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post #1831 of 2123
Thats really odd, I havent experienced this on my TV. Where did you purchase it from? I would exchange it, perhaps you got a bad set? That rainbow effect was supposed to have been fixed a year or two ago.
post #1832 of 2123
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Originally Posted by eckohb View Post

what do you mean by the rainbow effect?h

It meant that Samsung TVs are gay.
post #1833 of 2123
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Originally Posted by eckohb View Post

Thats really odd, I havent experienced this on my TV. Where did you purchase it from? I would exchange it, perhaps you got a bad set? That rainbow effect was supposed to have been fixed a year or two ago.

It's just something to do with how I see the tv. Other people don't see it, but I do. It's just a problem I have with Plasmas. But with LCD's I have to deal with horrible PQ and motion blur so I'll deal with the yellow flashes to watch almost perfect PQ. lol
As an example if you do the THX tests the one with the white circle.. I see like 8 circles with my eyes because of the yellow flashing while other people just see one. The high contrast of the white on black just kills me.
post #1834 of 2123
I gotcha. I've yet to run one of those THX tests, do certain dvds/blu rays have them or how to go about getting one of those?
post #1835 of 2123
My local Costco had a handful of them for $679. A lot cheaper than I had seen online.
post #1836 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
54VT-25

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
A local electronics store went out of business and had this new in the box at liquidation price. Like, crazy low. Low enough to convince me to sell my 6 month old three times repaired buzzing Sammy 58C590 and buy this.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
It doesn't buzz audibly over normal volume. I mean it hums a bit, it is a plasma but compared to the Samsung it's whisper quiet. Also, picture has quite a bit more depth and pop even though I was pleased as punch with the PQ on the Sammy.


4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

The White / black labeling on the side of the TV for the inputs there. I took the time and effort to mount this thing on a low profile mount and run my wires through the wall to have it look as clean as possible only to have that ugly lettering on the side. Oh well. If this is the worst offense so far I'm doing pretty good I think.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Glassesless 3D would be nice.


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

Adjust your prices correctly for Canada panasonic. Though this didn't apply in this specific case our dollar is worth a lot more than 10 years ago. We shouldn't be paying a premium north of the border.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
How much better the blacks were than my previous plasma. Also how little I noticed the 4 inches of screen size I lost. Although I only sit 8 feet from the TV so that helps. Also, the smaller screen fits the room better. Not so daunting.


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

I haven't had any of the buzzing or floating blacks. Only real issue is glare from the GIANT adjacent window that faces directly west. I'll have to pick up some better black out curtains but those decisions fall under the purview of my manager (wife).


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

Well, it's such a ridiculous luxury that yeah, they are worth it. The fact that so many of us can afford these things now speaks to the affordability in this day and age.


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

I love this TV. I liked the Samsung a lot but after 3 repairs in 6 months I'm glad to be rid of it. Luckily I was able to sell it for more than I should have been able to. Worked to offset the cost.
post #1837 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN59D7000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Liked the plasmas over the LEDs, but couldn't convince myself to spend the extra for the 8000's.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, app selection

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It's currently a brick due to the firmware update, but I'm hoping the fix posted today will resolve the issue when I get home.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I didn't realize how much I would want the qwerty remote. I'm going to try out the iPhone remote app and see if that works and makes things a little better.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Don't know at this point, I'm coming from a DLP and right now have more features in this plasma than I needed, but I'm sure I will come up with something soon.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The PQ is really better than I thought it would be.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Bricked through the firmware update

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


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1838 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic Viera TC-P42X3/TC-P5OX3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
The price and its features

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
The app center

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
It's not 1080p

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
They should specify more about what comes with your tv, because i got more than what i expected with my tv's .

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
Some features that wasn't mentioned on the description.

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

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
None
post #1839 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 59" Plasma 3D (PN59D6500DFXZA)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Brand name, features, & quality.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Smart Hub, Netflix, & network connected.

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

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Wish they would have included one of those Samsung QWERTY remotes that some other 2011 models come with.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The USB ports & wifi. Didn't know it had those included .

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
That firmware update issue; but it was thankfully fixed with a button sequence.

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

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

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Photo of the setup:

Devices connected:
Sony BRAVIA DAV-HDX589W 5.1-Channel Theater System
Sony Playstation 3
Xbox 360
Timewarner's HD DVR
Network Switch & Optical Toslink Switch
Logitech Harmony One Remote

Might be upgrading the surround system to something newer; this one I bought about 1 1/2 yrs ago on sale. It's not too bad, but would like a 7.1 system eventually with proper receiver component. Gotta do a bit of wire cleanup/management soon as well. Loving the new tv otherwise
post #1840 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.Panasonic TC-P55ST30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".Honestly? The AVS forums and some cool people I have met here. This was after some RL friends convinced me to go Plasma because I am a hardcore gamer.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Viera Connect. It has a ton of great apps including Netflix and MLB.TV

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
So far, not much.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Wish it came with a 3D starter kit. Having to buy everything seperate adds up.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Include at least one set of active glasses.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The USB wireless dongle and extender. Was not expecting it.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
Brightness fluctuation but this only occurs in Standard mode. Since I pretty much stay with Custom, Game, and Cinema, it is not a huge issue.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think so. I paid short money for a what I consider to be a top TV. I could not be happier with the price point.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This TV's performance is incredible. I was warned to watch out for IR due to my baseball watching and gaming. I play games with Pixel Orbiter on and have watched many things and played games that should cause IR and nothing.

