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Discussion in 'Gear' started by GoTitans3801, Oct 28, 2008.

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    I just noticed that the 52" LG Scarlet only has 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Why in the world would they do that on their feature line? Isn't that a big deal?
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    not really, it's really just a marketing gimmick.
    those high numbers (Panasonic claims up to 1,000,000:1) refer to dynamic contrast. and I suggest turning dynamic contrast OFF, as on this 120hz LCD, it caused whites to overexpose

    but theoretically, the higher the contrast, the deeper the blacks
    may or may not be the case
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    If you could find a Sony A3000 (50-60") cheap, it's a great TV. I got one after Pucky recommended it....still loving that buy :thumb: Just not sure if any would be left now.
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    yeah, last I looked, you could grab a 60a3000 for about $1799
    next thing I'm gonna do is find a cache of bulbs and stock up on a few

    as mentioned earlier, there is NOTHING to wear out on the SXRD sets, whereas DLP do

    the next big thing is Mitsubishi's LaserVue which was giving the Pioneer Elite Pro-111 everything it could handle and edged it in color gamut

    when the prices drop, the Laser will be my next large screen
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    Well the bulb can wear out, right? And why would you stock up on bulbs? Had to replace yours yet? Or plan on watching it for 50 years? :lol: I hope I'd be able to get a bulb down the road for my 55A3000 if I needed it.
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    I was referring more to pixel/phosphor burn-out
    as far as I know, it is not posible to restore an LCD / plasma to "out of the box" conditions, where with an rpj, you simply replace the bulb
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    Ok, I'm getting down to crunch time. I've decided to go with a Samsung LCD. The model I've been considering is the LN52A650. It's got the 120hz(?), 4 ms, and 50,000:1 contrast ratio. It's sticking at about $2000. I'm waiting to see if it drops on thursday or friday.

    Best Buy is having a black friday sale on this tv, LN52A580, and I wanted to get your opinion. The main differences are specs of 60hz, 5 ms, and 35,000:1. However, under the deal it's $1499 including delivery and geek squad setup. I can get by without those things, but they are valuable to me, and they make my wife feel better. Should I consider this tv, or stick with my original choice of the 650?

    Thanks again for all of your help, you're continuing to get rep from me as often as the site lets me.
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    650

    honestly, I would go with the 750 or the 850
    NOTE: according to sales reps, the panels are indentical
    but in the 750 series and up, you also get the DLNA feature that allows you to stream PC content directly to your TV
    in other words, streaming torrents, mp3's, jpg's, etc....
    plus some built in content

    the 750 at Amazon is in the low $1600 range right now

    I've been looking at them personally for a few weeks now myself
    I'm actually holding off for the 860, which has a blue bezel instead of the red
    .... the 950 uses LED backlighting as opposed to CFFL ,but it's pricey
  9. Puck Pro Bowler

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    right now at Amazon for $1769 for the 46"
    a much better option than the 650 series , which is only $250 cheaper
    and I really like the BLUE TOC much beter than the red
    currently, the 860 is $200 cheaper than the 850

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN46A...UTF8&coliid=I1M1ESG464O8DN&colid=82JOBVJTKRO3

    fwiw, the 860 is Samsung's top end TV other than the 950 LED
    buy it online, save the tax, get the better TV

    yes, that's my final answer Regis
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    Well, I appreciate the recomendation, though the prices are a little off. I'm looking at the 52" models. Thanks though!
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