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post #2221 of 2227 Old 04-07-2016, 07:17 AM
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1. The "Model" you have. Panasonic 55GT30


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model". I have always enjoyed plasma TVs over any LCD. We actually have a 60 inch LG Plasma in the living room and a 51 inch 720p Samsung Plasma in one of the bedrooms. I always wanted one of the "higher end" plasmas but they are hard to come by at a decent price. I currently have a pretty terrible Westinghouse 46 inch LCD in one of the other bedrooms and had decided to upgrade to a budget 4k (RCA or Sceptre). I did one more craigslist search and found this model with a Polk Audio 5000 sound bar for 400. I decided it was worth the risk.

3. What you like best about your Plasma. The image looks amazing. I have not yet mounted it because I want to address some issues first but the it looks a lot better than my other 2 plasmas. Also, it is incredibly thin and feels well built.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma. It has a slight buzzing from the top right corner. I know these Plasmas are prone to screws backing out from the boards and frying themselves so before mounting it, I am going to install the new type of screws with washers. The sound could be better too.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Better speakers and better screws for the board! I really do not want to have to take the back cover off (it will be my first time), but I want to do all that I can to make this thing last. They don't make them like they used to!

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma. Use better materials and extend warranty on displays that have a known manufacturers defect.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma. Even though it is 5 years old, it only had 4481 Hours on it. That was a welcome surprise.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma. None so far. But I will definitely be replacing those faulty screws.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. Depends what you are looking for. I think if you want a really big TV and could care less about "Smart TVs", I believe there are deals out there to be had. I do not think the high end stuff is worth the price nowadays. My uncle has a Curved Samsung and it does not look better even than my relatively inferior LG Plasma. If you have to have the latest technology such as 4k and Smart apps, I think you can find good deals. But if your priority is PQ than Plasmas can't be beat.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Try to take care of your Plasma TVs as best as you can. It is sad seeing these TVs all over craigslist either broken or neglected. Also, avoid CNN like the plague. They red and white logo in the bottom right corner will cause you many hours freaking out about Burn in .
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Where is all the chatter?
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Not many people able to buy plasmas nowadays, Mile !
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We recently revived our PRO-111FD from the 8-blink death. We used a 26" Mintek 1366x768 TN LCD in the week the mainboard was sent for repair and, well, it was a welcome return, let's just say, haha.
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Just picked up another 5020fd with fewer hours than mine. It only cost me a bit over $100 even after repair. Can't believe people basically throw these things away after seeing a few blinking blue dots
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Just picked up another 5020fd with fewer hours than mine. It only cost me a bit over $100 even after repair. Can't believe people basically throw these things away after seeing a few blinking blue dots
Right?! I almost came home too late; the whole family had already given up that it had died for good. After 30 seconds of Google'ing, you can see that the blinks are incredibly easy to repair.

Hmmm. Maybe a different sort of crowd.
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