is supposed to be better so I'm deciding on the picture quality and new technology vs I guess size.
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Ok.. I'll check into those. Cnet also seems to give LG Infinia 55LE8500 some high praise.

Actually, looks like even more so, I should consider kicking in a couple hundred more and go for a Panny TCP65V10. Panasonic, 65", very well liked.

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Hello,

Just a Q about which might be the better choice and why.

I am currently looking for a 32" TV for the bedroom. The two TVs I am currently looking at are Samsung LN32C530 and the Panasonic TCL32U22. I will be using it as an HDTV and watching DVDs (Bluray hopefully soonish). I won't be using it for gaming. Lastly, given the setup and the space, it may be a little off angle viewing. I know the Panasonic has IPS (good for off angle) but is the Samsung bad? I'm not sure on how much of an angle it will be, probably only slightly so I don't want to give up on which has the better PQ.

Thanks for any insight/opinions.
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I’ve recently started shopping for an LCD/LED, 60 inches or larger.
I’ve noticed that the major manufacturers tend to announce their new models and then discontinue some of them either before or just after the product release. Samsung and Sony come to mind. These are usually large screen, high end models.
SHARP just responded to a request for information that the 68LE920 will not be available until May or June 2011. My guess is that by June 2011, that model will be long forgotten.
Is the “disappearing new model” a new trend or have I not been paying attention? Comments please!
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What's the best 32" LCD on the market in terms of picture quality? It will be used primarily for PS3 gaming, but occasionally blu-rays and DVDs and TV. Budget is not an issue, but 32" is the max size I can fit.

The Sony and Samsung edge lit LED TV's seem to be the defacto recommendations, but can anyone suggest a specific model? I don't need any of the [wifi/DLNA/Skype/etc] bells and whistles, I just want the best possible picture quality for gaming. The room can be made reasonably dark.
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After an extensive search the past 10 days I am more confuse than ever. I need help picking a 58+ in TV this weekend.

1. Budget: $2500
2. Seating: 10-20 ft
3. Size 58 in +
4. HDTV cable most of the time, DVD once a week
5. Average room lighting Lcd/led and plasma both should work

Considering

Sony ex700 and ex500 60"
Sharp 810 60" and c6077un 60"
Samsung c550 and B550 both 58"
Lg 60pk540 plasma
Panasonic v10

I think Sony EX700 and Sharp 810 are better and more expensive than the rest. I have read one good review and one bad one about the new Sharp Quattron.

Any suggestion? Thanks
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I'm doing some research for my sister helping her pick out a TV for her new apartment. Your suggestions and input would be much appreciated.

1. Budget: Between 400 - 500

2. Seating distance: She'll be sitting close. The "living room" is about 7.5ft wide with a 3ft wide couch she'll probably be sitting within 5 ft.

3. Size/placement limitations: She was thinking something in the 37" - 40" range

4. Uses and sources: The main source of this TV will be DirectTV with the potential for a DVD player as well. She likes watching sporting events, so anything that can't keep up picture wise shouldn't be considered. She won't likely be playing any video games on the set.

5. Room lighting: There is no direct sunlight hitting the TV, just overhead artificial lighting.

Thanks!
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I'm looking for a TV to replace an aging 32" Westinghouse in my bedroom. I will be watching from 3-12' away, depending on if I'm sitting, or lying in my bed.

My budget is $600 - $800, and would like ~40" and 120Hz. The main two choices right now are a Sony KDL40EX500 and a Samsung LN40C630. Both of which are on sale for ~ $760 at a local Best Buy. There's also an open box Samsung for 700, with nothing missing. Worth the savings?

Thanks a lot.
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I'm debating between the Toshiba 55SV670U and the Samsung UN55C6500. Picture quality is the main thing I care about. The toshiba is about 600 bucks cheaper and has local dimming, but I was blown away by the picture quality on the Samsung. Is the Toshiba capable of matching the Samsung in this department?
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I'm so glad I stumbled across this site, hopefully someone here can provide some insight into my quest.

1. Budget - $1000 - 2500

2. Seating distance - 10ft, couch against the wall, no room to move forward or back

3. Size/placement limitations - over fireplace (not really anywhere better available), wall mounted w/ tilt & swivel. I can provide exact measurements if needed.

4. Uses and sources - SD cable, dvd's, Nintendo Wii, some Blue Ray, computer display, Popcorn Hour box displaying dvd, 720p and 1080p content

5. Room lighting - 2 windows, one of which is on the wall to the right of where the display would be mounted, lots of light during the day, decent lighting in the evenings.


