Note: I posted this in another thread [for someone looking for a quality, lower-priced LCD], and will add that JVC also has excellent 47-inch models - the new 898 series panel just released
is 10-bit, 1080p, 120hz (Clear Motion Drive II - 2nd generation technology) etc.
From another thread where I posted....
I've kept up with TV displays for over 2 years, reading reviews, viewing different models, following online forums etc, and in my opinion, for under $1500 the BEST LCD brand is... JVC.
JVC has a proprietary 32-bit Genessa premium processing chip (included in all models, whether 720p or 1080p), and many reviewers have noted that their models offer especially excellent scaling/processing of STANDARD definition signals (480i, non HD) compared to other brands
- in addition to great HD signal processing (720p, 1080i, 1080p). Combined with JVC's 5th generation D.I.S.T. [Digital Image Scaling Technology].
If you live near a Fry's Electronics [mainly in California and Texas], they regularly have two JVC 720p 2007 models on sale, from $899 to $1099 (37" and 42" sizes), which is almost $400 lower than other dealers.
Circuit City usually has JVC LCDs in stock, and occasionally Best Buy has them (but not regularly). Also, you could purchase from online dealers.
JVC also is know for accurate colors, whereas other brand LCDs (and plasmas) might have mixed quality of color processing. I've seen several JVC LCDs in person the last few years, and the image quality is excellent - you might want to search and read online reviews.
So, if I was looking for an affordable LCD, with excellent quality, I'd be buying a JVC. Check their website for available models and features - http://tv.jvc.com/main.jsp
for 2007 press releases related to their TV models, features, and technology
Also, if you can wait a little longer until "Black Friday
" [day after Thanksgiving], prices are reduced even further to entice buyers.For GAMING - JVC is the best
- see link here -http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post11550838
This post has a seperate link to a brief visual test posted on the gizmodo website, and JVC beats the Sharp by a hair, with Sony and Toshiba furthur behind (clearly seen in the demo).