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 04-26-2007, 05:56 PM         #81
TORE  OP
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word that helped alot thanks
 11 years ago '06        #82
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KJ, I thought that the big 3 in LCD's were Samsung, Sony, and Sharp and there was no real top dogg?
 05-09-2007, 01:42 AM         #83
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 Jersey826 said:
KJ, I thought that the big 3 in LCD's were Samsung, Sony, and Sharp and there was no real top dogg?

that's true, sorry for the wording. what i meant when i said that in my earlier post was customers a.ssociate Sharp with LCD tv's specifically before any other brand.


generally, Sony is the first brand name people think of when they think of for tv's.

Samsung is the underdog, with generally the best bang for the buck.


Didn't mean to be hypocritical or flip my words...sorry for any confusion.
 11 years ago '04        #84
DIGI 116 heat pts116
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KJ Props on this thread...

I"m looking to get a new TV this weekend, but its between a Samsung and a Vizio.
The Samsung is a CRT HDTV 30" seen here:



The Vizio is an LCD HDTV 32" seen here:



Both are the same price, at $599. What's your recommendation?
 10 years ago '04        #85
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I've been getting the Silk Screen Effect on my samsung DLP. any solutions on how to reduce it?
 07-15-2007, 09:12 PM         #86
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 killnarmy said:
I've been getting the Silk Screen Effect on my samsung DLP. any solutions on how to reduce it?

This is common among all rear projection tv's. unfortunately there's not too much you can do about it, especially if you have a bright room.

Check your brightness and contrast levels on your tv. That would be your best bet.
 07-15-2007, 09:14 PM         #87
KJ Rulz  OP
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 <<InphDigi>> said:
KJ Props on this thread...

I"m looking to get a new TV this weekend, but its between a Samsung and a Vizio.
The Samsung is a CRT HDTV 30" seen here:



The Vizio is an LCD HDTV 32" seen here:



Both are the same price, at $599. What's your recommendation?



i'm really sorry i didn't answer this quickly. I just checked into this thread after months, because for some reason it doesn't stay subscribed.


it's a preference matter, that is do you prefer lcd or crt. personally, i would stick with the crt until you can get some serious lcd or plasma... thats just me tho.
 07-17-2007, 04:53 PM         #88
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what do u think bout this 1?

 10 years ago '04        #89
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hey lookin for hdtv mainly for my ps3 and watch movies

size 40" or more
price $1600-1900
 07-23-2007, 05:38 PM         #90
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 JJCIZME said:
what do u think bout this 1?



i'm not a big fan. i don't like combo's bc of a larger statistical breakdown of the whole package if something goes wrong w/ one half of it.

also, magnavox is a subpar brand generally.


then again, these are just generalizations.
 10 years ago '06        #91
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I posted this in my thread but I'll post it in here too.

I play my PS3 on a Samsung LNS3251d LCD HDTV and I like vivid colors over more washed out ones. I have my color set to 60 right now. Now my colorful scenes are fine but when I'm playing a dark area in a game I find that the black is more grey than actual deep black. Is there anything I can do to still have vivid colors and deep blacks w/out losing detail in dark areas or is this just a fault of LCD tech?
 10 years ago '05        #92
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I have been hearing that playing video games on Plasma TV's aren't a good idea, its better to play them on a LCD? Is this true?
 08-11-2007, 05:51 PM         #93
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OKay, what up everyone? I'm looking for a new HD TV to play xbox 360 in high def on and also play my HD Movies. I'm stuck on whether to get a Westinghouse 27" (best buy website has it as a 26" though) LCD HD TV 720p/1080i used but well taken care of, offer is from a friend for $450 but says he'll drop it down to $400 if I pay him cash and comes with an extended 3 year warranty which I can transfer to my name. The other tv i'm debating on to get if I don't get that one is an Olevia 32" LCD 232V for $499.99+tax and the 26" model is $100 less ($399.99+tax) but the 32" gets just a little bit better reviews according to the circuitcity website. I've heard westinghouse is best buys home brand and that olevia is circuit citys own brand as well. The westinghouse is well taken care of and would be cheaper and it also has warranty so if anything happens to it i'd take it back to best buy and get another of the same or store credit for the retail price and pay the difference for another new tv and the olevia i'd have to buy the protection plan for an extra $74.99 which would total out to about $625 with the 32" model and about $510 for the 27" model. Price difference being at least $100 or more depending on whether I get the 27 or 32 inch hdtv. I've read some really good stuff about the westinghouse on here and other places. The only difference I noticed comparing the two via the best buy and circuit city websites is that the olevia has 1600:1 Contrast Ratio and the westinghouse has 800:1 contrast ratio. Both tvs are 720p/1080i and have similar features except for the contrast ratio I mentioned. Thanks for all your help and I appreciate it!








