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I will be purchasing a TV in the following days to be used as a monitor for my PC. The main uses for it will mostly be gaming and watching movies off my home server. I have shortlisted it to two TV sets, both 1080p (while I would like a 4k TV, I will be watching it from around 4 metres away which would make the difference negligible. I'm also on a tight budget, and I would rather have a larger screen size for the price). While I do have some basic knowledge with regards to displays, I am by no means experienced in them. From the reviews I read online, both were given good ratings so I'm not sure which I should go for. If anyone could give me any suggestions on which of these two TV's I should go for, I would greatly appreciate it!

LG : http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-47LB650V
Samsung: http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/televisions/flat-tvs/UE48H6240AKXXU

Both have a very similar screen size and same resolution. While I don't have any experience with either's OS, I think I would personally prefer LG's Web OS. The LG does have a higher refresh rate, however I read that these do not actually represent the actual refresh rate. Both are priced similarly (10EUR difference), however I get two free 3D Glasses with the LG set. I will be buying the TV locally so please refrain from suggesting other televisions.

I will be watching them in store (sadly not side by side as they are in different stores), so I can fully judge the picture quality then, however any suggestions would be appreciated smile.gif

Thanks!
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I'd pick the Samsung based on its specs.
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Thanks! Would you mind telling me which particular specs would make you choose the Samsung over the LG?
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I went to see both today and decided on the Samsung. However, there are two models, one with 200Hz CMR and the other with 400Hz. The latter also comes with 2x 3D glasses and a quad core processor. It also 100EUR more expensive. Will there be a big difference between the 200Hz and the 400Hz?

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I guess the question is: are the 2x 3D glasses worth $100 to you. Going from 200 to 400 is simply a doubler that may or may not improve 3D viewing; sometimes lower rates introduce a flicker effect on some games/movies.
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