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Shoulda bought the damn Panasonic

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    So I've price-shopped myself into the gulag, and Panasonic's no-longer-made plasmas are all but gone at anything approaching a good price.

    Anyone have experience with Samsung's PNF8500 series? The reviews are good.

    TYIA
     
  2. Breeze147

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    I have two Samsungs and love them both.

    Superb picture quality. Audio could be a little better, but maybe I'm getting hard of hearing.
     
  3. ken2v

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    LCD or plasma? (I have a Samy LCD in my office and it's great.)

    Speaking of sound, I gotta re-calibrate the receiver, we have a big standing wave when it comes to dialogue.
     
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    We have a Samsung (UN55C7000WF) and we love it. It takes people a while to unjust to the picture because they aren't used to seeing such a clear and crisp picture.
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Thanks, Jerry. Other option is the UN65F8000, if we decide to go with LCD, but I just can't seem to shake the plasma tic.
     
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    No problem, Mine is a 3D LED. I never did get into plasma. But have had LCD (and actually still have a Sony LCD), but to me, this LED picture blows anything I have ever seen out of the water.
     
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    Ken,
    After reading reviews and price points...
    The wife and I decided on a 50" LCD Sceptre, from Walmart for $400.
    We've put it up against a Samsung and LG 50" (playing a blue-ray on a ps3) and you literally can't tell any differences in picture quality.
    For the price, its unbeatable
     
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    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    It's an LED, Jerry, sorry. Just still kinda call 'em all LCDs since that's mostly what they are. Don't care about 3D here (or at least not yet), but won't kick it to the curb at a Ben or two if the set is superior. Was looking a model or two down the Samy LCD/LED line from where you are and the blacks just aren't there. That's what sent me back around again after the Panys disappeared. Was at Magnolia and saw one like yours and the Samy plasma and definitely shifted.

    Thanks, Tim. Too small for us and we have a very light-difficult room we're dealing with.
     
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    I know what you mean. I have a 5 year old Panasonic plasma and I considered buying a new one when Panasonic made the announcement. But the screen is still so sharp on my current tv that I couldn't justify pulling the trigger. So, I'm stuck with my old 50-52" plasma until it dies.

    I guess I'll be happy until then.
     
  10. ken2v

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    Drag.

    A bud just found a 50 or 55, ST or VT, can't remember which, he's stoked. They're still a few around in that size it seems.
     
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    Then you'll definitely need a back-lit LED TV...forget plasma.
     
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    I was fortunate to snag one of the last Panasonic plasmas in SLC a month ago at RC Willey's. It's the VIERA TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV. The store was closing them out for $1,200. It's my first web-enabled/Wi-Fi capable TV and it rocks.

    I'm hooked on plasmas too. It's the contrast ratios, brightness and ability to display the truest blacks. I had read about plasmas dying and how Panasonic was pulling the plug. Wasn't really ready for a new set - but figured I'd better move on it.

    According to pricegrabber, Sears still has 'em for $1,350.

    Bill
     
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    Maybe take a look at the Sharp Aquos LED's... we have a 60 inch and that thing blows our Samsung LCD out of the water. We had had it for a couple years and continue to be impressed. A good friend just bought a newer model 60 inch and it appears to have only gotten better IMHO. Bought ours at Sears and they threw in a free blu-ray player also. :beer:
     
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    Hi Ken
    Can I bother you to tell me what this is about? Is Panasonic no longer making plasma? I have a 60" Panasonic and we are very happy with it and bought another smaller one for the bedroom.
    Thanks for any info regarding this.
     
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    I absolutely love my Panasonic plasma. I've not been a fan of the LCD?LEDs without the ability to have those blacks be true.

    I have a Samsung plasma too, while it is acceptable, it is a step down from my Panasonic.

    My 50" Panasonic was put into service in 2009. Hope it lasts a while longer. Not in the mood to replace it.
     
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    Have you considered Vizio? They have some new ones for 2014 on their website. They are called full array backlit. I've had my Vizio four years now I and I think the picture is great. I think you can get a 60" for under $1000.
     
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    Panasonic is no longer making plasmas effective. What's in (limited) inventory now is the end of the line.
     
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