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post #811 of 2137 Old 10-13-2007, 02:01 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews on avsforum.com and other sites and viewing this model vs. others.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The crisp clarity of the picture.

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More granular settings opportunities

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep up the stellar R&D work. And maybe market your products even more.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The 50" size isn't as big in the master bedroom as I would have thought - viewing distance is 10 feet.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Nothing yet.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I have been researching this stuff for more than 15 months, so yes they are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The 2007 Kuro's from Pioneer have set the bar really high, it will be very interesting to see what the other makers will do to play 'catch up'.
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1. The "Model" you have: LG 42PC5D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model": Price and features. I got it for $1079 CDN and it has all the inputs I could possbly need including an RGB VGA in.

3. What you like best about your Plasma: The finish is very nice piano black and the colours look great. The size is perfect for my space. Upconverted DVDs look awesome and XBOX 360 looks INSANE.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma: I do not like the risk of burn in. It scares me. I am taking precautions, but it still worries me sometimes...my XBOX is hooked up to a small CRT right now (see number 8).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had: A magic NO BURN IN feature? Seriously, nothing that it does not have already.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma: Improve the speakers in the TV...they are a little weak.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma: How crappy regular TV signal is compared to HDTV.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma: Out of the box it was great. About three days into it I came home from work to find my wife and daughter were playing Viva Pinata on my XBOX 360 on the plasma. The little flower clock thing in the top right left a nice stuck image on the screen. We watched a bunch of full screen TV and it started to disappear. I came home the next day and they were at it again - I am talking 2-3 hour sessions straight of the same game. The image was now frighteningly sharp when the TV was on without a source (screen powered up). Then we noticed that the right hand side of the screen was much brighter then the left hand side of the screen with a diagnal line seperating the light and dark halves. I took it back due to this and got a replacement. So far it is perfect, but I am breaking it in before playing ANY XBOX on it...and viva might be out...that flower clock thing is trouble.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: I think my price was. I would not pay more than $2000 for a TV though...not with where I am at with money and whatnot...there are just other things I want more...

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged: If I could go back in time and do it over, I would have bought LCD - just for the gaming / burn in issue. I bought the plasma because after I convinced my wife that we should get a TV she looked at both plasma and LCD and liked the colour and brightness of plasma more. I am now thinking of buying a second TV (LCD @ 27" or so) for gaming specifically...
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 42PZ700U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
1080p, the design of the set, after over 1 month of comparing to other sets, felt the PQ on this was what I wanted.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, case design, SOUND/SPEAKERS, 1080p

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
not enough inputs (HDMI, component), no DD 5.1 pass-thru

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
DD 5.1 output from HDMI source, 1 more HDMI & component input

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
see 4 & 5 answers

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
sound quality! I mean, I have an AVR/surround, but still these speakers on this tv are amazing!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
very, very minor IR (wouldn't even call it an issue really), also have just noticed 1 dead pixel which sucks

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I love my TV! I do have 1 dead pixel though.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung FPT5084

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Performance + Features at the price point at the time made it very attractive. But mainly the price I was able to haggle for a stunning 50" 1080p plasma. Couldn't pass it up.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ on high quality HD material is amazing. Good blacks. Great contrast. Great for watching sports in HD; no motion problems. Lots of detailed picture adjustments. Multiple screen burn protection features. The tv is physically attractive (when off). The "jaw-drop" effect viewing the tv has on my friends.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The 'fear' of burn-in or the fact that you have to be responsible w/ your viewing habits. The break-in period. IR (image retention) that can occur. No DD 5.1 passthrough.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
DD 5.1 passthrough. 1 more HDMI input. Some sort of auto-picture-size-adjust feature such that the tv could intelligently sense and stretch whatever source is being watched to automatically fill the entire screen; i.e. auto-removal of black sidebars. So that I'm not always having to flip between Just Scan mode and Wide Fit mode.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
1 more HDMI input and implement the auto-picture-size-adjust feature, as described above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How much better the PQ is when viewed at home with a good source, compared to the big box store conditions. (The BB's and CC's do a great job of taking a fantastic TV and making it look like sh*t).

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Early on after puchasing I noticed some IR that worried me at first, but was easily 'washed out'. I have had the 'green lines' show up at the left and top of the picture when using the TV as a PC display (but I think this is 'pixel shift' burn protection at work).

