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    Ideas on TV's

    I've seen this topic discussed on here many of times. So I'd like to take my turn to ask for advise. I have an old projection tv 46". I don't want to go smaller so I'm looking for at least another 46 inch or bigger. It is going in a room with 7 windows and has a lot of natural light. That is one of the reasons I'm looking for another TV, the glare is unbareable during the day.

    Saying this much I assume an LCD would work best, but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg either. I was hoping for something under a grand. Any ideas?



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    and 1080p?



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    You should have quite a few options for finding a TV under $1000 around 46". Start looking around Amazon and CNET. Go to best buy and just look at the tvs up close. Decide if you want 720 or 1080.

    Many people have a favorite brand but Samsung and Sony seem to do well. I've read good things about Sharp. My parents have a Vizio that seems nice enough. I am sure you will get plenty of help as this is one of the boards favorite topics!



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    yes id like 1080 p and 120htz.



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    yes id like 1080 p and 120htz.
    I don't know how GOOD this tv is, but I noticed best buy has it on sale

    Toshiba - REGZA / 46" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LCD HDTV - 46XV645U



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    I am open to different brands, but would perfer to stay with Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or LG. If there is a brand that I'm missing that anyone has had good luck with let me know.



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Samsung LED. I have a 46" and it has a phenominal picture.

    From my research, you really don't need 1080p unless you are running a Blu Ray. not much TV programming is done in 1080



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    I like plasma's more than LCD but in your case I would go with an LCD. I like the Samsung's.



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    From the research I did when we bought ours a couple of months ago, Samsung was rated with the best picture. The resolution and refresh rate are nice for bluray's, but really even with satelitte, the TV signals haven't kept up with that technology. Personally, I think the most important numbers that you need to look at is contrast. If you are putting this in a bright room you need the best contrast that you can get. In a dark room or a basement, it isn't as important so it depends on you specific situation.

    One note on the Samsung's though. Their picture is great, but the speakers aren't really that good. They work for normal TV but if your are watching action type movies you'll want a stereo system with it.



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    I am open to different brands, but would perfer to stay with Sharp, Samsung, Sony, or LG. If there is a brand that I'm missing that anyone has had good luck with let me know.
    I have a Panasonic Vierra, which is rated one of the highest TVs but most of them are Plasma and cost close to or over $2000 but if they make a 46+ inch LCD, I'd recommend it. Great tv



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    From the research I did when we bought ours a couple of months ago, Samsung was rated with the best picture. The resolution and refresh rate are nice for bluray's, but really even with satelitte, the TV signals haven't kept up with that technology. Personally, I think the most important numbers that you need to look at is contrast. If you are putting this in a bright room you need the best contrast that you can get. In a dark room or a basement, it isn't as important so it depends on you specific situation.

    One note on the Samsung's though. Their picture is great, but the speakers aren't really that good. They work for normal TV but if your are watching action type movies you'll want a stereo system with it.
    The contrast on one of them I'm looking at is 30000/1. I don't know what is good though



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    From the research I did when we bought ours a couple of months ago, Samsung was rated with the best picture. The resolution and refresh rate are nice for bluray's, but really even with satelitte, the TV signals haven't kept up with that technology. Personally, I think the most important numbers that you need to look at is contrast. If you are putting this in a bright room you need the best contrast that you can get. In a dark room or a basement, it isn't as important so it depends on you specific situation.

    One note on the Samsung's though. Their picture is great, but the speakers aren't really that good. They work for normal TV but if your are watching action type movies you'll want a stereo system with it.
    have the 46" LED with a soundbar and the sound is as awesome as the picture is



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    From the research I did when we bought ours a couple of months ago, Samsung was rated with the best picture. The resolution and refresh rate are nice for bluray's, but really even with satelitte, the TV signals haven't kept up with that technology. Personally, I think the most important numbers that you need to look at is contrast. If you are putting this in a bright room you need the best contrast that you can get. In a dark room or a basement, it isn't as important so it depends on you specific situation.

    One note on the Samsung's though. Their picture is great, but the speakers aren't really that good. They work for normal TV but if your are watching action type movies you'll want a stereo system with it.
    I agree, I have a samsung 50inch, the picture is awesome, the sound is embarassing, even watching the Baylor Missouri game right now is testing its limits. Luckily you can buy cheap soundbar and fix the issue.



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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Quote Originally Posted by peteypie View Post
    The contrast on one of them I'm looking at is 30000/1. I don't know what is good though
    I wouldnt really look at contrast unless you are comparing tvs from the same name brand manufacturer. All tv companies use different contrast values, they are all different.


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    Re: Ideas on TV's

    Best Buy's exclusive brand Insignia is a great value. Very good quality at god prices. Only brand that includes a 2-yr IN HOME warranty. Give them a look I have a 42" LCD and a 50" Plasma both Insignia and I love them.

    I really like my plasma but I agree in a room with lots of windows, LCD is probably the best bet. Don't get too caught up in specs like contrast and such since each manufacturer measures them differently.


    Last edited by ubuntuCAT; 02-13-2010 at 02:31 PM.

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