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post #241 of 5136
RayChuang

My parents have a 40" at home and it's about 6 feet away... and I feel like it's too small :\\
That's why I'm looking to get a 46".

I'm starting to lean towards the LN46B750. However, why does their website not have anything on their 8 and 9 series LCD? I know there's a LN46A850 on amazon but can't find info on it on Samsung's main site.
Is it because the "A" and "B" models are older? In comparison to the new "C" TVs?

Also for the Audio, I was just planning on using my AudioEngine A5's. Would that work?
post #242 of 5136
Bencho!

Get Plasma from LG or Samsung. Do not get LCD, it is crap. I know what I am talking about!
post #243 of 5136
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Originally Posted by bencho View Post

RayChuang

My parents have a 40" at home and it's about 6 feet away... and I feel like it's too small :\\
That's why I'm looking to get a 46".

I'm starting to lean towards the LN46B750. However, why does their website not have anything on their 8 and 9 series LCD? I know there's a LN46A850 on amazon but can't find info on it on Samsung's main site.
Is it because the "A" and "B" models are older? In comparison to the new "C" TVs?

Also for the Audio, I was just planning on using my AudioEngine A5's. Would that work?

A was 08, B was 09, and C is the 2010 models.

I didn't see a series 8 B LCD on the Canadian market. They did have the A850 which was their first slim-line CCFL LCD. It was basically the same as the A750 features-wise but with a slightly higher contrast. A side-by-side comparison showed better image sharpness and colour saturation, but the B750 still trumps it (best CCFL LCD on the market).

From what I heard, the 750 was as high as it went for the LCD B series.

I can't see you having any problems with your A5s.
post #244 of 5136
From what I've been reading around on the 46b750, it seems to be fitting the bill.

Last thing I'd like to confirm is PS3 gaming. I posted this question in the dedicated thread that I just found earlier.

I wonder if BB still has any on the wall I can view. I plan to pick it up from amazon though~ $1500 is quite a good price.


Any comments on the Sony KDL-46NX700?
post #245 of 5136
40" Samsung B550 or 42" LG LH30?

Hi, tomorrow I'm going to buy one of the two, so sorry for not presenting myself to the comunity before posting, I've just found it!
I use it mainly for HDTV, Xbox, and as an ocasional PC Monitor, and they cost exactly the same.
I've been looking for specs but on paper they look pretty much the same to me.
Can anyone shed me a light on this?
Thanks a lot!!
post #246 of 5136
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Originally Posted by bencho View Post

From what I've been reading around on the 46b750, it seems to be fitting the bill.

Last thing I'd like to confirm is PS3 gaming. I posted this question in the dedicated thread that I just found earlier.

I wonder if BB still has any on the wall I can view. I plan to pick it up from amazon though~ $1500 is quite a good price.

If you want a 750 I would hurry. I know up here in Canada BB/FS no longer carries it except for the rare 40", they only ordered a limited quantity and didn't expect it to sell out as fast as it did. Didn't make sense to order more since the 2010 models were coming out. $1500 is an amazing price - the 40" in Canada was priced at 1799 until after Christmas when it hit 1199.
PS3 looks great, but I generally prefer a matte finish for gaming.
post #247 of 5136
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Originally Posted by blairco View Post

If you want a 750 I would hurry. I know up here in Canada BB/FS no longer carries it except for the rare 40", they only ordered a limited quantity and didn't expect it to sell out as fast as it did. Didn't make sense to order more since the 2010 models were coming out. $1500 is an amazing price - the 40" in Canada was priced at 1799 until after Christmas when it hit 1199.
PS3 looks great, but I generally prefer a matte finish for gaming.

I thought the b750 was matte? It's glossy??

Well... I'm moving into my new apartment in July so I guess it may not be an option by then. Right now I'm still trying to find out the difference between 46c630 and 46c650. Since they are the 2010 line, would their picture quality be comparable to the b750?
post #248 of 5136
OK - so have done the research - hit Best Buy and BJ's. Hoping for an opinion or two...

It was between Sony EX700 (52") and EX500 (55") - After looking at both, I decided a few hundred less, 3" more screen, and reading comments on forums here that the EX500 was the right decision.

Wandered through BJ's today and came across the Vizio VF550M. Pic seemed nice, it was next to an EX701 (which appeared to have a better pic to me). No direct comparison to the EX501 in this store. This Vizio is @$400 less than the Sony which is a healthy chunk of change. A couple of hundred and the decision is easy - Sony.

