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post #721 of 2159 Old 05-26-2007, 08:52 PM
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH58PX60U

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

Reviews here and elsewhere along with the unresistable price and my viewing distance from the tv (about 11 ft.) which made me think it probably would not be worth either paying a good deal more for the new 1080p Pannys or waiting for the new prices to drop.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Stunning picture. I also don't hate the aesthetics of the tv. Though I confess I would rather have a completely black frame for the picture, I really think the black and silver (and I'm not a Raider fan!) looks okay - especially on my dark black glass stand.

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

It would be nice to have more calibration options on the picture. But I'm really not sure I'd know what to do with them if I had them so, this really isn't that big a deal to me.

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

As I mentioned above, I thought a lot about waiting for the 1080p models to come out and their prices to start dropping in a year or so. But reading all of the talk about this issue, I became convinced that I probably wouldn't be able to notice a big difference from my viewing distance (about 11 feet) especially without a side by side comparison.

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

None, as of yet.

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

I was struck by how much bigger it looked in my room than in the store. I upgraded from a 42" ED Panny Plasma and actually taped some hard cardboard to the corners of the old set and strung string to see how much more space the 58" would take up by comparison. The string didn't adequately prepare me for how bit this sucker really is. Though, after having had it for a couple of weeks, it just looks normal to me now!

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

Absolutely none.

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

Yes, especially on this model. I was amazed to see how far the prices dropped on this thing this year. This set was selling for $4000 last year. I got mine for $2350 at Best Buy (Manager price matched within $30 the best internet price I could find and then gave me a $100 discount on the stand - I couldn't resist that.).

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

Another pleasant surprise was how well this set does SD. It depends, of course, on the broadcast. But generally, the SD picture quality is quite acceptable. That was another worry I had going with a set this big since so much of my viewing is still SD. But in some ways I think the SD actually looks a bit better on the 58" set than the 42" set. Also, do yourself a favor and pick up an HDDVD player (I got the Toshiba HD A2) with this set. I was disappointed when I first played an SD DVD I had been quite impressed with ("Lord of the Rings: Fellowship . . ."). But the HD DVDs look absolutely stunning on this set and the upconverted SD DVDs look great too.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-50px60u

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

Reviews, co-worker has the 42, costco's 90 day return + 1 year warranty extension and size value for the $$$$

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

It looks great, even with everything turned down during the 1st hundred hours.


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

Nothing yet.

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

None yet.

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

Nothing yet.

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

The size, went from a 32 standard tv.

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

None

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

Yes.

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

Got a little worried at first because the HD channels didn't look good. Turns out the first buffoon I talked to at Comcast didn't walk me through changing my cable box settings.
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1. Panasonic TH-50PX77U

2. Reviews, anti-glare screen, known technology with great picture and value for money

3. It looks out of this world (this is the first one thus the trepidation), and with piano black border it seems tht I won;t be able to see it tonight - I bought it this afternoon.


4. Nothing yet.

5. Too new for this question.

6. Again its just few hours.

7. The way it looks even when it was on the floor waiting to be put on the table and eventually within a month goes on the wall. We went from Sony 32" SDTV so its a difference that I can't put words to.

8. None

9. Absolutely and at 1799+7% I believe I scored a big one rather than wait. With technology, I think you live with the pricing your comfortable with, as bleeding edge will get you exactly what its spelled.

10. ShoHD thru Vip622 (Dish) looks great using components, will get HDMI cables later this week. Right now I just want to read up as much as I can and watch it to hearts content.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-5070HD

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

Owner posts and reviews and the Plasma itself

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Great picture quality

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

I would have loved the side speakers instead of one at the bottom. But that is not a major issue for me.

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

1080P for this price

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.

Picture .... AWESOME!

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

None so far .... keeping my fingers crossed

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

Yes

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

I have been looking at plasmas for a long time and was sold on a Pioneer just the prices kept me from buying one. Finally now the prices are comparatively low, I jumped on it. Great service from Roman@Invision also helped me in my decision.

The only issue I have is changing picture size in the HD broadcasts on my Comcast cable.

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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PRO-1140HD

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

Reviews, in-store comparison, and recent price drop

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

It's a tie...outstanding picture and stunning aesthetics

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

No issues yet, only used about 3 hours

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

It has everything I'll ever use

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.

