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I'm planning on getting a new 46" Smart Tv. I want a browser and must be able to watch youtube vids on it.

I'm want to stay under $1500 so what do I get? I really don't care about 3D but that seems to be he ones with the best features.

So what are you thoughts Samsung or Sony and which model? The UN46ES8000 is too high priced.

Thanks for any advice.
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Checkout the Samsung UN46ES6500 - lots of sale prices this weekend out there.
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I'm planning on getting a new 46" Smart Tv. I want a browser and must be able to watch youtube vids on it.

Youtube shouldn't be a problem for either brand.

Browser, I've been disappointed browsing on the big TV and doing PC stuff on the big screen in general. I'd rather let the TV be TV and do PC stuff on the notebook, on my lap. I have two screens, why limit myself. End gripe. But if u REALLY want browser u want TV to have a BT keyboard capability, trying to type with a 10-keys remote is so medieval.

My major gripe with Sammies: DNLA player doesn't have chapter capability, that lets you jump through a video quickly. This is only important if you don't have another DNLA box to do the job.

A quick browse through Amazon's comments on Sammy E5000 series show MAJOR problems. Don't know why, 2012 is not exactly Sammy's first generation TV.

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What are the common complaints?
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Try to find a clearance Sony 46NX720 from 2011 - I'm sure stock on these is very thin by now, but it's a gorgeous set with a great picture. Samsungs seem to have more picture quality issues and bugs. IMO Sony sets with Gorilla Glass are the best-designed sets I've ever seen.

Sony's 2012 lineup has een reduced and their lower-tier models models (EX640, HX750) are not very impressive. Seems like you have to move up the HX850 or the XBR to get good performance from Sony this year.

Samsung has similarly cheaped out this year, and dropped their Ultra Clear panel from their popular 6-series models, making them matte and dull-looking compared to last year's equivalents.

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@OP - All TV browsers are basically useless, only the newer Samsung and LG TVs have better browsers. The 47'' LGLM6700 or LGLM7600 will both be around your price range. Do not buy a Sony if you want a browser, it just doesn't work, even for their top of the line models.

Your best bet is to get the best possible TV picture quality wise and get an external device to browse (I recommend the 46HX820 by Sony for around $1300). New Google TV devices come out this summer for under and around $300. You could also get a notebook for that price and use it as a browser. Just don't rely on the browsers in TVs, they are just not good enough yet to be considered practical.
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What are the common complaints?

Sounds like Smart Feature UNSTABLE, resets etc. If just for TV, fine.

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