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Which HDTV for me

post #1 of 9
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I'm really hoping for some helpfull advice.
I've been researching a new HDTV for months now and it's doing my head in.
I'm looking at a tv 40-47" so I expect at this size LCD is my best bet, but would happily go with a larger plasma if more appropriate for my needs.
Majority of my viewing is Foxtel Australia Standard Definition satelite tv, so SD PQ is my number one priority. I aslo watch a lot of sport some of which will be via Foxtel SD and some via Free to Air HD. Next would be Free to Air HD followed by Wii gaming and recorded HD programs via WDTV.
I'm not interested in 3d. SmartTV/Internet connectivity is not a priority at this stage but am willing to pay for it now for later down the track. Don't have a blu-ray player as yet, may buy one same time as the TV. I've got a brand new Onkyo TX SR608, so any compatibility issues with this unit would also be a consideration.
A few of the modes I've been considering are:
Samsung UA40D6000
LG 47LW6500/42LW6500
Sony KDL40CX520
Samsung LA46C650L1F
Sony KDL46EX500
I really look forward to some informed recommendations.
Please help.
post #2 of 9
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PS
I'm not married to any of these models, so feel free to suggest any others.
post #3 of 9
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I've been researching a new HDTV for months now and it's doing my head in. ... I really look forward to some informed recommendations.

That is not surprising. There is so much complexity involved that there may not be a single person here who can relate in-depth knowledge to you on all the models you've listed from the top of their head.

Based on paper specs alone the LG looks the most promising. But the others do have better models than the ones you've listed. Why the 2010 models?

The list you've created is quite eclectic. Perhaps if you list a A$ budget we can be of more help?

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I'm looking at a tv 40-47" so I expect at this size LCD is my best bet

It is untrue to think you can't get a good plasma in that size bracket. Look up the Panasonic P46ST30A and P46GT30A.
I know one reviewer claimed that these models don't handle 50Hz SD very well but that reviewer was considered unreliable so it may be false.
post #4 of 9
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My budget is around the AUD $2000 mark, give or take a little.
A lot of the TV's listed are from Choice magazine recommended buys and they seem to be slightly older models that get reviewed.
I'd really appreciate any recommendations inline with my listed priorities -
LCD or Plasma.
Cheers again, and I look forward to any further assistance offered.
post #5 of 9
Even though I am a pdp fanboy.. I like my EX500 enough that i got my FIL the CX520 and both of them I am very happy with. However I still feel SD viewing is best on my pdps (4 pannys of different age & resolutions[their old 720 new 720 and 1080]).
post #6 of 9
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Yeah I've read a bit of literature suggesting 720 is better for SD PQ and I can understand why, but can you still buy 720 TVs, and is there not a Full HD tv that also has good SD PQ? Excusing my ignorance ebernazz but what's pdp?
post #7 of 9
plasma display panel.

Panasonic sells an inexpensive X3 series that is 720 (new lower res though). I have 1 its fine and does do well with SD. But the ST is a much better set overall.
post #8 of 9
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I'm starting to lean towards a Pana GT30. Probably thinking the 46" will do me, but I'll check them out in store. I've read some great reviews of both the GT and VT30's but can't see the value in spending the extra.
Thoughts?
post #9 of 9
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Ok, I'm starting to narrow the field down to either the Pana 50GT or 50VT30 or Samy 51D8000, leaning more toward the Pana atm but will have to check some out in store. If anyone knows any known issues and/or advantages of these models that would make either one a better match for the Onkyo TX SR608
(and specifcally how they operate together with regard to ARC, CEC etc) I'd love to hear from you.
Regards
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