Originally Posted by RyanA3
What do you guys think about my requirements:
1. I want the biggest plasma in the lineup. So if I want a 64", am I only shopping the 8000? If there is a 64" in 5,6,7 see the next question.
My media room is my basement -tiny windows with curtains and blinds. Plus, I only use the room in the daytime maybe 1-2X per month.
We are watching movies, tv, and a lot of xbox360. So a good mix.
I was only considering the 8000. Money is just paper. I like to buy things ONCE and never have to second guess.
But after reading a lot of your threads saying you can get the same picture out of a 6 vs 7 vs 8, minus blacks, etc etc, I really started to think twice.
QUESTION: Do I just get the 8000 for my dark basement? Or would the 7000 be ok for me? Or even 6? I don't like silver bezels, but my hands may be tied there. I have a blu ray with netflix, so those options are not a huge deal to me right now. I want 3D b/c I want to be future proof in case 3D really blows up.
I have pics in my sig/link if you want to see the situation.
Thanks for your time.
If you're sure you want the 64" then there is no 6500 option, so you need to choose from the 550, 7000, or 8000. This is the same situation I am in. The fact is, there is just not enough data out yet to determine the differences in PQ. If money is not an obstacle, of course the 8000 would be the best choice.
However, as far as "future proofing in case 3D blows up", I don't think that's possible. My guess is that none of these sets available today will be adequate for 3D in a few years. The technology is changing too fast. It would be better to just expect to buy another TV if/when 3D catches on and the technology settles into a standard.