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Can anyone suggest a good TV for under $600 dollars?

I don't mind paying a little more than $600, if it's gonna get me a lot more quality.

It has to be 1080p.

I want something bigger than 40".

I want something with a 4ms response time or better.

I don't care if it's LCD or Plasma, but I am going to be playing a lot of Rock Band on it. I heard with Plasma you can "burn" the image into the screen. My biggest concern is playing rock band. I do not want something with lag a detectable lag.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/9/11 at 12:52pm
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I got my friend a 47" 120hz LG LCD for $680 shipped from Logicbuy.
For $600 I would be looking at solid name brand, decent option 42" LCD's.
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Burn in with Plasmas is largely not a worry anymore, there are lots of ways the TV's counter burn-in that even go so far as to not require any manual maintenance, so don't hesitate to go for one.

However what kind of setting/lighting is this TV going to be in?

Is it also going to be used as a monitor at all, hooked up to a PC with a static display?

Also, be careful offering reps for suggestions, its frowned upon, and I think literally against the rules.
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Burn in with Plasmas is largely not a worry anymore, there are lots of ways the TV's counter burn-in that even go so far as to not require any manual maintenance, so don't hesitate to go for one.

However what kind of setting/lighting is this TV going to be in?

Is it also going to be used as a monitor at all, hooked up to a PC with a static display?

Also, be careful offering reps for suggestions, its frowned upon, and I think literally against the rules.
Thanks!

It will occasionally be used as a monitor.

As for lighting situation, the TV will be placed in a basement.

Removed the rep offering comment from my original post.

Some hyperlinks or specific models would be awesome!
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/9/11 at 1:01pm
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Thanks!

It will occasionally be used as a monitor.

As for lighting situation, the TV will be placed in a basement.

Removed the rep offering comment from my original post.

Some hyperlinks or specific models would be awesome!
Then I'd probably definitely recommend going Plasma. For occasional monitor use, you shouldn't have to worry about IR issues, just don't use it primarily as a PC display I would say. Use in a basement also means you don't really have to worry about a lot of light that makes the Plasmas look dim compared to LCD's, so the Plasma's should give you a better refresh rate for Rock Band so the notes won't have a slight blur when flying across the screen, and the image quality especially as far as the contrast ratio and black levels will be much better.

The two reasons I went with an LED over Plasma is because it is primarily being used as my daily monitor for my sig rig, and it will often be used in sun-lit areas, and I wanted a bright display. The only thing I have a problem with so far is sometimes the deeper darker blacks mesh together and a bit of detail is lost, which makes it a bit tough in games where there are a lot of dark rooms or shadows I have to make out, etc, but its barely an issue. That, and I am constantly moving it from room to room so I have to carry the thing around...I love the hell out of my Samsung though.

My preferred brands would be Samsung or Panasonic, personally, so I'd check out these models:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Panasoni...42S2&cp=1&lp=1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Panasoni...=1218168620157


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