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post #991 of 2159 Old 05-04-2008, 12:55 AM
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-5080HD.

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

The reviews, and all the raves on this forum. I realized that I'd bought my previous TV in 1992, and while I don't know if my 5080 will last that sixteen years, I figured that a high-end model would keep me satisfied for longer.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The picture quality is fabulous, hypnotic.

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

The power consumption.

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

It's hard to think of anything. It might be nice if the closed-captioning could be activated without having to navigate the menus. Clearly I'm straining to come up with one.

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

Make the default calibration appropriate for home viewing. Make a separate "showroom bright" setting for the salespeople to use.

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

How much betters DVDs look over component inputs as compared to S-Video (which was the best my previous TV could accept). Perhaps the Pioneer can upscale over component inputs better than it can over S-Video?

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

Nothing that qualifies as a problem. (One thing I've noticed is that, when watching letterboxed material in Zoom mode, it looks like the edges of the image are cut off. Is this a result of overscan?)

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

When I first started shopping for an HDTV, I wasn't sure. But then I thought about how much a desktop computer usually costs, and how long they usually last. A big-screen plasma doesn't seem so expensive by comparison.
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1. The "Model" you have.

LG 50PG6000.

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

After much deliberation between LCD's and Plasmas I decided on Plasmas, was gonna go for a cheaper option of a
Samsung 50" (the older series not the new ones coming out) but then I thought what the hell you only live once and went for the new LG which sounded great from some of the reviews I read about it, looks sweet too!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The whole schebang

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

Potential burn in and the 200 hour run in time, specifically for my model dust sticks to it like whatsit to a whasit. Nothing else as yet but only had it only a week so something may crop up

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

1080p but then I havent got a PS3, just a 360 so no prob there, and I just love its SD picture so 1080p wouldnt be as good for SD, so it has pros and cons.

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

Give detailed info about avoided screen burn, ie run in time, use zoom features, how to use anti burn tech etc, all in front of manual in big bold letters.

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

How good the Standard def was, wowsers it almost looks like High def and I is not kidding thee! Although snooker and footy isnt as good as films and tv progs but hey still darn good for a 50incer at 8 feet away!

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

Nothing major as yet "TOUCH WOOD!!". The dust issue again, getting VGA input to map properly although I think this is a common and unavoidable issue. Its a big lump and is a pain to move about, ruuning in time for Plasma to avoid burn.

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

Yes I think so, mine was a grand but its a well nice piece of kit and will hopefully last me for some years to come and will give me great pleasure playing Halo 3 online and some tomb raider Plus cant wait to watch some sweet sci fi films on it too! What with real life inflation going through the roof at the mo the prices on offfer for the technology is simply superb.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Im worried about burn but I decided on a Plasma as they have more life to the picture than the LCD's in my opinion and you can get bigger screens at cheaper prices too which is a big plus. I dont mind looking after it a bit more than an LCD if I can enjoy better quality pics. I will run in my plasma for 200hours minimum before playing my 360 on it and Ive turned on orbiter function and will use the white wash if needed. When I do start playing the 360 I will set lower brightness and contrast and will zoom in sometimes to alter any HUD positions on the screen, all this will hopefully prevent screen burn, if it doesnt I may well cry and bring up a little bit of sick...
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1. LG 50PG20
2. pricing, research, recommendations
3. picture quality, size fits the room well
4. nothing
5. one additional HDMI
6. make remote backlit
7. picture quality was better than I thought, and the size
8. none so far
9. They are getting better. This cost less than I expected it would.
10. The picture quality from air HD broadcasts is stunning. I use a
Philips upconverting DVD player and DVDs also look quite good. There is
note much difference in quality between the HDMI and component video
from DVD.
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1. Pioneer Kuro PDP-5010FD 50" 1080p

2. PQ, Black Level, asthetics, features

3. PQ/Black Level

4. Occasionally I can hear buzz. That's about it.

5. Network input

6. Supply stand that is adjustable "down" so if you don't want to use the speaker you can hide the chicken legs.

7. How amazing the calibrated PQ is and how deep the blacks are

8. None so far except occasional buzz during quiet scenes.

9. Yes but it's expensive. However I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for."

10. Don't worry about break-in. Just put the set on modest settings for the first 200 hours. D-Nice's settings are magical.

