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post #1921 of 2131 Old 09-11-2011, 10:36 AM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P4632C

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
This model is the Target model of the X3, and I work at Target, so my employee discount convinced me on this particular model. Room size was also a factor; the 42" would have worked, but for the extra 50 dollars...And the 50" would have been too large.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Colors, black levels, the bezel, the fact that it's actually metal on the back, having come from a 32" Samsung LCD.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
These damned break in slides, even though I know they're for the best.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I would prefer that it had the internet connectivity of the X3, but it is connected to a 360, PS3, HD DVR, and Blu-Ray Surround Setup, so they handle the interactive media quite well on their own.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
I would suggest that they make Target advertise properly...Target advertises a false 3 HDMI ports. Not a deal breaker for me as I have a splitter, but that could affect some.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How big 46" actually is.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
The plasma does not support 1080 over component, so I had to find a way to reset xbox graphics. I'd hope that it would be smart enough to downconvert, or at least tell me the issue rather than saying "No Signal"

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Left the store for $502.25 after tax...I consider it a steal.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you're considering the TV in any way, please contact me. I know there isn't very much information available online, but I love mine and it was a great decision.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 64PD7000.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Researched various models and concluded this was the best bang for the buck in large plasmas.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Colors are outstanding and very accurate, even with just basic user tweaks to general settings. Also I like that the color space and advanced settings are available to the user without having to access the service menu.

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

Apps and related interface is a little kludgy. But other than Netflix, I don't use them. Also, the plasma does not correctly pick up the side-by-side 3D signal from DirecTV, forcing me to select side-by-side every time I turn on 3D programming. Works fine with the Samsung blue ray but not on the DirecTV signal.

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

Can't think of one except maybe another 6" diagonal size for the same $$?

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

Make the plasma auto-detect the kind of 3D content and select the format automatically. Streamline app controls and usage.

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

How accurate the bright the colors were. Really so much of a better picture than LED/LCD I was shocked. This is my first plasma - I own a Sony SXRD 70-inch TV (which is still great after almost 8 years) and LCDs, but the plasma picture blows the LCD/LED's away. Wow.

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

None other than the 3D selection annoyance mentioned above.

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

My installer matched online prices so no complaints. Considering I paid 9k for the SXRD lo these many years ago this baby was a bargain!

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

I highly recommend this plasma. Great picture, very thin and looks great wall-mounted. Differences, if any, in black levels between the D7/D8 and Panasonic VT30 are impossible for my eyes to see in the real world. Great picture for the value and I would skip the D8 series unless you really need Skype on your TV.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P55ST30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Consumer Reports rated it highly, grabbed a display model on sale at Best Buy.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Great size, looks great

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
No gripes yet

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Wish the wireless was built in but the USB connection isn't that much of an issue.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Nothing right now.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The number of Vieracast features built in

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None yet but haven't had enough time to play with it yet.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I just saw that Best Buy now has them on sale for the price I payed for the display verision. Kind of a bummer but oh well.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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I just realised I never posted here when I got the new panel back in 07.

1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TH-50PH9UK (9th gen Industrial version).

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I'd had a 37" 4th gen display and really like it, I wanted something bigger. These were on sale as the 10th gens were just coming out.

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

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Its "Just" stretch mode is crappy compared to my old 37".
Its starting to show burn in.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Can't think of anything

