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  1. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hello, I have a 42" LG LCD, about 4-5 years old, that is beginning to fail. More often then not, after powering the set on, I get a lot of horizontal white line noise. It seems to be most prevalent in areas of like color or midtones. After 10 or so minutes, the lines begin to dissipate and then...
  2. Community News & Polls
     The television-manufacturing industry operates on an annual cycle that begins with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This year, Sony, LG, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Panasonic, and a number of Chinese manufacturers all had a major presence on the show floor. More importantly, many of...
  3. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I’m trying to identify potential purchases that have portrait mode capability but I’m finding it difficult as most manufacturer’s web sites don’t seem to mention that. Is there a way to tell other than combing through specs. for the word portrait? Would they be calling it something else, or...
  4. Community News & Polls
     AVS Forum is planning a series of buying guides for the holiday shopping season, and we need your help. Each guide will include the top picks of AVS members based on reviews, threads, and—most importantly—your response to queries such as this one.   To start things off, what are your...
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     Despite the recent news that Panasonic might halt research and development of plasma technology—and the fact that plasma TVs represent only about 10 percent of the flat-panel market—this remains the perennial question for all TV shoppers. Both types of flat panels have their pros and cons, so...
  6. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    The dog bone 'accidentally' flew into the Vizio screen and now it looks like it has a bullet hole in it. I doubt JB Weld will do any good. Is it possible for me to replace the screen? The old tv's with the picture tube were no problem, but I have yet to delve into the 'new' stuff.
  7. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Dear Forum Members: Been a while, but need your kind expert assistance again. Going to surprise my better half with Apple TV. However, I’ve no idea of a suitable solution in terms of a TV. She loves to watch movies, videos, listen to music, etc., as well as e-mailing, researching, messaging...
  8. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I am in the market for a new flat panel. I am trying to stay away from Plasmas due to glare. This is in a bright room. I need to hang on a wall so this leaves LCD. My preference is a Smart TV with that has full array backlighting and local dimming. I’m not a Sony or Vizio person so I’m...
  9. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    This is from March 2013 issue of CR magazine. TVs are mainly ranked base on picture quality from 4 star (Excellent picture quality), 3 star (Very Good picture quality) and 2 star (Good picture quality). *Note that in the CR magazine and web site, TVs are ranked based on overall score which...
  10. Blu-ray Players
    I'm having a bizarre problem, and I've run out of ideas. I'd love to hear yours. PROJECTOR: Panasonic PT-AE8000U BLU-RAY PLAYER: Panasonic DMP-BDT 220 RECEIVER: Pioneer VSX-1020 ISSUE: Any time I play a disc (DVD, 2D or 3D Blu-ray), after about five minutes the projector seems to get a...
  11. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    In PC Mode 444 chroma on my 32 inch tv i lose the sharpness adjustment. is there any windows software that allows you to adjust sharpness?
  12. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hello, Totally new to the board, but I have a 42PFL6704D /F7 and one day the set has no power what so ever. Tried different outlets, unpluging and repluging. opened it up... but i have no idea what i'm looking for. help? thanks! -h
  13. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I feel like I just won the lottery. My Sharp 42" was dying on me so I've been looking for a deal on a larger LED. My wife was shopping at Target and called me. She told me that they had this model, Westinghouse ew50t5kw, for 349.00. Not bad for a 50". I said get it, we can always return it...
  14. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hello. I couldn't find allot of info online about this model, so I thought I'd start this thread. I picked up the Insignia NS-55E480A13A this past week from Bestbuy. I was replacing a 5 year old 42" Insignia LCD. I had zero issues with my previous Insignia LCD and was very happy with it...
  15. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    I've been wondering this for a while. Say you have two or three televisions you're looking at purchasing, they're all the same kind so for this example we'll just pretend all are LCD/LED televisions. 1080p, 120hz TVs. Now. What would separate them and/or justify the difference in cost if...
  16. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    This will be the replacement version of the critically acclaimed HX850 of last year. Spec wise they are identical. Physically very different with a smaller bezel with a sony badge much like samsungs higher end models. No mention of gorilla glass. Could this be phased out...
  17. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Do they change or warm up or break in after so much time? If I perform calibration on day 1 should I check it x weeks later? Does the screen degrade or change after so many years? Thanks! Kevin
  18. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hi friends, we were not at home for 20 days and when we came back, it is not working. there is a black shadow at right side and a sound like floresant bulb for a second. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLQeAjJylLY thanks in advance
  19. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hi, I have a LN46A850 with the geeksquad best buy 4 year protection plan, the panel started having the vertical lines issue a week before my warranty. I was wanting the panel to be replaced, but looks like they are not going to go ahead with the repair but instead issue a replacement. Could...
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