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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    Check out this Panasonic Viera Plasma for $999.99 at Best Buy. Was $1399.99: Panasonic TC-P50S1 Flat-panel TV reviews - CNET Reviews

    No Picture in Picture but I never use it anyway.
    If the room you will be using this in is at all bright, you don't want plasma. LCDs work much better in daylight conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    If the room you will be using this in is at all bright, you don't want plasma. LCDs work much better in daylight conditions.
    Thanks. The living room gets pretty dark during daylight hours when we draw the blinds so it should be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    If the room you will be using this in is at all bright, you don't want plasma. LCDs work much better in daylight conditions.
    This isn't really correct. The LCD will be washed out in a bright room, & you'll get reflection as well.

    The newer plasmas have an anti-glare coating to reduce reflection.

    The bottom line is that you don't want bright light for any of the tvs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    Check out this Panasonic Viera Plasma for $999.99 at Best Buy. Was $1399.99: Panasonic TC-P50S1 Flat-panel TV reviews - CNET Reviews

    No Picture in Picture but I never use it anyway.

    Bummer. No analog audio output so I'd have to buy a new Home Theater system..there's another $300 or so......
    Why don't you hook your sources up directly to your receiver?

    edit: the Panny is really nice set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    Why don't you hook your sources up directly to your receiver?

    edit: the Panny is really nice set.
    Receiver is pre-internet/pre-cable/pre-satellite/pre-modern age Technics. About 30 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    This isn't really correct. The LCD will be washed out in a bright room, & you'll get reflection as well.

    The newer plasmas have an anti-glare coating to reduce reflection.

    The bottom line is that you don't want bright light for any of the tvs.
    My LCD works just fine in a bright room and although it has reflection in it, you don't notice it...the antiglare tv's lose picture quality

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    Go with the Sharp Aquos. They are awesome TVs. I set one up for my client and it came out awesome once we calibrated it. The calibration is probably the most important part of getting a new tv.

    As for the whole 120Mhz vs. 240Mhz+, its all a bunch of crap. The whole screen is still refreshing at 120Mhz. What they do is split the screen, so each half of the screen refreshes at 120Mhz, so that 120+120=240Mhz. You are better off spending the price difference on getting it calibrated properly, and getting a nice wall mount.
    And thats how you get ants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    Go with the Sharp Aquos. They are awesome TVs. I set one up for my client and it came out awesome once we calibrated it. The calibration is probably the most important part of getting a new tv.

    As for the whole 120Mhz vs. 240Mhz+, its all a bunch of crap. The whole screen is still refreshing at 120Mhz. What they do is split the screen, so each half of the screen refreshes at 120Mhz, so that 120+120=240Mhz. You are better off spending the price difference on getting it calibrated properly, and getting a nice wall mount.
    this.


    and i'd like to add that personally, after auditioning a NUMBER of TVs before i settled on one, the Aquos' blacks are much stronger than any other LCD. additionally, almost every other TV i looked at with the exception of the Aquos and the one i almost bought at the time (Sony Bravia), far too much posterization going on.

    i'd stick with either Sharp or Sony (though i'd personally suggest the Sharp) unless you are going to go REALLY big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    this.


    and i'd like to add that personally, after auditioning a NUMBER of TVs before i settled on one, the Aquos' blacks are much stronger than any other LCD. additionally, almost every other TV i looked at with the exception of the Aquos and the one i almost bought at the time (Sony Bravia), far too much posterization going on.

    i'd stick with either Sharp or Sony (though i'd personally suggest the Sharp) unless you are going to go REALLY big.
    Thanks ges and everyone. Appeciate all the help.

    We are going to look around tonight.

    I need to call Time Warner Cable and see about getting the HD/DVR box. I'd like to have the HD/DVR box prior to delivery of the HDTV so all the hookups can be done only once.

    The calibration is something I will have done also. I guess it's best to let the professional's do it on the Aquos. I've never tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomJan27 View Post
    ...the antiglare tv's lose picture quality
    No they don't. The highest rated tvs all have anti-glare coatings. My plasma's pq is far superior to my lcd. Both are Samsungs.

    As far as the refresh rates go on the lcds, I'm with CD. Most people I know have turned it off. I've never really had a problem with the picture not refreshing fast enough.

    edit: I still STRONGLY recommend the Panny or Samsung over the Sharp. The picture is better & I believe the build quality is better as well (IMHO). My Sharp has had problems after just a couple years, and I've known others who have had problems Sharps. When it comes to calibration, you can borrow my Digital Video Essentials disk.
    Last edited by psychopuck; September 19th, 2009 at 12:29 PM.

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