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Hello,

As you can see, I'm new to these boards..


My situation: My Father has decided to purchase a new TV in addition to new renovations on our house. He's decided that the $20,000 range (For a TV) is probably the max..


He recently said that he's really considering a 50 inch Plasma.


I'm somewhat confused.. Plasma offers around 420p (I'm probably WAyyy off), will the picture be comparable to high resolution HDTV's??? (Light isn''t a problem)..


Looking for a 50 inch.. High resolution set, for around $20k or lower..


Can someone please give me advice?? :confused:
 

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The Panasonic TH-50PWD3U has received some good reviews and sells for about 1/2 the stated budget. I beleive Pioneer makes a 50" for about the same $$

Here is a link for price comaprisons:
http://www.plasmatvshopper.com/
 

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Sorry, I was out of town for a few days.
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Is plasma the best way to go??
It is really up to you. The cool factor is there, but for the same money I would likely get a projector. The new Sony VPL-VW11HT will give you a larger picture....and probably a better picture - but you will have to be able to control the light in the room. Too much ambient light will wash out the brightness/contrast. It is not so bad with LCD projectors, but it is a problem. Pioneer make a very nice RPTV, I believe the Elite Pro-710. I think it is a 65" HD monitor, meaning you will need a seperate HD tuner. If space is not an issue I think you can do better than a plasma for the same money. Choices....choices....Good luck
 

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EndoMan,

Honestly take a look at the Mit diamond series if you want a RPTV . I've seen several plasmas and the only thing I see they have is the fact that they are flat. Side by side with a good RPTV there is no contest IMHO. I would say that if plasmas had a picture of equal quality and they were flat to boot great but that isn't the case ,at least not yet.
 
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