Bold...Thats your opinion. Unless you have a poll or something with proof. If not, you're pulling that statement out you ass.
IMO, and from my experience, more people rather buy a TV in the store. Lug it back? you say it like its a fuking 2000 pound fridge or something. The TV is not even 100 pounds. I rather "lug" it back and pay 0, rather than have to pay for the return shipping to get a refund/repair.
FYI, no big screen TV has had to be returned for repair in forever. The manufacturer of the TV sends a repairman OUT TO YOUR HOME. If anyone tells you differently, they weren't trying for a repair, they were trying for a return. I'm with you, though on the onsite to buy a TV. I want to see it in person before I pull the trigger. Returns on something that large would be a pain in the ass regardless of weight.
I much prefer to take actual user reviews over 'professional' reviews every day of the week. 68 Amazon user reviews tell me it is almost a 5-star TV.
Even the most diligent professional reviews just aren't capable of truly absorbing the item into their lives as if they owned it. It's not quite apples and oranges, but it is Fuji Apples v. Granny Smith.
Depends on what the item is, when it comes to TV's generic user reviews are the least useful since often they don't have an eye for what a good picture actually is nor can they separate the price they paid from how the tv performs.
I'm not saying CNet is a good review site for tvs, or anything really, but I would take the better informed opinions of the users over at avsforums over amazon reviews any day of the week.
All that being said these are both cheap tv's and personally, since most people aren't going to be able to demo calibrated examples side by side, I'd go with Panny over LG even with a $100 difference.
Last edited by threeclaws; 11-06-2012 at 02:26 AM..
We had purposely been searching for a good 55" to 60" HD Panasonic plasma (at a good price of course) which did not have 3d and the internet stuff. (Don't want it, don't need it.)
I went the WalMart route because I wanted to be able to just load it up and take the thing back if he couldn't tolerate the reflective/glossy screen. (This replaces an old 42" Panny plasma (ED not HD) we paid over $2k for way back when, that still has a killer picture, but not HD. I have this one in the computer room now. )
Back to the new 60". We haven't upgraded to HD yet (still trying to squeeze a free upgrade out of DirecTV), but it has an awesome picture.
However, I must say that if you have a lot of windows, or leave a lot of lights on in the room, the glossy screen will probably drive you crazy.
Our den has blackout curtains, and we leave only only two lowlight floorlamps on with light directed up to the ceiling placed either side of the TV in the corners of the room. So we're keeping it and the box finally goes to the garage rather than sitting in my den as it has for the past month.
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