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I got $1000 to spend, I was thinking of grabbing the samsung 40" 120Hz LED for $899 at frys, any other suggestions on a different TV model??

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I have the LCD non-LED model and like it very much. The problem is it took me three screens ot get a good one.

The first two I bought from newegg and they had aweful flashlighting. First one one side, second on the other. The third I bought a Bestbuy as I though I had run out of returning chances at the egg. The one from bestbuy had a little bit of flashlighting on one side but I was able to completely eliminate it with menu settings. Specifically turning off HDMI black or something and adjusting the brightness and backlight. All three TVs had the same screen panel (AA05).

The issue is completely in assembly and the manufacturer over-tightens the inner screws that hold the screen in place. Fixing it requires voiding your warranty and a phillips screwdriver. I chose to replace mine till I got a good one.

I'll also say that I spent a lot of time in several stores looking at all the major brands and in the store, only the samsungs never showed flashlighting. I saw 2 or 3 LED TV's in stores with flashlighting (both LG and Phillips), and most non-LED LCDs from all brands had some display models with the issue also.

I found it very frustrating. I almost gave up and stayed with my old crappy CRT. In my opinion, an $800-900 device should not have these issues. It's not like the issue is in low quality or cheap parts, its entirely in how tight some one turns their screwdriver (or in the torque setting the machine is set for).

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Kinda my point, 2 years ago I got a Sharp 32" and it has had ghosting issues everyday since, and good lord its annoying when im watching the x-files!!! Damn dark show lol
    
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Yes I recommend looking at the PN50C550 Model from Samsung for plasma set and Sony KDL-46EX500 for LCD. LED edgelit LCD have been known to have an un-uniform picture. Heres a mini review for one of the Samsung's midrange LED LCD sets.

http://www.lcdtv.net/reviews/samsung-un46c6500-review
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Yes I recommend looking at the PN50C550 Model from Samsung for plasma set and Sony KDL-46EX500 for LCD. LED edgelit LCD have been known to have an un-uniform picture. Heres a mini review for one of the Samsung's midrange LED LCD sets.

http://www.lcdtv.net/reviews/samsung-un46c6500-review
So then lets change the question to LED or CCFL?? Which 40" should I go for?
    
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This was marked down to $500 but it's only gone up to $550.

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