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sparkky
07-22-2010, 10:22 PM
I'm looking for a new tv. been looking at the sony, samsung and vizio in the 46" range.

I'm really leaning towards the LED-LCD models. Walmart models are about my only option since that's the only store in about 30 miles, not to mention DW works there.

Any opinions and/or input on these? Anybody have one or been around one a lot?

TIA

'Hamas' Jenkins
07-22-2010, 10:25 PM
Get a full array LED-LCD, not an edge lit version. Additionally, look online, you can often find far better deals. Knowing your budget would be much more helpful, however.

Baconeater
07-22-2010, 10:40 PM
I bought my son a small Vizio a year or so ago, and it's been fine so far. That's about the extent that I can help you.

BWillie
07-22-2010, 11:01 PM
72 inch 1080P DLP

Cheap as f*ck. Nice picture. Bigger than life. You have to change a bulb every three years for $100 bucks, who cares.

JASONSAUTO
07-22-2010, 11:02 PM
83 INCH mitsubishi dlp.


on my wish list for the new cave..
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BWillie
07-22-2010, 11:05 PM
83 INCH mitsubishi dlp.


on my wish list for the new cave..
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whaaaat they make'em that big?

I want. You can get a nice used 72 for 8 hunski if you look. I don't care that it's not considered "special" by tech nerds. It sure as hell looks great to watch, and that is the most important thing right?

DaneMcCloud
07-22-2010, 11:07 PM
Get a full array LED-LCD, not an edge lit version. Additionally, look online, you can often find far better deals. Knowing your budget would be much more helpful, however.

I've only seen the edge lit LCD's at Costco. The picture is amazing and the TV's a still very pricey (like $2500 for the Sony).

How do they compare to the full array? Richer? More black?

HoneyBadger
07-22-2010, 11:21 PM
A big, shiny one.

JASONSAUTO
07-22-2010, 11:22 PM
whaaaat they make'em that big?

I want. You can get a nice used 72 for 8 hunski if you look. I don't care that it's not considered "special" by tech nerds. It sure as hell looks great to watch, and that is the most important thing right?

yep saw em for 2200

i have a 55 mitsu projection and its great..

but i would have the83 if o didnt buy the caddy a couple pf weeks ago


79 coupe deville 60000 miles orig.

like new everywhere.

20 all golds by me to make it ME. still have the orig. wheels and hibcaps amd belts anf hoses everything but next month the 83is mine....
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Baconeater
07-22-2010, 11:24 PM
yep saw em for 2200

i have a 55 mitsu projection and its great..

but i would have the83 if o didnt buy the caddy a couple pf weeks ago


79 coupe deville 60000 miles orig.

like new everywhere.

20 all golds by me to make it ME. still have the orig. wheels and hibcaps amd belts anf hoses everything but next month the 83is mine....
Posted via Mobile DeviceJesus christ dude, you either need to give up posting on your mobile device, or get a friggin typing wand. You butchered the shit out of that post.

JASONSAUTO
07-22-2010, 11:26 PM
Jesus christ dude, you either need to give up posting on your mobile device, or get a friggin typing wand. You butchered the shit out of that post.

sorry bug eater drinking.

but i think you got it

im pullin the nzoner tonight.
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BWillie
07-22-2010, 11:29 PM
i poop on cheese cake like to kill rayton moorski crocodile hunter not dead on island with tupac Aric barri shld sign by lunes dam nit carl

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DaneMcCloud
07-22-2010, 11:31 PM
i poop on cheese cake like to kill rayton moorski crocodile hunter not dead on island with tupac Aric barri shld sign by lunes dam nit carl

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Yeah, well I disagree

JASONSAUTO
07-22-2010, 11:33 PM
i poop on cheese cake like to kill rayton moorski crocodile hunter not dead on island with tupac Aric barri shld sign by lunes dam nit carl

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dammit bwillie how did yoy know i pooped on cheesecake tonight?

and tupac and the crocodile hunter ARE chillin together.
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JASONSAUTO
07-22-2010, 11:34 PM
Yeah, well I disagree

sup dane

hows life and the fam????
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DaneMcCloud
07-22-2010, 11:40 PM
sup dane

hows life and the fam????
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Life is good but stressful (which is why I've been here the last few days blowing off steam :D) and the family is great!

I hope all is well your way and like everyone else posting, I'M READY FOR SOME FUCKING FOOTBALL!!!!

:)

JASONSAUTO
07-22-2010, 11:43 PM
Life is good but stressful (which is why I've been here the last few days blowing off steam :D) and the family is great!

I hope all is well your way and like anyone else posting, I'm READY FOR SOME FUCKING FOOTBALL!!!!

:)

All is well, good to hear about your way

thesee100 degree heat index days at 12-14 hours are about to kill a motherfucker though.....
but the change it brinvs in is nice
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pr_capone
07-22-2010, 11:54 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5705371&sku=S222-4640

Samsung LN46C550 46" Class WiFi Ready ToC LCD HDTV - 1080p

$799.99 w/free shipping use code YTE3706

CrazyPhuD
07-23-2010, 12:02 AM
I've only seen the edge lit LCD's at Costco. The picture is amazing and the TV's a still very pricey (like $2500 for the Sony).

How do they compare to the full array? Richer? More black?

Designed properly an edgelit TV will have 95+% of the contrast as an equivalent backlit TV.

The theoretic advantage that backlit tv's have is that they have an array of LED that they can selectively turn off allowing finer grained contrast control. The disadvantage of backlit is that the TV will be thicker and heavier.

For edgelit, it is the newer technology mostly motivated to shrink the depth of a LED TV. However with the more advanced edge lit technology they can do much of the selective dimming that a backlit TV can with an array of LEDs. To do this they generally use a set of micro actuated mirrors to reflect the edge LEDs to the screen. This technology in my TV is called precision dimming. The disadvantage of this technology is that it's more expensive. BUT if you get an edge lit TV I would look for one with local or precision dimming.

Backlit arrays will be cheaper, but they'll be thicker and heavier. Edgelit with localized dimming will have similar contrast ratios but be a thinner TV.

Great Expectations
07-23-2010, 08:52 AM
3D

sparkky
07-23-2010, 09:01 AM
here's some more background on the deal. for starters, UPS/Fed X LAUGHED at coming to our place in rural Arkansas. we're 3 miles from the closest mailbox on the high way!!

we don't care about uber sound systems, home theaters and the likes. DW works at the local walmart, 12 miles away, so she gets 10% off. she talked to a couple of the guys at work in the electronics dept. and they both recommended Samsung or Vizio over the Sony. I was really surprised!
I haven't had a chance to personally talk to them but I'll try to Saturday if I can get out. (the humidity lately royally SCREWS with my breathing.)

I have no problems with the $1300.00 price tag for the Sony. I read lots of REALLY BAD reps about the power supplies on the Samsungs crapping out.
I watch a LOT of TV since I can't get out when it's real hot or cold. I want something that will be trouble free and last.

Any more input?
TIA!!!

ETA: not ready to make the 3D jump yet.