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    Led lcd tv?

    I've been checking out new tv's and I saw this Samsung LED LCD TV at Best Buy. It really does have a beautiful picture. Anybody have an LED TV and is it worth the money or is it hype?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=9783579

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    I bought a couple TV's here in Florida a year ago and got cheap, spent 500 bucks a piece for Dynex 42 incher LCD'S. While the picture is good, the new LED's have a much better picture, things have really changed in the last year in that the LED's are starting to take over the market and the prices have dropped drastically on them like with anything that comes out new in technology. I think a year ago a Sammy 42 inch LED was going for around 1500 to 2000 bucks. In addition to the far better picture they use about 1/2 the power a LCD does, off axis viewing is much better and they weigh less and are much thinner. You might really want to think about a slightly larger TV as I put a 47 inch in another room and the extra 7 inches really does make a difference. Also you might want to look at the 47 inch Vizeo that Walmart sells with the Wireless 802 internet so you can connect into your home wireless modem and get netflix movies and other services, again this is a whole new deal and is really having a negitive effect on the cable providers and directv as it is so good some people are dumping cable and sattilite services. The 47 inch Vizeo at Walmart is on sale now for around 1200 bucks or if you just want a basic led you could save around 300 bucks by getting one at Walmart http://www.walmart.com/search/search...onstraint=3944, I was just reading a article today that these TV's are suppose to come down even more in price especially after the holidays because there is glut of them on the market, so you may want to wait. The reason I've been researching it so much is cause I'm thinking about getting rid of my LCDS for LEDS but not sure If want to loose the $500.00 on them selling for $250 a piece and then lay down another $1400.00 for a couple of Vizeos, although looking at it from another perspective I'd only really be out an additional $900.00 and it might be worth it.
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      #3
      Would love to know if the 240hz really gives $600 worth of better picture.

      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=9783551

      no worries.. this is the 3D version
      Last edited by NW-Will; 6 Nov 2010, 10:13 PM.

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        #4
        my in-laws just bought a 46" LCD (LG) from Costco for $750. 1080p, 120hz, etc. The LEDs were all $500+ more. The picture of the LEDs is better on the shelf but after some tweaking of the settings the difference isn't THAT much different. LED is better technology but whether it's worth a big premium over LCD is up to you.

        3D is a hype right now. Anything that requires wearing special glasses is annoying to me.

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          #5
          I got a lcd sylvania a month or two back, 32" lcd for about 380.
          if i did it again, think i'd get the faster refresh since fast action parts are sometimes a little blurry. but better than what i had.
          also picked up a vizio 22" for 200 about the same time from kmart, lcd also
          both are the 760p, figured no use in a 1080p till everyone starts broadcasting in 1080p, heard cable does 480p, blueray is 1080p but I don't have one of those, alot of dvd will upconvert to 1080 by just doubling the lines.
          also figured the 760p would be great til the 1080p drops more in price and I learn more about them before spending the bucks
          also i agree with scott, 3d is hype, expensive and a hassle
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            #6
            I think I'm probably going to stick it out with my 42 inch dynex tv's, the picture really is pretty good although even though they are 1080 p's I am a little disappointed in the blue ray high def picture, I'm sure the LED's would outshine these tv's in that area. I wish I had saved the 150 bucks and not bought the blue ray player, plus blue ray discs are not cheap either, I'll stick do DVD's until I do eventually get a LED TV.

            A screaming bargain is the 46 inch Dynex LCD TV that Best Buy sells for $599.00 Can't go wrong with that deal. It is 1080P also.
            "Life is about how you
            respond to not only the
            challenges you're dealt but
            the challenges you seek...If
            you have no goals, no
            mountains to climb, your
            soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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              #7
              Originally posted by -scott- View Post
              3D is a hype right now. Anything that requires wearing special glasses is annoying to me.
              Yeah, I'll never buy a 3D that requires glasses.