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1. The "Model" you have.
pn42a450

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
playin call of duty4 online

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
the blue light at the bottom of the tv

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
not so much the plasma as the remote its kind of cheap and one with light would be nice

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
how much bigger my tv is than my old 20" tv

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none exept a light buzzing when there is a lot of red on the screen

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
hell yeah!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pani TH-42PH10UKA

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
overall quality and "value". This pup was just $1100 including shipping and wall mount.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
sharpness and color accuracy

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Black levels are pretty mediocre. Granted, better than my 7 series Pani but nevertheless somewhat disappointing.

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma. Black levels are still relatively mediocre.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
No "problems" per se.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
yes
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-50PX75U

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

Price, Rich Bright PQ that stood above LG, Samsung 720p

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Contrast Levels

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

Some video noise, very very slight

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

Its got everything I need.

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

Swivel Stand

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

That its looks 2X better after a few hundred hours

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

None.

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

Everything but the high price LCDs no value

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

None

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Panny 58PZ700U
Panny BD30 Blu-Ray
DirecTV HD-DVR
Xbox360 Elite
Monster HTS3600
Polk RTI12 Towers
Polk CSi5 Center
Sanus VMDD26 Mount
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All equipment is in the master closet which is directly behind the TV wall. I just need to wait for my center channel stand to arrive =)









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1. The "Model" you have.

Fujitsu P50HXA30

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

PQ and quality.Did not want to always look to next years model.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ on Blu-ray and cable 1080i

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

It is not an Aviamo.

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

Another HDMI

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

see #5

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma. How after all these years,it has been trouble free
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.

Do not worry so much about all the latest numbers.Concentrate on PQ not1080p vs 720p.


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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-6010FD

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

I made the mistake of purchasing a >$3k LCD TV based on how it looked in the store, and was disappointed with its performance at home. After more research and reading AVS forum, I decided I wanted to make sure the 2nd time around, so I went with the expensive Plasma.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Overall PQ is amazing, deep blacks, and awesome motion handling on sports (one of my big issues with the LCD.)

Also does 3:3 pulldown (72Hz) for 24fps movies.

The burn-in reduction features are also nice - pixel orbiting, auto-side bars, auto picture resizing, turns off screen if it detects a still image for too long, etc.

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

The stand is kind of cheesy, but I plan to mount it so no big deal. Not fond of the detachable speaker setup, but that does work great for people who just want a display panel only.

My Dish VIP622 DVR will not sync up via HDMI; I think this is the "fault" of the DVR as my PS2 does sync fine; but basically I don't think much of HDMI, specifically HDCP to begin with.

Aside from these minor issues, nothing else so far.

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

I would like the TV to display the input resolution and frequency when "display" is pressed, but it does not. It displays the resolution only.

I'm hard-pressed to think of anything else.

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

Give me my feature above via firmware update. Lower the price a bit!

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

How much better it looked on sports than the LCD, and how much better it looked from an angle.

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

None, aside from my DVR not syncing via HDMI, and I think that's the DVR's issue.

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

Hmm, not sure on that one. I do think the set is awesome, but a bit too expensive.

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

If you watch sports, or sit at any angle at all to your TV, do yourself a favor and ignore the salesman in the store pushing LCD, and spouting FUD about Plasma - you want PLASMA, not LCD. It's just amazing the difference watching basketball for example, and I had a new LCD with "supposed" good response times. It looked horrible compared to the Plasma.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP-4280HD

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

1. The reviews on this site.
2. The reviews from other sites.
3. I got a good deal on one.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Picture quality is outstanding.

