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Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Thinking of getting a 46-47" LCD TV to replace the existing Sharp 42". I guess my budget will be under $1200. Don't care for 3D but would want something with 120hz+. I don't play games. It will mainly be for watching programs from Dish, OTA, and WD TV Live.

Any recommendation?
Old 11-02-11, 10:23 AM
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

any reason you aren't looking at plasmas? The new Panasonic 50ST30 should be well under that budget by a $100 or so.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Toshiba 55G310U 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV for $800 on amazon.

Awesome deal.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Never own a plasma TV so that is my only reason. Isn't LCD better for a room with lots of sunlight? The location where the TV reside has to be under 47" or with a width of less than 43". If space was not limited, I would have gone 60-70" a long time ago.

Looking at Costco, there is a Samsung 46" 120hz LED LCD and a Sharp 46" 240hz LED LCD. Are they any good and is Sharp still good?
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

I bought a Samsung 46" LCD two summers ago and it's pretty good. It doesn't have 120 Hz, but quite frankly that's a pretty unpleasant feature to have anyways.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Just trying to future proof myself a bit since 120/240hz are the newest.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

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Just trying to future proof myself a bit since 120/240hz are the newest.
They're not really a format though, they're a "tweak". Have you seen it in action? Most electronics stores will have at least one display showing 120 Hz in action, it's that weird, soap opera effect that makes even live action footage look like CGI.

Unless you've done extensive demo'ing at a store or a friends house and you know that's what you want, I'd recommend against it.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Hmm... My friend has a Samsung 55" LED. Don't remember if it's 120 or 240. I did noticed that when we were watching movies, the video seem to play a bit faster than 1x. That is the case from playing a 1080p mkv or from Time Warner On Demand. Is that what you are referring to?
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I coulda sworn I responded earlier this morning. Basically, the 120Hz is the refresh rate of the video, but shouldn't affect the runtime of the movies. It's an effect that can make film look like something shot on video, but with an extra layer of sheen on it.
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Runtime is fine but it just appear like the movies are playing faster, like a quick jerk. I need to see a few more demo.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Samsung LN46D630.

Can't beat it in that price range. Lot of features. Amazon had some good prices last time I checked.

I got one for a bedroom a while back and I'm quite happy with it.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

OK, I think I narrow it down to the Samsung UN46D6000 and the UN46D6300.

What about Sony LCD that are not the XBR series like the KDL46NX72?
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Originally Posted by zuffy View Post
is Sharp still good?
I certainly like both of the Sharp TVs I currently own (60E88UN and 52LE830U), especially since on all the inputs (EXCEPT coax/tuner), they're fully compatible with PAL and 1080i/50hz signals from your DVD, Blu-Ray or VCR.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

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OK, I think I narrow it down to the Samsung UN46D6000 and the UN46D6300.

What about Sony LCD that are not the XBR series like the KDL46NX72?
http://led-tvbuyingguide.com/ledtvre...-shootout.html

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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

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They're not really a format though, they're a "tweak". Have you seen it in action? Most electronics stores will have at least one display showing 120 Hz in action, it's that weird, soap opera effect that makes even live action footage look like CGI.

Unless you've done extensive demo'ing at a store or a friends house and you know that's what you want, I'd recommend against it.
Milo, as I'm shopping for a new tV in a similar size range, most of the LED's I've come across are 120hZ. If that produces that "shot on video" look for DVDs, is there anyway to disable that feature or modify the settings? What other tech type should I consider. Don't mean to hijack the thread. Thanks!
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Thanks for the link David. I think with some of the deals lately, I am going to up my budget a bit to $1400 and aim for something a bit over mid-range. Narrow it down to the Samsung UN46D7000 and the Sony KDLHX820.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

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120hZ...If that produces that "shot on video" look for DVDs, is there anyway to disable that feature or modify the settings?
Milo is providing false information, unfortunately. The "video" look he is complaining about has NOTHING at all to do with the fact that a given set is 60/120/240Hz. Instead he should be complaining about the "Auto Motion Plus" type feature that each manufacturer has and calls by a different name. His confusion over the differing technologies is why he claimed the false information 3 times in one thread.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Yeah.

If you know how to properly adjust a good TV, that 120hz/240hz engine is terrific.

Few TVs are properly adjusted. Including the 'auto motion' features, which can be really nice if you know how to set it for each TV.

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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

Ordered the Sony KDL46HX820 from Tigerdirect for $1344 today. I will probably ebay off the Sony BR player and Alice in Wonderland 3D kit that was bundled in.
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Damn Tigerdirect! Now they have just the TV for $1100 free shipping.
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Re: Recommend a 46-47" LCD TV

I got my TV! Wow, what a beauty. First thing I did was look for the MotionFlow and disabled it. Hate that jerky like motion.

I was able to return the BR player for refund. Credit $85 for it. I will eBay the 3D kit soon.

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