Originally Posted by Joxer
The new plasma models are not that heavy, heavier than the ultra-slim edge lit LED models, but much lighter than a few years back.
A 50" Panasonic plasma weighs about 50 pounds for example.
Similarly plasmas take about 1/2 the power they did a few years ago, still more than current LED models, but not too bad.
If you are looking for a set that looks great in the dark, consider the 2012 Panasonic plasmas that get the top spots in reviews and the best black levels, at bargain prices.
I'd recommend checking out a Panasonic 50" 50ST50 for example.
OK, thank you, I will look fir this model. All you told me, was new to me and all I had to go on was one middle-age man from Best Buy, who knew a few things, and my cousin, who has an LED LG 55" 3D and two LED Samsung; he really does not know anything about these video monitors, nor cares to know? He hears someone say the LED is best and buys it. I would tell him all what I leaned here, but he does not care about it. I may look for bargains and I hope to find the Panasonic 50ST50, but since I am in a dark room, I might do alright with the GT50? If it costs me less, it would be worth it? I do like knowing what is the best and best deal for my money.
I am still a bit at a loss on the difference in HZ and the 24P? I think I get the 1080P, that is the pixel count across the TV, right, and I is interlaced, I guess? All I have that will use the best picture is my Oppo 93, direct with HDMI to the monitor, all the rest will be component and maybe even composite, as I have way over 1000 moves of VHS and everyone gives me their now because, liking 40s film noir, I have about 7 VCRs, some unopened in the box because I want to have them as long as I live. Yet being a half-sighted old man, does not mean I would not enjoy a good big scream TV monitor.
I have to admit, I am not visually gifted as I am with audio. I could mount 50 pounds, with a little help. The other Panasonic the VT50, now does that have more with the HZ business? When I read HZ, I think scope, and in audio bandwidth, but I at at a loss of video, yet I would like a good one. I plan to use this and if I like it, maybe another? I will need one component video in, maybe a composite for menus if this is still necessarily, as with my old TVs.