Ordered it from an online vendor and was surprised at how quickly it arrived and how well packaged it was...top notch

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

None so far...knock on wood

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

Worth every penny to me

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

I shopped and looked and reviewed and read and shopped some more before finally making my choice. Prices are so low now Plasma is the only way to go from what I have seen. This set blows away my 55" Sonly LCD projection and my 37" Toshiba Regza LCD flat. Can't wait to break it in some more and watch some movies all over again.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-4270HD

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

Posts on AVSForum and reviews

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ and style

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

Nothing

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

More "tweakability"...........but I knew that going in.

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

1080p please

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

How great it looks and the fabulous HD picture.

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

None...........kept it on for 100 hours straight to break it in.

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

For what I paid definitely.

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

Switched from a 3 year old Panny 480p ED plasma to a Pio 768 HD plasma. The detail and contrast are much improved.

The problem with obsessions is that they are insatiable.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Maxent 42" MX-42HPT51

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

I saw it at Costco, and bought it on impulse. I'm fairly sure I've never seen a similarly featured unit priced so low.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

It's my first widescreen television, and really love the idea of widescreen. I'd really been itching for one lately, having recently realized that about 98% of my viewing these days is in widescreen.

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

As it turns out, at least in this case, you get what you pay for. This unit has a lot of problems, the biggest of which has been that it freezes up randomly while using the QAM tuner to view HD broadcasts, at which point it needs to be unplugged and plugged back in to get it to start working again. It's definitely going back.

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

I wish it worked better, and I wish it was a little bigger (46" would be ideal in my space, so it's a little irritating to be so close to perfect...)

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

Just because you manufacture a "bargain" product doesn't mean it has to be shoddy. Don't release buggy products.

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

I was really surprised by how crummy my standard definition viewing now looks.

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

Above mentioned freezing issue, lack of ability to fine tune picture, issue where the picture sometimes gets darker in an odd way when there is a quick transition from a light to dark scene.

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

I think they're really getting there. For me, the "buy point" will be when a good 46" plasma hits the $1000 point. Until then, I think I'll stick with traditional tubes and projectors.

So I've got that going for me. Which is nice.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung 5054

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

Loved the pop it had. Read many reviews but finally just compared side by side to panny 50u75 after all its me who lives with it. Pioneer 5070 was a little out of my price range.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ! and PQ! The blacks look great. The exterior is sexy glossy. Three HDMI inputs! Swivel stand is nice too. Plus the money I saved online i bought an HD-A2 and a TV bench at Ikea all for the same amount of $$ i would have spent at BB or CC.

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

Samsung should have put more effort in the audio part of this TV. Its not bad or anything but spending so much $$ on a set you shouldnt have to rely on outside sources for sound, no?

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

Two tuners to take better advantage of PIP. Better speakers.

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

Other than the aforementioned audio i guess they could work on the glare stuff a little more(its not bad for a plasma). Im not even concerned about burn in. Plus it has three different ways to protect against any burn in.

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

How SD looks. I was expecting it to be real bad but its actually decent enough not to notice all the time. When i first got it i was stretching everything in 4:3 but now i realize the bars are just part of owning a tv like this and dont mind them anymore. I also believe that the HD PQ is actually better than i anticipated. Watching movies has never been more enjoyable not to mention baseball, basketball or hockey in HD or a show like Planet Earth.

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

Zero so far.

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

Completely. Even though this thread was started well before prices dropped, they are still dropping fast. In fact i thought i got a awesome deal on my 5054. Three weeks later saw it on some other online dealer (frys) for almost $200 cheaper. Damn.

