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Old 07-14-2012, 05:13 AM
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I know the whole tv buying question has been beaten to death, but I have to ask from the angle of brand loyalty. I have 2 Samsung tvs and I went last night to buy a third. I had done all of my research and was ready to get a 32 inch samsung led, until I got a side view of it. This thing was close to 5 inches thick. The Toshiba next to it was almost half the thickness. So know the question, we are wanting to mount as flush to the wall as possible with a small amount of tilt. But I am torn between a cleaner mounting, or sticking with my brand loyalty to Samsung.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:01 AM
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That is a tough one. I am a Samsung loyal customer as well. I just think they Mage some of the best I know irst hand they stand behind the product. We have the 55" and it can't be more than 1" thick? We bought the Samsung hanger so it sits flat on the wall, just like a framed picture. The picture is by far the best I have seen and the mounting is awesome.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:05 AM
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Check this link a lot of good information.

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-high-de...n2.0;buyAdvice

Samsung makes a nice TV. I would also look at the following in no particular order.

1. Samsung
2. Sony
3. Panasonic
4. Sharp
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:14 AM
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I have a 60" sharp aqous led it is super thin, and a very very nice picture.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:27 AM
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I have to admit Samsung even though I am not a brand name person. When they came to fix my set under the extended warranty for free the tech was real knowledgeable and siad its a crap shoot model to model - you have to research complaints and that is the way he buys electronics.

Only other brands that make me feel slightly warm and fuzzy are GMC, Johnson carbed if possible O.B.s, Ruger, Lesueur canned peas, Libbys canned corned beef Franco American (now Cambell )canned spaghetti, Craftsman tools and Ballantine Ale.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:28 AM
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Samsung makes some extremely thin tvs - you must have just happened to be looking at one of their lower end models...
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I have 2 Toshiba TVs, and I've had no problems with them for 2 years (knock on wood).
I'd buy one again with no reservations
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To the OP:

Are you sure you were looking at an "LED" model and not an "LCD" model? The LCD's are much thicker than the LED's, due to the different back-lighting technologies. Just bought a 40" Samsung LED- very thin.
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Yes it is an LED, apparently Samsung at the last minute decided to make this particular model and just used the carcass from one of the lcd models. It is one of their lower end models, but this tv is not going to get used as much as the living room tv, so I could not justify stepping up to the thinner model. Also we decided to tilt the tv down a little and thickness really didnt matter at that point. Thanks for all the replies.
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Can't believe nobody has mentioned LG, they are at the top of there game right now when it comes to picture and no bezel styling. The tv itself is 4mm thick or " 3 credit cards thick". They beat out all the other companies and won the Best of CES 2012 with there new OLED and slim bezel design. These tv's are the best of the best this yr.



http://ces.cnet.com/8301-33379_1-573...s-best-of-ces/

However thats the absolute high end and not all of us can afford a $9000 tv,lol, so i just bought this 1 and when it comes to looks and styling, these tv's cant be beat. The slim bezel styling is the same as the $9000 model and makes these tvs look so boss. The picture on them is no slouch either although i think some others might be slightly better, but not enough you or i would ever notice the difference. I am pretty happy with my purchase.


http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...ag=mncol;lst;2



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Originally Posted by robalo78 View Post
I know the whole tv buying question has been beaten to death, but I have to ask from the angle of brand loyalty. I have 2 Samsung tvs and I went last night to buy a third. I had done all of my research and was ready to get a 32 inch samsung led, until I got a side view of it. This thing was close to 5 inches thick. The Toshiba next to it was almost half the thickness. So know the question, we are wanting to mount as flush to the wall as possible with a small amount of tilt. But I am torn between a cleaner mounting, or sticking with my brand loyalty to Samsung.
I'm loyal to Ford that's about it but I've had great service out of their vehicles for the last 22 years when I purchased my first new Ford. Now my local dealer in north Ga. takes great care of us and anytime we get a new vehicle we know to go find two other dealers get their best price and they'll beat it. I don't do that all the time but I do some on vehicles up over 40k. Their customer service it great for my kids, my wife and myself and that says a lot. I've had my wife go places before where they've tried to rip her off and of course she calls me before allowing anyone to do anything to one of our vehicles above and beyond what we went in for. This dealership has never done that in the last 12 years they've serviced our vehicles and we're in and out usually within an hour.

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Old 07-14-2012, 03:59 PM
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If we want to talk about price points and quality, My kids have 32" led spectra's from walmart in their rooms, and I also have one in my office and they are pretty damn good and have had no problems with them.

I have always been told that there are only 3 plants which manufacture the LED and LCD screens then the different companies create their own boards to run them. Don't know if it true or not.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:29 AM
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"Brand Loyalty" is silly. Always look for the product that suits your needs the best. That being said, if you've had good luck with a particular product line that knowledge is a good indicator when you don't have time to do research in depth.
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This thread came to mind when I got this link for a friend

Brandwashed by the Freakanomics guys - didnt read it but will probably get a copy

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Originally Posted by The_China_Doll View Post
I have a 60" sharp aqous led it is super thin, and a very very nice picture.
Same here. I was considering the Samsung LED, but I was able to get the Sharp LED including 3D for same or maybe a few dollars less. Supposedly the Sharp adds a yellow pixel or something for better colors. Honestly, I couldn't tell the difference in the store. I thought they all look good.
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