Will be in a bright room - typically @12' back. Tivo and Blu-Ray.

Thoughts?
post #249 of 5136
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Originally Posted by bencho View Post

I thought the b750 was matte? It's glossy??

Well... I'm moving into my new apartment in July so I guess it may not be an option by then. Right now I'm still trying to find out the difference between 46c630 and 46c650. Since they are the 2010 line, would their picture quality be comparable to the b750?

Unfortunately the majority of the high-end Samsung LCD screens have a glossy finish, believe it's tied to the clearview panel. Their cheaper ones like the 550 are matte, but the PQ doesn't measure up.

I haven't had the chance to see the C650 in action. Main differences between the C650 and B750 - the B750 has a faster response time (2ms vs 4ms) and is 120hz vs 240hz. The Dynamic Contrast on the B750 is also 150,000:1 vs 100,000:1 on the C650 (though remember, DC wears on shadow detail).

Personally, the 2ms response time is worth it
post #250 of 5136
I'm currently looking into buying a TV with Air Miles.
Air Miles TV List
Those are the available TVs. I have enough Air Miles to buy any of them.
I'm having trouble deciding which is best, though.
- The most "expensive" is the Sony Bravia KDL-55EX500. I imagine that's partly because it's a 55". From reading the owners' thread, people seem to think it has some really good black levels and that color reproduction is more accurate on it than on the EX700.
- I'm leaning more toward the KDL-46EX700 since it has BE3, LED, uses less power, and I think (from reading some of the EX700 owners' thread) that it uses the new UV2A panel.
- There's also the KDL-46V5100 which I know little/nothing about in terms of how it would compare to the above 2.
- I currently have a Sharp Aquos LC-46D92U. Air Miles lists a LC-46E77UN 46". I know little to nothing about this TV. My Sharp has a couple issues that I'm working to get fixed (i.e. get a replacement from Sharp or the store), and I hear their newer TVs still have banding problems.
- And I know this is an LCD thread, but there's also a 50" Panasonic plasma: TC-P50U1. I know NOTHING about plasmas and which ones are good/bad. I do know that when I saw the Pioneer Kuros when I was buying my Sharp 3 years or so ago, even though the Kuros were like $6000 I think the store must've had them set up wrong because they didn't look like "the best TVs in the store" even though I hear that those were the "best TVs ever made" or something along those lines.

Does anyone have any input on these?
Another option is waiting a few months to see if Air Miles gets any new/better TVs, including ones with LED-backlights (instead of edge-lights as in the EX700), higher refresh rates, etc. But then that becomes a constant game of "well if I just wait another 6 months..." and obviously there will ALWAYS be something better.

If the TV is better than my current Sharp Aquos LC-46D92U, then I'd be using the TV for watching movies (blu-ray or player-upscaled DVD), HDTV, SDTV, and gaming (xbox 360 + ps3).
If it's not better, then usage would be the same, just probably not gaming and it would probably not be hooked up to a great audio system.
So if you can offer insight as to how it might compare to the 92u, that'd be appreciated.

I looked at the EX500 in a store yesterday and it looked pretty good. I wasn't aware that air miles had the ex700 or the v5100 so I didn't look at those. I am under the impression that the ex700 is the latest/greatest of the three Sonys, is that correct?

THANKS. sorry for the huge post.
post #251 of 5136
please help me with my decision.

i can get a Sony 60inch kdl60ex500 for about $2000 and a kdl60ex700 for about $2650. all prices are out the door prices.

my question is that, is the ex700 worth $650 more? i understand that it is the higher model compared to the ex500 and is also a led-LCD. but is there anything else that is a significant enough of a difference that will make the ex700 a better purchase.

currently i have 60inch Mitsubishi CRT (the giant ones). so both the ex500 and the ex700 would be a significant upgrade compared to the current TV.

i sit about 15ft away from the TV so will buying a 60inch LCD be a good decision? will it look small from that far of a distance? (the room is pretty well lit during the day, don't know if that will affect anything?)

lets say that price isn't a big deal. (but keep it in this price range)
once again,
ex500 $2000
ex700 $2650
is the ex700 really worth the difference? if not the Sony can anyone suggest another TV in the same size or bigger.