Not really picky. Have been looking at mostly LED due to weight and power consumption, but not sure if I'm missing anything. Over the fireplace seems to be the only place to mount as it's directly in front of the couch, but looking to have a swivel as the dining area is attached and could swivel to view from both areas. Would like a nice big crisp picture to go with the nice surround system. Have been looking at the 52" Sony LED 120Hz, but thought I'd throw this out to the experts.

Your help is much appreciated.
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ok my head is now spinning.

1. budget 500-1000

2. 6' to 11' seating distance

3. off angle viewing of about 45 degrees or less

4. size 46" to 50"

5. 4 windows in room but light is well controlled

6. HD via cable, regular TV, Sports, Movies, occasional Wii gaming.

7. LCD or Plasma is fine
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help, please.

i am trying to decide between LG 42LD450($658) and Samsung LN40C530 ($668) ... I can't post links, because I don't have 3 posts.

i've been going back and forth, back and forth, and finally decided LG, but when I went to the store it was taking them forever to bring it out, which was more than enough time to reconsider and walk out confused again lol

* this will be almost exclusively for gaming with Xbox 360 and PS3.

* i'll be sitting pretty close to it, maybe 6ft or so

* i don't have a fancy sound system, but I like to hook my TV up to a stereo system via red/white cables (not sure if this is possible with LG, unless that's considered digital optical)

* room lighting...um one window covered in blinds and a lightbulb lol...not too bright really

* as far as the placement, it will sit on a stand pretty much at face level when i'm sitting.

any help would be greatly appreciated! i don't understand the tech stuff very well. LG response time = 4ms, Samsung = 6ms; LG contrast ratio = 100,000:1 Samsung = 80,000:1 , but i have read these kinds of numbers are hype, so i don't know!

thanks!
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1. Budget under 3500.00
2. Seating distance 8 feet, can do 10 if needed.
3. Size/placement limitations none.
4. Uses and sources PS3, Xbox360, TV & BlueRay Movies
5. Room lighting - window shades closed with 2 lamps, average lighting, no natural sunlight.


Hey Guys i am hoping someone can help me with a very specific question.

A friend has a 73' Mitsubishi DLP TV. Mass Effect 2 (xbox 360) looks horrible on it. It was very pixelated even at 1080P.
I played the same game at another friends house, 40' Samsung also 1080P and it was GORGEOUS.


Will a 65' LCD look just as good as a 55' LCD in picture quality for games ? Or will it look worse on the 65' due to it being more stretched out ? I would rather have a 65' TV but refuse to give up quality.


These are the 3 tv's i am considering

LG 55LE8500 (overall best picture quality from a number of sites.)

60" BRAVIA EX700 Series LCD-LED
60" BRAVIA EX500 Series LCD
55' UN55C8000 3D LED HDTV

The 55' Samsung looks the best for HD TV content at the store. I just dont know how games will perform on any of them.

Thanks
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1. Budget , around 400-500


2. Seating distance small bedroom. maybe 6 feet away


3. Size/placement limitations probably 32" 26" might be too small and im thinking over 32" will be too expensive and big



4. Uses and sources
this will be the main TV that i will be using in the house.
I will be watching SD tv.,netflix. some gaming , DVD viewing and maybe blueray in the future.

5. Room lighting
standard bedroom light, not much glare in the room.




I was looking at the LG ld450, the sony EX400 and EX308

anyone have any experience with these sets? or possibly other reccomendations?

I dont know much about the sony ex308 . kinda curious about the bravia 3 engine . i can get it for almost the same price as the EX400 , but the 400 is 1080p. although im not reallly sure i even need that .


thanks ahead of time for anyone that can give any advice.
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Budget: $1k (give or take a few hundred)
Seating: Basement - from 5'-12'
Size: 46-50"
Uses: Sports movies and gaming(not as much gaming)
Lighting: Basement, not much natural

Looking at Sammy LN46C650 - what others fit in this category that I should consider? Pros cons?
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I bought an LG INFINIA 50PK750 50" plasma - price was too good to pass up. But I prefer LCD's because I don't like glossy displays, and I want to spend less, so I will probably sell it and purchase something cheaper.

budget: $500 - $800
seating: 8'-12'
lighting: a couple of small windows and a ceiling fan light
size: the bigger the better, at least 32" but price and quality are higher priority

I like the idea of LED LCD's and I like the idea of a thin display. It will be hung where there is traffic and it is probably better that it not protrude too far from the wall.

came across this display with good user reviews... opinions?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Viore/1342...i_sku=13422985

There is also this one, Samsung brand but 720p and more expensive:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN32C4.../dp/B0036EB6KU
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sure seems like wal-mart's user reviews are sketchy... they are almost always favorable for every product, not sure if i trust them
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1. Budget , around 400-500


2. Seating distance small bedroom. maybe 6 feet away


3. Size/placement limitations probably 32" 26" might be too small and im thinking over 32" will be too expensive and big



4. Uses and sources
this will be the main TV that i will be using in the house.
I will be watching SD tv.,netflix. some gaming , DVD viewing and maybe blueray in the future.

