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Originaly, I was set on purchasing a 50 inch plasma. The circumstances have changed and now I need to pick up something lighter. Let's not try to go down the road of LCD versus Plasma. So I ask, is there a clear cut winner in LCD like in the plasma world where a Panny 50 inch plasma is mid range in price and have great feedback for it's good picture quality? Is there such a unit in the LCD world?
 

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I'm guessing the 52a650 for that budget range will get alot of recc's.

I think you might want to list the weight you'd like to stay at or under.
 

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The credenza has a 260lb limit but I figured I should stay as light as possible given that the screen is now bolted on a single arm that is bloted directly to the back of the credenza. I see about a 20-30lbs difference between a plasma and lcd in a similar size screen. That sounds like a lot to me.


Here is the thread with photos to see the setup: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post15510659


Any more feedback?
 

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It really depends on your budget. A good mid range priced LCD would be the Samsung LN52A650 which is 64.6 lbs. If your budget allows you could go a bit more expensive and get the 1.9" thin Samsung LN52A850 which is 59.1 lbs. and probably one of the lightest if not the lightest sets out there.
 

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So it sounds like Samsung's a highly recommended for LCD screens? No Sony recommendations? Budget would be about $2K max.
 

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52a650.
 

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Sammy 52a650 no doubt...
 

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So it sounds like Samsung's a highly recommended for LCD screens? No Sony recommendations? Budget would be about $2K max.

The Sony XBR6 sets are pretty comparable in image quality to the Samsung A650s. I know that, for myself, they were about even.


But the XBRs cost significantly more, so ppl tend to end up recommending the Samsungs over them.
 

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ok, got my eye on the 52a650. What have prices been recently and what would be a killer price for this unit in Canada?
 

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ok, got my eye on the 52a650. What have prices been recently and what would be a killer price for this unit in Canada?

I don't know about Canadian pricing, but I got my 52A750 off of Big river and they had great pricing. A750 is pretty much the A650 with a couple extra nick-nacks.


Sony's are great as well, but like most said, they tend to cost more. I would say Sony's have a slightly better quality of build, but picure-wise, I don't see a difference and if I did, I prefer the Samsung personally. A 52A650 probably goes for around $1900 right now, but around the super bowl it will probably be lower. The A650 is the best value for LCDs right now IMO, but I opted for the A750 as it had an extra 2 woofers, and looked better personally.


How soon do you need the TV? I assume in the near future, but just curious as next year's models might be less expensive, but I doubt they will be right off the bat.
 

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After reading more, I noticed the 630 has a matte screen instead of a semi-matte one as on the 650. Since our viewing area has a window directly behind the seating position (ie. right in front of the screen), I am wondering if I should consider the 630 instead. There sure has lots of feedback on the 650 having a great image. I wonder how bad it will be with the window in front of it. At the moment, the tube TV is almost unwatchable in the summer during the day time, almost. Would an LCD be better than tube or similar as far as reflections go?
 

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Since our viewing area has a window directly behind the seating position (ie. right in front of the screen), I am wondering if I should consider the 630 instead. There sure has lots of feedback on the 650 having a great image. I wonder how bad it will be with the window in front of it.

At the moment, the tube TV is almost unwatchable in the summer during the day time, almost.


If it's that bad, then yeah, I'd definitely consider the 630.
 

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Just stumbled upon the Toshiba 52XV545U. Sounds like is another great LCD? Any thoughts between this one and the 630?
 

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get a 2009 samsung LCD and don't look back.


all the recomendation so far are going to be replaced with newer and better models in just a few months.
 

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I am still waiting for the 630 go to on sale. It's retail price all over the retail B&M stores!
 

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I am still waiting for the 630 go to on sale. It's retail price all over the retail B&M stores!

...but not online.
 
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