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post #3331 of 5140
I'm looking for a TV, preferably something in the 55"-to-60" range for a roughly 10' viewing distance from couch-to-TV. My wife narrowed it down to the LED/LCD option over Plasma (mainly due to the brightness). I'm looking for something that will work well for movies, sports, some gaming, and have nice 3D. I'm not planning a lot of 3D watching, but would like it to look nice for any sports, 3D-specific games, or those movies that were intended to be viewed in 3D (Avatar, Hugo, Toy Story 3, whatever stuff my four-year-old daughter might find, etc.).

Budget-wise, I'm probably in the $2,000 to $2,500 range, preferably closer to the $2k range. I'm interested in the Full-Array and as such primarily looking at the Sony XBR HX929 or even the HX909, however I am also checking out edge-lit models such as the Samsung D8000 or LG LW65000. Sure, I'd love a 60" Elite, but I do not think that is in the cards for my budget and marital status, however I'm fine with that.

I am also willing to wait a few months for if/when the models go down in price. As such, two questions:

1) Any overall suggestions for me and my intended usage?

2) Any advice for if/when might be a good time to buy either for a good sale or closeouts to make room for the newer models?

-Cheers
post #3332 of 5140
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Originally Posted by hashra View Post

Hey guys. I'm nearly making a decision about getting the LCD/LED UN46D7000 Samsung or the Samsung Plasma PN51D7000. For the LCD I heard problems arise with flash lighting and the sorts but I have seen this set a good amount of times and I have to say it looks stunning as far as picture quality and aesthetics. People swear that if not for the flaws, it'd be a killer set. And it seems to be coming down a lot in price. The UN46D7000 looks like a winner. But I really have a question on how does this set stack up on motion in fast movies/gaming like that of a plasma like the PN51D7000? The plasma would be a bigger size as well as deep blacks and killer response time (0.001ms).

What do you guys think?

Before you buy any samsung plasma google " samsung internal crack" i wish i did im stuck with a 1500 dollar paperweight samsung refuses to fix....as far as your comparison...the plasma is bigger which is huge for me...for me i would take plasma because LED might be king someday..but for now plasma handles motion better...has better screen uniformity...and has a much more accurate picture than LED....LED will be great when they have a few more years with the tech...
post #3333 of 5140
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Originally Posted by Dave_I View Post

I'm looking for a TV, preferably something in the 55"-to-60" range for a roughly 10' viewing distance from couch-to-TV. My wife narrowed it down to the LED/LCD option over Plasma (mainly due to the brightness). I'm looking for something that will work well for movies, sports, some gaming, and have nice 3D. I'm not planning a lot of 3D watching, but would like it to look nice for any sports, 3D-specific games, or those movies that were intended to be viewed in 3D (Avatar, Hugo, Toy Story 3, whatever stuff my four-year-old daughter might find, etc.).

Budget-wise, I'm probably in the $2,000 to $2,500 range, preferably closer to the $2k range. I'm interested in the Full-Array and as such primarily looking at the Sony XBR HX929 or even the HX909, however I am also checking out edge-lit models such as the Samsung D8000 or LG LW65000. Sure, I'd love a 60" Elite, but I do not think that is in the cards for my budget and marital status, however I'm fine with that.

I am also willing to wait a few months for if/when the models go down in price. As such, two questions:

1) Any overall suggestions for me and my intended usage?

2) Any advice for if/when might be a good time to buy either for a good sale or closeouts to make room for the newer models?

-Cheers

I should also note this will be in a dark room.

Which brings up another question . . . Has the relative dimness of something like, say, the Panasonic Viera (dimness relative to the brightness of LED sets) ever been a problem for people? The brightness seems like it would be great for sports/games, and in one store the Vieras seemed almost dull relative to the LCD/LED sets. Should I take that as a sign to stick with LED, or just that maybe it was the settings or just seeing them side-by-side or something?

-Cheers
post #3334 of 5140
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Originally Posted by mikeyraw View Post

Before you buy any samsung plasma google " samsung internal crack" i wish i did im stuck with a 1500 dollar paperweight samsung refuses to fix....as far as your comparison...the plasma is bigger which is huge for me...for me i would take plasma because LED might be king someday..but for now plasma handles motion better...has better screen uniformity...and has a much more accurate picture than LED....LED will be great when they have a few more years with the tech...

damn that sounds like a nightmare. i'm goin back to CRT......or maybe i'll just start reading again.....
post #3335 of 5140
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Originally Posted by KeyMastur View Post


damn that sounds like a nightmare. i'm goin back to CRT......or maybe i'll just start reading again.....

