Originally Posted by cawgijoe
I'm considering a 55" or 52" LCD TV with LED backlighting and plan to hopefully purchase by the Fall or end of year at the latest.
This is not an easy decision.
I currently have on my short list:
LG 55" 8500
Sony HX900 52" (not out yet)
The top two sets are fully LED backlit and the bottom two are edge-lit....the 6800 with "precision dimming"
I usually keep my TV's for a long time......ten years or more......and I want to make sure I choose for the long run if possible.
Even though the Sony is 3D ready, I don't really care to jump onto the 3D bandwagen right away....I'm looking a PQ.
I've always bought Sony TV's in the past and my current set is a Sony 34XBR800 CRT set.
Any suggestions, words of wisdom, etc. are greatly appreciated.
Precision dimming seems to be BS. It is still edge-lit, but they added some logic to make it smarter so it is less noticable. It may be better than regular edge-lit, but it definitely can't be better than local dimming. I am also looking to purchase the Samsung UN46C6500 or the LG 47LE8500. I am leaning towards the LG because of the local dimming. I still have a lot of time before making my decision. I plan on buying a TV in Nov/Dec.
I can't go with Sony because of price. I'm pretty sure it will cost the most out of the 3. I currently have a Samsung LN52A850 (CCFL), which I'm happy with, except for some minor clouding and the contrast. I need a new TV for my room. Hopefully as more and more people buy the LG and the Samsung there will be more information and we can see how widespread some issues are. One known issue with the Samsung UN46C6500 is flash lighting, because it is edge light. Not sure about the 6800.
Also I checked the prices on Big River, and the UN46C6800 and 47LE8500 are almost the same. So it would be a better deal to get the local dimming set for the same price as the precision dimming one.