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post #1741 of 2131 Old 11-29-2010, 01:54 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung PN50C8000.

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

Preferred overall color and PQ. Went shopping for LED and discovered the VT25 and plasmas in general. But, some motion shots seemed unatural to me on the Panny (esp. when viewing sports) so I bought the Sammy.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ and the ARC function.
Smoothness of motion (esp. sports).
"Just right" color.
Also, I'm looking forward to playing around with 3D (Comcast has some OnDemand).

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

That gorgeous remote is pretty much useless once you hook up to HT equipment.
Also, the set is bulkier and heavier than LED/LCD.

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

RCA analog out.
A decent multifunction remote.
An SD card slot for viewing pics from my cameras.

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

They should consider that the owner may hook up at least a Blu-Ray player and a cable or sat box. It seems like the overall feature set wasn't given much consideration.

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

No surprises... I did a lot of looking first.

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

None (yet). I can hear buzz if I put my ear right next to it but I wouldn't even have done that if I hadn't read about it first.

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

I got a good deal so I'm happy. LED sets are even more expensive so my purchase didn't seem overpriced.

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

I surprised myself when I went shopping. I started out looking for a local dimming LED set, then Panny plasma, then ended up with a Sammmy plasma. I guess the moral of the story is: take your time, look around, and play with the settings - then buy what looks good to you.
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I got my first plasma 42' Phillips 5 years ago from Sam's club, back there I paid $1450. I don't know a model, but it has the only one HDMI input, silver around. Since this I got also two different LCD, but it has lower quality picture, but at least I think this way. Too bright, a crazy bright even after adjusting setting using DVE disk.
So this past black Friday I got next my favorite TV set - Panasonic TC-P50U2. It's really next step for me in plasma world. Picture quality is better then Philips, runs cooler, 3 HDMI inputs finally(switch is gone in the past), lighter.
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Call me a dinosaur, as this is my/our FIRST high-def TV, period!

We have been watching a 32" Toshiba CRT, circa 1999, for the past eleven years so I am very excited to get the new rig up and running (am currently putting some break-in hours on it, via the D-Nice dowload...)

With that out of the way...

1. Picked up a 42" Panny S2.
2. Price was good ($599) plus we are limited in terms of space to this size (I wanted either the 46” or 50” but that will come a bit later.
3. Still running break-in slides but the picture clarity (in the stores) wins out.
4. Potential of some hassles around IR, potential for black level issues.
5. Internet connectivity, THX mode, stand that swivels (yes, I was/am pining for the G25, but budget didn’t quite allow for it).
6. While the unit is not unattractive, the Panny plasmas are a bit plain looking. These sets become a not insignificant part of one’s home, so design does matter…
7. How heavy it was!
8. None, but it’s still breaking-in.
9. Prices are very good. While lower is better, these sets really are a good value, especially on sale. My current 1999 32” CRT was also $600 back then – which helps make my point.
10. Nope, just looking forward to getting past the 100 hour mark…
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1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer Elite PRO-101FD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
It's still the best TV's (well monitor) that money can buy.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Insane Black levels compared to the other sets I have owned and the wonderful array of customization options.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I'm honestly still looking for something I don't like.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
The "get me a Beer" Feature.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Please start making Plasma's again!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Well it was more once I got the monitor ISF calabrated. I didn't think that the picture could look any better while running in Pure mode, but I was soooooo wrong!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Only that I waited so long to get it.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For the price I got it for, Absofrikenlutely

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
It's a shame that Pioneer got out of the business, but as we all know, companies are in business to make money, not lose money. Now that panny has the technology, it's going to be really exciting to see what they come out with after the VT25 series.

PRO-101FD proud owner.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65S2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Size, price and styling

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Size

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It buzzes like crazy with a high pitched tone. Gives me headaches after a few minutes of watching it. Does it on all types of program material, not just bright screens.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Better tweaking options thru the user interface without having to go into the service menu.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Some "buzz" is acceptable but this thing could be used to torture wartime MIA's. Need better QC"

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The size of the box it came in

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price was not worth the headache

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Cannot recommend this set
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN63C8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Was really looking to get a 60"+ model of the 8000 series either LED or Plasma. Couldn't beat the price i got the 63" plasma for, and to boot i got the bundle with blu ray player and 3d starter kit

