Originally Posted by insidetheeight1
I think I've settled on buying a 46" or 47" LED TV (or LED-based LCD, or whatever I need to call it to not offend people)
I know what you mean, but it's not "offending people" per se, it's trying to be colloquial without causing the inevitable "but you know that it's not really LED, right?" response.
It reminds me of nearly every conversation on the radio where the term "currency" is used. There is always some drunk dialing in trying to say that currency only refers to paper money.
, and now I'm dizzy looking at all the models and various features.
Criminey, are you ever are in a verrrrrrrrrrry large support group for that particular feeling here! I do research, then buy nothing in anger, then do research, then buy nothing in anger....
I haven't set a budget number, but I wouldn't expect what I want to go over $1k. If it does, let me know, and I could be swayed.
I don't want Smart TV or 3D (we like to run our Mac Mini through our TV), but I want good quality on most everything else, and it seems like the two are tied together on most models, and the price reflects it.
After some research, it looks like I should be avoiding edge-lit, and opt for backlit with local dimming. Thoughts?
With that rough budget and given that you want no 3d and only 47"
, you are in fantastic shape! Narrow things down to Sony (whom I only personally ruled out because they're active-3D in 2012) and you're likely to be fairly happy IMO. Also, most of the sonys I've seen have better off-angle viewing than even the IPS panels from Panasonic, which are hyped farrrrrrrr to far.
Here is a solid performer (sorry, you get "smart" and "3D" with the better panels). Note, sorry also, because it's currently at $1149 on Amazon, but now is the time for prices to tumble as 2013's roll out.Sony BRAVIA KDL46HX750
And remember: (!!!!!)
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS
Why? Because the firmware changes over time. The hardware build dates change over time. And things usually get remarkably better throughout the model year, (and rarely get worse), and you can only determine that with a chronological listing of reviews!
Look at the reviews here, and I've heard a lot of good stuff about the 750 here and there.
Note though----don't buy from a marketplace vendor unless 1. the return policy is stellar (it won't be---it'll be crap, trust me), or 2. it's "fulfilled by Amazon", which AFAICT always gives you a less hassle return. Or of course, buy from Amazon directly (my choice) when available.
120hz vs 240hz? Is 240hz even noticeable?
Big argument in some circles for that so I'll only say "absolutely" and run for cover and will not
be argued with.Edited by tgm1024 - 2/6/13 at 12:42pm