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post #631 of 2138 Old 01-27-2007, 09:20 AM
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1. Pioneer 5070
2. After looking at almost every TV on the market, I felt this has the best all round picture
3. How GREAT it looks
4. Have only had it for one day and nothing so far
5. Can't think of anything
6. Keep of the great work
7. How great it look right out of the box
8. NONE!!!
9. yes
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1. The "Model" you have.
--- Pioneer PDP 5070HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
--- Beauty inside and out, excellent price.
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
--- Glossy Black Finish, Gorgeous HD.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
--- None.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
--- None for the price i paid for compared to the price i paid for my 42" ED Panny 3 1/2 years ago.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
--- Change warranty to 2 years at least..
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
--- How easy to set up..
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
--- None, so far and i hope it stays that way, knock on wood...
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
---No doubt about it..
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
--- For me, 50 inch 768P is the way to go right now price wise.
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LG 60PC1D

With in store minor tweaking it looked as good as the Pioneer that I also tweaked.

Great price although it's still in the box.

No cable card.

No cable card.

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Just sold an old mits 60 inch for 250 bucks, really I just wanted ity out of the game room as it was too big for the room. Best buy was selling a maxent -42x3 for 999.99. This set has no tuner of any kind. No problem, best buy is giving the h20 Hd receiver away.... actually it is 99 bucks and you get a 150 instant credit, so I made 50 bucks.

Now this is basically for the kids to watch and play games. I have a Samsung HLR6178W in the living room. This plasma looks damn good for under 1k.

Great deal IMO. Simply cant justify 2k plus for something nicer.

Im happy.
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I want to hear from you guys about your Plasmas. This is not a "Mine is Better than Yours" thread. Be thoughtful and honest.

Just got a new display? Post it here ONLY: please do not start a new thread

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Thanks.

Dave

1. Legend LEP4228 HDTV
2. Price
3. PQ is fantastic
4. Red text in games (GeoW) are blurry
5. AV connection on the side or front
6. Keep doing what your doing
7. It was made with Samsung parts
8. My first one had a few stuck pixel, but the replacement one is fine
9. 42" Plasma for $1000 Cnd... oh yeah
10. Don't be afraid of a tv that doesnt say Pioneer, Panasonic, etc... since these "no name" brand could be using parts from the bigger names
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer 5070

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Best Plasma PQ

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The SD PQ is actually good, the HD PQ is unbelieveable!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing so far.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
maybe 1080i, but for the money this TV is hard to beat

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
none.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
nothing, after having read this forum for weeks.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Not 1 thing.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
nothing.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-50PX60U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Comparison with other like models and reviews.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The PQ.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

Minor nit: wish it were black rather than silver-grey.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

1080p (for future HD format)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

Just got it last night! *shrug*

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

No surprise after, only before! (The wife *insisted* we get this guy, pretty cool, eh?)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

They are much better nowand in my case yes: nice sale and a good deal with 2 yr interest free.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

With the Oppo 971 I bought just a few months before, the picture is freakin' faantastic!

Highly recommended!

- DeeCee
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1. Pioneer pdp-5070hd
2. AVS Research & Reviews
3. Everything - Physical design & PQ
4. Nothing
5. Still learning all the features, but seems to be fully loaded as is.
6. The remote control could be a little more user friendly, but that's minor.
7. Surprised at how good it looks even with SD source.
8. Zero Problems
9. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY!
10. I wish I had purchased this sooner.

Tim
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1. The "Model" you have.

Hitachi 55HDS69

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Good reviews, good word here, "eye ball" test.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Size and PQ.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

The glare from the afternoon sun in my living room.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

1080p, IR distribution

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

None so far

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

The difference HD OTA vs local cable in my home. Oh, and the size of this thing!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

With all the deals floating around, this 55" plasma was less than the 50" or the 46"LCDs I was looking at. It's a lot of money, but based on how HD OTA, upscaled DVD, and XBOX360 look, it's worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Thanks to the flicker thread, I upgraded to the 119 firmware and there's no flicker anywhere. I had it when I 1st got the set with the 115 firmware.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer 5071

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Excellent reviews, great feedback from owners.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Picture quality in HD and SD, size, appearance.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

Nothing really.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

Have not found one yet

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

Nothing.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

How good the PQ is with SD content. How good the TV itself really looks.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

They are; as long as the tv's last as long as the manufacturers say. After seeing how this tv displays both SD and HD content it was totally worth every penny. Not to mention watching DVD's.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I have a 5 yr old dvd player that is progressive scan and I still can not believe how good the picture looks. Oh! and did I mention how good the SD and HD content looks!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer 5070

