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np. we are going to pull the trigger on an LG here soon also......and as far as videogames with plasmas, iv'e given up on a solid conclusion because everybody has different opinions (check out the master burn-in thread). most people agree that 1) burn-in is exaggerated. 2) even so, if you play for more than a few hours every day plasma is a gamble. 3) even if you play occasionally you better keep an eye on it.
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Can some one please explain the major differences between the 50PX5D and the 50PC3D?

I know that the 50PX5D has 1 more HDMI port and a cable card port but the 50PC3D has better picture options (anti image retention, viewing modes) from what it seems and it is $1300(MSRP) cheaper.

Am I missing something else here? Also does anyone know when the 50PC3D is going to be released?
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Lucky66, I own the 50PX5D and trust me when I say you won't be dissappointed if you chose this plasma. One major advantage that the 50PX5D has over the 50PC3D is PIP, POP and split screen viewing. That may be the deal breaker for you right there. As you mentioned it also has one more HDMI input. On top of that the 50PX5D is from the previous model year, so chances are you'll see some major price breaks now if not very soon. As far as I see, both models employ the same anti-image retention measures and have the same viewing modes.

Moving on to the 50PC3D, the two shining features it has over the other model are 1) 60,000 hours to half brightness (30,000 on the 50PX5D) and 2) a 10,000:1 contrast ratio (5,000:1 on the 50PX5D). These two claims do offer a sense of increased value for the 50PC3D, however both of these claims' truthfullness can only be shown through extended ownership and the individual's subjective eyes.

LG, although looked down upon by the supposed "upper echelon" of PDP enthusiasts, offers great PQ and additional features found on more expensive sets. As far as your choices, it's pretty much win/win. Demo both sets and find which one pleases your eye (and your pocketbook).
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Lucky66, I own the 50PX5D and trust me when I say you won't be dissappointed if you chose this plasma. One major advantage that the 50PX5D has over the 50PC3D is PIP, POP and split screen viewing. That may be the deal breaker for you right there. As you mentioned it also has one more HDMI input. On top of that the 50PX5D is from the previous model year, so chances are you'll see some major price breaks now if not very soon. As far as I see, both models employ the same anti-image retention measures and have the same viewing modes.

Moving on to the 50PC3D, the two shining features it has over the other model are 1) 60,000 hours to half brightness (30,000 on the 50PX5D) and 2) a 10,000:1 contrast ratio (5,000:1 on the 50PX5D). These two claims do offer a sense of increased value for the 50PC3D, however both of these claims' truthfullness can only be shown through extended ownership and the individual's subjective eyes.

LG, although looked down upon by the supposed "upper echelon" of PDP enthusiasts, offers great PQ and additional features found on more expensive sets. As far as your choices, it's pretty much win/win. Demo both sets and find which one pleases your eye (and your pocketbook).

Thanks for the info Mikefg830. Do you know if the 50PC3D will have a swivel stand?
I will definatly be considering both for sure and if the price on the 50PX5D drops that might very well do it for me.
I really dont know why everyone looks down on LG because when I saw it side by side with the similar Panasonic and Pioneer models I could not see much of a difference.
How long have you had your 50PX5D for? Any issues with it yet?
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As far as I know the 50PC3D does not have a swivel stand. The 50PX5D does have one, but I ended up wall mounting mine for aesthetic reasons.

I've had my set for almost a month and haven't had any major problems with it at all. One minor gripe I had with the set was a barely noticeable green tint on lighter grays, which was easily rectified by hopping into the service menu. Also, the set is relatively heavy (50PC3D w/ stand 112 lbs. vs 50PX5D w/ stand 128 lbs.) and is about 3-4 inches wider than the 50PC3D.

