I've been reading a lot of reviews on Best Buy and Amazon about LGs 60" plasma. Everybody seems to rave about them, but I can't find anything more professional about it.
Dell has it on sale for $709 with a $100 gift card. Now for every $400 gift card purchase, they give you another $75. So essentially I get $250 in promotional gift cards and that pays for a nice matching soundbar. The difference of the $800 (2 $400 cards) and the $700 TV leaves me with $100 to cover tax or any additional shipping. Seems like a killer deal that's going to be impossible to beat. I just have a hard time biting on the LG for some reason.
No stores around me have it displayed. Target, Sears, Best Buy, PaulsTV - no one. My main TV upstairs is a Panasonic plasma GT50? from a few years ago. It was a no brainer when I saw it in the store, it destroyed all competition. I could go the Panasonic route again, and get an S60 65" or an ST60 60" for the same price, roughly $1500. Main uses are general HD viewing (obviously), blu ray movies and gaming... But it's almost double the price of the LG and no soundbar (I don't want a surround sound mess downstairs).
Normally I wouldn't think twice about the Panasonic, but we've got a wedding and honeymoon to pay for. Every little bit I save helps, on the other hand I don't want to piss away money just because the "deal" is better.
Edited by mg83 - 11/15/13 at 5:03pm