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post #1 of 7 Old 03-05-2012, 06:26 PM - Thread Starter
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At K-Mart. Considering this as a replacement for a 32" in the bedroom that still looks great. What do you think of Panasonic, plasma and this model at this price. I'm a newbie.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1...&blockType=G10
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I just ordered this tv from kmart after researching it for a week.
It's the same tv as the tc-p42x3, for what ever reason stores like kmart, target, sears etc. get the model number tc-p4232c. So if you want to read some reviews do a search for the tc-p42x3. You will have to buy a wireless lan adapter if you want to use netflix otherwise plug the eithernet cable directly to the tv.

I didn't care that it was 720p since I already have a 50 inch 1080p,
plus from what i've read it's hard to tell the difference on a 42.

Good price I just wish I didn' have to pay the $90 shipping!
The final total came to $513 still a great deal for a plasma, I'll post an update when I get in two weeks.
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Thanks for the reply.

I have basically almost eliminated plasma from consideration. The picture does not seem as clear/bright to me in side-by-side comparisons in stores. I think they call it the "screen door effect."
Maybe they don't have the correct settings in stores or maybe this is just a characteristic of inexpensive plasmas.

What do you think of the picture?
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I prefer plasma because you get more for your money.
Viewing angle
600hz
Better darks and colors
I will say you have to play with the color/picture controls
To get the most out of it. Panasonics have a mode called
Vivid that really brighten it up.

I like LED too but they cost alot more to get 120hz, from what
I've heard samsung is the best but don't make a 42.

With LCD the viewing angle sucks and you have to get
120 hz to avoid motion blur.

It also depends on what kind of room your going to use
It in, if it's a room with alot of light I would go with LED
Darker room plasma.
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I have a couple of these. The 4232C does not come with Ethernet or apps. I got them with broken video boards and replaced them with ones from the X3 and now have apps like netflix.

The panel is the same as the X3 and picture is great for the price. Sit too close and you will see some jaggies in text but it will beat all LCDs at this price and brightness isnt an issue, it gets pretty bright tweaking the settings. Lots of glare if you have a window opposite of it.

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Thanks, mad. Good information.

I don't use or desire ethernet/internet or other amenities like that, but I would probably like them. I suppose I would stream movies or other content if it were free, and I would probably surf the net in bed now and then through the TV. Wouldn't many blu-ray players provide smart tech?

As I mentioned, this set would be for a large, shaded bedroom, as opposed to the large, bright great room where I'm shopping for a 55-60" set. Glare isn't a concern in the bedroom like it is in the great room (which is a whole other thread).

In side-by-side comparing plasma vs LED/LCD, I don't see much difference in the viewing angle. To me: Plasma picture looks richer (and darker) than LED, but LED seems to have better resolution. In side-by-side, LED skin tones look washed out compared to the plasma, but the LED whites don't have that "screen door" appearance. Having said that, I like the skin tones and don't see any blur in sports on my old 32" Proscan 720p 60h. So I probably have a pretty indiscriminate eye.
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I got the tc-p4232c on tuesday, great picture in HD once you adjust settings, SD looks ok but that is to be expected.

I just did a search on price grabber and kmart has it listed but you can't add it to cart so they might be sold out, sears has it for $479.99.

There are also some sites that have the tc-p42x3, or for a llittle more you could get the tc-p42s30 which is 1080p.
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