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What models should I compare in the 47"-55" LCD display with tuner and a budget of about $2,000 maybe a bit more?


Mostly used for HDTV (Comcast DVR) and some BD/DVD. Probably once in a while will hook up XBOX360 but rarely!


Display sound not real important because I'll be using a AVR Onkyo 707 or Denon 1910 for the surround sound.


I know I what 120Hz or 240Hz BUT really looking for "bang for buck"!!!!!


Off axis view isn't a deal breaker.


I'm not a pixel counter. Pretty easy to please.


I'm looking for several models that are very popular here that "I MUST SEE" before buying one!


I know everyone get tired of newbies asking these uneducated question. So sorry for that I just need to have a solid stating point to move on from!
 

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We sit 11-12' from our TV and now that we have replaced our 46" 720p model with a 55" 1080p model will never go back. I suggest you get a 55" since it is 36% larger in screen area then a 47".
 

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Originally Posted by walford /forum/post/18174608


We sit 11-12' from our TV and now that we have replaced our 46" 720p model with a 55" 1080p model will never go back. I suggest you get a 55" since it is 36% larger in screen area then a 47".

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2-months ago, we went from a 32-inch CRT viewed at 10-feet
to a 1080P 50" Plasma also viewed at 10-feet. It took us awhile before we got used to such a HUGE TV.


Now, I could easily see us upgrading to a larger screen because we've gotten used to it and could see the benefit at 10-feet away. Course it won't happen because of budget issues, but you get the point!
 

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We sit 11-12' from our TV and now that we have replaced our 46" 720p model with a 55" 1080p model will never go back. I suggest you get a 55" since it is 36% larger in screen area then a 47".

Yes I'm really looking for a 55" because anything large is outside the budget. And I'm currently have a 65" big box. So 47" would look like a 32" to me!

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I've been very happy with Vizio TVs. I haven't personally tried anything that large though.

I would buy the latest ConsumerReports Issue. They have ratings of lots of TVs, and I've found them very useful.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

I like the Vizio 240Hz models plus I belong to Costco which they really sell a bunch of them...

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2-months ago, we went from a 32-inch CRT viewed at 10-feet
to a 1080P 50" Plasma also viewed at 10-feet. It took us awhile before we got used to such a HUGE TV.


Now, I could easily see us upgrading to a larger screen because we've gotten used to it and could see the benefit at 10-feet away. Course it won't happen because of budget issues, but you get the point!


Hoping people that have been doing the same size comparision could enlighten me on what they have found on the site as to what to check out and what to stay away from.....
 

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I woul suggest the new Vizio VF552XVT which is just about to hit the stores. The VF551 model is still available in some locations. I have a VF550XVT which was the top model available last summer it now costs lsess but does not have local dimming LED backlighting which greatly improves the contrast.
 

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The LG is discontinued along with a lot of other sets.


Of all the 55 inch panels I have seen, the Vizio 551 looked best to me.


I have not looked at the Samsung 55B8500, which is very highly rated but even now costs $3,100.
 

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I woul suggest the new Vizio VF552XVT which is just about to hit the stores. The VF551 model is still available in some locations. I have a VF550XVT which was the top model available last summer it now costs lsess but does not have local dimming LED backlighting which greatly improves the contrast.

Thanks for the input. I have been looking at Vizio every other week that I go to Costco. Our local store carries mostly Vizios some Pannys and a few Sonys
 

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consider LG 55LH55 too http://www.amazon.com/LG-55LH55-55-Inch-1080p-240Hz/dp/B001VKYAMC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266767339&sr=1-2


Good thing - 24p, 240hz tru-motion and deeper black

I really like the LG's exteriors My problem is how does everyone deal with comparing TV's. Locally I have a HH Gregg, Best Buy and Costco. But no real way to do a side by side. Costco is the only one that displays any Vizios
 

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The LG is discontinued along with a lot of other sets.


Of all the 55 inch panels I have seen, the Vizio 551 looked best to me.


I have not looked at the Samsung 55B8500, which is very highly rated but even now costs $3,100.


How long do models last before they are discontinued? A year?
 

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A year is the norm just like cars, however, this past year many non LED and/or 60hz models that came out in the spring only lasted 6 months and were replaced berfore the holiday sales season with LED and/or 120 Hz models in order to be competitive.
 
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