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so i have held out long enough and ready to upgrade my samsung 32" lcd to a 55" led and my budget is no more then $1400, but if its a really good deal i could swing $1500.

i dont care for the 3D hype and i dont see much difference between 120Hz and 240Hz so it will be a regular 120Hz LED set.

i understand that backlit LED is better then edge lit, but edge lit is cheaper and thinner so far. i want to stick to samsung and maybe sony, but samsung is my first choice just because i simply love their tvs.

smart apps are optional since i have a ps3, xbox 360, wii, htpc, and ipad 2 (yes, overkill technophile lol)


here are some models im currently looking at:

Samsung UN55C6500 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV 2010 model (Black) -


Samsung UN55C6300 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV 2010 model (Black) -
Samsung UN55D6300 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV 2011 model (Black) -

reps for any good recommendations, advice, or anything useful. thanks in advance =)
    
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Go with a 240hz, if you ever decide to do nvidia 3d.
Also take a good look at sharp quatros I hear lots of good things about them. (yes I am a Sharp fan)
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avsforum.com

Look there. Nuff said.
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Okay, I don't want to be the guy that tells you plasma is better than LED and all the crap.

The Samsung LED televisions are great but I would like to warn you that just about all LED LCDs have some sort of screen uniformity issue. Some may not even be noticeable though.

I used to own a Sony 40EX700 in my bedroom and when looking at a black screen at night it just looked awful because some areas were noticeably brighter than others.
In our family room we have a Sony 55EX710 and this LED LCD has is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the EX700. It's almost non-existent but, to some extent, still there.

I have a Samsung plasma (C590) and a Panasonic plasma (GT25) and they are 100% uniform.

Of course you probably know that LED TVs use much less power.
Out of the ones you choose, I'd get the best one in your budget.
Check out Cnet for reviews and televisioninfo.com is also great. Samsung is one of the best so you can't really go wrong there

DON'T fall for the 240Hz crap, it's honestly not better. There are a lot of 120Hz displays that display motion better than 240Hz TVs, they aren't TRUE 240Hz but then again 120Hz isn't really TRUE 120Hz either (at least not in most TVs).
    
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I will try and keep this simple. No huge wall of text Plasma is only good if the room will be dark 24/7. Any sunlight and the glare will be horrible. Plasmas also run hotter. When picking out a TV of that size contrast ratio is very important. The higher the better.

I would stay go with samsung. Best picture for the money. Sure vizio makes a decent set and sony has some nice over priced tv's,but if you want a quality set stay with samsung.

I personally like this one; is the 6 series so its 1080p with 5,000,000 contrast. If you have more money to waste that go with the 8 series, You wont be dissapointed.


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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
Go with a 240hz, if you ever decide to do nvidia 3d.
Also take a good look at sharp quatros I hear lots of good things about them. (yes I am a Sharp fan)
i will look at some sharps and their reviews. i probably will skip 3d and wait until OLED if it gets cheaper lol. thanks.

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Originally Posted by TheSchlaf View Post
avsforum.com

Look there. Nuff said.
i will post this thread there and see what kind of info i get. thanks

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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
Okay, I don't want to be the guy that tells you plasma is better than LED and all the crap.

The Samsung LED televisions are great but I would like to warn you that just about all LED LCDs have some sort of screen uniformity issue. Some may not even be noticeable though.

I used to own a Sony 40EX700 in my bedroom and when looking at a black screen at night it just looked awful because some areas were noticeably brighter than others.
In our family room we have a Sony 55EX710 and this LED LCD has is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the EX700. It's almost non-existent but, to some extent, still there.

I have a Samsung plasma (C590) and a Panasonic plasma (GT25) and they are 100% uniform.

Of course you probably know that LED TVs use much less power.
Out of the ones you choose, I'd get the best one in your budget.
Check out Cnet for reviews and televisioninfo.com is also great. Samsung is one of the best so you can't really go wrong there

DON'T fall for the 240Hz crap, it's honestly not better. There are a lot of 120Hz displays that display motion better than 240Hz TVs, they aren't TRUE 240Hz but then again 120Hz isn't really TRUE 120Hz either (at least not in most TVs).
haha no worries. i have a friend who swears by his panasonic plasma, but this will be in my living room where there is a lot of sunlight so plasma is not an option. i will look into that sony model you have thanks.

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I will try and keep this simple. No huge wall of text Plasma is only good if the room will be dark 24/7. Any sunlight and the glare will be horrible. Plasmas also run hotter. When picking out a TV of that size contrast ratio is very important. The higher the better.

I would stay go with samsung. Best picture for the money. Sure vizio makes a decent set and sony has some nice over priced tv's,but if you want a quality set stay with samsung.

I personally like this one; is the 6 series so its 1080p with 5,000,000 contrast. If you have more money to waste that go with the 8 series, You wont be dissapointed.


Amazon.com: Samsung UN55C6500 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV (Black): Electronics
your recommendation was first on my list
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Go with a 240hz, if you ever decide to do nvidia 3d.
Also take a good look at sharp quatros I hear lots of good things about them. (yes I am a Sharp fan)
240Hz means definite interpolation... .yuck.
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I have the 6500 Sharp and LOVE IT! Best TV I have owned (I have had Plasmas, SXRD, LCD, Lcos, etc). This TV is just great.
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I have the 6500 Sharp and LOVE IT! Best TV I have owned (I have had Plasmas, SXRD, LCD, Lcos, etc). This TV is just great.
care to share the exact model?
    
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... When picking out a TV of that size contrast ratio is very important. The higher the better...
Extremely high contrast ratios are simply a marketing gimmick, so I wouldn't put too much emphasis into that.

I do agree that Samsung makes some of the best tvs and the ones you linked to look good

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