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I know this question comes up a lot but would like some expert advice. I currently own a 2010 or 11 Sony LED 55 inch 3D tv, an older 50 inch Samsung LCD and back in 2011 I told myself that I was going to purchase the LG 3D TV or a Panasonic Plasma if they were rated the best in 2012. Well, as research will show you, the Panasonic VT50 was rated best hd/3d tv from just about everywhere. Since I already own a LED, LCD the plasma would be a logical choice but then I saw how sharp the LG's look. I also really like the idea of their 3d technology and comfort of the glasses..(the sony ones hurt after a 2 hour movie). I thought it was just between those two until I ran across the new Samsung LED 8000 series and all it's bells and whistles..not to mention the smart evolution kit. So, with all this said, my head is spinning! I would really like your honest opinion on which TV to get. I want your opinion to be based on HD picture quality, 3d quality and features. Dont let price be a factor. I am looking at the ST50 but if the VT50 is much much better, than dont recommend the ST50 b/c it's cheaper. If its just a little bit better then I would consider the ST50. I appreciate your help and thanks for allowing me to be part of your community

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VT50
GT50
ST50

LG
G2
LM7600
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Samsung
The new LED tv, I think its E8000 or something like that.

After more reviews, I think you can toss the Samsung out. Too many issues and it sounds like they released it to soon. Also, the other option I have is to wait. Do yall see OLED Tv's being in the 3K range by the end of 2013 or no glasses 3d tv?
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I know this question comes up a lot but would like some expert advice. I currently own a 2010 or 11 Sony LED 55 inch 3D tv, an older 50 inch Samsung LCD and back in 2011 I told myself that I was going to purchase the LG 3D TV or a Panasonic Plasma if they were rated the best in 2012. Well, as research will show you, the Panasonic VT50 was rated best hd/3d tv from just about everywhere. Since I already own a LED, LCD the plasma would be a logical choice but then I saw how sharp the LG's look. I also really like the idea of their 3d technology and comfort of the glasses..(the sony ones hurt after a 2 hour movie). I thought it was just between those two until I ran across the new Samsung LED 8000 series and all it's bells and whistles..not to mention the smart evolution kit. So, with all this said, my head is spinning! I would really like your honest opinion on which TV to get. I want your opinion to be based on HD picture quality, 3d quality and features. Dont let price be a factor. I am looking at the ST50 but if the VT50 is much much better, than dont recommend the ST50 b/c it's cheaper. If its just a little bit better then I would consider the ST50. I appreciate your help and thanks for allowing me to be part of your community

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VT50
GT50
ST50

LG
G2
LM7600
LM8600

Samsung
The new LED tv, I think its E8000 or something like that.

After more reviews, I think you can toss the Samsung out. Too many issues and it sounds like they released it to soon. Also, the other option I have is to wait. Do yall see OLED Tv's being in the 3K range by the end of 2013 or no glasses 3d tv?

For less money that a 65" VT50 (which is currently around $3,400), you can get a 75" LaserVue http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-L75-A94-Laservue-75-Inch-Projection/dp/B004ZL2OP4

As these TVs don't ghost in 3D, they are arguably the best 3D out there, and nothing beats a larger screen size for 3D.

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I am looking at the 55 inch version.
I can get the VT50 for 1899
GT50 for like 1699
ST50 for 1349

The LG are about 2200 for the 9600 and then 1700 and 1600 and 1300.

I am leaning towards the VT50 or the LG 9600.
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I am looking at the 55 inch version.
I can get the VT50 for 1899
GT50 for like 1699
ST50 for 1349

The LG are about 2200 for the 9600 and then 1700 and 1600 and 1300.

I am leaning towards the VT50 or the LG 9600.

Well, you said price was no object, and I didn't know you were only considering a 55"...

You can get the 73" Mits DLP 3DTV for under $1200 delivered, again with the best 3D. http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-WD-73640-73-Inch-1080p-Projection/dp/B004ZL2OOU

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I just got the vt50 and it's amazing. I think it's a no brainer the vt is beating every tv for picture quality. The lg has bright 3d with the glasses from a theater but there 3d is only half resolution. The vt does great 3d but you have to put it in 48hz mode or There is some crosstalk.
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I just got the vt50 and it's amazing. I think it's a no brainer the vt is beating every tv for picture quality. The lg has bright 3d with the glasses from a theater but there 3d is only half resolution. The vt does great 3d but you have to put it in 48hz mode or There is some crosstalk.

I could just as easily have posted "I just got the WD-73640 and it is amazing. I think it's a no brainer it is beating every tv for picture quality."

But I won't...

...Even though it is.

The fact of the matter though, is that a DLP shows no crosstalk at all, because the pixel speed is above and beyond what any other set is capable of, and it's almost twice the viewing area of a 55" for less money. (1.76 times the viewing area)

Oh, and one can get the 82" Mitsubishi for $200 less than the 55" VT50 http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-WD-82740-82-Inch-1080p-Projection/dp/B004ZL2OAO

82" is 2.22 times the viewing area (more than double the size!) of the 55" for less money. Talk about no brainers...

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I could just as easily have posted "I just got the WD-73640 and it is amazing. I think it's a no brainer it is beating every tv for picture quality."
But I won't...
...Even though it is.
The fact of the matter though, is that a DLP shows no crosstalk at all, because the pixel speed is above and beyond what any other set is capable of, and it's almost twice the viewing area of a 55" for less money. (1.76 times the viewing area)
Oh, and one can get the 82" Mitsubishi for $200 less than the 55" VT50 http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-WD-82740-82-Inch-1080p-Projection/dp/B004ZL2OAO
82" is 2.22 times the viewing area (more than double the size!) of the 55" for less money. Talk about no brainers...

"I just got the Optoma HD33 projector and its amazing. I think it a no brainer it is beating every TV for picture'

Its all in the right TV for what you are using it for. I have HD33 for under $1200 in my HT, a Mits DLP in my living room built into a wall. They are HUGE and are to large for some rooms. LCD's have come a long way and you aren't going to mount your Mits over the fire place. 3D on anything other than 100" screen or bigger is not the greatest. Agreed the large Mits in a non light controled room are a great way to go if you have the room for them but will never beat a projector. For 3D in a 55" screen I like the passives myself for the cheap glasses and they look good to me.

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Went with the VT50 and its gorgeous. I see why its the best reviewed TV. I talked to 8 different employees at 4 diff stores and all of them said the VT50 is the best tv on the market...this excludes something ridiculously priced like 5K+ I bought it from Cleveland Plasma for $2150 with FREE SHIPPING and NO TAX. That means I saved almost $550.00 vs. Best Buy or any other dealer. Heck, even Amazon was $2400.00. I highly suggest purchasing through them. They can be found on ebay or online. Great customer service and great return policy.
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