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Don't waste your money on LED!

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by Rikinky, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 #81 of 103
    machavez00

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    We went with the LG 47LV5500 at Fry's. It came with a Toshiba :lol: BluRay player. BB wouldn't price match Fry's because they were including an Xbox 360. (The Manager said that was too big a price difference?)I have am HR20-700, PS3 and a Toshiba HD-DVD player connected. I watch a little of Serenity on HD-DVD and it looks like live video. Even The recording of District 9 has the same look. I used the Picture Wizard for now. I left my copy of Digital Video Essentials at my in laws. We go out there next week.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 #82 of 103
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    That's a good choice.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 #83 of 103
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    Are you saying content that should look like film looks like video?? If so you probably have to turn off the "motion enhancement" or whatever they call it on the LG sets. To eliminate motion blur they "create" additional lines in the picture and this can lead to the dreaded "Soap Opera" effect on 24P content.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 #84 of 103
    machavez00

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    Funny, that how my wife described it!
     
  5. Jul 6, 2011 #85 of 103
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    CNET just released their Sony XBR-HX929 (LCD-LED) review.

    Quote from review: “produces deeper black levels than any current LCD or plasma TV”.

    Considering the current Samsung and Panasonic flagship plasmas, that quote is almost unbelievable. It seems LCD-LED technology is capable of better black levels than plasma. I didn’t think that was possible.

    Now I really cannot wait for the flagship LG LCD-LED with Nano technology. Nano has the potential to have even better blacks than this flagship Sony.

    Review link
     
  6. Jul 6, 2011 #86 of 103
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    Cnet's set looks pretty darn good! Wonder what your's would measure out at?
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 #88 of 103
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    I have found so far with my Vizio M550SV that the reviews on edge lit LED/LCD HDTVs and back lit LED/LCD HDTVs that the recommendation to turn the back light way down is a very good idea.It improves the black levels and uniformity and increases the life span of the light source of the HDTV at the same time.

    Having a 50" CRT RPTV before and now a 55" LED/LCD HDTV there is definitely a WOW! factor.I also turned down my Contrast Settings also as my picture preference is a clearer picture with deeper colors.But when you turn down the back light your viewing angles do become restricted so the HDTV's owner will need to take that in consideration also when setting up any flat screen HDTV.:)
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 #89 of 103
    harsh

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    At 8 hours a day, the better LED lamps are expected to last (no lower than 70% output) for over 16 years.

    Modern CE gear seems to be designed to last less than half that long.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2011 #90 of 103
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    This new Elite LCD supposedly has the best black levels ever. From what I’ve read, better than the flagship Kuro plasma. Off angle on this Elite is supposedly better than any LCD.

    Time will tell.

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  11. Aug 30, 2011 #91 of 103
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    Since I watch TV almost 18 hours a day I will find out if that's true.;)
     
  12. Aug 30, 2011 #92 of 103
    Jhon69

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    Since my new HDTV was a gift I would have to say"I like it".;):D
     
  13. Nov 28, 2011 #93 of 103
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    I gotta say that my panasonic p50gt25 3d set is the best picture I've seen. Ran the break in slides for 200 hours before watching anything. And have had absolutely no burn in or image retention whatsoever. Plus I always watch in thx mode because the color gamut can't be beat.
     
  14. Nov 28, 2011 #94 of 103
    Earl Bonovich

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    So turning around over a year later.....

    The TV is still one of the better TV's I have ever purchased... Great Picture.

    I do like my new Sharp Aquous though... and I would seriously have to consider the 70" model if I ever get the itch to upgrade.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2011 #95 of 103
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    Why don't u opt for the new 'Elite' Pro 70-X5 Sharp Panel(Winner of the 2011 HDTV Shootout @ Value Electronics)? Certainly a lot better than the Aquos class............more expen$ive too.
     
  16. Nov 29, 2011 #96 of 103
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    It better have better blacks than the KURO for the price their asking!:nono2:
     
  17. Nov 29, 2011 #97 of 103
    Earl Bonovich

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    I broke the bank once on a TV (My first plasma 9 years ago)... I think in many ways, I am still paying for it.

    Form/Function/Price all play a factor, and #3 often has most of the play. ;)
     
  18. Nov 29, 2011 #98 of 103
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    Earl: Did you get the Quattron? Do you notice better colors with it?

    I looked at the 60inch and 70 inch side by side and there is just too much dimming towards the edges on the 70 inch for my liking.

    So I am stuck between the 60inch Quattron and a 65 inch VIZIO 3D (at twice the price though). Be interested to hear your thoughts on the Sharp. Which size did you get?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2011 #99 of 103
    Earl Bonovich

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    Yes, I got the 40" Quattron. For the bedroom.
    I do see a difference between my samsung...
    But it is hard to tell if it is the 4th color that is making the difference, or the size, or the room...

    Too many variables to define the difference...
    But I really LOVE the picture of the Quattron.
     
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    F1 Fan, check out the Sharp 70 inch 632 series. It's a non-Quatron model, and can be had for under $2000 if you catch the right sale. I own the 70 inch 732 series which is a Quatron, and the 80 inch 632 which is not. The 80 inch shows no dark corners at all. I have read just one report over at AVS of someone claiming to have seen the dark corners on the 70-632. No one else has reported seeing it though. I have seen the 70-632 in store myself, and saw no such issue. But my interest was more in the 80 inch. So I didn't spend a whole lot of time looking it over.
     

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