 KJ Rulz said:
Making this basic and general guideline to tvs out there nowadays. I promised a few members I'd do this, and after I read "plasmas run out of gas" I went and started typing. I just want to help. If you have the time read up and ask questions, because I know Black Friday is coming and a lot of you may want to buy some tv's soon.


A couple notes before you read ahead.

That i after a number, like 1080i for example means interlaced, and p in 1080p means progressive. Interlaced means the picture is scanned first with the even lines then the odd ones. That is, the picture needs to scan twice to show the image you're watching. I read someone use this as an example, put your hands together like you're going to pray to baby jesus (Talladega Nights reference). Progressive, first mainly used with DVD players because they play in 720p, means it will scan the image once all the way through. Progressive is better, clearer image and able to show fast motion scenes much better.

HDMI>Component>Svideo>Composite, yes there's other cables out there, but these three are the most well known and used. HDMI looks like a pc cable you'd use, it has the best quality of all four, and it is a HD standard. However alot of sets don't have this input yet. They will once HD becomes standard at the end of 2007. Component uses three cables just for video, red+green+blue. Svideo uses one cable with 5 pins in it, can also be used to connect most newer computers to tv's. Composite is your standard yellow cable. (For Audio: Optical = Digital Coax > Standard. Optical uses lasers and low loss connection to transmit data through light. It's a more sensitive cable then Coax, and almost the same quality. Although some audiophiles suggest Optical is slightly better. Standard is the red and whites we're all accustomed to.)





5 types of tvs to consider: Analog, Rear Projection, LCD, DLP and Plasma.




Analog:
The tv's we all know and have grown to love. Nothing extraordinary here, just a good old fashion tv that works great for everything and pretty much last forever depending on brand/model you buy. (I label this section as analog, but I mean the standard tv's under 40". Of course you can get these HD, but for the prices for a really good HD standard tv, I'd ask you to shell out the extra cash for the upgrade.)

Personally, I generally like Panasonics and Sonys the best in this category, purely based on features and video performance. I tend to like Panasonics more simply because their price is usually cheaper, but in some models they have a higher tendency to get magnetized. Meaning, the colored spots you get, usually from having other video or audio components near it. Nowadays most tvs have shielding from this problem though.



Rear Projection:
These tvs are the biggest for the cheapest. You'll get a large list of features with these tvs and very good picture quality. If they're HD Ready, you're set with this. Don't get HD built in, that's just stupid especially because most cable companies in your area might just give you the free upgrade to the HD box when you get the HD channels anyway. Rear projections use multiple lenses the size of half your arm, to converge to a single picture. Great picture, tons of features and cheap! The problems with these tvs is that these lenses cost ~$400. So on the chance that one of them is damaged in some way, or becomes dimmer, that's alot of $. Also, if dust collects on the inside of the tv and sits squarely on these lenses, you might notice some shadowing on the screen. One more thing, the viewing angle is the smallest on these type of tvs out of the rest of the categories.

The best brand in this category is flat out, Hitachi. You may have had some great experience with other brands, but this brand is the best by far. It has won the most awards and the other brands most likely are using a form of Hitachi lenses. The best picture quality and the cheapest price among the better brands, too.



LCD:
Liquid Crystal Display, yep I know 99% of you knew what it stood for, just letting the 1% know. Very clear picture, tons of nifty features and among the thinnest tvs you can get. You can use this tv as a pc monitor and tv. Doable with other types, but generally harder. Lightweight and practically portable. This type of tv uses tiny pixels to make up the picture. I have two big problems with this kind of tv. One is that because this type of tv uses pixels to create the picture, you have the chance of dead pixels. That is, they'll burn out and turn black. Tiny spots that might bug you everytime you watch the screen and unfortunately, the manufacturer won't help you until the pixels are atleast a quarter size. Yep, it's in the fine print. Second, LCD's tend to have a "laggy" slowdown in fast, action scenes of movies/video games, compared to other categories. However it should be noted that LCD's this year have a higher response time, ~8ms.