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep making ones like this.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The crappy Just mode.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None apart from the burn in.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
They were in 07, they're even better now.
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Am I crazy for getting an old Pioneer display, that's about 5 yrs old, no tuner, no speaker, with under 2000 hrs on it, paid $750. I'm scared to death of burn in with these older sets, anyone can help me with how long I can watch a baseball game with the score box in the corner?
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1. The "Model" you have.
Tcp 42st30
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
reviews are mostly positive
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It seems dark and takes time to get used to after having lcd
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
It has everything I need
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
make something that looks a little more appealing style wise
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The picture quality on Hd and Sd is amazingly good
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Just having to keep the picture a little dim for my taste until safly broken in
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes......$569.00 at Costco......makes you want to buy a spare...lol
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.
  • Model: Panasonic TX-P50U30e
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
  • It is Plasma; Looked much better than the LCDs of similar size/price; Is full-HD. (Couldn't really find reviews of it beforehand)
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
  • The picture (but it's early days, so don't really know it yet).
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
  • It ALWAYS forgets the audio language. Use a menu, change channel, anything and it changes the ¡#&$%$! language.
  • It has a stupid, stupid, stupid mirror finish screen.
  • But it's early days so I don't really know it yet.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
  • Remembers audio language.
  • Doesn't look like a mirror.
  • More than 2 HDMI inputs
  • Web / DLNA / apps would be nice. (But it is connected to a Playon HD, and maybe later an LG Smarty.)
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about
your Plasma.
  • If I set the language to English, please leave it as English!
  • Don't make the screen look like a mirror. If I wanted a mirror I would've bought a mirror.
  • Lower power consuption would be nice.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
  • How it looks in the room (The sister-in-law will see it for the 1st time tomorrow; she doesn't know yet)
  • The mirror finish (very clever shop layout where I bought it)
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
  • The stinking audio language!!
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
  • Not really, but it cost less than an iPhone, so I guess phones are worse!
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
  • The 1st shop assistant said that if you lay it down, even temporarily, it permanantly breaks all plasmas becuase of the gas. A guy who has one said no it doesn't, but leave it standing upright for a while before you switch it on. In another store (1st didn't have stock to take) they had them on the shelf, laying down! It went in the car on its side, was driven home carefully and is OK.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Model: Samsung PN64D550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reading about it here. Price. Great promo where I bought it. 550$ rebate + 3D starter kit + Any speaker tower at half price.

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

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Some kind of AR filter

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about
your Plasma.
A lot of people have brigtness pop. I didn't see any yet but I guess it would be good to fix that.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The sheer size of it in my living room.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far except for reflection

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I hope that this TV will help me forget my 130" projection screen that I won't have anymore in 1 month.

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1. The "Model" you have.
---Panasonic 60ST30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
---Great picture SQ and anti-glare filters, better display panel, great reviews, price for size

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
---Amazing PQ, and the size is PERFECT in my room now.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
---3D, its a lame gimmick, and worrying about IR/Burn in and break in. But so far so good, just going low on settings and watching it normal.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
---More widgets, but those will come in time.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
---Make these things ready to go out of the box

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
---How light it was for a large plasma. My friends OLD panasonic 42" is MUCH heavier then this thing. How thin too, it just sits there on my stand saying "MOUNT ME TO THE WALL DAMNIT!"

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
---None so far...just got it last night

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
---Yes, I got it on sale and for only $100 more then S30, making it a great deal for me.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
---None so far. Just loving the PQ on it, coming from my 3 year old DLP, its much crisper and life like. Better stretch modes too.
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short and sweet -- PN59D8000

Sadly I missed the deal that includes the glasses and the 3D starter kit, but maybe at christmas I will splurge for a few sets....
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1. The "Model" you have.
---Pioneer Kuro KRP-500M

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
---Purchased Nov 09. Almost got Panasonic 50V10 until I saw the Pio sitting next to it for the same price. Bought and never looked back.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
---Everything you buy a plasma (consistent uniformity, (Kuro) blacks levels, wide viewing angles, great colors, great motion resolution w/o 120Hz)

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
---too small to truly be immersed for movie watching. I have a dedicated room with 5.1 surround and Mitsubishi HC4000 with 113" 2.35 CIH screen.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
--- n/a

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
--- n/a since Pioneer is out of the flat planel business.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
--- less glare than I expected and far brighter than I expected for a 'plasma.'

