Guys last year after taking suggestions from this forum, I went with Panny TC-P50X1 and been very happy with my TV. Now one of my friend wants to buy TC-P50X1 and I'm not finding any on the market easily (Tigerdirect has it for $800 shipped) but I am thinking about getting her a new 2010 TV and need suggestions. Requirement Panny 720p or 1080p entry level 50" plasma something on the lines of TC-P50X1.
i hate answers like this. the guy is CLEARLY asking for an entry level/budget set. Not a high end/flagship model .
I believe the only current panasonic 720p set available is the C model with no anti-glare filter. Try to determine your friend's viewing habits(ie daytime with lots of windows, or nighttime/basement). The samsung C450's supposedly have very good PQ, and the LG's are out as well, 50PK550 is their entry level 1080p set and people are liking it-no anti glare there either.
I saw the 50 and 42 X24 at Costco today. The 50 was priced lower than the MSRP of the Samsung 50C450. Unfortunately, the feed that they were showing was horrific so I couldn't pass any judgment on the picture quality.
The AR coating doesn't appear great either. Better than no AR, but it didn't seem as good as the S2.