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OK, I am about to replace my Sony KDS-R60XBR2 due to green picture. This is the second SXRD tv I have had replaced along with one additional optical block so I don't want to buy another tv that has issues.


Prerequisites:

1. Able to handle lighting somewhat. My room is bright in the day but I can control with shades.

2. Around 60" screen (59" is OK)

3. Around $2300 max


The models I have considered so far are:

1. Samsung PN-64D7000 plasma - was my first choice, but peeling screens have me spooked.

2. Panasonic TC-P60GT30 plasma - good tv, but wonder if it will look washed out in my room. What about rising blacks?

3. Samsung UN-60D7000 LCD - I thought this was a good tv but I keep reading about color uniformity, clouding, bleeding issues.


Any suggestions on these and/or other models?
 

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I was looking at Costco's selection of TVs today. My daughter in law informed me yesterday that the plasma we had gifted them a few yrs ago is in need of $400 repair. She went looking at Costco and liked a 47" top of the line Vizio XVT473SV. It looked great and with Costco's reputation for service, I agreed with her, it would be a great tv for them.


Anyway, they had the much discussed Sharp 70 inch TV. If I were in the market to replace my 60" Sony, for the money, this is the TV I'd probably chose.


Our living room is very bright and we don't watch tv at night in darkness. That's why we gave them our plasma, to replace an old analog tv. They loved it, since their living room is dark.
 

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Originally Posted by hughh /forum/post/20767958


I was looking at Costco's selection of TVs today. My daughter in law informed me yesterday that the plasma we had gifted them a few yrs ago is in need of $400 repair. She went looking at Costco and liked a 47" top of the line Vizio XVT473SV. It looked great and with Costco's reputation for service, I agreed with her, it would be a great tv for them.


Anyway, they had the much discussed Sharp 70 inch TV. If I were in the market to replace my 60" Sony, for the money, this is the TV I'd probably chose.


Our living room is very bright and we don't watch tv at night in darkness. That's why we gave them our plasma, to replace an old analog tv. They loved it, since their living room is dark.

From a PQ perspective the Sharp cannot compete with the sets he is currently considering. It is certainly a nice value when you consider the size of the set and performance of a TV of that size at the price.


OP, I would personally consider the two plasmas from your list with the 64D7000 being the better value.
 

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From a PQ perspective the Sharp cannot compete with the sets he is currently considering. It is certainly a nice value when you consider the size of the set and performance of a TV of that size at the price.


OP, I would personally consider the two plasmas from your list with the 64D7000 being the better value.

I will have gone through one optical block on my XBR1 and replaced 2 tv's when it is said and done. I really don't want to roll the dice hoping to get a non-peeler if I went with the PN60D6000 plasma. However, the reviews have me tempted.
 

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I will have gone through one optical block on my XBR1 and replaced 2 tv's when it is said and done. I really don't want to roll the dice hoping to get a non-peeler if I went with the PN60D6000 plasma. However, the reviews have me tempted.

A little off-topic but are you aware of Sony's replacement program for SXRDs with faulty optical blocks?
 

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Yes. I plan on taking advantage of the free Sony 55EX500 LED to replace my 16 year old Sony Trinitron 27" CRT tube downstairs. Anything is an upgrade to that CRT. I am leaning towards the Samsung UN60D7000 LCD to replace my main tv (KDS-R60XBR2) upstairs as Amazon has a very good price including the 3D kit and 24 months no interest right now. I would get a plasma but I am not taking a chance with the Samsung PN60D7000 plasma due to Real Black Filters coming unglued. A close second would be the Panasonic G30 but it is not an option because it is yet to determined they have rising blacks under control. I remember when the XBR2 came out in 2007 and everyone was quick to point out the green glob was only tied to the XBR1. It didn't take too long for people to start seeing the issue in the XBR2, too. Luckily for me, the green blob didn't rear it's ugly head for 4 years of flawless viewing and 2 bulbs (~10K of use). The one advantage a CRT TV has is RELIABILITY!
 

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I am looking to replace my Sony 60" SXRD with one of the following:

Sony KDL 65HX729 (w/gorilla glass) vs Sharp LC 70LE735 Pro

Price is not a driving factor, just picture display quality - any input ???


they both are 3D ready, but 99% of viewing will be 2D.


Pros vs cons ???
 
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