Pros Great picture quality, strong sound, vivid colors, excellent in bright and dark lit rooms, easy to install and use, Smart TV.
Cons It's too bad the 55" isn't available under $1,000.
Summary It was between the LG, Sony and Samsung 46" at Best Buy. When HD is hooked in the store all TV's look great, but when I switched the channel to Cable feed, the difference in picture was huge. Samsung was the best, Sony came in second and LG was in third. But why get this TV if you are not going to hook up HD?
I bought it at Best Buy. It was $899, plus I applied a $50 rewards credit it wound up costing $911 with tax, out the door. It was easy to install right out of the box. The TV is smart with any equipment connected. The picture and sound is excellent!!! Clear, crisp and vivid colors. The sound blue me away. I was expecting cheap sound but if you crank it up to 70+ it's awesome. I recommend this !!!!
Pros To my untrained eye, so far so good. I like the bezel. CNET's review will certainly be more expert than mine.
Cons Nothing I can think of.
Summary I just got this at Frys for 699. It's not shown online or advertised, except possibly in print as "major brand". Anyway, great deal. FYI.
If I understand the technology correctly, I would add that it's not that hard to discern 120hz vs. 60hz. If it looks so smooth you think you're looking through a very clear window at real life, that's 120hz. Side-by-side, you can just make out the individual frames of a 60hz tv. Looks just slightly stilted or jagged.
The glossy plasma screens are unacceptable to me. If I knew I had a nice dark room, I would definitely consider plasma though. Far better value. I saw a 1080 LG 50" plasma at FRYs for $650.
Pros PRICE!!!! Very good black levels and tons of settings to tweak your image. Handles PC inputs very well over VGA and HDMI.
Cons You won't get the same blacks as local dimming LED (but you also don't have to pay the extremely inflated markup either)
Summary I was upgrading from a no name 32" LCD that I purchased over 5 years ago. I was willing to spend up to $2000 on a 46-47" tv to get the best image and features. The first tv I actually purchased was the Samsung UN46c6300 tv which is an edge-lit led lcd tv. That set had great colors but it had very bad black level uniformity issues and what almost looked like diffused flashlights in each of the corners which would stick out as much as 3 - 4 inches, brightening the blacks in all 4 corners (worse in the bottom 2). After almost a week I couldn't take it anymore and brought the tv back. It produced a great picture but especially at night time, the black level issues were VERY distracting.
After doing research I determined that edge-lit LED LCD's just aren't advanced enough yet. The best buy rep was actually shocked when I told him I wanted to exchange my LED LCD for a "regular old LCD". Once I arrived home, after powering on and tweaking the calibrations this tv produces an almost IDENTICIAL image to the similar but $500 more expensive LED Samsung.
If I had to nitpick I'd say the black levels on the edge-lit LED was maybe a hair darker. However even that is an overstatement of the difference, as set up at my home, I can not tell a noticable difference. Where I do see a difference is in black level uniformity and flashlighting. On the LN46C630 these problems simply do not exist. Blacks are black, colors look fantastic, and every format I've thrown at it has displayed well (1080p, 720p, 480p, PC over VGA and HDMI). I've also noticed no input lag while playing video games (however I haven't tried this out extensively).
Overall I am completely and utterly blown away by the performance of this tv. From my eyes this tv performs identical to the more expensive edge-lit LED LCD's Samsung offers. Not only that but, the front of the tv's are the same, you get the same backlit remote, and all of the setting options are there that were present in the "higher end" tv. The only thing I can think is that Samsung uses the same parts and screens for these tv's except one is LED edge-lit and one is CFL backlit.
Do not buy into the hype of the edge-lit LED's. This is THE BEST 46-47" TV under $2000 and you only have to pay half that to get it.
Pros Good price, good picture with lots of available picture tweaks, Good connectivity, astatically pleasing and well designed look..
Cons A bit of flashlighting on bottom of the screen when screen is dark, Remote is very basic.
Summary When my old Sony Rear Projector 720p 42' TV started to die I decided that instead of spending money on a bulb to fix a dead technology that Sony was not supporting any more I decided it was time to move up. Now I don't have a Den or family room and with 2 kids its hard for me to justify spending four to five hundred more dollars to get a hi end 2D or 3D TV so when I started shopping I was looking for something that had 1080p, a good amount of HDMI inputs and had a size that was not too big that it would overwhelm my living room and was under a grand. This TV fit all my criteria and more. Not only is the size perfect and still fit nicely on my old 42' TV Stand without looking too big in my small house (If you have the room get the 55" model). The picture is nice and there are plenty of menu options to play with to make it even better. All this said, if I had the budget and a finished basement I may have splurged and gotten something a little higher end but for what it is worth this TV is perfect for everything I need and since I don't have a darkened room this TV is very bright and looks good even with the sun streaming in the window due its matte finish to reduce sun glare. If you are looking for a big screen TV the wont break the bank but still give you the HD picture quality you want you can go wrong with this TV
Pros It looks like it upconvert TV signal from standard definition to HD. Built-in Media player that plays all Video, Audio and Photo formats. Wired or Wireless Network. Easy set up and configuration. PIP Picture in Picture. Energy saving feature.
Cons Touch control on the TV is hard to see in the dark. No analog Audio OUT only Optical SPDIF. Only one RCA analog video/audio IN. Considering their are still lots of devices uses RCA Jack.
Summary I'm always a SONY TV fan. We had Sony TV's for almost 20yrs now and they last forever. The last Sony TV we bought 6yrs ago was a 40" LCD 1080i and it was the best at that time unfortunately I made a mistake of buying a 5yrs extended warranty but it never had a problem. Since Samsung came out with their LCD and LED TV I'm noticing the picture quality is much better than Sony. Two weekend ago my wife wants to buy me a bigger TV as gift for fathers day. We went looking for either a LED or LCD TV and also between Sony or Samsung. We bought Samsung because it has a better picture quality compare to Sony LED TV side by side in the store. Also it was on sale and it comes with a Samsung blueray player and LOTR blueray movie as part of the deal. The LED TV's are still expensive and to be honest I don't see the difference in picture quality beside on the dimension. We have been using this TV for two weeks watching the NBA finals, World Cup and Bluejays baseball with 120hz motion rate in use on a Standard Definition cable box its so clear that its almost watching on an HD channel. We did not buy the extended warranty hoping its as reliable and durable as the Sony TV.