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I can't make up my mind between a panasonic / pinoeer 50" plasma's (the HD versions) or the samsung 61" DLP. Price vs size vs quality is the issue. I've read most of the postings here, which makes me even more confused :)


Can anybody shed some lights on plusses and minuses ?


Does the 61" DLP have the rainbow and flicker problems ?


How long do the Plasma's last ? (4 years ?).


How much additional hidden cost is there on a plasma TV besides the tuners and wall-mounts?


Does the 61" DLP look better than the 50" DP (which I didn't like)


Any info is appreciated.
 

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How big is your viewing room? You may not want to sit closer than 10' to a 61" tv.

Plasma's last about 15,000-30,000 hours until half-brightness (that's about 7 to 15 years if you watched 6 hours a day (that's alot of TV!)


Buy whichever unit you think has a better "look" to your eye. If you didn't like the Pioneer, don't buy it. Remember, though, that you can always have the plasmas "tweaked" by the experts and make it look ALOT better than a store which just throws it on a wall and turns it on without tweaking brightness/contrast/black levels, etc.... This could be a "hidden cost" to a plasma.


Other costs would be similar to both, like cabling, HDTV signals source (satellite, HDTV cable, DVD with progressive/component out, etc.)


I'm not familiar with DLP (except the rainbow effect seen on other units I've previewed. I'm VERY sensitive to that and it distracts me from the program...)


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The 61" Samsung looks works than the 50". It's the same imaging engine, just blown up more and looks less good.


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Originally posted by rogo
The 61" Samsung looks works than the 50". It's the same imaging engine, just blown up more and looks less good.


mark
Too early in the morning for you Mark? I think I know what you were trying to say, please allow me.


Paraphrased, "The 61" Samsung looks worse than the 50". It's the same imaging engine, just blown up more."


Is that better?
 
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