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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:42 PM
I am looking to get at least a 46" - 52" LCD 1080. The room has lots of light so a plasma is out. I have a Panny home theater w/wireless rear speakers and an HR20 hooked up to the tv currently.
I am in the metro dc area so I have many stores I can purchase from including Costco, Sams Club and BJ's. Much appreciate any suggestions since the prices seem to have dropped drastically since xmas time. Thanxs.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:44 PM
Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:58 PM
The A550 series is the basic 1080p sets (I have a 46" one and it is wonderful, I have compared it to many other TVs and it blows them away). Then there are the A650/A750 series that add a few more features like 120hz. The 650/750 are almost identical in PQ from what people say though, and the 550 is very very close to them as well.
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HR21-700, HR22-100, H24-100 (SWM)
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:04 PM
5 - HR22-100 4 via regular ethernet, 1 via DECA, 2 HR21-700 networked via regular ethernet, HR21-100 networked via DECA, H25-500
R15-500 Inactive, H20-600 (ECO 2.0) inactive,D11 (Humax LD2060) inactive
Slimline 5 w/ SWM8 parallel w/ SWM16 w/DECA
Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:20 PM
HR20-700 Connected to 24" Samsung P2570HD
R22-200 Connected to 32" Sony
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:52 PM
My 61" Toshiba big screen (3 color tube) is about ready to be replaced as it is no longer keeping the colors separate; the green line is shifting horribly and it will not keep focus. We purchased it back in 02 so it has had a long useful life.
I'm hoping that was sarcasm; 7 years is hardly a long life.
Here's the results of a PC World survey that might help:
In my experience, this is pretty accurate, except that I've run into more issues with LG TVs than this would indicate, though they seem to be model-specific and not problems with the whole brand.
I can definitely concur with all the issues with Mitsubishi TVs, but Toshibas are also a pain sometimes. As an installer, I'm always happy to run into a Sony. They have always been the most reliable and most straight-forward to deal with, and their remote codes haven't changed in decades.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:07 PM