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[LCD] LG vs Samsung

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bokteelo, May 3, 2009.

  1. Bokteelo New Member

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    I've been looking at some monitors, and the following two caught my eye:

    LG vs Samsung

    They're both quite similar.
     
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    Samsung :)
    Samsung is LG's master, everytime LG sees Samsung, they have to bow:D
     
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    Samsung all the way. I had an LG and my Dad bought a samsung :eek: I had to upgrade my Monitor so went and bought an Acer :D
     
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    Wait what? LOL

    I don't see how your dad buying a Samsung then you buying an Acer is relevant... LOL!

    The LG has an HMDI output and a 2ms response time!
     
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    The fact that I had an LG and the picture was rubbish compared to my Dads Samsung.

    Check what I wrote in the other LCD thread:

     
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    Awesome, thanks. I guess the Samsung would be a better buy.
     
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    How important is warranty to you?

    Samsungs warranty service in north america is superb.
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Thats not true to be fair. I recently upgraded my Samsung LCD TV to an LG LCD TV and the LG pisses all over the Samsung.

    IMHO, Samsung and LG (both Korean) are the leaders in LCD TV technology at the moment and most electrical salesmen will tell you this.........I think it just depends on how much cash you have to spend on said TV ;)
     
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  9. Bokteelo New Member

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    They're both around the same price.
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    The LG is better, look at the response time and contrast ratio, both are better on the LG ;)
     
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    Samsung will still be better, the static contrast ratio on the LG is probably the same.

    Plus did you see my post above :)
     
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    i'm going with LG because i love their monitor and the phones :p
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Cool, just read it. So in this case, the Sammy may be the better of the two ;)
     
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    The LG is most likely the better of the 2. You'd have to get professional reviews of both (several) to get a really good idea though, and you pretty much can't ever go wrong w/ Samsung.
     
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    In my experience LG stick pixels at random to their screens
     
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    That can happen to any LCD. LG's are high end monitors/tv's, I'd put them right behind Sony and Samsung in LCD TVs and right behind Samsung in monitors (of course individual models break this mold, but I'm referring to an overall quality standpoint). They make most LCDs anyway (them and Samsung make just about all LCD panels), there shouldn't be much to worry about, but yes some will have dead pixels. It can happen to the best Samsungs also.
     
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    I went through 3 LG's before getting one without any stuck pixels. Luckily i bought it in store and they let me return the bad screen each time. But, yea, it was just one model and it's worked flawlessly since i found one with no imperfections.
     
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    Sharp is also another big manufacturer who supply panels to the high end companies like Panasonic and Sony.

    Thats why I bought a Sharp. Panny/Sony Quality for Samsung price :D
     
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    Probably a roughed up shipment. That's the most common thing, just a bad batch of a particular model. I always buy things like that as a store as opposed to online for that very reason, RMAs and re-stocking fees are rough online sometimes. If you get it on sale I'd even buy the warranty from the store, as if you have problems you get a new monitor up to the full price of the old one in most instances.

    Yeah Sharp was one of the first to put out LCDs and they still make some panels. They aren't quite as good as Samsungs or Sony's or LGs usually IMO, the price is right (they are cheaper than all 3 of those brands, closest to LG), but black levels and color are generally lacking. Their interpolation engine isn't quite as nice as the former brands either.
     
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    Yep, LG make the panels for quite a few companies...........and even some Samsungs dont actually have Samsung panels ;)
     
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    Sony's major LCD supplier is Samsung. Sony's venture with Sharp began last month and they are building a plant in Japan which will start to produce LCD displays sometime in 2010.
     
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    I spent ages deciding on which TV to get, talking to a local independant store., It came out that Sharp are between Samsung and Sony.

    But it still can depend on the model.
     
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    When i got my Samsung 204B it kicked ass it all so came with a 39 month warranty too. I don't know about how long LG's is though but from just having the 204B there is no question of it i'd buy it again.

    Only reason i replaced it is because i use a 40" LCD now and could not get my hands on 2 more 204B's as to be honest looks 100% better case wise as i hate this shiny BS lol.
     
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    I'm not sure which particular models you were looking at, but generally I'd put Sharp as a whole below Samsung, Sony, and LG. The best Sharps just can't hang with the best from the other three. Strictly bang/buck I'd put them behind Samsung but ahead of the other 2, b/c their prices are often very appealing. It does depend on model and sale though (generally some of the best Sharps match up well w/ mid-range Samsungs), and it's often a matter of personal taste, as all 4 brands bring a slightly different take on the same technology.

    Samsung and LG currently offer 36 months standard warranty w/ their monitors.
     
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    I would only buy TVs with Full HD support and 40"+:)
    They're awesome:rockout:
     

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