Originally Posted by jazzycat
I have a question for you guys. I've mostly been hanging out over on the p50s60 thread because I found a used panny with low hours (117) for $400, but in case that deal falls through for some reason I've found a new 50" LG 6650 for $700. Which one do you think is the best option for the price? (I know the price for the lg is higher than it was a few months ago. There is also Pioneer Kuro for $475, but I'd have to drive 3 hours two ways to get it, and it's 6 or 7 years old. But it would be sweet to have one of those. Too bad they quit making them.)
What are the pros/cons for the lg? One thing I've become painfully aware of with the pannys is some of them develop a power issue and have to have boards replaced, but for $400 it's kind of hard to think about that, with only 117 hours it's basically a brand new tv. Do LGs develop any problems like this?
What would you say would be the pros/cons of the the LG 6650 vs the panny s50? They both have 50" screens, so that being equal, are there ways in which either outperforms the other? One big way the lg wins is it would be under warranty. But I'm not familiar with plasmas, and I'm curious about this. I'm tempted to buy both of them, even though I only need one tv. (It would even better if the lg had a bigger screen. I was looking for a samsung 5000 for the screen size, but I can only find used ones on amazon. Still, for $1000....) Thanks!
Hi you have to put all of this to comparison of your expectations. Best is to buy new TV anyhow , for warranty etc. reason . Samsung 64h5000 is 64" 2D plasma and one of the best, but you are looking for 50"
So back to your question, that Panny used one has high contrast very deep blacks , but very low brightness, it is not big issue in room with controlled light , heavy curtains on windows, or in dark room best with 1 or without window. Compared to this Panasonic LG is more bright. Pioneer Kuro is superstar for black level , but if it already old I would reconsider to buy it, even desighn will be very old etc. , picture contrast would be best from all 3. I would still pick that Panasonic or LG
anyhow for 700USD if there is availability LG 6650 , 60" was offered through DELL for similar price like 700USD, in this case what I have read 60" LG has even better black level like 50" , just read about that I am not sure. All depends when you cannot find enough space for 60" go for 50" Panasonic or LG
in Panasonic favour speak cheap price of used model as well, if you can recheck it before buying , which condition it is, there is high risk. LG 50" 5600 if is available with 1HDMI but anyhow you can buy a hub would be cheapest new solution.