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#1SpringerPosted 4/14/2013 10:59:24 AM
There are two different 55" TVs for $700 that I am trying to decide what would be better for me. I know there are a lot of factors involved in determining picture quality, but I don't know all those factors and the weight or importance of each factor.

One TV has an 8ms response time and a 120hz refresh rate. The other TV has a 240hz refresh rate and a 12ms response time.

TV 1:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia%26%23153%3B+-+55%22+Class+-+LED+-+1080p+-+120Hz+-+HDTV/4792294.p?id=1218529599669&skuId=4792294&st=4676582%204792294&cp=1&lp=2#tab=overview

TV2:http://www.amazon.com/TCL-LE55FHDF3300ZTA-55-Inch-Limited-Warranty/dp/B007EM7NMA

Can anyone assess what factors are involved with choosing my set and the weight I can expect to place on each factor?

Price is probably my most important factor and that is why I found two TVs for $700
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#2XSilverPhoenixXPosted 4/14/2013 2:12:58 PM
You are out of your mind. You want to spend $700 and these are the two models you chose?

NEVER BUY A TV BASED ON PRICE ALONE!

You really need to do your research and buy a plasma instead if you want quality for $700. You want as fast of a response time as possible, btw. Look for number of HDMI ports, A/V ports for composite or component cables, optical digital port, etc.

You want a rich color display with natural color and a vibrant spectrum, You want the speakers to be of good quality otherwise you need a sound bar or stereo receiver.

Neither of these TV's are what you want, and archizzy would agree. That is who you're thinking of.
#3HaxMegaPosted 4/14/2013 2:18:51 PM
Actually, the Insignia one isn't that bad, it's just a rebranded LG. I would stay away from the TLC brand though. Although, something to note about both brands is that they will not play anything that displays a lower resolution then 480p. (Could be a problem if you like to play retro games on their original consoles.)
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#4roos1046 RebornPosted 4/14/2013 2:58:06 PM
make sure you buy Monster HDMI cables to get the best picture possible
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#5dmcd93Posted 4/14/2013 2:59:17 PM
roos1046 Reborn posted...
make sure you buy Monster HDMI cables to get the best picture possible


I lol'd.
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#6crazyman32Posted 4/14/2013 3:12:43 PM(edited)
dmcd93 posted...
roos1046 Reborn posted...
make sure you buy Monster HDMI cables to get the best picture possible


I lol'd.


me too.Those overpriced cables are for suckers.
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#7muggyPosted 4/14/2013 4:03:07 PM
If its possible go to a best buy and see if you can compare them or similar ones. I narrowed down two that I wanted and when I saw them side by side, I realized that the online arguments over specs are fairly stupid.
#8Springer(Topic Creator)Posted 4/14/2013 5:17:42 PM
Why should I stay away from the TCL brand? And I can't seem to track down a 55" plasma for around $700
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#9somebody336Posted 4/14/2013 5:19:14 PM
The PC board is a better place to ask for this kind of stuff....
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#10HaxMegaPosted 4/14/2013 7:08:17 PM
I had tried a TCL because a smaller version of it was on sale a couple Black Friday's ago. I had gotten 2 replacements on it due to hardware issues. The first TV refused to turn on after an hour. The replacement was DOA. The 3rd had a giant splotch of dead pixels in the center right of the screen when it arrived. Never again with that brand. I replaced it with a Vizo, and haven't looked back.
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