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Looking for a tv for my parents. Something around 30" and $300. Is there anything out there that stands out in this category?

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My TVs will be connected for local broadcasting channels only. Does it matter if I get a 720 or a 1080 P/I with 60 or 120 hz? Would the pictures be comparable?
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Hello guys, im new here so bear with me. I am looking for a 40 inch tv for a decent price, I have found 3, but if there is another tv I have missed let me know. The three I am looking into are samsungs UN40H6350, Vizios M422I-B1, and LGs 42LB6300. I want a smart tv and the tv will be used for tv and gaming. Thanks!
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Hey guys. Long time non-registered lurker, first time poster. I'm finally about to buy my first big screen HDTV (mostly for gaming, PS3/PS4 and watching BD movies using PS3 as BD player) and I wanted to check with you guys on which TV I should get. [EDIT] I knew I was forgetting something: I'm mostly a single-player or co-op guy with real-life friends so response time, while important, is not going to be a deal breaker for me [END EDIT]. I don't particularly care about 3D or Smart TVs though I know it's unlikely that I'll find a good TV without those features. Here's where I'm standing. These are all TVs that I've personally seen in the store:

1. Sony 60W850B. I've always had Sony TVs, though I know that these days they are really expensive and there are better alternatives out there. I like what I've read on reviews but I'm just not 100% sold it just yet. I've read bad things about the 3D on this TV but again, I don't care much for that feature.
2. Sony 55W950B. I really like the PQ on this TV but I'm concerned about black levels. It's also pretty much the same price as the 850B but 5" smaller. I also dislike the chrome finish on the stand legs and screen border, as I prefer the matte finish on the 850B.
3. Sharp LC60LE650. I like what I've read about this set but it honestly doesn't seem so good as the Sony sets when I look at it in the store.

I feel like I should throw a Samsung in there but I haven't seen one that I like and that's within my budget.

Speaking of which (budget), I don't live in the States so prices are wildly different from what I've seen online. My budget is about USD 2K but it doesn't really translate 1:1 to US prices since, again, TVs are much more expensive here.

Anyway, sorry for the wall o' text, and thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers.

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Just moved into a new place and have to downsize from a 55" to a 50". The 55" was a 2013 Vizio M Series, which has been OK, but I'm trying to do more research this time around as this TV will likely be more permanent.

1. Budget: ~$1,000
2. Seating Distance: ~10ft.
3. Size/Placement Limitations: Has to be ~50". The current 55" is 1.5" too wide for the needed location.
4. Use/Sources: Main living room. Fios Cable (Sports Heavy), Streaming Media, and BluRay. No gaming will be done on this TV. 3D isn't important either way.
5. Brightness: It is a fairly bright room with a large sliding window off to the left when facing the TV.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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TV to replace my Sony LCD 55"

Want 65, 70 or 75 inch

I live in Australia and our electronics are more expensive vs the USA, I am using AUS $ and budgets.

1. Budget - $3500 max
2. Seating distance - 4 metres = 13 feet
3. Size/placement limitations - max is 80 inch - TV is on a wall mount fixed to a cabinet with a fake wall panel, speakers are hidden behind the panel with black speaker mesh + bias light
4. Uses and sources - HTPC - running BluRay and HD movies down to 4GB DVD - 60% and PC gaming from a TRI SLI gaming PC 40% (not the HTPC)
5. Room lighting - bright open windows, full height on the left hand side of the TV

Mounting - TV is on a false wall panel on black speaker cloth with LED 6500k controllable bias lighting mounted on the TV
Sound - 7.1 system via HTPC so not an issue
Viewing Angle - straight on

DVE + ebay light meter for set up

I like 3D too.

No Vizio panels as not available in Oz.

Major brands are available though.


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http://www.cnet.com/au/products/sharp-lc-70le650/


https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-en...lcd-tv/486489/

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http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-kdl-70w850b/

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-en...-3d-tv/546552/

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Just moved into a new place and have to downsize from a 55" to a 50". The 55" was a 2013 Vizio M Series, which has been OK, but I'm trying to do more research this time around as this TV will likely be more permanent.

