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Old 03-24-2011, 01:58 AM   #286
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:43 AM   #290
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Lot of information here, since my HDTV/Monitor died I was going to pick up a larger set 40-42" to use as a monitor/television, I like all I have read on plasma however it would get work loads of computer use each day which looks like it would be an issue thus I should go with an LCD/LED, then to find the best one at a good price point, I think it would be easier walking to Hawaii then figuring out the best tv to get. My old monitor had a backlight die and it is near impossible to find any real way to replace those, plus it is still making sounds, good excuse to upgrade to a larger screen.
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Lot of information here, since my HDTV/Monitor died I was going to pick up a larger set 40-42" to use as a monitor/television, I like all I have read on plasma however it would get work loads of computer use each day which looks like it would be an issue thus I should go with an LCD/LED, then to find the best one at a good price point, I think it would be easier walking to Hawaii then figuring out the best tv to get. My old monitor had a backlight die and it is near impossible to find any real way to replace those, plus it is still making sounds, good excuse to upgrade to a larger screen.
I can only suggest you first determine a realistic price line considering your wants and needs, Realistically! Don't expect to gets the best of the best without shelling out comparable $$$. This is a good time to shop as products are being update and new models are hitting the streets, allowing for good deals on "still in stock" sets. Many good deals at BigBox stores. Remember if your shopping prices at WalMart type of stores you will be getting Similar model with reduced features. Basically it gets back to the time old adage "You get what you pay for".
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I can only suggest you first determine a realistic price line considering your wants and needs, Realistically! Don't expect to gets the best of the best without shelling out comparable $$$. This is a good time to shop as products are being update and new models are hitting the streets, allowing for good deals on "still in stock" sets. Many good deals at BigBox stores. Remember if your shopping prices at WalMart type of stores you will be getting Similar model with reduced features. Basically it gets back to the time old adage "You get what you pay for".
In my first topic a couple of good options were shown, with a budget of $500-600 I can get a nice television, maybe not amazing, as long as it runs as well as my old monitor that died all should be well. It would be perfect if I could find the same models locally so I could grab it sooner then later.

I mostly avoid places like Walmart when it comes to electronics.

I also cannot worry too much of seeing better deals a month later and beyond, that is always going to happen.
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In my first topic a couple of good options were shown, with a budget of $500-600 I can get a nice television, maybe not amazing, as long as it runs as well as my old monitor that died all should be well. It would be perfect if I could find the same models locally so I could grab it sooner then later.

I mostly avoid places like Walmart when it comes to electronics.

I also cannot worry too much of seeing better deals a month later and beyond, that is always going to happen.
Here's a nice lcd in your guideline
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BRAVIA-KD...0XSKSWPNS9Y0PT
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He's a walk-through that you might find helpful when deciding which type of display may be best for you:
Cnet.com TV buying guide
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I had just posted a thread about which HDTV I should get and didn't know about this thread. Hopefully I can get answers here. I have not gotten any/many answers on my thread. My top candidate is the Sony 46HX729 LED, the Panasonic 37DT30 LED and my other candidate is the Panasonic 42ST30 plasma.

With my research and looking through multiple forums, I seem to get discouraged from purchasing one of these models because of all the issues these models contain. My main concern and factor in buying a new TV is PS3 gaming performance/ input lag. Which one? Or is there another TV I should look at?

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Well this is something you should remember in most cases whenever buying almost anything related to TV. Thanks for sharing the story!
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Default Reflective Glare on LED/LCD TV's

This thread has NOOB in the title, and I resemble that remark

For the last 21 years I've been watching a 27" RCA tube TV. That sucker refuses to bite the dust and still has decent PQ, but I think it's time to move on.

I've been researching flat panel TV's and dropped by the local BestBuy the other day to take a first-hand look. What really jumped out at me is how much glare reflects off the newer LED/LCD TV's. I understand the LED back/edge lighting produces better PQ, but any improvement in that area seems to be lost in the glare.

I watch TV mostly at night in a dimly-lit room but there is reflection from the end table lamp that is always lit, and the room is pretty bright during the day watching football games or baseball on the weekends. Minimizing the reflection from light sources is a very important feature for me.

I'm in the market for a 46" screen and I'd like to have Netflix, but full internet capability & 3D are not important to me. I need to keep the cost below $1k, preferably below $8c. The PQ on LCD's with 1080p in that price range are plenty good for me, but there seem to be very few with Netflix. Almost all the newer models with that feature are LED/LCD, but I don't want the glare.

Do any LED/LCD TV's come with a matt surface rather than the very reflective glass?

Any suggestions?
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