Originally Posted by jrlsail
Hi - looking for thoughts and input on a TV upgrade. Have the 50" U700 and moving it to the bedroom. Replacing with 60". We prefer plasma do to the picture and colors. Do I stay Panasonic? and which model can I get away with at the lowest cost and still improve/keep picture quality? It is used as a monitor only and I do not use the sound. 3D is not important. Currently feeding it with Uverse and LG 590. 80% tv, 20% b-ray viewing. generally dark in the house.
I've set up three ST30s for friends and they blow my PZ700U away in every category. Night and day difference.
However i have some experience with AT&T U-Verse on a few of my installs and i gotta say they have the poorest HD picture quality of all the various providers so don't expect any TV you buy to look it's best. One of my neighbors has U-Verse and was complaining about the PQ on an NFL game so i brought my rabbit ears over and tuned the same channel over the air and the picture was WAY better over the antenna. We tried some other local channels and they all looked overly compressed on U-Verse, but crisp and clear on the antenna.
Another problem might be that a newer better TV will expose U-Verse's flaws moreso than a lesser older TV would.