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post #2041 of 2131 Old 03-13-2012, 03:46 AM
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1. The "Model" you have.
TC-P50ST50

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Pure advertising and the ST30 deals
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It is pretty.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
not certain yet..
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
if it grew a little.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Include the 3D glasses.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
What an improvement over LCD.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes. Can't beat the closeout deals, which ultimately suck you into the latest models.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- Thanks to this forum and members for providing an abundance of information. Having a break-in procedure , known previous model issues, settings already for the ST50 etc. It made my head hurt sometimes as I previously only had LCD panels, but ultimately I just went for what I wanted.
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Mbryanr, first off congratulations for your set!After break-in pls upload some photos/video with the tv playing some HD content.Thank you!
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Will do...won't be able to make a vid until the week-end though. Busy Thursday/Friday.
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1. The "Model" you have:
PN59D550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews and style of the tv.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Great PQ, black levels, bright display, pixel shift

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Screen glare but I knew that, blinds are doing their job.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture"
Besides Including the 3D glasses and adding an AR filter(wich I know is not very common in this price range).

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Picture quality over my existing toshiba LCD, depth is very impressive, I didn't know what I was missing

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, I thought I could never afford a TV this big

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I was on the fence about getting a plasma for almost a year. I encourage others that are in the same boat I was to take the plunge, you will not be disappointed.

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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65VT30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I've been looking for a 65"+ plasma for some time now that would not be in the 5 figure range. When we didn't hear of any plans for a 65"+ model below 5 figures coming out in 2012, I figured I might as well move forward and buy a 65" now.

Extensive research here helped me make the decision. Factors included; image quality, price, brand.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality is just what I was looking for. Over the past couple months of researching my wife and I were trying to convince ourselves to purchase the Sharp 80" LCD. We simply couldn't get comfortable with the image shortcomings that were important to us through LCD technology. The PQ of a high quality plasma captured us.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Having to be gentle with the unit when it's first purchased. You can argue that it's much like speakers - over time they break in and perform even better. I enjoy plasma technology (this is my third), but it's unfortunate I have to wait for the day I can do what I do with my 8+ year old PWD6UY...leave static images on it without any thought.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
An extra 15" diagonal.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Ship all 3D tv's with at least 2 sets of glasses.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The size of the unit in my house. In all the showrooms I'd seen it in, it didn't appear all that large. In the house it really sticks out. Not in a bad way - but even when off it's the focal point of the room. We're looking to see if can adjust our family room so it doesn't look like a big tv with a room stuck on it.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For the majority of the units 65" and below, yes. Once you get above that size, plasma has to become more competitive in the pricing structure. Plasma technology came very close to losing me as a customer because size was important to me and my wife.

We're not looking for a TV to wow people because of it's size, we want a TV that will provide us both the immersion factor of going to a movie AND the ability to use it on day-to-day viewing, like snapping it on so our kid can watch 10 minutes of a show, or checking the news quickly, etc.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN64D550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
My 7yr old DLP Blew It's 4th Bulb and the price was right - closing out 2011 model pricing - Don't give a rats arse on the smart TV features coming out since it's all available in my TiVo HD's, PS3 and HTPC

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Awesome Blacks and 3D

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Can't put my center speaker on top of it like I did my DLP

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Has all the features I wanted

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Put the 'video source' in the main menu as well has the source button

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How much heat it put off

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
After 2hrs I heard a pop and then a horizontal white line 5" thick at about 8" below the top of the screen appeared - took the unit back and swapped it for another one (same make and model)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
$1899 for a 64" Active 3D Plasma I think is well worth it - Now $2699 MSRP wouldn't have been worth it for me.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
A bit of a glare during the brightest part of the day since it's a very shiny glass screen, this could be an issue for rooms which let in a lot of light from outside especially if the windows are behind where you sit while you're watching the TV. Full calibration features of the higher end Sammy Plasma's are achievable in the D550 through the service menu why pay more?
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@c1courtney

Pretty awesome PQ on the D550, and everyone says that it will just get better after 100-200hrs. I have like maybe 30hrs and the set looks great right now

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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PS64D8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Size/Deal

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The Black levels and the colors are amazing!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The flickering when connected to the PC and the complicated menus

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Detailed description of the options, higher refresh rate!