Yeah its the reason im buying a new one..not a sammy, of course
post #3336 of 5140
There is so much to choose from I am hoping you can help me out like you did a few years ago when I bought my living room tv a Samsung LN52A850. Still going strong too. -

1. Budget - $1000 (approx. I am willing to go up $200-$300 if its worthwhile)
2. Seating distance - Bedroom - 8 ft.
3. Size/placement limitations - in the 42" to 46" range
4. Uses and sources - mostly tv and movies, but would also like to use it as a monitor for a pc for working from home (I do AutoCAD)
5. Room lighting - fairly dark

- I haven't narrowed it down to anything yet - so a good direction to look would be helpful, most reviews online are all about the largest displays and that doesn't translate to a smaller set - especially if they don't make that "killer tv" in smaller sizes

thanks
post #3337 of 5140
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Originally Posted by jerryo13 View Post

There is so much to choose from I am hoping you can help me out like you did a few years ago when I bought my living room tv a Samsung LN52A850. Still going strong too. -

1. Budget - $1000 (approx. I am willing to go up $200-$300 if its worthwhile)
2. Seating distance - Bedroom - 8 ft.
3. Size/placement limitations - in the 42" to 46" range
4. Uses and sources - mostly tv and movies, but would also like to use it as a monitor for a pc for working from home (I do AutoCAD)
5. Room lighting - fairly dark

- I haven't narrowed it down to anything yet - so a good direction to look would be helpful, most reviews online are all about the largest displays and that doesn't translate to a smaller set - especially if they don't make that "killer tv" in smaller sizes

thanks

I would recommend a panny p46st30 plasma
post #3338 of 5140
1. Budget - ~$1000
2. Seating distance - Main TV in living room. 4.5-5.5 feet away
3. Size/placement limitations - None, really, something 40inches and above?
4. Uses and sources - Primary Use will be HDTV (Sports), Next, Competitive Gaming (XBOX360, want as little input lag as possible), BluRay/Netflix Streaming(PS3), I don't care about 3D nor aps, MAC DVI-HDMI web browsing occasionally, but rarely.
5. Room lighting - Can be made very low

Some Models I came across that I thought might suite my needs/wants:

Samsung UN40D6000SFXZA

Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E30

Sharp LC40LE830U
post #3339 of 5140
I'm looking for a basic set for my parents.

1. Budget - $600. I'd like to go less, but I realize there's not much out there for lower than that.
2. Seating distance - Living Room - 5 - 8 ft.
3. Size/placement limitations - would prefer 45-47". Will go with 42" if I have to.
4. Uses and sources - Used almost exclusively for TV. A movie maybe once or twice a week.
5. Room lighting - The room has a Northern facing large window with lace curtains - so, they do get light in there at certain times of the day.

Other: They will use the speakers on the TV for sound.
post #3340 of 5140
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Originally Posted by mikeyraw View Post

Before you buy any samsung plasma google " samsung internal crack" i wish i did im stuck with a 1500 dollar paperweight samsung refuses to fix....as far as your comparison...the plasma is bigger which is huge for me...for me i would take plasma because LED might be king someday..but for now plasma handles motion better...has better screen uniformity...and has a much more accurate picture than LED....LED will be great when they have a few more years with the tech...


Well that doesn't sound good. It looks like cracking involves the plasma moreso. I'll take that into consideration. It makes sense though about uniformity and whatnot. I guess then I will definitely need to see this screen in person. I think I really want to like the UN46D7000 to be able to get pass the problems, but the PN51D7000 looks like a better choice.
post #3341 of 5140
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Originally Posted by hashra View Post


Well that doesn't sound good. It looks like cracking involves the plasma moreso. I'll take that into consideration. It makes sense though about uniformity and whatnot. I guess then I will definitely need to see this screen in person. I think I really want to like the UN46D7000 to be able to get pass the problems, but the PN51D7000 looks like a better choice.

