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post #1651 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
PN58C550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Color depth, black levels and housing appearance

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Not sure yet. My order was messed up and was shipped last year's model. However, I do have the floor model as a loaner (identical to what I will be receiving) and will have to say color depth and depth of view.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Other than not yet receiving the one I bought, spending the vast amount of money

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Apps (though very minor)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Though the Series 5 is middle of the road, Apps should be a standard starting at a 50" Series 5 and on up.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Eventually finding out how to turn off the Store\\demo mode and correct image settings.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None (it's a loaner until mine arrives)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Considering my parents spent the same amount or close to it back in the 70's for our first color CRT set (albeit much smaller) - it's a tough call. no matter how you put it, a dollar is a dollar. However, going by dollar per inch I'd have to lean towards a yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
LCDs are a fine TV. Taking into account that the room where I placed the plasma is 100% white with large south facing windows, I still saw no need to go the LCD route. I do very little daytime watching with most of the viewing starting at dusk. I was going for the "home theatre" experience and therefore richer and deeper colors meant more for me than a bright display. In the occasions when I do want to watch on a sunny day, I raise the cell light from 11 to 18 and it's perfectly fine for general daytime viewing. Audio channels are always pumped through a sound system so the onboard speakers never being used (for the past 20 years or so).
post #1652 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
--Samsung PN50C450

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
--The screen size, beautiful picture, and the price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
--Gorgeous picture, and I didn't spend a lot of money.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
--Screen is very reflective, but the room it's in can be made quite dark.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
--Maybe a few more inputs; a universal-type remote.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
--At this price point, I don't know that I could recommend additional features, though they would be nice to have.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
--The sound is better than I thought it would be, and...the musical on/off "thingy".

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
--Some minor IR, but I was anticipating that. It goes away quickly.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
--Yes, this TV is definitely worth its price.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
--This set is a wonderful "bang for the buck", which is why they sell out in my area very quickly. I'm going to get a second set for my bedroom. Check out this TV if you're in the market for medium/big-screen HD at a budget price.
post #1653 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50C450

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price, brand reputation, picture quality

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Good picture, nice base.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
buzzing and picture speeds up for a split second every 5 minutes or so.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
the no buzz feature

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
make a quiet TV.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
"Wow, all my crazy customers that have complained about the buzzing on Samsung Plasmas are not crazy afterall!"

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Buzzing and video speeding up.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes if my problems were non-existent.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I am going to exchange for another one. After that I have no idea what I will be getting, but I know I for sure will not be keeping this model if the next is like this one. I am not convinced the issue will be solved with a new TV. I feel as though this will be a common Samsung glitch, but I hope I am wrong!
post #1654 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 50PK550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Rated for 9514ft elevation use.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Very nice picture, small border, rotating base, no buzzing--even at 8500ft.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Reflections unless room is dark.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Anti-reflection screen.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep up the good work, but add anti-reflection coating on screen.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How nice the slim border helps to set off the picture.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None, so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, only one third of what I paid for a new set last year.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Swivel base is a nice touch.
post #1655 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50C540

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Returned my PN50B530 and this is what they had, had to kick in $50.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The shape.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It came out of the box smashed. Cracked all over.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Worked

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Package them better

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The spider webbed cracks not listed in the specs.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Can't watch it and takes up space in my living room

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Nope

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Hopefully the replacement will not be smashed
post #1656 of 2123
1. Samsung PN50C550

2. Really wanted to make the jump from LCD to plasma and this was the most viable option in my price range and I love Samsung as a brand.

3. Black level, colors, 600hz motion destroys my 120hz lcd

4. Minor IR but was expecting it so not really a con

5. If it actually matters, having cinema smooth and the crystal hd engine of the C590

6. Make some more red ToC bezels, they were super sexy

7. Watching Avatar on my new plasma blew me away compared to my LCD, it was like seeing Blu-Ray for the first time again

8. Minor buzzing but i have to put my ear up to the back of the tv to even hear it. It's not audible during normal viewing.

