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s60 vs u50 or other?

post #1 of 10
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Some background. Currently in my man cave, I have a 7yr old 42in Sammy DLP. My bulb is about to go out again and I am using this as an excuse too upgrade.

I mainly use the TV in the evening so lighting won't be a big deal most of the time. It will be used for sports, movie watching and some gaming.

From the research I have done, plasma is the best bang for the buck. My budget is around $700-$800. I really don't care about 3d or smart TV since I have several gaming consoles and a roku. Also have a HD receiver so speakers are not important.

Best Buy has the new model Pan 50S60 for $699 but Sam's has last years 60U50 for $799. Either would be a huge upgrade from my 42 inch 720p dlp.

Are the added features, pic quality worth the sacrifice of the screen size?

Thanks
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by hooch1 View Post

Some background. Currently in my man cave, I have a 7yr old 42in Sammy DLP. My bulb is about to go out again and I am using this as an excuse too upgrade.

I mainly use the TV in the evening so lighting won't be a big deal most of the time. It will be used for sports, movie watching and some gaming.

From the research I have done, plasma is the best bang for the buck. My budget is around $700-$800. I really don't care about 3d or smart TV since I have several gaming consoles and a roku. Also have a HD receiver so speakers are not important.

Best Buy has the new model Pan 50S60 for $699 but Sam's has last years 60U50 for $799. Either would be a huge upgrade from my 42 inch 720p dlp.

Are the added features, pic quality worth the sacrifice of the screen size?

Thanks

I would definitely go with the 50S60, it's a substantial improvement.

Brighter, better blacks, sharper, etc. biggrin.gif
post #3 of 10
If you can wait a little longer I would see what the prices are o the S64 model (this is the club version of the s series). This will be S model but with the ST filter on it.......YOu may also be able to get it in 60" by that time as well......
post #4 of 10
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Hmmm, not a bad suggestion. Now only if I can force myself to wait. smile.gif
post #5 of 10
From the looks of it so far, the sizes for the S64 will be 50" and 65", with no mention of 55 or 60. Sams has a listing of the 65" at $1448 currently. Just something to consider as there may or may not be other sizes offered.
post #6 of 10
You are having the classic size vs quality dilemma. I am currently going through the same thing. As much as I love picture quality, there IS a lot to be said for a screen that is 10" bigger. From a 50" to a 60", you are talking a 44% bigger picture overall.
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Originally Posted by AdamHD View Post

You are having the classic size vs quality dilemma. I am currently going through the same thing. As much as I love picture quality, there IS a lot to be said for a screen that is 10" bigger. From a 50" to a 60", you are talking a 44% bigger picture overall.

Yeah I know. While I want the best picture I can afford, its not like I'm real nitpicky. Seems like several are happy with the U54 and it also comes with the filter. That is a lot more TV....

I'm also reconsidering LCD instead because of the several IR/burn-in while gaming threads I'm seeing. I'm actually playing Halo 4 right now and there was a thread about game on this forum today. Thats one issue I didn't have to worry about with the DLP.
post #8 of 10
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After comparing the 2 in person, I went with the p50s60. While it might have been store settings, the picture just looked better on the s60. Plus after viewing them, I decided 50 inches was about as big as I wanted for the narrow space I have to work with in my bedroom sized man-cave. Also I can control the lighting in my room so no filter needed.
post #9 of 10
Good choice! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by fairchild99 View Post

Good choice! smile.gif

+1 wink.gif
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