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
AVS, online reviews, seeing it for myself in store

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Makes sd look pretty good. At least better than any other set I have seen. hd content is mind blowing and I love to game with 360 and PS3 too.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It has a buzzing sound coming from the back panel that is audible when the volume is low. This is a known problem with plasmas and the sound changes pitch and volume with the amount of light coming from the screen.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
It has picture in picture but not sure it it has picture and picture

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
fix the buzzing sound

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
At first 50" looks really big, and then it seems to shrink.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
There is a slight .5-1 second delay when changing channels that my other sets did not have and it is actually really annoying. maybe I am doing something wrong though and it's not the tv's fault.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
hmmm, I LOVE this set, but it was too expensive. Prices are getting there and I think in another year it will be worth it to the mass consumer.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Bought from Invision and they were very helpful. I would buy from them again. I would go for as big as you can afford because it really does appear to shrink after having it awhile. The burn in issue is a bit overhyped. As long as you are sensible you can just enjoy your set and not worry. And gaming is perfectly fine on this set. I don't even have image retention that I can see. My PS3 1080p games look better on my 720p plasma than they did on the kdsr50xbr1 1080p set that I took back. Same with every source that I have including sd, tosh xa1, bd, 360, etc.
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I can't wait to post here - my 50" 9UK is en route...
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

- Pioneer 5070HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"

- Internal signal proceeing, picture, aesthetics, reliability.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

- The picture

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

- Nothing yet

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

- Nothing yet

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

- A 3-5 year warranty would be nice.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

- It's big!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

- The tuner doesn't seem quite as sensitive on OTA as the stand-alone I was using previously

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

- After much research for the TV I would be happiest with, at the best price, this one justified what I paid.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

- Happy Invision customer! Excellent cutomer assistance, excellent follow up, excellent shipping and delivery! Thanks Matt and Invision!

Thanks.

- You're welcome
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I have a Panasonic and nothing but trouble !

TH-50PX60 Plasma 50''

The paint around the cabinet started to peel off ! and still try to find out about the pixel problem !
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So after about 3 months of research and about 10 hours reading over this website, i went out and bout myself the Panasonic TH-50PX60U. I will pick it up on Friday.

Thanks for all the awesome posts, replies and general talk. This site has made my mind up for me with no regrets. I will let you know how it goes!
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Hello,

I am new here. I just bought this plasma: Sylvania 42" Plasma HDTV (6842THG)


Have you guys heard anything about this plasma? I am using it for PS3 (Blu Ray)
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-50PH9UK

2. What (who?) convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
IamNoobieCheez hehe j/k
Seriously, the professional look/industrial look appealed me more than those glossy or silver bezel. The possibility to configure the inputs the way I intend to. I wanted 1:1 pixel mapping (for HTPC) thru DVI or VGA and only the Pro series was supporting this feature. Price was very competitive for the overall quality.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Mainly, look. Seriously. It's low profile and non flashy. Sleek.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Somewhat lacking inputs.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
1920 X 1080 native resolution. Ok, this is the TH-50PF9UK which is twice the amount I've paid, so...

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Will update post later

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Size of the box!! (still not received yet, but I saw it in the store)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Will update post later on.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yep. I was looking first at LCD because I had the impression that plasma was a uber expensive technologie. After having shopped quite a bit, I do realize that plasma, in 42" and 50" are often cheaper than "high end" LCD.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
After having compared both technologies (LCD vd Plasma), it appears that no one is perfect but i feel more safe with a plasma due to the numerous type of problem you can get with an LCD (dead pixels, banding, clouding, poor blacks, image being flat..)

Para
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer 5071

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Looks, Picture quality, great design.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Amazing HD quality, looks great (on or off)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

Slight possibility of IR (plasma in general)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

1080p would have been nice (way out of budget), longer warranty

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.

Keep up the good work

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

How much clearer, sharper, more vibrant the HD picture is than my old HDTV.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Yes, compared to bigger LCD's it's no contest.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Thanks.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer 5070

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

I looked at hundreds of sets and the Pioneer always looked best to me. My friend has the 6071 and I was instantly set.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Amazing HD quality, looks great (on or off) <-- What he said.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Not a thing right now except I cant brag about having a 1080p set

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

1080p would have been nice (way out of budget) <-- again what he said

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.

