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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:46 AM   #1
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I don't know if this is the right section to post this but I would like to purchase a 50" or 52" TV and would like your recommendations on this. What I set really impressed me the most was the Pioneer KURO PDP-LX5090, but unfortunately they stopped manufacturing TVs so I don't know which one to get. As I have a big collection of DVDS (nearly 1000) the new set must also be able to handle (besides bluray) the standard DVD format well. I really don't mind whether it's an LCD or PLASMA although I prefer the Plasma ones.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:58 AM   #2
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I have a Panasonic 42" 1920x1080P Plasma with my PS3 and a 40" Sony 240hz with the Sony Bluray player, both are also fed by HD cable. As a general TV the Sony is better. Being fed HDMI from my AVCHD cam direct there is little difference with the plasma having just a little more sparkle( not easy to describe). Given a choice now for just one TV I would have the Sony 240hz as I think the scaling and deinterlacing is better.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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When I shopped for a big screen i went over them all. without doubt Panasonic plasma and the sony's were the best to me. I thought the pany had overall better color, but one can also change that. the sony cost a fair amount more at that time so i went with the panisonic 50 inch. Have never regretted it. The plasma needs the curtains in the room closed to prevent reflections. Both are great TVs.
what did you get?
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Old January 26th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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Reflections on the high contrast LCD's are much the same as Plasma's. Certainly my Sony 240HZ LCD and Panasonic Plasma have about the same reflection issue.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #5
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last time i looked they had added Anti-Glare screens to the top of the plasmas.
so many of them now dont have that problem the same way they originally did.
on the other hand, there is a lot of noise about plasma failing for people who run them endlessly.

Myself I wont run a Plamsa for a continuous screen thing, because i pay some 31cents a KWH for power (at 3rd tier), which includes removeing the heat of any power consuming devices out with a poor efficency air conditioner. (california). having to remove the heat costs me double the power again.

For anyone making a home theatre, who doesnt spend thier Life with the tv on, who gets power for 5-7c a KWH like they do in the rest of the country, a Plamsa screen has capability for color and contrast that no LCD can match. Plasma is more like a CRT with light emitters, as opposed to light valve items.

Plasma Preferer, but living with LCD :-( it is also easier to lug a LCD to a Job, as they dont weigh so much.

Even if everyone stopped manufacting them, like they basically already do with CRT, they will still be the better color capable items , so if it was good it will be discontinued :-) such is life, anyone want to buy a Beta Player :-)
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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also another note:
the differences between processing engines in all of that stuff vary a LOT. so if you have to do any upscaling on the TV Itself, it will look like total garbage on ones with poor processing engines.
so i go out there shopping and they all look great, but plug in some old normal non-upscaling DVD player in them, or stuff some S signal or a Noraml video composite connect and the difference can be watchable or totally ruined.

if your going to need the device to Upscale, then bring a way to test that signal with you to the store, otherwise you get a surprise :-)
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Old January 27th, 2010, 01:00 PM   #7
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What I have decided to get is to wait and get the Panasonic 50" VT20 or the G20 depending on the price difference.

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