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Detailed description of the options, higher refresh rate!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The sheer size!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
The flickering is very annoying when used as a Desktop PC

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Still to expensive!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I would have like a black bezel on it, also i hope i don't have to return it because it cannot be used as a monitor...
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PS64D8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Size/Deal

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The flickering when connected to the PC and the complicated menus

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Detailed description of the options, higher refresh rate!

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Detailed description of the options, higher refresh rate!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
The flickering is very annoying when used as a Desktop PC

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
i hope i don't have to return it because it cannot be used as a monitor...

Hi,

You can solve the flickering & refresh rate problem by just adding a HDMI type graphic card with 1GB Ram that supports 1080 resolution for your pc.And change the OS to Windows 7.But you computer must be at least Pentium D class with 2.6GHZ having about 1GB or more system Ram power.
I have connected my PC to my panasonic plasma 50 inches through HDMI connection and the clarity is amazing.

Here's a clip as to how its works,And kindly bear with the picture quality..
And you can see even the settings of the graphic card in there.

http://youtu.be/Lp2seffGVJQ

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1. The "Model" you have.

LG 50PA6500 50"

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

Price ($745), value, overall performance


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Looks GREAT, quiet, great blacks, depth, lots of color adjustments

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

Like all (?) flat panels, the sound could be better, but I'm coming from an old projection TV that had a nice speaker cabinet. Easily remedied and nothing I expect from a flat panel.

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

None.

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

Nothing yet - fingers crossed it lasts forever! (or close to it)

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

I LOVE it! After reading so many reviews, I was expecting to not like it or for it to have a problem. But that's the problem with reviews, you're really only getting a very small sampling of buyers. I also thought the glare was going to be much worse.

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

Nothing yet - fingers crossed it lasts forever! (or close to it)

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

Maybe - 15 years ago $800 might have bought me a 32" CRT - now I have a 50" plasma. But that CRT would still be running today - more mature technology than plasma, but if I'm spending big $$ I want it to last - sometimes hard to believe how fast new stuff burns out.

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

Don't get too caught up in reviews and comparing in the store. Yeah, make sure there aren't 1000 reviews that say it blows up, and definitely go to look at it in person, but don't forget that in the end you'll only have 1 TV in your room, not others to compare it to constantly. ENJOY!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TX-P42ST33E
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The 46" GW30 wasn't available nearby and the ST33 was cheaper

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Settings for calibration burried in Service Mode.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Calibration settings accessible as seperate profile, like the 'better' models.

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

Why not offer a 'plain' Plasma without all the bells 'n whistle like Viera Link / -Cast? Now I pay for features I don't need. I use it as a monitor, hooked to my AV Receiver. TV / Movies is all done by my HTPC. I don't even need built-in speakers.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The picture in relation to my 5 year old HD Ready Plasma
Now I have to watch all my BDs again.

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

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
It's a decend (3D) Plasma for the price, ideal for every day use. If you don't care about 3D like me, it's fine, since there are no glasses included.

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Hi all, got a new plasma, so I thought the best place to post would be in got a new plasma thread! It's a panny 2012 model, TC-P5ST50. So far my feelings are mixed, what I really need are some "best settings" for this tv. Cable looked really bad at first but looks better now after tweaking some things, it is still the worst looking of anything though, and at first the motion looked off, almost like it was skipping. Dark scenes or dark areas of a scene are horrible, a lot of noise (pixelation), hoping settings can fix this. So far I've only seen that while on cable, haven't looked for it though. Blu rays look good, as far as I can tell games are good, I have only done games in 3D so far so I still have to see what they look like in 2D. Speaking of the 3D, I was pleasantly surprised, there was more of a wow factor for me than I was expecting. There is definitely crosstalk though, it's worse the farther you are from an object in the game, when you get right up it is crisp and staring you in the face. This is my first plasma, I've always owned lcd before this, in general plasmas seem to have a softer picture than lcds, which I do not like. If anyone comes across a best setting for this tv please let me know, thank you.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TC-P65GT30

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

I have a 42" Panasonic plasma that I enjoy quite a lot and wanted something larger for our HT.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Screen size and picture quality

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

Internet apps are the only complaint I have so far. But it's only been a day or two.

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

None that I can think of.

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

Work a little harder on the internet apps.

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

That it needed a wi-fi dongle for wi-fi.

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

None.

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

Better than yesterday's.

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

So far, so good. I think it's going to work out very well.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN51E6500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The price and the addition of the Black Filter Pro from previous model year.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It's beautiful.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It buzzes... Maybe it will go away after it gets some hours under its belt.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Fix the buzzing it's annoying.

