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Topic # 84150 25-May-2011 18:03
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Can someone help me with picking between these three.

SONY 46' FULL HD 3D LED-LCD TV - KDL46EX720

LG 47' FULL HD LED LCD 3D SMART TV - 47LW6500

SAMSUNG 46' FULL HD LED LCD TV - UA46C6900VMXRD

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  Reply # 474106 25-May-2011 19:42
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You may want to provide us with a little more info re: what you're wanting the TV for.

What do you like to watch on TV? Sport? Movies? Coronation Street? Gaming?
Is there a lot of ambient light in the room? Or are windows / reflections not going to be an issue.
What do you want to plug into the TV? DVD player? VHS? Laptop? USB hard drive? Sky?
Will you mount the TV on the wall?
Do you have a home theatre system to plug into it? If so, what inputs does it have (optical or RCA)?

From there we can all help you pick the TV that'll work best for your needs - you, on the other hand, will need to compare pictures yourself in-store.



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  Reply # 474314 26-May-2011 11:35
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hey, im thinking more of the hardware side. Is sony far better then samsung or is samsung far better then lg visa versa.

is there a hands down best tv out of these three?

ive done all the plasam vs led research and whats best for me, these are the three left.

which one has best picture quailty?

which brand has the better online experience?

what one has best 3d?

is lg's flicker free glasses better 3d or worse?

ill have a ps3, wii and mysky hooked up to it.

i ranked them in order of price in my first post. is there a reason the samsung is more expensive then the sony and lg?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 474340 26-May-2011 12:15
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koraha: is there a hands down best tv out of these three?

No there isn't.

There is no TV that is better than all of the others in every aspect under all conditions. I'm afraid it's as simple as that.

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  Reply # 475994 30-May-2011 22:21
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I'm keen to know people's opinion too, I'm looking at getting the LG 47LW6500.

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  Reply # 476198 31-May-2011 13:28
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I have two Samsung LCDs, an older 720p 40" and a new 1080p 55". I love 'em both.




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  Reply # 476206 31-May-2011 13:50
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Go into your library and look at Consumer Magazine (I think its the latest).
They did TV sets and Samsung series 6 came out slightly ahead of Sony.
They all rate pretty good though.
It's really a matter of viewing them all, reading the specs and making your own choice.

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  Reply # 476207 31-May-2011 13:50
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Don't Samsung make the panels for Sony (who slap their own electronics on)?
If you are comparing them side by side make sure that the set the retailer makes the biggest margin on hasn't been amped up appear 'better'.
All are reputable brands, but try to have a play with the remotes and configurations a bit. It's funny how a poorly configured remote can affect the user experience.




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  Reply # 476210 31-May-2011 13:56

In terms of brand, I would choose sony, and their new LED ones are very nice.

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  Reply # 477123 2-Jun-2011 15:44
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B1GGLZ: Go into your library and look at Consumer Magazine (I think its the latest).
They did TV sets and Samsung series 6 came out slightly ahead of Sony.
They all rate pretty good though.
It's really a matter of viewing them all, reading the specs and making your own choice.


Never look at Consumer Magazine, Epic FAIL!

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  Reply # 477128 2-Jun-2011 15:57
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Bolly: Never look at Consumer Magazine, Epic FAIL!


Haha - totally agree, their reviews are generally pretty thin. 

Whenever I'm looking to buy someing I Google the part number + problem, and see what comes back.  It gives a pretty quick indication of product quality and generic issues, and as long as model has been around a while, the absence of reported issues is also a really good sign.




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  Reply # 477132 2-Jun-2011 16:05
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Out of those three TVs listed I would pick the Samsung personally but like the people above said it depends what you are going to be using it for and whether the model has the features you would be most likely to use.




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  Reply # 477133 2-Jun-2011 16:06
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koraha: Can someone help me with picking between these three.

SONY 46' FULL HD 3D LED-LCD TV - KDL46EX720

LG 47' FULL HD LED LCD 3D SMART TV - 47LW6500

SAMSUNG 46' FULL HD LED LCD TV - UA46C6900VMXRD



Sony KDL46EX720 = Rubbish, Sony TV's just keep getting worse and worse every year.Cry

LG 47LW6500 = LG TV's have been getting better and better every year! Nice TV but one draw back is the Cinema 3D isn't 1080p, when watching Avatar 3D Blu-ray you get horizontal lines thru the picture as if its in 720 or slightly lower resolution. But after finding out how the Cinema 3D works it makes sence, cheap way of making "ok" 3D images. Ok tv but don't buy for its 3D.

Samsung UA46C6900VMXRD = Older TV but would out perform the others on outright picture quality. I think you may want to look at the new version UA46D6600, 14bit panel, Active shudder 3D (bluetooth) and all the wireless wifi smart TV who-ha ,this would be the best one.Wink

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  Reply # 477138 2-Jun-2011 16:17
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Bolly: 


Sony KDL46EX720 = Rubbish, Sony TV's just keep getting worse and worse every year.Cry





 

What do you base that on?. I was told by a retailer, that sony have the lowest percentage of problems, and the consumer mag also gives them the edge on reliability. That particular model also has really good reviews. 

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  Reply # 477179 2-Jun-2011 19:08
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mattwnz:
Bolly: 


Sony KDL46EX720 = Rubbish, Sony TV's just keep getting worse and worse every year.Cry





 

What do you base that on?. I was told by a retailer, that sony have the lowest percentage of problems, and the consumer mag also gives them the edge on reliability. That particular model also has really good reviews. 


Sony make some TV's that work well for specific environments... like brightly lit rooms where everyone is viewing straight onto the screen. Their 8 bit panel is getting a little old in the tooth now though, and its off-axis viewing angles are poor (sit to the side, it'll look washed out compared to other brands). But in a bright room, and if you don't plug in a home theatre system it'll out perform a glossy screen Samsung - which have next to nothing speaker wise (seriously, crank one up to 100... and see how bad the sound is).
But in a dark room and when integrated into a home theatre system - it's a good option to consider.

I do like the LG's though, they have great IPS panels, and have (like its been said above) gone from strength to strength recently. Personally, I'd buy an LG over a Samsung... but that's just me.

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  Reply # 477180 2-Jun-2011 19:08
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mattwnz:
Bolly: 


Sony KDL46EX720 = Rubbish, Sony TV's just keep getting worse and worse every year.Cry





 

What do you base that on?. I was told by a retailer, that sony have the lowest percentage of problems, and the consumer mag also gives them the edge on reliability. That particular model also has really good reviews. 



1. Base on my eyes looking at them and picture performance. Never go by what a "Retailer" says as they may have other motives i.e extra bonus for selling certain models/brands depending when you want to buy.

2. I wouldn't care if a TV lasts a hundered years if it has a crap picture I'm not buying it.

3. Wouldn't trust Consumer Magazine as far as I could throw them! Most of the time the don't compare apples with apples, I have seen deleted items put up against new models, I even remember them rating a series 5 Samsung above the series 6! Muppets!

4. Were are you reading these reviews? Reviews are interesting as you vary rarely read a bad review whom says it like it is, which Magazine or Website is going to say "X" TV made by Sony is crap and don't buy it?

5. Sony used 10bit panels in TV's a couple of years ago, then went to 8bit panels! How does that work? Shouldn't your TV's be getting more colour as new models arrive not less! But when you have a marketing catch which says "Colour like no other" why bother with latest technology,

6. Always buy a TV by looking at it! Never from our silly opinions on forums or reviews, but maybe can be used as rough guide.Wink 

My 2cents.

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