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I'm a newbie -- very glad I found this impressive, informative board.


I'm trying to decide on a Philips 42PFL7432D or an LG 42LB5D -- 42 inch.


It's going to be hooked up to DirectTV HD, and this is going to be the family TV for the next 10 years. We'll use it for sports, all variety of TV programming, and DVD viewing. I don't foresee using it as a monitor for a computer (Mac user), but perhaps we would want to. It wouldn't be used for games.


Which would you buy and why?


Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm actually looking at the Sharp LC42D72U.


It has a super-high 4ms Response Time, which would work best with Movies and Sports that require this high rating. Not too familiar with the other two models, but the LC42D72U has the following impressive specs:


10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast

60,000 Hours Lamp Life

4-Wavelength Backlight

247W Power Consumption


Also, Sharp is (in my opinion) a much more reliable brand than LG / Philips, ...probably within the top 3
 

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Originally Posted by ititgobucks /forum/post/0


I'm a newbie -- very glad I found this impressive, informative board.


I'm trying to decide on a Philips 42PFL7432D or an LG 42LB5D -- 42 inch.


It's going to be hooked up to DirectTV HD, and this is going to be the family TV for the next 10 years. We'll use it for sports, all variety of TV programming, and DVD viewing. I don't foresee using it as a monitor for a computer (Mac user), but perhaps we would want to. It wouldn't be used for games.


Which would you buy and why?


Thanks in advance.

I can't say anything about the Philips, I haven't seen that TV, nor have I looked at it. It's not because Philips is bad, but I have the Philips CURSE, and EVERYTHING I've EVER purchased from Philips broke in a year or less time (don't let that scare you away, lol). For a sub$2000 range, the LG is a decent deal if you don't plan on spending over $2000, but if you don't have a limit I would consider Sharp and Samsung LCDs over the LG. The LG model has some issues (if I run VGA at the same time as HDMI it causes red speckles on the picture in the HDMI ports), and I've encountered a few sets with clouding, but for the most part the quality has been decent (did not get good reviews though, other sets have "richer blacks").
 
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