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Again it buzzes but thats it

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN64D8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, in-store comparisons.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
amazing picture like nothing I have ever seen.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
slight hint of brightness pops, didn't install the firmware yet to fix.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
nothing missing. Mine did not come with glasses though.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Pleasantly surprised to find that the bezel was darker than I expected, very stylish yet neutral in color, not like my old RPCRT with the bright silver color that stood out like a sore thumb.
Picture is nice and bright even with my patio blinds open.

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


9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
you get so much more bang for your buck now. you literally get twice the TV for the price of 10 years ago.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Thanks to the forum members for calibration settings. The TV was great out of the box, but phenomenal with the calibration settings. Everyone's jaw drops when they see this TV. It's THAT good!

Thanks.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Zenith Z50P220, a rebadged LG. Go ahead and laugh, it's paid for.

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

I was in the market for a new, larger tv and stumbled across this set on clearance at Sears. The picture looked good enough and the price was right, so I couldn't resist. I knew I could probably dial in a picture that was good to me, and thanks to this forum, I did.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

It has a picture better than it has any right to for what it cost, and saved me enough in my planned budget that I was able to but a new reciever with what was left over. I went from an Ed Wood level to a Roger Corman level home theater, lol.

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

It's already starting to look small.

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

For what I paid, I can't really complain about anything.

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

Dunno yet.

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

How much my two young boys love it. They love daddy's big new tv to play their games on.

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

None yet, knock on wood.

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

Hell yes.

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

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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65GT30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I had a 6 year old 65" Mitsubishi DLP that died on me. I wanted to keep the good picture and not go down in size. Old TV was in a wall unit the wife loves. I didn't want to pay a ton for LED and loved the look of Plasma......the smallest size DLP is 73" and it will not fit.

I have been waiting a month for warranty company to try and fix my old TV so it gave me some time to research and narrowed it down to the Panasinic TCP65GT30 or Samsung PN64D7000.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Everyone was pushing LED but I did not want to pay for the size I needed and I think the LEDs look like a big computer screen. I love the look of the Plasmas, people were trying to steer me away talking about the glare and burn in. I got a outstanding looking picture in the right size and its 3D too.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
not sure if break is needed but I'm playing it safe watching my blu rays that are 1.78.1 or 1.85.1 to fill the screen. Its like watching for the first time again. The only think I did not like was not getting ANY glasses with a 3D tv......I think they should be required to include at least one pair per 3d tv.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
maybe a hidden front hdmi input

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Include at least one pair of glasses with ALL 3D TV's!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
the picture and even the way it looks when it is off

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think they are better but I'm still hung up on including glasses with the TV......they would be worth it if they included a starter set with glasses and one 3D disc(even if it was a demo).

Its like the manufacturers are saying "you can get this really cool and advanced 3D tv and it will look great! Make sure you show all your friends so they can buy one too........BUT we are going to make you spend more money to show you how it should really look."
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^^ I recently read a study that less than 10% of the people who have 3D TVs ever watch any 3D content on them. You need a 3D BluRay player (which few people have), a 3D blu-ray movie (which are often quite expensive compared to the regular BR discs, let alone DVDs which are still far more popular... and frankly there are very few 3D titles available in the first place) and the glasses in order to watch that. And then there are those who get headaches when watching 3D, or have visual issues and can't even see the 3D effect properly. Compatible glasses can be had for around $40-50 for the few people who really want to do it.

The biggest advantage to 3D in your set is the fact that only the best sets with the best 2D quality can support 3D... so rest easy, knowing you have a great 2D TV that also happens to be able to do 3D.
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^^ I recently read a study that less than 10% of the people who have 3D TVs ever watch any 3D content on them. You need a 3D BluRay player (which few people have), a 3D blu-ray movie (which are often quite expensive compared to the regular BR discs, let alone DVDs which are still far more popular... and frankly there are very few 3D titles available in the first place) and the glasses in order to watch that. And then there are those who get headaches when watching 3D, or have visual issues and can't even see the 3D effect properly. Compatible glasses can be had for around $40-50 for the few people who really want to do it.

The biggest advantage to 3D in your set is the fact that only the best sets with the best 2D quality can support 3D... so rest easy, knowing you have a great 2D TV that also happens to be able to do 3D.

