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Made a smaller room in the basement and not sure what TV to go with. No windows in this room if that matters as far as glare or whatever. Room is mainly going to be used for watching sports and video games. Not trying to get caught up in brands, but any experience in that regard is welcomed too.
LED vs Plasma?
Will I notice a difference in 120Hz vs the 240Hz?
I think the seating will be roughly 15 feet from TV (I was told you need to keep a certain ratio between distance and TV size) so what would max recommended size be?
I just bought a 65' Samsung Smart TV, 240Hz really makes a difference, imo...LED/LCD....Samsung, LG, and Sharp have good reputations
Lots of opinions on this topic but I'll give mine. Also note that I work in an industry that requires a lot of TVs and I just purchased $150k in a recent order and did so after a fairly exhaustive search. LED is newer technology (but not too new to be hesitant about) so I would definitely pick LED over plasma. Also, the speed of the refresh rate, 120hz vs 240hz, definitely matters. If you can afford it go with the 240hz - you will notice a difference. They're already making 600hz TVs so the technology is moving quickly. Don't get left behind with a 120hz TV. Obviously you want 1080p resolution. At 15' you'll want a 40" at a minimum, but I would recommend larger.
A few more things based on my experience and take it FWIW.
1. Don't buy LG or VIZIO. Too many functional problems.
2. Don't buy Sony. Overpriced compared to the competition.
3. Make sure you read as many reviews as possible.
4. The change to the new TV model year is happening right now. The 2013 models are coming out as we speak, so the 2012 models will be going on sale. Inquire about this with the sales person when doing your research.
5. If you care I bought Samsung. They're doing great things right now, but there are some others too. Panasonic is actually getting some good reviews, too.
Hope this helps.
I am going to have to offer a different opinion of LG and Vizio. I have two of each in my house ranging from 34" to 55". The newest one is two years old. I have not had any problems whatsoever with any of them.
Samsung LED hands down. Best tv I have ever owned.
My buddy bought a $2000 Samsung LED with 240hz and bragged about it over and over until him and some friends saw my $1000 (was $2400 when it first came out) Panasonic plasma and all were in agreement, even him, that mine destroyed his in picture quality. Nothing touches a Plasma unless you have a bright room with lots of windows.
one more thing, shop like crazy online until you find the lowest price you can find, bring it to Best Buy or HHGregg and they'll usually price match, but it has to be from a reputable web shop (can't be ebay). BB matched my Denon receiver from some website I've never heard of but they did it and I saved $200 and was able to take it home that day without waiting for the UPS truck. They did it for my blu ray too. The TV was $800 less from online than what BB wanted so they balked on that one, unfortunately.
Exactly! 55" LED Smart TV. 240 Hz. (The higher the Hz, the better the TV can track sports action.) FYI.
I have a Lg and a Vizio as well the Lg is 55 and the Vizio is 47 and I have had no problems with either one. My Lg is 240 Hz. My Vizio is 120 and to be honest I can't see a difference. The 1080p is a must though. My Lg was like $2500. and the Vizio was like $850. and I think the Vizio gives my Lg a pretty good run for its money. O and they are both LED .
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Plasma - good to go if no windows or glare from lights....
Samsung and LG provide us with some good times...
Have an old Samsung Plasma that keeps on going ...one of first models out.
Got it a year before I got married...and its still being good to me.
This might help you out .
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