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Best Plasma or LCD 65" (or better) in the $1500-$1700 range?


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#1 of 8 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 09 2014 - 11:10 PM

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]Have a friend looking to purchase two displays for his new home.[/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]He saw a Sharp 70" LC-70LE757U display for $1500 at a local store.[/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]I don't particularly care for Sharp.[/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]Trying to steer him towards a Samsung Plasma or LCD, pending on how much light comes in his room.[/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]The Samsung 64 F5500 sounds like a great plasma choice. However, reflection is a concern.[/color]

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(230,237,245);]What are the two top picks for plasma and LCD in this price range?[/color]


 

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted August 10 2014 - 07:55 AM

LG never made anything bigger than 60 in plasma(they haven't, yet, said if they are exiting plasma).

 

Sharp branded(anything not Aquos) is best avoided. If that was an Aquos...I'd grab it(Branded Sharp is ODM made by whoever. Aquos  is Sharp).

 

Best $1500 plasma at a 65 is whatever you can find still in the box.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 08:18 AM

I don't have any expertise on TVs :) so I tend to check Wirecutter for their thoughts. http://thewirecutter...eviews/best-tv/Again, I find Vizio a good option for a cheap TV. http://www.amazon.co...&keywords=vizioOr, as Sam says, look for a discounted plasma before it's gone.

#4 of 8 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 10 2014 - 08:35 AM

Schan,

 

This is the Sharp display that my friend found at a local store for $1500

 

http://www.amazon.co...rds=LC-70LE757U

 

It is an Aquos.  It is selling for $500 less than what Amazon wants.  That's pretty amazing.

 

The reviews are average.

 

I would talk him into a Samsung plasma if I knew he was putting it in a room without windows.  

I am still working on getting that answer.

 

Dave, I will look at the Wirecutter article.  But, really, a Vizio?!  I am looking for a quality display

and I don't think Vizio fits that bill -- or am I missing something?


 

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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul_Warren

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Posted August 10 2014 - 09:02 AM

Ron ,

 

Please ask your friend to look at LG I have a bit of experience with buying several in the UK they have superb picture & build quality. Do not make above 60" but 5" makes little difference at that scale ;)

http://www.amazon.co...rnid=2528832011



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Posted August 10 2014 - 09:23 AM

Are CNET's reviews good ?



#7 of 8 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted August 10 2014 - 10:26 AM

Are CNET's reviews good ?

A Cnet review should be written on toilet paper and posthaste used...

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Posted August 10 2014 - 01:05 PM

Dave, I will look at the Wirecutter article.  But, really, a Vizio?!  I am looking for a quality displayand I don't think Vizio fits that bill -- or am I missing something?

Wirecutter summaries find very good things to say about Vizio, especially when budget is constrained. Their top pick is the Sumsung plasma, which is $3000+ for 65 inch. If I had only $1500 for a 65", from what I've read, I'd give Vizio a look.I haven't researched TVs in a while, especially at the larger size, so can't say anything about how LG or Sharp compares to Vizio.




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