1. Budget: ~$1,000
2. Seating Distance: ~10ft.
3. Size/Placement Limitations: Has to be ~50". The current 55" is 1.5" too wide for the needed location.
4. Use/Sources: Main living room. Fios Cable (Sports Heavy), Streaming Media, and BluRay. No gaming will be done on this TV. 3D isn't important either way.
5. Brightness: It is a fairly bright room with a large sliding window off to the left when facing the TV.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN50H6350-50-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00I94IRIQ/

$900 Samsung 50 inch. Right within your budget and has all the bells and whistles even if you dont require them. The Panel is great too.
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Sony KDL-50W805B vs. Samsung UE48H6275

I am considering returning my brand new Sony KDL-48W605B because it doesn't have real Motionflow and stepping up to either the 50W805B or a Samsung UE48H6275 instead.


The Sony 50W805B is about USD 1081 (here in Denmark) and the Samsung UE48H6275 is about USD 1261.


The 605B was USD 720. All at the same store (Elgiganten for locals)


Any recommendations? I was able to see the effects of the Samsung's motion compensation stuff in the store, which looks very effective and much better than my 5-6 year old 6-series Samsung which is being replaced. Unfortunately the sales rep could not figure out how to work the settings of the Sony set they had, since it was somehow "joined with"(??) another set. It was pretty weird. Anyway it wasn't even exactly the right model (the 50W805B is only available in their web shop or maybe they can order it).


So I figured that I would ask here: Is the Motionflow system on the 50W805B as good as the one on the Samsung I saw? I know this motion compensation stuff is not liked by everyone, but I like it for some things. For example: Right now I am watching a real estate show which has loads of fast interior panning shots. They look terrible without motion compensation. It really hurts my eyes :-)


And a more general question: Are there any other important differences between the two sets I should be aware of? (taking into account the USD 180 price difference)


The majority of the use of the set will be as a "monitor" for an HTPC (through a Denon AVR-1713), to play back recorded HD TV broadcasts and blu-ray content. Probably the Netflix app on the TV will get some use as well since that is easier to work than through the browser plugin on the HTPC.


Some of the points form the first post in the thread:


Seating distance: 10-12 feet.
Viewing angle: about 25 degrees off center
Lighting: mixed daytime and nighttime. The set will be right next to a large window, but not much direct sunlight onto the screen itself.
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Looking for a tv for my parents. Something around 30" and $300. Is there anything out there that stands out in this category?
Don't be cheap

Get them at least a 40" 16x9 HDTV requires larger diagonal screen size than old 4:3 SD ratio at same distance.
Also modern 40" shouldent take up much more (if any maybe wider is all ) space than 32" CRT my 40" Sony LED weighs 15 lbs !
some very good deals here ,

Best buy has a perfectly serviceable and not bad at all 40" Insignia new for $299.00 Sony's below are better though any of these should be perfectly fine though

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstempl...y=abcat0101000

I have 2013 40R450A good set they are avail here cheap w/ one year warr .
I bought one here virtually new and unused xcept for test like most sets there .
I would recommend this site. One yr warranty fast free shipping no tax ☺
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-40-KDL-...item1e8f8d0d11

Other good 2014 Sony deals there
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-40-KDL-...item20ea2ccbaa

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-48-KDL-...item1e8f8d0e30

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Hey guys. Long time non-registered lurker, first time poster. I'm finally about to buy my first big screen HDTV (mostly for gaming, PS3/PS4 and watching BD movies using PS3 as BD player) and I wanted to check with you guys on which TV I should get. [EDIT] I knew I was forgetting something: I'm mostly a single-player or co-op guy with real-life friends so response time, while important, is not going to be a deal breaker for me [END EDIT]. I don't particularly care about 3D or Smart TVs though I know it's unlikely that I'll find a good TV without those features. Here's where I'm standing. These are all TVs that I've personally seen in the store:

1. Sony 60W850B. I've always had Sony TVs, though I know that these days they are really expensive and there are better alternatives out there. I like what I've read on reviews but I'm just not 100% sold it just yet. I've read bad things about the 3D on this TV but again, I don't care much for that feature.
2. Sony 55W950B. I really like the PQ on this TV but I'm concerned about black levels. It's also pretty much the same price as the 850B but 5" smaller. I also dislike the chrome finish on the stand legs and screen border, as I prefer the matte finish on the 850B.
3. Sharp LC60LE650. I like what I've read about this set but it honestly doesn't seem so good as the Sony sets when I look at it in the store.

I feel like I should throw a Samsung in there but I haven't seen one that I like and that's within my budget.