any suggestions, opinions and criticisms will be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
post #252 of 5136
1. Budget
2. Seating distance
3. Size/placement limitations
4. Uses and sources
5. Room lighting

1. Budget is fairly modest but will consider spending more if the value is there. Id say 1000-2000 depending on size.
2. Seating distance is about 12-15 Feet so I know I can pretty much go with any size.
3. Supposed to go above the fireplace which has a width limitation of 56" Wide but it can be mounted so that there is no limitation in size.
4. Pioneer Elite BRP/PS3/Bell HD Sat/On occasion a Oppo Universal DVD Player Will be used in a living room which is not the home theatre room however im still very picky about quality. Mainly used for Sat and Blurays.
5. Room lighting is fairly bright, wrap around windows and there is not full ambient light control however it can be fairly well controlled and if its mounted within the 56" width location it sits under a giant beam which will cast a shadow over the majority of the screen.

Side note: I will VERY LIKELY be calibrating this unit. So take that into consideration somewhat. Also I will be putting a surround sound of some sort so although a plus, awesome tv sound is not necessary. If youd like any other info don't hesitate to post.

Sets I was looking at were the LG LH55 Series panels [FS Exclusive], the newer toshiba regza 650, xbr9. Not sure what else has come out as I see sony has released a new line of this ex400-700 or whatever line. Seems as though everytime I think I know the sweetspot sets in the market, someone decides to release 10 more models and I have to reresearch all the sets again and go look at them all. Unfortunately I just sold our current living room tv last night and need to pick up a replacement ASAP. Sorry for the rush. Even just a few suggestions for me to go compare would be greatly helpful.

Thanks Guys
post #253 of 5136
Quote:
Originally Posted by bencho View Post

RayChuang

My parents have a 40" at home and it's about 6 feet away... and I feel like it's too small :\\
That's why I'm looking to get a 46".

I'm starting to lean towards the LN46B750. However, why does their website not have anything on their 8 and 9 series LCD? I know there's a LN46A850 on amazon but can't find info on it on Samsung's main site.
Is it because the "A" and "B" models are older? In comparison to the new "C" TVs?

Also for the Audio, I was just planning on using my AudioEngine A5's. Would that work?

8 series was the 750 with a different feature set to my understanding and the 9 series was their original LED Line which was discontinued shortly after. I could be mistaken since last I looked they were in the A models which i believe was 08.
post #254 of 5136
After years of wait and research, I narrowed my choice to 55B7000 or 55C650 or 52b750. Price is almost the same (with around $100 diff) for all 3 models. B7000 is not currently available in big river site (not sure, if they would have any in the future)

I basically would use it for Movies and Cable. Foremost importance for me is the picture quality. I am not too concerned to its audio. Browsing thru various threads in this forum scares me of the flashlight issues with the LED and some LCDs. At the same time, I do not want to thro in huge chunk of $s on 8500 series.

Even though B750 is older model, i heard lots of good reviews about it. I have seen its earlier model (a750) and was quite impressed and rely on its predecessor quality. C650 again is successor of B650 which I liked it too. I do like the LEDs for its vibrant colors but am concerned of the flash light issue.

1. How bad is the flashlight issues in the above models.
2. How are SD content in the above models. Do these TVs have good upconversion capabilities. I do have good upconverting DVD player (Denon) but wondering on SD content from cable.
3. Any particular issue I should be aware of in any of my choices.

I do plan to add PS3 (no game; only as bluray & media player) and is there any preferred model for it, especially to view 24p films.

Again, I give importance to picture quality, reliability and looking for WOW factor. Least importance to TV speaker, 3D.

Heard good things about LG's latest TVs but somehow, I was hypnotised to Samsung brand (wish I could change . Any other suggestions are welcome

Thanks in advance for all your time and response.
post #255 of 5136
hello i need help choosing 32v5500 or 32ex400
post #256 of 5136
I have done a lot of reading, looking searching, and am finally ready to buy. I have narrowed it down to 2 sets. Samsung ln46c630 and lg 47lh90. I understand the benefits and draw backs of both. All I want to know: is the lh90 worth spending the $200 more then the c630? Almost all of my usage is gaming and movies(BD, DVD, netflix). Seems like the lh90 would have better PQ and less input lag, so I am thinking the price difference would be worth it.
post #257 of 5136
1. Budget: 1200-1400
2. Seating distance: 8-10 ft
3. Size/placement limitations: None
4. Uses and sources: HDTV, Media Center, Movies, Wii
5. Room lighting: Two windows on the right side of the room. Don't think glare will be an issue on the wall we are choosing.