I have a PS3 that I could use for 3D and an older Sony Blu Ray player (not 3d) that will only play a blu ray after I play a standard DVD a few minutes

I know I would not use it all the time but I also have DirectTV and I think they have 5 3D channels. I recorded the Masters in 3D and something else just to see how it would look......but can't b/c they didn't include glasses and it is just frustrating me even more that this happened earlier this week.

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I saw where the Panasonic DMP-BDT210 was a good 3D Blu-ray player and found it at Best Buy on clearance. I saw the price and thought it was a good deal then I saw the little yellow sticker saying "Receive Avatar Blu-ray 3D by mail" and I thought .....whoo hoo

I asked the BB guy if this was still good and he said yea.

I have not opened the box yet and thought I'd check online to see what the details were and found out the deal ended Feb 29th 2012!!!!

I called Panasonic and Best Buy and they will not backdate it or honor it.

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/pdf/rebates/18020.pdf

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Panasonic has once again expanded its Panasonic has expanded its Avatar 3D Blu-ray promotion. Now, if you purchase a qualifying Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player or home theater system between March 1, 2011, and February 29, 2012, you can receive a bonus copy of Avatar on Blu-ray, exclusively from Panasonic, after mail-in rebate.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5953

Why can't a company just include it in the box instead of making you mail off for it anyway?


stupid little yellow sticker!!!
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1. The "Model" you have.
PN60E8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this model?
Reviews
Price
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
BREAKING it in! The LED I exchanged it for I didn't have to worry about laying down during transfer from store. Also didn't have to worry about IR!
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Include 4 pair of 3D glasses like the LED version (unes8000)
Completely eradicate the buzzing! Not terribly loud right now,hopefully it calms down with age ?

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Sometimes buzzes if contrast is too high.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Compared to LEDs?
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1. The "Model" you have.
PN64E8000 received it YESTERDAY!

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Friend bought a 60" so i had to stick it to him ... and of course PQ

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The freaking size and PQ

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
living in Van, BC Canada and being a hockey nut, PQ is still better on their LED model ... my two cents ... also still trying to link with Shaw PVR and having a hard time ... but just got it yesterday so will play around with it some more.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Fix your quirks on voice recognition ... only works 60% of the time

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
so far just the quirks on voice recog.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
the FIRST THING i wanted to notice was the humming that i keep on reading on peoples threads ... but heard absolutley NOTHING!!!! ... CRANKED UP THE VOLUME too ... still NOTHING ... so i guess i am one of the lucky ones ... overall, an EXCELLENT TV worth every penny!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P46ST30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Impulse buy - saw a display unit at my Target. $450 including tax and warranty.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
We have a 55" VT25 in our living room and I like already having gone through the 3D honeymoon. Got the glasses, got the programming (VZ Fios), just need popcorn.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
A little bit of clay faces on TV, maybe it's a VZ Fios thing (we went from DirecTV to Fios last month). Would like a little more swivel with the base. Even NIB Panny's do not come with glasses, what gives?

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
100% resell value

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Proactive post-purchase support in terms of upgrades. And of course a pair of 3D glasses.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Since it was a display model, I was really glad that it didn't exhibit any known problems: fluctuations... streaks... etc. I guess Target did the breaking in for me?

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None yet. No buzzing with bright picture either.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes. We use our TVs for a lot of purposes (photos, gaming, monitor, movies) and now that I don't have as much time to hang at the pub for football/soccer matches, or going out to movies with the missus (kids!), etc, the TV is a big part of our home's entertainment backdrop.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I don't blame folks for doing their homework and being as educated a buyer as possible. I do the same. But there comes a point when you have to make a decision and stop sweating the small stuff. By and large, no TV is going to be the be-all, end-all transcendent TV - they all have their pro's and con's and, yeah, there are lemons too. Lest we forget that next season's model is going to be bigger and better than ever. Just CYA when you make your purchase and at the end of the day, enjoy your well-spent $$.

cheers/dom

PS. If you are in the DMV area and want a 32" Panny CRT from 2004, you are more than welcome to pick it up. Make sure you can lift at least 160lb
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN64D550
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Most of the picture of better Samsung models, no features I won't use.
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Plasma Buzz, clearly audible at fairly low volume levels.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
if it grew a little.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
SILENCE THE BUZZ.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Phenomenal picture quality/crappy buzz.
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Buzz (sorry, I know I sounds like a broken record)
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes. This was a prcie beat over & above a model closeout deal. Would pay it again in a heartbeat.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- Thanks to this forum and members for providing an abundance of information. Having a break-in procedure , known previous model issues, and improved calibration settings made the setup that much quicker, and we are already enjoying the unit. Would like to add how pleased we were with the Sonax tilting wall mount; GREAT engineering, well made unit.
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1. The "Model" you have.
PN64D8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price/Picture/Styling/Features/Cheap 3D Glasses