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                  #9
                  Here is a review site that I found very helpful in sorting through the tv muddle. Doing a side by side comparison in a store like best buy can be helpful too.
                  http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/hdtv/led-vs-lcd.html

                  One thing to remember is that not all programs are being taped or broadcast in HD. You do not get optimal quality with them. Some cable companies even go so far as to squeeze down the bandwidth of 1080 dpi programs to 720 or even less to save bandwidth and allow for more channels. In other words, what comes out of your tv is of no better quality than what gets feed into it. If you get over the air reception, you always get the highest dpi the program is rendered in.

                  http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/hdtv/led-vs-lcd.html
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                    Here is a review site that I found very helpful in sorting through the tv muddle. Doing a side by side comparison in a store like best buy can be helpful too.
                    http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/hdtv/led-vs-lcd.html

                    One thing to remember is that not all programs are being taped or broadcast in HD. You do not get optimal quality with them. Some cable companies even go so far as to squeeze down the bandwidth of 1080 dpi programs to 720 or even less to save bandwidth and allow for more channels. In other words, what comes out of your tv is of no better quality than what gets feed into it. If you get over the air reception, you always get the highest dpi the program is rendered in.

                    http://www.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/hdtv/led-vs-lcd.html
                    that's another reason not to switch for me. I'm pretty sure Comcast compression is the cause of a lot of the pixilation I have, which really is not that bad but it's there. A more finely detailed picture would bring that out even more.
                    Last edited by Curt Leatherbee; 7 Nov 2010, 1:02 PM.
                    "Life is about how you
                    respond to not only the
                    challenges you're dealt but
                    the challenges you seek...If
                    you have no goals, no
                    mountains to climb, your
                    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                      #11
                      and most tv shows and movies were not recorded in 1080p, up til recently, thats anothr reason i stuck with the 720, or 768 wshatever the 700 pixels is.

                      i just did several searchs on different things, like hd versus sd, and hidef versus standard, and 720p versus 1080p, and lcd versus lcd, and 1080i versus 1080p.
                      there a lot of good info out there for researching
                      We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                      Ronald Reagan

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                        #12
                        when i had my plasma calibrated the guy said the LED picture goes to crap after about a year. LCD's are good for about 3 years if you get a good one with picture quality controls that can be saved. most will not know the difference unless you're an audio video freak. the better panasonic plasma is the best thing on the the market since pioneer quit making their Elite series. it's just like a lot of things, how much you wanna spend. don't let best buy talk you into calibrating a tv unless you buy one from the magnolia line, the cheaper ones lose settings if power goes off and calibration is a couple hundred bucks.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by NorthQuad View Post
                          Yeah, I'll never buy a 3D that requires glasses.
                          I once said that I'd never wear bellbottoms

                          I was in Las Vegas in May at the NAB show. It's a gathering of all the techno-geeks from every TV station in North America. They were all skeptical about 3-D TV as well but that's all the show this year was about. 3-D TV. And it won't go away. Every manufacturer used some form of glasses.

                          3-D TV is the same technology they used for digital and analog mapping so I can't see how they are going to get away from wearing the glasses anytime soon. Although somebody is probably inventing it right now.

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                            #14
                            It has been invented and will likely get here in the next year or two.

                            http://247wallst.com/2010/10/05/a-ne...ithout-buyers/

                            Originally posted by Van Quad View Post
                            somebody is probably inventing it right now.
                            You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                            http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                            See my personal webpage @
                            http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jschism View Post
                              when i had my plasma calibrated the guy said the LED picture goes to crap after about a year. LCD's are good for about 3 years if you get a good one with picture quality controls that can be saved. most will not know the difference unless you're an audio video freak. the better panasonic plasma is the best thing on the the market since pioneer quit making their Elite series. it's just like a lot of things, how much you wanna spend. don't let best buy talk you into calibrating a tv unless you buy one from the magnolia line, the cheaper ones lose settings if power goes off and calibration is a couple hundred bucks.
                              LED picture goes to crap in a year? Geeze, I doubt it. What about iMac desktops that have LED screens? LCD's good for only 3 years? We've had one for about 5 years and it still looks very good to me. Do you have any data/studies or links that can support your claim at all? Thanks.

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