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, or I wouldn't have taken the plunge. This is my 1st HDTV. I've been window shopping for about 3 years.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I had never considered a plasma until the 1080p sets started rolling out. I was going to go LCD. I'm glad I waited. I'm still amazed at the price I was able to get for a 50" 1080p plasma. I remember checking out plasmas about 7 years ago at the local high-end AV store that only had like 1024x768 res, were maybe 40" max, and were selling for $10,000 or more!
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Got married, moved out of the old place, sold the roommates my entire setup, minus my polk monitor 60's... and... just bought

1. Panasonic TH-50PX77U
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews on cnet, comments in forums here, the picture in best buy, the price I was able to get.
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
I got a great deal, it is big but not as take-over-the-room big as the old 52" mitsubishi DLP i had. The speakers are actually really good, especially compared to that DLP. I love how it turns on right away, also unlike the DLP. SD picture looks pretty good also.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Not too much... the anti-glare is just fine.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I dont know if it has PIP...
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
None so far, maybe I will check back in after I've had it for a few weeks.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The box wouldnt fit in my SUV. The TV fit when I took it out of the box... but that seemed fairly dicey.
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None as of yet.
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I got a great price, so I think this one was worth it. I had considered the Pioneer Kuro which I know is a better TV, but I would have had to pay quite a bit more.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Set up was a breeze, the stand went together in about 2 minutes, plugged in everything, and I was rolling. I would just recommend you remember to change the picture to 0 across the board (if you plan to do that for break-in) for all inputs straight away so you don't forget.
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My new set up


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.
Hitachi 50" Plasma

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Vivid colors, contrast

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
possibility of burn-in

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
None yet

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I paid $1299 + tax, so yes. I paid $1299 for my 55" RPTV 3 years ago. So $1299 for a Plasma is great.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH 50PZ700 as of Sept 22.

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

I went to A local store, they had a Pioneer and this Panasonic
next to each other running the same movie off the same feed.
They looked the same to me except in price. The Panasonic was
about $1000.00 less


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The size and the beautiful picture when I use my upconverting
DVD player.

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

NOTHING

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

Two way cable card

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

Two way cable card and a front HDMI connection.

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

Realizing the box opened from the bottom and it was not
necessary to cut open the sides of the box, DUH.

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

NONE

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

NO, but not any different than buying one of the first TV's after
WWII. Back then $400.00 got you a new 6" screen, black and
white.

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

I got this to attempt a home theater. I have an Onkyo receiver
605, Onkyo DVD player 405, Aperion speakers Intimus 532 Cinema
for 7.1. The 50" Panasonic finishes it off. Next addition Blu-Ray.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer Elite Kuro Pro 950HD

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

42" is the perfect size for my cabinet.
Pioneer Elite plasmas have the best picture.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The picture quality is fantastic (especially with Blu-ray).

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

Price.

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

Native 1080p

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

42" @ 1080p.
Also include a one-time custom calibration service.


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

The TV tuner can receive many more channels than my previous (analog) TV.

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

None.

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

It is expensive, but since my wife like it a lot, I would say yes.

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

I was looking for the best picture, and Pioneer did not disappoint me.
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1. Model: Panasonic TH-42PC77U

2. Why: In their November issue, Consumer Reports rated the TH-42PX77U the best 42" plasma. The PC77U is the Costco version for a few hundred less.

3. Like most: Fantastic PQ. Hangs on the wall across from the foot of the bed eliminating the footprint required for the previous 34" CRT that sat on a stand in the corner.

4. Don't like: Volume and Channel layout on the remote. Panasonic's layout is reverse of any other remote I've used. This quirk drives me crazy. Fortunately, I only use it when I need to get into the Menu functions.

5. Feature(s) you wish your Plasma had: PIP

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your Plasma: More comprehensive User Manual. Pales in comparison to a Mitsubishi manual. Use the standard "volume on the left, channels on the right" layout on the remote.

7. Biggest surprise: After I ran antenna cable into the wall so that I could get three local OTA channels, found out that I can hook it up to my T-W cable and get all six local OTA channels using the QAM tuner. Now I have to change the wiring!

8. Problems or Issues: Apparently can't get a service manual from Panasonic. "Only for qualified service personnel" I was told.