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

If your truly interested in getting a plasma dont hesitate or over analyze. All the horror stories seem to be a thing of the past. Prices are so good right now dont deprive yourself of having such great thing. You cant go wrong if you pick between the 'big 3'. Trust me you wont regret it. And dont bother with an upconvert dvd player go get a HD-A2 instead i found mine for only $250. Youll want to watch everything in HD anyhow right? It up converts just as well as the rest.
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1. The "model" you have.
I bought 2; a pioneer 5070 & a Panasonic 429uk. Started out to buy a 50"
Panny for the living room and ordered a stand and hdmi blade for it, but it was
from TV authority and the deal collapsed. Went with the 5070 for the living
room and the Panny 42 for my bedroom. Both bought from forum sponsers.
(Different ones) and the service could not have been better from both.
2. What convinced you to buy this (these) particular model(s)
When the deal fell through for the original Panny, I started researching the
5070 and got an excellent price from one of the forum sponsers. Ordered it
and received it, and liked it so much I deciede to buy a 42" for the bedroom.
Unfortunately, the Pio 4270 was just coming out and was considerably more
expensive than the Panny which is why I went with the Panny.
3. What do you like best about your plasma(s)
The Picture, the picture, the picture! (And then there's always the picture.)
4. What you don't like about your plasma(s)
I think that Panasonic should include the table top stand with the Commercials.
I can see why the blades are optional but the stand is included with the
consumer models and it would not cost as much if included as opposed to being
purchased separately.
5. Which features do you wish your plasma(s) had.
See above. Also, More calibration ability on the Pio. I plan to have both panels
calibrated after breaking and would really like to have the ability to have them
dialed in perfectly.
6. What advice, suggestion would you make to the manufactureer about your
plasma
See above.
7. What was your biggest "surprise" after receiving your plasma
Surprised at how good SD looked in most cases. But Hidef is just stunnning!
8. What problems/issues have you had with your plasma(s)
So far, not a thingwith either of them.
9. Do you really think that today's "prices" are worth it.
My nephew bought a Pioneer pdp 5045 2 years ago. I bought both of my
plasmas, the stand, the blade, a Bell'o stand for the 50 and an Oppo dvd
player for about the same money he paid for his 5045 two years ago.
10. Any additional information you want to add is encouraged.
I added directv about 2 years ago because Comcast kept raising prices.
I have 3 locations for TV in my house. Until this year, the last TV equipment
I bought was in 1997. At that time I bought 2 Mitsubishi Diamond series CRT
which had excellent pictures (still do for standard def.) I am glad I waited until
now to upgrade. Any earlier would have been much more expensive and any
later invokes the law of diminishing returns. There's always something better/
cheaper on the horizon but to me, it's kind of like dangling the carrot in front of
the mule! My advice is shop diligently and don't be afraid to pull the trigger if
you've done your homework.
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I bought a Pioneer 4271 today at BB it is on sale and 2 year int free financing. I pick it up at the warehouse which is locl on Sunday.

I was concerned because the display was too dark and too vivid and they said they had no remote. Under the circumstances I would have liked to try some adjustments. I went to a different store today and they had it adjusted better and it looked great so I bought one.

One question for the experts, does anyone else see screen door effect with this Pioneer? It seems to be more than with other brands.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-58PZ700U

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

1080p. Seeing it in person and comparing it to the 20 or so other plasmas on the BB wall running the same hd feed.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Color reproduction and black level detail both much better than my AQUOS which I also like but for different reasons.

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

Wish they were as bright as LCD, but it's bright enough.

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

Music, photo, and video streaming from my pc.

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.

Heavy!

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

None yet. Still too new.

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

Well, it was worth it at the price I got it for but that was MUCH less than than BBs advertised price.

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

Use 3 studs to mount it.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Vizio VP42HDTV20A

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
No significant motion artifact

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Didn't realize that DirecTV only has a single output therefore no PIP

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I wish DirecTV had two outputs so I could utilize the PIP

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Maybe a black base and stand

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
I was worried that the picture would not be bright enough in my sunny living room. It is with no problem at all.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Cant use the PIP because of DirecTV

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
$809, well worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I am not a high end user but this TV has no demerits in my judgement.
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8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Cant use the PIP because of DirecTV

Dont blame directv just use another source for your PIP. I actually have two set up. My old tivo directv box and my old school roof antenna which i have hooked to the tv and the h20 off air so i can pick up a few more local channels.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Panny 50PX77U

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

1)Price Panny EPP Discount 2) Wanted a Plasma since i watch a lot of sports (motion blur on LCD's) 3)Antiglare Screen 4) Known reputation

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Black Levels, Great Picture, Antiglare doesnt jeopardize PQ, Great Design very styllish with piano black finish and pedastal stand

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

Nothing to complain about as of yet, SD is so/so but need to tweak with Picture settings for 480

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

PC input, but probably wouldnt use it now, 3rd HDMI

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

Outline the differences on the PE and PX models on your site so it doesnt delay my purchase again.


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

Wow glad I got the 50, suprised how good the PQ looks and the black levels

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

When i switch from SD to HD it takes a second and i get this wierd blue flash (but this might be my Comcast Mot. box)

Also, i experience this clicking noise from the power relay every 10-20-30 minutes. Its a known issue with Panny but they havent found a fix yet. Others in the dedicated forum have also experienced the clicking.