9. Absolutely, I picked this bad boy up for $999!

10. If you are on the fence about a new plasma in the $1000-$1200 range you cannot go wrong with this amazing set, Panasonic and the floating blacks, and rising black level is not worth the hassle. Do yourself a favor and buy a samsung!
post #1657 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
PN58C590

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Received a damaged 58B560 from Crutchfield; they offered this step up/'010 model for way less than it normally sold for.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, looks, ease of setting up, menus are fairly straightforward, very little glare/reflections, nice base.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Absolutely nothing.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
For the way I'll use it, at least so far I don't think it lacks anything.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Write the manuals so that it actually tells you something.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised at how great its picture looked. Even w/ things scaled back, it's still very nice.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None whatsoever w/ the replacement set.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, but especially if you buy them right.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
None for now.
post #1658 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
PN58C550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
peter4jc bought one of the last 58B560 from Crutchfield that I initially wanted to get, so I got this model instead.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, looks (and swiveling stand), very little glare/reflection, perfect size, no IR.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing!
*UPDATE* Slight buzzing is back. Not really noticeable in the day, but noticeable at night when viewing with low volume.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
24p. Although I don't really see any noticeable judder when watching blu-ray even without that feature, so it's more to see what the hype is all about more than anything else.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
Keep making these babies.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Great picture quality out of the box, with no calibration (Movie setting, Warm1 colors).

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None. There was a very slight buzz when I first turned it on (barely noticeable), but it went away after a couple of hours.
*UPDATE* Buzz came back. Only when source is PS3 for some reason. Over cable, there's no audible buzz.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If I didn't have the TV hooked up to a PS3 (which in turn is hooked up to a media center), I might have wanted internet widgets. As it stands, it's perfect for my needs.
post #1659 of 2123
1. The model you have.

Pioneer PDP-6020fd

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?

Fantastic blacks, high ANSI ratio, minimalist cabinet design, clearance price

3. What do you like best about your plasma?

The huge size! I sit about 9 feet back. Coming from a g10 that I put 1300 hours on, the blacks are incomparable. Just a great picture when watching blu rays.

4. What don't you like about your plasma?

The omnipresent plasma buzz.

5. What feature(s) do you wish your Plasma had?

More color/picture adjustments.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your plasma?

Come back to the business!

7. What was your biggest surprise after you received your plasma?

The size and the weight. The 6020fd is built like a tank.

8. What problems or issues have you had with your plasma?

Besides the plasma buzz and the fact that I need to correct the height of the wall mount, I haven't had any issues - hopefully it stays like that!

9. Do you really think that today's prices are worth it?

There's a TV for every budget, so in that regard the prices are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

If you're looking at a high end TV from any other manufacturer, I highly encourage you to try and find one of the few remaining Pioneers.
post #1660 of 2123
1. The model you have.
Pioneer pro 101-FD Elite Kuro 50

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?
picture quality is king, and ability to tune and adjust. clean and simple look to the outside.

3. What do you like best about your plasma?
Will be delivered in a week. Looking forward to watching movies on it. I'm excited to try out the Ethernet based config web server.

4. What don't you like about your plasma?
none yet.

5. What feature(s) do you wish your Plasma had?
I wish it had picture profile controls on the front, there are only input select and aspect select. You need the remote for everything else.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your plasma?

na

7. What was your biggest surprise after you received your plasma?

na

8. What problems or issues have you had with your plasma?

na

9. Do you really think that today's prices are worth it?
I agree with the last poster, there are prices for every budget. You pay for what you want or can see. So sure, they can always be cheaper, but I usually get what I pay for and I'm usually happy with the higher end stuff.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1661 of 2123
1. The model you have.
Pioneer Pro 101-FD Elite Kuro 50”

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?
Found one at a price that i could not pass up.

3. What do you like best about your plasma?
The picture, the quality.

4. What don't you like about your plasma?
none

5. What feature(s) do you wish your Plasma had?
none

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your plasma?
Please Pioneer, go back to making those great panels.


7. What was your biggest surprise after you received your plasma?
Was blown away by the picture right out of the box.

8. What problems or issues have you had with your plasma?
none

9. Do you really think that today's prices are worth it?
For quality absolutely. Got a great deal on mine and I jump on it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you find a Pro 101fd at a great price go for it you won't regret it.
post #1662 of 2123
The "Model" you have.
Pioneer KRP-500M 50" PDP monitor

What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Reviews, and the Kuro pictures thread put me over the top and I knew I had to have it. I purchased from a forum sponsor back in December and the transaction + delivery could not have gone better. Best Christmas ever!