9. Are todays prices are worth it: I paid $4,400 for my 65" Mitsubishi RPTV six years ago. The 42" Panasonic plasma was only $1,099. So yes.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH50PZ700U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Consumer reports got me interested, looked at them several times at Sears

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.
None yet


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 sound is pretty good.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Apparently
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Can't wait for more channels to go HD. Love this site, it convinced me to give a plasma a try, something I wouldn't have done otherwise.
Thanks.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 50PZ77U
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Cheap price, excellent quality. Panasonics good reliability reputation. Has all the features I need/want. 1080p!
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It looks so sexy! Does an excellent job in both SD and HD. 1080p looks great for movies and games.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I wish it had more HDMI inputs. No PC input. I need to buy an HDMI switcher (only $20 or so, though) so I can use it as a giant PC monitor.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More HDMI inputs. A PC input.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
MORE THAN 2 HDMI INPUTS! ADD A PC INPUT!
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
A cracked screen. jk, probably how much better 1080p looks than 1080i despite what people say.
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.
Yes. I got my TV for only $1700. However, I was very lucky to get it because it was actually a price mistake.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you're looking for an awesome 50" plasma with 1080p resolution for a good price, look no further than the TH-50PZ77U.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panny 50PZ77U

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

Top rated 50 1080p plasma with antiglare screen. Price of $1799.00 plus tax sealed the deal.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

How well it shows SD over digital cable and standard DVDs. Almost as good as some HD DVDs.

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

Nothing yet.

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

Subwoofer output, maybe 1 more HDMI port.

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

Nothing, they nailed this one.

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

I was worried about getting the stand mounted, but it was almost too easy. No bad/stuck pixels was a nice surprise.

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

Nothing. perfect.

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

Yes, at the price I paid, for sure.

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

Highly recommended!
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1. Model: Pioneer PDP-6010

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Size, 1080p/24 fps, dot by dot, great image, price at Invision

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

HDM and DVD playback at 1080p/24 fps (72fps)

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

Dot by dot setting does not stick

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

Multiple user settings per HDMI input

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

Make more of them.

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

Image quality -- coming from a very nice professionally calibrated CRT with reservations. Well, SD DVD looked better than I ever thought possible with my HD-XA2. Can't wait to break this guy in so that I can get a pro ISF calibration.

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

None. Well, I may need to move my seating up a bit to take full advantage of the resolution.

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

Yes.

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

Having 4 HDMI inputs is nice even though I am only using 3 of them.
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1. Model: Pioneer Elite Pro 150HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Excellent image and overall quality

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Better than going to the movie experience!

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I use the stand, so perhaps a swivel stand would have been nice. Picture quality wise this is perfect

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
A thinner bezel would have been nice

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

Image quality

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.
So far I have found that DVD upscaled with my Toshiba A-2 looks the best. I am outputting 1080i to the display. So, it looks like the Toshiba scaler is superior for SD DVD than the Pioneer Elite.
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Just ordered a 50PX75U from Crutchfield to replace my 42PWD6UY (a 480p Panny pro model). Hopefully, I did the right thing... I wanted a bigger screen and a "real" HD resolution for my 360, HD-DVD, and cable box and didn't want spend more than about 1.5K. I hope I don't lose much from trading up from a Pro model though. Their 11/19 ETA from Panasonic should guarantee a factory fresh (bugfixed) model.
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1. Model: Samsung HP-T4254

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Great picture quality at the price I bought it for

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Watching sports and TV shows on Dish Network HD looks much more realistic, colors looked more natural and does a real good job eliminating pixelation due to satellite feed compression, which was awfully noticable on my previous LCD (Sony 40V3000) which I returned a week later for this Samsung, and it looks nice when its off also!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The fear of some reliability issues known to have affected this certain model plasma.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
1080p

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Image quality of sports/satellite shows compared to LCD

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.
This TV will definately keep me satisfied until I have enough money to purchase the mother of all plasmas, The KURO , hehe

I dream in HD
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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. Panasonic TH-58PX60U

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma. Everything, Honest.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma. Nonthing, Honest again.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had. Has all I need or want(ed).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma. Avoid Silver face plate although we like ours.

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

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. If you find the right price at the right time for a TV you want. Yes. We did.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. SO far So Good. Have had it about 3 weeks now.

Thanks.

Dave

We Love Our Panasonic!
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH 50PZ700

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

Been trying to decide between this and the Pioneer 5010. I know the Pio is a better set but it is just not worth over $1K more to me.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The picture quality is fantastic.

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

I could do without the glossy finish of the frame.

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

Support for 1080P/24

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, reading this forum and being a current Panny owner didn't leave many things to chance.

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

NONE

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

NO, but I needed a new set and couldn't get away with any less.

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

Bought this at a local retailer that had a special price on the set. Matched it with an HD-A30 and the picture is stellar.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Hitachi P42H401

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

Best bang for the buck

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Excellent PQ and no more ghosting replaced my Samsung LCD w/this.

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

No swivel base

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

Swivel base

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.

How clean and crisp the picture was compared to how it looked in
the store.

