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post #2131 of 2159 Old 07-09-2014, 02:44 PM
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Cool Just fired my 55ST60...meant turned it on...

After three days waiting to get help to haul it to the second floor finally installed it today.....I was getting really anxious but my back problems prevented me from taking chances (with my back).......Got a quick look thru the component connection.....WOW...really impressed with the contrast and picture quality...Only I wished got a 60 inch but none was available so this was second best option....

When I got my Bravia LCD (3+ yrs ago) my first option was a GT plasma series they had in Costco but kind of hesitated at the moment and missed on the Panny...regret it...but since that moment always wanted to get the Panny Plasma....

Just Shuted it down until have time to read a little more on the master burn in thread on this forum to properly break it in.....

Now......will fire my Projector to watch the world cup...

BTW....you are welcomed to Puerto Rico anytime.....I bet there still a few ST's out there on the local Sears.....the way the local economy is and with LCD's selling much cheaper....and people buying more on size than PQ...

and you will enjoy it....and we need the toursim...on this instance HT tourism lets call it....
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Pn64h5000

1. The "Model" you have.
PN64H5000
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews of how good the picture quality is, and great black levels. Then the sale price sealed the deal.
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture is outstanding, and their is no blurring/soap opera which I see on every LCD I have ever looked at
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The glare, the screen is like a mirror. A lamp w/ 60 Watt bulb takes over the screen.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Smart TV, but its really not an issue for me
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Some sort of filter for the glare.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How great the picture is. So many slaps on this set from it being a Pentile display, I was worried about the quality of the picture.
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price for this set is outstanding.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Not much to really add. You get a great picture for a great price for a set this big. Coming from a 50" LG, this was a huge upgrade. So sad to see Plasma going away, I really hope they have something affordable coming in the next 5-10 years to replace LCD.
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1. The "Model" you have.

--- A: Panasonic 65vt60

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

---A: It had the best pq within my budget in a dark/darkened room. I do wonder if I should have gone with the st60 due to the price difference at times, but I do not regret my purchase.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

--- A: The contrast ratio and black level.

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

--- A: Dithering is more noticeable then I would like in 3d.

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

--- A: I wish I could have paid a little less and not had the camera and smart features.

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

--- A: Your oleds that top plasmas at a similar price point better be coming soon.

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

--- A: How large the box was and how heavy it was. My lg and old panny plasma are far lighter (attmitedly they are notably smaller 42" and 50").

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

--- A: The viera link can be a bit finiky with my blu-ray player. If you turn the blu-ray player on before the tv the controll via the tv remote will often not work. Likewsie the auto turn on blu-ray player with tv feature casuses problems that requires the blu-ray player to need to be unplugged from the wall and pluigged back in to be able to turn on.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
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--- A: Where I live yes, it is still selling for less then rrp.


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

--- A: Hopefully some fald lcd's can fill the gap between now and when oled's reach more affordable levels and are a proven product that lasts as the whole panasonic and samsung leaving the plasma market creates a rather bleak outlook for affordable tv's with great picture quality for the next few years.
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Pionner apparently have quite a few brand new in boxes left for warranty claims.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung 64/8500
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

Seems to be the highest rated plasma left on the market
3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The contrast ratio and black level.

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

My kids love the smart features
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

It has more than I will use

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

Keep making plasmas

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

How light it is and how much better the picture is than my Pioneer 5050
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None yet

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
We all would like to pay less, but we all want the best picture possible.
You have to find the set with the parameters that fit your eye and your budget.


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

Thanks to Chris at Cleveland Plasma for making this seamless, as he has before.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic 55ST60

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

Reviews online led me to believe this is the best performing plasma at this price point

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Price: A floor model at Best Buy, I got it for $1100 Cdn with 4-year warranty and calibration included
Performance: clearly outperformed the F5300 which I compared to side-by-side

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

it IS a floor model. I wish I could buy a brand new one but it was not available

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

even though it does a good job, it still reflects light somewhat

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

Bring back plasma, Panny!

