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Samsung LNT4661F or Sony KDL-46V2500

by frankie plasma / April 8, 2007 4:26 AM PDT

Well I have narrowed it down to these two. My wife says she thinks the Samsung has a sharper picture. The Samsung in Best Buy did look a little better, but the Sony gets a better review here. I am only concerned about picture quality. The bells and whistles aren't important to me. Help please. This is my one shot to buy the right one.

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There both mostly the same
by givemeaname / April 8, 2007 6:29 AM PDT

Samsung makes the LCD's for Sony, so it is the same panel. The biggest diffrence of the 2 are the colors, Samsung always has a 'push' on colors, this CAN be nicer for sports but bad for movies. Sony has more naturel colors, skin will look more like skin & colors don't have that push.

So next time when you goto BB ask for the remote look at the settings, play with them, try to get the two to look the same using the setting & the best is to look at skin tones & figer out what of the 2 two you like the most + look at the colors Blue, Green & Red, do they look 'real'.

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BOTH NICE, MOERATEDLY PRICED MODELS. I BELIEVE THE SONY...
by Riverledge / April 8, 2007 8:21 AM PDT

WILL SOON BE DISCONTINUED, SO LOOK for good bargains on the 46"V2500.

Good shopping, river.

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Samsung LNT4661F or Sony KDL-46V2500
by imtos / April 9, 2007 10:30 PM PDT

Man, are we in the same boat or what?

After a lot of reserach I have narrowed down my decision to this last two... I am planning on purchasing either of this babies in the next couple of days. I have not made up my mind jet, have you?

If not, I'll outline some of my pros and cons to see if they help...

Samsung
Cheaper - always nice!
Has 1.3 HDMI - blue ray and PS3 are using this tech already.
Owners report no clouding, banding or mura problems - see AV Forum.

Sony
Looks nicer - my opinion!
Colors look more real - agree with one of your replys, Sam's push it a bit too much.
Owners report clouding and mura problems...
Does not have 1.3 HDMI

Essentially, this is what I've come up with... pls let me know when you make up your mind, the more insight the better!

Good luck,

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undecided
by frankie plasma / April 9, 2007 11:17 PM PDT

I am still undecided. Believe it or not the price difference seems to only be $100. The reviews say Sony, but the big box salesmen are pushing the Samsung. I wasn't aware of the HDMI 1.3 on the Samsung. That is big for the future. Let me know what you decide. As for clouding and bleeding I believe all LCD's are susceptible but with an extended warranty that should not be a factor.

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Extended Warrany
by imtos / April 10, 2007 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: undecided

Are you really thinking about getting an EW on either of this TVs?

I was thinking about that too but some comments from a couple fo friends help me decided against getting it:

1. You have manufaturer warranty for 1 year, so that coovers your lemons pretty much.
2. In 24 month, with the new technology that is comming out and the way LCD prices have dropped this TV (or a similar one) will be worth less than 50% of its current value... so close to $1,000. If it brakes, after the 24 months then getting a new one or a similar TV is comparable to getting a 5-year warrany and if you get a 2-year warranty then you are past those 2 years and therefore in the same boat.
3. The only issue is what if the TV brakes after month 12 but before month 24, that is when it might hurt the most, but if you fix the TV at that time it would probably cost as much as a 5-year warranty. Now, if the TV operated fine for 12 months then the probabilty of breaking between month 12 and month 24 is not that high...

Anyway, it made sense to me when someone explained, plus the company that provides the EW is a hassle to deal with, they will only fix your TV if it breaks and if it breaks for the same cause more than 2 or 3 times after the manufacture warranty period expires then they will replace the TV.

Taking all of this into account made me change my mind about EW. Hope this is helpful,

Good luck...

BTW, right now is Samsung 80% - SOny 20%... oh man, I just want to make a decision soon!!!

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A manufacturer's extended warranty seems much more important
by NM_Bill / April 10, 2007 8:03 AM PDT
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than a third party warranty sold high pressure by selling stores. Consider protection from the lion's mouth rather than those 3rd party jobs with weasel word clauses. Heckuva difference. Two entirely different worlds.

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I DID PRICE COMPARISONS ON BOTH MODELS AND FOUND...........
by Riverledge / April 10, 2007 12:52 AM PDT

IT ALMOST A DEAD HEAT. SONYS may drop some more as they have a replacement model in the wings. A real toss up!

river.

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Samsung LN-T4661F @ Fry's Electronics
by snorlax0930 / April 22, 2007 2:43 AM PDT

this lcd (amsung LN-T4661F)on sale for $2269. now that's a good price. if youre from cali have it price match plus 10% off. beat that

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