Keep up the good work <-- and again what he said

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

How much better this looks then my once king 32" JVC D series CRT set

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Yes, after living with this set for a few days I would've gladly paid another $300-400 if I had to.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Up until 2 months ago I was a HD newbie who had basic cable for 7 years. I got the bug and went full out and it was worth every cent. I have zero buyers remorse in going with teh Pioneer. My friends have other brands that look excellent but I truly believe these are the nicests sets available right now.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung HP-S4253

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

The fact that it was within my price range and still a 'name' brand.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

I've adjusted to the piano black glossy finish of the bezel and have to say it looks stunning, especially when the TV is off. I came from a Panasonic TC-32LX60 LCD and the increase in size is much welcome, as are the black levels and overall natural appearance of the image

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

I don't like the perpetual fear of IR/burn-in, although I'm realizing more and more that it won't be a big deal. I'm also not a fan of how how plasmas run or how much power they consume (this Sammy is listed at 385W, in comparison to my Panasonic's 126W). I also had a little snag with my SA8300HD cable box over HDMI; it seems to be TV specific and resulted in a very splotchy, posterized picture with 'dancing pixels', but switching back to component cables fixed that.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

I wouldn't mind more zoom/stretch modes, as I liked the 'Just' mode on the Panasonics for content that didn't pan around too much.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

A lot of people have reported buzzing problems, which I have not experienced at all, but resolving that would certainly help the S4253 thread become less cluttered with complaints about the buzzing.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

Just how natural and smooth the picture looked in comparison to LCD.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

Just the aforementioned HDMI problem with the cable box.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

For the 720p sets, absolutely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I am, therefore you are, which means I might be, which certainly doesn't preclude you from being
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1. The model you have.

Panasonic 50PHD9UK

2. What convinced you to purchase this model?

Black casing, reputation to be a great monitor

3. What do you like best about your plasma?

Beautiful picture. Very natural looking picture with accurate colors.

4. What don't you like about your plasma?

Would be nice if it's native resolution was 1080 and if it had a tuner.

5. What feature do you wish your plasma had?

Tuner.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your plasma?

nothing

7. What was your biggest surprise after you received your plasma?

How big it looks at first then how small it looks later. And that the burn in thing does
not exist.

8. What problems or issues have you had with your plasma?

none

9. Do you really think today's prices are worth it?

Sure do, except for the 1080 resolution ones, they are a bit pricey.

10. The panasonic pro model plasmas are high quality televisions.
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Originally Posted by cheridave View Post

I want to hear from you guys about your Plasmas. This is not a "Mine is Better than Yours" thread. Be thoughtful and honest.

Just got a new display? Post it here ONLY: please do not start a new thread

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Thanks.

Dave

1. Maxent 50" Plasma MX-50x5
2. Amazing picture quality at $1000 less than the popular brand names
3. Its big, it has great PQ, and it was cheap
4. Silver casing, slow when switching between inputs
5. Bigger PIP, and I also wish you can feed both HDMI ports to the screen at once.
6. Bring on the 1080P
7. The image quality impressed me in the store, and amazed when I got home as well.
8. None
9. Absolutely
10. I highly recommend this monitor to anyone that wants a quality display at a great price.
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I want to hear from you guys about your Plasmas. This is not a "Mine is Better than Yours" thread. Be thoughtful and honest.

Just got a new display? Post it here ONLY: please do not start a new thread

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Thanks.

Dave


1. NEC 50XR6A

2. The ZOOM feature, and the great scaler for the best SD for the money

3. Its a beautiful panel as well as a great HD picture

4. That it can't make SD look like HD.

5. Not sure yet

6. NONE

7. How many adjustments there are.

8. NONE

9. Yes

10. NONE
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer Pro-1540HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

This forum

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Everything

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

What's not to like?

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

1080p/24Hz display capability

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

Make a larger one at the same price. I'll buy it.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

PQ is simply stunning in HD. No store display does it justice.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None so far

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Definitely

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I can't sleep because Discovery HD looks too good to take my eyes off it.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-5070HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

This forum and the help of Roman at Invision

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Programs that are broadcast in HD. It looks good even when it's turn off.
Edited to say that I love not seeing any clouds or flash lighting like some of the lcd's are having. The intire screen is perfectly even whether it's pure white or black.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

SD could look a little better. Don't like the gray bars on the sides.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

Hmmmm. That's hard to say.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

Use protective plastic tape on the bezel before crating.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

PQ is simply stunning in HD. No store display does it justice.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Things could always be cheaper but I feel I got a good deal from Invision.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I wish every channel looked as good as Discovery HD. I'd never get any sleep if that were the case.
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4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

SD could look a little better. Don't like the gray bars on the sides.

