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Ok good to know im all set with cables and yea i mean a power surge. Idk if its realy recommended for a plasma.

It's recommended for anything of value , doesn't matter if it's plasma or not. All my equipment is plugged into a surge protector.

I prefer piece of mind for my money. You don't have to spend a fortune on one , I have a Monster for $150.
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It's recommended for anything of value , doesn't matter if it's plasma or not. All my equipment is plugged into a surge protector.

I prefer piece of mind for my money. You don't have to spend a fortune on one , I have a Monster for $150.

$150? Ouch. I use a $20 one I got at Walmart. It's all the same electronics inside.
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While not defending Monster prices, it's not always the same in side, then there is the joule rating. Also, some will tell you when they are damaged, some will not.

Tripp Lite and Belkin, good joule rating and visible led notifications.
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Which one is a good one to go with? Because there are so many. I have a hd dvr 250 gigs, ps3 xbox360 a denon receiver that i spent a dece amount of mobey on last year and this new panny plasma.
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This one is a good price right now

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-TLP...273288&sr=1-45

Thank you, and is all about the joules right?
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Not necessarily, joule ratings could be overblown, but using the same company, id use them to compare one model to the next. Tripp Lite is good, well priced stuff.
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Not necessarily, joule ratings could be overblown, but using the same company, id use them to compare one model to the next. Tripp Lite is good, well priced stuff.

Ok good to know, ill take a look at them. Ill most likely go with one that just has outlets for my tv, receiver, ps3 xbox dvrbox and maybe my router.
Thanks for the help.
Btw a question about speaker mounts. Where is a good place to get em? Because ive seen price range from 20 bucks to 90 and i know theres gotta be a place where. I can get quality for less
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Just so we don't get off topic, best to post this in speaker section. I got mine from crutchfield.
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Just so we don't get off topic, best to post this in speaker section. I got mine from crutchfield.

Ok my bad and thank you
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Hey Guys,
Im in the market for either the P50S2 or the P50G25 for my grandma. I am unsure which one to get. I know the G25 has better visuals but i highly doubt she can tell the difference since the program she watches is non HD.

She does not need internet access nor THX but the only thing preventing me from getting it is that someone said on avs that the S2 is more reflective than the G25. However when i looked at the spec sheet, they both have anti-reflective filter. Can someone please comment on this?

My grandma's living is very bright so I want to try to minimize the reflection.
Cost difference is $121.

Thanks!
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Hey Guys,
Im in the market for either the P50S2 or the P50G25 for my grandma. I am unsure which one to get. I know the G25 has better visuals but i highly doubt she can tell the difference since the program she watches is non HD.

She does not need internet access nor THX but the only thing preventing me from getting it is that someone said on avs that the S2 is more reflective than the G25. However when i looked at the spec sheet, they both have anti-reflective filter. Can someone please comment on this?

My grandma's living is very bright so I want to try to minimize the reflection.
Cost difference is $121.

Thanks!

If its very bright why would you go with a plasma? Have you considered lcd? If i were to get a tv for my grandma that doesnt know the difference between lcd and plasma and especially if she watchea nonhd i would go with a cheap lcd 60hz that sell for cheap in BB. Idk thats just what i would do
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Because she likes to watch tv from the dining room table hence needing a wider angle view. I read lcds to not have this.
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Today's LCDs are good up to about 70 degrees to each side. After that, the image noticeably changes the worse.

My advice? Get the cheapest 50" model you can find. She will not benefit from 1080p, let alone the differences between S and G.
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Because she likes to watch tv from the dining room table hence needing a wider angle view. I read lcds to not have this.

Gotcha, well ive heard plasmas dontdo well with light, if your room is bright you might aswell get curtains while youre at it.
I just got a plasma and my maim reason was that the quality is muvh better than an lcd but mainly because ill be leaving it in a dark room.
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Today's LCDs are good up to about 70 degrees to each side. After that, the image noticeably changes the worse.

My advice? Get the cheapest 50" model you can find. She will not benefit from 1080p, let alone the differences between S and G.

thanks....how do i know if the cheap model have the wide viewing angles?
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Thank you very much for the info!


Thanks for the quick reply!
Ive heard the geeksquad is a ripoff but reading this whole thread ive read that dve and thespears bluray calibrates it very nice after running the alides for 100hrs.
And what do u mean hire a guy from here? They legit come to my house? I live in MA haha

But i am still wondering about the samsung plasma i saw, the pn58c6400, how much of a differce is that plasma with this one aside from the size? And would you recommend this panny over that sammy? And how difficult is to calibrate the tv with the spears and dve bluray? Is it worth spending money for both of them?
Thanks for the help guys! Sry im a noob

Yes, we do the calibration at your home. On an S2 a good professional calibration makes much more difference than a user test disk calibration.
I don't normally go to MA, though. I think I can speak for all of us mentioned above (me, D-Nice, Lion AV) in that we take our job very seriously and will do excellent work for you. I would not say that about a geek. We all have different states we travel around to.
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Today's LCDs are good up to about 70 degrees to each side. After that, the image noticeably changes the worse.