What you like best about your Plasma.
Deep bezel blacks, even in a dark room. After ~1000 hours, blacks have gotten even deeper, if that's possible. Stunning and immersive picture quality--Pure mode is excellent right out of the box. Never any IR, even after leaving a DVD menu on overnight and hours of gaming. Built like a tank. Excellent & intuitive menu system and picture controls. Adjustable picture-in-picture & freeze frame modes. 24p film modes that work! Very slick ethernet control interface for the nerds. Fun integrator mode to play with settings like studio mode, mirror mode and position/translucency of the PIP window. Wife-approval factor is through the roof.

What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing to complain about.

What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Can't think of anything. The built-in web browser control could be a little better, but that's pretty minor. This TV does everything and does it well.

What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Come back!!!

What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The large size for my relatively small room, which of course I'm used to now. The sleek, super thin design. The remote is heavy-duty and feels very well made. Also the manual (more like a novel) that is incredibly comprehensive. The Kuro obsessiveness that followed after witnessing its stunning beauty, and its subsequent rise to a member of the family rather than a electronic device.

What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None whatsoever. I did D-Nice's recommended break-in, applied his Pure Mode settings, and unlocked ISF modes with KuroControl via the ethernet interface. Everything worked like a charm.

Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely. I paid much less than what the 500M's brother (101FD) is selling for, and would gladly pay the higher price today. It is that good.

Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The Pioneer Signature Elites and KRP series are truly professional monitors in every sense of the word. If you're considering a Kuro and on the fence about the price, consider it a small investment in peace of mind and years of viewing enjoyment.
post #1663 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
TCP58S1
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Size, price, and PQ when calibrated
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
That I could do a trick mounting on a bookshelf using the metal base spikes the typically get mounted to the base and go up in the tv.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
The "BUZZ"
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Better blacks would always be better
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
I'm worried that it suffers from the floating blacks, but haven't noticed anything yet
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It's about 58 inches larger than in the store lol
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
more than worth in... spent more on my first 42 inch 1080p
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Just that panasonic is superior to the samsungs always... the only plasma I've ever liked from them, which had the worst "BUZZ" of all, was the 860... save plasma and buy panasonic cause PQ alone is all that can keep these great tvs around.
post #1664 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic P54G10

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Went to get an LCD and picked this up on an impulse. Price was super attractive at $799.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Deep blacks and rich colors.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Netflix streaming. Hope a firmware/software update can fix that?

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Not that familiar with Plasmas yet to make any suggestions. But based on my viewing so far, I'd say don't give up on the Plasma technology.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Besides Picture Quaity, how light today's Plasma TVs are. I remember helping a friend many years ago with an AKAI Plasma and it was a back breaker.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.

None so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I thought I was stealing one and ran out as fast as I could.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
PLasma adds so much more to watching HD than even the best LCD/LED can. No matter what the shortcomings are of a plasma compared to an LCD, I will stick to PLasma from now on.
post #1665 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P58VT25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model ?.
It's the top of the Panny line this year, and also features 3D.

3. What you like best about your Plasma ?
Deep blacks, fantastic picture and 3D.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma ?
There is absolutely nothing that I don't like.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had ?

Nothing seems to be missing.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma ? More advertising. This thing is out of this world !!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma ?
Putting on the 3D glasses and watching the demo disc in my Panny 3D disc player. WOW !!!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma ?Absolutely NONE.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it ?
YES. I paid $2900 for it. For a "comparable" LCD, I would have paid over $5000.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The viewing angle of 3D is NOT limited as it is on LCD. Also, there is no motion blur when fast moving images are on the screen. This Panny has THE BEST picture I have ever seen on any HDTV.
post #1666 of 2123
I just brought home a 50'' Panasonic G25.

Got the bad boy for $1660 out the door, with a 5 year warranty (no questions asked), and a free skype web cam.

How'd I do?

I decided to go with the G25 over the VT25 as I almost exclusively watch action movies/fast motion sports/gaming, and the 3D just seemed super choppy on quick motion. (The crow was on the screen for like 3 frames in the demo)
post #1667 of 2123
Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25 50" Plasma TV.
It is AMAZING! I feel like I am literally sitting on the field at the World Cup. I can see the blades of grass.
I got the recommendation to buy it from bestcovery.com. Check it out. They have a bunch of great recs and you do not have to be a tv guru to understand all the terms they reference like other recommendation sites. I looked into the Samsung as well but I decided that the Panasonic was worth the extra $200.
post #1668 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Bought the Panasonic 50G20

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I went in to get a Samsung fearing the black-level issue. But for $150 more I could not resist the possible added benefits of the G20.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture looked great and l liked its anti-reflective setup.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Fear of black levels rising

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
None.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma. None.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How a 50 inch doesn't have the WOW factor of a 60 inch. Even coming from an old 32" CRT.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Need to figure out how to set it up with Uverse properly to 'strech' or h-fill' SD content and not messing up the Uverse guide.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
YES

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Bought it Saturday at Best Buy and went back on Monday to get the packge deal with the 228 home theater system add-on. For only $100 more. Cancelled the free geek squad setup.
post #1669 of 2123
1. The model you have.