The color is unmatched in any TV have seen after some tweaking with settings and Pro settings. Even an untrained eye like my 68 year old mother was watching and without me saying a word popped off with "the color is amazing on this TV.

I used to be a Samsung loyalist but I made the jump to Panny largely based on the AVS community and am really happy I did.
post #1841 of 2123
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Originally Posted by BeerLuver View Post

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 59" Plasma 3D (PN59D6500DFXZA)

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Photo of the setup:


Very nice setup.
post #1842 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN59D6500
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
N-Wireless and apps.
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
Picture is amazing.
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I worry about possibility of burn-in
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
External audio control with remote.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
A built in calibration program would be nice.
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The picture quality was better than in store.
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I would prefer a more solid base for this model.
post #1843 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P55ST30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Price, 1080p, a step up from the S2 series. 3D was a bonus.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ, the many user adjustments.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
Some minor flicker, subdued flesh tones. However, these might be transient.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Someone mentioned glass-less 3D, would go for that!

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Can't think of any. This thing seems built like a tank.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
That I liked the 3D more than I thought I would, and that the overall PQ is so much better than the display it replaced. It's like going from SD to HD all over again.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
None, minor annoyances with some flicker.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Got what I consider is a great deal on the unit. Yeah, it was worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Wish I hadn't waited five years before upgrading prior display!
post #1844 of 2123
1) The "Model" you have.
Samsung PN59D8000

2) What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Plasma performance over LED was huge as far as I was concerned. Originally I was going to purchase PN59D7000 but my local Brandsmart was mistaken when they told me they had one available. After working out a deal they came back and said we are out of the 7000 but we will do a 8000 for $100 more. No brainer to me.

3) What you like best about your Plasma.
PQ and app selections great. Did I mention PQ?

4) What you don't like about your Plasma.
So far nothing.

5) What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
I can’t think of anything I’d want it to do that it already doesn’t.

6) What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Nothing so far. If any issues arise I’ll be sure to let them know.

7) What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It is lighter and produces less heat than the 4 year old 46” Samsung LCD it is replacing.

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

9) Do you really think that today’s "Prices" are worth it.
I wouldn’t have paid full price for this set but for the price I did pay. Most definitely worth it!
post #1845 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.

LG PK350, which is the UK version of the PK550.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".

The price and the size. £530 incl 5 year warranty for 50"? Yes please.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ. Design (love the razor frame). Screen size, our old LCD was "42 so the upgrade is nice. Easy menus, good calibration options. Natural colours.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.

Blacks could be a bit better, but for the price it's all good. Glare is an issue in the day.

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

Anti glare coating, but again, can't expect it for the price paid.

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

Sort out quality control; see my 'problems or issues'.

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

The size of it and how much better it looked after my LCD. Also the fact that it looked great out of the box without having to change loads of settings. SD content is not as bad as I thought it would be.

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

Have had an issue with the 'dirty screen effect'. Was quite upset about it for a while and battled with whether to get a replacement or not. Didn't really want to because this set doesn't buzz and has no bad pixels and didn't want to tempt fate. I read a lot of opinions from people on here and on AVForums who have the problem and decided to keep it and live with it. I am training myself not to look for the DSE now, and am enjoying the TV. Again, for the price I paid I am willing to put up with the issue. There is no such thing as the perfect TV and since I can't see it all the time it's all good. It would have been a different story if I had paid a couple of thousand for it.

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

Yes. Prices for big screen TVs are now at a good level, especially at £530 for 50" + warranty. I think that £1000 for models a bit better than this one (such as a 3d TV) is also acceptable. I wouldn't have paid £1000 for this TV though; I think it is a budget set that looks great and has good PQ but it has a few quality control issues that are hard to ignore when the price is high.
post #1846 of 2123
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Originally Posted by BeerLuver View Post


Mind if I ask what brand/model that entertainment center the TV is sitting on is? Very nice with an ultra low profile for perfect display height!
post #1847 of 2123
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Originally Posted by GonzoJoe View Post

It's just something to do with how I see the tv. Other people don't see it, but I do. It's just a problem I have with Plasmas. But with LCD's I have to deal with horrible PQ and motion blur so I'll deal with the yellow flashes to watch almost perfect PQ. lol
As an example if you do the THX tests the one with the white circle.. I see like 8 circles with my eyes because of the yellow flashing while other people just see one. The high contrast of the white on black just kills me.