The Best Buy in my area has the 50PC3D in stock, so I went over to take a look. Personally I like the cabinet design of the 50PX5D over the 50PC3D. The glossy black frame really gives it a great look. As far as PQ, the 50PC3D did look impressive. Toshiba, Phillips and Pioneer 50" sets were situated around it, and in my opinion the LG really stood out.
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Thanks for the info Mikefg830!
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Does anyone know why the 32 and 37LC2D are not listed on the LG website? I believe they are 2006 models but can't be found on the site. What are peoples opion of the 37LCD2? I am debating between this and the new Samsung models. Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.
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Does anyone know why the 32 and 37LC2D are not listed on the LG website? I believe they are 2006 models but can't be found on the site. What are peoples opion of the 37LCD2? I am debating between this and the new Samsung models. Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Well, I was going to tell you to use the links in the first post in this thread. But the links don't seem to be working for these models. Getting to the correct page on the various LG sites can be a problem. Try this link for the LG LCDs .
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I've been seriously considering the LG-RU42PZ71 (EDTV) or the LG-RU42PZ61 (HDTV), but am not quite willing to pull the trigger due to price. I really like the 5000:1 contrast ratio and CC display models look great! I've been monitoring the Vizio-P42HD thread (see threadid 462259) which appears to be a decent 42" HDTV with 3000:1 contrast ratio set at a very, very competitive price at SAM"s and Costco. One of the more recent posts reveals that the Vizio components have "LGE PDP" stamped on the ciruit boards. Could the Vizio unit actually be an LG Plasma display manfactured in China and repackaged under the Vizio name?

The contast ratio on the Vizio is 10,000:1. It also uses an LG Singlescan panel. Can't beat it for the $$ . So far very happy with mine.

I can verify the LG panel as you can look through the vent holes on the back of the unit and see the LG stickers on the panel.
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Has anyone seen the 50PC3D panels yet? How do they look? My local store has not got any in yet but some stores about 1hr away have. Just wanted to ask around before I drive to take a look? Also does anyone know if it looks like the 50PX5D with an all black finish? And does it have a swivel stand? It is hard to see from the picture on the LG website.
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Does anyone know why the 32 and 37LC2D are not listed on the LG website? I believe they are 2006 models but can't be found on the site. What are peoples opion of the 37LCD2? I am debating between this and the new Samsung models. Any thoughts and comments are appreciated.

I have the 32 lc2d and am very impressed with this set. HD shows are beautiful. Analog channels look way better than I expected and the sound is very good. However, I went back to the store to have another look at the samsumg lns-3251d. Now, I think the Sammy has a better picture (deeper blacks) but it does't have a QAM tuner! I need that option. Plus I don't like the glossy bezel. The LG's staight lines are very clean looking. For the money (shop the internet) , the LC2D series is nice compromise.
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I just purchased the LG 50PC1DRA based mostly on in store side-by-side comparisons as there is not much by way of user history on the web since the sets just came out. However, I kept feeling that the LG's picture was superior to the Panasonic (50PX500U, 50PX50U, 50PX60U and 50PHD8U), as well as the 50" Samsungs and Fujitsu's believe it or not.

While I'll have no need for the built in DVR as I use DirecTV, I still opted for the more expensive 50PC1DRA over LG's comparable model without the DVR, the 50PC3D, for several reasons. Most notably because I think the all black finish on the 50PC1DRA looks much better than the black & gray of the 50PC3D, but also because the 50PC1DRA has LG's new 14 Bit color processor and two HDMI outputs as opposed to one.

I'll post another entry after I have it all set up.
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Where did you get your 50PC1DRA? I've been trying to find one to get a look at it in person. Did it cost much more than the DR?
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I have been looking to buy a LG model 32LC2D

There does not seem to be that many posts about ANY LG LCD models on AVS forums. Comparing the post counts and threads.

Is this becuase the LG models do not have very many issues and people are on the other threads looking for help or is it becuase LG is new in the LCD market and just came out with new 2006 models.

How does LG compare to the new Samsung or Sharps? Is it true that LG makes Zeniths panels?
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I have the 32lc2d and am very happy with it. I've had sony 32xbr and the sammy 3251 both in my home to compare. The Sony definitely has the best picture, but I could not justify the price. The new samsung has better blacks than the lg, but not by much. In my opinion the lg was a nice comprise for my needs. I bought it online at a great price, I probably wouldn't own this set if had to pay retail at a big box store.
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I have the 32lc2d and am very happy with it. I've had sony 32xbr and the sammy 3251 both in my home to compare. The Sony definitely has the best picture, but I could not justify the price. The new samsung has better blacks than the lg, but not by much. In my opinion the lg was a nice comprise for my needs. I bought it online at a great price, I probably wouldn't own this set if had to pay retail at a big box store.

