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Old 10-10-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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I'm having TV anxiety. I have a 5 year old samsung DLP that I have been very happy with, two days ago the color wheel broke into 1000000 pieces. I called around and to get it fixed was going to be about $500 and most places told me it the color wheel broke I probably had other problems as well.

Long story short I went out last night and bought a sharp aquos LCD TV, To be honest I'm disappointed with it, I thought I would see an improvement in the picture but I think the old one looks better.

Should I take it back and try and fix the old one myself. Or did I just buy the wrong TV.

 
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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Take it back and just get a different TV. What size and what is your budget?
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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Out of the box most TVs are extremely bright and red shifted. If its picture doesn't satisfy you try adjusting the various settings to improve the picture. Check out AVS Forum, for other users help with your model.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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I bought the 46" it was $1300 + taxes, I could spend more if needed but want to spend as little as possible. The TV is in a bright room and gets lots of sun when I would generally watch TV



This is what I bought

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846


 
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #5
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Would oLED be too expensive? If you can afford it that is what you want to do. If its too much then check out a BJs or Costco if you have them around you. I have found they have by far the best prices.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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I got this one at costco, they don't have any led tv's at least in canada.

ibrewit I'm actually finding the tv very dark unless I have the backlight maxed out.

 
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:21 PM   #7
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I returned the LCD. I'm going to spend $160 on the replacement parts for the DLP and do the work myself and hope for the best.

 
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:43 PM   #8
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I have a 3 yo 46" Sony DLP and the picture on it is better than any flat screen I have seen. So I know exactly what you are talking about. I would be trying to fix the TV too.

But, since I can't get this one again my other tv is a 42" Visio and quality for the dollar I am very happy with it. So if I had to I would replace my 46"er with another Visio.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #9
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best TV on the market

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/t...getype=subtype

Id go with a 6 or 7 series. I have a 5 right now.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:20 PM   #10
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Can't see how an LCD TV could be the best of anything, unless you're dead-set against plasma and can't afford the bigger LED screen sizes. Great TV is all about black levels (contrast ratio) and LCD will never compete.

Best TV on the market *was* Pioneer's KURO, until they got out of the market. LEDs are finally catching up to KURO, but the big screens sure are spendy...

 
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