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Wow, just dipped into the first pages of this thread. What a blast from the past! So fun seeing all the old forum names again.

I still have my 2001 Panasonic 42" ED plasma running in our family room. No detectable burn in after all these years.
My TC-P42G25 just turned 8 years old! Purchased on Feb 06, 2011. Since plasmas are obsolete, my next TV will be OLED.
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I used to have a good plasma.
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I used to have a good plasma.

I still do. Long live the KUROS!
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Funny how situations evolve over time. I still have a couple good Plasmas (50GT50 and 55ST60), but they are no longer my primary display. I keep moving them around the house though and i'm losing track of what went where and when. Sometimes it's just to try to get the wife to accept a larger screen in her Den ha ha.

My 55" ST60 was in my Man-Room for a few years, then i snuck it into the wife's Den when she was out of town (replacing a much smaller Plasma), then i got a Sony 55W800B LCD TV for my Man-Room since most of my TV watching in there is during daylight hours. But the wifey kept complaining that the 55" ST60 was "way too big" so i eventually dug my 50" GT50 out of storage instead and that was ok with her, but she still thinks that's too big although she does love it otherwise.

But now it has recently started buzzing a little on bright scenes on some nights, but not on other nights on the same programming. It was silent all these years so this random buzzing is new. I can hear it clearly when it's acting up and it really bugs me. Wifey claims she can't hear it, but oddly she CAN hear me and her kids whispering from 5 rooms away so i think she's just afraid i'm going to take it away and replace it with one of my OMG SO GIGANTIC 55" TVs (55ST60, or recently retired Sony 55W800B LCD TV) that i have stashed away for now. I have already sold my 42" PZ700U and 46" G10 Plasmas so her only backup TVs now are those two 55 inchers (heh heh) that are "free", otherwise she'll have to spend $1,300 for a new Sony 49" LCD TV if she can't accept a big 55 incher. Suck it up woman !

Meanwhile, in my Man-Room, i recently upgraded my older W800B to a new Sony 55X900E UHD TV and i must say i'd never thought i'd see the day that an LCD TV would be a good replacement for my ST60 Plasma, but this X900E beats it in almost every PQ category on Antenna, Cable, Netflix, and even Blu-Ray. I'm actually astounded at how good it looks on my regular content and i'm enjoying it more than i ever thought i would. I'm almost embarrassed to say i don't miss my ST60


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Funny how situations evolve over time. I still have a couple good Plasmas (50GT50 and 55ST60), but they are no longer my primary display. I keep moving them around the house though and i'm losing track of what went where and when. Sometimes it's just to try to get the wife to accept a larger screen in her Den ha ha.

My 55" ST60 was in my Man-Room for a few years, then i snuck it into the wife's Den when she was out of town (replacing a much smaller Plasma), then i got a Sony 55W800B LCD TV for my Man-Room since most of my TV watching in there is during daylight hours. But the wifey kept complaining that the 55" ST60 was "way too big" so i eventually dug my 50" GT50 out of storage instead and that was ok with her, but she still thinks that's too big although she does love it otherwise.

But now it has recently started buzzing a little on bright scenes on some nights, but not on other nights on the same programming. It was silent all these years so this random buzzing is new. I can hear it clearly when it's acting up and it really bugs me. Wifey claims she can't hear it, but oddly she CAN hear me and her kids whispering from 5 rooms away so i think she's just afraid i'm going to take it away and replace it with one of my OMG SO GIGANTIC 55" TVs (55ST60, or recently retired Sony 55W800B LCD TV) that i have stashed away for now. I have already sold my 42" PZ700U and 46" G10 Plasmas so her only backup TVs now are those two 55 inchers (heh heh) that are "free", otherwise she'll have to spend $1,300 for a new Sony 49" LCD TV if she can't accept a big 55 incher. Suck it up woman !

Meanwhile, in my Man-Room, i recently upgraded my older W800B to a new Sony 55X900E UHD TV and i must say i'd never thought i'd see the day that an LCD TV would be a good replacement for my ST60 Plasma, but this X900E beats it in almost every PQ category on Antenna, Cable, Netflix, and even Blu-Ray. I'm actually astounded at how good it looks on my regular content and i'm enjoying it more than i ever thought i would. I'm almost embarrassed to say i don't miss my ST60


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Nice to hear your assessment of how the Sony LED holds up to the latest Panny plasma. Regarding your GT50, have you tried tightening or replacing the screws on the mainboards yet?
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Nice to hear your assessment of how the Sony LED holds up to the latest Panny plasma. Regarding your GT50, have you tried tightening or replacing the screws on the mainboards yet?
I do plan on tightening all the board screws, but i have to plan it for when the wife is off-planet. She can't be anywhere nearby in a 1-million mile radius when i'm doing AV stuff (she starts supervising and making stupid suggestions, then starts telling me to stop swearing, then when i tell her to let me concentrate she gets mad, then tells me to stop and do it later because it's too annoying). I have to move a lot of her stuff to turn the TV around for servicing. The buzzing is coming from the upper left quadrant when viewing the TV from behind so i'm hoping it's just loose screws. I've done this on two different friends' ST30 Plamsas with success, so i'm hoping it's the same for the GT50. She does love this TV so i'd like to fix it for her. I mean for me.

