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post #4141 of 5142
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmbreci View Post

What do you use it for / what do you value? I mean the 23" gives you more real estate and the 20" is (arguably) a better panel. You need to figure out what is more important to you.
As an example, if you are doing photo editing the IPS panel may be better.
I have two of the 23" models and have no complaints.
We will be using in our home for browsing, movies, youtube and basic photography related work (watching our photos and little bit of editing).
Thanks.
post #4142 of 5142
Looking for a new TV and would like a few suggestions.

Budget: $2000+
Seating distance 10-14 feet
Good sized wall (7-8 feet wide).
Stays dark in that part of the house.

TV, Movies & XBox/PS3 gaming all HDMI
Might need a remote extender if we mount receiver in the corner to save room.

Looking at:

LC-70C6400U
TC-PXXVT50
E701i-A3

Thanks
Edited by CptMyCpt - 1/9/13 at 7:05am
post #4143 of 5142
Please help with choosing a tv.

Budget = $5,000 (but would love to not spend it all)

Size = 65" (can't go larger)

TV will be mounted within an entertainment center in living room that does not get much bright light, with seating 8-10 feet away. Will be used primarily for BR movies, sports on hd channels & games on ps3. Will use hdmi cables to connect everything. Hope to use optical cable for home theater sound bar (sony ht-ct260), but currently using analog. Picture quality is most important tv (don't really use online or wifi tools - use ps3 for all of that). Willing to consider any brand and don't need top of the line if the difference in PQ is neglible compared to price. Don't plan on using 3d much, but would like to have the capability.

Also, do you think I would be better off waiting a year or so until OLED reaches this price point? Currently using an older Sony 46XBR and would be fine waiting if necessary.

Thanks in advance for your help!
post #4144 of 5142
What do you guys think about these choices. 47LE8500, XVT3D474SV, another kind of refurb, or something new. Price would be under $1000 for all the tvs.
post #4145 of 5142
I'm looking for the highest quality LCD I can get at 50 inches or under. You can assume budget isn't an issue. My main concerns are motion performance and uniformity (both in terms of backlight and DSE), so a full-array backlit model would be preferred. Local dimming would be even better. But I don't think there are any full-array local dimming models under 50 inches in existence or among the TVs announced at CES. If anyone knows of one, or something comparable, I would love to know. Bear in mind that I'm in Australia so brands like Vizio are not available.

Input lag is not a huge issue as I don't intend to game on it.

I'd even go with a 30 inch monitor if there was one with decent contrast/black levels and motion performance.

Thanks.
post #4146 of 5142
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Originally Posted by Syllogistic View Post

I'm looking for the highest quality LCD I can get at 50 inches or under. You can assume budget isn't an issue. My main concerns are motion performance and uniformity (both in terms of backlight and DSE), so a full-array backlit model would be preferred. Local dimming would be even better. But I don't think there are any full-array local dimming models under 50 inches in existence or among the TVs announced at CES. If anyone knows of one, or something comparable, I would love to know. Bear in mind that I'm in Australia so brands like Vizio are not available.

Input lag is not a huge issue as I don't intend to game on it.

I'd even go with a 30 inch monitor if there was one with decent contrast/black levels and motion performance.

Thanks.

I'm guessing this 46" from Sony will do well. $2000.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BRAVIA-KDL46HX850-46-Inch-Internet/dp/B006U1VGAQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1345493372&sr=8-3&keywords=hx850

Too bad the Sharp Elite's don't come as small as 50.
post #4147 of 5142
Thanks - that's probably the only TV on the market that I've seen that would be suitable. My only concern is that it's edge-lit and I've read about some people having backlight uniformity and DSE issues. Any idea how it compares with the Panasonic ST50? I have one at the moment (won't be coming with me to my new apartment) and while the contrast and colours are impressive, the image retention and vertical banding issues on mine can be quite annoying with some content. But often LCDs are even worse in this respect, which is why I'm a bit hesitant.

Unfortunately I don't think the Sharp Elites are available in Australia at all, so they wouldn't be an option even if they came in a smaller size! Like the look of the upcoming 32" 4K IGZO monitor but it's probably out of my price range and may not be that great as a TV anyway.
post #4148 of 5142
Aww boo my Playstation 3D display broke. SOmeone recommend me a 23-24 inch monitor under $150.
post #4149 of 5142
I made a thread but missed this thread here, im just going to copy paste what i wrote to here, hope thats ok smile.gif
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Hey guys, I recently got a Samsung PN60E7000. It's great, the picture quality is awesome. But contrary to what I'd read about IR not being such a problem with the samsung line up this year, it is more of a problem then i thought and i dont want to deal with it given my uses (lots of gaming, general monitor, cable, movies....everything).

