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Old 05-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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What Television should I get?

So, I've been looking for a new primary TV for my house. I want something between 55" and 60" and has to be LED. I'm looking to spend around $2,000 bucks. I'd like built in Wi-fi and all the smart features.

I've been looking at the Samsung UN55ES8000

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

or the LG 55LA8600

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

Anyone have any experience with these TV's or know a better TV set? Your help would be appreciated... I've been looking at TVs for like 8 months and can't figure out which one is the best for my price range.
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My gf's dad has the 60" version of that Samsung you linked. My god it's beautiful. The only problem he's had with it is the motion/hand detection with the built in camera. The tv is in a room that even with all the lights on it's still pretty dim. Honestly, not a problem that I'd consider it being a turning point. I think Samsung's display looks better than any other tv on the market. Don't get me wrong, there are other brands I would consider buying for the right price. If I had the cash for a samsung though, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. There are electronics forums out there where people discuss and post their settings for different brand tv's that they think maximizes the display for different rooms.

FWIW, I've had a 37" Samsung 720p LCD tv for about 6 years now and it's traveled to 4 different houses. I have not had one issue with it at all and the picture still looks great.
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So, I've been looking for a new primary TV for my house. I want something between 55" and 60" and has to be LED. I'm looking to spend around $2,000 bucks. I'd like built in Wi-fi and all the smart features.

I've been looking at the Samsung UN55ES8000

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

or the LG 55LA8600

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

Anyone have any experience with these TV's or know a better TV set? Your help would be appreciated... I've been looking at TVs for like 8 months and can't figure out which one is the best for my price range.
If you have a Galaxy phone it will play nice with the Samsung TV.

I'd still choose Samsung over LG regardless.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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I've heard nothing but good things about both TVs which is why I'm stuck
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I personally prefer Samsung. I haven't owned an LG TV before, but they are one of the 3 major LCD manufactures (along with Samsung and Sharp). I suppose it all comes down to features then.
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LG makes a fantastic TV. I have a 7 year old 46" LCD that's been flawless. My newest TV's are a Sharp Aquos 60" LED Smart TV, Toshiba 40" LED Smart TV, LG 32" LED, and a LG 24" LED, and of course my tried and true LG 46" LCD

I was told if you are going 60" and above that Sharp makes the best TV's. I kinda wish I'd bought the 80" version LOL. Don't go by the pics you see on them in the store. They're totally different at home. I professionally calibrated my TV's with a disc.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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Picked up the Samsung 55" F Series 8000 3D HDTV
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Good choice.

I work in a 18 suite operating room where I mamage the equipment. The LG tv's are broken more often than not.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #9
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Samsung, hands down. Market leader for a reason. Their TVs are top notch. How do I know? I sell millions of dollars of inventory of them every month to the top retailers in the country. They get the best reviews, have the coolest new features, and they last.
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Samsung is superior in quality and picture. If your going to use it for movie watching and want an even better picture, have your new TV tuned after the break-in period.
You can google it to get more info on the process.
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I have Samsung 55" that I bought in '08. I still get compliments on the picture and the tv! I will not get rid of this LCD until I have too!
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Makes my 2009 model 8000 series look old...
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That thing is niiiiiiice! Sweet buy

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Makes my 2009 model 8000 series look old...
Hell, it makes my 37" LCD 720P Samsung that I paid around 700 for 6 years ago look like a joke.
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Yeah it's an awesome TV, but it's pricey
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Nice tv . Picked up a 6500 a month ago and yours makes it look bulky . Lol . Still loving it though . Samsung ftw !
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