U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Consumer Electronics
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
8,565 posts, read 9,804,985 times
Reputation: 4230

Advertisements

Be sure it's 1080p, and as Asheville Native adds, 240Hz refresh rate. That will pose some cost variance. If the 240Hz is too much then try to at least get the 120Hz.

Many HD TV's - historically - are 60Hz, lately 120Hz and moving to 240Hz. It will matter more for HD and action packed movies with intense explosions or football with white jerseys. If you're close enough to the screen to care.

This will matter less today that it will next year. TV display is changing by the year. 3D would be great but not much reason to care. However, next year... and later, you might care whether or not you got that 3D.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379206,00.asp

http://www.amazon.com/Televisions-Pr...&creative=9325
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-05-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
620 posts, read 1,533,295 times
Reputation: 520
You should be patient......Even though 3D television is only starting to enter the mainstream, 4D entertainment is already being touted as the industry's next big thing.
Apple's latest patent focuses on some crazy 5D technology that can advance TV viewing, gaming, and just about any function.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 06:36 PM
 
15,924 posts, read 17,649,799 times
Reputation: 7645
Samsung LED hands down....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
21,540 posts, read 24,674,751 times
Reputation: 8930
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gimme3steps
Thanks for the replies.

Also, anyone have a 3D TV and is it worth the added expense?
If you search for it online rather than buying it from a store, you can save hundreds of dollars (I saved around $600 by not buying it from Best Buy). I don't really care for the 3D part, but when I compared the visual quality to its 2D counterpart it was noticable if you stood in front of each for awhile. The sound quality is excellent for most TV viewing. The TV in itself does not need an external sound system. There are numerous functions that are there but take took long to go through. BTW its WIFI, so if you have a wireless network in your home its easy to setup.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
14,385 posts, read 21,053,836 times
Reputation: 23873
Default I think you are confusing the 4s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill236c View Post
You should be patient..4D entertainment is already being touted as the industry's next big thing.
I think you mean 4K and not 4D.
Ultra High Definition Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 08:47 PM
 
7,387 posts, read 5,628,601 times
Reputation: 5649
Quote:
Originally Posted by plwhit View Post
Samsung LED hands down....
My last 2 HDTV's have been Samsung. Good quality. No complaints. I order off Amazon.com. No sales taxes and some have free shipping.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 10:00 PM
 
16,308 posts, read 25,264,005 times
Reputation: 8302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Singlelady10 View Post
My last 2 HDTV's have been Samsung. Good quality. No complaints. I order off Amazon.com. No sales taxes and some have free shipping.
Amazon often has the best price, but don't assume that. I saved right at $200 (even with the sales tax) buying a 55" LCD/LED 240Hz Vizio at Sam's Club, vs. Amazon's price.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Texas
43,982 posts, read 53,822,603 times
Reputation: 72185
Amazon's got the Sony HD 60 inch ones for like 2100 bucks.

Freakin' deal.

We've had one for 2 years, and we always get compliments. It's got great sound, too...usually you can't get much sound from your tv.

3d is a waste of time if you ask me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 10:30 PM
 
16,308 posts, read 25,264,005 times
Reputation: 8302
Quote:
Originally Posted by stan4 View Post
Amazon's got the Sony HD 60 inch ones for like 2100 bucks.

Freakin' deal.

We've had one for 2 years, and we always get compliments. It's got great sound, too...usually you can't get much sound from your tv.

3d is a waste of time if you ask me.
If you are talking about the EX700 for $2098, it's only a 120Hz refresh rate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 10:45 PM
 
24,503 posts, read 35,965,437 times
Reputation: 12847
Quote:
Originally Posted by tofurkey View Post
Be sure it's 1080p, and as Asheville Native adds, 240Hz refresh rate. That will pose some cost variance. If the 240Hz is too much then try to at least get the 120Hz.

Many HD TV's - historically - are 60Hz, lately 120Hz and moving to 240Hz. It will matter more for HD and action packed movies with intense explosions or football with white jerseys. If you're close enough to the screen to care.

This will matter less today that it will next year. TV display is changing by the year. 3D would be great but not much reason to care. However, next year... and later, you might care whether or not you got that 3D.

TV Refresh Rate Explained: 60Hz vs. 120Hz, 240Hz, and Beyond | PCMag.com

Amazon.com: Televisions - Home Entertainment: LCD, Plasma & More
This is good advice but keep in mind that not all 240Hz is the same. Vizio, for example, doesn't have a 240hz TV and just mimics 240hz by flickering the backlight 240 times/second. Whereas Samsung and Sony actually refreshes the image at 240 times/second. So if you're watching fast-action, definitely look into the technology being used and STAY AWAY FROM VIZIO.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Consumer Electronics
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 PM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top