Have you been to an eye doctor lately? Maybe you have eye issues that you don't know about.
post #1848 of 2123
1. Panasonic 50G20

2. infinite black panel, 48hz option, good blacks, good reviews, and internet connectability with the skype camera.

3. THX picture mode and very limited motion artifacts

4. viera cast can sometimes be a terd and run slowly, the remote has no keyboard, and power supply issues have been a problem with this model.

5. wish it had facebook through TV, more app options on viera, a96hz option like the VT20,

6. work on your power supply problem and make viera cast better

7. how good DVD's look on it, granted that probably has something to do with the onkyo and Blu-ray both upconverting but i was very impressed

8. the auto shut off, but figured that out, slow viera response sometimes, and it gets pretty hot sometimes and it worries me but that is a problem with plasmas in general

9. that was an amazing deal i think plasmas today are worth it but the GT series is getting pricey with 3d tech
post #1849 of 2123
Just bought a new 55st30 Panasonic Plasma. Panasonic knows there is a problem in standard mode the brightness will go from bright to dull. "Engineers are working on the problem" according to Panasonic Customer Service? HMMMMMMM known problem-What else are they not telling us
post #1850 of 2123
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

Very nice setup.

Thanks man

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Originally Posted by AuralXTC View Post

Mind if I ask what brand/model that entertainment center the TV is sitting on is? Very nice with an ultra low profile for perfect display height!

Sure, no problem. Sorry for late reply heh. It's the Plateau Valencia 79 from modernfurniturewarehouse.com. When I bought it, I was lucky to catch on a really good sale; $799.99 . But they still have a decent price for it now as well.

It's HEAVY as hell though; about 225 lbs; the shipping box it came in added some weight too. They have different delivery services as well; I got the White Glove Delivery since I'm a disabled vet, so I couldn't carry this in myself or with a friend heh.

It's a solid build though; black oak (and they also have it in walnut I believe) & that to me justifies the higher cost. Got sick and tired of cheap quality stands from the typical superstore locations hehe. The back window section there on the backside piece there lights up. But it isn't like in the photo; it's not frosted glass like it should be. What I did though was I bought some blue privacy window film to put onto the glass. It should give it a nice colored glow then. They have various colors & film choices on that site, and pretty cheap too . Thought I'd share that tidbit with ya. I plan to apply the film to it sometime this week; just got it in last week & haven't had time to apply it. I'll try to post an updated photo then if ya like, so you can see how it turns out?

I love the stand though. And yes, the low profile height is perfect with the tv I purchased. Viewing it from my couch; or even lying on the floor, is perfect eye level. Great for gaming on the PS3 & Xbox 360 as well

Hope that info is useful to you

Bob
post #1851 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
PN51D550
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Impulse buy really, saw some reviews here on it, so i went with it
3. What you like best about your Plasma.
the blacks ,colours. the picture is just awesome!
4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
the glare on it is ridiculous!!! even with the curtains closed in the daylight it's all i see
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
none. it has all i need
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
get an AR lense on it. and free 3d glasses
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
how nice the picture is and the price
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
none so far only had it since the weekend
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
cha....
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
post #1852 of 2123
1. Samsung PN43D490A1D

2. was tired of LCD jutter, had tried 3 LCD tvs....so I got this just to try it out...its not going back!

3. The bang for your buck, so to speak. tons of features, little cost.

4. wish it were 1080p and bigger lol. honestly i cant tell any difference on anything smaller than 50 inch anyways.

5. A headphone jack or an audio output other than optical would be awesome.

6. remove the red stripe....add an audio output with rca's for us old people.

7. Picture quality and ability to render colors.

8. its 8 hurs old...we will see lol

9. entirely worth it for this model.

I like the remote control set up....i dont like the design of the back end of it....it looks like a ski. just kinda weird. aside from stupid nit picking, any problem i have with it is easy to get over.....I love this tv. was surpried by the depth of the 3D on it even though its a lower (lowest) model. I really just wanted to give plasma a test drive at home.....all tvs look either great or terrible on the showroom floor....had to get it in my environment to play various movies. I was very surprised at how good everything looked. Great entry level 3D tv.
post #1853 of 2123
Just returned from purchasing 50" GT25. My first plasma. Delivery is on Friday. Wavered between the Sammy D7000, and Panny GT30/VT30 for awhile before going in. Then sales guy showed me GT25 at $1050, so I went for it.
post #1854 of 2123
I returned my Panasonic 50ST30 and got the 55ST30. The 55 is pretty big sitting at less that 8 feet from it. I took some pics on my iphone to compare between the Panny and my old Samsung LN40A630. Here is a pic...
post #1855 of 2123
Found a deal on a nice entry level Samsung PN43D450 at Frys (North Houston) store today. The ad uses their coy "major brand 42" class" instead of telling you the actual brand, but the details gave it away with 43" actual screen size, 600 Hz, USB, HDMI icons. This TV is 720P. If your cable or satellite provide doesn't transmit in 1080P, you would think it couldn't be any better. Price this Anniversary sale week: $414.00! If you have a Frys store near you, check it out. You won't be disappointed.

