Originally Posted by walford
Since you are a sports fan be sure you get a 120Hz 2D model so you can eliminate jerkey sports motion. I reccomend a 120Hz Sony followed by a 120Hz Sharp. If you want 3D be sure and get a 240Hz3d model.
It seems like the EX720 is in fact just 120Hz and not 240Hz like it was initially advertised (based on the Amazon page). To be honest, the 3D is not important at all, maybe sometime down the road but I doubt I'll ever get into it.
Originally Posted by andy sullivan
So, It looks like the few responses illustrates why the question was asked. Nothing personal but in the several years I've been a member of this site why is it that the members with multi thousands of posts are always so short with newer people asking questions they deem below them. Maybe you should go look at some of the questions you asked many years ago. No need to be rude. If you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all.
I don't mind to be honest, I understand that people who've been posting here for awhile probably get quite tired of answering questions that at one point, in one post or more, have been answered buried deep in a 300 page thread somewhere.
I've been lurking this forum for many many years, dating back to 2003/2004. I just didn't register until 2009 because I didn't see myself needing to post much since everyone is generally very informative with their answers.
For this thread in particular, I tried to give as much as detail as I could in hopes of avoiding condescending replies.
I've read through the owner's threads of the Sony & Samsung (sharp doesn't have one) and almost every post is just on 46"+ models. I was hoping that someone shopping for a 40" model actually compared all 3 and gave me their 2 cents (some of the owner's threads have).
Originally Posted by andy sullivan
I like the Samsung because with a manual calibration at home I like the PQ the best.
I really like the Samsung we have right now and was considering it too. Did you get a chance to compare it to any model I listed before making your purchase? How is the SD quality?
Originally Posted by DrGroove
I am in the exact same boat OP. I ruled out the samsung due to input lag, thats also the reason you cant include sony's ex500. The ex720 is probably the best if you want to spend the extra cash. My budget isn't that high, nor do I need 3D, so I'm deciding between the Sharp 830U and LG 42LV5500.
I have read so many contradictory reviews about Sharp's yellow pixel that I don't even know what to think. I'm currently leaning towards the LG because it has local LED dimming. It's also cheaper at $725, compared to $800 for the Sharp.
I'm not a big fan of LG TVs which is why I haven't included it in the comparison, they always seem to have the best bang for the buck but when it comes down to it, they somehow don't manage to impress me.
I'm not entirely sure what input lag you're referring to for the UNXXD6X00 series?
As for the yellow pixel, I've done enough reading to conclude that it in fact doesn't make a big difference. In some cases, it seems to provide better colour accuracy once calibrated but it isn't significant. The important thing to take away is that it doesn't deteriorate or reduce the picture quality or TV in anyway.
If you want a good review look here:http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.p...&id=1308733719
The review seems really in depth (can't attest for accuracy for obvious reasons) but I like the fact that he draws a good comparison:
"I personally see it comparing with Samsung's much praised D8000 LED
model and therefore I award LE830 with our Top Recommendation Award."