Looking to upgrade my Television. Help me decide.


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Hello everyone,

I am looking to upgrade my television. I currently have a crappy 25" Coby television that I honestly dislike.

My TV will be used mainly for casual TV watching (sports and movies) plus I will do some light gaming (until Gran Turismo 6 and GTA V come out at least). Based on my research I discovered it was in my best interest to have an LED Television with a true 120Hz refresh rate. I am trying to avoid jerkiness, lag, and messed up colors. Of course, i understand that I am on a low budget and that's why I'm here. I am here for your suggestions and advice.

I hope you guys can help me decide or narrow down my choices.

I have been researching (although with very limited knowledge) and I have come up with the following options (in no particular order):

If you think none of this are the best choice and have something else in mind, please go ahead and let me know!

1) http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN40ES6100-40-Inch-1080p-Black/dp/tech-data/B0076M04QU/ref=de_a_smtd

2) http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-42LN5700-42-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00BB9ORW6?SubscriptionId=AKIAI5OTK3YHDBVGCTLA&tag=ltr09-20&linkCode=sp1&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00BB9ORW6#productPromotions

3) http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-L42E50-42-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00752R9PK/ref=sr_1_7?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1369711414&sr=1-7

4) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A7MFRHC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I also considered this http://www.amazon.com/electronics/dp/B00AJVIIWC but it turned out that it doesn't have true 120Hz refresh rate and some of the reviewers were complaining about the effects this had on the quality. Again, I'm opened to more knowledgeable advice and suggestions.

I know that 4-5 options is a lot and I appreciate everyone that takes his or her time to help me out.

Thank you everyone

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Seems strange that they would tout 120Hz refresh even in their tech spec and not have it. I've had two LG TV's and loved them both, I had an incident with one which meant that it got moved to the bedroom. Both are 47" 3D sets and both work really well. So I can certainly be a tick in the LG section, if you're worried about the refresh rate then maybe go the way of the newer model but without the 3D?

http://www.lg.com/uk/tvs/lg-47LW450U-3d-tv That was my original, budget set but really good picture and great 3D

It was replaced with this, which is night and day in terms of brightness and clarity and design.


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Thanks for the reply.

It seems that on the 47" LG 47LM4600 there 120Hz is emulated (for lack of a better word).

Also, it seems that your suggestions are UK only (based on my google searches), maybe there is some sort of north american version.

Thanks for your time

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Edit: Just saw your budget.


Doubt you'd find a better T.V for the price than that. I know it's 99 dollars over budget but it will handle motion better than the LEDs and give you deeper blacks.

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Agree with DigitalManifestation. The Pano TV's are always a great start. Their low end is the middle and high end  to some other brands. They have some of the best panels on the market in their high end and they use their know-how on their lower end panels as well. 


Plasma handles motion better and has better blacks. DLP's although considered a dying technology has some of the best blacks on the market. I tell friends if they have the space for a DLP get that instead as you can't beat the price for what you get.


Spend the extra money on the TV, save money on the cables with monoprice and don't eat out for two weeks :) 

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