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

awesome picture quality

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

N/A

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

It was originally marked $1449, but after a chat with the rep/manager, I was able to get that deal and jumped on it. If it were the original price, I still think it's a decent price but I probably would have ponied up the cash for a new F8500

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

Keep looking out there for floor models/open box for the ST60, they are still out there!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN64F8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The ability for it to excel in many areas; manufacture incentive I received from Samsung made it over $1K less than a 65ZT60,

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Contrast. Almost no dithering.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Input lag. I'm not as much of a gamer as I was at one time, but the delay is bordering upon unacceptable. Also my set does buzz slightly. It's not as bad as others have reported and it is not noticeable under normal viewing volumes, but it is there.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
A true game mode that brought input lag down to a reasonable number.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
If more were going to be made, I'd suggest going for deeper black levels even if that meant sacrificing a bit of brightness. But since the plasma ship has sailed, invest R&D in OLED.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The TV really has to be abused for any type of IR to exist, which was surprising to me for how bright the TV can get.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Nothing other than the nitpicking observations listed above. I would classify those as "problems."

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Flagship 65" TV's for ~3K? Absolutely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I've now owned the TV for around 9 months and I have no regrets going this route over the VT&ZT. The TV has really exceeded my expectations and will most definitely keep me content until 4K OLED's have a few years under their belt.
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Just bought the LG60PB6650 to replace my old RPTV Mitsubishi. I know I took my time because the Mits still has a great picture. But a 60" plasma for $697 was too good to pass up.

Can anyone suggest settings? Watch mostly TV shows and movies in a darkened room
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Bought a Samsung 51" 8500 series yesterday but won't be able to accept delivery until 9/17 so plenty of time to read the threads! I missed out last year buying another Panny plasma so could not let this one slip away!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN60F5300AFXZA (60", 1080p)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price , Size, Image Quality (especially considering the price), "Features" (or, rather, lack thereof...3D, "Smart", etc. are things I don't care for and this model has NONE of them)

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality vs. LCD (of any kind), etc.

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Nothing more than what it already has.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
As stated previously in this thread, KEEP MANUFACTURING THEM, PLEASE.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
No surprises, I knew what I was buying and this isn't my 1st plasma.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None. Even the 2007 model 50" Hitachi 1080i plasma I bought as "last year's model" in Jan. 2008 as a "bedroom TV" still works perfectly with no burn-in (that can't be solved with a 30 min. white-out, anyway). It's now my "garage TV" as of this weekend after the Samsung was purchased.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely...but then again, it's now the year 2014.

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Tell me the following:
Sure, but they're first impressions at best... hasn't been on 24 hours.

1. The "Model" you have.
LG 60PB6900 plasma display panel replacing a Sony KD-34XBR970 HD-CRT

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model"./
Timing driven by impending end of plasma production.
Choice by comparison of available products based on value vs. requirements, not just "who's best?"
CR "best buy" rating.
Price

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Size (3x+ upgrade)
Micro-contrast, sharpness of fine detail (XBR970 phosphor mask was ~870 x 1080, not 1920x1080)
Macro-contrast, from highlight details to shadows; the whites hurt my eyes like the XBR did.
Color saturation (watching U.S. Open tennis, bright shirts and dresses, bright sun onto white next to shadows, motion, crowd - great test)
Color stability, light-shadow (no hue/tint change as chroma and value vary)
Brightness... panel level doesn't have to be 100 for an excellent picture.
Contrast; I'm used to a 100,000:1-class CRT. I'm seeing at least 10,000:1 in the tennis scenes
Motion rendition clear, little macro blocking?
Display set up wizard that guides you through a Joe Kane-type contrast/brightness and color set-up.
Phone app.
Off-axis performance

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Flesh tones sometimes lose detail - low contrast macro blocks - in local news broadcasts?
It's supposed to be shiny showing room reflections, but it's no worse than the CRT, just bigger so a larger area is reflected.
I'm fishing here... what's not to like?

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Keyboard for internet (need to try the USB ports). Pointing devices have limitations.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Improve packaging. First delivery had been dropped. A stiffer bottom box with better shock absorption may have prevented the damage.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It was broken! Screen shattered on one corner.
On the replacement, color saturation is so good it has me turning the panel level down.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Arrived broken, since replaced.
Price dropped the day after I bought it; vendor honored the lower price.
Still in its first day, so I won't do critical set-up and comparison to the XBR until Sunday.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
34" CRT was $1K
60" plasma is $850
Seems like a no-brainer YES!
Now, the comparison differs if we're talking a Samsung 8500-series.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Brand new, no appreciable break-in as yet
Set up to Consumer Reports recommended set points; set-up wizard shows these set points are whiter-than-white and blacker-then-black with a little color error. I will revisit after breakin. I like a little WTW and BTB...
Viewing distance 80-100 inches on-axis. I find minimum viewing distance to be ~60" consistent with screen diagonal.

