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Old 10-31-2011, 08:19 PM
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Want to get a new TV for Christmas but hope to catch a Black Friday sale. I'm thinking about something in the mid-40 inch size. I really like the Samsung LED TVs and I think I am leaning towards LED b/c I like the picture. Needs to be 1080p, etc. I don't know a lot about them, so bring on the help!
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Hands down! SAMSUNG ALL THE EAY! Great picture and they stand behing the product! Period....
Old 10-31-2011, 09:39 PM
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Sharp Aquos.
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Not top of the line, but I've had great success with Vizios. I'm ashamed to admit, between home, boat and work I have 10 of them....
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If you want the best picture quality, get a 42-inch plasma. The Panasonic pro line of plasma displays are at the apex of all flat panel displays, except one 30-inch display, and you can't afford it.

http://www.panasonic.com/business/plasma/index.asp
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anyone experienced any problems with the samsung LEDs?
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Run like hell from Vizio. Personally I'd go with a Sony or Panasonic, whichever you can get local service for.
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X2.
Best price, best picture quality. Better blacks, no motion blur.
Can't go wrong with a Samsung or Panasonic plasma.

Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
If you want the best picture quality, get a 42-inch plasma. The Panasonic pro line of plasma displays are at the apex of all flat panel displays, except one 30-inch display, and you can't afford it.

http://www.panasonic.com/business/plasma/index.asp
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Originally Posted by Smitty777 View Post
Hands down! SAMSUNG ALL THE EAY! Great picture and they stand behing the product! Period....
I have 5 Samsung LCD's and just installed a newer 55" LED; WOW. The picture is so good it took me 3-4 days to get used to it. Cost was around $1500.
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I am going to tell you the abusolute truth about the best TV. It is what I own. And everyone else is wrong.
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I hate to say it but buying a TV at Walmart and purchasing the extended service agreement seems to be the ''cheapest'' way to go. We have bought (5) in the last 2 years for our vacation rentals.

The one TV that is outside under a covered porch has been repaired under warranty and it was a very good experience. Walmart sent me a box for shipping and covered the shipping both ways for the TV. It took about a week and all is well.

We have Vizios, a Viore, an APEX and a Sony. ALL have very good pictures and because we can't compare them side by side it doesn't really matter if one is ''better'' than the other.
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
Sharp Aquos.
Not happy at all with the overall expreience of my 60" Sharp LED/LCD. Excellent features, low power consumption, vivid colors, but the backlighting is terribly uneven, off-axis viewing goes to hell, and the motion effects are pretty bad.

I got a good deal on it, but every time I watch it I'm reminded that I got the cheap one. Down the road I'll be selling it for a samsung when/if they have a 62-65" set at a reasonable price. My previous set was a 50" off brand plasma and I much preferred it, but was too small for my new living room setup.

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Originally Posted by BSpot View Post
I have 5 Samsung LCD's and just installed a newer 55" LED; WOW. The picture is so good it took me 3-4 days to get used to it. Cost was around $1500.
This is good to hear because I am thinking about swapping my 42'' plasma for the 55'' LED Samsung. LED picture is just insane.
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If I'm not mistaking, the LED's in "LED" tv's are just used for back-lighting...
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
If I'm not mistaking, the LED's in "LED" tv's are just used for back-lighting...

Yes, I believe it is used to localize dimming to obtain better blacks. A true LED TV is the one I mentioned above that you can't afford. I think it is a 30-inch display, maybe 32-inch, and sells for somewhere around $30,000.00. It is handmade. The buyers are Sony studios, Pixar, and other high-end animation houses and film editing laboratories.

I true LED display uses 3 LEDS for each pixel, red, green, and blue.
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I'm in the same situation, but I'm going to buy within the next few weeks. I have a 4.5 year old 50" vizio that works but I'm ready for something bigger. I've been eyeing the non-3d 60" sharp: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3ACU7TJEUXKOF For that price range (less than $2k with tax and delivery), what can compare? The sharp aquos gets great reviews.
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I have a 42 vizio little over a year old Ill sell cheap .
Just got it out of shop works like new.
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42" Samsung LED....2 years old, great picture, no heat, low energy use....
It's my third Samsung, will replace my 5 year old 50" samsung plasma with a 55" Samsung LED when I recover from various home-improvement projects...lol!
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Consumer Reports for 45" and 46" sets, in order of test results:

1. LG 47LV5500
2. LG 47LK530
3. Samsung UN46D6300
4. Samsung UN46D6000
5. Sharp AQUOS LC-46D78UN

Note the absence of Sony. We have a Sony Bravia KDL 46XBR5 (3 1/2 years old) that we have been less than impressed with picture quality wise even after trying a number of different picture settings.

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Good info fellas looks like sanding makes a quality product which is good to hear

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