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post #46 of 71
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I can. I don't have proof, but I'm REALLY detail oriented, and I can see the differences.

Jon.
I agree...as long as the size of the tv doesn't overwhelm the decor of your living room.

Just don't be that guy with the 103" flat panel in the living room.
post #47 of 71
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The Aquos has (had?) banding issues so even though it was noticably cheaper and larger at 42" I decided against it.

I'm pretty sure you looked at the worst Aquos panel available. There's 3 different ones in each size.
post #48 of 71
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I'm pretty sure you looked at the worst Aquos panel available. There's 3 different ones in each size.

ya. the acquos is quite universally regarded as an excellent, top-of-the-line tv.
post #49 of 71
Is now a good time to buy an LCD? We're looking at another one now, either the Bravia or Aquos, in about 52". Is there a new major leap in technology comming or is now the right time to buy?
post #50 of 71
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Is now a good time to buy an LCD? We're looking at another one now, either the Bravia or Aquos, in about 52". Is there a new major leap in technology comming or is now the right time to buy?
Now would be fine, considering S.E.D. is having legal difficulty, and may never come about, while it'll be quite some time before we start seeing O.L.E.D. televisions that will have a large screen, and an affordable pricetag.
post #51 of 71
A lot of LCDs are 1080p, which is the future broadcast standard. I think any changes in the near future are going to be incremental, i.e. wider color range and blacker blacks. Plus, the prices are likely to fall sharply.
post #52 of 71
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
I recently got a relatively cheaply priced Samsung model (1080p/40") the LNT4061F, works perfectly fine, has gotten good reviews on forums, is full HD and meets my needs (no TV watching, only for films and the ability to plug in my laptop, planning to move on HD-DVD/Blu-ray in 1-2 yrs). If you're good at bargaining you can bring the price down quite a lot; a combination of manipulation, information gathering and outright lying has helped me bring down the price by over $400. Keep in mind that a good TV might not be enough to really obtain the quality level you're shooting for; the right cables and calibration will also have their importance.

Samsung is an excellent company to look at as they have a zero burned pixels tolerance policy (something that most manufacturers don't offer) and actually build screens for other companies.
I am now leaning toward buying a Samsung LCD as it seems to get better reviews than Sharp or Sony. Did you compare your Samsung model to comparable models from the latter two manufacturers before buying? To the Samsung LN-T4065F?
post #53 of 71
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I am now leaning toward buying a Samsung LCD as it seems to get better reviews than Sharp or Sony. Did you compare your Samsung model to comparable models from the latter two manufacturers before buying? To the Samsung LN-T4065F?

I can't recall which two major brands, Sony (I believe) and another brand manufacture the bulk of their LCD's together, in a co-op factory...the only difference between the TV from one manufacture and the other, if both are produced in the same factory is the type of tuner used, the connections the TV comes with, the speaker system, and the type of software used.

Jon.
post #54 of 71
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I am now leaning toward buying a Samsung LCD as it seems to get better reviews than Sharp or Sony. Did you compare your Samsung model to comparable models from the latter two manufacturers before buying? To the Samsung LN-T4065F?

When you say "compare" are you talking about reviews and features online or do you mean actually going to the store and looking at picture quality? I hope you mean the latter because thats the best way to pick out the tv. I'm pretty big into tv's and I've noticed that everyone has a different opinion when it comes to picture quality so the best way to see which pq you like the most is to go to the store.
post #55 of 71
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Thanks for the info on AVS. Didn't know about the board.

I'm partial to the Pioneer line and would like a 42" TV but will read the boards a bit and get more ideas on the companies to avoid. I'm guessing i'll go with the 1080i as long as it doesn't break the bank. I'd like to keep it under $1500 if at all possible, but haven't done a lot of price comparisons.
steve

I like the Pioneer plazma TVs more than LCD displays in general. The black is more black, which in my opinion makes the picture more crisp.

Of course you can`t go wrong with any of the good LCDs either, but I think they are better for still pictures in comparison to moving pictures. I don`t know for sure though, as I am no expert.
post #56 of 71
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
I can't recall which two major brands, Sony (I believe) and another brand manufacture the bulk of their LCD's together, in a co-op factory...the only difference between the TV from one manufacture and the other, if both are produced in the same factory is the type of tuner used, the connections the TV comes with, the speaker system, and the type of software used.

Jon.

Yes, I believe it is Sony and Samsung.
post #57 of 71
For watching TV (as opposed to a computer screen), I haven't yet seen an LCD I've liked.

--Andre
post #58 of 71
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For watching TV (as opposed to a computer screen), I haven't yet seen an LCD I've liked.

--Andre

What do you prefer then?

Jon.
post #59 of 71
For flat screens, plasma. For projectors, one of those Sony GX90s please.

--Andre
post #60 of 71
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For watching TV (as opposed to a computer screen), I haven't yet seen an LCD I've liked.

--Andre
Actually, as an owner of both a LCD and a Plasma, I prefer the PQ of the plasma, and the versatility of the LCD. Both have their positives and negatives. I'll be the first to admit, that I fell alot of people have misconceptions regarding Plasma televisions and the burn-in issues. Then again maybe their just misinformed.
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