Originally Posted by xjeffreyxnothing
Hey the price on the LG 55LD520 just dropped to $1300. I am now stuck between the LG 55LD520($1300) and the 47ld650($1180). Unfortunately the 55ld650 is a little out of my price range @$1600.
From one gamer to another, how far away are you going to be sitting? Have you played a lot of games on large displays? I only ask because I find that at a screen size over 42" I have to be about 8-10ft. away or I'm stuck turning my head slightly to take in the entire screen. It may not seem like a big deal, and I don't know what type of games you play or your viewing setup, but it's something to think about. I actually went with the 42ld550 over the 47ld650 partly for that reason since our couch is only 5-6ft. from the TV.
And just to add to the input others have given, after also thinking about picking up the ld520 rather than the 550, I'm very happy I went with the internet capable model. I really like having the automatic software updates, especially after the most recent upgrade in the Netflix interface.
With the 47" you're also getting 200k dynamic contrast vs. 100k for the 55" (take that for what you will), .4 faster response time (definitely a worthwile gaming stat in my opinion), one more HDMI port, one more component input, and an additional USB port. Just my two cents though, they're both nice TVs.