So it saddens me i have to give up the greatness of plasma but it is what it is. I'm now looking for a good LED replacement and I've found a few.
I dont care about 3d or any internet apps, its going to be hooked up to my PC 24/7. Mainly I just want good motion performance for games and such and the best picture quality i can find and good reliability, uniformity, clouding and so on. The latter 2 being biggies. Maybe one with local dimming, i know some of the edge lit ones have some form of that.


Sony KDL60EX645
Sharp LC-LE640U
Samsung UN60EH6003
Samsung UN60ES6003
Samsung UN60EH6000
Samsung UN60ES6100

The sharp gets a pretty good rating on CNET and its also cheap, hopefully just cheap because of its minimal smart/internet apps and lack of 3d which i dont care about anyway. The samsungs on the other hand I cant find much good info on. What is the difference between these EH and ES series?

Edit: heard some good things about the sony as well, what do you think?

Or if you have other good options at lets say, $1800 or below. And if so why. Also just 60" ones, i cant go from big to smaller

I look forward to you guys expert opinnions. Thanks for reading!
Edited by Bluemustang - 1/10/13 at 2:21pm
post #4150 of 5142
Hey there! I posted in the 4:4:4 subsampling thread, but I feel like this might be a bit more appropriate.

1. Budget
$700-900
2. Seating distance
Fairly close, 3-4'
3. Size/placement limitations
none, hoping to mount it above my computer desk
4. Uses and sources
Mostly pc gaming, bluray, and possibly tv in the future, if I decide to throw my money at comcast or ATT again.
5. Room lighting
Pretty dark, definitely controllable.

Original post:
Any suggestions for a 50"+ tv in the $700-900 range? I play a lot of rpg's, so little text is pretty important. I was considering the UT50 for a while, but apparently it doesn't support 4:4:4 chroma subsampling. I guess some people were saying text was still legible in games though, so I'm not too sure. I was hoping to find some 2012 model recommendations, but I can't seem to find any solid info.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
post #4151 of 5142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syllogistic View Post

Thanks - that's probably the only TV on the market that I've seen that would be suitable. My only concern is that it's edge-lit and I've read about some people having backlight uniformity and DSE issues. Any idea how it compares with the Panasonic ST50? I have one at the moment (won't be coming with me to my new apartment) and while the contrast and colours are impressive, the image retention and vertical banding issues on mine can be quite annoying with some content. But often LCDs are even worse in this respect, which is why I'm a bit hesitant.

Unfortunately I don't think the Sharp Elites are available in Australia at all, so they wouldn't be an option even if they came in a smaller size! Like the look of the upcoming 32" 4K IGZO monitor but it's probably out of my price range and may not be that great as a TV anyway.

LCD's don't have IR as a problem. As far as picture quality and smoothness goes, you're not going to find many things that compete with the top of the line panasonic plasmas. The Elite is the only thing I've routinely heard that can hands-down compete as far as PQ goes.

BTW: Why the hard limit at a 50" screen? Do you have physical dimensions (width/height/depth) to obey?
post #4152 of 5142
I might be able to go a little bigger, but it is going to be on quite a small shelf (don't know exact dimensions yet) and I will be sitting quite close so I think anything over 50", maybe 55, would be overkill. I do like the ST50 apart from the banding/DSE problem, which is admittedly not as bad as I've seen with many LCDs. But I've had a number of Panasonic plasmas in the past and had problems with them all - banding/DSE this year, green blotches last year, fluctuating brightness a couple of years before. Unfortunately retailers in Australia are nowhere near as open to accepting returns and swapping products as US retailers seem to be, so I don't have the luxury of being able to just swap panels until I find one without noticeable issues. And Panasonic support did not consider any of the problems I mentioned to be faults warranting replacement, so I'm very wary of buying from them again (not that many other manufacturers are probably better).

I was considering a Samsung plasma but the smallest the 8000 series goes in Australia is 60", which really is too big for my current situation. Not sure whether the new 8500 series will be released in 51" here either.

