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Originally Posted by eric3316
Just the fact that Mark is entertaining the idea of putting this Panasonic LED up to his F5300 plasma says more then any plasma fan can ever say about plasma's vs. LEDs.
Do you think someone reviewing a ZT60 would ever entertain the idea of comparing it to a 2013 Vizio E series TV? That would be the biggest joke on the planet but here we are getting an F5300 put up against a high end Panny 4K TV. Just for that plasma tech deserves a pat on the back.
Dollar-for-dollar and in a dark room plasma is amazing, I don't think LED can compete like that. IMO, it takes up to three or four times the money for LCD to beat a decent plasma in a dark room environment—the F5300 is $800 for 60 inches. The Vizio E is as good as it gets when it comes to a budget LED. I asked a very well-known TV reviewer what I should buy in terms of a TV that represents the best value for sixty inches under a grand—a "standard reference" for the budget segment. He said Vizio E all the way (which surprised me), I bought the F5300.
Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum
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