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What are the best brand of LED HDTV? Sony, Samsung, or ?

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   orestes


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Posted March 21 2014 - 11:34 AM

I am thinking to upgrade my Sony 40" Bravia LCD HDTV.  What brands should I start considering?  Sony, again? Samsung?  Vizio? Toshiba?  By the way, I want to upgrade to 55"-70" LED HDTV, but I don't want to pay more than $1500 USD (at most $1600 USD), and I'd love to have a 3D smart TV.  Please, explain why you recommend one brand over another.  Thanks.

#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted March 21 2014 - 11:54 AM

I used to have a Samsung 40" LED, from 2009 - can't speak to the other brands, but I was always happy with that Samsung.  Brightness and colors seemed reasonably accurate, and it weighed less than nothing.  I sold it to a relative a couple years ago (was in the market for something bigger and 3D), and it's still looking as good today as the day I bought it.  If I was going to buy another LED TV (I'm probably a few years away from a new set), I'd definitely consider another Samsung.

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Posted March 21 2014 - 11:58 AM

I have a 55" Samsung LED I purchased about 2 years ago and am very happy with it. I picked it over the other brands simply because I liked the way the picture looked and the fact that Samsung has a good quality record.

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   schan1269


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Posted March 21 2014 - 12:04 PM

I would buy a plasma...while you still can.


Costs less, better picture.


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Posted March 21 2014 - 03:40 PM

I agree with Sam.  When seeking an accurate picture a plasma will give you a better picture when compared to LCD/LED.  In an accurate veiwing mode an LCD may be slightly brighter but the plasma will have deeper blacks and an overall higher contrast, well worth the tradeoff.  

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   orestes


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Posted March 26 2014 - 05:01 AM

Is it Sony a consideration?  Btw, my last 3 HDTV has been Toshiba, Sony, and Insignia if I remember correctly. Does anyone think tha Sony is worse than Samsung at this point in time?  Anyhow, thanks for all responses.

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted March 26 2014 - 01:26 PM

The most accurate and comprehensive "reliability ratings" out there is Consumer Reports.

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Posted March 27 2014 - 05:44 AM

i use Samsung-UN32EH5300-32-Inch for my PC monitor, The picture on this TV is great. Posted Image

#9 of 10 OFFLINE   orestes


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Posted March 28 2014 - 01:40 PM

Will anyone consider an LG 60PH6700 HDTV?

#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Dave Moritz

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Posted May 26 2014 - 11:33 AM

IMHO Both Sony's and Samsung's are great TV's as are the Panasonic's.  I would not consider any LG product!

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