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    Default In the market for a new TV

    Man, there sure is a lot out there and the prices have come down considerably since I last got semi serious about a new TV. Hoping some people have actual experiences with the type of TV we are looking for and gladly appreciate any helpful insights ya'll may have.

    Anyway, what we are looking for is either a 42" or 46" HDTV(would love to go larger but won't work in our room) with the best possible motion blur control possible. Motion blur of even the smallest amount is a bother to me(sometimes others can't see it but I do) so with this in mind I was thinking I need to stick with plasma(since burn in is not an issue any more?) but I'm told that LED may be an option too.
    WiFi is important also as we want to be able to at least access Netflix. With this in mind I wonder if we need to concentrate on the TV having this feature or would it be a better option to be sure whatever blue ray player we decide to get have this?

    So this is our starting point and from what I've been reading the next few weeks will be the best time for us to spend $$ on a TV.....thanx!

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    Weeks prior to superbowl is also a good time for big discount sales.

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    In my opinion, plasma is the best bet for you, especially if motion blur is an issue. I've never noticed the slightest bit of motion blur with my Panny Plasma. It still looks great even after 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbillw View Post
    In my opinion, plasma is the best bet for you, especially if motion blur is an issue. I've never noticed the slightest bit of motion blur with my Panny Plasma. It still looks great even after 3 years.
    I second that. Panny Plasma is the way to go..
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    I just saw on NBC's(I think it was NBC) nightly news last night that some of the top TV makers are planning a magor price drop very soon. Might be worth checking up on that before you buy one. I love my 1080P Panasonic plasma !!


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    Make that major price drop.

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    Well, current pricing is better than I expected so further reductions will be gravy!
    Anybody using their HDTV to watch 480i signls(non HD)...our Direct TV is not on the HD package and for the amount of TV we watch I can't see paying for it but I want a decent if not above average picture with standard digitial signals.

    After a bit of research it appears I should not get hung up on a "streaming" TV since a lot of BD players have it on them?...and we will be buying one too.

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    I use the 480 feed through the coax,instead of 720/1080 via HDMI because it's the only way I can enable closed captions. It looks almost as good as the HD! I bought the ethernet cables and a router to run Netflix from my Pan. BDP a long time ago and still haven't bothered to connect it yet!

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    I have a question for the TV gurus out there...

    I was looking at Samsung tv's...and initially, i wasnt looking into the 3D tvs. But I was noticing that Samsung's 55" LED 120Hz, 7,000,000:1 contrast ratio was $2400

    But the Samsung 55" 3D LED tv...240Hz, 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio is only $500 more.

    They even have a 58" (so 3" bigger) 3D plasma, 600Hz...for $2700.

    I guess what I'm asking...3D aside...arent these better TV's anyway? You might be paying $100 more for the 3D capability...but I would pay an extra $100 for 3D...its the extra $400+ thats pushing it.
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    If you plan on purchasing 3D material and the glasses required to go with (about $250 each pair) and you see yourself sitting on the couch watching something with those idiotic glasses on your face the whole time, then I'd say pay the extra........

    If you like the 2d image and that's all it's about I'd get the plasma.

    I've seen an LG 1080p plasma 60" for $1800ish....
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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512 View Post
    I have a question for the TV gurus out there...

    I was looking at Samsung tv's...and initially, i wasnt looking into the 3D tvs. But I was noticing that Samsung's 55" LED 120Hz, 7,000,000:1 contrast ratio was $2400

    But the Samsung 55" 3D LED tv...240Hz, 8,000,000:1 contrast ratio is only $500 more.

    They even have a 58" (so 3" bigger) 3D plasma, 600Hz...for $2700.

    I guess what I'm asking...3D aside...arent these better TV's anyway? You might be paying $100 more for the 3D capability...but I would pay an extra $100 for 3D...its the extra $400+ thats pushing it.
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    Hey man. If I recall correctly, contrast ratio isn't really the best metric for comparison across tvs, as it can be measured in different ways. I would expect the majority of what you're paying for is 3d capability. I can't imagine the blacks being that much more black on the $500 higher tv, but maybe someone here has deeper knowledge than I...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jflail2 View Post
    Hey man. If I recall correctly, contrast ratio isn't really the best metric for comparison across tvs, as it can be measured in different ways. I would expect the majority of what you're paying for is 3d capability. I can't imagine the blacks being that much more black on the $500 higher tv, but maybe someone here has deeper knowledge than I...
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    Don't forget, you can get great picture quality with over the air HD broadcasts.
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    If you have 12 ft to the viewing wall you can run a high def projector that will blow the socks off anything in the LCD or plasma market.No judder or lag.And have a 4ftx9ft wide screen to look at.You can run everything through the projector games,PS3, cable, sat, blue ray, free to air TV.You can even upgrade all source to HDMI 1080 and get full HD on everything even 3D movies.But you would still need to wear the silly glasses.Plasma,s heat up the room and use heaps of power.A projector uses 60watts.most come with 3 year warranties standard these days and are rock solid. Bang for buck you cant beat a quality projector and a great sound system the ultimate home theater experince.

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