Originally Posted by hoozthatat
Trolling? I contributed to thread by offering my opinion. That's what the OP wanted, and "upgrading" to the LM4600 makes no sense.
And why do I have to name one that isn't a PDP? Do those not qualify for a reason?
Regardless, the L5200, the EH6000, the EX645, & the LE640 are all in the same ballpark for price and each and everyone puts the LM4600 to shame.
Use conversation as a tool before you jump to insults.
Sorry you felt insulted. You just said you thought the LM4600 was bad and didn't state any reason why and didn't provide any alternatives. If you don't like it, at least say why, otherwise it just comes across as baseless bashing. It's not actually helpful to anyone to come to a conclusion. I feel I gave a very good rundown of the strengths and weaknesses of the LM4600 in my post so someone can determine whether those weaknesses were something they could live with or provided a good point to start conversation on whether you agree or not.
The only clear advantage that any of those TV's have over the LM4600 is that they have better black levels. The LG counters with wider viewing angles. All of these sets have mediocre motion performance like the LG, although they do offer smoothing options that improve motion but introduce a lot of other issues that many people do not like, which the LG doesn't have, although its supposed to. None of them offer 3D which is one of the criteria the OP was wondering about. The EH6000 in a 55" size has seldom been below $900, the comparably priced EX645 would only be a 50" and again lacks 3D. the 52" LE640 is also seldom below $900 but at least has more features. The comparably priced L5200 is again a 50" and lacks 3d. If these are the choices, then there is clearly no reason for the OP to upgrade. I agree with you that the OP shouldn't change to the LM4600 unless he feels that 3D is something he really wants as none of these sets will be notably better than what he has. The 3D is the only thing that LG has over his Sony.
In terms of finding a comparable LED TV to the LG4600 in a 55" size with 3D in a similar price range, there is nothing else on the market. If you don't need the 3D and don't need the 55" size, then yes you can find models at a similar price that can provide better black levels or are better in a particular area, but black levels alone are not the be all and end all of performance for all consumers.
Why to exclude PDP? Because this is the LCD forum, not the PDP forum. With PDP, you can get the 3D in this price range and get better motion performance and better black levels, but then of course there are reasons why PDP does not work for all people and situations.