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Hello Guys

I think i am almost decided with this TV, is under the 1200 USD range (My Maximun entire budget)


What do you think of this TV,it is any good? My room is not big,so i think 40" should be enough
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I wouldn't go for anything over 60hz, IMO it's a waste of money and causes problems with the versatility of the TV. Read my post in my sig for more info.
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I wouldn't go for anything over 60hz, IMO it's a waste of money and causes problems with the versatility of the TV. Read my post in my sig for more info.
I disagree 100%. The interpolation that 120/240Hz TVs offer makes movie and TV watching much more enjoyable and can be turned off for gaming. Your article bashes 120Hz TVs as not being "true 120Hz TVs," but name me one television source that sends a 120Hz signal to begin with. Even if there were a blu-ray player that sent a "true" 120Hz signal to a "true" 120Hz TV, you've still tasked the blu-ray player to interpolate frames.

Eduardv: I'm quite impressed with the 2010 Sony and LG LEDs. Do you need the 3D capability of the EX800? If not, you may save some money going for a X700. Also consider checking out the 42in LG LE5500 or LE5400:
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There's also not much information on them (maybe it was recently released), but here's the LG 7300 series Infinia LED:


Someone posted somewhere on OCN this past week about this TV and a special deal he found.
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I disagree 100%. The interpolation that 120/240Hz TVs offer makes movie and TV watching much more enjoyable and can be turned off for gaming. Your article bashes 120Hz TVs as not being "true 120Hz TVs," but name me one television source that sends a 120Hz signal to begin with. Even if there were a blu-ray player that sent a "true" 120Hz signal to a "true" 120Hz TV, you've still tasked the blu-ray player to interpolate frames.

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Yes,i am deciding between The LG le5500 and the HX800,REGARDING 3D,Yes because of my little cousins.

The thing is that the HX800 comes with infinite dynamic contrast ratio,while the LG comes with 5.000.000: 1 contrast ratio.

Both come with on/off sensor ,and they are good looking with a very nice image.

Also the LE5500 comes with only 120HZ refresh rate,while the HX800 comes with 240 HZ for a few bucks more.

Right now i am leaning towards the HX800,but i havent seen the offering of Samsung though. :S
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I disagree 100%. The interpolation that 120/240Hz TVs offer makes movie and TV watching much more enjoyable and can be turned off for gaming. Your article bashes 120Hz TVs as not being "true 120Hz TVs," but name me one television source that sends a 120Hz signal to begin with. Even if there were a blu-ray player that sent a "true" 120Hz signal to a "true" 120Hz TV, you've still tasked the blu-ray player to interpolate frames.

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There are none. But TV sucks, we buy the big screens for games. The movies are going to be fine, but in my experience and research, 120hz sets, even with interpolation turned off, have higher levels of input lag.
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There are none. But TV sucks, we buy the big screens for games. The movies are going to be fine, but in my experience and research, 120hz sets, even with interpolation turned off, have higher levels of input lag.
Yes,TV's have always greater input lags than monitor,howevermsince i will not be gaming in the TV.in that matter i will be fine though.

240 HZ in the TV's are for a more fluid movement.

In fact you can even see a difference between 240HZ and 120 HZ in a movie for example.
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Yes,i am deciding between The LG le5500 and the HX800,REGARDING 3D,Yes because of my little cousins.

The thing is that the HX800 comes with infinite dynamic contrast ratio,while the LG comes with 5.000.000: 1 contrast ratio.

Both come with on/off sensor ,and they are good looking with a very nice image.

Also the LE5500 comes with only 120HZ refresh rate,while the HX800 comes with 240 HZ for a few bucks more.

Right now i am leaning towards the HX800,but i havent seen the offering of Samsung though. :S
Ignore the contrast ratios! Those numbers are almost entirely made up, so you cannot use them to compare between brands. Last year's 50,000:1 TV might be advertised as 100,000:1 this year. It's complete marketing babble.

Have you considered a 3D plasma?
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Ignore the contrast ratios! Those numbers are almost entirely made up, so you cannot use them to compare between brands. Last year's 50,000:1 TV might be advertised as 100,000:1 this year. It's complete marketing babble.

Have you considered a 3D plasma?
Amazon.com: Panasonic VIERA TC-P42GT25 42-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV, Black: Electronics
Are these things supposed to burn,ive been told that the durability of the plasmas are much less than those of LCD LED,and consume more energy.

Is that right?
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Are these things supposed to burn,ive been told that the durability of the plasmas are much less than those of LCD LED,and consume more energy.

Is that right?
Yes, you can experience image retention / burn in if you're not careful with the TV. In your case however, you're not going to be using it for gaming or PC work, so your risk is almost 0%. Most sets (including the Panasonic) have anti-burnin features that shift pixels around every few minutes to reduce the risk even further. Just don't leave it on CNN Money channel for hours on end or any channel that has a static ticker along the bottom.

Plasmas produce the BEST picture quality and angled viewing of any TV (excluding the financially unrealistic OLED TVs). They do consume more energy than a LCD or LCD-LED, but on a practical level it's at most another $20-30/year in average energy cost. A reasonable compromise for the picture quality IMO.

Lifespan between plasmas and LCD/LCD-LEDs is pretty damn close with the newer plasmas. LCD-LED TVs will obviously last longer, but in ten years time you may be ready to upgrade your TV anyway (2K and 4K resolution is on the horizon).

I read somewhere that this year's Panasonic plasmas VT25 and GT25 series were reviewed by CNET as the best picture quality of 2010.




I have all three technology TVs:

#1) A 42in 720p Panasonic (commercial-grade) plasma display which is 5 years old and working perfectly fine with has no burn in. I wish it were 1080p and had HDMI connections, but not much I can do about that. We use it for HDTV and blu-ray watching. It is hooked up to a HTPC as well, but we ensure the HTPC has a screensaver that turns on after a couple minutes.

#2) A 46in 1080p Samsung LCD-LED (full array LED) TV which is now 1yr old (but a 2007 model). It has a breathtaking picture thanks to its local-dimming LEDs, but it would still be beat by a new 1080p plasma in picture quality. I use this for PS3 gaming and blu-ray watching through the HTPC linked in my signature.

#3) A 40in 1080p Samsung LCD TV almost a year old. It's picture quality is by far the worst of the bunch, but I also only use it for a bedroom TV (Standard Def TV source) and occasional Netflix instant-streaming watching.
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