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

No 1080p

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

1080p

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

Demo mode

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

How light it was

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

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

This is the first TV I have ever purchased
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN-50A550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
1080P Plasma!! Full HD via VGA. Scads of picture controls (Love It!), 36 month interest free at BestBuy

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Gorgeous picture even with SD cable, seems to upscale SD MUCH better that LCD. The JustScan image setting works great! USB interface (hooked up a card reader, now can throw any storage cards in and watch my pics in gorgeous resolution!!)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Shiny plastic bezel attracts every dog hair in my house!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Clear CC background. Universal remote. 4th HDMI

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.Hot button for PIP, see #5.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How well it renders SD material. How absolutely awe inspiring it looks in HD! (even with Comcast's compressed HD - damn you Comcast!! QUIT IT!)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Nothing yet - 9 days in

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
This TV would have cost double or triple a few years ago and the picture is excellent. (3 yrs no interest helps!) Hoping the reliablility will be as good as the 13 yr old JVC CRT it replaced, which never hiccuped.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Get one! NOW!!

Mike
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1. The "Model" you have.

Hitachi 42PD9800TA

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

PQ, cosmetics, price

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ on SD & HD channels, Sound Quality

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

Blacks could be deeper

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

Free ISF calibration

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

Improve on the blacks

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

It's huge for my condo and how good the PQ is even without calibration

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

None.

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

Yes, but I got it directly from the supplier

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

Hitachis make some really good plasmas for the money. All it's missing is an ISF calibration service like the Pioneers.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer Elite Pro 1150HD

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

Seeing it on display, natural PQ

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Of course the HD is great, but SD is very good on this set

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

Nothing so far

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

A way to travel to the future for football season

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

Fix the TV guide feature before you put it out for purchase

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

The manufacture date, bought it May 16, made in Sept 2007

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

12 blue lights associated with tv guide feature

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

At the price I got it for, yes

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

This tv has surpassed my expectations and what I saw in the store

To fight the horde....
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1. The "Model" you have.
* Panasonic TH-42PX80U. (720p)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
* The combination of reviews in this thread,
* the possible downside of LCD ghosting,
* anything larger would be too large for the room,
* the 720/1080p difference on a 42” is supposed to be imperceptible,
* and the free installation for Panasonics.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
* It has an ATSC tuner, which pretty much works with my old large TV antenna and coax.
* Turns out, I like HD!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
* Power cord is too short for mounting mid-wall height.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
* Haven’t yet found a way for aspect ratio to change automatically for each channel / function.
* An HD15 computer input (which my 20” HD Insignia has!)
* A procedure for calibration (thanks for this forum)
* Component output to record … the TV is the only HD tuner I have, and recording through composite is “eh”.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
* Don’t bother trying to push the Viera (pay for) SD photo wallpaper aspect … of course people will just use their own pictures or wallpaper gotten online. What a silly feature. I hope I didn’t pay more for that!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
* How many channels I get through antenna.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
* So far, none.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
* This is the first main TV I’ve ever bought, and I might have buyer’s justification syndrome, but it seems that it was worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
* I really had to read both this TV’s manual, and my old DVD player/recorder manual, to get the most out of them. My DVD player is not an upscaler, but was not set for progressive scan, nor for uncompressed 24/96 sound.
* Do your research on mounts. If you must have inexpensive, or if you need an articulated mount that extends any real distance (more than 18”), be sure to buy from a better known manufacturer, nothing chinszy.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50A450

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Color accuracy, handling of 1080i film material, VGA port.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
That I can hook anything up to it. Styling, size (read: width and depth), it's plasma! and picture quality.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Almost nothing, have seen some green phosphors but minimal. Sometimes I swear I see cabling noise or some kind of noise but not very often and most people don't notice. speakers are weak but acceptable for built in. Remote and menu could be more intuitive or easy to navigate. Every once in a while it does not deinterlace properly.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I wish I could manually name the input ports instead of choose from their predefined names. It would be nice if the USB port handled pictures. Not a big deal b/c there are millions of ways to do that. 1080P would be cool,but once again, not a big deal since my viewing distance and material would show negligible difference. A way to adjust overscan without calling a technician but again, not a big deal since I will be able to do that once I get my HTPC set up. 120hz would be nice, slow pans on movies are too juddery for my taste, most people would never notice though.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
The menus could be less clumsy.


