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#Michael    208

So, BB has early access black friday deals starting today.  They have a Panasonic 55" led tv on sale for $400 off.  It normally sells for $999 but is available for $500.  The model is tc-55as530u.  I honestly have no idea if that is a good tv or not.

 

Here is the advertisement for it: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/misc/my-best-buy-early-access/pcmcat287300050012.c?id=pcmcat287300050012&

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sc302    1,725

It is ok at best.  It is your typical low end big screen tv. 

 

low end = edge lit, 3 or less hdmi ports (this one has 2), 120Hz (basically is a 60 Hz lcd screen with 120Hz lighting to fool you into thinking it is 120), the lcds are low quality in these units producing high color saturation or bad color reproduction. 

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#Michael    208

It is ok at best.  It is your typical low end big screen tv. 

 

low end = edge lit, 3 or less hdmi ports (this one has 2), 120Hz (basically is a 60 Hz lcd screen with 120Hz lighting to fool you into thinking it is 120), the lcds are low quality in these units producing high color saturation or bad color reproduction. 

 

So then what is a good tv?  I don't even know where to start.

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sc302    1,725

Let's start with price. That will be the most determining factor if you are going to get a good tv or bad to ok tv.

Good tvs will be capable of local or micro dimming and have good to great color reproduction..

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spacer    988

It is ok at best.  It is your typical low end big screen tv. 

 

low end = edge lit, 3 or less hdmi ports (this one has 2), 120Hz (basically is a 60 Hz lcd screen with 120Hz lighting to fool you into thinking it is 120), the lcds are low quality in these units producing high color saturation or bad color reproduction. 

Edge-lit does not equate to low-end. There are good edge-lit TVs, and there are bad back-lit ones. Especially because pretty much all back-lit TVs do not have local-dimming. There are almost no back-lit TVs with local dimming. (and the very few that exist are super expensive) A quality set tuned properly will give you a great picture, regardless of its type of lighting.

 

I agree with everything else you said, though.

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sc302    1,725

I will agree with there are bad back lit ones, but you can't tell me with certainty that not a single edge lit doesn't have bleed out.  Put a good lcd in front of a bad light source you have an ok tv.  Anything under 1000 is going to be in that range...low quality to ok. All edge lits eventually light bleed, some do it within a month, some do it within a few months, some do it within a year.  Edge lit aren't the greatest.  Light bleed negates anything quality of the set. 

 

 

I would say it is time for the OP to learn about TV's

 

60 vs 120 vs 240Hz

Motion interpolation

back lit vs side lit vs micro dimming vs local dimming

contrast ratio (the higher the number the better the contrast, the better it will be in a dark room)

4k vs 1080p

smart tv

3d tv

understand that lcd tv is a lcd screen with a flourescent back light, a led tv is a lcd screen with led back light. 

 

And go!

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#Michael    208

Let's start with price. That will be the most determining factor if you are going to get a good tv or bad to ok tv.

Good tvs will be capable of local or micro dimming and have good to great color reproduction..

I'd like to keep it to about $1200.  I last bought a tv back in 2008 and it was a panasonic plasma.

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sc302    1,725

You may find the plasma to have better picture quality than the tv you purchase in that price range. Plasma has better contrast ratio, color reproduction, and has better motion smoothness. I will see what I can find for you in the 600 to 1200 price range.

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+Eternal Tempest    794

You may find the plasma to have better picture quality than the tv you purchase in that price range. Plasma has better contrast ratio, color reproduction, and has better motion smoothness. I will see what I can find for you in the 600 to 1200 price range.

 

Despite the advances of burn in (pixel shifting, auto brightness leveling light sensor), over the years if you want a prominent channel, you can still get burn in. 

 

I have the stupid Cartoon Network logo burned in, shows under certain colors, but Cartoon Network is what is on 80% of the tv is on. Burn is also not covered on Samsung Warranty. 

It did take years, that being said I do really like my plasma tv.

 

It's a good time to buy plasma, it may not make the 4k/ultra HD tech jump.

They produce great black color, do not produce the heat like the older one's, and have very fast refresh rate (great for sports and gaming).

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sc302    1,725

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I94IPXS/ref=nosim/?t=slickdeals&ascsubtag=a138417bebc14062bd17da1ce8859afa&tag=slickdeals&linkCode=as1

http://www.adorama.com/SSGUN50HU69.html?cj=true&utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_3668349&cvosrc=affiliate.cj.3668349&cvosrc=affiliate.62905

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1068647-REG/samsung_un50hu6950fxza_hu6950_uhd_50_4k.html
 

 

At the very least these are two model series to look out for.  The first one has almost 800 customer reviews and has 4.5 out of 5 stars, not bad IMO.  the second one is a bit newer with far less reviews and has 3.5 stars. 

 

To compare specs, here is a higher end model

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ID2HICA/ref=twister_B00PR12ZSC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

I believe this is how samsungs models work this year

UN50HU8550

 

UN - common prefix

50- Size in inches

HU8550 Model Class

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#Michael    208

You may find the plasma to have better picture quality than the tv you purchase in that price range. Plasma has better contrast ratio, color reproduction, and has better motion smoothness. I will see what I can find for you in the 600 to 1200 price range.

 

I thought you couldn't buy plasma tvs anymore?  Didn't panasonic and the rest stop making them?

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sc302    1,725

I'd like to keep it to about $1200.  I last bought a tv back in 2008 and it was a panasonic plasma.

Then I said, assuming that you still have your plasma:

 

 

You may find the plasma to have better picture quality than the tv you purchase in that price range. Plasma has better contrast ratio, color reproduction, and has better motion smoothness. I will see what I can find for you in the 600 to 1200 price range.

 

 

I don't believe you can buy plasma anymore.  If anything it is low stock and a year or more old.

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sc302    1,725

did you end up getting something?

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