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
--- any mid-range plasma is still worth the price compared to a comparably priced LCD.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
--- I've been a proud Kuro owner for some time. Other than diaganal picture size, I really don't envy the newer sets that are out there now. Not into "smart TV" or 3D. 1" thin panels are nice, but I don't watch TV from the side so it really doesn't matter how thick it is. It's on my wall and it looks great.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P55GT30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
A combination of reviews and viewing the unit in the store against others

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture Quality and Black levels are exceptional

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The placement of the connectors in the back could be better, Grey side bars on 4.3 Vieiwing (I'm not sure if there's a setting to set this to black but can't find it)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
N/A as it appears to have everything I need

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Should package a set of 3D Glases with unit or at least a coupon

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How well my movies looked in me Home Theater (okay... my basement)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None (touch wood)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, price-Technology ratio is pretty good these days although there's always room for improvement

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you've been on the fence on Plasma (I was an LCD/LED or nothing man) don't be. Plasma's have come a long way and this unit has so far made me a believer.

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Best Buy today for $6xx
Panasonic p42st30
funny thing is that I only became interested in tvs this week. I starting looking into plasmas and last night my 12 year old sony xbr croaked.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65VT30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Best black level CURRENTLY on the market for a plasma, I'm NOT interested in LED/LCD due to their inherent "issues," the fact that fluctuating brightness is fixed as is fluctuating black levels.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
One sheet of glass panel/bezel, black levels are amazing, solid picture quality...

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
that it's not a 65" Kuro..

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
It's got features galore.. hard to find a tv with more features than this one.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
I would recommend they address all factory issues PRIOR to delivering them to the stores.. I know this is not always possible, but I do applaud Panasonic for issuing a fix for the fluctuating brightness and their recognition of a real problem.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That the black levels really are this good. And how heavy it is despite how thin it is.

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.
No tv is worth more than $1000 -- but it's the price you pay to live.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The fluctuating brightness issue is definitely fixed, and there are NO fluctuating black levels here, and I have no buzzing on my set except when you get within a foot of the tv. Make sure it's an August build or beyond .. PM me for more details or read more in the forums.
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1. Samsung PS43D455A2W (EU Model) / (PN43D450 US)

2. It´s cheap, great user reviews and good looking.

3. Size, great colours and good looking

4. Nothing

5. Hmm no idea

6. None

7. How great Avatar looks on this (it´s still a bad movie)

8. None

9. Yes.

10. No

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Received my new Panasonic TC-P55VT30 a couple days short of two weeks ago.

Cosmetically, I love how it looks with the single pane of glass etc.

Picture quality to my eyes is absolutely beautiful with HD content, only so-so with standard definition signals.

After exstensively researching of the "best HDTVs of 2011" (only using review info as a guide, not religion), I went into the stores near me that had sets in my price range and saw the competition side by side.

In some respects LCD/LEDs looked better than the plasmas (in the store) but I realized, as many do, that it was only due to their brightness and not any higher quality in the actual image.

I had never owned a plasma before and was skeptical due to the "CONS" that had been associated with that technology in the past.

After learning that for the most part those concerns have vanished with the advanced tech of today's plasmas, I decieded to "take the plunge" on a plasma.

My understanding is that Panasonic makes some of, if not the outright best plasmas on the market today with their only downside being a slightly higher price than their direct competitors. In spite of the higher price, I chose the 55VT30 and so far am quite happy with my decision.

These forums can sometimes be a scary place as much as they can be informative and helpful. During my research I found a lot of complaints about Panasonic plasmas and specifically my model having fluctuating black issues, poor quality control, green spots etc. but honestly I have not experienced any of those problems, at least not yet and hopefully I never will. My set has an August '11 build date and arrived in perfect condition. I did have to fiddle with the picture settings to get a better picture than out of the box but even before changing anything the picture was superb. Professional calibration should nail it down pretty tight once I have that done.

I'm not a fan of any brand inparticular, only the brand with the best possible product in a given category. The term "best" of course is highly subjective but I very happy and feel that I chose the one of the top three if not the number one HDTV on the market today. That's not to disparage any other brands or competing sets so please, no replies bashing my choice of brand, model or opinion.

