Which LCD TV'S should I look at for great black level?
My single biggest problem with LCD TV's compared to plasma is that the LCD's have less inky blacks. I use an HTPC though and my last Samsung plasma developed image retention problems (not burn in) despite my best repeated efforts to "baby" the display.
What brands or models or lines should I be looking at for a 46"-55" LCD? My price ceiling is around $750, and black level to me is more important than 3D, 120/240, etc.
I have the 40 inch version of this TV and I firmly believe that it is the best TV in its class.
No 3D, no wifi, no fancy shmancy anything.
Just pure unadulterated best image possible in that price range.
After buying a Sony that turned out to be much less than I expected it to be, I sold it and studied the heck out of the TV market. I ordered the Samsung and despite having high expectations for this model, it was way way more than I expected.
I bought this Samsung TV to replace a 40 inch 60hz Sony TV that I bought 2 months ago. I was immediately disappointed with the Sony's motion blurriness. I could barely make out the numbers on the cars on the Sunday Nascar races. I hadn't done my homework before purchasing and just blindly purchased in the store, based on the nice bright Sony image. (there were no Samsungs there)
I have since done my due diligence and studied up on what is what in the modern TV world, and I chose this model based on it being 120hz with a special motion feature, as well as reading all the user reviews.
There is little doubt that this TV has the best picture for the money, amongst the 40 inchers.
There are TV's in a similar price range that are packed with a ton of options and features, like 3D, LED backlit, Google TV, etc, but if you are simply looking for the best image for the price, this Samsung wins first prize.
The image is so much better than my 60hz Sony, that I wonder why they even sell 60hz TV's.
How could anyone tolerate images that go blurry every time there is motion.
For me, it is completely unacceptable and my new Samsung is as good as I could hope it would be.
I have never been a Samsung fan as they had a checkered past of low quality products.
Clearly, times have changed and they now make a fantastic television. I highly recommend this unit to anyone who doesn't need more options or features that this one offers, as the picture is superb.
On another note, it's a nice feature that it has a swivel base, backlit keys on the remote control, soft touch menu controls on the TV and the whole bezel is quite handsome too.
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Can I get Sears to 110% price match that? I've heard of some getting Amazon PM's, the TV looks great.
My impression is that Amazon has decided to be number one in TV prices and they are the ones who do all the price matching, not the other way around.
I suppose there is a chance that Sears will PM, but there is a factor to consider here.
Will Sears charge you tax?
For the most part, Amazon doesn't.
BTW: I looked around for best prices on that model and Amazon appears to have the lowest price.
Your not going to get dark blacks on a samsung edge lit led tv. .
That's what you think. I have one here and the blacks are as black as can be.
I understand the theory behind what you are saying, but this line of Samsung TV's are really high quality and they have amazing picture quality.
Your not going to get dark blacks on a samsung edge lit led tv. You want some sort of local dimming. The high end tvs have full array local dimming.
Eh. I bought a Sony XBR with local dimming. I carefully set it up, following all the best advice on AVSForum. The set is great, but whenever it displays a small white object on a solid black screen (such as a --> icon),, the blooming effect is terrible; there's a huge patch of white-ish surrounding the small white object. I liked the Toshiba better.
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