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Samsung LN-S4096D OR Sony KDL-40V2500

I'm planning to buy a hdtv and I'm having trouble choosing between 2 tv.between the Samsung LN-S4096D and Sony KDL-40V2500. Which one is better overall. Need help. Thank you.

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I love Sony Color

In reply to: Samsung LN-S4096D OR Sony KDL-40V2500

I have not looked at these TV's but last year I decided on the Sony over the Samsung 32". I bought a Sharp, took it back for blur on action, bought a Sony 32" v910 and took it back for not awesome enough and bought the 32" XBR. It was way better. The wide color gamut lighting is really nice and now the regular Sony LCDs have the technology.
I want a 1080P 40" or 46" but need to do a bit of research before I switch.
Sony and Samsung build a world class LCD factory a year or so ago.
When it opened they had the hands down best LCD IMO.
The Samsung seemed to have a bit of better fast motion processing and the Sony seemed to have a bit of more accurate color IMO.
I have had Sony XBRs ever since the first one and I love the Sony color so I got the Sony and have been happy.

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2 cents.

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I don't know much about Sony but I just purchased the Samsung LN-S4695 about a month ago. I'm still blown away with the HD channels and movies on a cheap LG upconversion DVD player are amazing as well. This set is 1080p but haven't been able to try that out yet as nothing is broadcast yet in 1080p and Blue Ray is a little too high in price right now. Anyway, sports are great on the samsung, just a tiny bit blurry when the action is fast paced but I can definately live with it. I haven't found anything about this set to gripe about. It is a great set. Very user friendly.
Good luck shopping.

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personal, I'd say

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My husband & I purchased a 4096 a month ago and have been TRYING hard to love it. When its good hd it is beautiful, but when its sd it is horrible. A lot of movement in dark colors and low light, especially.
We are actually returning it today and are thinking of getting just a 1080i. Not sure what the exact problem is-the TV, Dish receiver? But we are starting over.

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In reply to: personal, I'd say

HDTV's really aren't made to watch SD broadcast. Pretty much all of the HDTV's that you find are going to have a less than desireable image in SD. Some will have better picture quality than others in SD but still not that good. You're going to be shopping for a long time if you want a nice picture from a HDTV. Good luck though.

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