7. What was your biggest "SurpriseS" after you received your Plasma.
The digital and NTSC tuner are MILES better than the tuner I have for my PC (Pinnacle USB), picking up many more stations.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Not sure if it's my source or cabling but audio sometimes got static'y' and dropped coming from my dreamcast. Certain frequencies seemed to distort. Once again, most likely this is the source (yet it was fine on my 4:3 SD TV last week) my Sega Saturn has nasty artifacts every 5 or 10 seconds using a composite input (does it on side and rear).

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Well, since I bought one, yes. When the huge floor standing big screens came out 10 or 15 or maybe even 20 years ago, they were NTSC, rear projection and $5000 and crap. $1300 for a 50" plasma, too darn nice to pass up.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I have had the TV for 24 hours but here goes: VGA port works great and has more adjustability than I expected. The component ports can also accept composite input. That SD really is pretty nice at a proper distance. It's really not obtrusive. It's just gorgeous, off and on. Speakers really aren't too bad at low levels. I LOVE that I can see, hear and understand MUCH better what the director of a movie intended, making movies, funnier, more touching and more exciting. I have had NO image retention that I could discern with normal viewing. I have been careful but I have watched SD programmig with the barn doors (not stretched), played by XBOX with component video, played videogames over the VGA port in 4:3 and accidentally had the contrast way up, still learning the menus.

I'll add more as I think of it.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-42PZ80U

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

Wanted a nice 1080p plasma which was bigger than current 37" tv. Chose the 80U over the 85U because it was cheaper and has the same PQ.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Black level and color vibrancy and accuracy... all tied.

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

Not enough options to adjust picture. Can't add overscan so my PS2 output fills the screen (guess I should get a PS3 ). Currently having some issues with the set not turning on when it's turned off of particular inputs. Get 10 blinks, have to reset the TV, unplug the device, turn TV on and plug device back in.

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

Ability to adjust screen position and amount of overscan. Also to be able to give inputs custom names.

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


Keep up the good work, but give customers more control.

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

The AMAZING picture quality! WOW!

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

See blinking issue above.

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

For Panny plasmas? Definitely, especially since I got employee pricing.

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

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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer Kuro PDP-5080HD

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

Price, Picture, Reviews.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The picture is just incredible. I've been installing HDTV's for 6+ years and this is by far one of the best pictures I've ever seen. Fujitsu was the only comparable set I've come across. The colors, clarity and blacks are just jaw dropping. My wife was blown away when I set the TV up yesterday and put Discovery HD Theater on the TV. Can't be happier.

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

Nothing.

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

It has everything but 1080p but doesn't need it. The picture is fantastic.

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

Quicker break-in period. (wishful thinking)

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

The sound bar. I'm saving up for my speaker and receiver system and will be using the sound bar that came with the TV for awhile. The sound is way better than I thought. Not anything that will blow your face off but very good.

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

None.

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

Every penny.

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

Don't read too much into all the opinions and threads that are started about comparing TV's and which one is better than the other. Remember everyone has different taste and viewing pleasure. I will swear by this TV but its not for everyone.
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I have a Viore 42" Plasma and there is no place to get service for it. Wal-mart sold them and no longer carrys them (go figure). They put the worst plasma on the market out and now no one sells it or act if there is no such thing. If you've got one and it's still under warranty TAKE IT BACK NOW!!!!! I had mine since Thanksgiving of 06. A year and a half and now the picture is gone and the service center that looked at it said it would cost at lease half of the price I paid for it ($1000) to maybe make it work. The rear end is full of high voltage lines instead of the minimun voltage lines and a logistical nightmare.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Vizio JV50P

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

Integrated 5.1 Surround Sound with 5.8gHz Wireless Rear Channels

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Wireless Surround

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

No S-Video and slow power on sequence.