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1. The "Model" you have.
LG 60PB6650

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price , Size, Image Quality (based on AVSForum reviews!)

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality vs. LCD (of any kind), etc.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Not sure I have the setting exactly where I want them yet....

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Nothing more than what it already has.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
As stated previously in this thread, KEEP MANUFACTURING THEM, PLEASE.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It didnt look quite as good as my Samsung 60PN5300 I returned

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

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

Side note.....I had a Samsung 60PN5300 that I used settings from this forum to adjust and LOVED it!! BUT, after 2.5 months, it started powering down at random, so I returned it. Wal-Mart had none left, so I got a refund, and found a deal on this LG with Dell, and have it. I don't know if I don't have it set right, or if its just the TV, but it doesn't seem quite as sharp as the Samsung was. Again, maybe I need to play with the settings a bit more, but as of now the Sammy looked a bit better.
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1. The "Model" you have?
Samsung PN51F8500A (51", 1080p, 3D, Smart with WIFI built in)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model?"
Got it for less than $600 less than Best Buy from a guy on craigslist and it had less than 300 hours on it, wanted it for my bedroom, Awesome quality that I'm still getting to play with…

3. What you like best about your Plasma?
Picture quality vs. LCD… the ability to also have bright colors considering it's a Plasma!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma?
Can't think of any thing else at the moment… absolutely love this TV!!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had?
Still discovering what this TV has to offer...

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma?
Wish they would continue making them and to educate people more about the benefits of a plasma v. LED (faster game play, better in terms of watching sports)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma?
How light it is in case I have to move it from one room to another!

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

None at the moment.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it?
Yes, because this particular model will last for at least 7-10 years… now I just need to get it calibrated so it can possibly last me even longer!?! Any suggestions as to whom to use? Best Buy Geek Squad has their calibration starting at $250 and it includes calibrating a TV plus one more unit (i.e. Receiver or Blue ray player)… Is Best Buy reliable?? Any one have any good experiences with Best Buy??
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First post - been lurking for a while trying to absorb some knowledge before making the purchase. Just got it delivered last week although not fully up and running yet so more to come but till then... here it is:

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 60/f8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Seemingly the "go to" panel still. I like to get the best at the time and keep it till it dies rather than something in the middle. Hoping this fits the bill and doesn't die in 5 years

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Too soon to tell. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the smarthub since the last time I had played with anything like it was on the fuji panels a few years ago and that sucked.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Two things now that I think I can remedy once I get some time... A) the stand is a bit too wide in the middle so my Sonos Playbar doesn't fit in front of the TV without hanging off the stand and B) at some time the screen gets really dark like a light sensor thinks the room is unlit. Need to find the settings.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
nothing yet but I'm sure that will change as I start using it

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
probably the smarthub. I figured it was hokie marketing BS but some of it looks to be useful other than we'll likely leave the input set to our HTPC since that's our DVR.

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.
hard to say since I haven't purchased a TV in forever

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This was put in as part of a move to a new house so we haven't fully engaged in using the TV for daily use. This forum is a wealth of information though!!
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung 60/f8500

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

Best in class at liquidation prices (at least for Canada).

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Overall image quality and outstanding black levels.

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

Seems to complain if i turn it on before my Optik TV decoder (has no source)

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

Seems to have everything but the kitchen sink... Haven't tried streaming over DLNA yet.

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

Don't give up on plasma!

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


The smart features as you turn it on. Was also surprised by (1) the nice metal remote with touchscreen, (2) voice and motion recognition as I didn't buy the TV for these features and didn't know it had them.

"Surprised"? Maybe not, but very impressed with image quality.

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

It went into screensaver mode every 10 minutes or so until I did a reset.
IR blaster won't reach my Telus Optik TV decoder 18 feet away.

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

C$1750 for last year's flagship 60-inch? I think so.

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


Love AVS. I would likely not have bought this TV without it.

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In the past 2 months, ive bought a ST60, c8000,f8500 and a st50

Current Setup
Onkyo TX-NR809
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Owner of a 60VT60 one of the best tbs ever made; and one of the last in october of 2013. plasma owner for life hands down. I had to buy my vt due to them not being made anymore and i had a ut 50 originally. panasonic owner at heart!
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Just go a new ...

