Archive for January 7th, 2010

In search for the best TV…

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

…for the right price! πŸ˜‰

It ain’t all that easy these days: plasma, LCD, LED-LCD. Each with their own pros and cons.

Initially I was all in for a plasma TV, because of its great picture quality. The fact that it would be heavier and less energy efficient was not really a problem (he he, it would even heat up the house a bit more! πŸ˜‰ ), but since I intend to use the TV also to hook up my Mac mini as a media center, and hope to have a PS3 soon, plasma ain’t the best choice.

LCD it would be then! Well, and there came LED-LCD ’round the corner with some good price drops…it is being put in the market as the best of both worlds; better picture quality (more contrast/warmer feeling/black is black, white is white) than LCD, and still good for gaming/computer use. And incredibly energy efficient. Hmm…

Easy choice, eh? And the Samsung UE46B8000/UE46B8050 is the model for me!

Well…I was at the Sony shop tonight and the S-guy told me all about the fake promises from LED-TV manufacturers; it ain’t full LED as there are only LEDs from the edge which causes blurry pictures when there is a lot of white and some black on the screen, the LED display would reflect too much, etc., etc. He said; go for true LCD (Sony Bravia KDL-46W5500) and I would be the happiest dude in the world! I guess he wanted to sell me something πŸ˜‰ and after reading a bit more tonight, the Samsung still has my vote.

That is, unless someone has more arguments not to…in that case: leave me a comment!