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Blu ray looks ridiculously beautiful on the set, PS3, 3D, samsung apps, has pretty much everything you could ask for

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Only had it for less than 24 hours but nothing bad so far

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Love it as is

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.
I didn't get a "buzzer" set and how crisp the set is, aesthetically pleasing to look at too

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.
Im sure its not because in a few months everything will be cheaper, but cant help getting a new set

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P42G25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Best 42-inch out there and free soundbar with subwoofer with it.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture Quality.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Some buzzing and the worry about possible image retention.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More applications (last.fm) for Viera Cast.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep adding to Viera Cast. It's got great potential.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Easy to setup I guess.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far except it seems to get grainy when left on a long time during slides.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Great tv. Made some minor adjustments to THX Mode which looks pretty good to start with. Moved brightness down to 55, sharpness to 50, and color temperature to Warm 1. I definitely recommend this tv.
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help
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I want to hear from you guys about your Plasmas. This is not a "Mine is Better than Yours" thread. Be thoughtful and honest.

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

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

Dave

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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P54G20

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I don't care for the more expensive 3D offerings, and the G20/25 is one of the best 2D only performers, especially at its price. I play a lot of games, too, so I wanted a TV with great input lag, and that basically ruled out LG's products this year.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The size. I started looking at the 42", then figured I might as well go for 50" to make it worth the money to upgrade from my 32". I just happened to catch a great deal on the 54" for the 50" price, so that's what I got. I sit pretty close to it in my living room, and it has made all my media so much more engrossing. I feel like I have my own personal theater.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I can sometimes hear a faint electric whine from it (though it has lessened as I approach hour 200).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I wish it played movies at 24p. Not that I have been disappointed with the picture quality in motion thus far.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep up the good work, and make sure to keep the input lag as low as possible. That was really a make or break spec for me. I wish the ms delay was a spec posted by the manufacturer.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
I had heard the THX option was great, but it looked washed out in stores next to the vibrant LEDs. Once I got it home, though, it became clear: it's an effect similar to watching a projector in a bright room. The colors look faint and bland in a bright environment, but when the lights go out, the picture quality is unreal. I was really blown away. So happy with my purchase!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
I was hearing an annoying whine for a while there, and I was afraid I had a defective buzzing unit like I'd read about. It happened in brighter scenes, and usually with Standard Definition material, but once I did some setting adjustment (set black levels to Dark), then it has pretty much disappeared. Now it's very faint, as quiet as the humm of the PS3's fan from behind the glass enclosure of my entertainment center.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I picked up my 54" 1080p, 2nd to the top of Panasonic's line for just $999. I expect it to last me a solid 6-10 years with daily use. I think that is absolutely worth the price, especially considering the quality of my model. You could get a 50" 720p for like $500 this holiday season, so the prices are very good for the consumer.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I would whole heartedly recommend this product to anyone looking for a TV today. The bang for the buck can't be beat, and the bang is more than enough for any regular Joe who wants to play games and watch movies.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panny 54vt25

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

Previously owned a Panny 42px600u and didn't have no issues with the model, so Panasonic plasma was an obvious choice. Overall good reviews.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Good out of the box color.
1080p/24
3D.
Black bezel.
Althought not perfectly but it does 24p
Good THX mode.


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

Slow input changes.
Small flicker issues in 24p mode.


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

It already has pretty much everything I need. So I can't think of one right now.

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

3D is greatttt.

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

Slight 24p flicker.

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

I paid less for the 54" than I paid for the 42" in 2006. So I guess, yes.
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wrong thread buddy

call LG
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65VT25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Extensive research (including, but not limited by this site) and Serious picture comparison in the store. I wanted a large screen size as well which took me into the large Panny and Samsung models.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Nearly everything....Great picture, size is perfect, features and even the 3D is significantly more impressive than I thought it would be. I also must add that hhGreg made me a really sweet deal.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Fear that it will develope "rising black level" or "buzzing" or some other defect. I had the same fear 3 years ago when I jumped into my first LCD set and the "flashlights" and other issues. They never appeared after all the concern....I did purchase an extended "Performance" agreement with this new Panny so I have 5 years of minimal concern.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
This baby has it all. Maybe it would have been nice to come with a "break in" DVD or D-Nice slides.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
a. Monitor the AVS forums and respond to ALL customer concerns and resolve problems these owners report.
b. Get after all television stations to do something about their on screen logos. They need to drop them completely, have them move to different places on the screen every hour or something. Us consumers have enough "Burn in" issues to worry about...

