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Samsung LED H7150 or plasma F8500

I had a Panasonic plasma old of 5-6 years. I would like to know what to choose between TV h7150 LED or plasma F8500.

I watch a lot of sports and hdtv. I heard that LED have fluidity and blur problems but plasmas are disappearing...

What you think about thoses TVs. I read reviews but i'm not able to make a choice.
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I would get the F8500 plasma. Great for sports and also film content and HDTV. Brightness essentially equal to LED-LCD TV, although you might want to avoid reflections. Also you will have far less issues with non uniformity / dirty screen effect unlike LED-LCD.

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Someone has the F8500 ?
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Lots of people have the F8500 or are you referring to retailers selling it?
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If you aren't concerned about image retention or possible burn-in then the plasma is I'd think the way to go as in my opinion plasma offers overall superior picture quality.

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I can have the F8500 cheaper than the H7150.

Some sellers tell me the F8500 has limited viewing angle because of a filter, that we have to watch the tv directly in front otherwise it's very dark. Usually plasma have good viewing angle, is that a problem with the F8500 ?
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Lots of people have the F8500 or are you referring to retailers selling it?
People having it, to know what they think about it.
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People having it, to know what they think about it.
There are several long threads about it in the Plasma forum you can take a look at.

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I can have the F8500 cheaper than the H7150.

Some sellers tell me the F8500 has limited viewing angle because of a filter, that we have to watch the tv directly in front otherwise it's very dark. Usually plasma have good viewing angle, is that a problem with the F8500 ?
It has a limited vertical viewing angle due to the ambient light rejecting filter. If you plan to mounted it above or below eye level you may have issues if you're also planning to sit close to it. The horizontal viewing angle is very wide.
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When i bought my plasma in 2008, I used a break-in dvd the first 100 hours if I remember. Is it still necessary ?
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Is it still necessary ?
Probably not, but it doesn't hurt either.
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i read there is a lot of buzzing noises with the f8500... i'm little worried about it
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i read there is a lot of buzzing noises with the f8500... i'm little worried about it
Just returned a PN60F8500 because of very noticeable and distracting buzzing.
Too bad because I really like the picture, but could not sit directly in front of it because of the harsh buzzing.
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I calibrated an 60H7150 last weekend. Performed very well. It can deliver more light than the plasma if you are looking for a bright TV. It does it accurately, too. Grayscale dEu'v' less than 2 at all drive levels. Colours are really good as well. If targeting 60 points within the Rec.709 triangle, all are a dEu'v' of less than three except for blue which is somewhat more saturated the deeper the blue gets. 100% green, yellow, and magenta are also a little more saturated than they should be as well, but it's a minor nit-pik for an overall good TV. With your choice you need to just throw your weight around the black level issue. Since we're in the LCD era, there's little we can do about this. The severe 'clouding' of the past seems to be reduced. If you always have a little light in your room, the LCD is the way to go. The TV can do 55fL for reference white and above 65fL for peak white highlight information (no clipping) with ease be it with window or full frame patterns and maintain x.313 y.329 between the two on the switch. And this was with a backlight setting of 12 so more light could be had if needed (albeit with a sacrifice to black). This is not something a plasma can do.
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