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Looking to get a new tv in the next few days.

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Media Center - Netflix etc
Games in 3d

Media Center is 980x 3x GTX480

Not sure if 3d is worth it or not looking for advice

Would love suggestions on a 65" LED with and Without 3D

Budget around 3kish

May go down to 60" if I have to get low quality on a 65" t stay within budget
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Vizio 65 inch passive 3D
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I purchased the Vizio 65 incher last month,,, the passive 3D picture was pretty darn good but the 2D picture was not as good as my 55" Vizio LED or my Panasonic 65" plasma so I returned the Vizio 65 incher.

Buying something right now might not be such a great idea,,,, in the next month or two there are a few panels coming out that would be worth a look-see,,, the Sharp LCD 70" non-3D for under 3K, the new Panasonic 65" ST30 3D under 3K, and a few others Im forgetting.

A 65" or bigger LED is going to cost way more than your 3K budget

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Well my budget is not hard set at 3k. I just tend to go overboard all the time my backup computer that I'm connecting to whatever new tv is worth like 6k don't ask what the new one cost I guess I just want the best short of going crazy on price
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Well my budget is not hard set at 3k. I just tend to go overboard all the time my backup computer that I'm connecting to whatever new tv is worth like 6k don't ask what the new one cost I guess I just want the best short of going crazy on price

Well if you can go over the 3K price, LG and Samsung have some 65" an up sizes coming out soon.

But one thing for sure, with all the new panels coming so very soon, buying something now would be a huge mistake (in my opinion).

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If you are planning on using it with your computer then you should consider the Samsung.
It's the only one that supports checkerboard mode and allows you to watch YouTube videos in 3D without doing any manual mode switching on every video or having to switch to full screen mode.

Did IQ's suddenly drop sharply while I was away?
I enjoy 3D in spite of HDMI 1.4!
Full screen only 3D doesn't cut it!
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If you are planning on using it with your computer then you should consider the Samsung.
It's the only one that supports checkerboard mode and allows you to watch YouTube videos in 3D without doing any manual mode switching on every video or having to switch to full screen mode.

My current TV is a Samsung and I'm pretty happy with it. What 60-65" model's would you suggest? Also do they have a new line coming out soon also?

Also do the samsungs support
http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dtv-play.html
http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-main.html
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wait for new Sony 929
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wait for new Sony 929

what makes the Sony 92 worth waiting for?
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Well if you can go over the 3K price, LG and Samsung have some 65" an up sizes coming out soon.

But one thing for sure, with all the new panels coming so very soon, buying something now would be a huge mistake (in my opinion).

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Hi Davyo

Are new models also coming out soon for the Mits DLP's ?

Thanks

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I purchased the Vizio 65 incher last month,,, the passive 3D picture was pretty darn good but the 2D picture was not as good as my 55" Vizio LED or my Panasonic 65" plasma so I returned the Vizio 65 incher.
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What have you learned about Vizio after selling one and returning another?
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ok so wait for new models?

What is the new model I'm waiting for and when is it due out?
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Do yu have any info on the new Samsung 65" coming out? I would like to compare them

This is the "old" one right? http://www.abt.com/product/45193/Samsung-UN65C8000.html
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what makes the Sony 92 worth waiting for?

Go read the reviews of Samsung 65" LCD display at Amazon. Not any good.

The main problem with Samsung tries to confuse consumers all sorts of marketing names, is the relatively large distance from the edge of the screen to the central areas.
How can you make all parts of the screen even illumination? Its very difficult to do. That is why there is flash lighting in the corners, where the bright LEDs are located.

Sony will be the first manufacture to use true local dimming arrays in a 65" display, where the LEDs are evenly spaced throughout the back of the screen. This offers a superior technical solution.
Of course plasma already has 63-65" displays with independent "light" control for every pixel. They cost less too.

This "best display" competition between Samsung and Sony is quite interesting. I expect Sony to regain their long lost crown, as Samsung made the choice two years ago to stop manufacturing true local dimming displays (in the name of short term profitability). Hope it stings them in the bee-hind!
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Go read the reviews of Samsung 65" LCD display at Amazon. Not any good.

The main problem with Samsung tries to confuse consumers all sorts of marketing names, is the relatively large distance from the edge of the screen to the central areas.
How can you make all parts of the screen even illumination? Its very difficult to do. That is why there is flash lighting in the corners, where the bright LEDs are located.

Sony will be the first manufacture to use true local dimming arrays in a 65" display, where the LEDs are evenly spaced throughout the back of the screen. This offers a superior technical solution.
Of course plasma already has 63-65" displays with independent "light" control for every pixel. They cost less too.

This "best display" competition between Samsung and Sony is quite interesting. I expect Sony to regain their long lost crown, as Samsung made the choice two years ago to stop manufacturing true local dimming displays (in the name of short term profitability). Hope it stings them in the bee-hind!

I was under the impression Samsung has new 2011 models coming out in the next few months? Do they have a review on them at Amazon?
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I was under the impression Samsung has new 2011 models coming out in the next few months? Do they have a review on them at Amazon?

I was under the same impression but it seems they are not releasing any info at this time.
Come on Samsung.....fess up!
By the way...just exactly how do you watch those thousands of YouTube 3D videos in 3D on the Sony? Just wondering.

Did IQ's suddenly drop sharply while I was away?
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2011 LW9500 is LG top of the line LED series featuring its exclusive Nano technology LED backlighting for local dimming, with excellent, uniform screen brightness, local dimming, very thin form factor, 1080p, 480 Hz (using 240 Hz refresh with scanning backlight) Full HD 3D with active shutter glasses, built-in Wi-Fi (no dongle required), Magic Motion remote control and Smart TV Internet TV apps and services. Available in the 55-Inch and 65-Inch screen sizes shipping in April. Prices to be announced.

Surprisingly LG is still offering active shutter 3D after pho-pooing it at the CES!
Anyway the 65" should be a top contender with Sony.
A long overdue and welcome trend in LCD technology.
http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/.../LG-LW9500.jsp
http://hdguru.com/lgs-2011-lcdled-hd...193/#more-4193
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Initial observations and a nice review indicate the new 2011 Samsung's offer a large performance gain for both 2D and 3D.
Samsung made them less thin, increased image quality, reduced 3D ghosting and most importantly reduced panel flash-lighting and non-uniformity.
What a pleasant surprise!

http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/re...g-UE55D8000/p3
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Initial observations and a nice review indicate the new 2011 Samsung's offer a large performance gain for both 2D and 3D.
Samsung made them less thin, increased image quality, reduced 3D ghosting and most importantly reduced panel flash-lighting and non-uniformity.
What a pleasant surprise!

http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/re...g-UE55D8000/p3

This may be a stupid question but what is the real changes compared to say the UN55C9000? Anyone have a guess on when the 2011 models will be available?
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saw 2011 model being hung up at the Best Buy in Monterey, CA two days ago.
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