Same story as mine, I agree.
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I have been looking to buy a LG model 32LC2D

There does not seem to be that many posts about ANY LG LCD models on AVS forums. Comparing the post counts and threads.

Is this becuase the LG models do not have very many issues and people are on the other threads looking for help or is it becuase LG is new in the LCD market and just came out with new 2006 models.

How does LG compare to the new Samsung or Sharps? Is it true that LG makes Zeniths panels?

I though the 32lcd was the nicest looking cosmetic wise, I wish the stand would swivel and the remote is a little stiff. The onscreen menus are large and easy to navigate, it is a pretty straight forward TV. The HD picture has a stunning look, it is almost jumps out at you, very 3-D. SD is probably as good as it gets, regular satellite is average. DVD's look pretty good. All in all, this is the type of TV that stands up really well if you can find it at a little bit of a discount.
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I went to the store again. I like the LG with the HD Zoom and QAM tuner, but I thought the Samsung LNS3251D had a better picture.

Could it be the store had the TV set wrong. What Picture mode should I use to compare with?
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The blacks are a little better on the samsung. For the extra money though, I don't think it's that much better.
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I've been looking at the LG 50PC1DRA and I have a question. When a TV has a built-in DVR do you still need to subscribe to some sort of service like TiVo to utilize it?

Any comments on the LG 50PC1DRA? I thought the picture looked great in the store and it's awesome looking aesthetically. I really want the 60U Panny based on reputation but it is so unbelievably ugly that I just don't think I can do it.

Comments?
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I noticed in the Brochure for the new LG 32" & 37" LC2D's that they show 3/2 Cinematic pulldown for 480i sources only. Most companies list it as YES / NO. Either it has it or not. Does anyone else find this odd?
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Mntneer.regarding the 1:1 mapping question.
I am new on this forum but earlier today I thought I saw a response telling you how to effect an appropriate result., I meant to book mark it as I am interested in the outcome a I am about to purchase a LG37LC2D.
Now I cant find that answer...did you see it and can you link me to it??
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Hey, I bought the LG 37 about 3 months ago, and have loved it. However, on three different occasions (over the past 2 months) I have turned it on and the picture is completely distorted and there is a high pitched sound coming out of the speakers. The first time it happened, I turned off the TV and then turned it back on and it was gone. Didn't think much of it. The second time, it wouldn't go away so I called customer service and they thought it was the Dish Satellite causing it. So I unplugged both the TV and the Dish, plugged them back in and it went away. Now the 3rd time, I unplugged every dang thing connected to the TV, the dish, the wall outlets, the DVD player, CD player, Reciever, etc..... and it didn't resolve the problem. I have the repair man coming out in a couple of days. Anyone know what is causing this or have had the same thing happen? I am starting to think I got a POS, that or my luck with TV's is the worst.

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I have a 32LX3DCS with a LST4100A PPV box installed this is a commerical 32 inch LCD tv with the ppv box... it was my friends companys tv ( sports bar ) and he upgraded to 52 inch plasmas. anyhow I got the tv ad it worked great.. but all of a sudden, it stops working... sometimes the picture continues or it freezes, and I loose function of all the controls.. No remote control or tv button control... on/off volume, channel buttons DO NOT WORK... any ideas?
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I've been looking at the LG 50PC1DRA and I have a question. When a TV has a built-in DVR do you still need to subscribe to some sort of service like TiVo to utilize it?

Any comments on the LG 50PC1DRA? I thought the picture looked great in the store and it's awesome looking aesthetically. I really want the 60U Panny based on reputation but it is so unbelievably ugly that I just don't think I can do it.

Comments?

Not sure if you bought this, but I just bought one.

No, you don't have to subscribe to any other service. It's completely self contained. It works with the TV Guide listings the unit pulls down from CATV and OTA. The TV Guide will NOT work with Satellite providers. Therefore, if you have Satellite, the DVR will be of limited value (ie: Manual recording set-up only).

The hard drive appears to be easily accessible from the back of the set. Looks like you can easily pull it and replace with a larger one.
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Does any one know anything about the 26LC2D I was thinking about getting it?
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