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I own a 2.5yr old Sony KDL52S5100 LCD HDTV. It does not suffer from clouding, banding, lightbleeding and color inaccuracy.

Would I gain significant improvements in PQ by upgrading to an LG 55LW5600 LED? This move from LCD to LED would be for 2 yrs or so before WOLEDs are available at less than $4k.
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You might trade good picture quality for flashlighting and clouding, common with LED sets.
Unless you need a thinner set for some reason, I'd recommend sticking with a good model LCD if its that new and good picture quality.
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You only live once, buy what makes you happy. A lot of TV''\\s will outperform your current TV.

Edge Lit is not the way to go IMO.

Cnet review 55LW5600
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-34468442.html
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LG uses IPS panel with local dimming, so it won't be able to maintain color accuracy (luma) unless you disable the dimming feature, but you'll be stuck with very high black level.

Why not opt for Plasma?
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Edge Lit is not the way to go IMO.

Cnet review 55LW5600
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-34468442.html

Then, what is the way to go?
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LG uses IPS panel with local dimming, so it won't be able to maintain color accuracy (luma) unless you disable the dimming feature, but you'll be stuck with very high black level.

Why not opt for Plasma?

Because I'm not only a videophile but a gamer. Therefore, do not want to have to deal with potential burnin or image retention.
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I'm a gamer too. So far haven't experienced any burn issues
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Then, what is the way to go?

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They both use LCD panels.
There is no such thing as a consumer "LED TV".

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Abundant OTA television is what makes this country different from all others. Lets keep it this way. If you like Wi-Fi so much, OTA fits right in. After all, it is wireless.
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They both use LCD panels.
There is no such thing as a consumer "LED TV".


Glad someone said it.

in other words... you're switching from riding a bicycle to riding a bike... granted you did change the tires.

Fantastic!

If you looking to buy a LCD /w LED backlighting (like your suggesting) the best one on the market is Sharp's Elite series. You stand to get the best gain from this swap.

-SiGGy
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Oh, I said it long ago and very loudly, but certain snobs here didn't like it;
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1308331

Don't know what's worse, ignorance or corporate fan boys.

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Abundant OTA television is what makes this country different from all others. Lets keep it this way. If you like Wi-Fi so much, OTA fits right in. After all, it is wireless.
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Edge-LED: The devolution of LCDs.
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