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Hi, I am Bob, and new to this forum, look for reasonable priced wide screen TV monitor.

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Hi, I am Bob, and new to this forum. What I am inquiring about is what to look for in a good reasonable priced wide screen TV monitor.

I have two HT systems and a big stereo. Both my HT systems are what some might call mid-fi, better audio than many, but not high-end Krell, or Classe processors. I have one Denon, model 3801, purchased new in 2001. With it, I am using very old Infinity QE speakers in a 5.1 configuration; I plan to replace, shortly, a Polk speaker, which I know would make a good centre channel; it seems the little Qe speakers are fine, on all but the centre, where the voice seems to strain the EMIT. It also has an Infinity bass.
What I have is one of those large old entertainment cabinets, made for up to a 32” square TY. Mine is a cheep JFC I picked up when they were being phased out. Now I want a good quality flat screen.

I have looked and spoke with some who know more them me, which is not saying much. I think I shall go for an LED and a size about 46”;maybe a little larger, but not over 50”. I do not care about 3D, even though my single blu-ray player is an Oppo model 93. I like the quality of the Oppo, yet have not seen all it can do because at best, I had it connected to my older 24”flat square TV and the colour, using higher quality component video is very good, much more detailed than my older DVD, and SACD/DVD players.
I think a first new 1080 P TV will bring out the best? I am thinking about LED because, as I understand it, the LCD and plasma, work more similar to the under televisions? I do not know anything about HZ related to video, or what is best? All I know, so far, is my Oppo is about as high a Blu-ray as I am going to own, as it is built well and has 8 analogue outputs, a good feature when one done not have HDMI audio.

I looked at some new AV receivers, they have not the high current of the early Denon receivers, my 4802 is about as powerful as you will find, baring separates and the top end 5000 series Denon. I had a Sony 777ES as my first AV receiver and it was very good, maybe a little better than the Denon 3801, but not near as powerful as the 4802, which maybe the receiver I use. The main problem is both have only one exit in, multi channel, and one uses an older Sony SACD/DVD, video and audio, the other uses a Sony SACD player, so, now I run the Oppo digital out and would use the first HDMI straight to the TV monitor. I would like to start of with quality at a reasonable price; I looked at LG at best buy, which usually is not where I shop, but with a large TY screen, I am a bit leery about buying online?

Any suggestions as to how this novice video may search for the best for my money would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Bob
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Well looks like your after a flat screen tv and you are posting in the projector section. I think you will have better luck reading here for LED LCD's http://www.avsforum.com/f/166/lcd-flat-panel-displays
Plasma's http://www.avsforum.com/f/167/plasma-flat-panel-displays
And flat panels in general http://www.avsforum.com/f/40/flat-panel-general-new-fp-tech

LED tv's so far anyway just use LED's as the light source the colors etc come from LCD, Lcos etc. Plasma and LCD are very different technologies. There is no perfect display all have there plus and minus is a matter of what is best for you. Recommend reading through the attached forum sections to figure out what is best for you. As I am sure you will find the strong and weak points of each tech fairly quickly.
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Yes, I am a typical newbie, and do not know my way around. I also do not know much about video, other then standard televisions. Thank for redirecting me!
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