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Old 06-06-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Looking to buy a new HDTV and wanted to get some advice. Not looking for anything fancy, just a basic HDTV. Looking in the 46"-50" range.Have seen a couple of good deals on a Vizio and a Samsung but I am unfamiliar with these brands (I have Sony's). Anyone have any experience with these brand names? Anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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Get the new curved one and give me a review.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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Lg makes a pretty nice tv for a good price. I have 3 lg hdtvs, and one is 6 or 7 years old and still works like new.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:23 AM   #4
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I have a Samsung Smart LED. The picture is amazing but they actually make one with a better picture than the one I have. It's got some nice features like some apps that allow you to watch netflix and you tube without any external system. Roku, Chromecast, xbox, etc. I know those give you other options but it has a lot without them.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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My advice is that iCocky is the correct forum for this. Beyond that, my Vizio is a better TV than my Sony.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:04 AM   #6
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Have had a Vizio for about 4 years and it is great. Nothing too fancy but for the price Vizios are very good deals.

Have heard great things on Samsung TV's
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:47 AM   #7
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I have a sharp, a vizio, and 3 samsungs. I will limit my response to the vizio and samsungs. My vizio is as good as at least 2 of my samsungs. I have a top of the line samsung that blows the vizio away (the 8000 series from Samsung). My other two samsungs as comparable to the vizio. I will say, that i had a small vizio razor led 22" that died after 18 months so I replaced it with the samsung. It may have just been a lemon so I try to judge the brand solely on that.

My opinion would be that if you are willing to spend top dollar get the samsung...if you are going to get a middle of the road samsung, I would go vizio b/c you get comparable pictures and features for less money. THere is even a 9000 series from Samsung now and that is probably better than my 8000 series.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:31 AM   #8
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I've had a Vizio in the famliy room for about 8 years now and it basically has never been shut off (Other than when the power goes out) and I haven't had a single problem with it. Just bought another one for my man cave/office and it's solid too.
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My LG is about 5 years old and is great.
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Both are good brands, I have one of each. If money is no object, then go with a top line Samsung. If you are on a budget, Vizio give a good bang for your buck.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:59 AM   #11
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I like Vizio, but their available apps for the smart tv seems a little lacking. Other than that, the one I own is awesome.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:10 AM   #12
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Have zero complaints on our Samsungs. If I had to guess, we have had them for at least 6 years.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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We have a 40 something inch Vizio in our living room and have been very satisfied with it. Had it for 4 or 5 years.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:27 AM   #14
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Depends on you.
If you just want a HDTV, save the money and get a Vizio. If you can tell the difference and want a good one go with LG or Samsung. Samsung makes all their own components and even the panels for most all other brands. Sony's best is probably the best of all, but you pay for it. Beware though, just b/c it says Sony, doesn't automatically make it the best. They have some lower priced ones that I'd stay away from.
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Vizio: Decent quality, Great price.
LG: Good quality, good price, loaded with features I don't use
Samsung: Better quality, okay price, awesome picture quality and some pretty good features.
Sony(high-end...4k): Best picture quality, highest price
Stay away from Toshiba, Haier, etc.

I sell all of these TVs except Vizio and my opinion is that sony has the best 4Ks, and the Samsung curved is the best 1080p by far.

Best tv in terms of value per dollar, IMO, the Samsung H7150 series is the best.

Go with LG or Vizio if you're not looking for the best and want a good price.

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Get the new curved one and give me a review.
Best 1080p on the market, hands down. Not a bad seat anywhere you sit in the room. No distortion, really good blacks and greys for an LED thanks to micro dimming pro. Good smart features. Just a wonderful TV. If you have the means, I highly recommend getting one.
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I have a sharp, a vizio, and 3 samsungs. I will limit my response to the vizio and samsungs. My vizio is as good as at least 2 of my samsungs. I have a top of the line samsung that blows the vizio away (the 8000 series from Samsung). My other two samsungs as comparable to the vizio. I will say, that i had a small vizio razor led 22" that died after 18 months so I replaced it with the samsung. It may have just been a lemon so I try to judge the brand solely on that.

My opinion would be that if you are willing to spend top dollar get the samsung...if you are going to get a middle of the road samsung, I would go vizio b/c you get comparable pictures and features for less money. THere is even a 9000 series from Samsung now and that is probably better than my 8000 series.
9000 is 4K, your 8000, especially if its the F8000, is the best you should have. Owning a 9000 now is like having HDTV in 1999, great TV, but no content so a waste of quality and money.

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I've got two Samsungs. The one in my office has been good and dependable. I bought a Samsung sound bar to go with it, and makes for a good experience. The other one has been more iffy - there's been times when it cut itself off after a while.
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What's the purpose of having a curved screen? The old CTR's were all curved. Not sure why you would go back to curved. Is there a benefit or is it just a fad?
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What's the purpose of having a curved screen? The old CTR's were all curved. Not sure why you would go back to curved. Is there a benefit or is it just a fad?
Both. Its concave, not convex like old tube TVs. Its more immersive and provides better depth and peripheral experience, but its negligible. Its no IMAX. For the most part, it just looks really cool. The biggest thing is that Samsung put all of its best technology in it, so even if it weren't curved, it would still be better than any TV most people have ever seen. The curve just gives it the prestige.
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I have a 60" samsung and love it
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