Originally Posted by FlowerCage
Why was this moved to LCD? These are LED tv's
Don't know where this was moved from but this is the correct Forum. There are only two types of flat panel displays listed on AVS, plasma and LCD. These are LCD TVs that are "lit" by LEDs (light emitting diodes). Other LCD TVs are "lit" by CCFLs (cold cathode flourescent lights).
That's the simple explanation. If you want more information, feel free to do a search on AVS using the AVS search function or Google. The bottom line is that LCD TVs are either LED/LCD or CCFL/LCD, but they're both LCD. Manufacturers have either gotten lazy, shifty, or just plain deceiving in trying to make consumers think that "LED" TVs are a completely different animal and that's just not true. It's just an evolution in technology and not always for the better, especially in the case of edge-lit LED/LCDs.
If I were you, I'd read the threads for both TVs, but of the two I'd likely choose the LG. The Samsung may have more eye-popping colors and better black levels, but is prone to suffer from inconsistent screen uniformity with problems such as flashlighting & clouding. The LG should have better viewing angles and also better screen uniformity.
There are certainly other alternatives, so before you buy, take a look at some other candidates, come back, ask questions, and then make a final, well informed choice. This should increase the likelihood of getting a TV you can enjoy the first time and lessen the chance of having to return one that doesn't live up to your expectations.
Good luck to you.