Speaking of which (budget), I don't live in the States so prices are wildly different from what I've seen online. My budget is about USD 2K but it doesn't really translate 1:1 to US prices since, again, TVs are much more expensive here.

Anyway, sorry for the wall o' text, and thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers.
Pick one of the Sonys IMO W850B is best value vs picture quality W800B even is better value and only takes 3D off the table .

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Remodeling Living Room

Moving my 46" Panny Plasma to the basement and looking at 2 60" LED TVs (and a 60" Plasma), help me decide.

i don't care about 3D, and I don't care about smart TVs... that's what I use my iPads for!

I've been a huge proponent of Plasma and I'm sad to see them go. Part of me thinks i should get a new 60" Plasma while I still can, maybe you'll have input on that too.

Budget, about $1200-$1500
Sit 10-11' from TV
TV will be wall mounted with a massive picture window across from it

LG 60LA7400
VIZIO M602i-B3
LG 60BP6900 (Plasma)
Samsung PN60F5300 (Plasma)

Thoughts?

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Pick one of the Sonys IMO W850B is best value vs picture quality W800B even is better value and only takes 3D off the table .
This is great, thank you!
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I think I've answered my own question... stumbled across the Samsung UN60F8000. Seems like the hands down winner!
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Sony or Vizio? M65i-B2 or 60W630B (maybe 850B)?

I can't decided. I want the best picture, reliability, and gaming performance in that price range (in a bright room.) Both seem to have great reviews, I'm just not sure I trust the Vizio's reliability. Or if an extra 5 inches is worth it.

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Moving my 46" Panny Plasma to the basement and looking at 2 60" LED TVs (and a 60" Plasma), help me decide.

i don't care about 3D, and I don't care about smart TVs... that's what I use my iPads for!

I've been a huge proponent of Plasma and I'm sad to see them go. Part of me thinks i should get a new 60" Plasma while I still can, maybe you'll have input on that too.

Budget, about $1200-$1500
Sit 10-11' from TV
TV will be wall mounted with a massive picture window across from it

LG 60LA7400
VIZIO M602i-B3
LG 60BP6900 (Plasma)
Samsung PN60F5300 (Plasma)

Thoughts?
Samsung PN60F5300 (Plasma)............................... you don't wanna go through withdraws bro

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Sony or Vizio? M65i-B2 or 60W630B (maybe 850B)?

I can't decided. I want the best picture, reliability, and gaming performance in that price range (in a bright room.) Both seem to have great reviews, I'm just not sure I trust the Vizio's reliability. Or if an extra 5 inches is worth it.

Thought?
850B hands down ! 800B is a little better value and only leaves 3D on the table if thats not an issue bro
I think the Vizio has a reworked (FALD with not enough active dimming zones) maybe Sharp ASV panel meh .
60W630B might be OK but peak brightness issues in bright, very bright rooms is the word on those .
ofc if you want a real TV you could always draw the blinds a little and check out a Sammy PN60f5300/PN64f5300☺☺
You can check out some of these and get the real deal scoop from real reviewers who know what to do at Rtings .com

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I think I've answered my own question... stumbled across the Samsung UN60F8000. Seems like the hands down winner!
should be decent!.......... if you think that's good check out a Samsung PN 60f8500 !

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ofc if you want a real TV you could always draw the blinds a little and check out a Sammy PN60f5300/PN64f5300☺☺
I've thought long and hard about that one, but the reflective nature just isn't workable in my living area. I'm kicking myself for not buying the S64/ST60 last year.
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TV to replace my Sony LCD 55"

Want 65, 70 or 75 inch

I live in Australia and our electronics are more expensive vs the USA, I am using AUS $ and budgets.

1. Budget - $3500 max
2. Seating distance - 4 metres = 13 feet
3. Size/placement limitations - max is 80 inch - TV is on a wall mount fixed to a cabinet with a fake wall panel, speakers are hidden behind the panel with black speaker mesh + bias light
4. Uses and sources - HTPC - running BluRay and HD movies down to 4GB DVD - 60% and PC gaming from a TRI SLI gaming PC 40% (not the HTPC)
5. Room lighting - bright open windows, full height on the left hand side of the TV

Mounting - TV is on a false wall panel on black speaker cloth with LED 6500k controllable bias lighting mounted on the TV
Sound - 7.1 system via HTPC so not an issue
Viewing Angle - straight on

DVE + ebay light meter for set up

I like 3D too.

