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Review Your Sub-$1500 LCD HDTV, Win an Amazon Shopping Spree!

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Thread Starter 

If you own a sub-$1500 LCD flat panel, here's your chance to tell the world how much you enjoy it—or not—and possibly win one of three Amazon gift cards.

 

First prize is $300

Second and third prizes are $100 each

 

 

To enter, all you have to do is post a review of your LCD flat panel, which must carry a list price of less than $1500, and post a link to your review in this thread. Three of the reviews will be selected at random as the winners after verifying their eligibility.

 

What makes a review eligible?

 

1) The review must be submitted between July 25 and August 8, 2013, on a product within the AVS LED HDTV or LCD HDTV category that carries a list price of less than $1500;

 

2) The review must contain a title, overall rating stars, review-detail ratings, pros, cons, and a minimum 100-word body;

 

3) The review must be new, original work and not republished, in whole or in part, from another location on AVS Forum or elsewhere on the Internet;

 

4) AVS Forum reserves the right to disqualify reviews of very low quality at our discretion. Be thorough and helpful to your readers, and use good punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Also, divide your comments into several paragraphs; it's very tiresome to read one long paragraph.

 

Never written a review on AVS Forum before? It's easy! Click here for a tutorial. To summarize, first go to the LED HDTV product page or the LCD HDTV product page and click on "Add Item" in the upper right. Next, enter the make and model number of your TV into the search box, then click on the product in the resulting list. Finally, click on "Write a Review" in the upper right of that product's page, and input your review. It doesn't matter if someone else has already reviewed the same TV; we love multiple perspectives!

 

The most important things to cover in the main body are:

 

1) Features—Does the TV have online-streaming capabilities? 3D? 120/240 Hz? Which features are useful and which are not?

 

2) Setup—How easy was the setup process? Does the TV provide a setup wizard?

 

3) User Interface—Are the remote and menu system well designed? Are they easy or difficult to use?

 

4) Performance—How sharp is the picture? How natural are the colors? How deep are the blacks? How much shadow detail can you see? Cite examples from content you've watched.

 

Even if you don't win in the random drawing, exceptional reviews will be featured on the home page of AVS Forum.

 

So what are you waiting for? Fire up your LCD TV and take a critical look, then submit your review and post a link to it in this thread for a chance to win a shopping spree on Amazon!

 

For complete contest terms and conditions, click here.

 

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post #2 of 51
No love for Plasma? biggrin.gif
post #3 of 51
Here's my review of my Westinghouse 50" LED which retails at $999 and I bought for $589
http://www.avsforum.com/products/westinghouse-50-1080p-led-hdtv-black-3-hdmi-inputs-contrast-100000-1/reviews/4262
post #4 of 51
but my tv is older than LED technology frown.gif
post #5 of 51
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Originally Posted by biliam1982 View Post

No love for Plasma? biggrin.gif
If you look at the "Official Rules" it just says Flat Panel. It doesn't specify LCD or Plasma. Let's just hope AVS honors those rules.
post #6 of 51
Yes, this is LED-LCD, but the plasma crowd will get their own contest soon. smile.gif
post #7 of 51
I have a plasma and I desperately need an upgrade for graphic whoredom. Good luck to all with the LED/LCD contest.
post #8 of 51
Here is a link to a review of a set I bought in Feb 2013 It was MSRP $359.00 at the time I bought it for $228.00 they seem to be around still but usually more than $229.00
but less than $350.00

http://www.avsforum.com/products/toshiba-32c120u-32-inch-720p-60hz-lcd-hdtv/reviews/4028
post #9 of 51
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Originally Posted by blipszyc View Post

If you look at the "Official Rules" it just says Flat Panel. It doesn't specify LCD or Plasma. Let's just hope AVS honors those rules.
Rule number one says the review has to be posted in the LED HDTV category.
post #10 of 51
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by biliam1982 View Post

No love for Plasma? biggrin.gif


Another time, for sure!

post #11 of 51
Is this MSRP $1500, or the discounted price - there can be a big difference? Do you fellows have recommendations? I am in the market for one right now?

One other thing, Although I had no difficulty this time, the distorted graphic code can be troublesome. Many sites are now giving a simple test, like an arithimetic problem. Just a suggestion.

Bill AKA aeroA1
post #12 of 51
Boooo.... Not available to Canadians.. ~_~

Meanwhile I could use it to help replace my old Olevia 720p TV that weighs about 100lbs X_x
post #13 of 51
Here is the link for the Panasonic VIERA 37 inch 3D LED HDTV - TCL37DT30, which was purchased from Amazon on 10/21/2011 for $989.96 - Free shipping.
http://www.avsforum.com/products/panasonic-viera-37-inch-3d-led-hdtv-tcl37dt30/reviews/4269

Sorry Mike I misread the rules...