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
As big as 65" sounds it isn't that overwhelming when the picture is beautiful.
How good Standard Definition TV looks on this model.
3D.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far.....knock, knock, knock (me knocking on my wood coffee table).

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 always felt "you can't have a big enough TV" and I feel like that was the case. I was originally scared going from 52" to 65" was going to be too big, but not the case, its awesome. My viewing distance is from 9-13 feet.
Don't be afraid to purchase a set because of a single defect. You are missing out on great video if you take every issue on various forum's to heart. 90% of the owners never visit any forum or post anything when they are satisfied with their purchase.
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Originally Posted by cheridave View Post

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

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

Tell me the following:

Thanks.

Dave


1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic 46G25

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

Reading the reviews here and at cnet...the good and the not so good. I decided that the good far outweighed the not so good.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

It's mine!!!

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

I'm just running the slides in prep for D-nice's settings and offsets, so I can't say that there is anything yet!

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

The ability to grow bigger when I turn it on.

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

KURO tech, Need I say more?

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

How nice of a package it is.

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

None yet. See answer to number 4!

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

Absolutely. Especially when the store makes a mistake on their displayed price in store and you net yourself an extra $200 off the already reduced by $200 price! Seriously. $400 off is never a bad thing!!!

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

My first plasma screen. Always admired the Pioneers but could never afford them. Had doubts about plasma as far as burn-in is concerned but they have improved over the years where that is no longer a major problem...so I took the plunge!



EDIT: Wife thinks I'm nuts because I'm running the slides, and not actually watching our brand new tv!!! That is all...

Human psychology is my domain, Home Theather is on the brain. Got milk? Hahahahaha...
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TC-P58VT25

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

Best TV of any I have taken a look at. Amazing picture quality, big screen, reliable brand. The dealer gave us a huge price reduction.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Picture quality is amazing.

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

It's not specific to the TV I have but the whole 24p judder drives me mental. I've yet to see a TV that can solve this. I have a family member who works in the film industry and he basically told me to accept it - even movies do it, we just don't notice because these days the cinematographers try really hard to avoid it. I have sensitive eyes, so when I catch it, it annoys me.

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

So far, can't complain. It's only been 3 weeks since I bought it.

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

Find a work-around for the 24p issue. I don't care if it's the "film look", it's antiquated.

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

How much better the picture quality is in my living room. Nice, dark surroundings and everything "pops" incredibly well. Also, the 3D seemed like a gimmick at first but it's really impressive. Not my thing, really, but it does the job exceptionally well.

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

The quality of the screws that hold it to the base are less than ideal. One of the screws stripped quite easily.

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

I got this for a deal and I'm sure I won't buy another TV for a decade. I'm happy.

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

Great product, I'm really happy. I think my only disappointment with the whole "1080p BluRay HD experience" is the way 24p is handled. They say most people don't even notice; I do and I don't understand why this remains the industry standard when there are (so I'm told) better options.
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1. The "Model" you have.

LG 50PK550

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

Found and open box item that was flawless. I like the deep blacks and the thin bezel.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Color reproduction, black level, excellent processing engine for smooth motion.

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

Glare. Shiny bezel. Glare. Crappy speakers. Glare.

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

Ethernet. DLNA. 5.1 output.

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

Stop making shiny bezels. Put some anti-glare coating on the screen.

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

It was flawless.

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

Some minor IR that has disappeared after break in and calibration.

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

Absolutely. It costs less than half of the 42" EDTV plasma I bought 5 years ago. It's at least 3 generations better.

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

Research your purchases first!

The sleeper must awaken.
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I purchased an panasonic p50s2. Reason for purchase was price, availability and color. I love the color and so far It has no downsides.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

LG 42" PJ350R

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

Cheapest 42" plasma when I bought it (about 3 months ago)

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The size ofcourse, going from 34" sony CRT

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

Could be better for viewing SD content.. Since we don't have HD channel in our country

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

ISF calibration (expert setting). The "R" version apparently don't have this nice feature.

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

Don't differentiate each model to each country. Pay the same/considerably higher price at some other countries but get less feature.

