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i currently have a 32 and 40 inch LCD samsung tv.  The 40 is my gaming tv.  The 32 is my wifes netflix tv and it recently stopped displaying color correctly and ought to be replaced.

A) Is this 46 inch LED tv better than my current 40 inch gaming tv?  The extra six inches is nice but really want i want is what my father in law has.  he has an LED tv with an amazing contrast ratio that looks just soo much more stunning than my LCD.  does that qualify as an LED tv or an LED backlit.  i find the discriptions confusing.  also, how does $700 compare to current prices?

B) If i don't actually upgrade my tv i'm not going to waste the money and just replace my wifes tv.  is this 32 inch at $250 a good deal?

i'm open to suggestions, just looking for some feedback on price vs quality at today's prices.



        

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well why not upgrade to the 46" if you have the cash,looks pretty nice to me,

do you find anything wrong with your samsung pictures on your cuurrent TV's some people always seem to criticize the picture for films with samsung

You NEED to go see the TV in action, i.e. in the shop with something displayed on screen. Speaking from experience here.

Seeing with your own eyes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> any specs sheets/reviews/other BS.

EDIT: Though, I gotta admit that's a pretty great deal, price-wise.



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zuvuyeay said:
well why not upgrade to the 46" if you have the cash,looks pretty nice to me,

do you find anything wrong with your samsung pictures on your cuurrent TV's some people always seem to criticize the picture for films with samsung


it's not that my current 40 is bad, just that my father in law's is soo much more amazing.  to miz's point -- not seeing it in action i'm just unsure i'd be getting the upgrade i want to be getting for the money.  i was hoping someone knew how to read specs better than me.  i'm such a n00b in that regard.



        

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Hmm, can't really help you with the replace vs upgrade argument, but for the second one, I bought my 37 inch LCD Samsung (5-series) some 3 years ago for 500 bucks, so I'm not to sure whether 250 for 32 inch currently is a whopper of a deal...

The 46 inch LED you posted seems to be a pretty good deal for the 700 pricetag though, personally I'd go with that one if mine had broken and I had to pick.

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It's a very good TV, especially considering the price. It's a Samsung so I think you're safe. It doesn't have many extra features (I personally don't care about those at all), things like youtube, surfing, apps...etc for the TV itself. Since you already have a console it'd be a waste. No word of contrast ratio, but the figures they include are TOTAL BS anyways, you'd have to see it to judge. The only issue I see is that it only has 2 HDMI ports, and 1 component.

Just a note. It says LED, but it doesn't really mean much. They just replaced the edge-lit CCFL lamps with LED ones. It won't offer a much contrast ratio VS LCD, but still pretty good.

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miz1q2w3e said:

You NEED to go see the TV in action, i.e. in the shop with something displayed on screen. Speaking from experience here.

Seeing with your own eyes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> any specs sheets/reviews/other BS.

EDIT: Though, I gotta admit that's a pretty great deal, price-wise.

The settings are extremely innacurate and the viewing conditions hide flaws in the picture in store. The best bet would be to read reviews and discussions online, AV(S)Forums is a good place to go.

Pick a good brand and only buy what you need. If you're not going to use 120Hz, 1080p content, internet TV and a load of other features, don't buy a TV that has them, it really drives the price up. Also, quickly look up TV technology (LCD, Plasma, LED) to see which one best suites your viewing conditions.



ugh, i had how inaccurate these "specs" are. i think i'm just going to take miz's advice and go to the store first.

        

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no but i thought you could give the wife the 40" and take the 46",

when i get a new TV i obviously set the budget and get the best quality that i can in the shopbut honestly they all look good to me

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kitler53 said:
ugh, i had how inaccurate these "specs" are. i think i'm just going to take miz's advice and go to the store first.


try and message disolute. he seems to have a lot of tv and display knowledge. I agree with getting an led tv for contrast, lcd dont have dark enough blacks.