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My father is contemplating buying a 50 inch plasma and one of the choices is the Sony PFM 50C1. I am reluctant to recommend the 50C1 to him because it does not have a DVI connector and uses two D-Sub 15 pin connectors for component signal inputs. It is a monitor not a TV. This seems a little old fashioned to me since DVI/HDMI seems to be the wave of the future. He will have a DVI output from his DirecTV receiver and so this seems like a backward step to me.


The obvious alternative is the Sony KE-50XBR950 which has speakers that he doesn’t need. What he really needs is a 50 inch with removable speakers and no tuner since he as an HD DirecTV receiver and will be setting up a Surround Sound system.


I would appreciate any recommendations or comments on the subject and, in particular, on the wisdom of picking the Sony 50C1.
 

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I second dbansal's reply.


look at the Panasonic TH-50PHD6UY for a hair under $6K shipped.

You get the same glass as the $8K Fujitsu.


You get BNC component input.


You buy the DVI Blade and you're set.
 

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Thanks for the inputs.


You guys have me looking at the Panasonics and the Pioneers but my father has nixed the Sony and has decided to buy a 50 inch Runco.
 

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Thanks for the inputs.


You guys have me looking at the Panasonics and the Pioneers but my father has nixed the Sony and has decided to buy a 50 inch Runco.
I would get a Fujitsu 50" Display. It's based on Panasonic glass + the best video processing on the market - AVM (IMO)
 
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