Hello everyone. New here. I have been done lots and LOTS of research and reading about the latest 3D tvs. I am trying to save up for one but i lack patience lol. Aside from that though, my bigger issue is that I am SUPER picky! I really dislike that about myself. Its frustrating. Anyhow, I've read all the pros and cons on Saamsung, Panasonic, and Sony's latest. To me it seems there are more negative reviews on the samsung tvs than the other two. Not enough about the LG. And then there's all the other things about Panasonic plasmas with their fluctuating brightness and green blobs. Light bleeding and the like about LED in general. I've decided first and foremost that I do not want passive. Too many Samsung negatives, and besides they are too expensive for me. I read Plasma is the way to go for the 600hz, deeper blacks and good viewing angles, and best 3D. I had initially eliminated Sony LED and decided on the Panasonic Viera GT30. The price is right. But the more i think about how much I want to have my PC connected to the Tv at all times, the more I don't think I want to take too high of risks. Plus it seems like too much hassle to do all the work to get it working right and stuff. the burn-in period and stuff. And even though the technology has advanced, I still read reviews and comments about how people are still sometimes getting images burned in. Aside from some of them being image retention that will fade and are not permanent, it would seriously piss off my wife to spend so much money on something that has problems like that lol. She is already not happy about me wanting to buy another tv. Then if burn in does happen I read about people getting turned down by the manufacturers for any help because it would be the customers fault and the Warranty doesn't cover that problem. So that was the killer for me about plasma. Too big of a risk for my money. Would Square trade work with me on image retention stuff? Anyhow, I read lots of good things about Sony's HX series. I decided to go with the HX729. Slightly less glare, and cheaper by a bit. What scared me off with the HX820 was I read at least 2 reviews where the gorilla glass was starting to unglue from the back after just 3 months, and it was significant enough that they could see light coming out of the TV from there. I might still consider it, that I can deal with through replacement or warranty. But has any of you who might own the HX820 had this problem as well? Lastly, I could get the Sony HX729 sooner if I go with the 46". I can wait just a bit longer, but I don't know if 46" would satisfy me lol. Is it a significant enough size for 3D viewing? Well, these are my opinions, thoughts, research, and points of view sprinkled with some questions. Thanks for reading.
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8/21/11 at 9:59am