The other option is to try to find something like a 55HX925 still in stock somewhere and see if I can get it cheaply. Being fully backlit and having local dimming it should be less prone to backlight uniformity issues, but I have read of people having fairly severe DSE issues on some panels so it's still a bit of a lottery.
post #4153 of 5142
Been reading forum for awhile but first time posting. I'm looking for a HDTV for my bedroom. Plasma or LED. Don't care about Smart or 3D.
1. Budget - $500-$800(The max including tax's and all fees associated with)

2. Seating distance - 8-11 feet.

3. Size/placement limitations - Anywhere between 40 inches and 50 inches.

4. Uses and sources - Movies, Blu Ray, TV, Sports.

5. Room lighting - Dark Room.

Some that I am currently looking at is the Pansonic 50UT50 and the Samsung Un46ES6100. Samsung PN51E550.

Any other model suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Edited by Elus - 1/11/13 at 7:32pm
post #4154 of 5142
I'm new to hdtv's and would like to know which I should get. Either the Sony kdl40ex640 or the kdl46hx750? All of my cable is analog except I will get the local stations in hd. So I will be watching analog/standard definition cable (not digital or through cable box) the most. I will also periodically watch movies and occasionally play video games. Seating distance is 108 inches (8.3 ft) or closer. I also have a large living room window facing the south so I get the sun most of the day. Any help wold be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #4155 of 5142
I'm at my wits end, checking reviews on CNET and Consumer Reports, so I'd be very interested in suggestions from the AVS community.

1. Budget: $450 - 575 (USD)
2. Seating distance: 6 - 8 feet
3. Size/placement limitations: 40-42" will be wall mounted, with 15-degrees of tilt available
4. Uses and sources: PC connectivity, PS3 gaming, Movies (Blu-ray) - Denon AVR-1612 as receiver
5. Room lighting: Low-light - Dark

Comments:
All I really want is a simple display with minimal (to no) motion blur, solid image quality, and accurate colour representation - I don't mind tuning the display to achieve this.
I've tried the LG 42CS560 (LCD) [$549] and Samsung UN40EH6000 (LED-LCD) [$498]. I was fairly happy with the LG and rather displeased with the Samsung.

My current outstanding issue is the HDCP handshake between my AVR-1612 and the HDTVs - I have no issues with it connected to my monitor over HDMI, but both TVs experienced the dreaded 'blink' -- (I posted about this in an appropriate thread already). I've verified that the receiver, cables, etc. are all functioning correctly, this only started with the two aforementioned TVs.
post #4156 of 5142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crisis.VT View Post

I'm at my wits end, checking reviews on CNET and Consumer Reports, so I'd be very interested in suggestions from the AVS community.

1. Budget: $450 - 575 (USD)
2. Seating distance: 6 - 8 feet
3. Size/placement limitations: 40-42" will be wall mounted, with 15-degrees of tilt available
4. Uses and sources: PC connectivity, PS3 gaming, Movies (Blu-ray) - Denon AVR-1612 as receiver
5. Room lighting: Low-light - Dark

Comments:
All I really want is a simple display with minimal (to no) motion blur, solid image quality, and accurate colour representation - I don't mind tuning the display to achieve this.
I've tried the LG 42CS560 (LCD) [$549] and Samsung UN40EH6000 (LED-LCD) [$498]. I was fairly happy with the LG and rather displeased with the Samsung.

My current outstanding issue is the HDCP handshake between my AVR-1612 and the HDTVs - I have no issues with it connected to my monitor over HDMI, but both TVs experienced the dreaded 'blink' -- (I posted about this in an appropriate thread already). I've verified that the receiver, cables, etc. are all functioning correctly, this only started with the two aforementioned TVs.

Consider this user reviews on this badboy
they're great!

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BRAVIA-KDL42EX440-42-Inch-1080p/dp/B008KECFRO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

$545 ---- Amazon Prime too.

You're in luck with such minimal requirements. You have a lot of stuff to choose from that seems very good.
post #4157 of 5142
Hello, first I want to thank you all because of this excelent forum and all the information you post here!

1. Budget
U$S700 (Im from Argentina so the price is aprox)

2. Seating distance
Arroud 9ft

3. Size/placement limitations
42"

4. Uses and sources
Movies (with HTPC and yamaha sound)

5. Room lighting
Low / Full black

Comments:
Ive made a little reserch and found this models:
42PFL4007
42LS5700
TC-L42E5 / TC-L42E5A

All I want is a good (and cheap) IPS panel, I really dont care about 3D, smart, sound, usb, etc)
Which one do you recommend?

