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What type of TV to buy?

by jijo272 / November 24, 2011 5:41 PM PST

Plasma? LCD? LED?
We are getting a new TV for Chistmas - 37" to 40" in a room where the TV faces a large window on the north side of the house so not usually bright sun - but there might be a glare.
Any suggestions?

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I'd buy LED
by KenHusveg / November 24, 2011 6:47 PM PST

If money is not an issue, LED.

This is what I would look for.
Price (High to low)
LED
LCD
Plasma

Image Quality (High to low)(subjective)
LED
LCD
Plasma (#2 in a dark room)

Thickness (Thin to thick)(Think wall mount)
LED
LCD
Plasma

Power consumption (Least to most)(will vary by model/size)
LED
LCD
Plasma

Where you buy and brand warranty/customer service should also be considered. eg., I pretty much buy all my Home Theater equipment at a local shop who know me as a past and future customer, as opposed to a quick sale. If you have a warranty issue it's dealt with very efficiently. They price match or close enough to it to make it worthwhile in the long run.

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It's all about light control
by Pepe7 / November 25, 2011 12:47 PM PST
In reply to: I'd buy LED

Control the light in the viewing space and he can choose any HDTV he pleases. Even LED/LCD models can be affected to the point where glare forces one to jack up the settings where much is lost in PQ.

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