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So my mom is looking getting a new tv. Looking for around 50" w/local lighting (not edge lit) I have had good luck with samsung in the past and was hoping on getting her one if it works out. What models have these specs? It doesnt have to be a super nice tv.

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This one claims to be Dynamic Edge LED with Local Dimming, so I'm not sure how to make heads or tails of this, but it should be good:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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This one claims to be Dynamic Edge LED with Local Dimming, so I'm not sure how to make heads or tails of this, but it should be good:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

That Sony 55HX929 you linked is not edge-lit, it's the better one with a full array backlight + local dimming. It's exactly what the OP was asking for, but i suspect it's a higher end model ($$$) than what the OP was looking for.

From the Sony 55HX929 posted specs:
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Sony 55HX929: Intelligent Peak LED backlighting with full-array local dimming for Sony's most precise contrast


On a side note to the OP: i don't think Samsung produces full array + local dimming any longer, pretty sure it's all edge-lit with Samsung now.
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So my mom is looking getting a new tv. Looking for around 50" w/local lighting (not edge lit) I have had good luck with samsung in the past and was hoping on getting her one if it works out. What models have these specs? It doesnt have to be a super nice tv.

I love my mom and I'm sure you love yours, but I've never met a mom that would notice the difference with full array. I think Sony did some really nice things with the local dimming on the edge lit NX720 so something like that might end up being a better value.
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I guess that local dimming would not be necessary, maybe she doesn't even need a LED one.
Are there any LCD's in the $1k range that are from a reputable brand like Samsung?

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I guess that local dimming would not be necessary, maybe she doesn't even need a LED one.
Are there any LCD's in the $1k range that are from a reputable brand like Samsung?

You can get a Sony NX720 in the $1k range if 46 inches isn't too small (you mentioned 50 in your original post). Edge lit but I think the local dimming is very effective (you should be able to get one with little to no clouding or flashlighting) and the monolithic design is really nice IMO. Also comes in a 55 if you are willing to stretch your budget a bit.
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