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    New LED TV advice

    So...I don't "need" a tv. Right now for my main TV I have a Samsung 50" DLP that is losing brightness fast. I have a feeling it will need a bulb very shortly. So I've been looking at replacements and found this potential replacement today:

    UN50EH6000

    Samsung 50" Class 4912" Diag. LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV UN50EH6000FXZA - Best Buy

    $750

    I'm not opposed to other brands than Samsung especially with a considerable price difference (I'm a cheap *****)


    Any other suggestions? This isn't a smart TV but I have a new bluray player that has all of that stuff...plus the xbox is hooked up to it.

    As someone who hasn't had an LED before, are there any potential downsides? I've been super impressed with the LED's. There is a large picture window in the room with the tv just for background.

    Thanks and appreciate all info.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    I see nothing wrong with that model and Samsung are good in LCD displays. The only thing I can think about is 3d if that is if any interest. 2 hdmi inputs would be a worry to me.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    My wife and I just splurged on the 60" Samsung last week - it looks great. Samsung is ready to put out their 2013 models so this deal won't last too much longer.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    My wife and I just splurged on the 60" Samsung last week - it looks great. Samsung is ready to put out their 2013 models so this deal won't last too much longer.
    Yeah, March\April is the best time to buy tvs (at least samsung's for sure) with the model year switchover as stores like amazon clear stock.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Are you opposed to getting a plasma? You can get a 60" LG or Panasonic for $700 to $800 if you shop around.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Check Slickdeals: The Best Deals, Coupons & Discounts on Laptops, Computers, LCDs, TVs, Dell, HP, Apple, Amazon multiple times a day. It may take a few weeks, but you will find a great deal on a TV there.

    I ended up getting a 51 inch Samsung on there for $420. It's plasma and only 720, but for what I use it for I don't need 1080. Another piece of advice I would offer is not to buy a TV with lots of "features" - AKA a smart TV. They're usually overpriced and if it's that important to you, you can get a decent smart blu-ray player for under $100


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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Low number of HDMI - but that being said if you're like me and your amp has something like 6 hdmi inputs on the amp then you really don't care how many the tv has.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    I have the 46" version of that model and it's great. TV snobs may quibble about some specs, but as an average TV viewer I have no complaints.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Have a 55" Samsung LED. Absolutely love it. If you use a receiver, # of hdmi inputs don't matter.

    Re Plasma: the colors are great and they're the best for fast moving scenes, but they're bad for rooms that are bright and plasmas can have burn in issues.

    You shouldn't have any issues with blur on fast scenes with 120 hertz refresh, just turn off all of Samsungs "smooth motion" enhancing stuff......it just makes it worse.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    I only have two things to input anyway so not a huge deal for me. If I do want to hook up my laptop im ok with unplugging something else as I won't be keeping the laptop there anyway.

    I'm not opposed to plasmas but I've just been really impressed with the pictures from the LED's.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    LG 55" Class 5458" Diag. LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV 55LS4500 - Best Buy

    This is tempting....as all women would know...5 extra inches is a big deal.

    LG vs Samsung? I have always just been impressed with Samsung but have heard good things about the LG's.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneCJ View Post
    I have the 46" version of that model and it's great. TV snobs may quibble about some specs, but as an average TV viewer I have no complaints.
    Same here and agree completely. Great TV and great picture. We even have it in a room with a bank of windows with southern exposure. Afternoon TV viewing is still pretty good.

    Don't know if you or your kids do youtube, Hulu, netflix, etc. We spent like $100 more on ours for the WiFi enabled version. It has all the aps installed for that stuff already, so you don't even have to worry about an external box. Works great.



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Single...no kids and have a new Samsung Bluray with all the apps I need so smart tv isn't really something I think I'll need. Always open to the right deal though!



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    OK so here's a question...is it worth spending extra money on Samsung vs other brands? Do you guys see a difference in quality?



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    Re: New LED TV advice

    Just bought a 60" Vizio LCD Smart TV with built in WiFi and all the other bells and whistles from Best Buy for $999 and it looks great.



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