Whichever HDTV brand-model you have/choose/chose, I hope you're completely satisfied for years to come.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN59D8000

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Big Upgrade from my Pioneer Elite Pro530HD Rear Projection

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Thinner edge and light up logo like the LED

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Don't know yet

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Dont have it installed yet

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.
For Sure. I paid $3500 for my Pioneer Elite 9 years ago. $1799 for this new PN59D8000 TV with the starter kit and Blue ray player.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P4632C

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
This model is the Target model of the X3, and I work at Target, so my employee discount convinced me on this particular model. Room size was also a factor; the 42" would have worked, but for the extra 50 dollars...And the 50" would have been too large.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Colors, black levels, the bezel, the fact that it's actually metal on the back, having come from a 32" Samsung LCD.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
These damned break in slides, even though I know they're for the best.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I would prefer that it had the internet connectivity of the X3, but it is connected to a 360, PS3, HD DVR, and Blu-Ray Surround Setup, so they handle the interactive media quite well on their own.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
I would suggest that they make Target advertise properly...Target advertises a false 3 HDMI ports. Not a deal breaker for me as I have a splitter, but that could affect some.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How big 46" actually is.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
The plasma does not support 1080 over component, so I had to find a way to reset xbox graphics. I'd hope that it would be smart enough to downconvert, or at least tell me the issue rather than saying "No Signal"

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Left the store for $502.25 after tax...I consider it a steal.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you're considering the TV in any way, please contact me. I know there isn't very much information available online, but I love mine and it was a great decision.


Just an FYI, this TV is now on clearance at Target. A number of people have been getting them for $299 or less. If you are in the market, may want to drop by Target soon. The item number at Target is 008-09-1246
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1. Model: I went with the Samsung PN59D8000

2. What convinced you?

It was a replacement for my SONY 36kd955xs CRT, which I loved, but failed to power on after 6 years. Reputation of plasmas to reproduce picture quality close to CRT, not a bright sunny room, 3D capability superior to LCD/LED

3. Like best? I love the PQ (approaches the CRT with far more real estate) and smart tv features

4.Don't like? I haven't found how to program the remote for my receiver - so need for multi remotes is apparent.

5. Any other feature wanted?

A way to use optionally use the set's speakers for a powered center in a 5.1/7.1 setup. (menu switching preferred to allow use as powered tv speaker or center channel unpowered)

The remote app states its just for Samsung galaxy - but it works with my Motorola Xoom. Wish the app was more full featured and allowed programming of my receiver and other components

6Advice for MANF? ..

7.Surprises? cludgy internet browser

8.Issues yet? None.

9.Price fair? yes - tried to get a match at Best Buy and they came within $100. But for this I get local takeback if needed and they delivered and setup and removed the CRT beast.

Great price on the 3d glasses compared with recent past at $29 ea

10.Anything Else? Still discovering after two days
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1. The "Model" you have.

LG 50PV350T 50" Full HD Plasma TV (2011)

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

Price and buy now pay over 2 years (PC world/curry's)

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

the size and PQ and the fact the remote syncs to my LG blu ray player

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

sight IR after playing xbox360 games (only last 2-5mins on a wash)

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

earphone jack socket

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

not all of use can have our TVs on loud at night without earphones!!! (im in a flat/apartment)

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

ive only ever had LCD 1080p tvs and was shocked at how much better blu rays looked on plasma

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

it costs alot to run (you can run it in power saver mode but that really makes the screen dim)

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

i saw my TV on the pc world website for £599 but when i got to the store they told me the websit was wrong and it should be £799 but they let me have it for the website price and gave me 2 years to pay for it!!!!! TVs keep getting cheaper and PQ keeps getting better, LG are very price friendly and looks so much better then my old 37" LCD
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TC-P55GT30

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

The picture quality and the price

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The picture quality

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

The fact that burn-in and IR can still happen. Also I wish the wireless was build-in instead coming off the supplied USB dongle. And I believe that for the amount Panasonic charges for their TV's 2 pairs of 3D glasses should have been included.