EDIT: Finally I bought LG 42LM3400 With the "W" product code.

Edited by Shiny Shoes - 1/21/13 at 12:30pm
post #4158 of 5142
I had been looking at 70" LCDs before our first child was born but put off due to cost. Now our son is 18 months and beating up our rear projection tv. I want to get an LCD and put it on the wall out of the reach of little hands before our next kid gets here in March. I'd like to keep costs down (I also need to replace our tower speakers), but we sit 17' from the tv so I don't see us going smaller than 65".

For 70" lcds, here are what I see my 3 options are:
- sharp 70" 640u; $1999 2012 model, edge lit, not quattron, thin.
- sharp 70" 732u; $1999 2011 demo, full backlight, no local dimming, quattron, thicker.
- sharp 70" ???u; $???? 2013 wait and see what comes out and how the reviews are.

Any thoughts between the various model years?

Thank You, Brian
post #4159 of 5142
Hi all, HELP.

Budget: $1000 or close to it

Room: 15x20' ish East-facing so a bit of natural light but nothing I can't hide. I think I'll be about 7' or so seating distance.

Size: I planned on getting a 47" but from what I've read I can go bigger and would like something that will last me 5-10 years should I move into a bigger place.

Use: I do NOT need 3D. A smart TV would be nice but won't make or break it. I'm concerned with picture quality, uniformity, and maybe lag as I will be gaming on it.

From what I've read the Vizio M3D550KD is solid, unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to find one for its original list price.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-m3d550kd/4505-6482_7-35159745.html

I've also had my eye on the Samsung UN50ES6100 as it seems to be a solid 2D.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN46ES6100-46-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B007AAC3AI/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358723802&sr=1-3

I've spent a lot of time on CNet and other sites but haven't been able to make a decision. Any help is greatly appreciated.
post #4160 of 5142
Hi all,

I'm really really stuck ATM, so any help would be appreciated:

1.) Budget - as close to 1000, but under is good too
2.) Screen Size - 50' and up
3.) Sitting about 9 feet away, in a basement with no windows. However, we do have overhead lighting and my wife refuses to turn it off when she is down there with me
4.) Gaming/Watching Sports/Movies main uses
5.) Leaning towards the P50ST50 or the L55ET5. I would like good picture quality, but honestly am not a videophile snob. I don't want the picture to wash out the detail in the shadows with the lights on, and the burn-in issue on plasmas scares me. Don't know how much I would use it for 3D, but could be a cool gimmick I guess.

Any suggestions of other TV's or which one of the above?
post #4161 of 5142
1. Budget: around $1,000 (I have a Best Buy gift card that makes up the bulk of my budget. It could be converted to an Amazon gift card, so I'm pretty limited to those retailers.)
2. Seating distance: 10-15'
3. Size/placement: looking in the 46-50" range for our living room
4. Uses and sources: watching sports, movies, TV and gaming
5. Room lighting - some windows and floor lamps

If I could afford it, it looks like the Samsung UN46ES7100 would be perfect. However, it's currently $300 more than I'd like to spend.

My wife has vetoed LG models because of their magic remote. I really don't disagree with her on that.

Also, I don't really care about 3D functionality. If the right TV has it, that's fine, but if I can save money and get just as good of a display that's probably better.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Edited by matt3138 - 1/22/13 at 9:11am
post #4162 of 5142
Ok, set in my living with 55" 9500 series LG from a couple of years ago, and need something good for a bedroom. size and viewing angles are most important, but I've not kept up with features that much:

1. Budget:
$1000
2. Seating distance
: 6-8 feet mostly.
3. Size/placement limitations
: 4-6 foot high, so viewing angle IS important. 26" or 32" max.
4. Uses and sources
: OTA channel (maybe tivo) roku, ps3 or wii, minimal pc use. smart would be good, to elimate need for roku, but not mandatory.
5. Room lighting
: well lit- bedroom with western facing windows

Hope that helps. Of course I've looked at the standard Samsung and Sony leaders, but could use some real-world recommendations, since I can't find all these to view for my own eyes.

Thanks!

Scott
post #4163 of 5142
I have been researching for months! I've been spending way too much time reading reviews and STILL can't make up my mind. My family is forcing me to finally make a decision today and order one!

