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FFS!!! i need a new T.V....bring me up to speed.

yeah i searched, yeah i read but this crap changes month to month.

i need the biggest bang for buck with quality.

60" and above only.

LCD?
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after i did some reading this morning on CTnet it seems no T.V. is perfect.

help pick me out a pimptastic T.V. set please.

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I find good deals at Compusa(tiger direct) or Sony outlet store...Far as what to buy everyone has their own opinion and I doubt mine is a good one,
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one thing to remember with plasma: because of the glass plates in the screen it must always be transported vertically ... kinda a pain sometimes
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one thing to remember with plasma: because of the glass plates in the screen it must always be transported vertically ... kinda a pain sometimes
That may be true, but I transported mine (42") home from the store on it's side and it turned out fine.

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We have a panasonic plasma, everyone says it looks amazing. We've been very very happy with the picture quality.

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I almost said do a search, but there is too much info on the net to figure out. If you want picture quality and value, LG plasma is the way to go. I have 2 50's and they have been flawless. I always get positive comments on how good it look, mainly because many have LCD's which I think look like crapola.

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There is so many choices out there, but unless you are a true "AV Geek", almost any unit from the big brands will be just fine.

Five years or so I spent over 2k on a samsung LCD, now I would not pay that much to have the most up to date tv. The previous model at fraction if the price will do just fine and neither I nor anyone I know will be able to tell the difference.

ABT and Grants will match and beat most prices, so that is where I would buy.

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Samsung and panasonic make the best tv's and Plasma has the best picture.
check out abt.com

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60" LED SONY from ABT. They'll price match and/or throw in a free SONY surround sound system.

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Consumer Reports #1 Rated TV is the Panasonic Viera Plasma.

3D is a fad, save your money there.
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If you are not stuck on the LCD/Plasma thing... we got the Mitsubishi 73" 3D DLP and LOVE IT! I think we got it for right around $1500....
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60" LED SONY from ABT. They'll price match and/or throw in a free SONY surround sound system.
Sony is not that great compared to Samsung and Panasonic, and LED has horrid blacks.

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Sony is not that great compared to Samsung and Panasonic, and LED has horrid blacks.
Umm, no.
CNET: Bravia has deeper black level than any Plasma or LCD they've ever tested.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...contentBody;1r

Here's some stuff to read up on and catch up with the new technology.

http://mobile.pcmag.com/device2/arti...2387377,00.asp

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it's Abt not ABT. people say A-B-T and it makes no sense. Abt is the families last name. I know two of the Abts and they laugh when people insist on spelling their last name for them.
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Ken, I just did this 2 weeks ago - Went to Costco and got a 50 inch Plasma - Panasonic Viera - GREAT picture - Out the door for under $600 - 1080 whatever too - My buddy also just picked up a 60 LCD from Best Buy with 2 yr warranty for $1K out the door - It is a Westinghouse and not the best "name" but the picture is AMAZING and looks just as good as any Sony, Panasonice, LG, etc etc out there

Frys also usually has GREAT prices but Best Buy will price match anything

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Samsung and panasonic make the best tv's and Plasma has the best picture.
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Exactly what he said.

I have Sony's at home. I have some of experience with Sony's, and Samsungs. Samsungs beat my Sonys any day. The LCD Sammy that I have in the office is very nice. I got it for a steal of Amazon.

If you're doing 46" or 52", I'd say Samsung LCD is a must. Above that maybe plasma is better (not sure), in which case I'd still stick with Samsung or Panasonic.

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what about the hertz rate?



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I'm in the market now too, I have it narrowed down to 55" Samsung LEDs though. price goes up at least 33% to move to 60" in the models i'm looking at.

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hertz is basically the speed of action. nothing can touch plasma in this area. by default plasma is 600hz. top of the line led or lcd is 240 with many still @120. this is why plasma is best for sports and action, the slower rates of led and lcd will leave trails and ghosting of really fast action like a baseball, golfball etc... plasma offers the best colors, blacks, speed and picture. only negatives are that it uses more power and is more heavy. some people experience glare but most sets have great anti-glare coatings. these are typically non-issues for most people.

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All depends on what your after. I say skip the 3d crap, wait for 3d to come out where you don't need glasses.
My whole family has samsung tvs and they are really good, but the sound quality is HORRIBLE at best on every one.
Sharp makes a bad ass tv. They are one of the 4 companies that actually make the lcd screens so it's always grade A.

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If you are not stuck on the LCD/Plasma thing... we got the Mitsubishi 73" 3D DLP and LOVE IT! I think we got it for right around $1500....
I second this idea. I had a 65" Mitsubishi DLP and I loved every aspect of it. It's not fancy flat, but it's still a bad ass tv and weighs nothing. Bulb lasted me 3 years. Bought mine 5 years ago for $800 and the warranty for $200 IIRC, but by far the best tv I have owned. These go on sale a lot and can be had for $700-$800 from tigerdirect or ebay. Usually you will find the deals posted at www.dealsea.com

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hertz is basically the speed of action. nothing can touch plasma in this area. by default plasma is 600hz. top of the line led or lcd is 240 with many still @120. this is why plasma is best for sports and action, the slower rates of led and lcd will leave trails and ghosting of really fast action like a baseball, golfball etc... plasma offers the best colors, blacks, speed and picture. only negatives are that it uses more power and is more heavy. some people experience glare but most sets have great anti-glare coatings. these are typically non-issues for most people.
Images are transmitted at nothing higher than 60hz. However, a higher frequency refresh rate will increase brightness and perceived (but not actual) sharpness.

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I find good deals at Compusa(tiger direct) or Sony outlet store...Far as what to buy everyone has their own opinion and I doubt mine is a good one,
I agree 100% here. I was really surprised by some good deals at TigerDirect.

But I totally give up on the LCD vs. Plasma, DLP vs. ILA, etc. war. I haven't a clue here.

But the way things go, as soon as you cart whatever you buy home today, there's gonna be something better on the shelves tomorrow at a lower price. Or so it seems.

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60" and above only
60" and above is an awesome choice in my opinion. I am totally addicted to our new 60". BIG is good!

I do want at least 32" in the bedroom though.



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what about the hertz rate?
As stated above, plasma wins in this department hands down. One thing to keep in mind tho is if you get a plasma, be careful about where its going to be placed. If its going to be in a room that gets a lot of sunlight then your going to have a hard time trying to get a clear picture. From the ones ive seen they dont have a lot of room for adjusting the picture settings. If your going for led-lcd, you need at least 120hz. 240hz and up is more ideal but you can get away with a solid and clear picture with 120hz.

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Our Plasma is in the living room with a big picture window, no problems with the brightness in the room. It looks great in any light. The downside to the plasma is more energy used, it puts out more heat, and is heavy. A good wall mount takes care of the weight issue, the heat isn't noticable, and the energy use is less than a few dollars a month, well worth it imho.

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