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Hello VGCharterz,

I'm looking for advice on what TV would be best for me as I'm upgrading my entertainment center. I'm gonna go into the Black Friday sales here in the US and two TVs are going to be hot.

Here's the first one. It's an LG 55" selling for $499. There's not much info besides what the ad shows.

http://bfads.net/Item/Best-Buy-Black-Friday-LG-55-1080p-120Hz-LED-HDTV/160769

The second one I'm considering buying is a Vizio 60" for $690 and looks pretty stacked on the details provided.

http://bfads.net/Item/Walmart-Black-Friday-Vizio-60-Smart-LED-HDTV/159465

Anyway, rightnow I have a Samsung 40" HDTV that works nice but I want something bigger. I'll be buying an Xbox One which means the things that come with the Vizio 60" might be useless. Nonetheless, it still looks like it's a better deal than the LG one. Sadly, I can't find any info on the LG that tells me what else comes with it. Anyway, any thoughts on what I should buy, particularly for my gaming and sport watching needs? Thanks mates!



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Soonerman said:

Hello VGCharterz,

I'm looking for advice on what TV would be best for me as I'm upgrading my entertainment center. I'm gonna go into the Black Friday sales here in the US and two TVs are going to be hot.

Here's the first one. It's an LG 55" selling for $499. There's not much info besides what the ad shows.

http://bfads.net/Item/Best-Buy-Black-Friday-LG-55-1080p-120Hz-LED-HDTV/160769

The second one I'm considering buying is a Vizio 60" for $690 and looks pretty stacked on the details provided.

http://bfads.net/Item/Walmart-Black-Friday-Vizio-60-Smart-LED-HDTV/159465

Anyway, rightnow I have a Samsung 40" HDTV that works nice but I want something bigger. I'll be buying an Xbox One which means the things that come with the Vizio 60" might be useless. Nonetheless, it still looks like it's a better deal than the LG one. Sadly, I can't find any info on the LG that tells me what else comes with it. Anyway, any thoughts on what I should buy, particularly for my gaming and sport watching needs? Thanks mates!

u should look for the one that has the best warranty, because they both look good. I was going to suggest you get the vizio, but as you said, you don't need the features that come with the tv if you get the xbox. Personally, i would save myself i bit of money, and buy The LG, and with the money saved, buy some more games :D



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I just bought a 70" Vizio and it looks awesome. Sams Club/Walmart and Best Buy have some 70" TV for $1,000 for Balck Friday - both the ads came out last night. check bfads.net

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I'd do a bit of research using the tvs model number. Check out reviews, etc.

If you're into gaming you'll want low input lag. So out of the two you'd want to check here. If the Vizio TV you're interested in is the E601i-A3 then the input lag is very low for a large HDTV at 31ms. You probably don't want something above 50ms and the lower you can get the better.

http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/

TVs aren't just input lag and such though. Read reviews from places like HDTV Test and CNET to see what they say about them there.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/

Here's a review on the Vizio that I'm assuming is the one in your post.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e601i-a3/4505-6482_7-35477662.html



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kupomogli said:

I'd do a bit of research using the tvs model number. Check out reviews, etc.

If you're into gaming you'll want low input lag. So out of the two you'd want to check here. If the Vizio TV you're interested in is the E601i-A3 then the input lag is very low for a large HDTV at 31ms. You probably don't want something above 50ms and the lower you can get the better.

http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/

TVs aren't just input lag and such though. Read reviews from places like HDTV Test and CNET to see what they say about them there.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/

Here's a review on the Vizio that I'm assuming is the one in your post.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e601i-a3/4505-6482_7-35477662.html

This is true.

 

I bought the M3 model, the step up unit that has 3D.  Looks great though.



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How far are you from your TV..... If you have a small living room the 60' TV might be too big.

I would go 60" or larger if you have the right room. Everything else is too small. Those are both decent TV's. I prefer LG over Vizio, but I would get the Vizio simply because of the size. If you can get a deal and have the right room for a 70" or 75" do that.

This is my current main TV I got at the beginning of the year:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/60-class-60-diag--led-1080p-240hz-smart-3d-hdtv/6734339.p?id=1218786218461&skuId=6734339&st=lg%2060%20tv&cp=1&lp=12

While the 240 hz trumotion and the passive 3D and all the extra features are pretty nice and look insanely cool, I don't really use the 3D all that much and the trumotion only looks "right" in certain situations.  For instance for sports and really anything fast with panning camera the higher the hz the better so it gets turned on for that stuff.  But for watching tv shows and other slower things like drama movies trumotion looks horrible. Even going from a 60 inch to a 60 inch, I wish I had gotten a TV with less features that was 70 or 75 inch instead of 60.. .You pay out the ass for the extra  features...Oh yeah no matter what you get either, buy the disney wow calibration disk or pay someone to calibrate it.  If you don't properly calibrate your TV you aren't watching it right.  Using the built in calibration pictures in TV demos and setup are not accurate enough.  Once you go over 60 you wont go back.  Can't stress it enough, Get the biggest your room will allow proper distance to use.  Also, while harder to find nowadays, there are DLP TV's that are AMAZING such as Mitsubishsi's especially the Laservue.  I have a 65" mitsubishi DLP that has incredible 3D...but yeah that Vizio I am sure would be a decent set.  So would the LG but inches are a big deal if you are going to be watching that for 7-10 years and whatnot.



As long as its a Smart 3D HD TV, you'll be fine.

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