We are buying from Costco as I find their 90-day return policy to bring me great peace of mind.

Deciding between these two tv's. It is going to be mounted on a wall in our "bonus" room with has lots of windows/sunlight.

Down to these two options:

Sharp 70" LC-70LE640U
Vizio 65" M650VSE

Any great insight to help sway me toward one or the other?

Thanks so much in advance!!


1. Budget -- Under $2000
2..Seating distance --- 9 to 12 ft
3. Size/placement limitations --- space on wall between windows is 76"
4. Uses and sources -- tv shows, movies, xbox games
5. Room lighting --- bright, lots of windows
Edited by imstaceyj - 1/22/13 at 1:12pm
post #4164 of 5142
We are finishing our basement and moving the current home theater setup down there, so I am looking for a new LED TV for the family room.

1. Budget - approx $1500
2. Seating distance - 8-10 feet
3. Size - looking at 55". It will not be mounted on the wall. It is going in an existing entertainment unit.
4. Uses - main tv watching area, blu ray DVD and maybe Wii. Would like built in Wifi. Do not need 3D but would like to be able to stream video (Amazon, Netflix).
5. Room lighting - room is generally dark, but during the day sometimes the sun comes in behind us so there is some reflection potential

We currently have a Samsung 3D 55" LED tv that is moving to the basement. We are very happy with the Samsung.

Any recommendations would be great!
post #4165 of 5142
Hi Everyone,
I’m looking to purchase a new tv and have been looking at the Panasonic TC-P65VT50 and the Sharp LC-70LE845U. Right now both are right around $2900.

From my research, it looks like the Panasonic has a better picture, but how much more? The Sharp is 5” larger.

Budget - $3000
Seating distance - 15 feet
Size – 65” or 70” Will be wall mounted.
Room lighting – lots of natural light in room, but it can be controlled. TV will be mostly watched at night.

The TV will be used only a few hours a week, mostly for BD viewing and some cable tv. Not much sports and no video games. Mostly interested in which ones handles 24p better. This will be connected to a Marantz amp and bd player.

I’ve attached a photo of our current tv which is 55”. The outer blue pieces of tape represent the size of the Sharp the inner ones the Panasonic.

Is the Panasonic that much better with picture quality that it would be worth giving up 5” of tv?

Please reply as soon as you can. I have the Sharp on order and will arrive on February 1st. Didn’t know about the Panasonic until yesterday.

Thanks!

post #4166 of 5142
I'm a first time poster but a long time reader. I am replacing my ancient Samsung 40 inch LCD. I believe I have it narrowed down to two TVs. The Samsung UN55ES7100 or the LG 55LM7600. I've read extensive reviews on the LG but cannot find a ton of reviews on the Samsung. I've read through both of the threads that have been written on each and do not find anything that is glaring for either of them. I like the samsung smart apps vs the LG ones, but do like that the LG has the 4th HMDI port. I do realize either of these would be a drastic upgrade over my current Samsung, but want some help in deciding which one of these TVs to get. Are there any other Tvs in this price range I should be looking at like the Panasonic ST50 or Vizio E601i-A3? Thanks for reading and hope for some help in my decision. I didn't see this 'sticky' thread before i posted a single thread on my own - sorry!!

1. Budget: $1500 and under
2. Seating distance: 6-8 feet
3. Size/placement: looking for 55 or 60 inch in my living room
4. Uses and sources: watching sports, movies, TV and gaming. I don't partically care if the TV has 3D or not, but it seems like the TVs with the better rated pictures have 3D.
5. Room lighting - alot of windows in this room


*Edit- I think I'm taking the samsung out of contention due to glossy screen. I am actually down to the Vizio E601i-A3 and the LG 55LM7600. 3D isnt a big deal to me so now its down to value over the more expensive LG. Is 240hz and local dimming worth the extra 600 to 700 bucks?
Edited by seantmclaughlin - 1/29/13 at 5:17pm
post #4167 of 5142
1. Budget: $750 Canadian (including taxes)
2. Seating distance: 6-8 feet
3. Size/placement: 45 - 50" Basement living room.
4. Uses and sources: watching sports, movies, gaming. Already have Apple TV and don't care about 3D
5. Room lighting - Basement living room. Will watch in the dark or with a single light on depending on my mood.