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

My unit been good so far despite all the problem people had in the forum, so it's quite a relieve.

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

None So far, other than slight buzzing which is not audible from watching distance.

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

Today prices has gone down quite a bit.. but other brands also has gone down even cheaper than this brand. such as panny P42a2G

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

Bang for the buck for those who just want to watch TV and not fuzz about the picture too much

Thanks.
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1. The "Model" you have?
Panasonic TC-P65VT25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"?
Best reviews on current model for 2D and 3D, wanted as big as I could for full 3D immersion

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
Picture quality and THX Mode

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
So far nothing

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had?
As long as the picture quality is good and can be calibrated, and the set is quiet, I'm happy.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma?
Include screen cleaner and instructions

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
How good it looks close up

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

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?
The 65 are still over priced, but I got a really good floor model

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
3D gaming is a beautiful thing
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1. The "Model" you have.
TC-P46S2 & TC-P42S2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price performance ratio. NeoPDP panel on entry level.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Realistic picture qualities.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
1) Panasonic could do better with the signal processing. Talking about the floating blacks. 99% of the time I don't notice it. If I go searching for it I can find it in certain scenes. 2)Why do the out-of-box settings have to be so awful? I would like more of the canned settings to be closer in behavior to the included "Cinema" mode.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Rotating pedestal. And real 24P processing.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma. Surely you can do better with signal processing, such as weaker sharpening halos, softer tone curve.

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.
Everything is worth what you are willing to pay so don't agree with the premise of the question.
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1. Panasonic TH-P42GT20Z

2. Our Rear projector tv needed replacing, so wanted a new tv, wanted a 3DTV, but the price was too high, so seen the Panasonic 42" 3DTV in our price range with a good deal, with the Panasonic Bluray 3D player( DMP-BDT100), 3 Bluray 3d movies and extra 3D glasses for around $2100 NZ dollars, so not a lot dearer then a good standard 2D tv, so made sense to get this tv.

3. For 3D, Plasma is the choice at the moment, better 3D than LCD, which I found out cannot do 1080p HD is 3D, and Panasonic make good Plasmas.

4. Cannot think of anything bad.

5. The new 42" Plasma will now do 2D-3D conversion, which seems to work good on some things, not so good in others, but a nice feature, but wished they had a switch on the glasses, save having to go into tv picture menu.

6. Nice to now feature 2d-3d conversion, but would have been nice to incude a switch on the glasses to make this feature easier and faster to use, without having to go into the menu to change it.

7. How good the black are, and colours.

8. have had some IR, but soon went after watching TV.

9. Yes well worth the price, and for a good price can get into 3DTV, just to buy the TV itself was $1800, so at this price can allow many to now get into 3DTV, great if you also have a PS3 as many games are now in 3D

10. None I can think of that I have not said.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P50S2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The word on the street about Panasonic's quality.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The 50" size. The price was okay for the cost per inch ratio. Still images are spectacular.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The phosphor lag. Very apparent, even in regular scenes, they don't need to be just high contrast scenes either. The floating blacks get to me, they kind of pulse and flash like something's wrong. I don't like the motion quality either because of the phosphor lag, smears all moving images.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
S-Video in. (Who makes a TV with composite in, but no S-Video)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Fix the phosphor lag! Just delay the blue phosphor or something. Also fix the flashing/pulsing "floating blacks".

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The phosphor lag. It stuck out like sore thumb the instant I turned it on. My first plasma and what do you know, "surprise" you have smeared moving images.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Phosphor lag and floating/flashing/pulsing blacks with only 6 weeks of ownership.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Worth it for this TV? No. For the price I paid I expected to at least have a stable and clear TV. Not something that's so visually crippled. It boggles the mind in thinking how many TVs are being sold that have visual problems today. CPUs on the other hand either work or, rarely, they don't when you purchase them brand new. The amount of technology that goes into manufacturing a computer CPU is amazing, and they just work, perfectly as designed. A TV gets designed, manufactured, and purchased. But has problems, and the manufacturers keep making the same mistakes every year. Because there will always be a sucker to purchase any TV on the store shelf.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Since every TV has problems, maybe I should just stick with a radio.
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1. The "Model" you have?
Panasonic TC-P58S2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"?
Good, base model--no crapware included. Panansonic's reputation. Price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
Great picture.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
No (analog) audio out, just a toslink output. I have wireless headphones for my Dad (hearing problems), and I have to hook them up to my Benchmark DAC1 headphone out. A headphone jack or RCA analog out would have worked better for this application.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had?
See #4.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma?
See #4.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
The quality of the picture, and no buzzing or any other problems. Ease of calibration.