5. Room lighting
standard bedroom light, not much glare in the room.




I was looking at the LG ld450, the sony EX400 and EX308

anyone have any experience with these sets? or possibly other reccomendations?

I dont know much about the sony ex308 . kinda curious about the bravia 3 engine . i can get it for almost the same price as the EX400 , but the 400 is 1080p. although im not reallly sure i even need that .


thanks ahead of time for anyone that can give any advice.

I was looking at the LG LD450 too, as well as the Samsung LN40C530. I decided to drop the LG because it has no RCA audio output and a couple reviews I read said they don't trust the stand. Now it's between the Samsung and the EX400. My brother has the EX400 and loves it (personally, I just want to one up him a little bit haha), and I know it's a nice to TV to game on, so I'm tempted to go with EX400 because after all I've read about Samsung during my research I just don't trust them enough.
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hey guys, i need a tv for my bedroom, i cant decide between the samsung c630 or c650, i dont care about glare, the price difference is $130, is the C650 worth the extra money? also from my research , with the C630, i will either get an A panel or an S panel, No C panels are used in the 40 inch C630, im not sure about the C650 though, what panel/s is used in the 40 inch C650?

Please help me decide which one to get guys
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1. Budget- $820

2. Seating distance- 8'

3. Size/placement limitations- Looking for a 40"-46"(if possible with my budget.

4. Uses and sources- 75% sports, 10% regular tv, 10% PS3, 5% movies

5. Room lighting- Bright room but I do have control over the light.

My most important aspect of the tv would be picture quality. I hate motion blur and would like to cut down on it as much as possible. I have no interest in any kind of internet options or gadgets like that. I don't want any frills, I just want to watch tv on my new tv.

Thank you for taking the time to read this....
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Need a 47", matte finish. TV 9 ft away, dont see TV/movies in low light. I cant find any differences in the lower end LG models (LD450) vs higher end LE5500 .... The Vizio 472XVT looks nice. Cant convince myself to spend 500 more for local dimming LED.

Opinions?
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I"m looking to get a new TV, I currently have a Toshiba TheaterView Projection TV that's around 10 years old its not even 480p and a Dell 32 inch 720p LCD in my bedroom.

I was originally looking at the panny plasma's due to the great review on pq but was turned off by the rising black levels and was afraid of potential burn in issues.


1. Budget
1500-2000 budget is slightly flexible if there is a Massive difference in performance for a few more dollars. We plan on keeping this TV 5+ years and would rather buy 1 good TV vs many cheap ones.

2. Seating distance
15-16 feet

3. Size/placement limitations
none, but was looking for 55+ hopefully

4. Uses and sources
HD Sports, Blu-ray, PS3 Gaming

5. Room lighting
Bright Room in the day. Have shades but wife complains that she lives in a cave currently because that's the only way the Toshiba is remotely watchable. Would prefer some kind of anti-glare.

I also have an Onkyo SR-606 5.1 set up so sound is not an issue but they need to play nice together.

Some TV's I've been looking at: LG 55LH90, Sharp AQUOS LC60E77UN, Samsung LN55C650
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Hello,

Just a Q about which might be the better choice and why.

I am currently looking for a 32" TV for the bedroom. The two TVs I am currently looking at are Samsung LN32C530 and the Panasonic TCL32U22. I will be using it as an HDTV and watching DVDs (Bluray hopefully soonish). I won't be using it for gaming. Lastly, given the setup and the space, it may be a little off angle viewing. I know the Panasonic has IPS (good for off angle) but is the Samsung bad? I'm not sure on how much of an angle it will be, probably only slightly so I don't want to give up on which has the better PQ.

Thanks for any insight/opinions.

I'm also look at the Panasonic TCL32U22 and Toshiba 32RV525RZ. The 32U22is on sale for $600 and the 32RV525RZ is $500 at Futureshop. I'm having a hard time deciding if I should get it or not.
I'm going to use it as a PC monitor and do some FPS gaming with my PS3. Also going to watch movies on it.
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1. Budget
No more than $800

2. Seating distance
Can be accommodated to any range, but will eventually be a bedroom TV

3. Size/placement limitations
None. It's going on a stand yet to be purchased in a large media room

4. Uses and sources
Mostly sports and movies and gaming. I have a PS3 blue ray.

5. Room lighting
Very bright room

I'm looking at the following sets:

TC-L42U25, 42", 120Hz, 8ms
TC-L42U22, 42", 60Hz, 6ms

I'm confused as to what's better for gaming and sports: refresh rate or response time.
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