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Hi

I am looking for a new LED TV, and as usual confused to take which one , but narrowed it down to two of them.

Prices are from Amazon:

Sharp LC46LE820 46" AQUOS 1080p LED LCD HDTV --1099$

Sony BRAVIA KDL46EX720 46-Inch 1080p 3D LED HDTV ----1080.99

Can help me in deciding which one to go for.....?


Thank you
Kumar
 

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Both are good tv's, you are the one who has to watch it though. Choose the one that you like the picture on, you will get all kinds of opinions from everyone and I bet they are not going to be in your living room as much as you. As an example..... I would buy a plasma, better blacks, better motion, better color and better viewing off axis. That's my opinion and that's whats in my living room. Best of luck on YOUR decision!
 

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Would agree that it is very subjective and everyone has an opinion. We just purchased a Sharp Quattron LE830 60 inch and have been more than satisfied with all its features and picture quality. It still amazes me how thin LED televisions work considering that I remember 26 inch round picture tubes in a two hundred pound television sets.
 

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I concur with tatr09. For same price you'll get more out of your money if you buy a plasma due to the reasons he mentioned above.

However, if those two are your only choices, judge with your own eyes. I personally prefer the TV with a more accurate colour (the one closest to industry standard's D65 colour temperature) and the Sony in movie mode, warm 2 colour temp is rather close to D65 standard.
 

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You cant just judge them on picture side by side, especially since they're not calibrated.

After read through the customer reviews on Amazon, One major con on the Sharp was the very reflective glass, while Sony's Netflix onscreen application was poor, Otherwise excellent TV's.
 

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From what i have seen, LED LCD have caught up to the plasma in regards to black/grey levels. I had a panasonic S1 plasma that i sold after i got a new Sony HX800. The blacks on the sony were better than the panny. The HX800 is edgelit local dimming LED. if i were getting a new tv i would make sure it had local dimming. Ideally i would have wanted a LED full array local dimming LCD but was out of my price range.
Without local dimming you dont really get an advantage over the CCFL(florescent) backlit in regards to picture quality. LED is thinner and uses less energy.
 

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I can not tell you which one is better, but from experience of buying HD tv I will say this, get the one which is made in Mexico, not China. Compare Sony made in Mexico to Sony made in China you will see noticeable difference in picture quality. Get the one which is perfect out of the box without the need for professional calibration. A year ago when I was buying HD tv first was Toshiba made in China: poor viewing angle and constant calibration. It went back. Second was Sony also made in China: poor viewing angle, clicking noise when changing channels. It went back. Third was Samsung made in Mexico. Perfect viewing angle and perfect out of the box, no need for professional calibration. Also check Consumers Reports for repair history between brands. Buy from a store where you can return easily. TV's look different at home.
 

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I'm sorry, but there is no consumer TV at any price that is "perfect out of the box without the need for professional calibration", let alone at $1,000 price range.

Even the $6,000 Elite Kuro still need professional calibration to get to THX/ISF standard.

In terms of Sony LCD, to get closest to "calibrated" brightness you'll need to bring the backlighting down to 0 or 1 at the most (depending on the model) and as a "side effect" it will widen the viewing angle too.

note: lowering the backlight level down to get wider viewing angle works with any LCD TV.
 

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My buddy just bought a Sharp edge lit, non local dimming tv and it has terrible, TERRIBLE, flashlighting in the corners and clouding on the screen. I had to engage the very annoying "dynamic dimming" feature, which reduces light output of the whole screen when a scene goes darker, to get the flashlighting and clouding reduced. I told him him to take it back, but like a dumby he just accepted these glaring faults...
 

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For what it is worth, I have two Sony LCD's and haven't had a lick of trouble with either. The oldest, my 46 inch XBR, was purchased in 2006.
 

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Greetings

A friend calls you on the phone while he is driving. He asks you for directions to Seattle ... and you ask him where he is at the moment because you know how to get to Seattle. Been there many times. His answer to you is ... "I don't know ... but I think I am close." Ask yourself what that actually tells you? Does "I am close" help you at all? What does that mean?

Telling someone to find a perfect TV assumes they know what perfect is. And if they know "where" perfect is ... they must also know where they are starting from. For a TV ... perfect (what ever that really means) would be defined as being properly calibrated ... versus the subjective perfect of the mind's eye. Purple images could be perfect to some ... and not to others.

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Both kinds of great brands, especially when viewed from the price is not so far away.
I agree with the opinion ogorok. Do not choose the TV made ​​by china, the price is cheap but quality is not good. Price and brand will never lie
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and unfortunately people are too cheap to get their displays to be properly calibrated.

PS: copying somebody else's setting does NOT equal to get the display being properly calibrated.
 

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What model of Sharp television?
essentially all Sharp with dynamic LED backlighting have this problem... and to think Pioneer Elite TVs will be made by Sharp, all I can do is shudder.
 
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