Looking for new LCD/LED Tv input

not2melo

High RPM Poster
Feb 8, 2009
1,199
0
Awards
1
Greg in Toronto/Gtown
0
VetteCoins
0
Car
1999 C5 Z51
  • You're a Regular
I am looking for any thoughts on what to get for a new LCD or LED 40"+ tv for the family room.
Anyone have any good or bad input on specific brands, models etc?
 

Fender

Member
Jan 11, 2009
445
0
Awards
1
Saskatoon, SK
0
VetteCoins
50
Car
1987 Z51
  • You're a Regular
For a non-3D TV, I'd go with the Samsung UN55C6500 LED (and I will be in a couple of months). These new models did away with the LED edgelighting problems of the previous LED models. All of the 3D models also fixed the problem. That said, if you watch a lot of sports, car racing etc, go with a plasma. LCD's are pretty much phased out by the big manufacturers now by the LED's.
 

not2melo

High RPM Poster
Feb 8, 2009
1,199
0
Awards
1
Greg in Toronto/Gtown
0
VetteCoins
0
Car
1999 C5 Z51
  • You're a Regular
I was also looking at Plasma but heard that you can get tv glare on the screen like old tube tv's where you do not get that with LCD or LED?
 

Fender

Member
Jan 11, 2009
445
0
Awards
1
Saskatoon, SK
0
VetteCoins
50
Car
1987 Z51
  • You're a Regular
It can be worse, although I don't believe the new ones are as bad as they used to be. The newer Samsung plasma that my friend has is fantastic, there is no glare on it in his living room, but it depends on where you're putting it. If there's going to be a lot of windows with light coming in, you might get glare with any of the TV's.

As for brands, I'd stick with Samsung, Sony, or Panasonic. They're great TV's, the Panasonic and Samsung are the better bang for your buck. Whatever you do, do NOT buy an LG. Very horrible technology in those things.
 

OBSESHON Mark

Regular
Jan 30, 2009
852
9
Awards
1
Acton Ontario
0
VetteCoins
120
Car
2006 Vert
  • You're a Regular
I recently bought a new Samsung 52" LCD/ LED and love it.
I replaced a 50" Sony LED with this unit and it is light years ahead in every aspect.

There are some great deals out there. At Most places even the large box stores, you can still beat them down on the advertised price.
I bought a 4 year warranty on the Sony. At 3 years & 8 months I started to get a blue dot in the corner which continued to grow. Future shop gave me $1400.00 toward the new Samsung.
As you can guess I did the same warranty on the samsung. Hope it breaks down within 4 years :canada:
 
Last edited:

Fender

Member
Jan 11, 2009
445
0
Awards
1
Saskatoon, SK
0
VetteCoins
50
Car
1987 Z51
  • You're a Regular
It's amazing how much markup there is on new TV's. I can get the new 55" Samsung 3D that they're selling for $3699 for $2900. When a TV is new, it has the most markup. It helps to know someone that works at the store.

I really like the Samsungs, and that's what I'll be purchasing. They are really pushing the LED technology. I've been a Sony person all my life, and I won't be buying one as my next TV.

I recently bought a new Samsung 52" LCD/ LED and love it.
I replaced a 50" Sony LED with this unit and it is light years ahead in every aspect.

There are some great deals out there. At Most places even the large box stores, you can still beat them down on the advertised price.:canada:
 

dbakke

Regular
Jan 26, 2009
191
0
Awards
3
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
0
VetteCoins
1
  • 10 Years
  • You're 5
  • You're a Regular
For all the cash you spend on a TV, look into getting a HD tuner! Once you start watching HD channels, regular TV just will not cut it!
And shop around for an HDTV, there is around a 20% mark-up on them.
 

not2melo

High RPM Poster
Feb 8, 2009
1,199
0
Awards
1
Greg in Toronto/Gtown
0
VetteCoins
0
Car
1999 C5 Z51
  • You're a Regular
Love the HD have had it for years with Bell and my old widescreen tube tv, beastly heavy to carry.
I currently have a HD feed and LCD tv but is getting old and want to upgrade most likely to a LED,
no 3D here does not really interest me and think its a big fad that will die out eventually.
 

Fender

Member
Jan 11, 2009
445
0
Awards
1
Saskatoon, SK
0
VetteCoins
50
Car
1987 Z51
  • You're a Regular
Love the HD have had it for years with Bell and my old widescreen tube tv, beastly heavy to carry.
I currently have a HD feed and LCD tv but is getting old and want to upgrade most likely to a LED,
no 3D here does not really interest me and think its a big fad that will die out eventually.

I agree, that's why I'm going with the Samsung UN55C6500, you don't pay the premium on it for 3D.
 

