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Old 08-19-2013, 12:09 PM
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Question Tv gurus get in here I need help!

Ok so I am planing on upgrading my Tv in my tv room from a 40" to a 55" or bigger Is anyone a tv guru?

I have a samsung A650 somthing and it's starting to break I liked the tv but it only lasted 5-6 years. The room does get a lot of sun during the day and I have about 15' to the couch from the wall I plan on mounting the tv to.

My house is networked so I do have cat5 at the location and two RG6 drops. I am going to run a ded 20a receptacle to the wall and fish all the other cables hdmi .ect to the location behind the tv

So what tv's should I avoid?

Do I need bigger than a 55"?

are some wall brackets better than others?

I have a dedicated home theater PC so smart tv is not a big deal.

is the 3D worth it?

I have around 1000-1500 would like to keep it around 1000 lol

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:19 PM
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Overpriced ones

Yes

Yes

OK

No

Should be doable

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Go to Costco
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:23 PM
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There are only a handful of companies that actually make the panels in consumer TVs, so pick a brand you like with the features and warranty you want.

I personally like Sharp, Samsung, LG in no particular order.

Some brackets are better than others, Chief and Peerless are the top dogs.

3D is not worth it, along with a load of other marketing hype BS like 240+hz panels, natural motion, any filtering/processing garbage.

You can easily find a great 55+ display in your price range. Get shopping!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:28 PM
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There are only a handful of companies that actually make the panels in consumer TVs, so pick a brand you like with the features and warranty you want.

I personally like Sharp, Samsung, LG in no particular order.

Some brackets are better than others, Chief and Peerless are the top dogs.

3D is not worth it, along with a load of other marketing hype BS like 240+hz panels, natural motion, any filtering/processing garbage.

You can easily find a great 55+ display in your price range. Get shopping!
Thanks what tv panels should I be looking for? Also should I go led, LCD, plasma? Thanks
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:30 PM
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Overpriced ones

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Yes

OK

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Should be doable

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Lol so what size then?
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:33 PM
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We can't recommend a size without knowing how big the room is. A 60" screen in a 4x4 room isn't a good plan, is it?

While Chief and Peerless are big dogs in mounting brackets, they're all basically metal sheet boxes. Get one off amazon for $40, just make sure you mount it securely and you'll be fine.

As for 3d, the tech sucks and nobody wants to watch tv at home with glasses on. That said, if it's in your budget a comparable 3d tv will be a better quality panel than a similarly sized non-3d, since it has to have better refresh and brightness than the non-3d version.
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Skip plasma, it's not the best tech. Ideally get an LCD with laser backlight.
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Lol so what size then?
How big a TV I have a 60 in the bedroom. Go big.

LED, LCD, Plasma I like LED, but Plasma does have a more natural looking/softer pic to me. LED/LCD is like a photograph, where Plasma is like a good painting.

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Thanks what tv panels should I be looking for? Also should I go led, LCD, plasma? Thanks
LED.

Panels will only come into play if you are looking at off-brands like Vizio or Magnavox. Gotta do your homework for each one.

LG and Vizio could be the exact same panel but LG is "A" quality run and Vizio is "B" stock.

Above is just an example, I have no idea who actually supplies Vizio.
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Vizio panels aren't anyone's "b stock." They're just as good as any other similarly priced panel. They're also headquartered in CA and run lean compared to a lot of the big guys- that's why they integrate a lot of new tech early on. I had a wifi enabled TV from them before many of the other manufacturers really started doing it.
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3 of my 4 are Vizios. Great bang for the buck.
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We can't recommend a size without knowing how big the room is. A 60" screen in a 4x4 room isn't a good plan, is it?

While Chief and Peerless are big dogs in mounting brackets, they're all basically metal sheet boxes. Get one off amazon for $40, just make sure you mount it securely and you'll be fine.

As for 3d, the tech sucks and nobody wants to watch tv at home with glasses on. That said, if it's in your budget a comparable 3d tv will be a better quality panel than a similarly sized non-3d, since it has to have better refresh and brightness than the non-3d version.
L 16'3" w 16'5" the tv would be mounted about 16' from the couch.
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So what tv's should I avoid?

I myself prefer Sony because the Bravia line every thing communicates. When I load a Blueray into the plater the tv automatically changes to HDMI input 4 and the stereo sets up for movie sound. But my main beef is the few extra bucks in a tv equals better controls and ease of setup and I've had better overall picture with Sony/Samsung/and Panasonic vs. RCA and Vizio YMMV

Do I need bigger than a 55"?

Depends. If you are going to sit 15 feet away from a tv 55 is fine. I sit 8 feet from my tv and a 46 is huge. YMMV

are some wall brackets better than others?

For wall mount I highly recommend one that tilts up and down with a locking bracket. That way you can plug and unplug cables while the tv is mounted. Fixed brackets are a PITA.

is the 3D worth it?

I can't stand 3D that is a personal preference IMO.

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Old 08-19-2013, 1:21 PM
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Looks like I'm going 65" awwwwww yeahhhhhh!
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Old 08-19-2013, 1:27 PM
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So what tv's should I avoid?