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN60F8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reading rave reviews about it and a big price drop recently.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The contrast.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The slight buzzing.
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1. The "Model" you have.
50 inch VT50

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

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
black levels and color

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
IR issues and it gets very hot

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
higher input that 60Hz
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp LC-70EQ10U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Low gloss big screen from a reputable manufacturer

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

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It's not big enough (It's screen is half the size of the projector it's replacing)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Amazon Video built in so I didn't have to connect up my Roku

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Good service, had a problem getting Netflix to work, called tech support at 9:00 PM and I was up and running and enrolled in their special flat panel club.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How good the service was, much different then the Vizio I own.


8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
See #6 , netflix didn't work but now it does.


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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I didn't want 3D, didn't see the need for 4K, and wanted something a little more reliable than a Vizio, this was it.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 51" F8500 - PN51F8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Originally bought Samsung 55" curved 4k - UN55HU7200FXZA
However, we have an older (2009 model) 50" Samsung plasma that we had grown to love (more than we knew) and the Samsung 4k LED just suffered too much PQ deterioration when viewed off angle for us to stomach.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The richness of PQ and the ability to enjoy high quality picture from off angle

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Hmmmm, I think it wouldbe nice to see this TV in a 4k model! (but that will never happen)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Nothing - love the TV - best set I've ever owned.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That it was better than our 2009 model Samsung plasma


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


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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I really had no idea that our 2009 Samsung plasma was so good - we were shocked that although the new (now returned) 55" Samsung 4k curved screen looked awesome head on watching 4k up close, it was fatiguing for almost all of our "typical" family viewing - we literally couldn't stand it. Seriously, we would have rather had our old 09 Sammy 50" plasma over the curved 4k Sammy. The new F8500 has really been perfect for us so far. We love the 51" F8500 so much I may try to pick up a 64" version for our basement.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Pioneer PDP 5020FD Kuro

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The amazing reviews

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality and the deep blacks

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I like everything about it

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
None

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

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Have not had a single issue with this TV in 5 years

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Plasma/PDP-5020FD I love this tv I have had multiple other tv's and projectors since buying this tv but the pioneer has a special place and has had endless / countless hours of use and is still going strong.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN64F8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Saw it at the 2013 Value Electronic's Shootout, and I preferred it's picture over the VT60. My family likes to watch tv with a few lights on, and this panel seems to nuetralize it well. Also, after reading many postings, it seems the F8500 is less prone to image retention. And finally, Samsung's decision to stop producing plasmas pushed me to finally make the purchase.

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

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It's not a 75 inch display.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
None that I can think of. It already has more features than I'll probably use.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How light it was compared to the THJ58PZ700U it replaced. Weighs less than half.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None so far. No discernable buzz, or stuck/dead pixels (I'm not going to look for them either).

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For $2,000....I considered it a great value for this display.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Buy one before it's too late! Don't miss the boat and have regrets later.
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Displays are like 100% cotton t-shirts. Always buy a size larger than you think you'll need, as they tend to shrink over time.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung PS43E455

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

Nothing really. First I was planning on getting the F4505 model, for some reason (well...money...bah) I bought an LG instead. Anyway, realised after I had put the order that the LG probably was a stupid choice. And just when I was about to cancle the order, but then they called me up just before that and told me that they didn't have the LG and that they would send me a Samsung 43". I asked if it was the F4505 and they said yes. Obviously, it wasn't cause I got the E455. But I don't want to hassle around with returning it. The picture is great, it was like $50 more expensive then the LG that I ordered, and they gave it to me without having to pay extra those $50 extra. And, from what I understand, the E450/E455 and F4500/F4505 are basically the same.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

The black level (?)! It has this great CRT feeling about it. When the screen is black or mostly black, it's...well, more CRT dark grey, but it doesn't look wierd like the LCD that I had. And, hey, it's way bigger then the small 32" I had!

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

The sound! I'm not picky when it comes to sound, but just like the 32F5005 I had I think it sounds like **** out of the box, and only "it works" when I changed the EQ settings. Had to lower the higher frequencies and vice versa on the EQ.

Add: Changed to "Movie" instead of "Standard" with changed EQ. Sounds OK, nothing more. But then...alot of flatscreens can sound really really bad.

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

Havn't tried retro games yet, but from the manual I don't think it has 720p/240p mode. Guess it won't look as good as the F4500 when it comes to retro games. PS3 thru HDMI in 480p looks blurry, so guess retro games gonna look the same.

