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Any suggestions on a TV

Hey everyone, I am considering buying a flat panel HDTV. I am not sure which brand I wanna go with. I am thinking its between Sony VS Samsung VS LG. Any suggestions? I am looking for one in the 40 inch range...
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Don't forget Panasonic.

You looking for LCD or Plasma?

I would recommend a Plasma. LCD are more expensive and Plasma have better contrast.

Plasma - you have a choice in picture resolution: 720 (lower quality) or 1080 (higher quality)
1080 is going to be more expensive than 720.

If you are only watching TV and have basic cable, then I would save some green and get a 720. If you have a blu-ray player, Xbox, or Digital cable then 1080 is a must.

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Samsung LED LCD

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Easy.

Plasma = Panasonic
LCD < 42" = Sharp Aquos
LCD > 42" = Samsung

Forget the Sony; they haven't been a leader since CRT designs.

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i have a samsung plasma and had an NEC before that.

I really like my samsung plasma. I have a 50" in 720 since I sit over 10 feet from it, and it looks fantastic. Blu Ray movies look great. I paid under $1000 at ABT for it a few months ago.

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i'm happy with my lg and samsung lcd screens. pm vcook, he seems to know a shitload about them.
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You guys forgetting that Plasma is being phased out?

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You guys forgetting that Plasma is being phased out?
+1. Thing of the past.

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Mdias, I'm in the same boat, looking for one.

Any recommendations on 52"?

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neg, wait till june, thats when the rest of the manufacturers will be coming out with theirs.

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I recently bought an Emerson with LCD. I like it, great picture and it fit the space I needed it to fit into. Bought it at Wal-Mart for a good price compared to other places I looked and I have no complaints.

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plasma is the next betamax

more expensive than lcd and only 2 companies left making them
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plasma is the next betamax

more expensive than lcd and only 2 companies left making them
say what? plasma is cheaper than lcd, and is better. It may be going the way of the dodo but that doesnt mean they'll stop working. If I was buying a new tv that was greater than 42" I'd get a plasma, no question.

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Hey everyone, I am considering buying a flat panel HDTV. I am not sure which brand I wanna go with. I am thinking its between Sony VS Samsung VS LG. Any suggestions? I am looking for one in the 40 inch range...
Thanks Michael
I have a 47" Samsung 1080p HDTV 120refresh rate and its AWESOME!!!!!

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You guys forgetting that Plasma is being phased out?
Yes plasma is sort of being phased out, but not because there is something with a better picture. Plasma is just too damn expensive to make. Manufacturers always look at costs. Many manufacturers cannot produce both plasma and lcd, just way too expensive. Lcd's are far cheaper to produce, and have better margins. From a business point of view it is a no brainer to focus on lcd development.

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What's your budget?
If I were to buy a TV this week it would probably be a Samsung LCD. A good 40in'er would be the LN40A650 (2008 model), LN40B650 (2009 model).
Vizio makes good LCDs for less $$$

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LED would probably be the best bet.

Between LCD and Plasma, you have to know the differences. LCD is best for 42" and lower while plasma is over 42". Also, if the room is bright and open, LCD might be the better one to go as it will ruin the picture of the Plasma. colorwise, Plasma will give you colors that LCD will not be able to at the current time and possibly never depending on which way technology goes. Samsung would be my recommendation. They are a great value and perform close if not as well as more expensive brands.

find out how much you're willing to spend, the sizes you are looking at, and the room which it will be in and then start looking at the LCD, Plasma, and LED TV's. Just know that with LED, you'll be paying more since they're just coming out but depending on the power consumption, it might pay for itself when compared to the other two. It's color depth is better than that of LCD but not as rich as Plasma. plus, the screens are very thin, about 1/2 the size of an LCD as the same size.

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Plasma screens were the first type of flat panel. They still have some of the best contrast ratios and black reproduction. Organic LED (OLED) screens will blow away the plasma for performance when they become widely available in a couple of years.

Plasmas have some drawbacks compared to LED screens. Plasma panels respond slower as they age, which will result in some lag and lip sync errors that will build over the life of the screen. Plasma is also extremely susceptible to "burn-in", where a bright static image (like those lower corner station logos) will become permanently shadowed on the screen, even when the image is not present. Contrast ratio and brightness also deteriorate faster than with an LED screen.

I was working at Sony when they brought out the first industrial Plasma displays around 1996 or so. We destroyed all of the screens we had at a trade show, because every screen had a SONY logo in the same position on every page of the powerpoint. They have added image shakers and other things to minimize burn-in since then, but it still happens.

Plasmas make awesome pictures out of the box. Hands down the best available behind a CRT display. But for a general use TV, an LED screen will give you an acceptable picture and a longer average useful life (in terms of power-on hours) than a plasma panel.

We rented a number of Samsung 50" displays for the recent NAB show I worked. Excellent pictures. We were using uncompressed HD into the HDMI ports, so I can't comment on any tuner quality, or on the effectiveness of the re-scaling circuitry for non 1080 HD sources.

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I wish they made plasmas smaller than 42"
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Go with panasonic and you can get a 1080p 50" for almost a $1k right now. There is a $200 rebate for Pannys. I have 3 and would never get anything else.
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