I hope I win!
Edited by slotkar - 7/27/13 at 12:17pm
post #14 of 51
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Originally Posted by slotkar View Post

I hope I win...

First you need to submit a formal review in the designated section and link to it here. smile.gif

Please read the procedure in the first post of this thread.
post #15 of 51
I wrote a review for my tv but I don't know how to link to it here[just look for a review of the Panasonic TCL 32G1 tv and there it is].

http://www.avsforum.com/products/panasonic-viera-g1-series-tc-l32g1-32-inch-720p-120hz-lcd-hdtv
post #16 of 51
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Originally Posted by kevin j View Post

I wrote a review for my tv but I don't know how to link to it here

Link added above or you.
post #17 of 51
Thanks.
post #18 of 51
Well I'll give it a shot. Family got us a 42EX440 Sony for Christmas and I was surprised how nice it actually looks and I'm not a Sony fanboy or would I have even looked at this set on my own. Unfortunately it is now discontinued but there may be places that still have old stock around. A very basic set with no smart features or anything but a really nice picture so great bang for buck.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434833/sony-kdl-42-ex440-review/60#post_22760414
post #19 of 51
Here is my review of the LG 50" 50LN5700. It's a great TV, and pretty hard to beat in the sub-$1000 price range.

http://www.avsforum.com/products/lg-electronics-50ln5700-50-inch-led-lcd-hdtv-with-smart-tv/reviews/4270

I notice that a sidebar on that page says "Rated # 69 in 3D HDTV". This isn't actually a 3D TV, so is there some way to fix that categorization?
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post #21 of 51
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Originally Posted by AeroA1 View Post

Is this MSRP $1500, or the discounted price

MSRP...street prices can vary too much to make a good cutoff point.
post #22 of 51
Not digging the price restriction of this contest. I basically cannot enter this contest because my TV's list price is higher then $1,500. It should be for all LED owners if it is for LED reviews.
post #23 of 51
But you'll have better odds of winning an over $1500 contest. wink.gif
post #24 of 51
As I don't have an LED TV I'm excluded from this and that violates sweepstakes law where it needs to be open to all without having to make a purchase. That said, if I wanted to, I could just make up a review to be entered in the contest..
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post #26 of 51
And what about non-LED LCD'S?
post #27 of 51
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Originally Posted by iontyre View Post

And what about non-LED LCD'S?
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Originally Posted by Scott Wilkinson View Post

To summarize, first go to the LED HDTV product page or the LCD HDTV product page and click on "Add Item" in the upper right.

This is for both as linked above.
post #28 of 51
Thread Starter 

NOTE: Several members have asked why not include conventional LCD TVs in this contest, and I couldn't come up with a good reason. I had originally thought that LED-LCD TVs represented the vast majority of the current market, which is why I specified that particular technology. But I hate to discourage anyone from writing a review of their TV, so now, any LCD is fair game! There's still plenty of time to submit your review and enter the contest, so good luck!

post #29 of 51
Here is a link to my review of my Vizio E321VL TV set.
post #30 of 51
lg 55lm6200
setup


was easy basically took it out of the box put it on the wall and turned it on and the setup wizard walked me through it all. one small problem i found was the picture wizard gave me a stationary pic to work with. at the end of it all the picture was way to white. we went back thru the wizard but honestly we couldnt fix the super white we had going on. the wizard is simple enough to use u look at the picture and get 3 choices of what u want to set each level at. a little confusing on what does what like contract black levels tint white levels and so on and so on. we finally switched to the intellisensor feature and now its perfect.

performance

is awesome using the intellisensor. we find a night if u dont turn on a light the tv gets very dark. the intellisensor keeps all the levels perfect except when its really dark in the house. i do find if your watching a movie with a lot of dark in it the dark takes over and you lose some of the lighter darkness to just straight black.

features

are good. we can stream netflix no problem lg has their own little world of apps with games and trailers etc. we dont use it often. mostly to view 3d documentaries and trailers. the 3d is good. our model just came with simple 3d glasses like you get at the theater. no bulky battery powered ones.

user interface

is excellent. the remote is kinda like a wiimote. a cursor appears when u point the remote at the tv and you navigate thru the menus or options that way. the remote has minimal buttons which is great. its a smaller remote which i really like.this way i pick it up and give it a tiny shake(to wake it up) and point and click and done. no looking all over a remote with 50 buttons to find the right one. no accidentally pressing the wrong button while setting it down.

we paid 1400(canadian) for it and love it. best purchase i ever made. lg hit it out of the park on this decently priced 3d tv. its reasonably priced easy to use and very user friendly. i dont know much about tvs and home theater and i was able to set it up. i think that says alot about it. with the technology today its hard to find a tv thats a simple turn on and go. lg you rock for making a tv for people like me.
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