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OK, narrowed it down to a couple of choices all in my price range, my needs

- will be in a room where I have solid curtains so getting the room dark is not a problem

- Will do some light Wii gaming with young kids

- Will watch general TV, sports and movies as this is in the family room

- Will be hooked up to surround sound/receiver etc


Here is the list:


Panasonic TC-P54G10 $1,578 http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIER...0345788&sr=8-4


Samsung PN58B550 $1,999 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN58B5...=3F8GBCD2SRMQS


Samsung PN58B650 $2,299 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN58B6...=3F8GBCD2SRMQS


Edit - now also considering the Panny v10 54" version vs G10, but wondering if worth the extra $700?


If I missed any models you think I should consider let me now.

Again, these are in my price range - I've heard good things about both brands but that's just general chat so I want the experts opinions - thanks all I appreciate it.

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I'd take door #1
 

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BTW, there is a post purchase $200 rebate on the Panasonic TC-P54G10. so this would drop your total price to $1378. Seems like a good deal to me. I can't recommend any one of the sets over another though, as I am trying to decide on a plasma to replace my aging Toshiba Cinema Series 36" CRT.


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the B650 will support 24 frames rate and not the others....

so if you are going to watch blu-ray and don't 2:3 pull-down this is your choice


not sur ebut I think the b650 also has only one sheet of glass but the g10, has 2 which can be anoying
 

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Yes, all the panasonics have that second sheet of glass. That creates "shadow" reflections when you're sitting off-center. Watching a baseball game recently, I found the reflections of the players white uniforms very annoying.

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...not sur ebut I think the b650 also has only one sheet of glass but the g10, has 2 which can be anoying
 

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Yes, all the panasonics have that second sheet of glass. That creates "shadow" reflections when you're sitting off-center. Watching a baseball game recently, I found the reflections of the players white uniforms very annoying.

On the other hand, I wonder if the second sheet of glass also helps prevent the buzzing noise that is present on the Samsungs...
 

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Originally Posted by tazman01 /forum/post/17004264


OK, narrowed it down to a couple of choices all in my price range, my needs

- will be in a room where I have solid curtains so getting the room dark is not a problem

- Will do some light Wii gaming with young kids

- Will watch general TV, sports and movies as this is in the family room

- Will be hooked up to surround sound/receiver etc


Here is the list:


Panasonic TC-P54G10 $1,578 http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIER...0345788&sr=8-4


Samsung PN58B550 $1,999 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN58B5...=3F8GBCD2SRMQS


Samsung PN58B650 $2,299 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN58B6...=3F8GBCD2SRMQS


If I missed any models you think I should consider let me now.

Again, these are in my price range - I've heard good things about both brands but that's just general chat so I want the experts opinions - thanks all I appreciate it.

Cheers


Wife will allow me
 

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Just got the PN63B550. Works just fine for me. Your Panny choice is 54", while the others are 58". Depending on where you are coming from, that's a big difference in the viewing size. Don't have buyer's remorse. I'm glad I went with 63", since I'm "downsizing" from a 67" DLP. Any smaller and I wouldn't have been happy, in spite of PQ differences.


It's up to you on the feature differences between the B550 and B560 models. A good calibration can make up differences in PQ.
 

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Thanks all, The V10 looks quite good, but not sure if I want to spend the extra money, I'll probably regret, but I think I'm going with the 54" G10 after reading plenty of reviews, etc.
 

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Is the v10 worth the extra money over the g10 - $800 diff on the 54" model.


Also www.abt.com has the v10 54" for about $450 more than I've found the g10 - worth it, anyone ordered from them - reputation good, I've never bought from them. http://www.abt.com/product/40809/Pan...-TCP54V10.html


I've read the g10 doesn't handle blue ray great at 48hz where the v10 goes up to 96hz.
 
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