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Which 42" plasma is the best

I have a width constraint (42.5") for a new plasma tv--which 42 to 46" plasma tv is the best
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I have a width constraint (42.5") for a new plasma tv--which 42 to 46" plasma tv is the best
Samsung still makes a 43" 768p Plasma. Nobody makes a 42" or 46" Plasma anymore.

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Samsung still makes a 43" 768p Plasma. Nobody makes a 42" or 46" Plasma anymore.
Actually LG offers a 42'' PDP. However, like the Samsung. it's also 768p.http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-42PN4500-plasma-tv. Personally, due to it's deeper blacks and higher contrast, I prefer the Sammy.


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The 51" F4500 has an outstanding picture and low input lag. The 43" should be the just as good. Dont even hesitate.
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The 51" F4500 has an outstanding picture and low input lag. The 43" should be the just as good. Dont even hesitate.
Second that, I own the model that came before it, and if it died tomorrow, I'd replace it with a new 43. Not that it's going die. I've found Samsung TV's to be fairly long lived.

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I have a width constraint (42.5") for a new plasma tv--which 42 to 46" plasma tv is the best
The Panasonic P42GT60 is but you may not be able to buy one.
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The Panasonic P42GT60 is but you may not be able to buy one.
You must be in a foreign country - the GT60 series was never available here in AVS land.

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Strange for manufacturers to think North Americans have little need for 42 inch plasmas. Our options are more limited compared with Europe and Japan.
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Strange for manufacturers to think North Americans have little need for 42 inch plasmas. Our options are more limited compared with Europe and Japan.
People may need a 42 but people want to go bigger. Our houses tend to be bigger than some other countries also.

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The best ever made was probably the 42GT60, however if you don't mind a barebones monitor there is the 42PF50 and 42PF30 which are/were availible world wide and can still be found brand new if you search hard


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Strange for manufacturers to think North Americans have little need for 42 inch plasmas. Our options are more limited compared with Europe and Japan.
The Panasonic Insider over at HDJ said that it was the audio video dealers that were not ordering the 42" size from them, which is why they discontinued the 42" S60 in early 2013. IIRC the only two retailers that placed orders for the 42S60 was Sears and Brandsmart.

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42" is a weird size for a pdp, once these were considered big but now its basically the opposite and the smaller sets are all crappy budget sets you can carry with one hand

My favourite size is the old 58" with a nice thick bezel and I feel like the 42, 50 and 65 models of today are all kind of awkward looking aesthetically, 46" I have not seen but it looks good in pictures

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that right,42" is a weird size for a pdp, once these were considered big but now its basically the opposite and the smaller sets are all crappy budget sets you can carry with one hand,thanks for your sharing
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The Panny 42S60 was pretty nice. But they're rare as hens' teeth now. So I'll go with the Sammy 43F4500. Very nice picture for a 768p model. Very reasonably priced at the moment. And (as someone mentioned) you can probably carry it home under one arm*.

I really should get one of those.

(*Don't do that btw.)

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Good luck carrying a plasma with one arm mine have detachable handles on either side and its still awkward to move, I will rather move a CRT
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You would need a REALLY BIG arm to carry my (200 lb.) 34" Sony CRT. Maybe sasquatch could do it.
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Panasonic's 42" VT300 broadcast monitor is still out there. I see that and the 50" version in quite a few mastering rooms in LA, though some are now in the process of switching over to 4K.
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My favourite size is the old 58" with a nice thick bezel and I feel like the 42, 50 and 65 models of today are all kind of awkward looking aesthetically
That's certainly a minority viewpoint. Why would you want a 58" with a huge bezel, when a new 60" nowadays is the same size or even smaller?
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That's certainly a minority viewpoint. Why would you want a 58" with a huge bezel, when a new 60" nowadays is the same size or even smaller?
Yes I know it sounds crazy but I need something to "frame" the image for proper immersion, once I even considered buying the attachable side speakers because I enjoy that look
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You would need a REALLY BIG arm to carry my (200 lb.) 34" Sony CRT. Maybe sasquatch could do it.
had one 34 Wega a 36 FD HD too later on it was even heavier maybe 250#

My 60 f5300 is a lightweight in comparison maybe ~60# . I have a new 40" Sony led in the bedroom maybe 13# wet good picture though

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Yes I know it sounds crazy but I need something to "frame" the image for proper immersion, once I even considered buying the attachable side speakers because I enjoy that look
When I replaced a Toshiba CCFL with a phatt bezel (garage TV now) in my bedroom with a new 40" Sony LED with a thin bezel it took a short while to get used to.a few weeks TBH ..... it was disconcerting at first but once you get used to it you won't want a phatt bezel again trust me !


At night without the ambient or any light on or the PC screen lit up the bezel absolutely dissapears into darkness kind of like an edge less pool in a way less distraction and actually better immersment when you get used to it .
even less distraction also with the lights on or in daylight I find it much more impressive especially at the desk closer in rather than in bed ..........no stupid Samsung chicken foot stand either !.
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