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I am going to buy a 55" LCD in a day or so. I am leaning toward the 55" Vizio 120 Htz. They also have a 240Htz LED LCD that's a little abouve my budget. What other LCD's will fit my 1500.00 budget and be a great deal? Thanks
 

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IMO,


This may change based on what goes on sale/clearance and when.


IMO, right now it's the LG 55LH40 for around $1300-$1400 is one kickass set. Nice large size. Excellent quality image. It's what I'm getting ready to buy unless some other better deal comes along but I've fallen for this tv's picture. It will be mine!
 

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IMO,


This may change based on what goes on sale/clearance and when.


IMO, right now it's the LG 55LH40 for around $1300-$1400 is one kickass set. Nice large size. Excellent quality image. It's what I'm getting ready to buy unless some other better deal comes along but I've fallen for this tv's picture. It will be mine!

If you need the "VIA" stuff,the 552,if not the 550 is very good.A lot of tv for the price.
 

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best buy is clearing out the LG 55LH90 at a good price, however you would need to expand your budget by $500. worth the extra money to get led backlighting with local dimming. Just make sure you check out the bezel on this puppy, it's huge!
 

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best buy is clearing out the LG 55LH90 at a good price, however you would need to expand your budget by $500. worth the extra money to get led backlighting with local dimming. Just make sure you check out the bezel on this puppy, it's huge!

The LH90 series is LED I think. And it's my opinion that LED whites look 'fake'. LG's LED looks really good but I think the standard LCDs are more natural looking.
 

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The 8500 and the XBR8 are probably the best, but when you factor in price, I'd have to go with the LG LH90 as having the best price/performance ratio.

+1. The LH90 has a MUCH better price/performance ratio. The Toshiba SV670U and Vizio too. The B8500 and XBR8 will be a little better overall, but they're not worth the extra cost IMHO.

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The LH90 series is LED I think. And it's my opinion that LED whites look 'fake'. LG's LED looks really good but I think the standard LCDs are more natural looking.

I'm pretty sure he knows it's an LED TV. His point was he would have to spend a bit more to get the LH90.
 

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LoL...I think I might just get the 55LH90. Going to best buy within the hour to look at it again and others. I am in the air force and will get 10% off also from best buy.
 

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How is the new KDL60EX500 (also comes in 55")?
 

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The lowest price for 55LH40 is $1198 from amazon last year. While that is an excellent price for the size, I heard the black level of 55LH40 is subpar as compared to Sony W and Z series, or Samsung 650 and 750 series.

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IMO,


This may change based on what goes on sale/clearance and when.


IMO, right now it's the LG 55LH40 for around $1300-$1400 is one kickass set. Nice large size. Excellent quality image. It's what I'm getting ready to buy unless some other better deal comes along but I've fallen for this tv's picture. It will be mine!
 

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The lowest price for 55LH40 is $1198 from amazon last year. While that is an excellent price for the size, I heard the black level of 55LH40 is subpar as compared to Sony W and Z series, or Samsung 650 and 750 series.


Black level is "subpar" by how much? Black level is not something you can gauge while browsing TVs and you need to be able to turn the lights down. On this forum, people are obsessed about black level differences to an imperceptible degree. Do you think the difference in black level performance is going to register as a visually distinct difference? Or are we talking about very slight shades of difference here?


From what I saw, virtually every other aspect of the picture is better when you can look at two perfectly shot videos side by side. There is no accounting for settings but at least out of the box, the LG (in my opinion) is kicking the ass of either Sony or Samsung at the same price. The only explanation I can come up with is that LG appears to be using a better LCD screen than most. Side by side with a Samsung, it's pretty obvious that the LG is the better picture.


Maybe this is just my eyes that get this result but without any gear or adjustments the LG kicks the butt of every set in Frys and that includes ALL the LG models at each price point across the board. LG's LCDs are the best, their LED LCDs are the best, I could not compare plasmas though.


I will continue to research but either LG has setup their presets for color better than everyone or it's that their sets do color better. Also, the brighter screen on the LCD doesn't bloom but the LED does.
 

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If you go to cnet and do some search, you can find the comparison among different LCD TVs done by cnet editors. LG LCD TVs (non LED) usually come short as far as the black level is concerned. Not that I am trying to say we should believe whatever they find, but their conclusion does agree with my personal observation. I checked out those TVs in fry's and did feel 55LH40 does not look as good as Sony and Samsung counterparts to my eyes. I had the chance of buying 55LH40 at $1198 from amazon but in the end I got a Sony 52W5100 for $1140. So far I am happy with my choice. That being said, it is all up to personal taste. If you feel LG looks best, then you should buy it since the TV is for you not for anyone else.

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Black level is "subpar" by how much? Black level is not something you can gauge while browsing TVs and you need to be able to turn the lights down. On this forum, people are obsessed about black level differences to an imperceptible degree. Do you think the difference in black level performance is going to register as a visually distinct difference? Or are we talking about very slight shades of difference here?


From what I saw, virtually every other aspect of the picture is better when you can look at two perfectly shot videos side by side. There is no accounting for settings but at least out of the box, the LG (in my opinion) is kicking the ass of either Sony or Samsung at the same price. The only explanation I can come up with is that LG appears to be using a better LCD screen than most. Side by side with a Samsung, it's pretty obvious that the LG is the better picture.


Maybe this is just my eyes that get this result but without any gear or adjustments the LG kicks the butt of every set in Frys and that includes ALL the LG models at each price point across the board. LG's LCDs are the best, their LED LCDs are the best, I could not compare plasmas though.


I will continue to research but either LG has setup their presets for color better than everyone or it's that their sets do color better. Also, the brighter screen on the LCD doesn't bloom but the LED does.
 

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I checked out those TVs in fry's and did feel 55LH40 does not look as good as Sony and Samsung counterparts to my eyes.

See, I found the opposite. To my eyes the 55LH40 blew away a Samsung of identical size sitting right next to it. There were no Sony's I could look at next to them with the same picture, but there was a Sony out front that looked really good but the price didn't. hehe


What are you guy's thoughts on TFT vs IPS LCDs? LG's use IPS which is considered 'superior' to TFT and many manufacturers that I've been searching out use the cheaper, inferior TFT LCDs. Of course this train of thought I'm using comes from computer LCD manufacturing but I can't think there should be a difference unless the technology has changed a bunch recently with TFT screens.
 

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Just left Best Buy and I can get the LG LH90 or the Vizio LED at Sams for the same price. I am going to go with the LG. Thanks for all the help on this.. Picking it up in the A.M.
 
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