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I'm looking for recommendations for a 50" flat panel TV. It can be either an LCD, Plasma, or LED TV, to be used for HD cable television and Blu-Ray movies in a medium-light environment (i.e. not a dedicated home theater).

I saw a similar post from a year and a half ago, but unfortunately, most of the responses suggested Pioneer Elite.

I was also thinking about the Samsung PN50B860, but then I read a bunch of reviews talking about a buzzing sound coming out of the TV. That can't be good.

I have some money to spend on it, so I'm really looking for quality. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 AM
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If you don't believe the plasma myths...and aren't duped by showroom lighting and tv's in "store mode"...I highly suggest researching the Panasonic TC-P50G10 plasma.

"The quickest way to get over your fear of plasma is to actually own *one"- joemama127

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Recommended plasma screens in this order:

1. Pioneer (if you can still find one) - 5020, 500M, or Pro 111
2. Panasonic - G10 or V10 series
3. Samsung - hey...someone's got to come in last. They have a good picture,
but reliability/quality control really come into play. I wasted 3
months of my life on Samsung CS with three different sets and
no resolution. Will not buy another Samsung period. However,
I had no compaints with the picture.
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I generally agree with the previous poster except I might put the Panny's slightly ahead of the Pioneers. Not because they're better, but because getting a Pioneer repaired in the future may be iffy and I don't think there's as large a gap in terms of quality in the newer models as there was in years past.
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For the price the 500m.
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For the price the 500m.

The 500m is a monitor, not a TV. It has no tuner.
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^ Doesen't sound like the op needs a tuner.
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