As for the Sony LCD, the main deficiencies as compared to my ST60 is the Shadow Detail still isn't quite as good (but still pretty good compared to the edge-lit LCDs), and some almost imperceptible motion blur at times but it's rare and very slight, and of course the typical loss of Contrast when i moved too far off to the sides (but is not a problem for 1 to 3 people sitting on a couch in front of the TV). Otherwise this Sony has a surprisingly natural looking image that's smooth and clear, and it's a little more crisp and detailed than my ST60.

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But the wifey kept complaining that the 55" ST60 was "way too big"
Sorry, I've been sitting here trying to process that statement & I just can't do it. Might as well say up is down & the sun rises in the west.
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I do plan on tightening all the board screws, but i have to plan it for when the wife is off-planet. She can't be anywhere nearby in a 1-million mile radius when i'm doing AV stuff (she starts supervising and making stupid suggestions, then starts telling me to stop swearing, then when i tell her to let me concentrate she gets mad, then tells me to stop and do it later because it's too annoying). I have to move a lot of her stuff to turn the TV around for servicing. The buzzing is coming from the upper left quadrant when viewing the TV from behind so i'm hoping it's just loose screws. I've done this on two different friends' ST30 Plamsas with success, so i'm hoping it's the same for the GT50. She does love this TV so i'd like to fix it for her. I mean for me.

As for the Sony LCD, the main deficiencies as compared to my ST60 is the Shadow Detail still isn't quite as good (but still pretty good compared to the edge-lit LCDs), and some almost imperceptible motion blur at times but it's rare and very slight, and of course the typical loss of Contrast when i moved too far off to the sides (but is not a problem for 1 to 3 people sitting on a couch in front of the TV). Otherwise this Sony has a surprisingly natural looking image that's smooth and clear, and it's a little more crisp and detailed than my ST60.

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Well I can certainly understand your pain regarding the wife

Just here recently I had to pull the back cover off a GT50 to tighten the screws/boards. The before and after procedure had amazing results when it came to quietening the set.. My biggest issue was removing three screws from the outer edges of the panel, Panasonic is using loctite and it was a pain removing those screws.


LCD/LED Tvs have came a long way as I prefer my Sony 930e to my Panny GT50 overall and this is coming from a big time Plasma snob.
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2014 64" Samsung plasma still going strong. Won't be replaced for at least a few more years, and it will be OLED, not LCD.

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I still have and enjoy our
2011 Samsung PN64D8000 in our family room (bought December 2011)
2012 Panasonic TC-P65GT50 in man cave (bought December 2012)

Still need to figure out how many hours on them, the panasonic I would guess is under
1,000 hours.

Always prefer the smooth look of plasma while the wife likes the more brighter led style.
No issues with either one and both work great.
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I was sad to see Plasma TVs die.

My last one was the Panasonic Viera ZT-60....left it in the old house when I sold it.

I liked it a lot...had no issues what so ever.

I have now moved on to the Sony OLED 65".

In my opinion it is the closet to a Plasma picture that I have seen to date.

I have had it for a few years now and I have no complaints.

You all have a great Plasma Day.

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I still have a Samsung 42" plasma that I now use in the bedroom. Never had a problem with burn in.

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I recently purchased a Pioneer PDP-6100HD 61" plasma display. I examined a large number of displays and fell in love with the Pioneer color and clarity. The 61" Elite was too pricey. I went with the PDP 6100 on the recommendation of a web supplier. I'm very happy with it. The display color and clarity seem identical to that of the Elite display that I auditioned in a store. The price was right at about $6800. Still steep, but a lot less than the best price I could get on the Elite. So far, the only thing I miss is the glossy black frame. The 6100 has a black frame, but it's a dull finish. I'm using it with a Direct TV HD satellite dish/tuner and a Pioneer Elite surround sound receiver. I'm using an older (ten yers?) Sony five-disc DVD player but in the market for a new one. I have four Polk towers in the corners, the two fronts have powered subwoofers, a ten-inch subwoofer, and a Polk center speaker.
1. Panny TH-42PWD6UY
2. My viewing distance, content, price
3. PQ
4. No complaints
5. Automatic input sensing (?)
6. ??
7. PQ better than I expected
8. None
9. Yeah ... $2500 was the magic PP for me
10. No regrets buying an EDTV plasma ... this Panny is awesome!
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Hi everyone;


Just got rid of a 1st gen Sony 34" HD CRT. When I bought it, the only HD content was on PBS, and it was just demonstrations.


I found a Panasonic TH-50PX6U 50" plasma for free, so why resist?


Great picture, as good as or better than my old Sony. Sound decent, but not great.


Anyone got anything to add to my meager knowledge?


Thanks,


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I just bought a used kuro pro 111fd for $300 , it has 8600 hours on it
would like to activate isf modes
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Still in love with my Samsung Plasma. No issues whatsoever.

The deep colors and smooth motions are the best attributes. Motion on cheap/average LCD/LED sets is just very unnatural.

Sadly, we might have to move to something new soon. We'll be looking for a bigger TV set, around 75-80". Is OLED the way to go?
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There are a couple "what can replace my plasma" threads that discuss this.

I suggest you look at a TV review website, Rtings. They do comprehensive reviews, and have some very good comparison tools.

I had no plans to replace my two plasmas. A smaller 4K LCD blew the plasma away. The 4K upscalers make a difference, and to the extent the display has UHD capability, the HD image quality is likely to be excellent. This came from looking at 2018's "good value"display. There are better, and cheaper, but that tradeoff is for the buyer to make. Rtings will give you a rational basis for doing it.

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