Hey Guys. I have been reading non-stop for about a week on two specific plasma TVs i'm looking at. I'm trying to decide between the Panasonic TC-P50G10 and the Samsung PN50B650. Lets not have a flame ware here over these two TVs. Ive come to the conclusion that both TVs are excellent and you probably won't go wrong with either model. I tell you i am leaning towards the samsung because of the better colors, still excellent black levels, Yahoo WIdgets (i kind of like the idea). If there is another model (plasma) that i should be considering and i have not then let me know
I do have some questions thought that i hope some of you can answer. I will order my questions in the order of importance.
1) In general (specifically with Plasma TVs)....is either Samsung or Panasonic considered to be more reliable or are they about the same? I think you really don't know about the reliability of a specific set until after at least a few years. In general has either one been more reliable? Has there been any specific issues with either model i listed that has came up that i haven't read? I haven't read anything specific at this point.
2) I'm still wresting with the idea of ordering this thing online. Because i don't have to mess with taxes and i don't have to wait for some super special sale to pick up my tv. Also generally you can get cashback on bing.com I think some of the better known ones are very trusted like OneCall, Vanns, Amazon, ect... I guess the only issue is of course if something is wrong with the set. Would you maybe have to box it up and ship it back to the seller? I definitely boxing the thing up and shipping it back or would you never have an issue like that because the warranty would be in-home?
I found some ebay sellers that look to good (excellent feedback and have been on ebay for a long time). For example:http://cgi.ebay.com/SAMSUNG-PN50B650...item5ad4eceae2
but he says nothing about being an *authorized* samsung dealer. Would you be scared?
Do you just need to make sure the seller is authorized samsung/panasonic dealer? Of course anyone could *say* they are. Maybe there is something on samsung/panasonics site where you can double check?
Do you guys think i'm going to be blown away at the difference between my old set (a zenith/LG 50 in 720P plasmahttp://www.amazon.com/Zenith-Z50PX2D.../dp/B000BI655U
)?Don't know how far plasma technology has came in 4-5 years and if i'm going to be blown away. Its impossible to tell with the bad sources/lighting at most of the stores. I went to sears and just shook my head as they were feeding all the TVs beatles rockband that looked oversaturated and grainy on every tv they had.
Anyways any help would be appreciated.