Originally Posted by moonscape
i needed a large tv (parent has macular degeneration, here for 9 months, and needed it fast!) and got the samsung dlp HL61A750 based on most bang for the buck and good reviews. well, it's huge and i hate it. i need large, but want to at least get it up on a wall out of the way.
so - i'm returning it and amazon shipped a LN52A750 today. i've read conflicting feedback about the glare (almost got an xbr4 just because i really prefer matte to glossy anything) but got it anyway because of the pq reviews and you guys raving. i'm sure glare depends on application - mine will be in a bright, well-lit room, and i'm hoping against hope it doesn't reflect everything in the world. once hung, can this be mitigated by tilting, swiveling...? the way some have talked about glare it sounds almost like i'll be hanging a mirror...
also, i have nothing red in the room, and again am hoping the hue is dark enough to make it a non-issue. deep burgundy i could live with, red - not so much.
in spite of all that - i'm excited! the reviews are infectious and am looking forward to the picture. everything goes through a HD tivo and the SD is manageable on the dlp. when people talk about the SD being awful, can i expect it to be worse than dlp - or about equivalent?
lastly - i looked around the forum for the right place to ask about mounting hardware but couldn't find that would be. if anyone has a suggestion, i'd welcome it. i would like as low a profile as possible, but tilt and swivel are even more important - a combination of the two would be great.
thanks for any input. i've learned so much here (in a very short amount of time and carpel tunnel from paging through all the info!)
My mother has advanced Macular Degeneration that has been helped quite a bit by Lucentis shots, but still has limited visual field/acuity and sees things through a grey veil. The LN52A750 we have replaced an old Sony KP-61HS30 and it meets all her vision needs. The ability to increase the Backlight, combined with Dynamic Contrast, color and flesh tone adjustments have provided her the ability to see more than before.
She has taken a few weeks to get used to the "smaller" baseball players ...
... but has adjusted to it and it happy with the set.
We have found that screen "glare" is not an issue. The set is in a room that is well lit in the day and at night the one lamp that would cause an issue has never drawn a comment from either parent except early on when they both commented that they no longer had to deal with its refection.
The TOC is really not visible except close up and the "red" is not overpowering, IMO.
Others can recommend wall mounting options, as we bought a stand with a floater that swivels.
Hope this helps.
BTW, I should mention that we looked at the XBR4, that set was not able to provide the PQ that the 750 provided. Mom actually was walking over to view an XBR4 when saw a 750 and stopped in her tracks.