No problem...yeah its only on the plasma...the led screens are different...good luck im also looking for a new tv...tough decision these days
post #3342 of 5140
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Originally Posted by Jeff Rage View Post

I'm looking for a basic set for my parents.

1. Budget - $600. I'd like to go less, but I realize there's not much out there for lower than that.
2. Seating distance - Living Room - 5 - 8 ft.
3. Size/placement limitations - would prefer 45-47". Will go with 42" if I have to.
4. Uses and sources - Used almost exclusively for TV. A movie maybe once or twice a week.
5. Room lighting - The room has a Northern facing large window with lace curtains - so, they do get light in there at certain times of the day.

Other: They will use the speakers on the TV for sound.

I'd recommend a Samsung LN46D550
post #3343 of 5140
I am trying to decide between two TVs. what do you think?
Sony 32bx420 vs Samsung ln32d550
post #3344 of 5140
Hi,

New here, driving myself nuts with trying to decide on a HDTV, think I've narrowed it down to the following two in no particular order.

1. 46 inch Samsung LN46D630 LCD
2. 42 inch Panasonic TC-P42ST30 Plasma

They are both our budget $750 or lower, but want something that will last, unlike our 5 1/2 year old Sony RP LCD that developed the optical block issue..etc.

The Sammy is $719 (4 price changes today) and the Panny is $669 on Amazon.

Viewing distance will be 10 - 11 feet, used mostly for SD, HD, DVD, Blu-Ray viewing, occasional light gaming (when the wife is not around). Don't care much about the ST30 3D (only good for 2D PQ) or apps (can use Blu-ray player for it).

One other thing, we will be putting a TV-Protector acrylic screen protector on whatever we get in case my 17 month old gets her hands on the "emote" (remote) or some other object and sends it sailing...

Need to pull the trigger soon, or the wife will pull a trigger on me.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
post #3345 of 5140
Quote:
Originally Posted by rafter65 View Post

Hi,

New here, driving myself nuts with trying to decide on a HDTV, think I've narrowed it down to the following two in no particular order.

1. 46 inch Samsung LN46D630 LCD
2. 42 inch Panasonic TC-P42ST30 Plasma

They are both our budget $750 or lower, but want something that will last, unlike our 5 1/2 year old Sony RP LCD that developed the optical block issue..etc.

The Sammy is $719 (4 price changes today) and the Panny is $669 on Amazon.

Viewing distance will be 10 - 11 feet, used mostly for SD, HD, DVD, Blu-Ray viewing, occasional light gaming (when the wife is not around). Don't care much about the ST30 3D (only good for 2D PQ) or apps (can use Blu-ray player for it).

One other thing, we will be putting a TV-Protector acrylic screen protector on whatever we get in case my 17 month old gets her hands on the "emote" (remote) or some other object and sends it sailing...

Need to pull the trigger soon, or the wife will pull a trigger on me.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Rafter
Thanks a million. I was thinking I missed the Black Friday level deals.
But i just grabbed the Samsung at the local Sears, in stock, for $719.
Seems like a great deal--almost $150 less than places like B&H-- and if there's an issue Sears is good about returns.

Thanks and have a happy holiday.
post #3346 of 5140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_I View Post

I'm looking for a TV, preferably something in the 55"-to-60" range for a roughly 10' viewing distance from couch-to-TV. My wife narrowed it down to the LED/LCD option over Plasma (mainly due to the brightness). I'm looking for something that will work well for movies, sports, some gaming, and have nice 3D. I'm not planning a lot of 3D watching, but would like it to look nice for any sports, 3D-specific games, or those movies that were intended to be viewed in 3D (Avatar, Hugo, Toy Story 3, whatever stuff my four-year-old daughter might find, etc.).

Budget-wise, I'm probably in the $2,000 to $2,500 range, preferably closer to the $2k range. I'm interested in the Full-Array and as such primarily looking at the Sony XBR HX929 or even the HX909, however I am also checking out edge-lit models such as the Samsung D8000 or LG LW65000. Sure, I'd love a 60" Elite, but I do not think that is in the cards for my budget and marital status, however I'm fine with that.

I am also willing to wait a few months for if/when the models go down in price. As such, two questions:

1) Any overall suggestions for me and my intended usage?

2) Any advice for if/when might be a good time to buy either for a good sale or closeouts to make room for the newer models?