Pioneer Pro 101-FD Elite Kuro 50

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?

Wanted a Pioneer for years (had a Pioneer CRT years ago and it was amazing). My Sony SXRD projection TV died and I needed a replacement and found one NEW at Best Buy two weeks ago.

3. What do you like best about your plasma?

Picture is second to none. Had a Sony 52" EX700 set up in my home for comparison, but there was none. Pioneer colors are rich and saturated and natural especially in "pure" mode without the cartoonish "neon" look of the LCD. Blacks are true, and shadow detail is wonderful. No motion artifacts. Also, not mentioned much, the Pioneer renders a much sharper image than the Sony and I noticed this in the store compared to other brands as well. There is a true three-dimensionality to the image. This is, truly, reference standard viewing. I am now going to upgrade to OPPO Blu-Ray/DVD!

4. What don't you like about your plasma?

A little worried about burn-in but no sign of anything after a week of serious use.

5. What feature(s) do you wish your Plasma had?

This set lacks for nothing. I am now looking for a 60" Kuro set for my main TV and my second TV will be sold and the 101FD used there.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your plasma?

I can't understand why Pioneer quit. They were way ahead of the game and still are from what I can see. If the rush to 3d continues (for which I have no interest) I bet they will still be the standard for 2d even several years from now.


7. What was your biggest surprise after you received your plasma?

How good it was compared to the current state of the art LCD (Samsung and Sony) and plasma (Panasonic).

8. What problems or issues have you had with your plasma?

None, but it's just been a week.

9. Do you really think that today's prices are worth it?

Paid 2800 which includes the screen (1999), the stand (included), delivery and integration to my hone theater (90), calibration (to be given after 150 hours)(included), and 4 year "black tie" warranty which I deem essential on a discontinued item (435) plus sales tax. I thought it was a steal.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Various Best Buys around the country may still have some of these new in the box but you can't find them at bb.com and must actually call stores in different regions/states. Good hunting!
post #1670 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65S1

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Tremendous bang for the buck. 65 inches of Plasma Heaven and Three years same as cash didn't hurt either.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The size and the picture

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Could be even bigger?

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Maybe built in Netflix

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep doing what your doing.....bigger screens lower prices

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The gorgeous black levels compared to my 61" DLP

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes.....tomorrows will be less, but if you are always looking at tomorrow you'll never pull the trigger today

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I'll take size and picture over features every time. Six years ago I loved Plasma but it had a lot of issues then and was expensive for the size. Well not anymore. Back then I had to settle for DLP.....which was not bad; certainly got a lot of real-estate for your dollar....but it never had that smooth film like quality that plasma has. Glad I could finally upgrade.
post #1671 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50C6500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Wonderful pricing, size, brand quality and saturation in market, features

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Startling size and picture quality; user controls and versatility

