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Well, my Samsung LCD finally kicked the bucket and now it's time to pony up and get a new t.v. I've had this t.v. since 2008, so I'm sure things have changed a bit since then as far as technology goes.
I'm pretty much just looking for a good t.v. without internet and that is not 3D. After reading a bit I sort of got a little confused as to which is better between LCD or LED. I play XBox on occasion and I'm not this huge gamer, so this will have no effect on what I purchase. Just looking for a good t.v. that will give me a good picture. So far I have my eye set on a 47 in. LG.
This post was edited by RonBurgundy78 16 months ago
All LED is LCD, but not all LCD is LED. The difference is that screens called LED use LED backlighting, which is usually better. I believe non-LED LCDs use CCFL tubes for backlighting.
The better bang for the buck right now is still plasma. At the same pricepoint, plasma will give you a much better picture than an led/lcd tv - especially when it comes to contrast and black levels. Look at the Panasonic plasmas - I bought a 50" from Best Buy a few weeks ago for $699 (I think) and it is fantastic and nowhere near as thick or heavy as plasma screens used to be. In fact, I would say my 50" plasma is about half as thick and weighs about the same as the 37" Westinghouse lcd from 2005/2006 that it replaced.
I would only go with an LED/LCD right now if 1) you were spending a lot of money to get one of the top models or 2) the appearance of the set is important to you (I don't mean how the screen itself looks, I mean having a razor thin tv).
That have a new TV coming out that is supposedly 4 times better resolution than the current HD TV's that are out there. Its 4 "something" and they said they should be out later this year. And supposedly there is an 8 "something" that is down the line that is even better than the 4-something. I read that they showed it at the Electronics show. Wish I could remember where I read the article.
Edit: I guess it is called 4K and has been used in cinemas for awhile but now they have one for Home use. Comes on a 84" screen.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by sec13graphics 16 months ago
"...an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits" JFK
I'm in sort of the same boat, but my tv is still kicking. Sad that I say that when I bought it in 2007.
OLEDs are going to be the new craze, but they'll cost your left nut they're so expensive.
Don't feel too bad. I bought mine in 2008. Damn thing cost over a grand too.
Both interesting techs with no practical use at the moment.
With 4k/8k, there are two problems. First, there isn't really any source for media in 4k/8k available to consumers. Second, you'd have to either buy a giant TV or sit very close to it in order for your eyes to tell the difference. For many typical home viewing arrangements, even 1080p is overkill over 720p in that respect.
OLED has been "the next big thing" for maybe 4-5 years running now. Anything beyond an ipad-sized screen is prohibitively expensive, and they are having an issue where blue sub-part of the OLEDs has only a fraction of the lifespan of its red and green counterparts.
My dad has a 50" plasma that cost something like $3,000 when he bought it several years ago. He about shit his pants when I told him I got mine for $699.
Well, tomorrow turned into tonight. I'm now the proud owner of a new LG LED t.v. I just couldn't wait until tomorrow.
Thanks for all the comments. My wife insisted on the LG and it was the last one here at our local Best Buy, so I had to jump on it.
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cool! I knew nothing about it but had read something.
I still have big box TV's in my houses.
This post was edited by sec13graphics 16 months ago
I've heard that LG is good. I have also heard that visio supplies a good TV at a good price.
I've heard a lot of good things as well. All I have to do now is try to figure out the best color and audio settings foe this thing. Wanna make sure I get the best out of this thing.
Go to avsforum and search for your model. I can almost guarantee that there will be a long thread about it in which at least one person has shared tweaks to optimize the picture.
cool! Thanks! That is good to know about.
Its amazing how the internet has changed our world. Thank God for Al Gore!
I just bought a 60" Panasonic plasma with Amazon Prime for $1000.
Like you, I didn't want 3D, Internet, etc....
We have five TVs that were around when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. I do not replace them, because none of us tend to watch much TV and new ones keep getting better and cheaper. One of these days I will get rid of a couple of them and buy a couple of 80" TVs with new technology for $500 each. The way things are going, it seems like that is not too far into the future.
This post was edited by Morethanafan 16 months ago
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