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

Yes, for me since i got it at a good discount via EPP

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

I'm liking the Antiglare, at first I was worried that the PX75U's PQ would trump the 77u's do to the special antiglare coating but it looks great. Then again, i havent seen them side by side. Also get the 50, enough of the 42 via 50 talk on the boards!
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1. The "Model" you have. -- Samsung HPT-5064 50-inch.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model". -- This model has a high level of user customization in the menus, excellent contrast ratio, a USB port for viewing jpegs, and auto anti-burn. Personal subjective side-by-side viewing in multiple electronics stores really sold me. To me the new Samsung plasmas have truer color than the Pannys and sharper images than the Pioneers. But that's just a personal subjective call.

3. What you like best about your Plasma. -- For a plasma it has a bright and lively picture. Colors seem very good right out of the box.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma. -- The anti-glare coating is not as good as Samsung says it is.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had. -- A non-linear stretch mode like my old RPTV had.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma. -- Go back and try again with the anti-glare.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma. -- Bright, snappy PQ right out of the box.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma. -- None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. -- If I can get 7 to 10 years of reliable service with bright, snappy PQ, then yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. -- This model (to me) seems like a full quantum leap over the previous model, the HPS-5053, in terms of contrast, color and brightness.
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1;
pioneer pdp-4271hd
2;
like the colors
like teh surround being black
like teh definition and the darkness of the black.
love plasma VS LCD
beat anything else on teh wall at any store.
i shopped online and in stores for 2-3 weeks plus the last 4 years of crusin the aisles. bought this one casue of price, reviews and PIP.
pdp-4271hd was on sale for 1500 at best buy andwith my 12% discount i walked out for 1425... after tax.
3;
see above
4;5;
BIGGEST complaint. i know these are supposed to buzz when on and watching(annoying) but are they supposed to be so stinkin loud when off/standby that in the other room i can hear it when im tryin to sleep?
i put my dB meter by it but it only goes down to 50 and so didnt register but i can hear lower than 50 and its bad.
easy setup once i found the physical power button on the bottom left.
remotes fine-comes with second one that does NOT have PIP buttons-suck!
6;
manufacture-put the volume and channel buttons right where your thumb would rest when you grasp the remote according to the built-in grip on the back.
-if you are gonna give me a second remote-put PIP buttons on it.
7;8;
my biggest surprise that still has me thinking of going back to my 25" NEC CRT i pulled from a dumpster 7 years ago(that still works fine) was the transformer noise. thats a big issue. i hear noise related to screen buzzing while watching but i also hear transformer noise a little.
when i flip to standby mode(when unit is off) the buzzing gets sooo loud.
9;
yeah-prices are close. beats the 3500 i was looking at 4 yrs ago for lesser product
10;
anyone else had this prob with buzzing and noise from idle transformer??
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Hitach 42hdf39

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

Price and styling.

3.What you like best about your Plasma.

Great picture with HD content.


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

Standard def images

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

none

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.

The picture quality was better than expected.

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

Scaling issues with 720p content

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

Yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is a 1024 x 1024 screen. 1080i images are good, but have noticed motion blur with 720P sports programming.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer PRO-940HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The amazing PQ

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
see #2

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Concerns with IR

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Higher resolution, but it's not that important

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Black levels and PQ are already great, more advancements towards anti-IR should be the focus

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That 42" was bigger than I thought.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yeah, I got mine at a great price

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
nothing right now
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 50PZ700U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Great tv for the dollar

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
1) It's not a banded, cloudy LCD.
2) Colors are amazing
3) Awesome blacks
4) No motion blur in sports or video games.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing really, was concerned about IR and burn in but not anymore.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
If you ask me to nit pick, maybe higher contrast ratio.

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.
None

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
None

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Since Costco does not carry what I want it's down to BestBuy or Vann's.com.

I am missing something? Do I need to join something to get best and safe sourcing?

I noticed several people referred to EPP? What does that mean.

I am buying for my parents so I need to get it right.

I don't like the idea of no return if its DOA. I felt good about a Costco buy on black Friday but now its figure out best place for satisfaction.

