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Buying a new TV, What do you have?....

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Wyattspop, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Wyattspop

    Wyattspop Regular member

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    I need to buy a new TV and fast. Normally I'd spend a week or more reading reviews and then shopping it out, but it's time-sensitive in this instance. My little boy's TV has had it and I want to replace it immediately. He's getting my 36" Vizio (it's our bedroom TV, I have a $25K home theater downstairs with the serious equipment, 7.1 and even my center channel is the size of a small child (-;/
    1) What's your take on 3D-TV's? I've heard mixed reviews..
    2) LCD or Plasma? I can fit a 40" in the cabinet if that helps. I have an LCD and a DLP now. Steered clear of Plasma at my last purchase when I saw night scenes had a green tint on all Plasmas.
    3) How about brand? I liked the Vizio I'm giving my son except it was a 720, my mistake. I'm a big fan of all Samsung screens, Toshiba maybe..I'd love your opinion.
    Cheers
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    don't get plasma because of burnin issue & higher energy requirements compared to led\lcd screens.
     
  3. Jeffrey_P

    Jeffrey_P Regular member

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    Ive owned the same Plasma 42" since 2004. No burn issue here. Use a screen saver or blank screen.

    A few years back LED and plasma were pretty equal overall picture quality. Not any longer, plasma has taken a huge step forward leaving LED in its wake.

    Biggest problem with Plasma technology is power consumption. Ive had it mounted on a VESA wall mount since the beginning. It helps dissipate heat very well. I use the exhaust side of my shopVac to keep the components clean as a whistle.

    If a potential buyer doesnt have a lot of space or plans to mount it in a Cabinet (which is a bad idea idea no matter what technology you are using), go LED.

    Jeff
     
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    I have 3 Samsung TV's and 1 Sharp in my house.Three are mounted on wall brackets. The other one in an entertainment center.They all work great
     
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    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Thanks DDP, always enjoy your posts.. Yeah, I've seen the burn-in on one of my own screens, not something I could live with and I actually care about power in my home, it's 105 in summer, imagine our electric bills. All that plus weak blacks sold me on LCD, now to find the best one. I like the smart TV concept, web access in bed would be cool, I'd also like to try a 3D but many early-adopters haven't exactly raved about the results so far. I think they release new tech while still working out the bugs. So I guess it's down to brands..If money were no object, would you go with w Sammy, Visio, Sony Bravia, Tosh..?
     
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    Wyattspop Regular member

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    Hey Jeff, yeah, I actually love the image of a good plasma but this will be a bedroom TV so it's gonna be cabinet-mounted (heat would be a possible issue). I've heard they've made some strides on the poor representation of black, I watch movies 90% of the time so well-executed dark scenes are critical. I'm about ready for a new monitor in my home theater, maybe I can go with a plasma down there. Thanks much
     
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    Wyattspop Regular member

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    My main home theater monitor is a 57" Sammy DLP so I'm a big fan, I'd get another Sammy anytime..Can't wall-mount this one though Sarge, it's in the bedroom where a huge wall unit houses the Screen, curios on the sides...gotta go with a stand-mounted TV, 42" max.
    As an ex USAF Airman, thanks for your service in Vietnam.
     
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    if have no problem with current samsung then get another 1.
     
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    im using a sony bravia smart tv,lcd with led backlighting.the picture is great.
    the downside is tv speakers distort if volumn is too loud and it doesnt support all files playback.also requires a $100 usb wireless thing if i want to stream or use smart tv features wireless.
     
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    i just have a pioneer kuro 50" plasma as the main tv and a 37"panny in the bedroom,30" hannspree in the kitchen and an old panny 32"crt in the lounge cant move it its so heavy lol .
     
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    i have a sony trinitron in computer room an old crt 51 cm and a 48cm crt sammy in the bedroom.when i gave away my nec 68cm crt it was very heavy had to get my neighbour to help me move it to the car.
     

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