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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:43 pm

Well, I have been looking into getting a new TV and was wonder what your thoughts are. I have been scouring the internet and while there is no definitive answer I would like to hear what you guys have to say. Here is my general guide line of things I look for...

40"-46"
LED/LCD
1080P
120hz
1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Under $1000

Any suggestions? Comment? Recommendation?



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Post by Atrum on Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:50 pm

I've actually been leaning towards plasma lately. 240hz, response times super fast now (plasma tech is better than it used to be so they are not slower anymore).
I'll check the exact model of mine but if you're over the 40" range I prefer plasma.

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:31 pm

Yeah, actually, Plasma's have almost always been faster but they have a problem with burn-in and supposedly don't last as long. There is often a problem is glare on the glass screen too.

As for 240hz, you can get that on your top end LCD's too but usually cost a little more than I am looking to spend. I'd like to stay in the $600-$800 range if possible.


If money was no object, I would probably buy an Sharp Aquos Quattron 3D LED Backlit LCD

EDIT: 240hz is only for LCD's and the fastest currently available (2ms refresh rate). As stated above, plasma's are faster. A nice plasma has a 600hz rating and a refresh time of 0.001ms. Plasma's pwn in the speed test.

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Post by Atrum on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:33 pm

I bought mine for $700 at Best Buy, 600hz 1080p 46" plasma. Burn in is pretty irrelevant nowadays. I leave my tv on and have for the 6 months I've had it almost 24/7 and no burn in at all.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:16 pm

if you sit really near your tv like myself nothing bigger then a 32inch
but if you sit back then i would go anywhere in the 40inch nothing less then 1080p and try to find the best mix of contras and hz that best fits your price tags..i have played on a 60hz tv and its not that bad but i would recommended at least 120hz.also look into a LED t TV they are sexy as hell and you could find one at a good price as long as you dont go all out with them..

like the one i have right now 32inch LG LED TV priced at $850.00 (be it thats not the price i payed for it FTW)

post up some links to tv's you are looking at and i can give you better feedback and witch one would be better and y.


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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:35 pm

Well, this is one that is in the running: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTVs/LC46LE620UT.aspx

Details:
46"
LED backlit LCD
1080p
120hz
5ms
1,000,000:1

...and I can pick one up for about $750. For the money it seems like a great TV. I'm gonna see if I can find one locally to look at as well as check local closeout deals.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:41 pm

S7 Interseptor wrote:Well, this is one that is in the running: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTVs/LC46LE620UT.aspx

Details:
46"
LED backlit LCD
1080p
120hz
5ms
1,000,000:1

...and I can pick one up for about $750. For the money it seems like a great TV. I'm gonna see if I can find one locally to look at as well as check local closeout deals.

love it !!!
i would say thats a sold tv zak good find
ill look around and see if i can find one similar for a better price but that one right there is already looking to be a great deal

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Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:47 pm

now these are cheaper tv and u will lose some stuff as compared to the one you found but still just so you got options)

42inch vizio 599.99 (idk if you mind about that 4 less inch and contrast is only 100,000 : 1)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6941619&CatId=5989


killer bundle ... a samsung 46inch LEDTV ,samsung blue ray player,Samsung
LinkStick Wireless USB Adaptor Bundle all for $899.97 (only bad thing this one is only 60hz but then again this one is also 3,000,000:1 lol)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7162710&CatId=5989

Toshiba 46inch LED TV , 120Hz, 4000000:1 Dynamic, Wi-Fi Capable, 4 HDMI, PC Input (win tv as well)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6487962&CatId=5989



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Post by S7 Glock on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:51 pm

I'm always a fan of the Samsungs...
Don't need/want 3d... love the LED backlight.

Problem with Plasma too is that they don't have near the contrast ratio as the LEDs

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:53 pm

Thanks Sticky. I'll take a look.

