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[Elect] 2012 Boxing Day TV Deals Thread!!

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Aug 26, 2010
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I have read tons of reviews around the web and talked to many people on LED vs Plasma topic and i can tell you for sure that picture quality in most cases is worse in LED tv's than plasma next year there should be OLED tv's coming out next year that should outperform Plasma but they will cost about 6k for 55"
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ccyk wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 4:03 am
how do you tell if certain tv is ips led?
If the viewing angles are great from every angle possible go research the model number to find out if it's IPS. Usually it's always on the higher-end models but there are exceptions like the LG 3DTV at costco.

Remember it's only on the big brands. Never on the cheap brands like insignia/philips/haier/dynex.

The colours will appear vivid, natural, and clean. IPS panels are beautiful in general.
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MISTIKAL777 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 12:42 am
I have read tons of reviews around the web and talked to many people on LED vs Plasma topic and i can tell you for sure that picture quality in most cases is worse in LED tv's than plasma next year there should be OLED tv's coming out next year that should outperform Plasma but they will cost about 6k for 55"
this is true if you compare at similar price points. the TOP end, well made LED's CAN match plasma in many factors. the cheap, non-dimming, edge-lit LED tv's present some of the WORST pictures i've ever seen on any tv.

this why i say you need to look at the picture, and worry about the tech less. all types of tv's can be made well or real crappy. you can find horrible looking plasma's too.
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wilsonlam97 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 7:38 am
Only the Korean/Japanese companies make IPS panels currently. Usually LG. It's good quality stuff.
my problem with IPS is they generally have poorer black levels. something that to me is the MOST important factor to look at since it's the got the widest range in todays tv's and makes such a huge impact on picture quality.

if viewing angle is a must, i'd go back to plasma personally. unless there's a really nice dimming IPS out there i have seen yet(quite possible cause i'm not looking). but i certainly wouldn't buy a tv just BECAUSE it was IPS
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Mar 14, 2008
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I am eye-balling on Samsung ES8000. Missed the 55" deal from NCIX by few minutes. Don't wanna pay more than $1500-$1700 for it.
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Jan 27, 2010
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Looking for a deal on a Samsung UN40ES6100 LED this Boxing Day... any one willing to share experience on a good 40 inch smart TV apart from this one would be of great help!!!!!!
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MISTIKAL777 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 12:42 am
I have read tons of reviews around the web and talked to many people on LED vs Plasma topic and i can tell you for sure that picture quality in most cases is worse in LED tv's than plasma next year there should be OLED tv's coming out next year that should outperform Plasma but they will cost about 6k for 55"
Will OLED TVs be affected by burn-in like their SAMOLED cousins used in cell phones? I have a Samsung Focus phone with faint burn-in on its SAMOLED after 1.5 years of use.
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May 12, 2004
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Dunnoo if it's been posted...but
The Brick (Dec 26 only)
22" Haier = $88
32" Haier = $178
22" Toshiba = $178
32" Samsung OR LG = $298
39" Haier = $288
42" Haier = $348
46" Haier = $398
50" Haier = $498
46" Samsung LCD = $448
50" LG plasma = $468
55" Samsung LED $878 W/soundbar
60" LG Plasma = $898 W/soundbar
55" Toshiba LED = $978 W/3D bluray HT, keyboard, 4 glasses
50" LG LED = $648
60" Samsung LED = $878
60" Sharp LED = $1198
55" LG 3D LED = $1298 W/5 (I think) glasses and magnet remote


TL;DR: Nothing to see here. :(

Sorry can't see model numbers.
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It sucks that The Brick doesnt list model numbers. I want either the 60" Sharp or Samsung but I dont know if its a good deal or not.
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hsross wrote:
Dec 15th, 2012 1:51 am
I want to find a deal on a Samsung UN46ES6100 LED this Boxing Day... Fingers crossed!
Going for the same thing... :)
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doublec21 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 2:44 pm
It sucks that The Brick doesnt list model numbers. I want either the 60" Sharp or Samsung but I dont know if its a good deal or not.
They do list them...I just can't read them. lol
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doublec21 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 2:44 pm
It sucks that The Brick doesnt list model numbers. I want either the 60" Sharp or Samsung but I dont know if its a good deal or not.
Sharp = LC60LE640
Samsung @ $868 = PN60E530 (I think i made a typo on the price above)
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Cas77 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2012 2:12 pm
Dunnoo if it's been posted...but
The Brick (Dec 26 only)
22" Haier = $88
32" Haier = $178
22" Toshiba = $178
32" Samsung OR LG = $298
39" Haier = $288
42" Haier = $348
46" Haier = $398
50" Haier = $498
46" Samsung LCD = $448
50" LG plasma = $468
55" Samsung LED $878 W/soundbar
60" LG Plasma = $898 W/soundbar
55" Toshiba LED = $978 W/3D bluray HT, keyboard, 4 glasses
50" LG LED = $648
60" Samsung LED = $878
60" Sharp LED = $1198
55" LG 3D LED = $1298 W/5 (I think) glasses and magnet remote


TL;DR: Nothing to see here. :(

Sorry can't see model numbers.

Nothing over 60.. looking more and more like I'm going to be going to the US.
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