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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me choose my tv. I'm a novice to TV technology, but I've decided that now's the time for me to get a new set and I've narrowed it down to three TV's based on affordability and what I'm looking for. They are:

Samsung F5300 Plasma: no smart, great price, great blacks, very reflective
Samsung F6300 LED: lots of smart, okay price, moderate blacks and brilliant though sometimes overblown colors, not reflective
Panasonci P60S60: good smart, steep price, bloody great blacks, though its reflective a dim set for light output

Okay, so I know you can't reduce everything to simple numbers, but from the F5300 as my cheapest option, the F6300 is $250 more and the P60 $500.

Yes, I've read review after review of how good the P60's blacks are. How its not a great bright room set, but its a stunning picture for the price. But imagine if you had a limited budget where you had to justify $1100 vs $1600. Nothing I've read has made the P60 sound $500 better than the 5300, and honestly I've spent hours researching and in front of both sets and while I admit the later set is a stronger performer, it doesn't strike me as THAT much better. To me, the F5300 is a great set and I can justify the expense from what I can see. But if its bad enough under my low lights, I'd be willing to sacrifice some blacks for the F6300. Then again, I'm basing my decision on my untrained eyes. Care to help?


P.S. If it helps, here's a bit about me:

The room specs:

- mid sized bachelor apartment (yes, I want a 60". This is important.)
- small windows/ easily controllable light
- I am the only person who'll be watching

Here are my specs:

- I watch action/superhero/anime/sci-fi
- all the visually stunning stuff
- light brown hair, 6" with a kind heart
- haha etc

Here's what I'm looking for

- picture quality/depth of black
- not lots of reflections, though this is not a deal breaker as my apartment is dark

Other thoughts are:

- off angle viewing is only moderately important (its a small apartment)
- I don't care about smart features.


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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me choose my tv. I'm a novice to TV technology, but I've decided that now's the time for me to get a new set and I've narrowed it down to three TV's based on affordability and what I'm looking for. They are:

Samsung F5300 Plasma: no smart, great price, great blacks, very reflective
Samsung F6300 LED: lots of smart, okay price, moderate blacks and brilliant though sometimes overblown colors, not reflective
Panasonci P60S60: good smart, steep price, bloody great blacks, though its reflective a dim set for light output

Okay, so I know you can't reduce everything to simple numbers, but from the F5300 as my cheapest option, the F6300 is $250 more and the P60 $500.

Yes, I've read review after review of how good the P60's blacks are. How its not a great bright room set, but its a stunning picture for the price. But imagine if you had a limited budget where you had to justify $1100 vs $1600. Nothing I've read has made the P60 sound $500 better than the 5300, and honestly I've spent hours researching and in front of both sets and while I admit the later set is a stronger performer, it doesn't strike me as THAT much better. To me, the F5300 is a great set and I can justify the expense from what I can see. But if its bad enough under my low lights, I'd be willing to sacrifice some blacks for the F6300. Then again, I'm basing my decision on my untrained eyes. Care to help?


P.S. If it helps, here's a bit about me:

The room specs:

- mid sized bachelor apartment (yes, I want a 60". This is important.)
- small windows/ easily controllable light
- I am the only person who'll be watching

Here are my specs:

- I watch action/superhero/anime/sci-fi
- all the visually stunning stuff
- light brown hair, 6" with a kind heart
- haha etc

Here's what I'm looking for

- picture quality/depth of black
- not lots of reflections, though this is not a deal breaker as my apartment is dark

Other thoughts are:

- off angle viewing is only moderately important (its a small apartment)
- I don't care about smart features.

Most sets have reflective screens now. F5300 is a good compromise of price vs. performance. If the Panasonic doesn't seem like it's worth the extra money to you trust your gut. ( I own a Samsung plasma myself). In a dark space rule out LED you won't like the picture in the long run, if you were in a well lit room watching sports that's a different situation.

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Most sets have reflective screens now. F5300 is a good compromise of price vs. performance. If the Panasonic doesn't seem like it's worth the extra money to you trust your gut. ( I own a Samsung plasma myself). In a dark space rule out LED you won't like the picture in the long run, if you were in a well lit room watching sports that's a different situation.

Cool. In all the times I've seen the Samsung, Even in stores where it's bright as all hell and the TVs aren't calibrated for ****, the Samsung always stuck out for me. As far as the LED TV, that was only my middle option because I can get the TV a Good price because I work for electronics retailer, and I'm thinking for long-term when I move into the house that might have more light. But you made some good points. I'll definitely take it under advisement
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+1 on the F5300 as i have the 60 5350 costco version of the 5300. and let me say that its a amazing set i calibrated grayscale gamma 10pt white balance color space . very user friendly with dead on colors .


only con i can say is that the usb doesnt play certain types of files. and i wish i could get a much bigger size . it looks small in my 15ft across .

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