I've only really looked into Samsungs so far. Lots of friends and family have suggested it.

I am kicking myself for passing up an ln55b650 for 1299 at fry's the other day and now I'm having a hard time figuring out what to get.
post #258 of 5136
Greetings all! I hope I can piggyback on Bencho's discussion as my selections are very similar to his. To refresh:

1. Budget: I'd like to spend no more than $1500
2. Seating distance: Approximately 6'
3. Size/placement limitations: 40"-50" 1080p
4. Uses and sources: Gaming (360) and some movie watching.
5. Room lighting: Low. I've gotten used to not having overhead lights. ;b

To summarize, a few days ago I was set on the LG LH90 series but then I read reviews from televisioninfo.com about the picture being somewhat lackluster. Then I eventually landed on Samsung's A750 because of the high reviews at the previously mentioned site. Then I realized the review was two years old.
After reading it seems the B750 is very good so I decided on that. Albeit I was depressed because I actually wanted the red mood lighting... but oh well

However, I read a review at amazon that stated:

- extremely distracting auto dimming feature that can't be turned off in the unit i received (trust me, i tried every option in the menus!)
- whitish, cloudy patches that are apparent during dark scenes
- significant gaming lag making most action-oriented games difficult to play

The gaming lag is really worrying me. So I'm thinking I might be back to square one. All I really care about is PQ and low lag for gaming. I don't need any other bells and whistles. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
post #259 of 5136
My Plasma is dieing and I was thinking of getting a new bigger Plasma to replace it. But maybe you guys can convince me to go LCD this time? I've currently got a 50 inch Panasonic TH-50PX75U.

Budget - about $2,000

Seating distance - 9-13 feet

Size/placement limitation - No maximum limitations it should be at least 50 inches. I'll be placing the TV on a TV stand that will hold pretty much anything out there. The bigger the better.

Uses and sources - Mostly DVD, ROKU and probably some Blu-Ray soon. Rarely cable or over the air broadcasts.

Room lighting - Dark room most of the time. Even during the day no direct light on the TV.
post #260 of 5136
Hey all... I'm really just trying to find a good 32" set for my bedroom. It'd be for gaming, blurays, and occasionally as a computer monitor. I'd love to set up a 40" but that's just a bit big for me right now. I've narrowed down my current choices to the Sharp LC32LE700UN and the Sony KDL 32EX400. I'm intrigued by the Sharp and it's LED lighting, but the 32EX400 seems like an extremely solid buy. I can get both for right around my price range right now. Anyone have any advice or input?
post #261 of 5136
hey sportwarrior, I saw the ex400 at costco the other day and thought it was lacking behind the 120hz sets. I was able to notice the jaggies and lag compared to a set at 120hz so you should definitely keep this in mind. It was side by side a vizio 37xvt which absolutely blew it away in quality and motion.
post #262 of 5136
I'm debating between a Sony 52EX700 and the Sharp LC52E77U. The Sony is more expensive, but it seems like a better picture when I've seen them. Any opinions on these 2?

thanks
post #263 of 5136
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Originally Posted by MaskedPhanton View Post

Hello all, looking for a nice 32" 1080p TV for family room. TV will be used for a little bit of everything, except as a computer monitor. Multiple people may be viewing the TV at any one time from multiple viewing angles, so that is a real priority.

Budget- ~$650

Seating distance- Anywhere from 3.5' to 9'; multiple viewing angles

Size/placement limitation- 32"

Uses and sources- HD programming, SD programming, Blu-rays, DVDs, a bit of XBox 360 and Wii gaming on the side. Must have at least 3 HDMI ports, must be 1080p.

Room lighting- Natural light always in room during daylight hours; two lamps on either side of TV.

I already have a few sets in mind; don't really know anything about them.

Panasonic TC-L32S1
Samsung LN32B550
LG 32LH40
Vizio SV320XVT

Any recommendations on those listed above, or other models?

Thanks!

