Originally Posted by scagg
I spent the last 2 weeks on this debate, the panasonic plasma 3d or samsung c8000 plasma.
After all the detailed research I decided that both were Perfect choices.
All the, this is better or this one is worse, are all minor issues, barely noticeable to anyone who picks them.
I found that 99% of any problems that people have with the Samsung was because they had the LED and not the Plasma and they keep posting in the Plasma discussions.
Therefore my decision came down to price.
I went to Best Buy and decided that because I got the 58 inch TV with Blu-Ray, 2 glasses, DVD and Geek Squad, I chose the SAMSUNG C8000 plasma. I could only get the Panny 54 inch with no extras at the same price.
When they went to the back....they were out of the Samsung.
So, Best Buy told me they have an off-the record price. You can get the 58 inch Panny for the 54 inch price!!
So I did it. I now have installed at home the Panasonic 58 inch and it is awesome!
I will say one thing - I do miss not having the 2d to 3d conversion. I know it doesn't work good on everything, but when sitting here with my Panasonic, I want to try so many things in 3d, from Halo to Star Trek...and it is very disppointing that I can't. This is a serious issue because I still have that 'would I be having more fun if I got the Samsung).
That is what your main decision should be. Price and Do you want 2d to 3d conversion?
All the other decisions on which looks better, which has more problems...is really a very minor point, they are all things that the normal person would never see, if so a firmware update and setting or two and it is cleared up.
Good luck...and P.S. If you deal with Best Buy, ask about the 58 for 54 inch price if you want the Panny....also throw in that you will buy a $50 Geek Squad...that helps get the price down...