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HDTV for both bright room and off-angle viewing

by 2T47 / August 1, 2013 1:29 AM PDT

I've read that Plasmas are generally best for off-angle viewing but do not perform as well in bright rooms. Unfortunately that is the situation I have. In daylight hours my living room is quite bright with a shaded window about three feet from the TV location. Additionally, the room is laid out in a such a way that off-angle viewing is common. So I'm looking for specific model recommendations to fill these 2 requirements. Don't care about 3D and hoping I can avoid paying for it just to get the display qualities I'm after. Thanks in advance!

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Check the LG LN5700 series
by Harwood2 / August 1, 2013 9:30 PM PDT

It's an LED and it gets high marks for off-angle viewing. I recently bought a 42" and was surprised at how well the picture held up when viewed from an angle.

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If you've read the prior discussions on this
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2013 1:33 AM PDT

It usually ends with the member getting upset to irate with the other folk in the discussion. There are above average displays but none can compete with a nuclear powered light source. Almost every time I read such a discussion a curtain is mentioned.

3D and Smart TV features are "bolted on" (thanks Pepe7) and can be ignored.

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Room is bright, but not excessively so
by 2T47 / August 1, 2013 1:56 AM PDT

It's a bright room, but I wouldn't say excessively so. No sunlight shining directly on the set. But, point taken. Thank you for the reply.

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Get better light control
by Pepe7 / August 1, 2013 2:29 AM PDT

That's the only way you will be able to even properly enjoy the extra viewing angle.

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