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Sharp or LG LED HDTV sets

by Big Steve / June 26, 2015 9:30 AM PDT

Are LED HDTV sets made by Sharp and or LG any good? I'm looking at a minimum size screen of 32" to a maximum size screen of 40". The set doesn't have to be a Smart set.

I was considering a Sony set until I started reading hundreds of negative reviews on various websites about Sony sets; their horrible customer service; tech support and the company not honoring warranty claims for people who had already bought a Sony set so I've shifted my attention now towards Sharp and LG.


Big Steve
06/26/15

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Each maker has detractors.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 26, 2015 9:35 AM PDT

But you did find a set that looked to work VERY VERY WELL with your current stereo.

I really liked how the analog output Volume Control worked. Many of the makes like Samsung had the analog output at a fixed volume.

You found a good solution.

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Re: Each maker has detractors.
by Big Steve / June 26, 2015 11:38 AM PDT

So you thought the set which I was considering by Sony which I did get to look at Best Buy last week which did have a very good picture except it was mounted high on a back wall without it's stand on it which I also wanted to see was in your opinion a good HDTV set?

I'm going to another Best Buy next week to look at the same Sony set which the other Best Buy told me they did have in stock and also on display on the sales floor with the stand installed on it; the remote for the set will be available so I can sit down in front of the set and check it out.

I'll be able to turn the set around and also see all of the connections on the side and back of the set. I think next week's trip will be my last trip to a store to look at HDTV sets because it's getting too hot here to be running around looking at HDTV sets. Its 90F here today; the heat index is 100F.

Here's the set: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-bravia-40-class-40-diag--led-1080p-smart-hdtv-black/3417011.p?id=1219091132091&skuId=3417011


Big Steve
06/26/15

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You are focusing WAY too much on user reviews
by Pepe7 / June 26, 2015 9:39 AM PDT

In fact, I would pick Sony most of the time over a similar HDTV with the same specifications from either LG or Sharp. Better PQ. Sony post-sales support will be better too.

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Re: You are focusing WAY too much on user reviews
by Big Steve / June 26, 2015 11:16 AM PDT

Pepe7:

You are right; I start researching something and end up Googling it too much and read too many reviews about it; if I was buying a 19" to 24" set I wouldn't make such a big deal about it; I just don't want to get burned when I make my purchase which is why I read too much. What did we do before the internet came to being? We subscribed to electronics magazines and hit the pavement and went to the stores; many of which were staffed with employees who knew nothing about the sets.


Big Steve
06/26/15

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Is it really a huge issue to order the 'wrong' HDTV(?)
by Pepe7 / June 26, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

You mention the internet. OK. In that case, we can all order it, evaluate it, then return if it doesn't meet certain specifications or expectations.

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Re: Huge issue to order the 'wrong' tv?
by Big Steve / June 26, 2015 2:09 PM PDT

Ordering the TV online is NOTa huge issue; having to get out in this heat if I did have to return a TV in a 4' long box would make it a huge issue but if the set arrived at my house damaged or not exactly what I wanted or expected I would of course return it to a nearby store unless the website would issue me a call tag by email which I could just slap on the box and schedule a pick up for the TV and since I'm still recovering from recent knee surgery that makes it a huge issue. Best Buy isn't right across the street from me; nor is Walmart.


Big Steve
06/26/15

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