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post #1 of 6 Old 05-13-2012, 11:16 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm sorry if I'm posting this within the wrong thread. I'm a little green behind the ears as far as this A/V stuff. I'm in need of some assistance on selecting which TV would be best suited for my family. We are in the process of building and I'm trying to build a A/V system for around $5000 including speakers, receiver and TV. I have everything picked out, but the TV. I have about $2000+- to purchase my TV. The ones I am looking at are the Samsung UN55D7000L (last years), UN55ES6500FXZA (this years)
LG 55LM7600.

Our living room is pretty open with large windows that do have have blinds. I am interested in a dependable 3D TV however I am also torn between active vs passive 3D. I'm more inclined to go with the passivve due to the cheapness of the 3D glasses and that I wouldn't be watching 3D other than the occasional movie. I have looked through alot of the threads before posting and all of these TV's seem to have their issues. I am trying to determine which of these are the most reliable. Thanks for any assistance, constructive critisism, or opinions you can offer.

My home setup is (if any of the info is needed):
Onkyo TX-NR515 Receiver
Klipsch- R-3800-W in wall front speakers
Klipsch- G-16 Rear Speakers
Klipsch- G-42 Center
Klipsch- SW-112 Sub
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I was so impressed with 3D via a Sharp 835 series set that I wanted to know how come it is so effective, I mean we've all seen 3D at the movies and if your experience was anything like mine to say the least I was underwhelmed. I expected 3D at home to be just like that and it is so much better and really works is an understatement; one needs to see it to believe how good it is with home 3D. My Sharp is an active 3D model so imagine my surprise reading that passive 3D sets look even better and may be the better choice over active. I haven't seen a passive 3D set so I can't say whether or not it is true, if it is then wow you're in for a treat and all those passive guys out there have been enjoying this all along. I'm happy with active 3D, it is amazing. Good luck in your search!!
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I was so impressed with 3D via a Sharp 835 series set that I wanted to know how come it is so effective, I mean we've all seen 3D at the movies and if your experience was anything like mine to say the least I was underwhelmed. I expected 3D at home to be just like that and it is so much better and really works is an understatement; one needs to see it to believe how good it is with home 3D. My Sharp is an active 3D model so imagine my surprise reading that passive 3D sets look even better and may be the better choice over active. I haven't seen a passive 3D set so I can't say whether or not it is true, if it is then wow you're in for a treat and all those passive guys out there have been enjoying this all along. I'm happy with active 3D, it is amazing. Good luck in your search!!

Usually active sets provide better PQ. Passive sets are nice because of the glasses (no bulky glasses needed).
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Thanks for replying guys. I think I'm gonna go to BB tomm and sit in front of some TV's for awhile. Its raining down here so not much more to do. I've come to the realization that every TV no matter the technology has its disadvantages and draw backs. I wish there was that one TV got the perfect review with no shaddowing, no streaks, and no flashlighting and perfect 3d. I don't think thats gonna be a possibility. I guess I'm gonna have to make a decision. After all.. the wifes on me for doing to much research Be safe guys. I have enjoyed looking through this forum.
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I just responded to a poster with similar price point panels and I will respond the same way here. Anyone looking at premium panels in that price range should be look at the VT50 from Panasonic. It will more than likely be the best flat panel for 2012
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The 55LM7600 has been seen at $1500 even though it's brand new, i'd browse slickdeals.net to find the best price for the LG sets, they are always on sale. If flash-lighting bothers you, this won't be a set for you. The 55LM8600 is one step up and can be had for $1800-2100.

The LM9600 is another step up and comes with full array and local dimming. Aka the best picture quality and back-lighting.

the 8600 and 9600 are both equipped with a dual-core CPU which enables smoother smart tv scrolling and better apps etc.

The sony HX850 is a little out of your price range

Samsung has a few offerings in your price range that should suit your needs as well.
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