And Yeah, I like Samsungs too. This is one I was looking at: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05771171000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=L2

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Post by S7 OC on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:53 pm

I also love the samsungs and their LEDs are very nice

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Post by S7 Glock on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:53 pm

There's plenty of links here with Samsings that meet you criteria... most are 120 Hz

http://www.pricewatch.com/gallery/tv/lcd_46inch/brand,samsung/0

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Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:54 pm

check out that toshiba in my post above thats a win tv

lol leave it to us nerds to post like crazy about tvs lol i love it

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Post by S7 wonky on Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:41 pm

im trying to find a good new one been looking around


need some with with

32"
1080
and 120 or more hz

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Post by S7 DROOPY on Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:42 pm

FYI the best time to buy a tv is the week of the superbowl

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Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:06 pm

S7 wonky wrote:im trying to find a good new one been looking around


need some with with

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and 120 or more hz

no steeling people forums wonky!!!! lol


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Post by S7 mrmiller on Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:56 am

Like Droopy said, most places have good deals during Super Bowl week.

Plasma is really good now- and its contrast ratio is way different than a back-light TV, no matter the tech and is usually superb. The reason LCD's went to "local dimming" LEDs is to try and compete with plasma on contrast ratio. Plus the refresh rate is not the same as what and LCD is, and LCD's have to take in account pixel response time to even make the refresh rate matter (from a quality perspective). Read any of the tech sites on TV stats, and you will see contrast ratio on response time is most often incorrectly and inconsistently reported. So don't go solely off of posted stats.

Most of the cheaper LED LCD's you look at are "edge lit" TV's for a thinner screen. Locally dimmed is still back light, and is the way to go, but is much more expensive. Then again, cheaper locally dimmed TV's can have the halo effect in dark scenes, as it has fewer but brighter LEDís. Localy dimmed > Edge lit > Back lit.

As always, you get what you pay for. Right now there really is no difference in most of the tech out there. Sony and Samsung still make there LCD panels at the same factory, so the "guts" is all that is different. I still would choose a Samsung over Sony, but in the recent years the price difference is not as great as it once was. The new Sharp TVís are nice, and if you remember years back Sharp was the best LCD out there, and they have been making quality LCDís the longest.

Plasma's are still about the best picture and size for the $$$. They really have no burn in issues anymore, but there are several other "problems" with them- as even without the burn in they still are a phosphor based set, so their colors will tend to fade over time. They also are much heavier, produce more heat, and use more power. Lastly, they do have a shorter expected life span, but with it being 10 years vs. 15 most people are going to want a new set with new tech before then anyhow. The main reason I don't like them is the glass screen and reflections. I know it's a minor thing, but I like the matte LCD screens. You have to be careful with some of the new LCD's for this reason too- particularly Samsung which likes a glossy front for some reason. Their pluses are strong in price vs. size, contrast ratio, and refresh rate (in other words- picture quality).

Best place to review a set you are thinking about getting is at the AVS forums. Just be prepared to spend many hours researching and reading. Just search the model number and you should find some good stuff there.

PS- there are no affordable LED TV's out there, they are LCD's with LED backlighting.


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Post by S7 wonky on Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:42 pm

S7 Sticky wrote:
S7 wonky wrote:im trying to find a good new one been looking around


need some with with

32"
1080
and 120 or more hz

no steeling people forums wonky!!!! lol




fck you sticky I want a new tv hahah

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:50 am

Well, I finally did it. I went to Jackson yesterday and visited several stores and looked at about 100 tv's. When all was said and done I bought this beauty from Best Buy...

http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTVs/LC46LE810UN.aspx

Got her home and the picture is amazing! Never seen anything like it! Really thrilled with it and LED back-lit is definitely the way to go.

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Post by S7 mrmiller on Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:10 pm

Very nice! Good choice there- I hope you got a good price on it too.

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:18 pm

I did. Picked it up for $1099. (made sure to check online before buying it too. iPhone FTW!)

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Post by S7 KnightOwl on Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:13 pm

Wow that's a bad @ss tv, nice choice zak!

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:24 pm

Thanks! I am really stoked about it. Can't wait to get home and play some more.

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Post by S7 mrmiller on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:45 pm

You need some cool BluRays to show it off too. Something like Avatar with all that crazy Pandora color. I'm a bit jealous, and I have a nice TV. LOL.

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:29 pm

LOL! Avatar is the first bluray I put in. Looks amazing!

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