Contenders:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/lg-electronics-lg-47-1080p-120hz-lcd-hdtv-47cs570-47cs570/10198603.aspx?path=c0aafafb23a05e20e935c551de38c7a0en02
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/toshiba-toshiba-46-1080p-120hz-led-hdtv-46l5200u-46l5200u/10200403.aspx?path=788368202240da4e14c9e82db9b0ca8ben02
post #4168 of 5142
I'd like to know which LED LCD TV's have an ATSC tuner that allows for manual channel entries, rather than be forced to do full scans everytime. I currently have the Insignia 26" 1080p TV, model# NS-26E340A13. It's ok, but when it comes to channel scans, it only allows for full channel scans only. Because of this, I lose some low power TV stations that have a signal over my area. What TV's have an option to scan for new channels without wiping out existing channels, or ones that allow for channels to be manually added (have to know the actual RF channel). This tuner is that bad, that I'm tempted to hook back up the DTV converter box I used for an older TV, & use that, since it allows for manual channel entries.

Just in case anyone asks about antenna, I use separate VHF & UHF antennas along with a pre-amp. The antennas are Antennacraft CS600 for VHF (none of my problems are VHF channels) & Antennas Direct DB8 for UHF. The pre-amp is RCA TVPRAMP1R, which has separate VHF & UHF ports. I just replaced all the cables, & they're heavy duty RG6. So that's not the problem. TV Fool

In this list, here are the channels that matter the most for LPTV digital stations, & this TV either tunes them in, or doesn't:

WWME-LD on RF 39 - Want it for MeTV, though MeTV also simulcasts on WCIU 26.3. I however must receive WWME-LD on RF 39 in order to watch Bounce on 23.2 (Weigel decided this network had to go on this station instead of a subchannel to WCIU)

W25DW-D on RF 25. While I could care less, my mom like Home Shopping Network on 25.1, & is important to her.

WPVN-CD on RF 20. While this TV Fool still shows this station broadcasting from Schaumburg, IL, they have moved their transmission to the Trump Tower in Chicago, & I can get the station. This one varies in signal in Gary, IN. I watch RTV occasionally on 24.1, & my mom watches it too, along with the newly added TNN (The Nashville Network from Luken, the same people who own RTV) on 24.3.

Full Power stations aren't a problem at all. This is why I need a TV that doesn't force me to do a full rescan everytime a new channel is added. Before I forget, I need a 26" TV & prefer a brand that has 1080P available on the TV.
post #4169 of 5142
1. Budget - Less than $1,000
2. Seating distance - 7to 9 feet max.
3. Size/placement limitations - mounting/hanging on a BDI Vista stand - one seat is slightly on an angle (but that's not a deal breaker) - most other viewing positions are straight on.
4. Uses and sources - general viewing - Hockey & Football - kids programming/dvds. Need at least 2 hdmi (prefer 3) for cable box and blu-ray. Would like an extra "just in case". Running an older Harmon/Kardon AVR without HMDI ins/outs.
5. Room lighting - Lots of ambient lighting via windows with plantation shutters. Prefer a matte or semi-matte screen.

Please help me choose a new LED tv for our living room. I will be replacing a Pioneer 940 Elite 42" plasma that is now suffering from black bar burn-in - not IR. frown.gif As much as I love my Pio - I think the time has come to look into a replacement.

I don't need it to be a Smart TV - or 3D as my Panasonic GT30 55" in the family room fills that role nicely for now. I'd prefer to get something with a thin bezel to maximize my screen size - my Pio is about 41" wide and I can't really go any wider or suffer the wrath of the wife. I'm thinking a thin bezel 46" may work.

Any thoughts? I was thinking maybe the Samsung UN46ES6100?

Thanks!

Bill
Edited by BillKen - 1/31/13 at 12:58pm
post #4170 of 5142
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillKen View Post

I will be replacing a Pioneer 940 Elite 42" plasma that is now suffering from black bar burn-in - not IR. frown.gif As much as I love my Pio - I think the time has come to look into a replacement.

Before you dump the thing, run something like this for a few days straight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4gE_Xez-fQ
There are some that seem to do the trick with such things. It might be the case that your BI is actually a very "stubborn" IR afterall.

Do this, only because even if you're set on getting rid of it, it'll help the next person who owns it, or allow you to sell it for more.

Be warned though: If you are "addicted" to the PQ of plasma, you might have a hard time adjusting to anything LCD based. Everything (but IR, buzzing, and brightness) is worse.
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