Dell W3706MC 37" LCD HDTV ? Any thoughts

kuliddar

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Hi guys,

Was on the Dell site looking at some computers when I came across their TV section.

I know for anything computer related, DELL is excellent (products and customer service), we deal with them a lot. However, I'm not sure about their LCD and Plasma TVs. They seem to be going into a whole new field there (besides doing computer monitors). Any thoughts on this model? Doesn't look too bad at first glance. The only thing bugging me is the response time (16ms).

http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/prod...HS1&l=en&s=dhs
 

Alon Goldberg

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I believe Dell LCD's are rebranded LG-Phillips models. In any case, I would definately not recommend purchasing any TV sight unseen. I see this Dell is CAD$1,850. Instead I would suggest the Sharp Aquos LC37D40U (CAD$1,900 at Best Buy) which is a far superior set.
 

kuliddar

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Ok thanks for the info. Still shopping for my TV and I'm so lost in specs now lol.

Speaking of response time. Was is a decent response time. I see many TVs now with 8ms response time. I take it that is the norm these days, yes?
 

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Here are the specs you should review on LCD models.. Keep in mind that some manufacturers have a tendency to make up these numbers as they go along


- Resolution: current sets offer 1366x768p, newer sets offer 1920x1080p. If you are looking at a 1080p set, ensure the set can accept native 1080p (many models cannot)
- Contract: I typically recommend 1200:1 or higher
- Response time: I recommend 8ms or less
- Brightness: I recommend 450 cd/m² or higher
- Viewing Angle: This depends on your requirements, many LCD's offer 176º H / 176º V
- HDMI Inputs: I prefer 2 HDMI inputs
- Component Inputs: I prefer 2 component inputs
- PC Input: for many this is a requirement, check if the model supports DVI or D-Sub (15-pin)
- Tuner: will you require a built-in ATSC tuner?

Other considerations include aesthetics, speakers, etc.
 

kuliddar

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I looked at the Aquos this weekend. Very nice. I putting it under my potential buys. I also saw the Samsung LN-S4051D on Display that looks quite nice, but obviously, 500$ more at regular price. I'm having difficulty finding the specs mentioned from their site such as refresh rate. Also beside the 3000:1 to 4000:1 contrast, is there really a major difference between this model and the LN-S4041D?
 

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