-Cheers

Dave's question and specs above matches my needs exactly, too - any suggestions? Thanks!
post #3347 of 5140
LG Infinia 65LW6500 or Samsung UN55D8000

Also, I've read up here on how to change settings on the Samsung to eliminate the "soap opera effect". Does the LG offer that ability, too, assuming it has that effect out-of-the-box as LED/LCDs do?
post #3348 of 5140
I'm having trouble deciding between these TV's:

-Sony KDL46EX620
-Samsung UN46D6000

Both are the same price. TV is going to be used in a dark environment so matte screen vs glossy doesn't matter to me.

Gaming is going to be the main purpose of the screen so I want to know which has lower input lag, and which TV has the most customizable picture settings in game mode.

Motionflow/AMP is going to be used almost all the time when watching video.

Can I get some input on which TV would be a better purchase?
post #3349 of 5140
Quote:
Originally Posted by intercepted View Post

I'm having trouble deciding between these TV's:

-Sony KDL46EX620
-Samsung UN46D6000

Both are the same price. TV is going to be used in a dark environment so matte screen vs glossy doesn't matter to me.

Gaming is going to be the main purpose of the screen so I want to know which has lower input lag, and which TV has the most customizable picture settings in game mode.

Motionflow/AMP is going to be used almost all the time when watching video.

Can I get some input on which TV would be a better purchase?

I don't own either of those, but from what I've read about the Samsung, "flashlights" (lights at the edge of the screen) are a common concern. I was going to buy that one, but that problem coupled with the massive jump in price over the post month (was down to $899 at one point on Amazon), I decided to not go with it.
post #3350 of 5140
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Originally Posted by Frakkin View Post

I don't own either of those, but from what I've read about the Samsung, "flashlights" (lights at the edge of the screen) are a common concern. I was going to buy that one, but that problem coupled with the massive jump in price over the post month (was down to $899 at one point on Amazon), I decided to not go with it.

Both TV's are $999 in Canada here so it's a toss up.

Just how bad is the flashlighting on the UN46D6000?
I have a 47LW5700 (LW5600 w/o local dimming) and that set seems to have some flashlighting as well. If the flashlighting on the Samsung isn't any worse than the LG than it won't be a problem for me.

I never even noticed the light leaking out of the edges until I learned what they were. Now I can't unsee them lol.
post #3351 of 5140
Quote:
Originally Posted by rafter65 View Post

Hi,

New here, driving myself nuts with trying to decide on a HDTV, think I've narrowed it down to the following two in no particular order.

1. 46 inch Samsung LN46D630 LCD
2. 42 inch Panasonic TC-P42ST30 Plasma

They are both our budget $750 or lower, but want something that will last, unlike our 5 1/2 year old Sony RP LCD that developed the optical block issue..etc.

The Sammy is $719 (4 price changes today) and the Panny is $669 on Amazon.

Viewing distance will be 10 - 11 feet, used mostly for SD, HD, DVD, Blu-Ray viewing, occasional light gaming (when the wife is not around). Don't care much about the ST30 3D (only good for 2D PQ) or apps (can use Blu-ray player for it).

One other thing, we will be putting a TV-Protector acrylic screen protector on whatever we get in case my 17 month old gets her hands on the "emote" (remote) or some other object and sends it sailing...

Need to pull the trigger soon, or the wife will pull a trigger on me.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Rafter
I'd go for the Samsung at Sears. (I did, in fact.)
For kids, you're likely to be watching during the day so the bright screen of the Samsung is a plus. It's also a very slim and attractive set, which may please your wife.
Again, with small kids, the energy difference might play out because again, more hours of use. And no worries about burn in if you leave the house with the TV menu on.
Plus the Samsung is bigger.

I'll trust that the Panny is a good deal-the Samsung sure is--but I seem to recall seeing more than a few 50 inch plasmas around $800.

As for the kids....
I bought this set for my kids--12 and 15.
I got it before they got home from school, hid it in the basement without my son's help which was a PITA.
And yesterday for the first time in months, my otherwise amazing kids were absolutely obnoxious and drove my wife and me crazy, fighting and refusing to do homework.
I even warned them that today is *not* the day to do this.
I may have a 46 inch TV in my bedroom after all is said and done.

