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Topic # 84417 30-May-2011 19:41
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Hi, I've decided to but an LG Passive 3D LED TV in the LW6500 range but just can't decide between the 2 sizes.

Currently we sit 3m from a 40" HD ready LCD, I want to future proof myself as much as possible but don't want to spend too much.

We have been able to wangle a price of $2,500 for the 47" & $3,200 for the 55".

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 475965 30-May-2011 21:19
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I've tried the 47" TV out... and for the 3D to look good, you need to be sitting further back than you'd think...
There are blurring / artifacts, as well as a VERY narrow field of view when sitting close to the TV's and utilising the passive 3D glasses. The further back you are, the better things look.

So - if it was my money, and I was sitting 3 meters back, I'd grab the 47" version.
Just make sure you're happy with the TV's 50Hz performance (non-3D) first though - it's not going to suit everyone.



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  Reply # 475982 30-May-2011 22:00
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Thanks for the reply, I had been heading towards the 47" but was worried about it being too small.

With regards to the 50hz performance are you saying that when watching normal TV it's not very good quality?

I was under the impression it had a 200hz tru-motion processor or something so would look ok?

Most of what we watch is through My Sky and we would upgrade to HD so would that help the picture?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 475987 30-May-2011 22:13
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3 meters from a 47" TV will be just fine.
Unfortunately, the 50Hz performance I've seen won't be helped by the 200Hz processor... or at least it wasn't when it was cranked up in a store.
MySky won't help with any 50Hz issues, just make sure you check out the TV playing normal TV in-store, and if you're happy, go with it!
If not... well, look elsewhere.



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  Reply # 476004 30-May-2011 22:35
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Thanks for your reply Dunnersfella.

Have you got any recommendations that may look better for normal TV viewing?

We had planned on getting an LG 3D blu-ray to go with it, the BD660 I think.

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  Reply # 476174 31-May-2011 12:33
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Well, first up, don't just take my opinion - head into the store and take a look at the TV and see if you can spot any movement issues. Make sure you're viewing it on either MySky or Freeview HD though.
If you can't see an issue - grab it!

I personally have a 46" Panasonic V series plasma, and love it.

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  Reply # 476197 31-May-2011 13:27
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You'll never regret buying the larger size, it just depends how important $700 is to you.

I sit with my head 3m from a 55" LCD, and i'd quite like a 65 or 75" TV.




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  Reply # 477554 3-Jun-2011 18:34
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If you put the new Panasonic TH-P50ST30 next to it, it will blow the LG away and will be very similar price if I remember rightly. And won't be a problem sitting 3m away.



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  Reply # 477576 3-Jun-2011 20:02
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Thanks everyone, we decided on the 47" and have upgraded our sky to include HD. So far I'm really pleased, the passive 3d was the big appeal for us as we have young kids and don't want them using $200 glasses.

The only problem we now how is we can only listen to the tv sound as our 15+ year old Sony rack system stereo won't connect. The next purchase needs to be a new receiver.

Any ideas on a good but not too expensive receiver that we can use with our existing speakers or would we need to upgrade everything?

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  Reply # 477592 3-Jun-2011 20:38
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You could use a DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) that takes the optical feed out of the back and converts it to dual RCA's.
You then plug the RCA's into your amp... BUT, you may have lag issues sound wise, and it won't offer you surround sound (obviously).
Amp wise - what speakers do you have? What else are you looking to plug into it?



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  Reply # 477600 3-Jun-2011 21:13
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The speakers are the original floor standing Sony ones that came with the rack system, the amplifier says front 100w + 100w rms, centre 35w, rear 20w, Dolby pro logic.

When we brought the TV we also brought the LG BD660 3D blu-ray player.

We have MySky HDI too.

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  Reply # 477611 3-Jun-2011 21:44
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Grab yourself an amp then - If budget allows, a Yamaha 667 is a nice bet...
Loads of HDMI's, simple to use, 3D capable etc.
There's also the Pioneer VSX920 (getting near its end of life... might see a new version soon?), the Denon range and maybe a few Onkyo's? But I'm seeing fewer of them around the traps for some reason??



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  Reply # 477618 3-Jun-2011 22:07
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I'm wondering if a 5.1 amp would do, we have a really small lounge?
If so have you got any recommendations on a good 5.1 3D receiver.
I'm hoping there will be some sales around this weekend.

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  Reply # 477629 3-Jun-2011 23:05
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Yamaha 467 would be worth looking at, there's a thread about it on here somewhere...

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  Reply # 483846 21-Jun-2011 19:27
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Where did you negotiate to buy the 55 inch for $3200?



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  Reply # 483894 21-Jun-2011 20:17
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At Norman Ross, Harvey Norman & Powerstore were also going to price match it.

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