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The time has finally come when I have to make a final decision on a purchase. A family member has a panasonic 50" 720P plasma, older model. I love the picture quality but the set is in a dark room. My viewing room is fairly bright and I am afraid of the amount of reflection I will get on the screen. The main viewing area is approx. 12 to 13 feet from the set with windows right behind the area. I guess the question is do I need to go with an LCD or will I be able to get a plasma that can handle these lighting conditions?

I have looked online at the LG 50 PA6500. The panasonic ut50, and st50. Price is a definite consideration. Would like to keep the purchase around $1,000.
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The time has finally come when I have to make a final decision on a purchase. A family member has a panasonic 50" 720P plasma, older model. I love the picture quality but the set is in a dark room. My viewing room is fairly bright and I am afraid of the amount of reflection I will get on the screen. The main viewing area is approx. 12 to 13 feet from the set with windows right behind the area. I guess the question is do I need to go with an LCD or will I be able to get a plasma that can handle these lighting conditions?

I have looked online at the LG 50 PA6500. The panasonic ut50, and st50. Price is a definite consideration. Would like to keep the purchase around $1,000.

If glare is an issue I would recommend the ST50 has a good solid AR filter, the UT50 does not and I am pretty sure the LG doesnt either. The newer Panasonics are much better in a bright room than in years past.

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Seems most good flatscreens these days have glossy screens, and the AR technology isn't perfect (but pretty good on higher end panasonic and samsung plasmas). If you have a lot of strong reflections, you my want to stick with LCD for their somewhat higher light output.
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Took a chance and bought the panasonic 50st50. The deal was to good to pass up and I really wanted a plasma. After two days of viewing in all types of room lighting conditions, I am very happy. Picture quality is outstanding. I am not an expert just an average viewer and with some minor adjustments in the custom mode the picture is the best I have ever seen.
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