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

Include a better manua! It pretty much only covers how to plug the set in and tuning in the channels. And, it's a shame that they're stopping to make plasmas.

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

The "CRT feeling" it has. I've never used a plasma before. Maybe it's because of the lower resolution, I don't know.

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

For some reason, the first 1-2 hours, the screen flickered for like 1 frame, and then the sound dissapeared for around 3sek. Don't know why. :/
Maybe it was the PS3 that was acting wierd, but don't think so. It has never done that before. I hope that thing won't come back again. *holding my thumbs*

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

Now without doubt, yes! Now I havn't tried a LCD with local dimming, but I would absolutely buy this cheaper plasma over a cheaper LCD. I was a bit worried over the SDE effect and stuff like that, but I don't have any problems with that at all. But like I said, I like CRTs. I think the picture on this set is great!

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

If someone else gonna buy the F4500, E450 or their nordic or european counterparts the low resolution isn't a problem. BUT they picture is different from a LCD. If someone doesn't like the special "feeling" that a CRT picture gives, then stay away. Atleast from those models. The "screen door effect" "problem" is really blown way out of proportions, and the 1024x768 resolution compared to 1360x768 is nothing to worry about. Atleast not on 43". Both PS3 games and movies looks really great from 7-8ft. Sitting closer then that still looks really good, but a little bit pixelated.

(Wow, my English is terrible! >.< I hope that it's possible to understand what i'm trying to say. ^^)

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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung PN60F8500AFXZA

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

I missed out on the Panasonic VT60/ZT60. I'm not a Samsung fan at all but my love for plasma trumped my dislike of Samsung. I currently have a Panasonic TC-P50GT30 and I figured this was my last chance to own a flagship plasma which should hold me over a few years before getting an OLED display.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

N/A (I have not taken delivery yet)

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

It's Samsung

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

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

N/A

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

N/A

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

I got an unbelievable price for this model at Best Buy. My credit limit was recently increased without me even asking so I decided to pull the trigger and own this last flagship plasma.

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

I was able to view this display at the Magnolia showroom and wasn't particularly wowed by it. But I've been following this forum for years and it's the main reason I switched to plasma years ago. I've been reading a lot of great things about this display for the most part. I've learned not to judge a display at the store but until you have it in your home. I can't wait to take delivery (November 29 since it's on backorder at Best Buy) and see what this display is capable of.

I'll update my post when I take delivery with my overall impressions.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung PN64F8500

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

We bought a PN51F8500 about 6 weeks ago and we love it. Bought the 64 to go in media room in basement currently being remodeled.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The picture quality followed by the overall warmth of the picture compared to the two LED TVs we have (Samsung and Vizio)

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

Price. Heaviness.

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

Nothing I can think of

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

You shouldn't stop plasma production until you have something as good as, or better than plasma.

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

How nice the PQ was compared to the two LED TVs we have.

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

None

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

No opinion really

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

I just unboxed the 64 last night and so far, it appears to be perfect. We bought the 51 and the 64 through Best Buy and we have been happy with them. I am looking forward to getting a calibration on these sets, which Best Buy will do for free whenever I am ready.
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Got a Sammy PN51F5300B to replace a perfect working 42" Panny 720p plasma i have had for over 4 years. Figure i better get one before they are all gone.

Panny 60VT60 Acurus 200x3
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic 60VT60

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


All the good reviews from this forum. And snug one of the best Plasma TV's ever made!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Picture Quality!

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

It's very heavy, and screen gets very warm.


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

600hz refresh rate, its a must for my Blu-rays playback.


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

Keep making them!

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

How good is the Picture Quality and colors, especially blacks its a real black! compare to my LED tv,

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

It's prone to IR/BI. other than that i cant think of any.

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

For $800 for my 60VT60, I considered it a great value for this display.

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

Buy Plasma TV before all of them are gone.

Panasonic 60VT60
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung 60" PN60F8500

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

After reading through this forum about this TV.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Picture quality and size. Upgraded from a 32" LG LCD lol


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

Slight buzzing sound



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

none, it's already loaded.


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

Keep making them


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

The amount of settings to calibrate. I had no idea it would be so complex/advanced


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

Just the buzzing sound



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

I'm on the fence about this. The sale price of $1500 was a little out of my price range



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

Scored this model as an open box item for $999.99 plus 5 year extended geek squad warranty.

Samsung 60 PN60F8500
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