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I am looking to replace a 46" Samsung LCD with a larger/newer version.

The TV will be used for viewing movies, sports and TV, and will not be used for gaming or internet. I do however want it to be 3D ready.

I'm thinking that I really would like to go with a 60" over a 55" because as long as I am spending money, why not get the biggest one I can get in the range. Is 60" viewing that much better than 55"?

It MUST be a LCD/LED as the room is full of windows, so a plasma will be no good

Price range up to $1800 or so.

I would also prefer to purchase from Costco for their liberal return policy, or Amazon for the ease and not from Best Buy whose warranty/policy is a freakin' joke. There are no other major stores anywhere near me (heck, Costco is almost 2hrs).

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allways go bigger if you have the money so a 60 inch led 3d sounds good.waite for the new 2012 models to hit the stores.
but led screens are just as glossy as plasma these days.
you can allways get black out shades for the windows
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waite for the new 2012 models to hit the stores.

When do the new models come out and should I get a leftover at a better price or the new one at most likely full price?
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Is there any other tv besides Sony HX929 65" which I can consider for my family?
Here is my criteria:
1. Budget $2500
2. Size 65"
3. Technology: preferably LCD

If there is nothing out there that can come close to Sony, is it worth to wait for price to fall around 3k.
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The XBR HX929 is the cream of the crop of LED LCDs as of now, except the uber pricey Sharp Elite!

However, the LG 65LW6500 is a great trade-off [ edge lit with local dimming ] for around $2500-$2600. It also comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses, has Passive 3D [easier on the eyes], and great PQ!
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The XBR HX929 is the cream of the crop of LED LCDs as of now, except the uber pricey Sharp Elite!

However, the LG 65LW6500 is a great trade-off [ edge lit with local dimming ] for around $2500-$2600. It also comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses, has Passive 3D [easier on the eyes], and great PQ!

Actually they come with 14 pairs of glasses now (all LGs do now). This is a really solid recommendation though. From what I have heard the PQ on the 6500s is really good.
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Actually they come with 14 pairs of glasses now (all LGs do now). This is a really solid recommendation though. From what I have heard the PQ on the 6500s is really good.

14 pairs.. wow!!

I only got 4 with my 55LW5600 lol.. Oh well !!

The PQ blew me away, but having been spoilt by the LG 55LH90, I had to get the HX929.

The 5600/6500 is def. a great buy!! The 3D and PQ on it is amazing, especially for the price
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14 pairs.. wow!!

I only got 4 with my 55LW5600 lol.. Oh well !!

The PQ blew me away, but having been spoilt by the LG 55LH90, I had to get the HX929.

The 5600/6500 is def. a great buy!! The 3D and PQ on it is amazing, especially for the price

Is PQ of 5600/6500 better than Samsung D8000 plasma?
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Is PQ of 5600/6500 better than Samsung D8000 plasma?

I haven't owned the Sammy D8000, so can't really comment on a direct comparison.

Also, Plasmas Vs LED LCDs is a whole different animal!..

What kind of ambient lighting do you have where the TV will be placed ? If it's too bright, you may find the Plasma too dull for viewing. Plasma performance is directly conducive to ambient light. The darker it is, the better the PQ.

Some people find Plasma's too dull [i.e. no pop], period. If you're the kind that likes bright, pop'ing colors, go with a LED instead!

Having said that, I just dished out for a Panasonic TC-P65VT30 and snagged it for $2487 shipped from Amazon [Price matched to US Appliance, now OOS] I would've recommend that had I known you were considering Plasmas too!

I like both techs, plasma and LED. But, for LED, I personally can't live with any that's not Full Array with Local Dimming because I'm overly anal and sensitive with electronics and see every little imperfection lol. The HX929 isn't perfect, and neither is the Panny VT30, but [ apparently ] they are about as good as it gets now, sans the over priced Sharp Elite [which has issues too!!]

Honestly, I personally stay away from Samsungs because of the damn panel roulette / lottery, although not sure if this applies to their Plasma Panels, and their post sales CS, or lack thereof!

I've also heard more complaints about Samsung Plasmas [ Brightness Fluctuation aka Fbr issues that were fixed by Panasonic, but not acknowledged or addressed by Samsung, Screen Peeling and Buzzing Issue on the Sammy ] over Panasonics.
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Is PQ of 5600/6500 better than Samsung D8000 plasma?

There is another thread here, but I will spare you the 40 minute read to say LGs new passive tech uses interlacing for a full 1080i to each eye 3 million pixels. Same as an active set.

As for the PQ its great and you can get one well under 2k for A 55" the 55LW6500 is as low as $1400 some places with 14 pairs of glasses and some times a free bluray dvd or two.

The 5600 is edge lit and the 6500 is edge lit in two zones with local dimming that would be the main difference between the two save some smart features and the actual look of the TV.
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