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Not much, but if I had to choose something at this point, it would be the location of the various A/V Connecting points (HDMI, USB, Component). Besides where they are (located on the back side of the panel), I found there to be little room with which to work. Perhaps my fingers are just too large. Its a small complaint and one I otherwise would not voice if not for the question.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
None that I can think of at this point. It has everything I desire.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your Plasma.
Please don't forget my owner's manual next time I purchase something from you. In Samsung's defense, the blu-ray player I also purchased did come complete with owner's manual. Luckily for me, in my total haste and excitement, before my TV arrived, I downloaded the owners manual and some other documents to my computer and I was able to refer to those when setting up my TV yesterday.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How *bleep* large this thing is. I know its not the largest of units out there, but in comparison to what I have been used to up until this point, this thing is massive and beautiful!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None whatsoever thus far. And I'm crossing my fingers! I've had absolutely zero "buzzing," no IR, and no inconsistencies in the PQ that I can decipher. Of course, I am certainly not an expert when it comes to Plasmas so it is quite possible that my untrained eye and ear just does not pick these things up, where someone else might be able to. But the important thing is that the person to whom it matters most, myself, I am not experiencing any of these problems.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Without a doubt. Personally, I don't care about 3-D technology, especially as it pertains to home entertainment, so shelling out $3,000 - $5,000 for such a unit is not worth it to me. But for the price I paid for my plasma, and the prices I saw when researching between LCD's and Plasma's, I think the prices are well worth the experience.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I am absolutely in love with this television. I started out thinking that I was only going to look at and purchase one of the LED LCD's, as I've had an LCD up until now, and I felt its picture quality was just about as good as Plasma, and there was seemingly less to worry about. Once I delved into the information though, and the reviews, Plasma quickly won me over. This set is amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation or reservation.
post #1672 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P54VT25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
This TV has the best 3D experience for what I'm looking for. It has also been called the best 2D plasma being manufactured (not the best 2D plasma ever manufactured).

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Low input lag, low refresh rate, 3D capable. Is it weird that I put 3D last?

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
There's a couple of things. The price ($3000 MSRP) is pretty steep (relatively speaking). The 3D glasses are pretty heavy on the nose, and they're probably the nerdiest glasses design ever conceived of by mankind. Also, the fact that IR / Burn-in exists at all makes me nervous (it's my first plasma). I haven't watched anything with black bars yet (got the TV about three weeks ago, but spent the first week running a burn in DVD).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
1080p 60Hz per eye in 3D mode (I know none of the 3D TVs have this, but I still want it).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Please don't add a color tint to the glasses. It makes it hard if my friends come over with their un-tinted universal 3D glasses.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
There weren't any major surprises (because I had read so much about it before hand). Honestly, the box that it came in surprised me the most. The box was wicked high tech. There were plastic handles that were near the bottom area of the box which, once removed, allowed the top of the box to slide off so that you could grab the TV easily, and no tape needed to be cut at all!

I was also impressed with the way they handled battery installation for the glasses. I would have thought that there'd be two options. Pre-install the battery (which will slowly drain it, but is easier for the user), or ship it with a battery not installed (which is harder, but the battery won't drain). Panasonic surprised me though. They preinstalled it with a small plastic tab separating it from one of the contacts. Once you pull out the tab, the battery automatically connects and the glasses are now powered! Sometimes it's the little things that get me.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Just the fact that there's only one set of 3D glasses that come with it, so for now, we have to either trade off (in the case of a video game), or only have one person using 3D at a time.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Oh, yeah. Wasn't a "good" plasma TV like $15,000 8 years ago? Now the best model plasma being made is $3,000 (at least, in the 54 model)? Yeah, that's quite the deal. I never would have dreamed that I'd own something like this in only 8 years from when I first saw them at Best Buy.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is simply a high quality TV. Not even mentioning PQ (which is amazing), it's thin (compared to comparable plasmas), it's quiet, it's not hot, and the cooling fan is quiet. It even has a fairly small bezel, and it surprised me, but the brown color for the bezel doesn't bother me at all. I actually kind of like it.
post #1673 of 2123
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9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes.....tomorrows will be less, but if you are always looking at tomorrow you'll never pull the trigger today

Well said. I couldn't agree more.
post #1674 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P50G25 50" plasma

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The great picture quality and bang for your buck, 600HZ 1080P, plus 50" and the ratings from Cnet , AVS , and all the other consumer groups on this model.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The Picture Quality, viewing angle, antiglare, sound, everything so far.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Not many outputs , and only one for sound (Optical).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
More outputs (HDMI) and (RCA).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Make more output options.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It was better than I had ever expected,,picture antiglare AND sound quality.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None, just having the patience of break it in on Standard mode.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
This was a great deal, as I priced Sears , Best Buy, HHgregg etc etc,,Finally HHgregg gave me a deal at just over cost ,,so I couldn't pass it up!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you're looking for one of the best pictures and a great price, then you should at least look at these models.
post #1675 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50C550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Balance of price, picture quality, style and local availability.
Much better in all categories than the Panasonics I had to
compare with, especially style actually!

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality and the fact that I bought it at Best Buy who
refunded the $186 difference when they lowered the price
within 30 days!!

