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3D -120 vs 240hz

post #1 of 12
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Looking for some help making a decision on a new LED 3-D set. I've got a fairly small condo and realistically could get by with a 40-42" TV, but have been looking at some 47" sets because they offer 240hz refresh. Specifically the LG 47LW6500 or the Samsung UN46D8000 --this price range would pretty much be at the top of my budget.

My question is if I were to drop to a smaller screen size(like a 42") and went with 120hz would I notice a big difference in picture quality or put another way, would I regret the decision later on. We're not huge videophiles but appreciate a nice picture, primarily will use it for HDTV programming and a couple movies a week -no gaming. Also, since each offer a different 3D experience -how should that impact our decision.

Any and all input is appreciated -thanks in advance.
post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 
any advice?
post #3 of 12
If it were me... I wouldn't miss the higher refresh rate, but I would regret not having the larger screen size. Especially when it comes to 3d, bigger is better.
post #4 of 12
I was under the impression that a higher refresh rate helps to negate the relatively slow speed of LCD pixels, which can result in some pretty serious ghosting when viewing 3D. DLP micro display technology can get away with near perfect 3D at 120hz.

If it has to be a flat panel, I would go with the higher refresh rate combined with the largest size comfortable to your pocketbook.

Anything less, will lead to doubt and regret.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input. That's the direction I was thinking -does anyone have any recommendations for a quality 40-42" 3D 240hz model? If I have to move up to a 46" I will, it's that we would prefer something smaller that wont be the focal point of our space.
post #6 of 12
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-42TL51...2060384&sr=8-1

i am enjoying my toshiba passive 240hz 3D set . there's the 42" for $813 and the 47" for $930.
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Bump...
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chums View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-42TL51...2060384&sr=8-1

i am enjoying my toshiba passive 240hz 3D set . there's the 42" for $813 and the 47" for $930.

I just purchased this TV from Newegg for my parents for Christmas. They have it on special with an email code for $699. This will replace a 20 year old 27" tube TV. Think they will notice a difference??
post #9 of 12
I'd also look at the LG 47LW6500...the best passive 3D I've seen so far (haven't seen the Toshiba).
post #10 of 12
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I'd also look at the LG 47LW6500...the best passive 3D I've seen so far (haven't seen the Toshiba).

I would second this. In canada the LG is considerably less expensive then the samsung 8000. The 47" is a great size and will help you get the most out of 3D as well. Here the samsung 8000 was mid 2k the Lg 47LW6500 i paid 1135.00 simply no contest from a value perspective. Thoug i will admit to being a bit smitten with the samsung 8000 design
post #11 of 12
I don't know how long you can wait but in a few weeks the CES show is coming so be prepared for 2012 models and hopefully price drops for current models.
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

I don't know how long you can wait but in a few weeks the CES show is coming so be prepared for 2012 models and hopefully price drops for current models.

True but this is always the case, there is a show every 4 months that might mean a new release.

Wait for the perfect display which as almost anyone on these forums will tell you, doesn't exist, or buy the known commodity now. Also pricing on 2011 models is getting very good, especially this time of year.

Just saying, I would rather save 1500 over a brand new model and know it's issues vs be a guinie pig on the new model and trust me, they may fix an issue over an older model, but there are always new issues on the new sets.

find one you like and jump it like a teenager on prom night....and enjoy
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