RaySmith
post #1856 of 2123
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P54G20

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
Thought to be the best 2D only TV of 2010... Price... CNET reviews.

3. What you like best about your Plasma.

PQ. Motion resolution.

4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
IR. Styling is rather blah.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
The Vierra stuff the 2011's have

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
PLEASE FIX THE FLOATING BLACKS with a firmware upgrade!? At least give us the option to turn off this "feature", because truly, I don't think any of the Panny Plasma owners here care about energy savings when it comes to critical viewing. Again, at least give us the option to turn it off!!!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
The floating blacks sucked pretty bad. Also, I thought the blacks would disappear/fade into the background, but they don't, and that's an unrealistic expectation I had. Still... I was hoping the blacks would be blacker than this. It's my first plasma.

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

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Substantially cheaper than LED prices inch-for-inch. Better picture quality and cheaper, makes it a no-brainer. Too bad about the floating blacks though.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Very happy I finally have a plasma! Always wanted one, but for some reason... kept going back to LCD. Oh and this if my first "big" TV purchase. Previous TV's were <46", which this one replaces. WOW what a difference. Sitting about 7.25 feet away from screen. Can't wait to watch all my movies all over again!
post #1857 of 2123
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Originally Posted by Sean80 View Post

1. Samsung PN43D490A1D

2. was tired of LCD jutter, had tried 3 LCD tvs....so I got this just to try it out...its not going back!

3. The bang for your buck, so to speak. tons of features, little cost.

4. wish it were 1080p and bigger lol. honestly i cant tell any difference on anything smaller than 50 inch anyways.

5. A headphone jack or an audio output other than optical would be awesome.

6. remove the red stripe....add an audio output with rca's for us old people.

7. Picture quality and ability to render colors.

8. its 8 hurs old...we will see lol

9. entirely worth it for this model.

I like the remote control set up....i dont like the design of the back end of it....it looks like a ski. just kinda weird. aside from stupid nit picking, any problem i have with it is easy to get over.....I love this tv. was surpried by the depth of the 3D on it even though its a lower (lowest) model. I really just wanted to give plasma a test drive at home.....all tvs look either great or terrible on the showroom floor....had to get it in my environment to play various movies. I was very surprised at how good everything looked. Great entry level 3D tv.

I swear you have the exact same story as me lol. I got sick of LCD judder, flashlighting, and clouding. I went through 3 before saying screw it and tried the 43D50. My only complaint is some glare in the daytime, but eventually this TV will go in my bedroom or game room, so it wont really be an issue
post #1858 of 2123
1. Samsung PN51D550C1

2. Mainly the price, and more good reviews than bad ones.

3. The quality and the price for a 3d TV (mainly for entertaining my God Daughter and friends kids)

4. The Glare

5. Smart TV features

6. Reduce the glare

7. The amount it weighed. It was nice to be able to lift it and set it up without breaking a sweat.

8. The original one I had picked up would not let the 3d Glasses pair to the tv. Also the known buzz on plasmas was louder than it should of been.

9. With the model I received I would say yes.

10. The one thing I didn't research was the optical out not putting thru 5.1 (see the thread http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1336521) Over all i am happy with my purchase.
post #1859 of 2123
Hi guys, im new to the forum, but have been reading it for the past month. I purchased the panasonic vt 30 55. Liked it but thought it was too small for me. It also had a little choppy movement when watching certain show and movies. I did see the fluctuating black but very rareley. Coming my my 36 tube tv, I couldnt get used to the motion.

So now, I returned the vt30 for the Samsung d8000 64. As soon as I turned ut on...I disnt like it. The actual picture clarity wasnt as good..i played around with all the features. The biggest issue was with faces. There seemed to be a lot of picure noise. The color though is brighter like led in all modes than panasonic.

Now I am on the verge of going back to bb to get the 65 vt30. The picure did grow on me and I commented to my wife that the picture looked like it got better on the panasonic the more we use it. We even questioned about returning it but wanted a bigger tv and it is very clear.

Should I even look at led. I like the bright picture but want the best motion.
post #1860 of 2123
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Originally Posted by flyboy12 View Post


...So now, I returned the vt30 for the Samsung d8000 64. As soon as I turned ut on...I disnt like it. The actual picture clarity wasnt as good..

What on earth were you thinking?
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