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post #1 of 6 Old 11-05-2012, 11:28 AM - Thread Starter
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I am looking for a bedroom TV, somewhere in the 46”-50” range for around $700. It must be LED, 120Hz, and I would like 4 HDMI. Network connectivity is a plus, but not necessary.
I spent most of the weekend shopping for TVs at BB and Sam’s, and this is what I’ve come up with as my top three choices:

Hitachi 46” model LE46S606
http://www.hitachi-america.us/products/consumer/tv/products/ultrathin_led/details/LE46S606.html?bcsi_scan_0c44c4e78a0b2bed=1#Overview

LG 47” model # 47LS4600:
http://www.amazon.com/LG-47LS4600-47-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B006ZH0LHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352141311&sr=8-1&keywords=47LS4600

Panasonic Viera 47” model TC-L47E50
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-L47E50-47-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00752RABI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352141259&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+47+1080p+led+hdtv

The Hitachi seems pretty new according to their website (available Fall 2012), and so I can’t find any reviews on it. It is so new that the Sams’s Club website still shows the 2011 model, but the 2012 model is what’s in stock at my local store. It advertised supporting the Roku Streaming Stick which is also new for late 2012. The picture quality looked really good in person. That being said, I’m not sure if it’s true 120Hz, or simulated 120Hz…all these manufacturer’s have some BS terminology like Reel120 Motion, TruMotion, Smooth Motion, or something to that effect.

Same with the LG…I’m not sure if it’s a true 120Hz.

The Panny looks nice on paper, but I haven’t checked it out in person yet, as it wasn't on sale while I was in-store, so I didn't look at it. Amazon is full of mixed reviews, and CNET made it sound terrible.

Each TV is around the $700 mark, with the Hitachi being slightly cheaper. Any thoughts on which one to purchase?
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compare 47LS4600 and TC-L47E50 here,
http://tv-compare.blogspot.com/2012/11/47ls4600-vs-tc-l47e50.html

you won't go wrong with either but I am more on Panny side.
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Thanks, but I actually picked up the Hitachi last night. I was leaning towards the Panny, but too many reviews mentioning vertical banding after limited use turned me away from it.
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How do you like the Hitachi? I had that on my list also.

I bought the LG 47LS4500 from BB last week. I would like a thinner profile set to be able to mount on the wall.

Comments appreciated.



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Im voting for the Panny.

All 3 are decent sets.

I spied the Hitachi youve list here at Sam's, it had a good panel known for good blacks. Im a Hitachi fan from way back. The rest of the Hitachi sets did not impress me.

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I'm hoping some will give some reviews on this Hitachi tv... I also am considering it.
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