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I have searched and didn't see anything that would help me make my decision. I am replacing a 12 year old JVC CRT. I don't know if i should go PLasma or LCD. At this point i don't do any gaming. My source is Direct TV with an over the air HD antenna. I will eventually go with HD from Direct TV when they make it worth the extra $10 to $!2 a month. I wantt something that will be good with my current regular DTV and with an over the air HD antenna for my locals. I will be sitting about 8 to 9 feet away in normal lighting.I was looking at the Panasonic TH-42PX60u and some of the Samsung LCD's. I have heard plasma or lcd don't do well with non HD source. Any help on this would be great.
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Plasma or LCD is very subjective of course. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For me, I like Plasmas. I like the colors better, the black levels, and contrast above all else. Generally the current prices of plasmas are lower for the same size until you get to the really big ones. If you are hunting for a 42" or 50" my opinion would be plasma. :)
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I have searched and didn't see anything that would help me make my decision. I am replacing a 12 year old JVC CRT. I don't know if i should go PLasma or LCD. At this point i don't do any gaming. My source is Direct TV with an over the air HD antenna. I will eventually go with HD from Direct TV when they make it worth the extra $10 to $!2 a month. I wantt something that will be good with my current regular DTV and with an over the air HD antenna for my locals. I will be sitting about 8 to 9 feet away in normal lighting.I was looking at the Panasonic TH-42PX60u and some of the Samsung LCD's. I have heard plasma or lcd don't do well with non HD source. Any help on this would be great.

Have you looked at the Pioneer PDP-4270HD or the PDP-5070HD? We have them displayed in our showroom and they are just amazing to watch. The brightness of the colors and as well as the smoothness of the motion I think is unbeatable. They do have the identical models at your local big store that you can take a look at. If you have any specific questions you can always PM me.
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I know it is hard after reading all the forums. I just can't get any of the stores to show me any of the TV's with Just non HD direct tv signal. I have no doubt both will be good with HD but for now the only way i will be getting HD is through a off air antenna.
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take a favorite dvd to the store and have them show you how the same scene looks on different sets - it may help you decide

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That sounds good. Does anyone know how the non hd direct tv looks on either one?
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The SD channels on my 42" Sammy plasma look fine - but then again, I had a pro calibration done on my set not long after I bought it, so I'm in the minority on this one.

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That sounds good. Does anyone know how the non hd direct tv looks on either one?

On either of the Pioneers that I mentioned it looks great as well.
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Here's some pics I posted of SD broadcast through my DirecTiVo on my Pioneer Pro-1540HD. Although it is the Elite model, it should represent pretty close to how the other Pioneer sets should display. I am also running an OTA antenna and the picture gets even cleaner when watching those channels.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post9094510
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