Riley P

Staff member
Moderator
Power User
Jan 11, 2009
10,762
1,476
Awards
7
Saska-ba-toon!
0
VetteCoins
2,935
Car
2000 Z51
Province / State
Saskatchewan
  • C5
  • SK
  • You're 5
  • 10 Years
  • You're a Regular
  • King of the Post
I think 3D will stick around. Sports in 3D would be awesome. So would watching racing or playing video games. For the first while I expect the 3D programing to be pretty lame and full of crap that comes off the screen to surprise you. Once the novelty wears off and they actually make good 3D programs is when I think I would invest. By that time they will be cheap too! Especially considering that they already make 120Hz and 240Hz tv's. All your paying for now is $2000 for a $50 chip.
 

not2melo

High RPM Poster
Feb 8, 2009
1,199
0
Awards
1
Greg in Toronto/Gtown
0
VetteCoins
0
Car
1999 C5 Z51
  • You're a Regular
I watched a new Samsung 3D tv tonight at the future shop and I can say the picture and 3D was better then I thought.
That being said I would not at this time purchase a 3D tv but wait and see how things pan out.
They have an option to convert your standard tv or dvd player input to a 3D picture but the quality was no where near
that of the 3D blue-ray player.
The glasses work by switching of the LCD lenes off and on while flipping the two images on the screen thus you see the
left image with the left eye and the right image with the right as they are flipping at 60 times per second.
Downfall the price of the glasses are $250 each and anyone in the room while watching 3D tv sees a dual or blurred image
without the glasses. Anways still reading and cruising the stores for more information.
 

Riley P

Staff member
Moderator
Power User
Jan 11, 2009
10,762
1,476
Awards
7
Saska-ba-toon!
0
VetteCoins
2,935
Car
2000 Z51
Province / State
Saskatchewan
  • C5
  • SK
  • You're 5
  • 10 Years
  • You're a Regular
  • King of the Post
I'm surprised they don't just have the polarized lens glasses and change the way the waves hit the glasses like the system the movies use...then again, you can make a lot more money off $250 glasses than $10 glasses.
 

Fender

Member
Jan 11, 2009
445
0
Awards
1
Saskatoon, SK
0
VetteCoins
50
Car
1987 Z51
  • You're a Regular
It's not possible as far as I know to polarize two overlapping images on an active display, whereas with a projector shooting on a silver screen, they can alternate two images at different polarity more easily.
 

Riley P

Staff member
Moderator
Power User
Jan 11, 2009
10,762
1,476
Awards
7
Saska-ba-toon!
0
VetteCoins
2,935
Car
2000 Z51
Province / State
Saskatchewan
  • C5
  • SK
  • You're 5
  • 10 Years
  • You're a Regular
  • King of the Post
Right, right, right.....that's how they do it. Stupid projectors.
 

HLN A55

High RPM Poster
Jan 27, 2009
2,033
4
Awards
2
Sherwood Park
0
VetteCoins
5
Car
2001 Z06
  • You're a Regular
  • King of the Post
It's not possible as far as I know to polarize two overlapping images on an active display, whereas with a projector shooting on a silver screen, they can alternate two images at different polarity more easily.
What I read...

Jesshhh shmaf bugder mmmmph bak FIVE DOLLARS jkasdfnmlwer yiuyaf hfd
 

not2melo

High RPM Poster
Feb 8, 2009
1,199
0
Awards
1
Greg in Toronto/Gtown
0
VetteCoins
0
Car
1999 C5 Z51
  • You're a Regular
Yes polarized for the big screen, LCD glasses for the home tv.
Whats next 3D holographic projection tv's!
 

not2melo

High RPM Poster
Feb 8, 2009
1,199
0
Awards
1
Greg in Toronto/Gtown
0
VetteCoins
0
Car
1999 C5 Z51
  • You're a Regular
I am thinking the 3D tv's are just a fad and will fizzle out eventually.
Decided to get myself a fathers day gift and with a few Future shop
cards I had kicking around went and picked up a 40" Samsung LED tv.
The picture quality and brightness is fantastic, put the Blueray movie
LIFE into our Pioneer BDP-51FD player (amazing sound quality) and
a almost real like picture. For the price I am more then happy with the
new tv and with a profile of just over 1" deep its a far cry from the old
LCD unit we where using. Back to watching another movie or two.....:)
 

Riley P

Staff member
Moderator
Power User
Jan 11, 2009
10,762
1,476
Awards
7
Saska-ba-toon!
0
VetteCoins
2,935
Car
2000 Z51
Province / State
Saskatchewan
  • C5
  • SK
  • You're 5
  • 10 Years
  • You're a Regular
  • King of the Post
Sounds pretty awesome. I am waiting to get a 3D TV as I want to wait and see if it becomes a little more main stream or not.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)