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

None to report after 2 months

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

Definately with so many brands out there the prices are dipping and
you get more for your $$

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

I would recommend this set to anyone
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 42PZ700U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
1080p, the design of the set, after over 1 month of comparing to other sets, felt the PQ on this was what I wanted, price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, case design, speakers, 1080p

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
not enough inputs (HDMI, component), no whitewash screen (though one could easily create something on a dvd anyways if they are resourceful)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
more inputs (specifically HDMI inputs)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
figure out a way to shorten break-in time and continually minimize any IR/burn-in risk, combined with more inputs

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
sound quality, ease of use, just everything overall, how huge it is in my small bedroom

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none so far (knocks on wood)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
yes for the most part, if IR or burn-in couldn't happen with plasma's id say an easy hell yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I want to thank roman who was pretty helpful and really nice, and give credit to Invision, I love the tv
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH42PZ77U

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
last of inputs..needs 1 more hdmi


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Warm up mode or warm up screen saver

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Since its recommended to spend 100+ hrs to warm up a plasma a screen saver that helps with that would be amazing


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How well it plays SD channels and how beautiful the picture really is

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes and no, yes because over all they arent really high but still cheaper would be better

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Panasonic makes a great plasma, highly recommend for the budget people...

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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung HP-T4254

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Ratings. Fit the "Price * Ratings * Size =" equation the best for me and my wife.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Form factor. HD programming looks phenomenal.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
SD picture. But that's not why I bought a widescreen plasma. And, really, the SD programming is crap out of my STB. I can't soley blame the TV really.


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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Pre-aged phosphors. Magical De-stat bezel so the dust just falls off.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How much better the HD programming looked than it looked in the store.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Depends. Having never purchased a new television in 35 years, its still hard to justify spending ANY money on a high quality set.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I love it. Im so glad i finally took the plunge to widescreen.

Always wondering..... what SHOULD it sound like.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panny 50PZ77U

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

Top rated 50 1080p plasma with antiglare screen. Price of $1799.00 plus tax sealed the deal.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

How well it shows SD over digital cable and standard DVDs. Almost as good as some HD DVDs.

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

Nothing yet.

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

Subwoofer output, maybe 1 more HDMI port.

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

Nothing, they nailed this one.

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

I was worried about getting the stand mounted, but it was almost too easy. No bad/stuck pixels was a nice surprise.

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

Nothing. perfect.

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

Yes, at the price I paid, for sure.

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

Highly recommended!

hello, is that a price at a B+M store ad? if so can you let me know so I can get my price break match from where I got mine.
thanks
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Hi! Just got my first ever HDTV a couple of days ago!

1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic PX75U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Excellent reviews here!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Overall amazing PQ. My wife wants a tv that has a good viewing angle from the side.Just perfect for her.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Don't know yet .

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Make more amazing Plasmas!

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None as of the moment! I hope it stays this way.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Got mine less 250 from Sears!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Plasma is still the best!

Thanks.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-58PE75U

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

Liked the size and read good things about Panasonic plasma's.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Size and picture quality.

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

No VGA, using DVI to HDMI now anyway.

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

PIP

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 really.

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.

Went from a Pioneer PDP5040 and am still tweaking to get the picture I like.
I'll get there.

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I just bought my third HDTV today - first one was a Toshiba RPTV, then a Panasonic TH50PX50U (sold to a friend today for $750), but today I bought a Pioneer Elite Pro110FD. I am ready to rock and roll now!!
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH42PZ77


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

Mainly Reviews


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Best? What to choose! Picture Quality, looks, everything!!


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

Only 2 HDMI ports, still waiting to fill the second with an HD-DVD player, so it wont be an issue for a long time. (I knew before hand it only had two)


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

PIP maybe? But my HD Cable box Has PIP, so once again no issue.



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

See last 2 questions.



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

Not so much a surprise, but very impressed with the picture quality



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

None!



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

Picked mine up @ Future Shop in Canada for $1695!! Well worth it considering they retail around $2200 here! And for the quality definately!



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

Excellent sound and picture quality. Give this tv a big two thumbs up! A+

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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-5080HD

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

All of the reviews, stories about it + I need 720p for Xbox 360 gaming and occasional computer use.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Great for Xbox 360 gaming. It's Huge.


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

TV Guide is annoying for me
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5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

None I can think of.

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

Allow me to edit the channel names. I.E. have channel 30.001 be named "ABC".

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

The "OMG plasma's will blind you with glare" issue is nonexistent.

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

None

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

Yes. You gotta buy what you want and have no doubts after it's all been said and done.

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

My first time buying an HDTV has been awesome. Gotta wait until dvi-hdmi cable comes in to test it out as a cpu monitor. Will test the dreaded burn-in threat with all the gaming I do.
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