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I don't think I can resist the PX80U deals at Sears this weekend, and read over the great responses to Boost's thread. I'll be viewing it from 11' for the most part. I looked over the linked faq and 50' seems to be about the right size. This will be hooked up to a Philips blu-ray player and OTA HD.

Did I follow the charts correctly? Is 720P and 50' screen size going to maximize my $1000 budget/quality at 11'?

Thanks for helping me get the most bang for my buck, this is an amazing community. I started out looking for a new living room LCD and pretty much did an about face when I saw the avs posts on plasma.
 

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720p is plenty for 50" at 11'. I watch a 50" panel from 8'. Full screen 16:9 looks great, but 2.35:1 gets me wishing I'd gone bigger. I doubt you'll find a larger PDP for 1k, so IMO, yes, good choice.
 

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Thanks for all the responses. Also thanks for confirming what I picked up from other threads. I always have a nasty case of buyers remorse but I should be able to club it over the head and bury it in the backyard now.
 

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this TV is bargain for the price, the 1080p PZ80u is slightly better but cost $400 more at least. anyone who sit 10 feet or more should go with this set, slowly all SD programs will be out so mostly people will be watching HD (at least sports and new shows).
 

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Auden,


Picked up my PX80 @ Sears a few weeks ago for a steal. If your budget is $1K, go w/ the PX80 and don't look back. Do a search for the PX80 and you'll see a thread that shows my similar dialog, as well as some impressions that you might find interesting. For what it's worth, the TV seems to get better and better each day.


Good Luck.
 

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Auden,


Picked up my PX80 @ Sears a few weeks ago for a steal. If your budget is $1K, go w/ the PX80 and don't look back. Do a search for the PX80 and you'll see a thread that shows my similar dialog, as well as some impressions that you might find interesting. For what it's worth, the TV seems to get better and better each day.


Good Luck.

Here is my question, is the current Sears price as good as it'll get for this size and quality for the near future? I don't need the TV for atleast another month(thinking Superbowl sales), so my dilema is to either go ahead and jump on this Sears deal today or roll the dice and hope in February or March I can find the same set or the pz80u for under 1k in 50".


I will be sitting about 12ft or more away from this thing so 720p is all I need too, although if 1080p was only slightly more I'd go for the pz80
 

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checked out both tonight, and for me I could see the difference between the two, but not much. But, I went with the 42pz80 since this is for my bedroom. From a farther distance you really can't tell much difference but since I have 720p sets already, I wanted to get a 1080p.
 

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I don't think I can resist the PX80U deals at Sears this weekend ...

If you purchase at Best Buy with their 110% price match guarantee, you can save an additional $50.
 

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checked out both tonight, and for me I could see the difference between the two, but not much. But, I went with the 42pz80 since this is for my bedroom. From a farther distance you really can't tell much difference but since I have 720p sets already, I wanted to get a 1080p.

As a 42px80 owner, I think you made a wise choice
- especially if HD programming is to be your primary video source.
 

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Unlikely you'll see PZ80 for less than $1200. Costco might get there with their FD18.


At 12', you might want to look at a larger display, not necessarily 1080. Panasonic has a 58" 720p set that's less than $2K, as does LG. In the end, though, it's hard to justify spending twice as much for just eight more inches.


Sears ran a promotion before Christmas that added the choice of (1) an additional 5% discount on Sears card versus (b) 12-month no-payment/interest financing. And Sears will usually give a discount if you buy it on a Sears card anyway.


Have read reports here that Panasonic is not currently shipping this model, but there are so many ads for it that I think that claim may be premature. Panasonic may not make any money on this display, but it will help keep their production lines going.
 

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Unlikely you'll see PZ80 for less than $1200. Costco might get there with their FD18.


At 12', you might want to look at a larger display, not necessarily 1080. Panasonic has a 58" 720p set that's less than $2K, as does LG. In the end, though, it's hard to justify spending twice as much for just eight more inches.


Sears ran a promotion before Christmas that added the choice of (1) an additional 5% discount on Sears card versus (b) 12-month no-payment/interest financing. And Sears will usually give a discount if you buy it on a Sears card anyway.

Have read reports here that Panasonic is not currently shipping this model, but there are so many ads for it that I think that claim may be premature. Panasonic may not make any money on this display, but it will help keep their production lines going.



This has me concerned. I purchased a 42PX80U Dec. 20. It was back ordered showing delivery in 15-16 days.

I still have not received this Television to date. It shows "processing" on Sears website. I purchased this Television at a really great price and got 5% more off using my card.

I hope Panasonic or Sears warehouse has enough Televisions to fulfill back orders. This Television shoes "out of stock" now so I am concerned.
 
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