No Vizio panels as not available in Oz.

Major brands are available though.


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http://www.cnet.com/au/products/sharp-lc-70le650/


https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-en...lcd-tv/486489/

OR

http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-kdl-70w850b/

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-en...-3d-tv/546552/

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So far thinking


http://www.cnet.com/au/products/sharp-lc-70le650/


https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-en...lcd-tv/486489/

OR

http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-kdl-70w850b/

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tv-home-en...-3d-tv/546552/
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I like Rtings.com way better than Cnet more useful info and way better comparisons . IMO Cnet is both too opinionated and price weighted and for those very reasons at least (maybe more) they *may lack objectivity in a lot of cases ! OTOH they have to dumb down site content to the majority of their visitors (tech yuppies , wanna bees and joe sixpack) also IMO they haven't ever been anything I would remotely call cerebral if you know what I mean ☺☺☺

That being said if you can't find someting at Rtings .com C net is better than nothing and much better than quite a few
sites that call themselves review sites but are often mostly just unqualified opinionated ad copy parroting web site aggrigators .................At least the c net folks have proper qualifications and more than adequate testing labs never hurts to look at both .

Let the Folks Decide ............

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Just moved into a new place and have to downsize from a 55" to a 50". The 55" was a 2013 Vizio M Series, which has been OK, but I'm trying to do more research this time around as this TV will likely be more permanent.

1. Budget: ~$1,000
2. Seating Distance: ~10ft.
3. Size/Placement Limitations: Has to be ~50". The current 55" is 1.5" too wide for the needed location.
4. Use/Sources: Main living room. Fios Cable (Sports Heavy), Streaming Media, and BluRay. No gaming will be done on this TV. 3D isn't important either way.
5. Brightness: It is a fairly bright room with a large sliding window off to the left when facing the TV.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
You could probably get another 55" that would fit in that same space. Consider a tv with a thinner bezel. For example the Samsung UN55H6350 55-Inch has a very thin bezel & is around your price range on amazon. Measure the exact dimensions of your space then check the width of possible candidates. I would get the largest tv than can fit in my space. Good Luck.
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Sony 50W800B http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HPMCN7Y

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Need to replace my exactly 6 year old Sony 46" W series ($2,400) TV. Thank you, lightning!

My situation is:
Budget is $1,000 with room to $1,200 if noticeable diff in PQ

Normal viewing distance is 9'. Also 8' slightly off angle.

Bright room with tons of windows. Shades make glare manageable but only to a point.

Rack will fit 55"

Primarily watch ATT Uverse, Netflix via Apple TV and Blu Ray thru PS3.

Don't care about sound (have surround sound), smarts (Apple TV will do the heavy lifting) or 3D.
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(Hit send prematurely)

I buy everything else from Costco and appreciate their extra year warranty. They have a 55" Samsung for $999 that looks nice. Amazon is a close second.

I've always been partial to Sony but not exclusively.

Don't care much about remote - use Harmony.

Thank you very much!
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If you have house insurance, you might be able to get it covered through them, and just pay the deductible.




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Need to replace my exactly 6 year old Sony 46" W series ($2,400) TV. Thank you, lightning!

My situation is:
Budget is $1,000 with room to $1,200 if noticeable diff in PQ

Normal viewing distance is 9'. Also 8' slightly off angle.

Bright room with tons of windows. Shades make glare manageable but only to a point.

Rack will fit 55"

Primarily watch ATT Uverse, Netflix via Apple TV and Blu Ray thru PS3.

Don't care about sound (have surround sound), smarts (Apple TV will do the heavy lifting) or 3D.
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Ok so I'm a little stuck. I have a un75H7150 on loaner for a few days. $3400 Cad. Can get the store model of un65HU9000 for $3000 or un65hu8550 new. Or a un75hu8550 for $4800. Impressed with the UN75H7150, but it doesn't seem to have that wow factor. Think the UHD screen is the way to go... Anyone give any input?
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As to insurance I'm always leery of putting thru small claims. My first purchase will be a good surge protector.
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If you are only getting a 46" or 50" you could easily find one for 1k. Which country you in?
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Was honking 55 so my aging eyes would have the best chance of reading a news crawl. I guess 50 would be fine.

I'm in the US
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