Now I Need Help FInding A New T.V.

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So, I upgraded my main computer. So, I got a bug up my ass to use the old parts to built an HTPC and rtire the X-Box 360. With that I have an old CRT that isn't even capable of 420p. So I need a new T.V.

I'm looking for something under $1,000. I sit about five feet from the T.V. so a 40", maybe 42" would fit the bill. It also has to be able to hook up to a PC without issue. I've seen a couple that have some issue with the PC connection. In the price range I've found plenty of options with 120Hz which I don't want any set at 60Hz. Also, I decided to go with LCD.

Here are a few that I've found that caught my eye:

Samsung LN40A630.

Samsung LN40B630

Sony BRAVIA V-Series KDL-40V5100

Let me know what you think and post up any suggestions you might have.
 

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Samsung is the way to go! :D

(5 samsung TV's in my home :D)
 

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meh... samsungs are overpriced.

that Sony Bravia you picked is priced rather well, should get that instead.

Pity... you missed the 40" 1080p Toshiba special for $499.00 on newegg.

Actually, I suggest you head to newegg.com and check if they still stock left for the have the thanksgiving special.
 

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Any and all of the above are good makes - I like my Samsungs (x2 32" in our bed room and 26" in my daughters) but the Mother in Law has a Bravia and it is rather good too. I have a 42" Toshiba 1080p and it is fine. I have a Sharpe in the kitchen 32" LCD older but best for sound. Up to 42" I'd go LCD over that and you are in Plasma land me thinks.
 

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While you may think internet on tv is good, its not really. Here I get Youtube and Weather and USAToday lol. I can also stream stuff over the network, but its not much point when I've got a laptop which can stream stuff as its still downloading.
 

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I would go with the Sony myself. Samsung's are nice IF you get a Samsung panel. I know quite a few of their lower priced LCD's use different panels.

A TV with the same model number like the B500 can be made with 3 different panels made from 3 different makers. Some of these panels can be really shitty. At least with the Sony you are pretty guaranteed a decent TV no matter what.

Walmart has the Sony S5100 for $719 here locally so you might want to shop around.
 

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I have a larger version of that Sony and love it.
 

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Well, the A630 just went back up to $1,300. <_<

The Sony is still int he running and I'm still mulling over those links. I also found another one that caught my eye:

Sharp LC40E77U.

For me, I'd go with this one. :) Better pic quality, and the Ethernet connector for TV internet feed is a plus.
Oddly enough, it's now not available. :?

Woah! Thanks for all the links. :)

While you may think internet on tv is good, its not really. Here I get Youtube and Weather and USAToday lol. I can also stream stuff over the network, but its not much point when I've got a laptop which can stream stuff as its still downloading.
Yeah, I don't care about the internet feature. It'll be connected to an HTPC and I can use that if I want to.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions and links everyone.

I went to the local Best Buy to take a look at some different models. They had quite a few of 120Hz models right below the 60Hz equivalents which was really nice. It didn't matter what brand or size I was looking at the results were the same. I really do not like 120Hz panels. During fast motion the artifacting is just horrible while the 60Hz remains clear. After seeing this I would venture to call 120Hz and 240Hz snake oil. To be honest with you, I couldn't even see a different in motion blur between the the two. At least on the 40-46" panels.

I think I came to a decision:

SAMSUNG 40" 16:9 6ms 1080p LCD HDTV w/ Touch of Color Design - LN40B550.

I'm just debating with ordering from Newegg with free shipping or getting it at Best Buy. They're the same price but I have to pay about $50 in tax at Best Buy.

Hmm......
 

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I went to the local Best Buy to take a look at some different models. They had quite a few of 120Hz models right below the 60Hz equivalents which was really nice. It didn't matter what brand or size I was looking at the results were the same. I really do not like 120Hz panels. During fast motion the artifacting is just horrible while the 60Hz remains clear. After seeing this I would venture to call 120Hz and 240Hz snake oil. To be honest with you, I couldn't even see a different in motion blur between the the two. At least on the 40-46" panels.
Good call. 120Hz+ is just a gimmick to get you to spend more.
 
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