My advice? Get the cheapest 50" model you can find. She will not benefit from 1080p, let alone the differences between S and G.

I see noticeable color and contrast degradation just from moving from the center of the couch to the edge of the couch on many LCDs.
I hate it when I go to great pains to calibrate a Sony or Samsung LCD and then every seat in the living room is off axis. That's happened a few times.
Then I calibrated a Sharp Quattron that was mounted above a fireplace, not tilted down. When I stood up, it looked good... When I sat down, faces turned pale and pasty.
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I agree there. One cushion left and right of center is OK at a decent distance, but as you move on out, it washes. I mean you can view and LCD just fine from a sharp angle, if you like washed colors.
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Hey Guys,
Im in the market for either the P50S2 or the P50G25 for my grandma. I am unsure which one to get. I know the G25 has better visuals but i highly doubt she can tell the difference since the program she watches is non HD.

She does not need internet access nor THX but the only thing preventing me from getting it is that someone said on avs that the S2 is more reflective than the G25. However when i looked at the spec sheet, they both have anti-reflective filter. Can someone please comment on this?

My grandma's living is very bright so I want to try to minimize the reflection.
Cost difference is $121.

Thanks!

Yes, the S2 picks up noticeably more glare and washes out more in bright light than the G25. I thought it was pretty dramatic when I compared them side by side, but I guess that's subjective. It might not be that dramatic to your grandma.
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I agree , no way the 65 is too big.

I sit 13ft from my 67 and love it.

Enjoy and good luck !

If you have to swivel your head from side to side and up and down to watch the content then yes, the screen is too big. Otherwise, nowadays it's all good! I know you'll enjoy your set. We went 50" and easily could have gone 54". Anything larger wouldn't fit the spot. Blocked doorways and such! We sit about 8' and it's great!

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I agree there. One cushion left and right of center is OK at a decent distance, but as you move on out, it washes. I mean you can view and LCD just fine from a sharp angle, if you like washed colors.

This is granny watching SD content. I doubt she'll notice or care.
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Thank you i will take a look at it

Very cool! Saved for future reference. Thanks.
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If you have to swivel your head from side to side and up and down to watch the content then yes, the screen is too big. Otherwise, nowadays it's all good! I know you'll enjoy your set. We went 50" and easily could have gone 54". Anything larger wouldn't fit the spot. Blocked doorways and such! We sit about 8' and it's great!


Who says I have to swivel my head ?

65" tv at 13 ft is great to most people. There's nothing like movies and sports on a big screen.

He asked about 13ft not 8ft. So your 50" tv at 8ft isn't relevant.
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This is granny watching SD content. I doubt she'll notice or care.

Poor Granny! IMHO I think you are not giving her enough credit. You said Granny - not blind Granny! My daughter is getting married next year and soon - I suppose - I'll be a grandpa - but please don't slap some cheapo LCD in my living room and think you are doing me a favor. I have the 50S2 and my room is fairly bright, but I don't have any glare issues at all - even with all the shades open. It is the best TV I have ever had!

Get her something good! and while you are at it get her an HD box.....

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Poor Granny! IMHO I think you are not giving her enough credit. You said Granny - not blind Granny! My daughter is getting married next year and soon - I suppose - I'll be a grandpa - but please don't slap some cheapo LCD in my living room and think you are doing me a favor. I have the 50S2 and my room is fairly bright, but I don't have any glare issues at all - even with all the shades open. It is the best TV I have ever had!

Get her something good! and while you are at it get her an HD box.....

Glad to hear your S2 looks good in a bright room , it's something I'm struggling with. Plasma worries me between having a dark enough environment to worrying about break in and IR. Not to mention the floating blacks that everyone complains about with Panny. Another thing is how bad plasmas look in the stores , I know it means nothing in that environment but you still have to tell yourself it won't look that bad at home and hope for the best.

Thanks gramps
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I'm about to buy a new plasma soon and had a question.

I'm looking at a 50g25 or 54s2.

My viewing distance will be 8-9 feet away.

Should I go for the extra size or the better PQ?

Thoughts?
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I'm about to buy a new plasma soon and had a question.

I'm looking at a 50g25 or 54s2.

My viewing distance will be 8-9 feet away.

Should I go for the extra size or the better PQ?

Thoughts?

For me it would be size. I'm in the same boat , If I buy a plasma it will be the S2 in either the 58 or 65.
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For me it would be size. I'm in the same boat , If I buy a plasma it will be the S2 in either the 58 or 65.

I can not for the life of me decide on the 54" G25 or the 65" S2. I am starting to lean towards sacrificing the PQ on the G25 for the gigantic 65" S2. I saw the S2 for the first time yesterday in best buy and I was blown away at how big it really was. I knew it was big, but got damn that thing is huge
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