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality is just fantastic. I also love how thin it is and how great the TV itself looks.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
For a flagship model, it really should have included 3D glasses. That's lame it doesn't.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Glasses in the box. Auto Calibration (I can dream)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Figure out the buzz problem or some way to mask it. I don't have issues with it, but it's a widespread problem that is turning customers away.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How amazing the picture is right out of the box. Also, the styling is just fantastic. Makes my other TV (a Panasonic) look fugly by comparison. Many may not care, but large TV's are basically a piece of furniture. Looks matter.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Had to update the logic board firmware to get rid of FBr. Gone now, but I shouldn't have had to.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Without a doubt. I paid over $2k for my 58 Panasonic S1 a few years ago. I got a 6" bigger screen with a FAR better picture for only a couple hundred more.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Don't read too much into reviews and what other people think. Form your own opinion. I personally get obsessed with the problems that other people point out and it affects my enjoyment of my purchase. I'm convinced that most of the time, I never would have noticed any issues if I hadn't gone looking for them based on some review or forum post I read. I ended up replacing my first PN64D8000 because of buzz. Honestly though, I think that if I hadn't read so much about it and gone looking for it, I don't know that it would have bothered me. I fell victim to the "what has been seen cannot be unseen" problem.
That said, I'm glad the 2nd one is perfect. But I had to go through a lot of hassle to get here......
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1. The "Model" you have.
TC-P65VT50

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I wanted to get the best set I could under 4K for my den
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It is pretty, very pretty.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The power cord location and the HDMI should be recessed further into the side of the set.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
A 75 inch model
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Include 4 sets of the 3D glasses.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How good the color, contrast, and image smoothness is at factory defaults

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Well, price is always based on the person. I was looking at the Sharp Elite before the Panasonic, so I was fine with spending the money.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
After looking at the ST Models and finally getting to see a VT, I am glad I waited a bit for the VT. The subtle differences would have driven me crazy over the course of a year, not getting the best I could afford.
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Holy ****, you just paid 3500$ for a TV. o_O

Didn't know there were so many Panasonic fanboys, impressive.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P55VT50

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I wanted the best plasma available and Panasonic has it.
Plus the price was very reasonable

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Everything!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Wish I would have had the room to get the 65" VT50

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
It has everything I ever wanted in a HD tv

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Don't ever stop making these quality sets

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The biggest surprise was how incredible the picture is right out of the box
And knowing it will be even better after a calibration

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None yet (it's only a few days old)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
To some yes to others no

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Couldn't be happier with this tv it's my first plasma and I'm glad I took the plunge and got it

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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TCP55GT50

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

I was already convinced- need to convince wife we needed plasma. Took her to Pauls TV & let the displays sell her. She was sold before she knew it was plasma. Win!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Color & clarity. Huge wow factor right out of the box.

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

Screens a bit glary but all windows are shuttered so I can black out the room at noon.

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

A remote like the Harmony. I need 3 remotes to watch anything so all my displays usually get the Harmony remote so I can push 1 button. Would be nice if someone would step up & offer a quality remote.

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

Some free 3d glasses & a 3d movie would be nice.

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

That it looked even better in my home than in the store. That the display was brighter than expected.

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

None but it's only been 2 days.

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

More affordable today. Look at the Pioneer Elite prices from 6 years ago in comparison.

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

Harmony doesn't have model listed in the database! Had to learn the existing remote. Not Panasonic's fault but just a heads up.
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1: Panasonic tc-p65vt50

2: It's the best out there.

3: Everything

4: All the extra features I don't use that I pay for..

5: Less..

6: Include 3d glasses

7: No IR at all and how well it handles sun.

8: None except wanting to get it calibrated to see if it really can get any better.

9: Definitely

10: Buy it if your thinking about it...
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panny 65"VT50

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The VT50 appears to be the current state of the art (IMHO).

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Image details are fantastic, even new out of the box. Still have a couple days worth of conditioning, then calibrated, so I am expecting great image quality based on what I see so far.

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
None that I can think of.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
The inclusion of at least 2 pairs of 3D glassed, I mean it is the flagship model after all.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How good the image is out of the box.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I can only speak to mine as this is my first plasma, but, absolutely.


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