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post #31 of 39 Old 01-10-2013, 05:43 AM
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To echo what robnix said, I don't think the lifespan comment is really valid. I still have an 9 year old plasma that works just as well as the day I got it. I also don't see how LCD's are more practical.

In practice, the power consumption thing doesn't really matter. The extra cost over a year ends up being very small. Also keep in mind there are plenty of LCD's that have glossy screens, making them just as reflective just like plasmas.

Power consumption and bright room were the reasons I went LED. The power consumption wasn't based on cost though, it's based on the fact that I have a 3000 watt emergency generator/inverter. Every watt counts! I didn't buy it for this, but my refrigerator has a "Sabbath" mode which when activated prevents the lights from coming on when you open the door. That's also a useful generator feature.
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Panasonic TC-P65VT50 $2400 shipped. Front page of slickdeals. Don't think it will last long.
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Wishin' I had half that amount of excess cash lying about...

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Panasonic TC-P65VT50 $2400 shipped. Front page of slickdeals. Don't think it will last long.

Out of the office yesterday so I missed this deal, but thanks for the heads up!
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Just bought 65" VT since it was on such a sweet deal!!! Panasonic TC-P65VT50 for $2499 at Paul's: http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-4037988-10928971 Just search for model # and enter promo code "save500" to get the deal. Also, a good link Cnet HDTV review: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57451748-221/editors-choice-tv-and-ratings-revealed-midyear-report-card/ cool.gif
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Just bought 65" VT since it was on such a sweet deal!!! Panasonic TC-P65VT50 for $2499 at Paul's: http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-4037988-10928971 Just search for model # and enter promo code "save500" to get the deal. Also, a good link Cnet HDTV review: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57451748-221/editors-choice-tv-and-ratings-revealed-midyear-report-card/ cool.gif

Jealous! Just be sure to get it calibrated or to at least use D-nice's reference settings smile.gif
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Jealous! Just be sure to get it calibrated or to at least use D-nice's reference settings smile.gif
will do. where might one find D-nice's settings for the VT? on AVs??
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Wishin' I had half that amount of excess cash lying about...

I know how you feel, up until now I had not spent over $1000 on a TV. $2,500 for the VT on the Credit Card...
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Hmm, sorry, I can't find any of his settings for the VT50, only the ST50. He might not have posted any. It's worth taking a look here and here.
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