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I am super close to purchasing a 65" Panasonic plasma tv but wanted to see what you all thought would be the best choice:

 

$1699 ST60 (floor model w/ 2700 hrs)

$2000 VT60 (floor model w/ 3400 hrs)

$2450 VT60 (NEW)

$2500 ZT60 (floor model w/ 2900 hrs)

 

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I may be overly cautious, but I would be hesitant to buy a floor plasma if it has been run in the showroom at the vivid picture setting, or whatever it is that Panasonic calls its brightest setting ("dynamic" on a Samsung).

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I may be overly cautious, but I would be hesitant to buy a floor plasma if it has been run in the showroom at the vivid picture setting, or whatever it is that Panasonic calls its brightest setting ("dynamic" on a Samsung).


So you would definitely go for the new one?


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So you would definitely go for the new one?

 

Take what I say with a grain of salt--I'm just speaking for myself--but I would probably go for the new one if money were not a huge issue. The only thing I'm really concerned about with plasmas is image retention, and it seems that their being run at their most vivid brightness and contrast in the typical showroom may not be the best thing in the world. Otherwise, I would have no problem with a floor display. But this is just me.

 

Whatever you choose, I hope it works out well for you.

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Take what I say with a grain of salt--I'm just speaking for myself--but I would probably go for the new one if money were not a huge issue. The only thing I'm really concerned about with plasmas is image retention, and it seems that their being run at their most vivid brightness and contrast in the typical showroom may not be the best thing in the world. Otherwise, I would have no problem with a floor display. But this is just me.

 

Whatever you choose, I hope it works out well for you.


Thank you Broadus...I appreciate it...all the advice i can get helps...$2500 is a good chunk of money for me!


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Thank you Broadus...I appreciate it...all the advice i can get helps...$2500 is a good chunk of money for me!

 

It's a chunk of change for me, too, more than I can afford to spend on a television. Hope you find what you want. Perhaps someone more knowledgable than I can give you some insight. Perhaps posting it as a new thread in the plasma forum will get you more input.

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It's a chunk of change for me, too, more than I can afford to spend on a television. Hope you find what you want. Perhaps someone more knowledgable than I can give you some insight. Perhaps posting it as a new thread in the plasma forum will get you more input.


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^ If you cant swing the $2500 go with the VT display. Worst case scenario you bring it back and get it exchanged. BestBuy let me out the door with a 60" F8500 for $1900 after I returned a burnt in display model. I would rather have a VT/ZT but this is still a spectacular TV.

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