Bumping my post from the last page. Any advice?
post #264 of 5136
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Originally Posted by eneyman View Post

hey sportwarrior, I saw the ex400 at costco the other day and thought it was lacking behind the 120hz sets. I was able to notice the jaggies and lag compared to a set at 120hz so you should definitely keep this in mind. It was side by side a vizio 37xvt which absolutely blew it away in quality and motion.

Yeah, I just spent a good amount of time taking a loot at the set today side by side with a Sammy 32... Not only was it visibly jittery next to the 120hz Sammy, but the PQ just seemed a lacking in general. I mean, in the $500 price range beggars can't afford to be that picky, but still... it was definitely underwhelming. Really wish I had pounced on a Panny TCL32S1 when I had the chance a few months ago. The market for 32s right now seems to be pretty junky overall. Especially in that price range.

Anyone else have any input or suggestions for good gaming 32" sets?
post #265 of 5136
budget - $2000
size 52-60
for blu ray, pc and gaming

would like to know if anyone uses a large screen monitor as their tv also and if monitors are generally better in terms of pq and overall experience. this models on the company's site said it has over 6million pixels...this was puzzling to me. this would be a typo correct? i read that s-ips panels have better color but black levels not so much, is a 800:1 contrast (real not dynamic) which the lg panel has considered good by todays lcdtvs? but it does also have a 30bit (1 billion color) video processor which would make in theory colors stand out alot more than that of the 16 and 12bit video processors found in most lcd tvs right? also i will be using it for gaming and as a pc monitor too and i heard that there is hardly any lag on s-ips. i found this for $1600 refurbished which is fine with me. so my question is should i look into getting this or a similar monitor or should i just go with getting a regular lcdtv? i really like the appeal to a monitor looks aesthetically because its simple and without all the things i dont need or will use. so if anyone has any thoughts please enlighten me. thanks
post #266 of 5136
Thinking of buying a Vizio SVT472SV.........HELP.......need to know if the screen is affected by windows in living room. I hope its not as reflective as glass and hopefully of a semi-mat type.

Please reply asap to: kmil123@msn.com

Thanks!!!!
post #267 of 5136
I just recently purchased the Samsung LN52B750 for my living room. Amazing to say the least.

I now have to upgrade the TV in my bedroom.

I am looking for a 32" - 42" set (really don't need any bigger than a 37, but willing to go larger for a great deal).

It will be placed about five feet from the foot of my bed.

Will mostly be using it for watching recorded TV shows (comedies, action) and sports. Not a gamer, but I have an HDMI port on my computer I would like to attach from time-to-time to watch downloaded content.

Definitely want to spend under $700 total but would love if I could spend under $600 total.

THANKS GUYS/GALS!
post #268 of 5136
Help me choose an LCD! I don't like shiny glossy surfaces on my TV. I see glossy TVs everywhere I look.

LED back-lit (NOT edge). Matte screen. Non-shiny bezel. 40" size.

I like the $$$ good stuff. Point me in the right direction please! Thanks!
post #269 of 5136
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Originally Posted by trnsilver View Post

I just recently purchased the Samsung LN52B750 for my living room. Amazing to say the least.

I now have to upgrade the TV in my bedroom.

I am looking for a 32" - 42" set (really don't need any bigger than a 37, but willing to go larger for a great deal).

It will be placed about five feet from the foot of my bed.

Will mostly be using it for watching recorded TV shows (comedies, action) and sports. Not a gamer, but I have an HDMI port on my computer I would like to attach from time-to-time to watch downloaded content.

Definitely want to spend under $700 total but would love if I could spend under $600 total.

THANKS GUYS/GALS!


looking for a deal dell has a sharp 1080p 47 lcd for $699 shipped
also dell has the 42" 1080p philips 42PFL5704D 620 shipped
walmart has the 42 philips 1080p 42PFL3704D for $599 shipped (site to store)
sonys s series 40 lcd 1080p is 650 shipped form the sony store
samsung LN32B530 $580 shipped from amazon
post #270 of 5136
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Originally Posted by xorbe View Post

Help me choose an LCD! I don't like shiny glossy surfaces on my TV. I see glossy TVs everywhere I look.

LED back-lit (NOT edge). Matte screen. Non-shiny bezel. 40" size.

I like the $$$ good stuff. Point me in the right direction please! Thanks!

i dont believe any company has full led under 42 inches. lg is the only company i know of that has full led at 42 all other companies is 46" and up. and its the lg 42lh90. but it does have the glossy bezel.
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