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I posted this on another thread as well, but need responses soon...


Quick question for you guys. I currently own a 46V4100 which is going back to the store soon. It has a bad case of sparkles. I went to a few stores after work last night and my set is much worse than the Sony display units I saw (W, V and Z models) which is good news.


I plan on exchanging my set for another V4100 or I might consider upgrading to the W4100 or even the Z4100 (I've totally blown my budget!!!).


What is the best value pick here? I will likely buy local which will means I'm paying about $75 (with coupon) under MSRP after tax for the Z4100 or about $250 under MSRP for the W410 (Unless I can find a better price online from a store that pays shipping on returns if there is a problem).


Should I step up to the Z? How does the Z's sound compare to the W and V? Sound is very important to me. The V's sound is GREAT IMO.


Is there enough differences and advantages in the Z to justify paying an additional $470 (which is the price difference as the W is slightly discounted)?


I don't want to play the return game over and over so unless the next unit has a major flaw, I'll be keeping it.
 

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I can see that Amazon themselves have discounted the W a little bit, but the Z is still selling at MSRP, and I believe that J&R has a pretty good $200 discount on it, but they probably may charge a shipping charge, knowing how I've done business with them. I'd pretty much even look at Samsung if you're looking at saving some loot, unless the glossy screen is too much for you.
 

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Thanks for the response. I would probably buy the Samsung if our room didn't have 8 windows in it. I can even see some reflections on the V4100 in this room, so I would imagine the Samsungs are worse.


Sound is the other reason why I'm staying away from Samsung. Unlike most folks, sound on these sets is important to me as I don't want to have to use the HT system often.


Has anyone had experience with all of the series (V, W, Z)? If I'm going to shell out $1750 for the V, which I did. It's not too far off to throw down $2200 for a W or even $2700 for a Z. I just don't want to step up to the next level if it's not worth it. At the same time, I'll have this TV for a long time, so I don't want to be a cheapo and regret it 2 years down the road.
 

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You have good posts so I'm trying to ask you a question though I know neither the proper method or form:

I am wondering about a 46" Z vs a 52" W for use in watching cable or sat TV and dvds (someday blu-ray). Do you have any advice for me? All I know right now is that there is a question whether 10bit is really a current advantage considering my intended uses. And I like a bigger screen because I get eye strain.Thanks.

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Thanks for the response. I would probably buy the Samsung if our room didn't have 8 windows in it. I can even see some reflections on the V4100 in this room, so I would imagine the Samsungs are worse.


Sound is the other reason why I'm staying away from Samsung. Unlike most folks, sound on these sets is important to me as I don't want to have to use the HT system often.


Has anyone had experience with all of the series (V, W, Z)? If I'm going to shell out $1750 for the V, which I did. It's not too far off to throw down $2200 for a W or even $2700 for a Z. I just don't want to step up to the next level if it's not worth it. At the same time, I'll have this TV for a long time, so I don't want to be a cheapo and regret it 2 years down the road.

well you can get the 46Z4100 for $2200 if this helps which is even below the 46W4100 MSRP.The 46W4100 can be found at $1800 and lower
 

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I know that I can get it cheaper online, but I want the security of returning it w/ no charges if something is wrong. I'm willing to pay $150-$200 for that piece of mind.


I have been unable to view the W and Z models side by side. The W looks slightly better than the V in my opinion, especially w/ fast motion, but I want to find out if it's worth it to step up to the Z.


Throw in the Toshiba XV540 and I'm even more confused. Based on specs, the Toshiba looks to be as good as the Sony and Samsung models. Unfortunately none are available locally.
 

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Do you mean CDW? Any clues as to what their return policy is? I have no problems ordering a set online if I have the safety of being able to exchange it for free if there is an issue w/ it. I don't want to have to go through Sony repair. I wasn't pleased w/ them when they repaired my projection LCD a year ago.
 
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