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Well my living room/media room took a left turn last week when i decided it would be more economical to buy a flat screen, mount it, then if I feel so inclined to get the panasonic projector I will have a motorized screen come down in front of the tv. I figured with the amount of use in my house i would go through replacement bulbs every 12-18 months. So the plasma will be the workhorse.

I am aware of all the cons with plasma but my living room gets no sunlight during the day at all, north facing and lots of tree cover.

I am requesting help finding a unit. I really want a panasonic. I am not opposed to open box/refurb as long as I can get an extended warranty. I would like some sort of internet connectivity; Doesn't have to be wifi. Must be 60". I will have a full surround sound setup so if there is another option that I can go with that I am unaware of please feel free to mention it.

I might consider another brand besides panasonic, but I feel they have the best plasmas. The reason i ask for no 3d is I plan on getting the panasonic ae8000 projector and would use that for 3d if I felt the need. Panasonic confuses me with all their plasma models.

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If you want a TV with internet connectivity and apps, it's probably going to come with 3D capabilities. The one mentioned above (U50) is non-3D but also has no internet connectivity. You'd have to look at the UT50 or ST50 models for any sort of internet options.
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.... I really want a panasonic. I am not opposed to open box/refurb as long as I can get an extended warranty.

Panasonic doesn't offer or authorize Refurbs, but if you buy an open box unit from a retailer then the 1-year factory warranty is honored by Panasonic, and the extended warranty companies will cover it after that. Square Trade is popular and is available from Costco even if you don't buy the TV from them. Many good credit cards also add one year to the factory warranty at no extra charge so check your card's terms if that interests you.

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I would like some sort of internet connectivity; Doesn't have to be wifi. Must be 60"...... The reason i ask for no 3d is I plan on getting the panasonic ae8000 projector and would use that for 3d if I felt the need. Panasonic confuses me with all their plasma models.

Well 3D capability has pretty much become "standard equipment" on most TVs nowadays so if (like me) you have zero interest in 3D, just ignore that feature (just as i ignore the Game mode and 3D modes on my TVs). The 3D panel is superior to the regular 2D panel and the 3D models have better processing so it does give better 2D picture quality than the non-3D models so that's something to consider.

Also, their non-3D U50/U54 series does not have any internet connectivity, you'd have to move up to the UT50/UT54 series 3D model which does have internet connectivity.

http://shop.panasonic.com/compare/?itemNbr=TC-P60U50&itemNbr=TC-P60UT50

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The Panasonic UT50 can be had for $1299 at 60in. It has 3D. The best 2D picture is going to come on 3D TVs. They have the best panels. This is the cheapest of Panasonics 3D sets but its highly reviewed like all their sets. It comes with wifi built in and all the Viera apps. The U50 when in stock at Amazon was $898 at 60in. It had no 3D the picture quality was close to the UT and it had no Internet apps. But for $898 and another $70 you could get a Roku which has much better Internet app functionality for less than a grand. Or you could get a Pamasonic BDT220 with all thei Viera apps and wifi built in. But Amazon is sold out of the U50 at least for now. Try and see if Best Buy will give you the price on that set if they carry it. Other wise your only option is the UT50 which is definitely worth $1299.

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thanks guys. the only reason i mentioned no 3d was because why pay for a pretty large feature that i dont plan on using. but i can see what you're saying with my requests.

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I have the 50" UT50 and have yet to use the 3D feature. In fact, I have a lazy eye and can't really even enjoy 3D. The 3D was just an added feature I never planned to use.

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Look at the Panasonic, Samsung, and LG websites. That's pretty much it for plasma these days. See if one meets your needs and then go price shopping. As has already been noted, sets with Internet apps will almost certainly be 3D as well, adding several hundred to the price. You can get a 60" non-Internet Panasonic TC-P60U50 for $900 and buy a Blu-ray player with Internet for another hundred or so. Or get a media player like a Roku for the apps.
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