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Samsung LED LCD TV's

Anyone have any buying advice on the Samsung LED LCD TV's? I am looking at the 54" model. What is the difference between series 7 and series 9? I have noticed that the Series 9 TV's are hard to find on store shelves.

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My 2-cents

The 7 series received very good reviews. I believe the 7 series are 120Hz models whereas the 9 series are 240Hz. Before you plunk down your money, do yourself a favor and go look at any any 240Hz model that is running film footage (such as from a movie DVD) and NOT video source, and see if you like the look. I personally don't. To me, they make movies look like they were shot on cheap home video cameras, which is due to the quadrupling of the scan rate. You don't need to actually see a Samsung TV as any 240Hz model will do. Just make sure you see one displaying a film-source movie.

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Buying a Samsung continued

Thanks Dan, according to the specs the 7 and 9 series are both 240Hz. They are almost identical except for a few gadgets......

Should I be buying something other than a Samsung?

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Buying a Sammy

Samsungs are very good sets. I personally like Sonys, but everyone has their own experiences and opinions. LEDs are the current technology for TVs, but I prefer Plasma or even a good LCD. It may be my eyes, but I don't like the colors on LED or the overly brilliant screens that look like Jumbotrons at the ballpark. They just don't look natural to me. But, it really depends on what your priorities are. My priority is to have films look like films with natural colors and good blacks, but without artificially brilliant colors. My other priority is to not have pixel lag during fast motion. Plasmas are great for this as are my LCDs that have refresh rates of 2.5ms. LEDs don't have pixel lag issues either, but after spending a lot of time with a Series 8000 LED, it's not right for me.

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Be careful!

If you buy a 240hz TV don't let them (Best Buy) sell you a 240 rated Monster cable. From what I asked and read here it's not necessary. BB talked my friend into spending a lot for a special 240hz HDMI cable.

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