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

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?
Oh yeah, $1099 for 58" plasma--that's a no brainer.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Very pleased and pleasantly surprised with this TV. I wasn't expecting this much quality for the price.

The pic doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea:
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1. The "Model" you have?
Panasonic TC-P65VT25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"?
Full 3D immersion, Big Size

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
Picture Quality

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
Too many options, Holy Hell, the TV has so many Variables to adjust, it is like a mix & match and see what happen scenarios

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had?
Built-In Wifi (Not complaining, just would have been awesome)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma?
Keep being Panasonic and make amazing TV's, could have thrown in 2-3 micro-fiber cloths, for cleaning etc.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
How good Avatar 3D looks

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma?
Nothing (8 hours old, lol), and nothing will happen

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?
It's an investment, + this TV is future-proofed, so in 5+ years it will start looking "old"

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
3D gaming is crazy, I tried demos at kiosks, but when @ home, relaxed on your comfy Sofa, it''s pure bliss

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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT25 50-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Several reasons. I wanted a decent sized 3D capable plasma. I wanted decent quality. I didn't want to spend a fortune. And most importantly, it went on sale today at Fry's for a really good price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Versatility. I'm hoping it will do 3D, 2D, movies, and games reasonably well.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing yet. Just got it unboxed today.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I wish it had 802.11n support without having to shell out another $100 for the dongle, but I'll be running a network cable to the TV soon enough so no big deal.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
I with the extra connections on the side weren't so close to the edge. If I use any of them, I'll have some cable management problems keeping them out of sight.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
No surprises.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Considering the set we had when I was a kid that probably cost as much or more in 1960's dollars....yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
None.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT25 50-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Got in on the deal by purchasing an S2 in hopes of getting the GT25. Jackpot!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Bigger than the 27" CRT I had, oh an the HD looked alot better. Just got Netflix, it can stream it directly. Picture looks great on it.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Cant really complain about it.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Glass Free 3D so I dont have to buy em..

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Brownish bezel?? really? full glossy black woulda been just perfect. At least the room it's in is dark all the time so I cant notice.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
OH MY!! this thing can do 3D!, I didn't even order a 3D.

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.
Yup.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
No.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65S2

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Size

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Not sure yet

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
3D, thinner, nicer bezel

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.
none really

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Paid $1450 after taxes new from Sears so I can't complain

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
looking forward to testing the baby out
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN63C590

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Size

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Being Delivered today!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Just what the Doctor ordered

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

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

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Paid $1920 Plus Ext. Warranty from Electrozone.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Can't wait to turn this baby on!
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. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN63C590

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Awesome picture quality and size.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
So far so good...
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Happy with the current specs.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
The remote could be designed better.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How nice the picture is and how huge this thing is!!!
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Nothing as of yet.
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Great bang for your buck given how large a panel you can get.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
PS3 games look incredible on this!!!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P42U2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
It was $298 shipped on Black Friday.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
At night it turns my room into a cinema. And that's just the 1080i cable. I have to see 1080P HD-DVD Blu-ray. And football/hockey games are so fluid compared to my brother's LCD.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I'm having issues connecting it to my PC. DVI to HDMI-in just isn't working. Maybe it's the cable though.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Just one DVI in for the PC, but that's not a big deal I guess. Whenever I upgrade my graphics I'll be able to use one of the 10 HDMI cables I ordered to hook it up.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The size. I was used to looking at 20'' PC LCD so it looked enormous.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None of yet. Some HD channels scramble and go black, but that seems to be an issue with my cable box as opposed to the TV itself.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes. The price I paid would still be worth it 1 year from now.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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I just purchased a Panasonic TC-P58S2 and I love it. It is installed in my main home theater in the basement (no windows) and we watched Avatar as the first movie. Just awesome. I was going to wait for the 2011 units, but this was a great deal. Already have netflix and was not interested in 3D so this set was the perfect match.
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