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12-23-2012, 12:57 PM
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Looking For TV. Specs help!

Hey, does it matter what hz I get? Friend said 120+hz.

Gift is for my parents. What would you recommend? Plasma/LCD/LED? I know which one is best and all that, but my parents don't even have an HDMI box, so does it really matter?

They don't game, either.


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Set a price range, buy tv that has at least full hd resolution, stay away from useless add-ons that increase price tag and buy the cheapest you can get with highest screen size.

It isnt worth it spending 200-500€ more on a "quality brand" when all the panels are made pretty much the same company.

Oh and dont buy Plasma, and the led thing is more complicated since just led on the box dont tell you anything how the screen actually works.

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120 hz is fine. eventually your eyes can't tell the different when you get past a certain hz. imo it comes down to room darkness/brightness. if they watch a lot of tv with the curtains closed go plasma, if they like a bright room all the time and natural sunlight go led/lcd. I think based on cost plasma is a no brainer.

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Set a price range, buy tv that has at least full hd resolution, stay away from useless add-ons that increase price tag and buy the cheapest you can get with highest screen size.

It isnt worth it spending 200-500 more on a "quality brand" when all the panels are made pretty much the same company.

Oh and dont buy Plasma, and the led thing is more complicated since just led on the box dont tell you anything how the screen actually works.
Yeah, I'm looking at a limit of $600 before taxes. Should get a 40-50 inch at most places.

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120 hz is fine. eventually your eyes can't tell the different when you get past a certain hz. imo it comes down to room darkness/brightness. if they watch a lot of tv with the curtains closed go plasma, if they like a bright room all the time and natural sunlight go led/lcd. I think based on cost plasma is a no brainer.
It used for both, I guess? During the day it's bright, but at night they keep the room dark.

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It used for both, I guess? During the day it's bright, but at night they keep the room dark.
Then get an LCD/LED (if they watch a lot of TV during the day). As for the HDMI thing, almost all TVs come with that connection anyways, so I don't think you have to worry about that. Also always helps in case they buy one (or you decide to give them one as a gift) in the future

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Plasma has the best picture and costs less. Get a Plasma unless the TV will be setup in a room with a lot of sunlight. LED is LCD it just uses a different type of backlight.

Plasma's have a 600 MHZ minimum refresh rate. LCD/LED have a 240 MHZ maximum refresh rate.

Get a 1080p screen.

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Yeah, I'm looking at a limit of $600 before taxes. Should get a 40-50 inch at most places.
Couple of months ago bought my brother a 50 inch Samsung Plasma, 1080p, 120hz+ that was about $600? I think. Can't find it anymore... think it might have been a model from last year.

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boxing day is right here. I bought a 43 inch plama last year for 350. also remember a movie can be seen crystal clear at only 35-40 hz. so 120 hz is perfect for anything pretty much.

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