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You should take a look at vizio. They have pretty much the best price / quality ratio. as for led vs plasma, they are fairly close, but plasma use more electricity and are bulkier in general.



+1 definitely take a look at Vizio,you'll be surprised.
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post #32 of 123
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You should take a look at vizio. They have pretty much the best price / quality ratio. as for led vs plasma, they are fairly close, but plasma use more electricity and are bulkier in general.

That's become less true year after year with Plasmas. With how thin they've become the "bulkiness" point has been negated. Take a look at the Panasonic ZT60 for example. It's as thin as some LED and LCD TVs out.
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post #33 of 123
To be blunt, you need to spend about 3x the amount on an LED that can compete with even the ST series of Panasonic plasmas as far as picture quality goes. I have a 55gt30 and 65Vt50 and it honestly pains me to go to a buddy's place and watch a crappy LED after having those at home. Motion handling is awful, motion smoother is awful, screen uniformity is awful, and the blacks usually don't come close unless you spend a fortune to get a set with full local dimming.
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To be blunt, you need to spend about 3x the amount on an LED that can compete with even the ST series of Panasonic plasmas as far as picture quality goes. I have a 55gt30 and 65Vt50 and it honestly pains me to go to a buddy's place and watch a crappy LED after having those at home. Motion handling is awful, motion smoother is awful, screen uniformity is awful, and the blacks usually don't come close unless you spend a fortune to get a set with full local dimming.

That's pretty much completely false. Especially now that you can get a $600 Vizio with full array back lighting. (local dimming)
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Well, I just sold the old TV last night, so we're without one for a bit...still not 100% sure what i want.
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post #36 of 123
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That's pretty much completely false. Especially now that you can get a $600 Vizio with full array back lighting. (local dimming)

And according to the CNET review the dimming crushes blacks (low shadow detail) and the dimming effect is very noticeable (ie distracting) on many scenes. You get what you pay for guys. There is still no better bang for your PQ buck than a plasma.
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And according to the CNET review the dimming crushes blacks (low shadow detail) and the dimming effect is very noticeable (ie distracting) on many scenes. You get what you pay for guys. There is still no better bang for your PQ buck than a plasma.

 

 

I tried to find that review on CNET but couldnt, could you link it for me please?

 

Anyone know what panel is in the E550i?

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Here's a snippet from the 2013 Vizio e series review:
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There are several side-effects of this deeper black level, however. In the case of the E500 some of the darker details in shadows were obscured, and in both E-series TVs iwe noticed an obvious dimming effect. With the very hill sequence the E-series dimmed a little too much and then lightened obviously, which could be a little jarring. As the camera swings around you see a figure approach Voldemort, and on the Vizio M-series and the E420 you can make out the detail on his vest, while on the E500 you can only see a black blob.

A expected the ST60 plasma suffered no obvious fluctuations in brightness and had a more natural picture, with deeper black levels, than any of the LCDs.


http://m.cnet.com/reviews/vizio-e550i-a0/35630376
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I tried to find that review on CNET but couldnt, could you link it for me please?

Anyone know what panel is in the E550i?



The vizio e series have full array, if that's what your are asking.
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LED full array FTW!
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