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    Hey my tv just died, and am thinking about getting a Samsung led. Did not know where to get it the cheapest, or was wondering if this would be a bad brand to get. I only had my Vizio for 4.5 years.



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    Re: TV

    I like my Samsung(about 1.5 years old), but the sound quality is terrible if you don't have a speaker system.


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    Re: TV

    I have a samsung led as well - had a vizio previously. If you're thinking of getting a fairly big one (50"+), I'd definitely go with a 240hz refresh rate. Otherwise you'll notice some "blur" on fast moving scenes.


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    Re: TV

    Amazon. Watch for sales. Samsung is a great brand for LED/LCD tv's. They have improved their plasmas too from what I have read. Panasonic still makes the best plasmas.

    All that said, I advise you to get a plasma unless absolute thinness is required or light control is an issue.



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    Re: TV

    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    Amazon. Watch for sales. Samsung is a great brand for LED/LCD tv's. They have improved their plasmas too from what I have read. Panasonic still makes the best plasmas.

    All that said, I advise you to get a plasma unless absolute thinness is required or light control is an issue.
    Unless you have a basement without windows don't get a Plasma. The glare off those things is turrible, they do provide very rich contrast when viewed in the dark though.



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    Re: TV

    Just bought a 47" LG LED 120hz for $560 at Best buy a couple weeks ago. It was on sale for $240 off so it was a pretty good deal. I'm happy with it.

    As for Samsung, youre probably going to be shelling out close to $1,000 for anything 47" or bigger. They are dang good tv's but the price tag reflects it.



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    On year three with my vizio and it's been BEAUTIFUL.


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    Re: TV

    I second the plasma choice.

    I actually have a living room with a big picture window and the glare is not anywhere near the issue people think it is. That has gotten much, much better.



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    Re: TV

    My old roommate had a Samsung 47" LED TV he bought on black friday about 3 or 4 years ago. Paid about $500, and a very similar TV still goes for more than that.

    Its easily the best TV i've seen in the last few years. The picture quality is next to none.



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    Re: TV

    I've been happy with my Panasonic plasma for the last 5 years but if I was to buy right now I would lean towards a Samsung LED. I have a 3 year old Samsung LCD in my bedroom and the plasma still looks better but one of my friends just bought a top of the line one and the picture is amazing. With that said I think he paid $2,000 and my plasma with the same size cost $1,000.



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    Re: TV

    Have a 50" Panasonic plasma in my man-cave. It is pushing 3-4 years old. Love it! I have a daylight basement and haven't had any problems with glare. MY windows are all on the north side, so that may have something to do with it.


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    Re: TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Agclone91 View Post
    As for Samsung, youre probably going to be shelling out close to $1,000 for anything 47" or bigger. They are dang good tv's but the price tag reflects it.
    I don't mean to insult, but almost any TV worth owning is going to be $800+. You get to quality between $1000-$1500. $1500+ gets you excellence. This is why it is important to make TV purchases from March to May when old models are clearing out and heavily discounted.

    Do not buy Sony. They are overpriced.

    This line has been considered the best bang for your buck television set for several years now.
    Amazon.com: Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (Includes 2 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses): Electronics



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    Re: TV

    I have a 60" Samsung LED 3D Smart TV. Paid about $1200 for it, and it's absolutely amazing.
    It replaced a 50" Samsung plasma that will now go to the basement. Good thing too because that plasma, which is still great, would get so damn hot, in the summer the room heats up real fast.



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    Re: TV

    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    I don't mean to insult, but almost any TV worth owning is going to be $800+. You get to quality between $1000-$1500. $1500+ gets you excellence. This is why it is important to make TV purchases from March to May when old models are clearing out and heavily discounted.

    Do not buy Sony. They are overpriced.

    This line has been considered the best bang for your buck television set for several years now.
    Amazon.com: Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (Includes 2 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses): Electronics
    I have this exact TV in the 60" size bought from Amazon. It's mounted on my living room wall. Highly recommended.



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    Re: TV

    Bought a Panasonic 60" plasma in October. (see link below) Have it in a large living room with a huge picture window facing East. Haven't had a problem with the glare yet. I have yet to have any issue with it except for sound quality, which i will fix once I decided whether or not I am going sound bar or full surround sound. Do some research looks like the 2013 models are out and once again CNet has ranked the Panasonic as the best picture quality.

    There are upsides to both LED and Plasma. LED are more efficient and better it bright areas. Plasmas provided better color and wider viewing angles. Just to list a couple.

    Here is the TV I bought.
    Amazon.com : Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ST50 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV : Electronics

    I suggest checking out CNet to see if they have reviewed whatever you are thinking of buying they do a pretty good job at being objectionable.
    TV Reviews: LCD TVs, flat-screen TVs, plasma TVs, 3D TVs - CNET Reviews


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