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I've been doing research on 50"+ LCD/LED TVs for the past few weeks and I think I've narrowed my choices down to these 2.


The Samsung LN52B750 or the LG 55LH90


Which of these TVs would you buy today and why?


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I bought both, actually.


Purchased the B750. The off-axis washout bothered me more than I thought it might (though it looked fantastic from the sweet spot), so I took it back and got the LH90. The on-axis picture is as good or better, and the off-axis picture stays true longer. The issue with off-axis viewing is halos more than washouts, but they're infrequent enough that I like the off-axis viewing of the LH90 better than the Sammy as well. So, for me, it won in both categories.


Plus I was really happy to get an LED backlit LCD with local dimming for basically the same price as the B750.


There's an issue of the LD zones, though, in that it may only have 80 (after it being intimated, if not flat out stated, that it would have 240). That's very annoying, though I still like the PQ more on the LG than the Sammy.



My $0.02. YMMV
 

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Any more opinions on this? Right now I have a LN46b750 that was sold at $1799.99 and right now bestbuy has the LG LH90 47" for the same price so what would others recommend? Stick with the samsung b750 or get the LH90 for the same price???
 

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Any more opinions on this? Right now I have a LN46b750 that was sold at $1799.99 and right now bestbuy has the LG LH90 47" for the same price so what would others recommend? Stick with the samsung b750 or get the LH90 for the same price???

The Samsung B750 is hands down the best CCFL LCD on the market. It's also better than the LED sets with the exception of the Sammy LD LED 950 series and Sony XBR8. Keep in mind the Sammy has the gloss screen and the LG has matte. The UCP gives you more depth, deeper blacks, and a more immersive feel than matte screens.

The blacks on this sucker are deep. There are more settings and controlability on the B750. The difference in screen size is minimal. CNET has rated the B750 in their top 5 list (including plasmas).
 

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Yeah I have the B750 right now in the 46" version and yeah I know the difference in size ia literally minimal considering the fact that the LG is just 47". Thank you for the input regarding the ultra clear panel. Although most people don't like how glossy it is I love it because I don't have to worry about glare. I was just wondering because CNET rated the LG better then the Sammy. And although some concern may be with off-angel viewing that's not something I have to worry about because its in my room. With that being said if both sets were going to be viewed from the "sweet spot" which of the two would other recommend? Sammy or LG?
 

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Yeah I have the B750 right now in the 46" version and yeah I know the difference in size ia literally minimal considering the fact that the LG is just 47". Thank you for the input regarding the ultra clear panel. Although most people don't like how glossy it is I love it because I don't have to worry about glare. I was just wondering because CNET rated the LG better then the Sammy. And although some concern may be with off-angel viewing that's not something I have to worry about because its in my room. With that being said if both sets were going to be viewed from the "sweet spot" which of the two would other recommend? Sammy or LG?

CNET didn't rate the LG higher than the Samsung, they both got 4 out of 5 stars. The Samsung received 4 out of 5 consumer stars, the LG received 3 out of 5 consumer stars. The two differences which are significant are the Samsung has seperate blur & judder sliders, the LG doesn't. The Sammy has the superior UCP, which you said won't be a problem.

Just as a reminder...and i've talked to David (the reviewer on CNET).....the reason the B750 didn't get a 4 1/2 or more is the glossy screen. They hate glossy screens. But some of us know that the glossy screen, if you can control the lighting, will reward you. CNET even admits that by saying the screen holds blacks better.
 

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Thank you everyone for the input. Although I am not the original starter of the thread I had the exact same question. I decided to stick with the B750. Definitely can't complain about it at all. Watched part of dark knight last night and was simply amazed! I plan on watching casino royale tomorrow so I'm looking forward to that. Thank you again everyone for their input.


For the thread starter, I did look at both sets at best buy earlier today and I have to say that with a side by side comparison I still would have gotten the B750 if I had to choose between the two from the start. Hope this helps you out.
 

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After the tests we have done and the comments Chad has made on this unit, XXLH90 for sure.....


- I am still amazed that this unit has the most advanced menu system for a television to date. Amazing.
 

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i trust samsung more than other brand.

I have ln46a650, pn58a550 and 2333sw

btw majority buy samsung at amazon.com, check out the amount of reviews


LN52B750 (90 reviews)
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN52B750-52-Inch-1080p-Charcoal/dp/B001VKY7WU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1248016855&sr=8-1


LG 55LH90 (2 reviews)
http://www.amazon.com/LG-55LH90-55-Inch-Backlit-Infused/dp/B0026NOWGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1248016880&sr=8-1


LG55LH90 has just 2 reviews because it just came out recently.

if LG had ultra clear panels I'd be all over it. cnet reviews seems to be great on this tv.
 