Panasonic TH-50PZ700U

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1. Hitachi P50H401
2. Reviews here and in Sound & Vision. Plus, with coupon, I only paid $1699.
3. A "crisper" more detailed picture than my previous DLP TV; not having to thinking about replacing the lamp.
4. The initial tsuris over break in and burn in. Hitachi says that an initial break in isn't necessary. The folks here at AVS, whom I trust, say it is. In any case, two weeks without a 2:35 movies is a bit of a drag. That and explaining to my son the "dos" and "don'ts" about plasmas and video games. No big deal, just tsuris.
5. None that I've discovered so far.
6. See previous statement about "break in."
7. How heavy the thing was. (It's on a stand)
8. None
9. 1080p horizontal resolution for $1700, you bet it's worth it.
10. None that come to mind at this moment.
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42" vizio here - replacement/upgrade from an old 35" console TV

Very happy with it. had it over a year now.
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EPP=Employee Purchase Program. Panasonic has a good one for their employees and others who work for companies that have made a deal with Panasonic to get access for their employees.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-50PX77U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"?
Reviews, anti-glare coating, and price

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
It's stylish good looks and incredible picture quality.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
Nothing found yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had?
I'd say a PC connection but now, after having it for almost 3 weeks, I don't think I'd use it...

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma?
Nothing comes to mind.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
I must say that the PQ was what surprised me the most. I wasn't sure how well it was going to look but when I watched the sports in HD (US Open Golf, Baseball, etc.), I felt like I was at the event. I was even more amazed when I watch many of my DVD's using an upscaling player (Denon 1930CI). I'm sure it would be even better with an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray player.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma?
No problems at all...

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it?
Absolutely! I've been waiting for the prices to drop and it has come down enough that I couldn't wait any longer. If I didn't make the purchase, I'd still be waiting and not enjoying the experience like I am now. After doing as much research as one can endure, there comes a time when you just have to bite the bullet. There will always be something better coming around the next corner but that's the nature of technology...

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This plasma panel is great especially if you have a lot of ambient light. It reduces glare and diffuses reflections well. Do your research and good luck with your purchase!

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1- Panasonic TH-37PX60U

2- The picture clarity

3- The picture clarity

4- No swivel stand

5- 1080p

6- Make a swivel stand and 1080p in the 37 inch model.

7- SD picture clarity

8- None

9- Somewhat

10- I am pleasantly surprised with the picture quality of this TV. The black levels are really black and the colors are natural and sharp.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony Wega KDE42BXR

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
It was this or an SDTV or a not so nice HDTV

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
I like the screen quality and the size.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Have to put up the white screen occasionally, but thats really no problem.

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How nice everything looked.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
1 or 2 red dots that won't go away.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Not really.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung hp-t4264

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

over all reviews... plus pic quality.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Picture depth and color. HDTV performance.

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

still breaking it in, so burn in is a concern.

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

better controls to manipulate various inputs (VGA)

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

none that I can think of.

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

rediscovering HDTV, HD DVD and upconverting dvds.. compared to my old rear projection.

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, got it for 1599 canadian. pretty good.

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

I love the way this tv looks and functions... both in picture/case asthetics
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung HP T-5054

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

Reviews, price, being able to view TV in 4 different stores and PQ of SD programs.

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3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ of SD programs.

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

It wasn't free.

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

Usable USB port, but my DVD player and STB can do anything I need.

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

Fix the audio drop out. See #8

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

Looked better in my living room than it did in the store.


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

Audio drop out. ( I believe the newest firmware fixes this ) Yes the 1024 firmware fixed the problem

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

For me it was.

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

When shopping for PDP's It came down to the Sammy HP T-5054 or the Panny TH-50PX75U because of their price range. I did buy the Sammy but I can tell you the Panny is a great TV as well. You can't go wrong with either one.

Steve
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1. What: TH-42PZ700U
2. Why: Wanted 1080p originally when I bought the 600U (dislike the odd 1024x768 size and generally am a resolution junkie)
3. Likes: Incredible PQ, especially since I went Blu-Ray at the same time. Much better SD picture quality than PX600 as well.
4. Dislikes: The specs say it will eat more power, wondering what my first power bill will be.
5. Feature wishes: 1080p/24 support, movies on SD card support, another HDMI input
6. Mfr feedback: work on glare/reflection reduction is appreciated - keep it coming
7. Surprises: SD picture quality improved over 1024x768 set
8. Problems: None
9. Price: Got a nice deal from BB with coupons and such.
10. Add.'l Info: none for now
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