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LCD recommendations

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by smokes20, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. smokes20

    smokes20 Godfather

    Sep 17, 2007
    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 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.
  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    I am moving this to the "HD Display" forum.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
  4. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    I love the Samsung LCDs right now. Excellent picture and features for the price.

    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.
  5. doctrsnoop

    doctrsnoop Godfather

    Nov 20, 2007
    I'm personally very fond of the Vizio's. They hold up very well in head-to-head. Seems to me to be 90% the quality at 50% the price.
  6. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    Feb 18, 2007
    I'm a plasma guy, but IF I were going to look at buying an LCD, it would probably be a Sony XBR.
  7. carlsbad_bolt_fan

    carlsbad_bolt_fan Icon

    May 18, 2004
    Carlsbad, CA
    I've got a Samsung 7 series. Best picture ever. If you want to go bigger, they also have a 9 series that measures 55".
  8. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    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.
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Just got a new Samsung a650...it is AMAZING.

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