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post #1 of 5 Old 11-17-2012, 05:08 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

I recently remodeled my basement and am looking for a new TV. I haven't shopped for one in 5 years since I bought a Bravia, so I could use some help as I know that the technology has changed so much. I'm very much a noob at this point. If anyone has any articles that they wouldn't mind posting a link to that can get me up to speed, I'm certainly interested in learning more. I just don't have the time to delve into full blown research on this like I used to when I had more time for this hobby.

Price: I'm looking at be in the $1200 or less range preferably.

Size: Likely 46"

Use: I plan on using it for a bunch of things, but probably mostly Sports TV, then movies, then games

Features: I'd like a web enabled TV that can allow me access to some streaming movie companies, none of which I have accounts with at this time. Youtube, Pandora, Skype, Facebook, all pluses. I have no idea if I can break into 3D at this price point. The Samsung Smart hub propaganda looks pretty cool, again, no idea whether $1200 gets me into that.

The TV will have a few very bright LED ceiling lights in front of it, which might be on dimmer, so brightness is kinda important.

Thanks to all who can offer some suggestions!
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Id suggest the Sony HX750 or Samsung ES7100. I have hardly heard anything but positive reviews about these two tvs this year. 1200 for a 46" will definitely get you to these models. Each is 3D, smart enabled, LED, 240hz. LG makes a great TV but I found that Samsung and Sony do a better job with motion flow and auto motion plus features. Samsung has creeped ahead of Sony in recent years but Sony still makes a solid TV.
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Danediz,
Awesome, thanks a lot for the options. There are so many models out there. Do most 3D TVs require the glasses? I heard that some don't need them anymore - can that be true?
Is the Sharp Aquos still a quality TV? 5 years ago they seemed #1 or #2 to Sony. I heard that Sharp is hurting financially.
Thanks again!
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-17-2012, 07:06 PM
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Impossible to say what $1200 will get you on Black Friday. I've seen the LG7600LM 55''inch with a bunch of extra goodies for $1200, and that TV is on par with the 750HX as far as picture quality. If i were you, i'd check out of the ad scans for black friday on Slickdeals.net and look for the best deal.
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you won't go wrong with either 46ES7100 or 46HX750,
http://tv-compare.blogspot.com/2012/11/un46es7100-vs-kdl-46hx750.html
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