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Please help decide between Sony 52" and Samsung 52" LCD

hdtvnewbie007
11-04-2009, 03:58 AM
Hello all,

I am looking to purchase my LCD HDTV over the next couple of days. Currently there are great deals going on on both these models that I have listed and I am having an tough time decidign between the two.

Some of my questions were-
1) The Samsung seems to have speakers at the back facing downwards whereas the Sony has the conventional speakers below the screen. Does this impact the sound output of the Samsung in any way? Or does it really matter since everyone connects HDTVs to external speaker systems anyway?

2) The Samsung screen has the matte finish which seems to reduce glare. My living room gets a lot of sunlight from all directions and therefore I wanted a TV with very less glare. However, when I saw the Sony (with the "sorta glossy" as per the salesperson)..I didnt see much of a glare under the store lights!! So I am not able to judge clearly between TVs based on this aspect.

3) All other specs seem very much the same. Sony seems to have some additional fancy web-specific features...not sure which one I should care about.
I would appreciate any details or suggestions comparing both these TVs that would help me decide.

RDB
11-04-2009, 04:24 AM
Can you list the model numbers?

Loves2Watch
11-04-2009, 09:08 AM
I would recommend a Toshiba Regza. Better blacks, low glare and an outstanding picture...

DIRECTVMAN
11-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Hello all,

I am looking to purchase my LCD HDTV over the next couple of days. Currently there are great deals going on on both these models that I have listed and I am having an tough time decidign between the two.

Some of my questions were-
1) The Samsung seems to have speakers at the back facing downwards whereas the Sony has the conventional speakers below the screen. Does this impact the sound output of the Samsung in any way? Or does it really matter since everyone connects HDTVs to external speaker systems anyway?

2) The Samsung screen has the matte finish which seems to reduce glare. My living room gets a lot of sunlight from all directions and therefore I wanted a TV with very less glare. However, when I saw the Sony (with the "sorta glossy" as per the salesperson)..I didnt see much of a glare under the store lights!! So I am not able to judge clearly between TVs based on this aspect.

3) All other specs seem very much the same. Sony seems to have some additional fancy web-specific features...not sure which one I should care about.
I would appreciate any details or suggestions comparing both these TVs that would help me decide.

Does it help to post 2 different threads with pretty much the same questions asked ?

hdtvnewbie007
11-04-2009, 01:19 PM
THe first post did not show up for a while on the forum after I posted it which led me to believe that it possibly was not recorded. sorry bout the duplicate. Will try to delete this duplicate thread as soon as I can find out how to!!
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