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I have been reading a lot of recommendations on the Panasonic ST30 for gaming (especially the 16ms input lag). I currently have a Samsung pn51d550.

I have an opportunity to purchase a new 50 " Panasonic ST30 - Model #: TC-P50ST30 for $600 and wanted your opinions.

Is that a good purchase or should I purchase a new model or wait for OLED? I mainly game and stream movies/shows from the computer.
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Anyone have any expert recommendations? I may be purchasing tomorrow.
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Can anyone avsers help with this?

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$600 for a brand new 50" ST30 is a very good deal. I've set up three ST30s for friends a few years ago and they are solid performers.

OLED is a ways off and even when they arrive they'll cost about ten times more than that ST30 deal so i'd jump on it.

I am however a little suspicious that someone has a new leftover 2011 model that was discontinued two years ago.....
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Thanks Randy! I'm going to go for it then. The seller won the st30 from a contest. Going to go check it out tonight! I'll probably break it out when my PS4 preorder arrives in November!

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It's a great set, I have the 60" model and gaming is awesome.
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It's a great set, I have the 60" model and gaming is awesome.

Great! I`m looking forward to it. Thanks!!

Does your model have DLNA and how's the hz/refresh rate on it?

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Great! I`m looking forward to it. Thanks!!

Does your model have DLNA and how's the hz/refresh rate on it?

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The input lag is very good and DLNA works but is not stellar

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As long as the DLNA works smile.gif

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As long as the DLNA works smile.gif

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I believe I used it once or twice when I had it, I can hook you up with some settings to try when you get your set, just send me a PM.
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Would anyone recommend the S60 over the ST30?

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Thanks Randy! I'm going to go for it then. The seller won the st30 from a contest. Going to go check it out tonight! I'll probably break it out when my PS4 preorder arrives in November!

Hold the bus - well then that new ST30 will not have any sort of warranty since you're not buying it from a retailer so that's a pretty big risk and now doesn't sound like such a good deal. It's also odd (suspicious?) that someone would have held onto that TV for over two years and not use it - especially considering they got it for free. If you do decide to go look at it, make sure it powers up and works OK with no buzzing or picture issues, then go into the service menu and verify that it has zero hours on it. And i would offer less money for it since it has no warranty (and you won't be able to buy an extended warranty either since there is no factory warranty to extend). Beware.

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Would anyone recommend the S60 over the ST30?

That's a good question, the S60 might be a better deal and isn't much more money. An even better option would be the 50" S64 series which is $629 at Costco (which gives you two full years of warranty). It's the exact same as the S60 but adds the Anti-Reflective Filter borrowed from the ST60 series.
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Thanks for the concern:thumbup:

They sent me the contest winning information and only under just a month old. Its from Mr. Sub.

I'm located in Canada so I don't think I have access to the S64. Just went to Costco after i read your post lol.

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Edit: just found the S64 at Costco Canada on the site but at $949.99 :banghead:

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Edit again: found it for $889.99

Does 34ms lag and 16 ms make much of a difference?

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