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OK, I'm in the market for a new (larger size) TV. I currently have a 52" Sony XBR4 (probably 4 yrs old). I've been reading posts about all TV's on this Forum for weeks now trying to glean info. on which TV to buy. I've looked at Best Buy and Costco (not a lot of places where I live). Anyway, in wanting a larger TV (after all my reading) I was almost ready to change over to a Plasma but then read Samsungs "buzz" and Panasonics have "floating blacks, black levels rising", etc. I've also read about a lot of problems with the newer LED TV's (especially edgelit). My head is bursting.
Here's my opinion (so far) of what I've actually been able to SEE in person. At Best Buy, the new SHARP QUATTRON 46 & 60" had by far the BEST picture/COLOR (to my surprise) I've ever seen on an LED. But, and this is a big butt, the picture had the jittering problem that I've read about here and some clouding (or movement-hard to explain) on the person's arm in the picture. And it was BAD. I would be very scared to buy it after seeing that so I'm still reading and will go out again to look next week. I thought the SHARP QUATTRON actually had a better picture than the plasmas.
At my local Costco, the TV with the very best picture was a Samsung 55C6400 (or something like that). It was bright, sharp, the clarity was great. I mean it was danged nice.
So now I'm back to square one. I've always had Sony's and I'm telling you my 52XBR4 has the blackest blacks, beautiful colors, no issues like flashlighting/clouding, rising or floating blacks (lol). I'm so confused now. The more I read the more confused I get (of course blonde here so be easy on me).
I think I'm down to this. Plasma (probably Panasonic over Samsung), OR, Samsung C6400 (or comparable) LED, OR, Sharp Quattron LED. Whew, I'm exhausted. Thanks for listening.