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The Samsung B750 is hands down the best CCFL LCD on the market. It's also better than the LED sets with the exception of the Sammy LD LED 950 series and Sony XBR8. Keep in mind the Sammy has the gloss screen and the LG has matte. The UCP gives you more depth, deeper blacks, and a more immersive feel than matte screens.

The blacks on this sucker are deep. There are more settings and controlability on the B750. The difference in screen size is minimal. CNET has rated the B750 in their top 5 list (including plasmas).
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After the tests we have done and the comments Chad has made on this unit, XXLH90 for sure.....


- I am still amazed that this unit has the most advanced menu system for a television to date. Amazing.

????!

So which one has the better PQ? B750 or LH90
 

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????!

So which one has the better PQ? B750 or LH90

Probably depends on who you ask. The sweet spot on the B750 was narrow enough that I returned it for the LH90. I'm personally happier with the picture on the LH90, both on- and off-axis. My LH90 is calibrated, though, and the B750 was not. Perhaps calibration can help with the washout on the B750? I wouldn't imagine so. I know it helps with the halos on LED-backlit TVs, though.


Again, you'll get a bunch of different answers, and I'd guess just by the number of owners of each TV, the Samsung will have more supporters. I really loved the B750's picture (the screen was a bit more relfective during the day than I cared for in my living room), but it lost that deep, inky black so freakin' quick. The LG seems to hold it's color and blacks much longer.


Perhaps someone will come and give their reasons why I'm wrong. I'm just telling you what my admittedly untrained eye liked best.
 

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????!

So which one has the better PQ? B750 or LH90

I don't think you're going to find one answer as clearly you quoted two seperate opinions. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally love the ultra clear panel and detest matte screens but everyone has their own tastes. You're probably going to have to see for yourself which looks best to you. Or at least ask a specific question so that people can provide answers on.
 

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????!

So which one has the better PQ? B750 or LH90

After both are calibrated properly they will be close. However, you have to take into account the LG does lack some things that may be important to you. Unlike the Samsung, the LG does not seperate blur and dejudder processing. IMO, and CNET's, this is a major plus in Samsung's side. The LG doesn't have interactive capabilities, that may or may not be important to you. If you view in a bright room and can't control the lighting, well, the LG will probably be better for you. If you can control lighting the UCP will reward you. If you like the look of the SOE on certain sources you will have more options with the Samsung. The bottom line is both sets will render great PQ.....but IMO the ability to customize the amount of blur/judder, as well as the UCP, puts the Samsung ahead of the LG.
 

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I'm a former 52" B750 owner and I can emphatically state that it is by far one of the best LCD's on the market even when taking LED LD sets into account. The LG may be a nice TV but if you read between the lines in CNet's review, you can clearly tell they favor the B750 (even for blacks in some cases).


However, if you are willing to spend up to $2100, I would move up to a Pioneer KRP-500M plasma display. That is what I currently own and it blows the 52" B750 I had out of the water. None of the LD LED sets can touch this thing in picture quality, including the famed XBR8 and A950. It has near perfect blacks, perfect screen uniformity, no off angle viewing problems, much much better motion handling than the B750 and FAR less input lag (important for gaming). The only downside is that it's not quite as bright as the B750 out of the box BUT if you apply the ControlCal patch and run it in ISF-Day mode, it can achieve >50 ftl brightness which is very bright. Some people complained of DSE (dirty screen effect) with 9G Kuros but this 500M has none at all. Furthermore, the buzzing is inaudible to me.


You will need to purchase a separate stand for the TV (typical cost is $50-$60, I have a spare available for sale if you decide to go this route) and if you do not already have a receiver + speakers, you will need to purchase speakers separately (I'm using Kuro 111FD speakers). Those two things drive up the cost a bit but not by much. Lastly, the TV is limited to two HDMI inputs but again, that is only a problem if you don't have a receiver or require the use of more than 2 inputs. Overall, even with the added expense, the KRP-500M is probably the best TV you can buy on the market right now.
 

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I've been doing research on 50"+ LCD/LED TVs for the past few weeks and I think I've narrowed my choices down to these 2.


The Samsung LN52B750 or the LG 55LH90


Which of these TVs would you buy today and why?


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Master what did you end up getting?


I am also contemplating both TVs (I have been an owner of Samsung LCDs for years and loved them, but heard MANY good things about this LG). I can get a better deal on the LG (and a blu-ray player) than the Samsung at the moment so am leaning towards that.
 

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Personally the 750 is best way to go. Tech speaking the LG is superior but actually looking at the two...natural mode with the 750 is best hands down. Calibration would be the best for out of the box, can't beat it no way.
 

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Read about the complaints some have with the lipsync issue on the LG. I am sure both are great sets. I just bought 2 sets from Buydig.com. Both are 52lnb750s. They look great to my eyes. Price was right too. Delivery took place in about 3 days.
 
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