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120 hz or 30,000-1 contrast

lizardkingf1
05-01-2008, 02:36 PM
Im buying my first Hd LCD. What would be more important to have if you could only have one of the 2 following options. 120 mhz. Refresh rate. Or, 30,000-1 contrast ratio?

What is the most important things to know when buying an Lcd in the 46" size.

Any help is really appreciated. I'm so lost.

Loves2Watch
05-01-2008, 03:43 PM
The most important thing is to ignore all of those "numbers" and go to look at the TV's yourself. There are many good brands available which include Toshiba, Sharp, Vizio etc. None of the sales hype means much anyway, it is the picture quality, to your eye that really makes the difference. See if you can find a store where the TV's have been calibrated, then compare them and choose what you like not what some salesman trys to sell you or what someone here tells you is the best.

randys1
05-01-2008, 04:20 PM
Im buying my first Hd LCD. What would be more important to have if you could only have one of the 2 following options. 120 mhz. Refresh rate. Or, 30,000-1 contrast ratio?

What is the most important things to know when buying an Lcd in the 46" size.

Any help is really appreciated. I'm so lost.

if cost isnt an issue, per se...look for

1080p
120hz as both are considered "state of the art"

contrast ratios are goofy, ignore them, look at the picture, but know that the retailer has set the tv up to its highest levels, ask for the remote control while there and play with the contrast, etc...then compare to others.

cant go wrong with Toshiba, Sharp, Sony or Samsung...i own all of these 4 brands and pioneer plasma, of the lcd's sony is my favorite, Toshiba is 2nd...

edders
05-01-2008, 08:07 PM
I can give is to read what L2W wrote you and go compare with your own eyes. 1080p is nice, but I have seen 720p sets that look better in the same screen size. Resolution is not the only factor determining PQ. Refresh rate of 120hz sounds good but reviews of the set I have read offering it have been mediocre.

You may want to look at some specific models and then go to cnet.com and see if it is reviewed there. They also have some good tips on deciding what sets best meet your needs.

DON'T FALL INTO THE SPECS PIT, USE YOUR EYES AND COMPARE!!!

gr689
05-02-2008, 01:43 AM
LizardKing, Are you not the same lizardking from the ratdog.org boards??

lizardkingf1
05-10-2008, 10:15 AM
LizardKing, Are you not the same lizardking from the ratdog.org boards??
No i am not.