questionswhat brand of led tv is best?

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Edit: Oh yeah, I really don't care about any of the instant video crap or anything special. I just want a great picture, and my PS3 will do the rest. (I'm not really into watching TV or anything else, mostly just Netflix, movies, and games) So it really needs no more features than an amazing picture.

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We have a Sony edge-lit LED, only 40" so not quite as big as you are looking for, but it is pretty good. The picture is great, and it has lots of inputs. I think the black is slightly lighter around the bottom edge, but not enough for me to complain about since we got it for a good price.

Downside is the interface. Changing channels is a little slow, and checking the on-screen guide is painfully slow.

Backlit is supposed to be better. The best advice I can give is to go and look at it in a store. That won't be a perfect demo, as it is very different lighting, but being able to compare picture side by side is really helpful.

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I have a Samsung and will probably never buy any other brand of TV, I'm that happy with it. My mother has a Sony and it is fine, but for me the matte screen finish dulls the colors, but it does keep from getting much reflection. The Samsung does get some glare, but the colors are so much more vibrant.

I know the Samsung will probably be a fair amount more than a Vizio is, but if it won't kill your budget, to me it is well worth it.

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I own a LG 42" LED and love it.

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The difference isn't so much in brand as it is in lighting. Back lit will big you much better darks and as a result other colors than edge lit, but they tend to be much more expensive as well.

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A friend of mine just bought a 55" Vizio. It wasn't terribly expensive, it's a sharp looker, and it is one of Consumer Reports recommended buys.

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@wootbretz: Yeah, I agree. I didn't ask the question like that woot staff changed it haha. My question just said TV?

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i have a 46 inch samsung led that i love. I work in the AV department for a big corp and after what i've seen i'll only buy samsung tv's.

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You smell like bananas.

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@iggz: no idea why, but that made me laugh pretty hard :)

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Just got the top of the line 37" Panasonic TC-L37DT30 for the same reason. It has 3D but I doubt we will use it. Got it for the picture quality and the fact that it will fit inside a 36" cabinet. The sound is not stellar, but the picture is super. I was over at a buddy's house that has the Samsung 46" LED tv and it is good, but I like the Panny much better. You can see a screendoor effect on the Sammy's screen. None on the Panasonic.

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Sony BRAVIA XBR55HX929

Extract from bestcovery

"The Bravia XBR-55HX929 sits comfortably at the top of Sony’s lineup of HDTVs, and boasts numerous technologies and features that make this one of the best-performing TVs of 2011. The design of the set itself stands out as one of the sleeker appearances amongst the current crop of TVs. While it doesn’t have the nearly bezel-less look of Samsung’s offerings, the HX929 features a single pane of Corning Gorilla Glass that stretches from edge to edge. The all-black surface gives way to the picture when the set is turned on, but the glossy Gorilla Glass is prone to glare in brightly-lit rooms. Like the Samsung UND8000 series, the Sony Bravia XBR-HX929 looks great in any living room, whether on or off. "

The only drawback is the price.

More info: http://best-gear.org/sony-bravia-55-inch-1080p-3d-local-dimming-led-hdtv-with-built-in-wi-fi-black/