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

More Optical Inputs

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

More optical inputs

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

Initial 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.

Yes

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

Nice clean install.
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1. The "Model" you have.
TH-65PF10UK

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Was looking at the TH-65PZ750U (consumer model), but it was hard to find. Roman from Clarity convinced me to go with this one. It has more setting adjustments to allow for finer tuning and it has a higher contrast ratio than the consumer model. I really wanted something 60"+.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Size & PQ

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Being that it is a pro-model, it doesn't have a TV tuner or speakers, also lacking composite and S-Video inputs, but my AVR covers that because it will output any video through its component. Also, the component is BNC connection (not RCA) so I needed to buy adapters (about $0.50 at monoprice.com).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Haven't played with it enough yet to decide...probably those mentioned in the "what I don't like" section. It might be nice to have some front A/V inputs as well.

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.
Dual Picture mode works with any two sources (does not require one to be a tuner input) and its ability to configure it pretty much any way that I want.

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


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
...I think it's a bit pricey, but if not everyone buys them, the prices will remain high. Why doesn't everyone want a 65" plasma???

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TH-42PX80U

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

Best Bang for the Buck!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.


Awesome PQ, Black levels and Awesome Design.

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

Its Not a Kuro

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

Absolute Black

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

Nothing, for the Price nothing beats this Panny.

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


How amazing the PQ was especially over LCDs.

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

Some Fringing and Dithering but only at 1ft away so doesnt bother me at my viewing or anys distance.

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


For Sure!

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

No IR or Burn-in, PLASMA is the way to go!
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1. Pioneer Elite PRO-1150HD

2. The depth or 3D quality to the picture.

3. It's physically beautiful and the PQ is breathtaking.

4. I wish IR wasn't even an issue. I know it's not a big one anymore and I'm not going to worry about it, but I really wish IR didn't exist so I wouldn't even have to give it a thought.

5. 1080p, I guess. Not that I need it or miss it, but it's the only thing this TV doesn't have so I guess it's the best answer here.

6. I'd add RCA jacks to the right and left side and then to the speakers so you can plug the removable speakers in with short audio cables. The standard speaker wire hookup looks sort of chinsy, but I'll get over it.

7. The size. It didn't look this big in the store.

8. None, but I've only had it a day.

9. For the price I paid? Heck yeah.

10. I love the XBR's and was intending to buy one if I ever bought a flat-screen. Then I saw the Pioneers. The XBR's have a crystal clear picture and they are beautiful, but the picture is flat (as in 2D) and almost "brittle" looking. The plasmas in general--and Pioneers in particular--have a depth to the image that the LCD's didn't. I'd still love an XBR somewhere in the house, but since I only have one "somewhere" for big HDTV I went with my favorite--the Pioneer.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN58A550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Great value and No Payment/No Interest for 12 months from Amazon. Could not wait any longer for the 9th generation Pioneer but also felt it wasn't worth spending an additional $1500.00 just get get deeper blacks. I had enough money to buy a PS3 for Blu-Ray and a new sound system.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Black bezel, good range of picture adjustment, very acceptable black levels, very good picture quality. No buzzing noise at all!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Anti-glare filter isn't the best during the day time. Does produce noticeable heat. TV speakers aren't the best but I have a home theater setup with an Onkyo AVR.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Ultra filter-bright which the 6 series has. The 5 Series only has Filter-Bright.

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

None at this time.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How huge it was in my living room and almost regret buying a 58in plasma and thought I should have gotten a 50in. In the end the 58in worked out great! Very heavy. Took 4 guys including me to mount it.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Some static images will produce IR but will go away pretty quickly with a DVD burn in disc or using the TVs burn in features.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For this HDTV.. YES! I bought a 52in Sony projector TV back in 1997 for $4500.00!


