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sceptre 370bv-fhd lcd tv...vs...lg 37ld450 lcd-hdtv: which is better?


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Initial post: Nov 23, 2010 4:03:47 AM PST
Ready Freddy says:
I would like very much to know which brand would get me more bang for my dollar? The Sceptre or the LG? Both are 37-Inch models, but I'm looking for real quality that's going to last me a pretty good spell, say at least 8-10 years with one of these models. I have already oredered the Sceptre, but have since found a lot of negatives on this unit from the reviews on the net; so I'm thinking seriously of returning it once it gets to my door. So would an LG or Sharp be the better bet for me? And by the way, I'm not into gaming or using these TV units for internet use; only watching movies and sports programs. Thanks in advance for any feedback!

Posted on Nov 23, 2010 11:57:11 AM PST
A/V guru says:
Neither...

Get this...
Samsung PN42C430 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (Black)
or
LG 42PJ350 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV
or
Panasonic TC-P42C2 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2010 Model)

720P plasma is light years better than any 1080P/60hz LCD.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2010 3:35:05 PM PST
Ready Freddy says:
I deeply appreciate your feedback here, A/V Guru! The 42 Inch models are a bit too big for the room in my home, but I do appreciate the recommendations for sure. A 37-Inch is perfect for my needs at this time. I will be sending the Sceptre back to Amazon as soon as I receive it. I just can't risk going with something that's not going to do me any justice with respect to the long haul. And with respect to the plasma that you mentioned, I'm just not much of a plasma fan, because I keep hearing how the plasma-TV's burn up so much energy and so forth. I just need a really good LCD or LED-HDTV that's made in a thirty seven inch size. And of course if such a unit has 1080p and say 120-HZ, then that's all the better! Thanks again for the feedback!!

Posted on Nov 23, 2010 4:30:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2010 4:33:55 PM PST
A/V guru says:
LED is LCD.

Plasma only uses about 20-30% more electricity.

LG 37LE5300 37-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED LCD HDTV is the lowest price 120hz LED backlit LCD that is from a tier 1 manufacturer.

Even this is on the high end of your price range if you still want 120hz, and I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole...
VIZIO E371VA 37-Inch Full HD 1080P LCD HDTV, Black (2010 Model)

Posted on Nov 23, 2010 4:47:19 PM PST
Ready Freddy says:
The information that you have provided is extremely helpful as I do not consider myself to be strongly tech savvy, so I'm indeed much appreciative of your input here. I'll probably end up going with the LG model! Thank you, A/V Guru, you're the greatest my friend!!☺

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2010 3:54:29 PM PST
PopNew says:
A/V.... what happened t 2 weeks ago when you said Samsung was cr#p, only buy LG or Panasonic?

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 10:42:05 PM PST
A/V guru says:
I do think Samsung is crap. But...people still buy them.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010 1:39:09 PM PST
lovhybrid says:
Plasmas DONT last long.

A/V guru, go out on a date or something.

Posted on Nov 26, 2010 2:59:48 AM PST
MikeT says:
" lovhybrid says: Plasmas DONT last long "

Source? Link?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2010 9:54:30 PM PST
Why would you not touch the Vizio E371VA with a ten foot pole?

Posted on Nov 27, 2010 6:23:32 AM PST
A/V guru says:
For the reasons I won't touch Vizio...

Google...

Mag Innovision

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2010 10:01:57 PM PST
I must ask you to explain how LCD=LED. (Liquid crystal display, light emitting diode) I read one description that says LED is backing up LCD. ( Is plasma in here somewhere?) Another question: Is there a term that describes the feature 'auto adjusting to dark rooms and light rooms'? Does the machine LG42LE5400 get good marks from you? What does the LE mean? Saturday night, midnight, the LG42LE5400 is $1000. Let's see what happens over the season.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010 1:59:25 AM PST
MikeT says:
LCD technology requires the screen be backlit by a bulb or light of some kind. In fact, this screen back light is the most common reason for laptop screens to fail. In the past CCFL bulb technology has been the common back light for use in LCD screens, now the "new" back light technology is LED. Either way, the screen itself is LCD.

People mistakenly think that the screen itself (with over two million "pixels") is actually LED. It is not. Ever priced an LED light bulb for your home? About 50x the price of an incandescent bulb, and about 10x the price of a CFL. Imagine what two million miniature LED's would cost?? :)
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