I myself prefer Sony because the Bravia line every thing communicates. When I load a Blueray into the plater the tv automatically changes to HDMI input 4 and the stereo sets up for movie sound. But my main beef is the few extra bucks in a tv equals better controls and ease of setup and I've had better overall picture with Sony/Samsung/and Panasonic vs. RCA and Vizio YMMV

Do I need bigger than a 55"?

Depends. If you are going to sit 15 feet away from a tv 55 is fine. I sit 8 feet from my tv and a 46 is huge. YMMV

are some wall brackets better than others?

For wall mount I highly recommend one that tilts up and down with a locking bracket. That way you can plug and unplug cables while the tv is mounted. Fixed brackets are a PITA.

is the 3D worth it?

I can't stand 3D that is a personal preference IMO.

Good luck.
One of my last jobs I had to cut in power for a wall mounted tv the mount had an arm that allowed it to swing away from the wall. That made the job 10 times easier. So a mount with an arm or that tilts is what I will purchase.
Thanks for your input.
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No problem. I just finished installing a 60 inch in a 12 x 10 room for a customer who insisted their VTC have a 60 inch display. It is complete overkill but looks cool.

Oh and I am sure you know but I would feel bad if I didn't at least say...

Make sure and mount to the wall studs lol.
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No problem. I just finished installing a 60 inch in a 12 x 10 room for a customer who insisted their VTC have a 60 inch display. It is complete overkill but looks cool.

Oh and I am sure you know but I would feel bad if I didn't at least say...

Make sure and mount to the wall studs lol.
Yeah thanks lo! l I have seen a tv fall off a wall at google wile doing a service call. Hilarious they had 20+ Sheetrock screws in the mount and not one in a stud LMAO!!! He was lucky the floor was not occupied yet...
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3 of my 4 are Vizios. Great bang for the buck.
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I have 3 Vizio's and they are great.
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I love my Vizio (and its plasma). My daugther can watch TV and i can play xbox 360 or watch dvd on split screen.

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Would 55" work and would 65" be over kill? Compromise and just get a 60"? i do like to game with my ps3 and the kids wii when I let them.
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i have a 55" in my living room and i think it's tiny, but that's because i have a 106" screen in the other room. for me, i like 3D. i don't have to have it, but things that use it well really make a difference IMO. the problem is, it's hard to find films that make good use of it. a lot of films are post converted and all broadcast 3D channels are a joke and shouldn't even be allowed on air. it's the lack of quality content that gives people such a hate for 3D. it is worth noting that size makes a difference in 3D. my friend thought his 60" 3D plasma was the bee's knees until he came over and saw the same footage on my setup. both depth and pop gain noticeable improvements as the size increases. as far as smart tv's go, i think those are a waste. if you have a pc (you do), ps3, x360, even a basic bluray player, you'll have the same, if not more, options as a smart tv. if you, or anyone else on this forum for that matter, don't know about monoprice yet, i feel bad for you! they're my go to shop for most home theater related objects. i got my tv mount there, as well as all my hdmi cables, speaker wire, as well as several other goodies. i've converted many co-workers and i'll do the same here if need be!
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i have a 55" in my living room and i think it's tiny, but that's because i have a 106" screen in the other room. for me, i like 3D. i don't have to have it, but things that use it well really make a difference IMO. the problem is, it's hard to find films that make good use of it. a lot of films are post converted and all broadcast 3D channels are a joke and shouldn't even be allowed on air. it's the lack of quality content that gives people such a hate for 3D. it is worth noting that size makes a difference in 3D. my friend thought his 60" 3D plasma was the bee's knees until he came over and saw the same footage on my setup. both depth and pop gain noticeable improvements as the size increases. as far as smart tv's go, i think those are a waste. if you have a pc (you do), ps3, x360, even a basic bluray player, you'll have the same, if not more, options as a smart tv. if you, or anyone else on this forum for that matter, don't know about monoprice yet, i feel bad for you! they're my go to shop for most home theater related objects. i got my tv mount there, as well as all my hdmi cables, speaker wire, as well as several other goodies. i've converted many co-workers and i'll do the same here if need be!
Holy **** 106" bad ***!!
Thanks for the link!

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3D is worth it and the bigger the better.
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The size of the tv depends on the room.

You can make your own mount out of unistrut if you want to save some dollars.

I would make sure to get a tv with at least 120hz refresh rate, which becomes more important as the screen size gets bigger. This is especially true when watching sports.
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I bought a mount off of amazon. Made by panther. Well put together. I don't have any experience with any other mounts.
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Check with bigboxsuperstore, they have a lot of good deals on TV's. Then call around and see if someone will price match. I just bought a 65" Samsung 8000 and Sears price matched them for it! Could believe it, the TV showed up the next day as well!

As for the specs on a TV, I will say this. I did a lot of research and found that I could see the difference in the picture of various TV's. I spent probably the last 6 months looking at different TV's with different settings and various inputs to judge. If picture quality is important to you, then go look aroung and start shopping, you will quickly see the difference.
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...I would make sure to get a tv with at least 120hz refresh rate, which becomes more important as the screen size gets bigger. This is especially true when watching sports.
Leave that devil-talk at home... wrong sub-forum.
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Monoprice.com for wall mount. I got my mount that is the arm type from them for $65 I believe.

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