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

- Bluetooth, so I can connect BT headphones (I have small kids and I'd like to watch TV while they nap).

- Better codec support. The TV plays some video file formats and containers (from the external USB drive) but not all. Samsung and Toshiba play pretty much everything.

- Remote control with a slide out QWERTY keyboard would be nice.

- Better over-the-top app support. VieraCast has Picasa but not Flickr.


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.
How good the PQ was actually was.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None that comes to my mind right now.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have: Panasonic 55VT30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model": Overall package; PQ, viewing angle, connectivity.

3. What you like best about your Plasma: picture quality even without calibration

4. What you don't like about your Plasma: Vague manual, requiring some amount of guessing

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had: resilience to IR

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: It's big

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: not really, even though I got a good price compared to a month ago

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

Model: LG 60PV450

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

Have had LCD/LED & own a 50" 720p Panasonic plasma, so plasma was the only choice for me & bigger.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The size! Fits perfectly in my living room & picture quality is fantastic after adjusting the isf controls. The usb feature is nice for photo slideshows!

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

Nothing really, or maybe that the remote arrows are hard to get the tv to respond to unless you hit them just right but am using a Harmony remote otherwise, so no biggie. And the mirror glass is there but you don't notice it after a while.

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

Nothing. If I'd wanted a smart tv, would've bought one.

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

If by some odd chance a part is missing don't make the customer wait 2 weeks for a replacement. Offer 2nd air or overnite shipping & have csreps be more responsive over the phone other than condescending!

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

Just how big it actually is compared to the 50" it replaces! 20% is a lot! That & how heavy it is so will definitely need 2 people to lift the thing.

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

Absolutely nothing. Initially thought it had the stand body missing but I found it the next day after checking the packaging again. But the hoops I went through between the vendor & the manuf was a nightmare!

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

They charge what they think people will pay so guess it's worth it. Did a fair amount of shopping around, so think I got the best deal for the day I bought it. Considering the tv was shipped from Montana & I live in West Texas, shipping was 4 days & you can't beat that for no sales tax!

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

This may sound silly, but this tv is my pride & joy. I'm retired & spend a whole lot of time in front of a tv these days, so having optimal viewing was paramount to me & influenced my decision to go with the LG 60". That & the LG was hundreds less than a comparable Panasonic etc. For watching HD satellite programming, to sd dvds & bluray, imho it can't be beat for clarity, color reproduction, image sharpeness & picture depth! I feel almost like I just bought a Jag XJ in my fav color!!
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Just picked up a 65vt30 for the bedroom to replace a 50" Kuro.

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Just picked up a 65vt30 for the bedroom to replace a 50" Kuro.

Miss anything about the Kuro? Black's?


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I still have the Kuro just in case something goes wrong with the VT. Only have about 15 hours on it so far. It seems to lack the pop of my 5020 Kuro and blacks. This is a May build set. So far it's working fine, need to get 150 hours on it and have Dnice do a cal on it before i can really judge it.

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Just picked up a 65vt30 for the bedroom to replace a 50" Kuro.

Wow! If you have that set up in your bedroom, what the heck is in your lounge?!
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1. The "Model" you have: Panasonic TC-P50ST30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model": Overall package; PQ, viewing angle, pricing.

3. What you like best about your Plasma: picture quality!!!!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma: Nothing so far..Looks and works great. No issues as of yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had: Analog Audio out, my Audio Tuner/preamp has no digital audio inputs.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma. None.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma: How easy it is to setup and use.

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: There is no "worth it" prices as something better/cheaper is always on the horizon. That being said I am satisfied with my purchase and the deal I got on it.

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Just picked up a 65vt30 for the bedroom to replace a 50" Kuro.


lol bedroom setup
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Wow! If you have that set up in your bedroom, what the heck is in your lounge?!

A cheap 1.5 year old 720p Panny plasma.

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