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AVS Forum is planning a series of buying guides for the holiday shopping season, and we need your help. Each guide will include the top picks of AVS members based on reviews, threads, and—most importantly—your response to queries such as this one.

 

To start things off, what are your favorite LCD TVs (including, of course, those with LED illumination)? Since this is for an upcoming buying guide, we're only looking for currently available models. Simply post a comment with the make(s) and model number(s) and any elaboration you care to add; we might even use your comments in the final buying guide. Perhaps you love the one(s) you own or those you've seen at friends' places. Either way, feel free to include more than one, but please limit your response to the best you've seen among currently available models. You can also consider price and value in your choices—a particular product might not be the absolute best performer, but if it's very good and its price is relatively low, that makes it an outstanding value and worthy of inclusion.

 

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post #2 of 41 Old 10-17-2013, 05:25 PM
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Hello Scott,


Of all the TVs in my home, the Sharp Elite 70" is by far my favorite...


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Sharp Elite and Samsung B8500 (ironically the set Sharp sued Samsung over)
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Sony KDL55W900A
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The Sharp Elite 70" is my pick. Very happy withies overall.
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1. Sony XBR-65X900A..................not cheap though.

2. Sony 55 HX 850 ...........if you can still find them
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Mine may not be the Elite, but I have been very happy with my Sharp 70LE732.

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I think they're looking for current models. My picks for this year:

1) Sony XBRX900A (4K)/ Sony W900A
2) Samsung F8000/F9000 (4K)
3) Samsung UN85S9 (never seen it but I'm sure it's incredible).
4) Samsung F6400 for a budget pick.

That's about it. Nobody else doing much interesting with LCD at the moment.
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I am rather enamored by the Vizio M series. Well implemented passive 3D and good on-axis image quality combine with a sweet price and good design. The 80" M801D is the "complete package" when it comes to a 1080p LCD for under $4000.


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The Vizio M series 65" 3d and E series 47" 3d sets have both been excellent sets with terrific picture quality.

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full array is the only LCD i can take seriously. everything else isn't suitable for my theatre room(too dark).

i really hope manufacturers seize the market of heart broke plasma lovers(assuming panasonic, and shortly after the rest of the world does shut down production) by bringing back a full array local dimming set. with no plasma to compete against, the sharp elite starts to look like a bargain, haha

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AVS Forum is planning a series of buying guides for the holiday shopping season,

This is to be a buying guide for the Holiday Season. I din't think the Elite can be purchased anymore, correct?

For me it would be one of two UHD TVs

Panasonic's TC-L65WT600 because it already has the new 2.0 HDMI ports ready to go

Or Samsung's UN65F9000

Either one, I would not turn down as a gift from someone. They both are beautiful sets. I am considering taking a few of my Blu-rays down to do a demo for my self. Then, I will send in my note to Santa Clause.

Now, I won't turn down one of the OLEDs but the negatives for me would be: 55" only (so far). curved, and cannot hang on the wall

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Bang for the buck must include the Sony R550A series. Offers the only 70" Passive 3D TV. Often priced below $2K. On board Directv connection. Decent smart features. To many, saying, "It's a Sony", still means something.
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Bang for the buck must include the Sony R550A series. Offers the only 70" Passive 3D TV. Often priced below $2K. On board Directv connection. Decent smart features. To many, saying, "It's a Sony", still means something.

Pretty much the entire Sony line needs a special mention for their low input lag, name it the gamer's choice pick if nothing else.

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As some of you have noted, this particular thread is about LCD TVs that are currently available; I should have made that clear in the original post. The Sharp Elite is a wonderful set, but I don't think it's available any more, other than perhaps a few remaining units in some retailers' inventory.


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I own a LG 55LA9700 Haven't seen any 4k on it yet but it has some of the best 3d I've seen so far. No crosstalk, excellent contrast.Blacks are black not gray
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Bang for the buck must include the Sony R550A series. Offers the only 70" Passive 3D TV. Often priced below $2K. On board Directv connection. Decent smart features. To many, saying, "It's a Sony", still means something.

Vizio M Series 70" is also passive 3D.
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I bought the new Sony KDL-65W850A set recently just released for sale on October 4th. This 65 inch set has a great picture. This set includes the Triluminos display and the colors look fantastic. This set has the deepest blacks, which are equally as good as the 55" Panasonic VT30 plasma this set replacing.

I posted some screen shots of the set in operation. Open the site below and page down a ways to see the 5 screen shots starting with the picture control pix. The pictures are square due to me zooming in to get a better detailed look at the screen. I took the pictures with the room lights off.

The 3D on this set looks good and the TV comes with 4 pairs of active glasses.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1491811/sony-65w850a-reviews/60
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Sharp Elite Pro 60 my favorite. Unfortunately discontinued but open box units are still available.

As for available units Sony KDL55W900A the Sammy UN65F9000AFXZA 4K TV.

Sharp Elite Pro 60

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I guess I'll add some more budget picks to my list to be fair:

-Sharp LE650 (60"/70")
-Sony R550A (although I'm not so fond of the W802)
-Sony R450A (40"/50")
-Sony W650A (32")
-Vizio M-Series (not to sound like a snob, but I'd never buy one personally)
-Samsung FH6030
-Samsung F5500

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For me its the Sony 65X900. Traded in my Samsung F8000 for it. To my eyes better color representation and incredible depth to the picture. Even my wife says it draws her in more than the Samsung. Have not seen the Panasonic 4K set yet.
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Thank You for this thread. Very helpful for people like me trying to find a good TV with good value. Currently trying to replace Panny Plasma that went dead after only 3 years and thinking Plasma is not the way to go at this time with limited , but valuable, funds.
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What would you recommend in 32" - 40" size?
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My Sharp Elite!

I just am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission.
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Asking myself this question surprises me. I can't think of any eek.gif If you asked me about a CRT, DLP, or Plasma I'd actually have an answer.
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If I was shopping right now; Easy choice. Right now, on the store wall mounts, the best picture quality I see for the money is the Samsung F8000.

Grab one of these in a 60 or 65 inch and you are set for a fantastic image in all lighting conditions.

Like the un60es8000 that I own, the F series continues the trend with a razor sharp, crystal clear, depth filled picture that displays excellent colors and textures.

Design wise the ultra thin bezel shows off this tv even when turned off, as if its a piece of electronic art.

Fortunately there are a number of great TV's to choose from but....the Samsung always pulls me back and shows why its superior, especially when I go into "play house mode" and do the side by side comparisons in the magnolia rooms.

The good news is when I get home, my es8000 never leaves me wanting. The better news is what we will have, at pedestrian pricing, in 4k/oled from Samsung in 3-5 years when I start shopping again.

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M series for the price, quality and ammount of apps. Got my 60" for $999 flat and worth every penny. 3D pops more than Kim Kardashians booty in yoga pants!
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Pretty much the entire Sony line needs a special mention for their low input lag, name it the gamer's choice pick if nothing else.


It makes sense that sony would be all about gaming. I heard some bad things about the r550a and have been following the thread, I have been having problems with the kdl-47w802a myself.I actually just exchanged it today for another but all in all it is a great tv on the cheaper side for 2014 and has a significantly lower input lag then the kdl-xx"r550a. So if your looking for a great tv for the gamer in your house this holiday go with the kdl-47w802a.

Why, Sony? Why?...
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my panny viera. use to be a mitsu 52" dlp. now i use a mitsu dl projector. what's next???
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