The most well known brand in this category is Sharp because of their Aquos line. I'm not a big fan. The only two brands I would give my "ok" to are Sony and Samsung. If I had to choose, I would buy a Samsung because of price and because they're making a big impact on tv's recently in terms of performance.



DLP:
Digital Light Processing, yea I know you know, I'm just here to let you know I know you know too. It's been out probably around the time you were born, but it's only recently been causing an uproar in retail stores. Using a lamp to produce white light through a fast moving color wheel, it projects the image onto the screen (almost similar to a rear projection, some even classify this as rear projection still). Outstanding color, good viewing angle, thin (not as thin as LCD's/Plasmas), and tons of features. Overall the best all around tv for the money. The only problem I have with DLP's are the lens it uses does need to be replaced every 2-4 years depending on usage and model. The lens costs roughly 250 dollars.

The only major contestant in this field is Samsung. They brought DLP's to the foreground. Most of their models are highly rated, and rightly so.



Plasmas:
The Grand Finale. Plasmas use a similar pixel based system like LCD's, except they don't burn out. Each pixel is made up of three subcomponents, Red, Blue and Green. No the gases don't run out. No it doesn't need to be charged. These tvs are the best of the best. They have the most inputs. They are the thinnest. They have the best quality picture. They have the longest list of features. On a side note, they're also really heavy, around 100 or so lbs., so don't let the size fool you. Some also don't like that most Plasmas use a control box, but honestly I prefer it. It helps hide the cables away and I just stack it with the rest of the A/V equipment I have. Yes, I have one. It's a Hitachi. It's very cool. The only real downside to this besides the last few things I mentioned, is that it is the most likely to freeze an image on the screen. Although, if you just make sure that it has the Orbiter to clear the "ghost" image, which most newer tvs have, then you're all set.

My favorites in this category are pretty much a clean tie between Sony and Hitachi. Both have amazing pictures, both have tons of features and both are very expensive. I picked Hitachi because I can swivel the tv with the remote...




If I had to rank the best of each category,
Unlimited $: Plasma>DLP>LCD>Rear Projection>Standard
Best Value: DLP>Rear Projection>LCD>Standard>Plasma



Any specific questions, ask away. If I've made an error, let me know. If you think I'm stupid, well....you're stupid, so shut up.


Note: None of these tvs should be rated for their sound. They are just simply not meant for sound quality. Go pick up a surround sound system to match the tv quality you get. Personally I'm a big fan of the Onkyo HTS 670. It's cheap and monsterous. Go to:
 10 years ago '05        #94
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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I'm getting a 32 inch LCD and have narrowed it down to two choices. It's between a Philips and a Samsung. I'm leaning towards the Samsung because I hear they are the best, but I would I'm not sure which TV to get.



 08-23-2007, 02:20 PM         #95
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 Killamike79 said:
I have been hearing that playing video games on Plasma TV's aren't a good idea, its better to play them on a LCD? Is this true?

no it's not true.
 08-23-2007, 02:20 PM         #96
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 younggangsta_s said:
I'm getting a 32 inch LCD and have narrowed it down to two choices. It's between a Philips and a Samsung. I'm leaning towards the Samsung because I hear they are the best, but I would I'm not sure which TV to get.



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Samsung, absolutely.
 10 years ago '05        #97
Y.G. 27 heat pts27
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 KJ Rulz said:


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Samsung, absolutely.
O.K. thanks.
 09-12-2007, 11:20 AM         #98
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SOMEONE AROUND MY WAY IS SELLING A PHILIPS 42 INCH PLASMA TV, WAS WONDERING WHAT YOU THOUGHT...


HERE IS THE LINK:


THANKS!
 09-12-2007, 07:46 PM         #99
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ok so i want to get a new tv and was wondering which of these would be the best, or if you know of any better ones in the same price range.
[CODE]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8251358&type=product&id=11695125 21206[/CODE]
[CODE]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7992684&type=product&id=11550699 68903[/CODE]
[CODE]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8346685&type=product&id=11759026 57231[/CODE]

i'd be wanting to play ps3 on it too if that makes a difference on which one to get. also i notice that it says you can get an antenna to pick up hdtv signals, how much is that and does it go outside the house or on the tv. thanks
 11-30-2007, 07:44 PM         #100
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mr. kj

i too work at ccity and i was wondering, wut knowledge do you have of 120hz tv's / cables..it looks great and its expensive as hell

i know about the sony xbr4 line of lcd's, samsungs 71f's, and the new pioneer kuro's..

so wut kind of truth can you put on me about this 120hz technology?
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