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post #1 of 2 Old 04-05-2013, 12:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi new user here, so you'll have to forgive me if this is the wrong forum. I've been scouring the internet for information on TVs and happened across this forum. There seems to be a plethora of knowledge here so I thought I'd post and see what direction you guys can point me towards.

I don't know how soon I'll end up getting a tv, but we just moved into a new house and our 47" LG (don't remember the model number, but it's about 5ish years old, and it's smart with no built in wifi) is dwarfed in our new basement. It was fine in our apartment. So some background would this would be primarily for gaming and streaming video.

I go to Fry's semi-often for my computer, and I usually walk through the tv section. One TV that my wife and I have been very impressed with, when compared side by side with the other tvs there is this one (Sharp - AQUOS Quattron - 80" Class (80" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - 240Hz - Smart - 3D - HDTV Model: LC-80LE844U). The added yellow in the pixels seems to make a huge difference and while this is only speculation on my part, it probably helps with aliasing, too (feel free to prove me wrong). A tv at this price is the highest I'll be able to afford (4-5k USD). This'll probably be the tv I end up with unless someone has a good reason to either not get this one or to get some other specific model.

Another tv that looked incredible was (Samsung - 75" Class (74-27/50" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - 240Hz - Smart - 3D - HDTV - Rose Gold Model: UN75ES9000FXZA) that I saw at Best Buy (they didn't have the sharp set up then for me to compare the two). One thing I did notice was that the pixels were alternating diagonally, which while helping with aliasing (diagonal) wouldn't that just required a need for, uh, "vertical AA"? Though obviously I had to get right on top of the tv to see the pixels and the quality looked amazing. Though, it's definitely out of my price range.

I haven't looked into any plasmas, specifically, but since it'll be in a basement with only one window which will be covered 90% of the time, a good plasma is probably an option since I won't "need" a super bright LED. Now I've read that plasmas have improved a lot, but I'm still worried about burn-in since it'll be used mostly for gaming (from in-game HUDs), is that a still a valid worry?

Mostly I was just wanting some feedback, so any of that is appreciated.
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