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post #2191 of 2194 Old 05-24-2015, 01:56 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic P50S60

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

Reading reviews plus reading information here on this forum.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

So far pretty much everything. I'm blown away by the PQ.

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

So far nothing.

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

Maybe more inputs, but honestly I like it fine the way it is.

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

Kinda pointless since they quit making them two years ago. But if I had to advise them I'd say, start making them again, at least until OLED is perfected.

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

How light it is. I thought plasmas were much heavier. And how good the sound is. I was expecting to have to get a sound bar or something within the next few months, but I don't think I'll need it, really. (TV is in the bedroom.)

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

None.

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

I lucked out and found this one with very few hours (118) for only $400. So I consider myself extremely fortunate. Since they've all but disappeared now it seems some sellers are price gouging, but deals can be found if you're willing to look around. So yes, I think they're worth it.

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

Got the WOW disc to help me with calibration but don't have a BDP yet (will get one this week). I suppose this means I'll have to start collecting BDs now to rival the number of dvds I have. Hooked up my Roku 3 and have been having a blast streaming stuff. Game of Thrones looks incredible! I'm probably a little over worried about IR though because I've never owned a plasma before.

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Still loving my Panny 55st50 2 years down the road! Best TV decision I made!
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1. The "Model" you have:

Samsung PN60F5300B

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

8500 was too much $$$. Reviews on this TV were it was a "Poor Man's 8500" which was good enough for me. My 2006 50" Philips 720p died suddenly, so this was still a big improvement in size and technology, even with the Pentile display.

Got a good price at BB.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Probably the size....60" might be the 2nd biggest I have ever watched regularly on besides our clubhouse 70" Vizio.

Also, much thinner than my 2006 model, about 1/4th as thick !! Of course, that TV had built-in backlighting.

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

Not having a headphone mic jack so you can use headphones directly is really stupid.


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


More HDMI ports....HDMI exits downward instead of to the side would be better....no headphone mic jack is a big PITA.

Maybe a Break-In Preset for the picture would be great. After break-in, you could use it for whatever you want and maybe rename it. Or it could be something that appears only for the first 200 or so hours and then disappears. You wouldn't have to use it, but it would be for people not paying as much attention to break-in and static images and stuff.

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

Headphone mic jack.....less reflective screen might be nice....more Picture/Audio Presets would be nice.

When you ONLY care about Audio, it would be nice to have something where the sound and equalizer maximize voice only. Perfect for cable TV news or TV programs with difficult-to-hear language that sometimes requires Closed Captioning because you keep saying "what did he/she say ?"

Also, when you attach a soundbar I don't need to see the Pop-Up telling me that the External Speakers are in charge. When the volume doesn't go up, we'll figure it out.

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

The stupid headphone mic jack not being on the TV.

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

None really aside from the mic jack.

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

I paid $2,000 in 2006 for a 42" 720p Philips HDTV. 3 years later I bought a used 50" Philips with 1,800 hours for $400.

Now I got 60" brand-new for $600 !!!

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

Passed on the warranty, I think I have until May 30th to extend. Got the warranty on the $2,000 purchase in 2006 because it was alot more $$$. I figure if the TV breaks in a few years I will go OLED or 4K or whatever anyway when my finances allow.
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Best TV available today, picture quality is fantastic
PN60F8500 for $1500 new
PN51F8500 for $800 demo without stand
got both May 2015 from Magnolia which is part of Best Buy
They are still available as I write this

got both with 4 year Best Buy Warranty

no buzz issues with either one

You might have to call around to locate one

Consumer reports VT60 vs F8500
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...8500/index.htm

Video - Samsung PN60F8500, PN50C7000, Samsung BD-P3600 Blu Ray, Apple TV2
Sound - Yamaha RX-V377, Monoprice 108247, Bose Quietcomfort 15
Bought and Returned - HU8550, LG EC9300, Oppo 103D, Sony MDR-HW700DS Headphones

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