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Looking for new HDTV, 46" - 60". Reccomendations?

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I am planning to buy a new TV this week maybe and have a few options lined up for my shorlist. I don't want anything smaller than 46 inches and nothing bigger than 60 inches. My budget is £1000.

SONY BRAVIA KDL46HX753

 

LG 47LM660T

 

SAMSUNG UE50ES6300UXXU

 

PANASONIC TX-P50UT50B

 

SHARP AQUOS LC60LE636E

Which of these TV's would you reccommend to buy?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 48
I would personally go Sharp, because I have had quite a bit of their TV's. But Sony is also a fantastic option.
Those would be my recommendations for you.
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Thanks for your reply. I am leaning toward the LG, Sony or Sharp myself. I've seen all of these TV's myself except the LG (I actually work in Comet) so have an idea of their quality, but just want some other opinions before I go out with my wife and make a decision.

 

My views...

 

The Panasonic looks great, is a nice size, and is very smooth but I am wary of Plasma with being a gamer (Xbox 360). 

 

I am not entirely convinced with Samsung gear at the moment at their lower end (I consider anything £1500 and under low end for Samsung, lol). 

 

I like the look of the LG and it has alot of useful features but it is the only TV I haven't ha d a chance to view yet (I intend to view it tomorrow). My current TV is LG and it has lasted well and looks good.

 

I like the Sony because I have a Sony Blu Ray player and a Sony AV Reciever also so would go nice for Bravia Sync. I also think it looks nice.

 

I think the Sharp looks great for a 60 inch, and is quite smooth, but have a niggling doubt about it, though I just cannot place what or why. I think mainly because of the contrast.

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post #4 of 48
Don't be fooled by biased side by sides. Check the back of the TV and see how it's hooked up.

It is common for Best Buy and other stores to hook up one TV by HDMI and use Component for another when trying to meet a sales quota for a particular item. Another trick they use is calibrating one TV to look perfect and uncalibrating the one next to it.


Sony and Samsung always get my vote. I would go by features you want in the TV.
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I have the 46" variant of this TV
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0071O4EKU

I bought it because it had all the features I wanted (high refresh rate, thin, good brand) and lacked the features I didn't want to pay for like the smart features. I use it with my HTPC/360/PS3/Cable box all through a receiver so it has worked out well for me. I personally didn't want netflix on the tv itself because my experiences in the past with smart features have been lackluster.
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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post

I have the 46" variant of this TV
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0071O4EKU
I bought it because it had all the features I wanted (high refresh rate, thin, good brand) and lacked the features I didn't want to pay for like the smart features. I use it with my HTPC/360/PS3/Cable box all through a receiver so it has worked out well for me. I personally didn't want netflix on the tv itself because my experiences in the past with smart features have been lackluster.

You can get the Android OS on a HDMI stick and that will run any Smart TV features you want on any TV made in the past decade. Also Dedicated Samsung/Sony Bluray players have Netflix, Hulu, etc etc as well
Edited by BeerPowered - 10/21/12 at 11:31am
post #7 of 48
To me with TVs, the bigger the better. 60 inches beats 46 inches every time, especially when the 60 inch set looks as good as the Sharp. The Aquos definitely gets my vote...
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To me with TVs, the bigger the better. 60 inches beats 46 inches every time, especially when the 60 inch set looks as good as the Sharp. The Aquos definitely gets my vote...

60in sure is nice. I visit the 90" Sharp Aquos every once and awhile. I pray that one day it will be mine.
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Don't be fooled by biased side by sides. Check the back of the TV and see how it's hooked up.
It is common for Best Buy and other stores to hook up one TV by HDMI and use Component for another when trying to meet a sales quota for a particular item. Another trick they use is calibrating one TV to look perfect and uncalibrating the one next to it.


Don't worry, I am well aware of this tactic. I intend to just use my USB with some preloaded 1080p movies on it (Avengers for defnite, lol) for my own comparisons rather than use store utilities. Either that or my Xbox 360 slim with my own HDMI cable.

 

I am very tempted by the 60 inch but if I go for that I'll need a wall mount because it will be too big for my stand. It will fit on the wall though with some space to spare.

 

Also as a note, I have Smart features on my Blu Ray player, but never really use them. I see that sort of stuff as a gimmick really as I'll just use my iPhone for stuff like that if I'm honest. 3D isn't a dealbreaker either. I like the LG for it's full splitscreen via glasses feature though.


Edited by Lifeshield - 10/21/12 at 12:49pm
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My 46 inch is OK for me, but I lay down an watch TV, my head being about 2.8 m awaysmile.gif. Notice the clouding thing, many people will start to swear when you mention it. Some of these TVs are direct lit, and it reduces the risk that you have to send it back. You can use the search function on amazon to find the posts. There isn't many that use it unfortunately and they will be thicker, and the quality of the screen a not quit as good as Samsung best mad.gif.

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