Need advice on buying an HDTV


#1

It’s my understanding from reading CNET’s TV buying guide (correct me if i’m wrong) that the first thing to look for when buying a high def tv is the contrast ratio so after much researching i narrowed down my choices to the two below listed tvs

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0770HDS0010086220&catid=

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0770HDS0010079999&catid=23524&logon=&langid=EN

costwise the samsung is cheaper but the sharp is 2" bigger but what’s got me baffled is huge disparity in the contrast ratios 1000:1 for sharp vs 7000:1 for samsung
does this mean that the samsung will produce far more superior picture quality than the sharp?

which one according to you would be a better buy?


#2

I want 1080p HDTV is awesome! Superior PURE Color Picture.

I like Sharp Aquos 1080p 42" Widescreen LCD HDTV** (LC42D62U).

I went to the SONY Store and watched BRAVIA XBR HDTV :wow:
there are expensive.

use a card credit! buy it :rock:


#3

yes the BRAVIA XBR is tempting but it’s way out of my price range :sweat:


#4

I’d go for the Samsung. 2 inches isn’t going to make a difference really, certainly not a $200 difference. I like that it has an extra HDMI slot as well. I don’t like the fact the Aquos doesn’t have a stated response time, but it’s probably 8ms too. If it’s worse, then I’d definitely go with the Samsung.