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a friend of mine is getting a new tv after he came over and seen how nice my vt50 was . he wants a led tv cause of how bright it is . i told him he should go with the gt50 or the st50 in 55' i myself would never get an led .anyways what do you guys think any leds would help also plasmas of course thanks fellas
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I love mine and at this price I think it's a great deal....http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN59D8000-59-Inch-1080p-Plasma/dp/B004RTL1YY/ref=sr_1_1?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1358996827&sr=1-1&keywords=59d8000

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ST50 is the best bang for the buck
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yah i seen the pnd8000 also im just trying to find the best 55 or larger and pq 3d is something wanted to
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the only reason i would get an led is if i was going to do a pc home theater hook up . i would like to do that though i do alot of stuff on the net.he wants a good picture and 3d
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the only reason i would get an led is if i was going to do a pc home theater hook up . i would like to do that though i do alot of stuff on the net.he wants a good picture and 3d

Hi,

Why would you only go with and LED to use with HTPC? Any reasons why a Plasma would be good with HTPC? I'm asking because I have a HTPC and the ST50 is the one I'm looking at. Thanks.
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my wife does photography and edits alot and the same menu is on there for 6 8 or even 10 hrs at a time
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yah i seen the pnd8000 also im just trying to find the best 55 or larger and pq 3d is something wanted to

?? it's 59 inches. pq and 3d are excellent, probably better than the Panasonic. Also supposedly less prone to IR.

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my wife does photography and edits alot and the same menu is on there for 6 8 or even 10 hrs at a time

Oh, I see. You're using it as a PC also, in that case, LED is the way to go.
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If you're going to go Samsung, go with the E6500. Same PQ as the 7000/8000 minus the super-thin casing and some of the superfluous features. David Katzmaier at Cnet even said the PQ on the E6500 was slightly superior, for whatever that's worth. At your friend's price-point he can grab the 60".

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well the vt50 is on sale for 1600 so i think hes gonna go with that thanks for the input fellas
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