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post #2191 of 2201 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 Display - Samsung PN60&51 F8500, PN50C7000, Sony KV-36HS500 Trinitron
Video Source - Samsung BD-P3600 BR, Apple TV2, Harmony 650 Remote
Sound - Yamaha RX-V377 AV, Monoprice 108247, Bose Quietcomfort 15
Bought and Returned - HU8550, LG EC9300, Oppo 103D, Sony MDR-HW700DS Headphones

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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN51F5300AFXZA

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

Lack of availability of other Plasma's and highly rated as a great Plasma for the money.
My Panasonic TCP50x5 started doing the power off reset thing.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.

Great picture, good colors, great black level, the price was good at $564 out the door with tax.

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

It's the A model would liked to have found the B model but the retailers with B models are selling for 1/3 over the manufactures suggested retail.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Anti glare but I can live without it in the room it's in.

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

None they stopped making Plasma's

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The Blacks were so good and it turned out to be an A model.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not now most retailers are gouging customers on prices becuase of the end of Plasmas.you might get lucky on finding a floor model for a good price but not a new one. The one I bought was a floor model with only 320 hours on it.

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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic 60 inch zt60
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
All the reviews about it and uncertainty in the future of tv. Plus finally found one on Amazon one night and snatched it up.
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It's a plasma
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I waited too long to buy one and paid a huge premium. Not the TV's fault I guess. Worth every penny though.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
nothing
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep making em and show OLED how its done!
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How beautiful it looks
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I paid 7k to get mine. And this thing is just amazing. Perfect in every way. Even if it was 10k I would buy it in a heartbeat.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I had an OLED before this but wow what a mess. Blacks of course were great but EVERYTHING else was broken. No thanks. I'll wait until they fix things up before throwing away money to be a beta tester for that technology.
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I spent $100 yesterday and purchased an old school Pioneer Elite PRO-920HD plasma 43 with receiver and speakers.

10,000 hours but works well, can't beat that lol

Awesome picture and bluerays are great, except for the blacks which are TERRIBLE. I made a little video of it: youtube.com/watch?v=zO8T4rZCVf4

I got the addiction started though!
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I spent $100 yesterday and purchased an old school Pioneer Elite PRO-920HD plasma 43 with receiver and speakers.

10,000 hours but works well, can't beat that lol

Awesome picture and bluerays are great, except for the blacks which are TERRIBLE. I made a little video of it: youtube.com/watch?v=zO8T4rZCVf4

I got the addiction started though!
Awesome! Congratulations! Plasma technology IMO still beats whats out there today.

Which HDMI version is that panel? Does it play all HDCP content?
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Which HDMI version is that panel? Does it play all HDCP content?
No problems, I just watched Dark Knight Blueray off of PS3 via HDMI and also hooked up my Windows 8 notebook HDMI to watch Mad Men on Couch Tuner lol. W.

It was only $100 so took the liberty to access the service menus and after writing down all original values I tried to lower the idle blacks but no success. Look for a new thread I'm going to post in the next few minutes maybe someone know how to make this little guy even better!
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No problems, I just watched Dark Knight Blueray off of PS3 via HDMI and also hooked up my Windows 8 notebook HDMI to watch Mad Men on Couch Tuner lol. W.

It was only $100 so took the liberty to access the service menus and after writing down all original values I tried to lower the idle blacks but no success. Look for a new thread I'm going to post in the next few minutes maybe someone know how to make this little guy even better!
I gave my Pro-930 to my sister after upgrading to 9G Kuro and ZT60. However, the picture is so pristine and gorgeous on that Pioneer plasma that I find myself having many movie nights with her family at her house just to admire the Plasma strengths of that particular panel.
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pioneer just sent me a pro 141 elite as part of a warranty Exchange for my defective pro 151 elite. Took possession of it this past Monday the reason I like my new TV well because it's plasma
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