OT: HDTVs

From: John Aldrich 
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Anyone got a reputable source for reviews of LED HDTVs? I got my taxes back 
and am seriously thinking of getting into the 21st century and getting an 
HDTV, but there are so many, I really don't know which ones are any good!

Thanks!

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Do not buy a cheap one. You will be replacing it in 1-2yrs. I have has good luck with LG and Samsung LED LCDs. -AW

=============================================================== From: michael pearson ------------------------------------------------------ +1 Samsung led

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks, guys. I was looking at a Samsung on Amazon and found a review that really panned Samsung because the panel failed and they had a hard time getting it replaced under warranty. The LG I was looking at *claimed* to be 120 Hz, but several reviewers said the manual said it was really 60Hz. :( I've done a little bit of research and what I *think* I want is 120 Hz, LED continuous back-lighting (not edge backlight.) Other than that, I really don't know what more I want. I agree that LG has a good name, generally, but after reading that review, I'm suspicious that they may be pulling a bait & switch by doing some sort of gimmicky emulated 120 Hz instead of true 120 Hz.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ I have a Samsung 40" 6000-series HDTV. 120Hz, LED-LCD. No problems so far. Two words of advice: 1. Skip the "smart TV" stuff unless you don't plan to hook anything up to it. I have Samsung's SmartHub in my BluRay player. It sucks compared to my Roku. And I can replace the Roku any time. I expect the TV to last a while. 2. Don't buy too big of a TV. I debated about the 46" and 50", especially since the 50" wasn't much more than the 40". But unless you want your living room to feel like "this is the church of the one-eyed brain sucker", you probably don't want a huge TV. And on the 120Hz thing... At about 24 frames per second (24 hz), the human brain blends the frames together... that is, you can't perceive much beyond 24Hz. That's commonly rounded up to 30Hz because the brain can lose the illusion if you don't view straight-on. 60Hz was handy for interlaced video. That way the entire frame is refreshed 30 frames per second. Anything about 60Hz is gimmicky, emulated or otherwise. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734