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HELP! LG 47LW5600 or Vizio xvt3d474sv

by Slice57 / August 10, 2011 7:22 AM PDT

I've been in the market for a new tv now for about a month. After doing
tons of research, I've come down to the LW5600/6500 (depending on price)
or the Vizio xvt3d474sv.

Positives of the LG:

Passive 3D
Cool Remote
Non-glossy Screen
Great looking picture*


More expensive and at the top of my $1000 budget (probably $150 more then the Vizio on Amazon Warehouse)

Edge Lit which means there can be the flashlight effect on dark scenes.

Only 120 Hz (could go up to the 6500 but that adds $50 or so from Amazon Warehouse)

Vizio Positives:

More Apps including Pandora

Full Array LED (should decrease any issues with flashlight effect in corners)

Great picture

480Hz refresh rate

Cheaper (around $900 new)


Thicker (probably not an issue since it won't be on the wall)

Active 3D glasses are far more expensive (However I can get two free sets now through Amazon).

Brand reliability is unknown.

Can anyone please post their thoughts between the two TVs.

Thank you so much for the help!

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Believe me...I don't envy you.
by ahtoi / August 10, 2011 3:52 PM PDT

You already got the positives and negatives; it's just a matter of opening the wallet, hehe. Good luck.

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I vote for LG
by woncho48 / August 10, 2011 4:31 PM PDT

So you're debating between LG Cinema 3D and Vizio, eh?
LG Cinema 3D has my vote. I own one myself and it's so worth the money.
I personally hate active 3D TVs because
1) it's annoying that I have to charge the 3d glasses after use and they're super expensive
2) despite the high price and bothersome battery charging, those active 3D glasses still produce flickers and crosstalks.

I noticed that you have 'great looking picture' on your LG positive list.
Shouldn't that be THE MOST important consideration when buying a TV?
As a person who watches stuff on LG Cinema 3D everyday, I can guarantee you the picture quality is just super.

I had a tight budget too when I was thinking of buying a 3D TV but I don't regret having to pay a lil bit more money for my TV.
Hope you make a good decision!

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lg cinema 3D
by jmgrss / August 10, 2011 4:49 PM PDT

I used to have the same dilemma as you, especially with money issues. But in the end, after going through lots of forum posts, I decided to go for LG Cinema 3D and you should know that I do NOT regret in the least.
More positives for Cinema 3D are that the glasses are battery free and lightweight. There are also four free pairs included. It has a 2D to 3D conversion that I love and the overall image quality is good and brighter.

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Which One
by 3coursedinner / August 10, 2011 9:45 PM PDT

Here's some reviews of the LG:,2817,2384951,00.asp

I couldn't find any reviews of this Vizio model. Here's some reviews of Vizio 3D tv's but not in the same model series. Take a look if you want just to see what people think of the Vizio 3D. Remember that the higher the number in a series usually the better the TV. You may want to look at the Vizio web site to see where the model you're looking at ranks in the series.

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hz rating error
by electronicspimp / August 11, 2011 11:52 AM PDT

Ok... I know lately theres a big buzz going around forum sites regarding Hz. There is no such 3D LED TV at the moment with an actual Hz rating above 240.

You mentioned Vizio having a 480hz rating TV. This is both true and false. They have a 480hz rating according to their own manufacturer's standard.

LG also has a 420hz "TruMotion" rating according to their own manufacturer's standard.

Sony's Newest LED TV has a 960hz rating (will never be possible in 2011, let alone 2012) according to their manufacturer's standard. I think they called it moonflow or motionflow technology.

There is a standardized way of measuring Hz rating which i wont really get into but if you look at the manufacturer's posted data on a product such as Sony's XBR hx929 LED MODEL on cnet, it will say 960hz. If you however look at the actual detailed review performed by CNET, it will say 240 hz rating.

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Let me add up
by MarcCook / August 21, 2011 1:02 PM PDT

Ill give you a good reason why the numbers don't mean anything.

Active sets require higher refresh rate for how it generate the 3D effect to a human eyes. Active 3D TV alternately shows the Left and Right images to the each eye by shutting the glasses off and blacks the TV at the same time. So it is like sending Right image, shut off, Left image, shut off, Right, Shut, Left, Shut, and so on.

Therefore, even if Vizio's refresh rate is 480hz, it actually gives you only 60 frames of images per second, 30 per eye. The rest of the picture shown are black images. It means Vizio actually has refresh rate lower than the LG's, 120hz. Active TVs do require the high refresh rate, or show pictures fast from people notice the flickerings and to avoid TV blurring or lagging.

Because it flickers in high speed, some people would not notice it but people who have sensitive eyes get serious headaches from it. Be aware.

Here is a link I found from another thread on Cnet. It might help you understand better.

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