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So my samsung plasma has developed horizontal black lines. It has been happening over the last year. However, I figured I would wait until super bowl time to pick up a new plasma. My Samsung is only 6 years old this year.. pretty pissed about it dying so early. The repair shop said it wasn't worth buying.
Well I always regretted not picking up a panasonic.. so I went shopping for a shiny new panny. They are all gone!
So then I looked up and found Panasonic was stopping the plasma business. NOOOOOOOO!!!
What am I going to do now?
I can't stand LED TVs.
I don't want another Samsung dead in 5 years POS.

I have a budget of $1200.

I am feeling lost...
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Have you tried doing a factory reset in the Service Menu?
I have a Samsung "B" series Plasma that was doing some funky things.
I did a reset and its now working great again.
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So my samsung plasma has developed horizontal black lines. It has been happening over the last year. However, I figured I would wait until super bowl time to pick up a new plasma. My Samsung is only 6 years old this year.. pretty pissed about it dying so early. The repair shop said it wasn't worth buying.
Well I always regretted not picking up a panasonic.. so I went shopping for a shiny new panny. They are all gone!
So then I looked up and found Panasonic was stopping the plasma business. NOOOOOOOO!!!
What am I going to do now?
I can't stand LED TVs.
I don't want another Samsung dead in 5 years POS.

I have a budget of $1200.

I am feeling lost...
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Try to hit up Best Buy for any open box 55VT60s, or 60VT60s in that price range (local Best Buy just sold their display 60VT60 for $1600). There are a few "new" sets, but they'll be a bit more. You'll have to "act now" however.
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I agree, your best bet in that price range is going to be VTs, as STs that might have been in that range new are all but gone. Avoid 60ST60s unless they were a customer return. The store demo 60ST60s usually have Panasonic logo IR that is very difficult to remove. But a low hour customer return ST60 could fit nicely within your budget... if you can find one.
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I have checked all my local best buys.
They are gone!!
I have one store called video only in my area left to check.

Yarrgh.
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That sux...there are new 55VT and 60VTs available in PA/NJ/MD/VA area BBuys and a few open boxes of everything, including "S" series, within your budget...or a little above.
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