Samsung PN58A550
Onkyo TX-SR705
PS3 for Blu-Ray
Xbox 360 for gaming
BIC Acoustech Home Theater System
Salamander Synergy A/V Cabinet

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just got the set this morning....

1. Samsung PN50A550

2. seemed to handle motion significantly better than Panny 85u, which was target TV at first.

3. right now everything is great, it's only 4 hours old out of the box.

4. looks fine to me, the mrs (graphic designer) says the greens are a bit too much.

5. i would like to have a programmed setting to view some channels at 4:3 and some at 16:9 since they are broadcast at those ratios

6. kinda hot compared to panasonic.

7. how great it looks out of the box, compared to what i saw at the store on display.

8. none so far.

9. i could always go for cheaper, but we got this on sale, so i can't complain.

10. i hear taht samsung life isn't the greatest...
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-50PX85U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
It was a "no brainer" after comparing comparable models at this price point.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Unbelievable PQ without needing much adjustment of the settings. True black levels and awesome picture clarity, even in SD.

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

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

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 well effective the anti-glare screen worked.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Not enough sleep, from watching it all the time!!!

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This model is by far the best unit I could find for this price point. Stop looking and get one TODAY!
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1. Sammsung PN42A450

2. Saw the 410 series at walmart and the 450 was the same price at Best buy

3. picture quality

4. the weight difference from lcd

5. 1080p just because I know I don't have it LOL.

6. Samsung says you do not need to break in the Plasma, but maybe they should say you do.

7. the picture difference from my LCD.

8. none so far got it yesterday.

9. yes, I paid 797 for my 42 plasma.

10. I was always against plasma unitl I was at walmart and say the 410 Sammy. I was amazed at the picture and I decided to give plasma a chance and I am glad I did.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50A550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Arguably the best performance for the price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality and sleek gloss black bezel.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Slight buzzing noise and input signal change popups.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
universal remote, 24hz playback, blacks comparable to the Panasonic 85U, THX certification (mode).


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
cant really think of anything right now

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
its quite heavy and delicate

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
IR is an issue, the slight buzzing gets annoying in a quite room and I think my TV is tilting down on the left side a little...

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Definitely! Only in this day and age can you get a really good 42" 1080p plasma for $1100. The prices of good LCD's are still a bit high though.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
My uncle was wall mounting his new Plasma and he accidentally dropped it which caused the neon and xenon gases that escaped from the cracked gas to saturate every cell of his body. The phosphors from the broken glass bonded with his outer epidermal layer which gave him the ability to light up any part of his body. He is now Plasma-Man....
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50A550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Arguably the best performance for the price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality and sleek gloss black bezel.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Slight buzzing noise and input signal change popups.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
universal remote, 24hz playback, blacks comparable to the Panasonic 85U, THX certification (mode).


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
cant really think of anything right now

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
its quite heavy and delicate

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
IR is an issue, the slight buzzing gets annoying in a quite room and I think my TV is tilting down on the left side a little...

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Definitely! Only in this day and age can you get a really good 42" 1080p plasma for $1100. The prices of good LCD's are still a bit high though.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
My uncle was wall mounting his new Plasma and he accidentally dropped it which caused the neon and xenon gases that escaped from the cracked gas to saturate every cell of his body. The phosphors from the broken glass bonded with his outer epidermal layer which gave him the ability to light up any part of his body. He is now Plasma-Man....

Very Funny!!
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1. The "Model" you have.
panasonic TH-PZ700U (purchased 6 months ago) so not that new

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
4 good speakers for a 42 inch size(didn't know if i had budget for surround any time soon)

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
black levels and angle viewing(from kitchen)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
only 2 hdmi

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
nothing really

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
put in more hdmi ports

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
it's a dust magnet

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
yes definatly. still have a 36" sony xbr tube TV. that cost 2500 vs 1400 for this one.

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

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