Getting my first plasma soon and have pretty much settle on the Panasonic 46G10. However, went in to my local TV shop to check prices and chat today and have some questions.
It's a family shop, and basically all they carry is LG, and I asked them about the Panasonic. From their attitude, I've basically been talked into anything but an LG, but wanted to check some facts, and most of my research has been done here.
Their main selling points were...
LG owns more patents, and Panasonic doesn't have any of their own patents... Ok, but how does that matter to me?
Panasonic is almost impossible to find parts for, and LG parts are easily available... If part availability is an issue, I'd rather have a TV that doesn't break that often thanks...
And I told them what I'd been reading was that Panasonic had better panels with more accurate color and a better overall picture, and both the tech and the owner said they'd be happy to talk to anyone that said that because they were full of it and needed to be set straight.
Are any of those points valid? Went in to check prices, and came out confused and a bit hostile to LG fanboys, lol.
I've seen threads about differences here, but they were more specific and I guess I'm looking for generalizations? When I drop more money on a TV than all but my latest vehicle (heh!) I want to be sure of my choice first.