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And i still need help so which is better lcd or plasma?????
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And i still need help so which is better lcd or plasma?????

what is your viewing environment and what do you plan on using the TV for? budget?
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And i still need help so which is better lcd or plasma?????

Firstly, what lcds have you been considering?

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I've been looking at most of the LCD's at Best Buy since they usually have the best prices around, you know like Sony and Samsung. Their Monster cables are 10% off this weekend so looking for a quick answer. Thanks for any assistance you can offer!
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Also, my viewing environment is average light and budget is about $3,000.
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First suggestion is DO NOT waste your $ on Monster cables (even with 10% off).

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For me the best PQ is plasma.
My first HDTV was back in 2006 and it was a 50" plasma; awesome picture. Unfortunately, it was included in the sale of the house.
Since then I've owned a 61" LED DLP HDTV - best bang for the buck - great picture, and it's still my main TV.
I also have a 37" CCFL LCD HDTV - pretty good; now in the guest BR.
Just bought an 47" edge lit LED 3D wi-fi LCD for the master BR; very good picture and the passive 3D and apps are a lot of fun.
But when it comes time to replace the DLP, my intent is to go again with the best 65"+ plasma I can afford. The very best PQ I've ever seen so far on any HDTV is the Panasonic TC-P65VT30.

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Also, my viewing environment is average light and budget is about $3,000.

Get a high end LED-LCD, preferably with full array back lighting and local dimming (with as many local dimming zones as you can). If at all possible to get a non-glossy screen, do so to avoid annoying reflections with ambient light. Otherwise, get a semi-glossy screen if possible.

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First suggestion is DO NOT waste your $ on Monster cables (even with 10% off).

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+1, get monoprice or blue jeans HDMI cables
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Also, my viewing environment is average light and budget is about $3,000.

what screen size/viewing distance?
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Sweet, Best Buy has a combo deal on sale this weekend for $2899.99 includes 42" plasma with the Monster Gold HDMI cables (might not get these considering the above post, but they come with the combo) and the Best Buy warranty plan. Does this sound like a good deal?
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If you are placing the TV in a living room or area where there will likely be daylight entering the room, or you like of have a fair amount od lighting in the room, LCD is probably best and easiest to cope with and will deliver a crisp, high contrast and bright image.

It depends on your budget, but LG, Sony, and Samsung have good models.

For LG the LK520 is a great buy in 42" and 47". As is the LK 60HZ models.

For Sony the NX720 is a very nice TV and priced higher in similar 40" to 46" sizes.

Samsung has some models, but quality seems to be hit and miss with many of the 2011 models.

And, you can get your HDMI and other cables online from Monoprice.com or Amazon has Media Bridge cables. . . . both of which will be probably well under $15 to $20 per cable. And... high quality. I would give the nod to Amazon.. . . so far I have been well pleased with Media Bridge cables. . . Monoprice has good ones too..... but I don;t care for some of the "mess" cable covering on some of them.
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Get a high end LED-LCD, preferably with full array back lighting and local dimming (with as many local dimming zones as you can). If at all possible to get a non-glossy screen, do so to avoid annoying reflections with ambient light. Otherwise, get a semi-glossy screen if possible.



+1, get monoprice or blue jeans HDMI cables

ehhh thanks but no thanks... dont want to give my CC # out over the internet. You never know who is going to get ahold of it. Lots of Nigerian scammers out there.
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ehhh thanks but no thanks... dont want to give my CC # out over the internet. You never know who is going to get ahold of it. Lots of Nigerian scammers out there.

in that case, buy the cheapest HDMI cables in the store, no need to waste money on monster cables... they all perform the same
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ehhh thanks but no thanks... dont want to give my CC # out over the internet. You never know who is going to get ahold of it. Lots of Nigerian scammers out there.

Well, if Amazon works for you check out Media Bridge cables.

And, for $3,000 I would go with Sony NX720 series or better.
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ehhh thanks but no thanks... dont want to give my CC # out over the internet. You never know who is going to get ahold of it. Lots of Nigerian scammers out there.

Now you are just being silly.
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Samsung UN55D8000 or Sony XBR-55HX929 are both flagship LED-LCD models with local dimming, though the Samsung is edge-lit
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Here is a review of both a Samsung model as well as the Sony NX720 series.

I you are looking for streaming options to your new TV, those are best left to a Blu-ray player or other streaming device since updates the your TV will no doubt be lacking after a year or two and streaming services always are updating and new ones being added. You can buy a new Blu-ray player or streaming device for less than a new TV.

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...-choice-award/
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55" LG is coming soon(great view angles due to IPS panel, local dimming, thin bezel), for around $3000.
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55" LG is coming soon(great view angles due to IPS panel, local dimming, thin bezel), for around $3000.

what's it called?
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I forgot i need a bluray player too. Dude at Best Buy tried to tell me HDDVD player was on clearence, but i heard the picture is not that great esp on anime movies.

Suggestions for the BEST bluray player and/or movies to go with it?
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I forgot i need a bluray player too. Dude at Best Buy tried to tell me HDDVD player was on clearence, but i heard the picture is not that great esp on anime movies.

Suggestions for the BEST bluray player and/or movies to go with it?

I have to call shenns as HD-DVD has been dead for at least 4+ (since Feb 2008) years and it is not possible to buy a new player at BB for quite some time. guy prolly tried to sell you an upscaling DVD player...

Also HD-DVD and Blu-Ray use the same picture encoding format......the differences are in the audio.....caused by space limitations 17GB vs 25GB at the time (single layer disks).

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I have to call shenns as HD-DVD has been dead for at least 4+ (since Feb 2008) years and it is not possible to buy a new player at BB for quite some time. guy prolly tried to sell you an upscaling DVD player...

Also HD-DVD and Blu-Ray use the same picture encoding format......the differences are in the audio.....caused by space limitations 17GB vs 25GB at the time (single layer disks).

Yeah...the Candid Camera should pop out at any moment. Account with no posts asks LCD vs plasma (pretty much THE flame war on this site) in their first post and then claims that Best Buy is pushing HD-DVD?
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what's it called?

55LM9600, i think.

P.S http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...8&postcount=63
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Indeed, this is nothing more than somebody having a laugh.

Let the thread die as it should.

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I have to call shenns as HD-DVD has been dead for at least 4+ (since Feb 2008) years and it is not possible to buy a new player at BB for quite some time. guy prolly tried to sell you an upscaling DVD player...

Also HD-DVD and Blu-Ray use the same picture encoding format......the differences are in the audio.....caused by space limitations 17GB vs 25GB at the time (single layer disks).

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that's a pretty good picture of yourself, too bad you didn't proof read your post about HD-DVD.......cause if you did......lol we wouldn't have to do this:


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The first clue was asking if $2899 was a good deal for a 42" plasma and Monster Gold cables.

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