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Hi

I am intersted in buying a new LCD TV and i need a recommendation in to topics, my main usage of the tv will be watching SD content and connecting it to my computer for GAMES and Movies. my average viewing distance is 2.5-3 meter. i would rather 1080p screens

first - what is the recommended screen size for such viewing distance? 37" or 42" ?

secondly - i had my eyes on several TV from different manufacturers wich meets my budget but im ready to hear recommendations for other models ( and i wont mind saving some money), the models i saw are -


LG 42LG60FR

SONY KDL40L4000

SAMSUNG LN40A550

Philips 42PFL7603D (found @ discount)


since it a new year, is there going to be any price cuts that are worth waiting a bit?


wich if these do u think i will enjoy more? or wich other models do you recommend?


Thanks alot for you help


and happy new year
 

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At that distance I would go with the larger screen. I don't know much about the Philips set, but the Sony and the Samsung are both decent sets. The LG sets I have heard good and bad things about, personally I don't think that I would buy one.


If you are going from a CRT, SD on a LCD or plasma will be something that you will have to get used to. Going to a bigger screen will only show the flaws and how fuzzy SD really is. In this respect, IMO the Sony has the best SD picture.
 

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Hey

Thanks for your respone,

what good and what bad did you hear about the LG, cause currently its my first choice, are there any show stoppers?


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I'm going through the same decision process. Have been looking at A630, XV545, W4100 and LG70 at Hhgregg. Side by side I thought the LG looked the best and had the best feature set and was the least expensive. Any feedback on the LG would be appreciated. Especially: SD image quality, Reliability, pq issues.
 

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Originally Posted by WHHinTN /forum/post/15455621


I'm going through the same decision process. Have been looking at A630, XV545, W4100 and LG70 at Hhgregg. Side by side I thought the LG looked the best and had the best feature set and was the least expensive. Any feedback on the LG would be appreciated. Especially: SD image quality, Reliability, pq issues.

Cant tell you about lg pq but I can tell you sd on the xv545 is excellent. The srt feature works great if used in moderation.
 

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Don't forget to check out what Consumer Reports has to say about the TVs, too.

Ok, everyone tells me this...but I've been to their website, and to get their reviews I was told I have to sign up and PAY for a subscription. Any way to get their reviews without forking over money?
 

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Unfortunately there's no way without subscribing. Our library has a subscription so I looked up things there.

For 52" their preferences are A650, A750, XBR6, LG50, XV545, W4100. Their comments weren't very useful. They seem to place a lot of emphesis on a backlighted remote. Also they don't have reviews of some of the late arrivals like the LG70.
 

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Ok, everyone tells me this...but I've been to their website, and to get their reviews I was told I have to sign up and PAY for a subscription. Any way to get their reviews without forking over money?

The only way they stay in business is through subscriptions. No advertising. This is how they stay unbiased.
 

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Unfortunately there's no way without subscribing. Our library has a subscription so I looked up things there.

For 52" their preferences are A650, A750, XBR6, LG50, XV545, W4100. Their comments weren't very useful. They seem to place a lot of emphesis on a backlighted remote. Also they don't have reviews of some of the late arrivals like the LG70.


I was just curious if their preference was in that order.
 

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I was pretty much in the same boat as you and decided on the LG. This is how I broke it down.


Toshiba - Color problems, especially green. Possibility of bad flashlighting

Samsung - Frequent clouding and bad flashlighting, only semi-matte screens at best.

Sharp - Banding problems

Sony - Too expensive, occasional clouding, no 40/42" 120HZ model

LG - Possible issues with HDMI ports connecting to devices I don't have.
 
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