No option for black bars?

~~~ Happy Viewing ~~~

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1. Panasonic 42" 60U.

2. Picture and cost.

3. Picture.

4. The large silver part at the bottom (speakers).

5. Can not think of any.

6. Make them all flat black.

7. None.

8. None.

9. No, but I bought one anyway.

10. No additional information .
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung HP-S4253

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

The fact that it was within my price range and still a 'name' brand.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

I've adjusted to the piano black glossy finish of the bezel and have to say it looks stunning, especially when the TV is off. I came from a Panasonic TC-32LX60 LCD and the increase in size is much welcome, as are the black levels and overall natural appearance of the image

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

I don't like the perpetual fear of IR/burn-in, although I'm realizing more and more that it won't be a big deal. I'm also not a fan of how how plasmas run or how much power they consume (this Sammy is listed at 385W, in comparison to my Panasonic's 126W). I also had a little snag with my SA8300HD cable box over HDMI; it seems to be TV specific and resulted in a very splotchy, posterized picture with 'dancing pixels', but switching back to component cables fixed that.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

I wouldn't mind more zoom/stretch modes, as I liked the 'Just' mode on the Panasonics for content that didn't pan around too much.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

A lot of people have reported buzzing problems, which I have not experienced at all, but resolving that would certainly help the S4253 thread become less cluttered with complaints about the buzzing.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

Just how natural and smooth the picture looked in comparison to LCD.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

Just the aforementioned HDMI problem with the cable box.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

For the 720p sets, absolutely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.


Well, just 3 short weeks later I have a new TV. The HDMI inputs were simply not working right on the Samsung, and I was never really happy with the image quality (nor the heat the thing generated, nor how loud it was, etc.). Thus, I utilized my 30-day exchange period.


1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-42PX60U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

This television has a pretty good reputation, and the recent price drops made it an even swap with my Samsung (I would have chosen the Panasonic initially but the Samsung was substantially cheaper at the time).

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The picture quality seems really good, after some tuning (this baby comes out of the box in full-on "retina sear" mode). I really like Panasonic products in general, as they are built well and have good reliability. I also like that it's fairly quiet and doesn't appear to generate a lot of heat.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

It's not quite as pretty as the Samsung (in terms of the physical appearance), and I'm not a huge fan of the remote, nor the rated power consumption. I'm not crazy about the stand, either.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

A VGA input would be nice, as well as maybe an anti-reflection coating.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

Just to keep the focus on solid products, instead of snazzy ones.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

How much lighter it was in comparison to the Samsung (not sure what the actual weight difference is, but it sure carries the weight better). Also, like mentioned above, just how ludicrous the out-of-box settings were.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Yeah. You can find great deals at this particular time, when perfectly good current-gen models are being discounted heavily to make room for the next generation.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I am, therefore you are, which means I might be, which certainly doesn't preclude you from being
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Hi! Pulled the trigger and wanted to throw my thoughts in after a week of viewing


1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-42PH9UK

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Pannys seem to share the top review honors with Pioneer models, and since the PH8UK was so well thought of, I figured this would be good choice since it is marketed as an the next step in the product line. Since I have a cable box and surround sound receiver, I was looking for a bare-bones model without a tuner, speakers, or extras. This was the perfect fit. I may go for optional terminal boards in the future (for HDMI, etc) but right now I use a Radio Shack(!) 2-Way RCA switcher to switch component video from the cable box to the DVD with no problems.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Stunning Picture Quality. Modest styling, quite operation, and not a lot of heat. Its thin.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

You can't change the aspect ratio with HD signals. I knew about this going in, but it bugs me anyway.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

A zoom feature for HD signals, or at least some way to tweak the aspect ratio.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

Keep up the good work.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.

After seeing many Plasma/LCD sets in stores, and thinking (yeah, they look OK, but the best sets seem really expensive, I hope I'm happy with the Panny...) and then just being blown away by the picture.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Absolutely. With the price point on plasmas dropping as the manufacturers race to keep up with True 720p resolutions, you can get a great deal.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

A nice touch by VA was to include the BNC/RCA adapters with the set. They don't tell you that until after you order the thing.
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I just got a 42PH9UK last week from VA. It shipped on schedule and arrived in perfect condition. I've had no problems with it - no dead pixels or IR/Burn-in. I'm using the burn in dvd and intermittently watching tv and playing xbox 360 (which looks beautiful hooked up with vga set to 1024 X 768). I've connected a Samsung DTB-H260F tuner over component cables to pull in unencrypted QAM cable channels. These HD channels look pretty good. The tuner allows changing aspect ratios even on HD content so this sort of makes up for the 9UK not being able to do so. DVDs also look really good so all in all I'm happy with my purchase. The only drawback so far is I haven't been able to muster the courage required to tell my friends and family that I paid a lot of money for a tv sight unseen based pretty much on the recommendation of some guy on the internet who waxes his plasma monitors!
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