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Poll Results: Which of these is the best choice?

 
  • 18% (16)
    46" Sony Bravia (W Series) LCD
  • 55% (48)
    46" Samsung Series 8 LCD
  • 26% (23)
    50" Panasonic Viera Plasma
87 Total Votes  
post #11 of 48
If you are going to get a Sony, you need to get the XBR models which means a big jump in price. You get what you pay for, but the price is steep indeed. From that list, I'd go with the Samsung. Plasma sets use up ridiculous amounts of power and the picture looks sharper on LCDs to me (though that is personal). Plus, no burn in time on LCDs.
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post #12 of 48
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Thanks guys. Due reps will be given soon just waiting on responses.
post #13 of 48
I am the happy owner of the exact Samsung Series 8 46''.

I am absolutely perfectly pleased with it. Contrast and image quality is great. In fact, I upgraded from a 37'' Sony Plasma before where I had minor burn-in issues. The image looks better on the Samsung, but it has a higher res so that's hard to compare. My friend has a 50 (or 52? ish) Sony Plasma which also looks great.

Bottom line is I think you'd be happy with any of the 3. How far away are you from the TV? The 50'' might be better if you're sitting far away. If you're worried about power / saving the environment then get the LCD

Good luck on your purchase and don't forget to get some surround sound to go with one of those beasts.
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post #14 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudd View Post
u need to read up on image retention and burn in. with the new plasma technology out now, its pretty much done away with unless you let your tv set there on one image for hours.
Thank you. I'm so tired of everyone mentioning burn in on plasmas still. It's a non-issue with today's sets.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
You get what you pay for, but the price is steep indeed.
That rule of thumb is very true with HDTVs. You definitely do get what you pay for.


I voted for the Samsung - I've got a 46" ToC 6-series and it's really great. The 8 series are sick. Only thing I'd look at with those is if you need all the DLNA and other extranneous features on those sets. I got the 6-series because I didn't need of that stuff and couldnt justify paying extra for them. So you could potentially get a larger screen with a few less features.
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post #15 of 48
From one samsung LCD owner, do the samsung, excellent picture quality, and you can use it as a monitor if you want to.
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post #16 of 48
I voted samsung as well, their lcds are simply amazing.
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post #17 of 48
LCD if you have an HD source most of the time, otherwise Plasma.
post #18 of 48
The Samsung 8 series is the best of those 3. If you can afford it the 9 series is top of the line for Samsung. IF you are considering Sony, I think the Z series is better than the W and should cost about the same as the Samsung 8's. I just got my 42' LG Scarlet last Monday and the picture quality is amazing.
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post #19 of 48
Get the 46" Samsung, you will NOT be disappointed. I have a similar model and it's flawless.
post #20 of 48
Go for the 46" Samsung LCD
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