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Old 09-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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I am going to buy a flat HDTV in the next month or so and am doing a little resarch by reaching out to opinions that I respect.
So what kind, what features, how big, refresh rate and all that jazz.

This will be a christmas present from me to me and my PS3, and my family
By the way it will be 40"+
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Samsung 40" LCD.

I would now go for the LED, better black color and lower power consumption.

120 refresh rate works with movies, 60 is too slow. Your eyes cannot see any difference between 120 and 240 refresh rate.

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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I have a 46" Plasma Hitachi that is 4 years old hanging in the bed room. Never had a problem with it. In the living room I have a year old 42" Samsung LCD. Never a problem with it either. Your head will spin with refresh rates and such. Most of which you won't be able to tell the difference when you get home. Check out the reviews online and buy something with good reviews.

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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I've a Toshiba 46" LCD 1080p

I was going to get a Samsung, but a furniture store was going out of business and selling their Toshiba's at cost.

I ended up saving ~$300...

No complaints so far...

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:40 PM   #5
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By the way, my dad has a 46" sony bravia and it has an awsome picture but it should for the price.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #6
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Vizio 40", snagged for $430 at Costco.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:47 PM   #7
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I have a DLP hdtv and it is disappointing because it is hard to see the picture during the day time.

If I replaced it, I'd get one of the LED LCD tvs.

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:31 PM   #8
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1 y/o Samsung 42" LED/LCD flat screen from Best Buy.
Pros:
super thin
lightweight
internet ready (wired) streams Hulu, Netflix etc.
accepts external hard drives via usb

Cons:
Picture drastically changes when you sit to the side. Center is best.

Living on base in Okinawa our cable sucks so we stream a lot of shows or watch movies off of an external hard drive, this TV works great for that.

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:34 PM   #9
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I have a 46" Sony Bravia...got it as a gift. The picture is quite nice, but the OTA tuner in it is broken, which I didn't discover until after the warranty expired, so I am stuck watching cable or satellite TV on it, which sucks because there are some local OTA channels I'd very much like to be able to watch.

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:35 AM   #10
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50" Plasma from Sam's Club. About a year old and no problems thus far. The glossy screens are a bit tough to see during the day. If I were going to do it again I go bigger and make sure I got a matte screen.





Oh and I can't believe that I have the largest TV in this thread thus far.
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