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Still getting used to the slight image retention it shows, especially when going from a letterboxed program to the menus.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I wish it had handled 1080p/24 properly. No real excuse for any set to not at this point. Looked at the 590 service menu thing and decided against mucking around as no one has reported getting this to work any better.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Nothing.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How big it seemed at first!!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely! I upgraded from a first generation Sharp LCD (2001) which
I payed $3200 for, and it was the floor model!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1676 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 60PK550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
60" flat screen on sale for $1,200.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Great viewing angles, realistic color

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Swivel base. Not really needed on plasma due to wide viewing angles. Would rather see a more solid 2 post base.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Thinner than expected

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Slight occasional buzzing, most plasmas have some buzz. Not a deal breaker though.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes Yes Yes. You won't find a better price on a flat screen 60" anywhere.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Bought to replace my Mitsubishi WS65513 CRT rear projection. Had been looking for a good deal on a large flat screen (didn't want to go down in size) and when Conn's had the set on a July 4th madness sale (set normally sells for $1,600) I jumped in
post #1677 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50C550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Wanted to try plasma after 3 lcd tvs. Larger set as well. Was going for an LG but chose this instead due to Samsung having a longer history with plasma.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture quality. Was worried that I would see pixels, movie imperfections or lines in the images on the screen but I am not noticing any of that.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Nothing yet. The fee (25.00) for recycling. What is that all about???

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
A better remote. Also, I am not into all those extra little gizmos (wireless, internet and YouTube stuff), just give me a nice picture.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Keep up the good work! Offer a trade-in from previous models.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How amazing the picture was considering I don't sit too far away from the set. I sit either 7 or 9 feet away. Was worried it would be too big, but it really isn't. That really surprised me.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None at all. Hopefully none ever.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I got a pretty good deal on this set, less than a grand. I paid more than that for my other lcd sets which were 40" or 42" sets.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I was a big fence-sitter in terms of making the leap to plasma. I actually wanted to go with LED but now I've learned that is only a gimmick. If you are thinking of going from lcd to plasma, I suggest you do it!
post #1678 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN50C8000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
That is a very complicated question. Lets just say it was the best one available to me that had what I wanted, plus love the super thinness.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Too new to say. Nice picture out of the box though, with a lot of depth on OTA HD. Waiting on the Blu-Ray player to arrive...Also love the remote.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Puts off a LOT of heat.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Built in wireless connection.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
None yet, give it time...

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
No buzz yet...lol. Give it time.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None yet. Only had it two days.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I have only had it two days...I will have more input later...
post #1679 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 60PK550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Good Review by Chad B and good PQ at cheaper price.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Very nice picture, small border & very nice TruSlim profile.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Reflections unless room is dark.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Anti-reflection screen.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Needs Anti-Glare coating on the screens

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The UI is very intuitive and simple. Easy to find what you want.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None, so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, the prices have gone down a lot. Got a 60" in 2010 for the price of 42 in 2008.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This model is very good in terms of PQ out of the box. If you get it calibrated by Experts on this forum (20 Pt calibration and CMS) the PQ could be Excellent and comparable to high-end models except KURO.

This is the "best bang for the buck" model for 2010 models.
post #1680 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Well the only non-Pioneer 1080p plasma of equal size that comes close on PQ is a VT25. The Panasonic had a 1 year waranty while Pioneer offers 3 years coverage. The Elite cost me a little more though.. about a 2 year waranty extention' worth. But here's the clincher, the Pioneer is a tested and true performer that, according to many, would seem to age well.


3. What you like best about your Plasma.
What I like best is how Blu-Ray movies @ 1080p24 come ridiculously close to the look and feel of projected celluloid film.


4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I have not yet used the set's audio or even tuned into tv broadcasts so I can't comment. 'Been on a movie binge though. And if I had to say something it would be nitpicking. Like the blue led being too bright even set to low. Or the thin reflection off the inside of the glossy bezel is distracting.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Wish it could process two digital signals for its P-in-P and P-side-P features.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Please start making these again! No need to even update it just start making parts and sets again!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
See answer to question 3. I wasn't expecting that. I think 24fps has alot to do with this but what initialy floored me was the light. I had never seen a tv get so close to a movie screen.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None yet.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Thats a trick question. On one hand I must believe I paid a fair price for my set since I... er...paid it. But on the other hand I did pay top dollar for yesterday's discontinued tv. So what does that say about todays "Prices"?

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I'll keep this post updated until I've tried all the tricks the tv has up its sleeve.
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