I am looking for a new tv and my head is spinning with everything that is currently out there. I know for certain I want a LCD between 52" - 55" in size. I want a matte screen not glossy. The tv needs to have good viewing angles (ips screen) as some seats will be off center. The tv needs to be at least 120 hz as sports and action will be watched. I really don't care about 3D or internet applications at all as I will have it hooked up to a HTPC. I would love to spend no more than $1200 but am willing to go up to $1800 if the quality is worth it.
I am not a videophile by any means but I still really don't know what is "good enough" for me. I know the cheapest option is LCD with CCFL backlight, then comes edge lit LED without local dimming, then edge lit with local dimming LED, then full array LED with local dimming. I know that I ABSOLUTELY don't want any clouding issues or uniformity problems which I read is common in many edge lit LED sets so if I don't want to foot the bill for full array local dimming does that leave me with CCFL?
What do you guys recommend? I want to spend the least amount as possible (obviously I am slickdealer!) but am willing to spend the cash if I need to.
I would say if clouding is the main thing you want to prevent, then edge Lit LED's will probably annoy you. Best case scenario, you might find an edge-lit with light leakage on the edges but maybe no "clouding" in the middle.
I just put up this thread in Hot Deals http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=1238851&t=2970001
However I wouldn't recommend getting this LG because it's only 60 Hz, but it should give you an idea of how cheap LED's are getting. I think you can definitely find a full array LED within your price range, just keep checking Hot Deals forum.
Also, I'm not a plasma fanatic like many people online are, but it seems that you would actually be a good candidate to check one out. They certainly look better than CCFL LCD's, but in my opinion most good LED's have the better picture. However you will not have any clouding issues and they are great for sports, which seem to be your main points.
Last edited by ArseneWenger; 05-29-2011 at 02:04 AM..
I prefer LCD as I prefer matte screen over glass (even though I keep my room low light most of the time I am worried about glare,) I like the power savings of LCD, and plan to hook it to a computer sometimes. Are people still buying plasma? I don't see much activity for it lately.
Any reason you're stuck on an LCD? A Panasonic plasma would do everything you want, nothing you don't and be in or under that price range. They're also some of the best rated plasmas out there.
I've got 2 and bought my pop a Sammy plasma, all 3 are awesome, just make sure you go for a higher model and not the base ones.
Stay away from LG, I know someone who owns an electronics repair shop.
+1 - But I am actually happy for people that can't/won't think for themselves and insist on a lower quality LCD/LED TV as it keeps the price lower for Plasmas for people that can think for themselves and value quality over "going with the crowd".
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