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as everybody knows BB is having a sale on panasonic TH-42PX60U plasma tv and the westy w4207 ....which one will suit the best to my xbox360 ???i heard that plasma tvs tend to have problems with video games ??? any advice ?
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panasonic hands down, I game on my panny up to 18 hours without any burn in! I love panasonic and push everyone to buy one!!!! Best money I've ever spent
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should i let the tv run for a while and then plug the tv to it ???that`s what i heard

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Isn't the Panasonic TH-42PX60U plasmas native res 1024x768p?? Wouldn't it be better to get a 1280x720p native display??
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Numbers-wise? Yes. The reality for people using human eyes to look at 42" screens... Well, look for yourself if you can find a good setup anywhere.

I was picking between both and went panny (although the uk version). If you have a bright room, maybe go westy. If you are going to hook it up to a computer and sit close to it, westy again. Otherwise I think the panny wins for tv, movies, and gaming for reasonable use.
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I bought the Panasonic two days ago and the picture with the 360 is staggeringly good.

I'm thinking of picking up the Olevia 42" at Microcenter on Friday so I can compare it side-by-side after calibrating. If it looks comparable, I will return the Panasonic just so I never have to spare a thought for image retention. But honestly, I really can't imagine the Olevia competing with the picture I'm seeing on the Panny.

As for glare/reflections, they're no more an issue than with a CRT as far as I can tell.
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I posted this in the other thread, but this seems more appropriate. The westinghouse has pc input the 60U doesn't, to get pc input you would need to step up to the 600U, but that is the only thing I would really want, and only if it made a big difference on 360 performance. Is vga on the panny (or others) that much better than component?

I won't use the pc input for a computer, just the 360 and whatever other systems support it.
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so from what i undestand ...i wont have problems playing xbox360 in panny plasma ..am i right ???like i asked before ,is it true that you have to run the plasma for a while before playing video games???

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In a nutshell - If you go plasma, calibrate it with a DVE or Avia disk when you first get it. Then for the first week to 10 days, run a FULL SCREEN video loop that contains no static images (like station identification logos, etc.) overnight every night. After that, calibrate it one more time then use as normal and enjoy.

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Definitely go with the Panny. One of the only things that the original Westinghouse 42" had over the Panny was that it is 1080p. Now the newest version is 720p so I can't think of any reason to not go with the Panny.
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In a nutshell - If you go plasma, calibrate it with a DVE or Avia disk when you first get it. Then for the first week to 10 days, run a FULL SCREEN video loop that contains no static images (like station identification logos, etc.) overnight every night. After that, calibrate it one more time then use as normal and enjoy.
i am sorry but really new to this calibrating thing ? what`s a DVE or Avia ??how can i run a DVE ??thanks in advance ultracat

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I have a panny 50px50u and i'm having trouble w/ burn-in. I'm pretty scared to play my games on it for extended periods of time. The EA sports logo is still there on the bottom left after 100x hours of tv to try and get it out. it looks like it is fading though....

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they are calibration dvds to test your video and audio setup.
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Definitely go with the Panny. One of the only things that the original Westinghouse 42" had over the Panny was that it is 1080p. Now the newest version is 720p so I can't think of any reason to not go with the Panny.
CC doesnt have then the panny ..they have a 40" sony a nice one

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CC doesnt have then the panny ..they have a 40" sony a nice one

The only thing about the Westy is that it may support its native resolution through VGA. This would be a good fit for the 360 and the VGA cable possibly.
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CC doesnt have then the panny ..they have a 40" sony a nice one
cc has no panasonic? funny that's their most popular tv! sony 40" = overpriced!
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love my panny. Returned a Samsung lcd 4051d for it and i could not believe the difference. sd is ten times better, colors more realistic and blacks/greys perfect. No LCD I have ever seen is even near the same league as this plasma.

You can hook up a pc through the hdmi connecion using an adapter.
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I love my 42PX50U. I know it doesn't have the best possible resolution, but the overall image quality is outstanding. I first purchased an A10 Sony LCD RPTV, and while the Xbox looked very good on it (this was pre-360 launch) as did sports in HD, the black levels for feature films and dramatic TV shows were far too poor for me and my eyes. The Pany simply blew that thing away when it came to DVDs, and HDTV dramas or features on HD channels. The 360 is excellent on this set, and while I have noticed some image retention over white (or no-signal black when examining the display up close with no ambient light), I am not concerned about burn in, since I do not see any evidence of HUDs from games I played incessantly when I first got the 360 a year ago. Mixing up gaming (and games while gaming) with TV and DVDs seems to lead to no burn-in worries, at least for me. I was certain to break in the display for the first 100 hrs. on depressed contrast and brightness settings, and severly limited my non-full screen and gaming time during that period. Make sure to read up in the flat-panel thread, particularly in the burn-in sticky if you get the Plasma.

I am hopeful that in a few years, a new flat panel technology will emerge, or 1080p plasma displays will become cheap enough to replace this display with one that has better resolution at a far lower price than what I paid a litte over a year ago, but for me this thing does the trick for the time being, and I'm in no hurry to replace it. I've watched a lot of hours on a 720p DLP RPTV, and while that unit looks outstanding in many situations such as sports, the black levels just don't hack it for most movies and HDTV dramas, at least for me. I will admit that I can't comment on VGA connection of the 360, or computer usage on the display, or anything like that, but I am very happy with my plasma.
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Panasonic plasma for sure, nothing can beat a well calibrated plasma setup!

Prices are so good i would consider a 50"

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man ,it is 10:54pm EST ...i went to BB to see if anybody was in line ...there 60 people already there ..i dont know if i will have a chance of getting a panny plasma...

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man ,it is 10:54pm EST ...i went to BB to see if anybody was in line ...there 60 people already there ..i dont know if i will have a chance of getting a panny plasma...

They're probably in line for Wii's and PS3's... or maybe it's just Wii's now. I heard best buy sold their second shipment of PS3's.
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