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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hey

Im trying to decide on a new plasma and its been pretty hard because im worried about glare issues and being stuck without 1080p when it becomes widely available, but here are my chioces ,id aprreciate any help i can get.

Samsung sps-5053- nice frame, antiglare coating
LG 50PC1DRA- built in dvr, 2 year warranty
Panasonic TH-50PX60U or TH-50PX600U
Pioneer PDP-5070HD or 5071

Thanks
G
post #2 of 14
pioneer 5070 or 71, I personally think the panasonis 600 and 60 pq is subpar even to the samsung, can't comment on the lg.
oh check out the nec 50xr5 in the nec tread, I think one of the forum sponsor is having a avs special buy, I have one and love it.
good luck
post #3 of 14
If Money is no object, of course go with Pioneer!
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by athens2005
Hey

Im trying to decide on a new plasma and its been pretty hard because im worried about glare issues and being stuck without 1080p when it becomes widely available.

G
I have been struggling with the same thought. I came to the realization this weekend that by the time 1080p is widely available there will also likely be a better display technology and/or huge improvement in plasma/lcd technology of today. So no matter what I'll want to upgrade in 3-5 years. Buying a TV is rapidly becoming similar to buying a computer where the technology improves every quarter or so.

The advice I gave to myself was to buy a TV today that I love but to be mindful that new tech is right around the corner so don't spend so much that I can justify going through this process again in a few years. If I spend 5k on a TV today I better stick with it for the next 7-10 years. Or I can spend 2500 every 3-5 years. Buy what looks good to you. I personally like the panasonics. Just make sure to get it calibrated correctly.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by absolutic
If Money is no object, of course go with Pioneer!
Or perhaps the Fujitsu.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments, Stupid question, are the pioneer pdp-5070HD and the pdp-5071 exactly the same. I think im leaning towards the pioneer 5071 because its on sale at Bestbuy and i have a 12% coupon, so it kinda gets me closer to the less expencisive panasonic and samsung within about 500.00, and if anyone owns the 5071, was curious on how the glare is.
post #7 of 14
Yes, they are exactly the same, by adding the 1 bestbuy doesn't have to price match anybody else on lower pricing.
post #8 of 14
Bestbuy told me that my 12% coupon could only be used off the normal price, not the sale price.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by absolutic
If Money is no object, of course go with Pioneer!
I am not sure if that is the right phrase, the bottom line is you do get what you pay for unless you study, and study and find a good deal.

Any way I vote for the Pioneer 5070 or the 50PX600U, but as noted look into the
NEC PX-50XR5A, More info HERE and HERE and reviews HERE.

http://www.necvisualsystems.com/cms/...gesm_50XR5.gif
post #10 of 14
NEC Plasmas are the best kept secret in the AV forum.

Lots of juvenile Panasonic fanboys waiting on back-orders due to ignorance :D

GO NEC ;)
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well i decided to try the pioneer, BB had one in stock so i picked it up and Billy Bob they gave me the sale price and the 12% off, which made it a good deal with the reward dollars too. Im just hoping that i dont have any major glare issues because it turned out to be a decent deal and i havent tried plasma before, ( so im hoping i want have to return it.)
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by tvbug
NEC Plasmas are the best kept secret in the AV forum.

Lots of juvenile Panasonic fanboys waiting on back-orders due to ignorance :D

GO NEC ;)
Do you have a NEC?
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by mule65
Do you have a NEC?
caro asino I am sure he has one, I have it and i second what he said, stunning pq with the toshiba hddvd not bad for lite hd :D you should try maybe your outlook on life will improve ;)
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by cirob
caro asino I am sure he has one, I have it and i second what he said, stunning pq with the toshiba hddvd not bad for lite hd :D you should try maybe your outlook on life will improve ;)
I'm not so sure. I didn't ask you.
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