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LG 60PA6500 or Samsung PN60E6500

post #1 of 6
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Which one would you purchase?

We are looking for a 60". Room is nice for plasma as the lighting is fairly dim. Would be replacing a Panasonic TH-C42HD from Costco so anything will be a big step up. The LG would save me a bunch of money and looked real nice viewing it at a local store. Will it fall far behind the Samsung for overall satisfaction though? I do really like the feature set on the Samsung with the SmartTV suite and the extra anti-reflective of this model is enticing.

Main uses are HDTV programming, PS3 gaming, and streaming movies.

Upper end of what I want to spend is $1600. Any suggestions or help is appreciated. Still searching these forums and trying to wrap my head around all the info. smile.gif
post #2 of 6
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Any thoughts?

Are there other 60" sets that you would recommend over these two in the price range of $1000-1600?

Saving $600 would be nice. Is the WOW factor of the Samsung that huge over the LG?
post #3 of 6
The LG 6500 plasma is more equivalent in specs and features to the Samsung E530, in the entry level 1080p category. The Samsung 6500 series is a step up 2 levels and not directly comparible. If you want to step up to 3D and Smart TV, the next level up in the Samsung series is the E550, which is at a lower price point and more affordable depending upon budget. But the 6500/7000/8000 series will have the better video processing, although the E550 is a nice compromise between the entry level and upper level series. But I would honestly debate between the Panasonic U50/UT50/ST50 as the best choice for overall pic quality.
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Thank you tylerSC.
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And if your looking for a similar price point for the entry level 1080p plasmas, the choices are LG 60PA6500, Samsung PN60E530, and Panasonic 60U50 with similar specs. All @$999. All are nice, but I do believe the Panasonic has better blacks and better video processing. But research the various models to determine your own preferences.
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

And if your looking for a similar price point for the entry level 1080p plasmas, the choices are LG 60PA6500, Samsung PN60E530, and Panasonic 60U50 with similar specs. All @$999. All are nice, but I do believe the Panasonic has better blacks and better video processing. But research the various models to determine your own preferences.

I figured shooting for the $1k mark was below what I would like to have as far as quality. After reading more information here on AVS and from past enjoyment of Samsung products I decided on the Samsung PN60E6500. I looked over this model and the Panasonics at a local store.

Thanks for the help. smile.gif
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