But at least I won the "panel lottery."
post #3352 of 5140
Hey all -- looking for some help, thoughts, etc. Looking for the best overall viewing experience (all things being equal -- conditions, environment, etc.). I am stuck between 2 sets -- one LED and one plasma. Which is the better overall buy (movies, sports...day/night): LG 55LW5600 (LED) vs. Panny 50GT30 (Plasma)? Is one better than the other? Is it worth an extra $400 for the 55" screen but LED? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!
post #3353 of 5140
Hello, I have a large portrait window on the north side in my living room. So sunlight does not directly come through the window but it does let in a lot of light. Below is what I'm working with and hoping someone can point me in best TV for the room.

Price point: $2,000
Seating dist: 12-15 ft.
Primary use: Watching sports, xbox gaming, Apple TV, little Blu-Ray.
3D use: Not 1st priority but wouldn't mind the option for the future.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
post #3354 of 5140
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Originally Posted by Joxer View Post

I'd recommend the high rated Samsung LN46D550 1080p LCD.
No flashlighting or clouding, and has good uniformity, unlike the higher priced LED models.
Its been onsale recently for well under your budget price too.

I've finally decided to make a purchase, and I wondered if this was the best bang for the buck 46' incher out there?
post #3355 of 5140
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Originally Posted by CharDar View Post

I've finally decided to make a purchase, and I wondered if this was the best bang for the buck 46' incher out there?

I'd say yes, at the good deals that model has sold at recently.
If you aren't looking for the extras of higher priced models like 3D, internet capability, etc.
post #3356 of 5140
Hello guys

I'm looking for a 46 '' LCD television gaming for 1400 dollars...

Some ideas ?

Thanks
post #3357 of 5140
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Originally Posted by ilyama View Post

Hello guys

I'm looking for a 46 '' LCD television gaming for 1400 dollars...

Some ideas ?

Thanks

47" gaming TV for a European shopper? The LG LK520/530 series: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-47LK530T-...dp/B004ZC3MM2/

Low input lag, fast pixel response with low blur. 100hz can be disabled & reduced to 50hz which is better for most gaming since the 100hz is fake interpolation which adds lag. And the TV is only accepting 50hz at the input anyway. It has an IPS panel which also has better viewing angles than most other panel types. And well under your budget coincidentally.



That Samsung LE46D550 series they mentioned to you earlier is another great choice for gamers. In North America, and elsewhere, it is sometimes labeled the LN46D550. The key thing to look for is "D550" in the model number.

For a gaming TV you can't go wrong with either.
post #3358 of 5140
Big big thanks to you sjetski71, you're the only one to help me and you are a big big help ...

I begin to understand why you tell me in MP to search on another forum because the number model are different in Belgium ...

Even between England and Belgium, it seems a lot different ...

In fact, I have only one place where I can buy and that's it ...
For some reasons, I will buy only here

http://www.pixmania.be/be/fr/multi/4...o=1_12&dt=grid

I cant find the LG model but I think I found the samsung

Is this it ?

http://www.pixmania.be/be/fr/9578172...e46d550zf.html

Thanks again!
post #3359 of 5140
looking for a good 47" TV used to movies and gaming. If its 3d thats great too.

price: around $1000


I currently have an LG 47LW5300 and I want darker blacks and better response time when playing games.

I was looking at the UN46D6500 samsung....would that be an improvement over what I have? How does it handle input latency while gaming? hows the black levels?
post #3360 of 5140
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilyama View Post

Big big thanks to you sjetski71, you're the only one to help me and you are a big big help ...

I begin to understand why you tell me in MP to search on another forum because the number model are different in Belgium ...

Even between England and Belgium, it seems a lot different ...

In fact, I have only one place where I can buy and that's it ...
For some reasons, I will buy only here

http://www.pixmania.be/be/fr/multi/4...o=1_12&dt=grid

I cant find the LG model but I think I found the samsung

Is this it ?

http://www.pixmania.be/be/fr/9578172...e46d550zf.html <<<------------------ D550

Thanks again!

No problem at all, glad you've been patient with your search.

Yes, that is the Samsung we were referring to. It has nice image quality and good gaming characteristics. It also happens to be the fairest price 46/47 inch TV at that store, perfect timing for you, i would buy it soon because the price is reduced.

And if you ever plan on connecting a computer to your TV then you'll want a DVI-to-HDMI cable because you are less likely to have "problems" using one.
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