Panny tc-p55st30 vs Used tc-p50st50 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 04-01-2012, 02:01 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
jchokshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Which I should go for?
Both a used st50 (50") and new (55") priced around same 10xx bucks.

I'm confused whether 55" matters over 50".

What do you fellas say?

Thanks,
J
jchokshi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 04-01-2012, 05:00 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Ken H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 45,876
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Depends on how close you'll be viewing from.

'Better Living Through Modern, Expensive, Electronic Devices'

Ken H is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 04-01-2012, 05:40 PM
AVS Special Member
 
rahzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,714
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 145
And the size of the TV you currently own.
rahzel is online now  
post #4 of 9 Old 04-01-2012, 05:46 PM
"Don't PM Me Bro"
 
RandyWalters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: El Segundo, Calif
Posts: 17,381
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked: 428
And why a new 50ST50 that was released only a few weeks ago is being already sold as "used".

Also, Panasonic only warrantys the TV to the original purchaser, so anyone who buys a used one has no warranty on it.

Randy
TC-P55ST60, TC-P50GT50, TC-P46G10, TH-42PZ700U, TH-42PX50U, HP LC2600N, TiVo Series3, TWC Cisco 8742HDC DVR, Onkyo TX-SR605, URC R40 Remote.
Pic of My A/V setup - http://cdn.avsforum.com/f/f1/900x900..._Img_4867.jpeg
Gallery - http://www.avsforum.com/g/a/2082686/randywalter...
RandyWalters is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 04-01-2012, 11:01 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
jchokshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I don't currently own a tv. I did some readings on AVS forum topics and some googling, and reached to a conclusion that Plasma with Panny should be a way to go for.

I guess my question is two-fold,
1. How good ST50 over ST30?
1.1 How discernible is the difference?
2. How much difference does it make from 50" to 55"?

Thanks Folks.
jchokshi is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 04-02-2012, 01:16 AM
AVS Special Member
 
rahzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,714
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 145
To a videophile, the ST50 is considerably better than the ST30. To the average joe, it might only be marginally better. Brightness, contrast/black levels and color have all improved in the ST50, but the ST30 is still a good TV in its own right.

You still haven't told us your viewing distance. Ultimately it will depend on that, or if you're willing to sacrifice size for PQ. And be wary about buying a used TV for the reason Randy mentioned.
rahzel is online now  
post #7 of 9 Old 04-02-2012, 01:37 AM
Senior Member
 
HearingImpaired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

And why a new 50ST50 that was released only a few weeks ago is being already sold as "used".

Also, Panasonic only warrantys the TV to the original purchaser, so anyone who buys a used one has no warranty on it.

This!! Definitely don't get a used tv that is that new. You have to ask yourself why the original purchaser was unhappy with the tv. You can pick up an ST50 for 12-1300, a steal in my opinion for the performance that you get.
HearingImpaired is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 04-02-2012, 03:13 AM
Advanced Member
 
maygit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

And why a new 50ST50 that was released only a few weeks ago is being already sold as "used".

Also, Panasonic only warrantys the TV to the original purchaser, so anyone who buys a used one has no warranty on it.

Depends on where its purchased from though. Sears honors the mfg. warranty no matter what. Also, i always question, how do they (mfg.) know someone else owned that product? There could be a million reasons why it was purchased at a discounted price other than being preowned and plus, ive never seen a tv get its serial number scanned at time of purchase. Only if the unit was registered by the original purchaser w/ serial number, which no one ever does, or if the product was serviced at the customers home would the serial number be tracked in that customers name.

maygit is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 04-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Member
 
Techgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

And why a new 50ST50 that was released only a few weeks ago is being already sold as "used".

Also, Panasonic only warrantys the TV to the original purchaser, so anyone who buys a used one has no warranty on it.

Agree with this post.
Techgurl is offline  
Reply Plasma Flat Panel Displays

Tags
Panasonic Viera Tc P50st50 Plasma Tv , Panasonic Viera Tc P55st30 55 Inch 1080p 3d Plasma Hdtv
Gear in this thread

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off