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post #1 of 16 Old 10-07-2012, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok I bought a Hitachi 55HDS69 for about $3,500+ 4-5 years(approx) ago. Can't believe with the price of tv's relative to size I paid that much(and it was a lot of $$ for me). Well we would like to get a larger tv(about 65") and my wife want me to get the best bang for our buck( thats funny right smile.gif). We are going to sell the Hitachi and it looks like we can only get about $500 for it from what I have seen. A few question:

1. Should we go LED or plasma?
2. Can you recommend from reviews a tv that is about 65" in the area of $2k

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I was looking at the Sharp lc70le633u. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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I was looking at the Sharp lc70le633u. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Check out cnet reviews. I would go with the p65st50 in your price range.
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I was looking at the Sharp lc70le633u. Any thoughts? Thanks.

I wouldnt get that set...

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sharp-aquos-lc-60le633u/4505-6482_7-34854703.html
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Check out cnet reviews. I would go with the p65st50 in your price range.

THanks. It looks like that is about $2,400 but there are some 70" tv's in that range too.

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Thanks a lot dad. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.

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THanks. It looks like that is about $2,400 but there are some 70" tv's in that range too.

$2199 on Amazon. All of the 70" (lcd only) in your price range would have very poor black levels and screen uniformity.
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$2199 on Amazon. All of the 70" (lcd only) in your price range would have very poor black levels and screen uniformity.

Thanks a lot. I really appreciate the input. What do you think of these smart TV's?

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Thanks a lot. I really appreciate the input. What do you think of these smart TV's?

To me all of them have pretty much the same smart functionality. I owned an es8000 led for a month or so and found the processing speed to be too slow and the menu was thus laggy.
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To me all of them have pretty much the same smart functionality. I owned an es8000 led for a month or so and found the processing speed to be too slow and the menu was thus laggy.

One last question. Has there been a consensus that either LED is better than plasma or the other way around? Thanks

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One last question. Has there been a consensus that either LED is better than plasma or the other way around? Thanks

Plasma is superior in virtually every picture quality category, and has less issues as well. The only LED LCD TVs that can approach a mid-to-high-end Plasma are the Sharp Elite and Sony HX929, but they cost a lot more and still come up short.

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That really Depends on your application. If you are going to have it in a really brightly lit room then Plasma may not be the way to go. LCDs have a great picture but they do lack some of the detail. If the light can be controlled with curtains or blinds then Go with plasma. I just bought a 60" plasma and a comparably priced LCD of the same quality was about 30% smaller. You get more bang for your buck. If it were me and I was going with Plasma then Panasonic seems to be the favorite, if going with LCD I'd go with Samsung personally. There will be people who scream that Samsung are crap but In my experience they make a great product. You just need to decide what features you want and what size and then go from there. Have fun.
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Plasma is superior in virtually every picture quality category, and has less issues as well. The only LED LCD TVs that can approach a mid-to-high-end Plasma are the Sharp Elite and Sony HX929, but they cost a lot more and still come up short.

Thanks I had no idea. Is that just your opinion or that of many? Thanks again.

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That really Depends on your application. If you are going to have it in a really brightly lit room then Plasma may not be the way to go. LCDs have a great picture but they do lack some of the detail. If the light can be controlled with curtains or blinds then Go with plasma. I just bought a 60" plasma and a comparably priced LCD of the same quality was about 30% smaller. You get more bang for your buck. If it were me and I was going with Plasma then Panasonic seems to be the favorite, if going with LCD I'd go with Samsung personally. There will be people who scream that Samsung are crap but In my experience they make a great product. You just need to decide what features you want and what size and then go from there. Have fun.

Thanks. TO be honest I'm not even sure what features I want. We really don;t care about 3D so what else out there is very new/cool? We really want the best pq for what we are going to spend/

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3D seems to be available on all of the better TVs. Other features to look at are web browsers and apps. What connections will you need etc. I didn't buy mine for that,, It was just the model I thought had the best picture.
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Thanks I had no idea. Is that just your opinion or that of many? Thanks again.
Quite a few: http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/LED-TV-vs-Plasma-TV-2012-Value-Electronics-HDTV-Shootout.shtml
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