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post #1 of 5 Old 11-01-2012, 10:29 AM - Thread Starter
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It has been some time since I last bought a TV. My 36" Tube died today after many years of faithful service. I had it ISF calibrated, and ran it long and hard. Thanks ProScan!

I now think a 50-55" LED might be the right choice, but interested in the Forum toughts. Most of the threads I have sorted through are very product specific. I have not found too many comparison threads, but will keep looking.

If you have done this research, and have an opinion, I would like to hear from you. Here are the requirements:

Going on the wall, where my 36 was recessed into a "Nook".
Room Size is 15x20, TV is centered on 20' wall, most viewing from back 20' wall, 12-15' away.
Living Room with normal windows.
Not interested in 3D, so 2D performance/resolution/color is key.
Sound is important, no Receiver, only Speakers will be from the TV.

I hope to do the rounds of my local high end electronics store, Best Buy, Costco, and a few others this weekend.

I look forward to your input.

Thanks!

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Nothing - come on Sr forum contributors, need your thoughts here. Panasonic vs Samsung? LG? Plasma vs LCD with LED Backlite?
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Nothing - come on Sr forum contributors, need your thoughts here. Panasonic vs Samsung? LG? Plasma vs LCD with LED Backlite?


I would go with LED over plasma personally. It sounds like the sony hx750 and lg lm7600 and the Samsung es7100 are this years best.
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Im not getting into the Plasma vs LCD thing. If you want a Plasma then ask the guys in the Plasma forum, who know all there is to know about Plasma.

Those are some good recs from the above poster.

Ill throw in the Vizio E601-A3 too, for you to consider, a 60" Sharp panel LED backlight, for under $1000 can be viewed at Costco. Same panel as in the Sharp 60C6400U that Costco sells and displays as well. There is also the M650VSE at Walmart, which uses a Samsung S-PVA panel, which is $1500, that is worth checking out.


I would budget for a decent add on Sound Bar.

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When I worked in retail, I never had anyone return a set because it was too big...I'd suggest going to a 60 or 65 inch screen based on your viewing distance. When you watch TV, what do you watch? Movies, sports? With your ProScan, did you have any issues with glare during the day? If so, a LED panel with a matte finish would be your best best. If not, go with a plasma panel. Even though I bought a LED panel, current generation plasma televisions still deliver a more accurate picture, better black levels, and wider off axis viewing angles than LED at a reasonable price point.

The speakers in most flat panels are very thin, so a good soundbar and/or sub are highly suggested. If you are picking your new set up, make sure you transport it vertically, and let it warm up for a few hours before plugging it in. It's going to be cold in the Motor City this weekend.
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