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    I think you got off to the wrong start from the beginning. You said you wanted the best picture quality, and then you dismissed plasma's right from the start, basically cutting off your options.

    If picture quality is your #1 priority, you definately need to consider them. This coming from a former LCD lover, who has moved all of his LCD sets into other rooms as they can't hold a candle to his Panasonic 58" plasma.

    The sad thing is - instead of allowing manufacturers to refine and streamline this tech, due to energy issues, plasma's are being punished and inferior technology is winning the battle. This INCLUDES LEDS, BTW, while very sleek and nifty, still can't match the true black levels of a good plasma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    I think you got off to the wrong start from the beginning. You said you wanted the best picture quality, and then you dismissed plasma's right from the start, basically cutting off your options.

    If picture quality is your #1 priority, you definately need to consider them. This coming from a former LCD lover, who has moved all of his LCD sets into other rooms as they can't hold a candle to his Panasonic 58" plasma.

    The sad thing is - instead of allowing manufacturers to refine and streamline this tech, due to energy issues, plasma's are being punished and inferior technology is winning the battle. This INCLUDES LEDS, BTW, while very sleek and nifty, still can't match the true black levels of a good plasma.
    I made that statement based on research I did in January 2008. A few posts later i said that after I started reading around I found that plasma lifespans are now comparable to LCD. Pretty significant advance in technology in less than 2 years.

    Based on what we saw at Best Buy last night I am inclined to agree with you that plasma does have the best true life picture reproduction.

    Comparing green grass on a football game between plasma and LED the plasma had the truer reproduction.

    I want to compare flesh tones, black, red, blue and other colors today.

    Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    The only thing about this that I don't like is NO IR REMOTE!
    Ahem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    I made that statement based on research I did in January 2008. A few posts later i said that after I started reading around I found that plasma lifespans are now comparable to LCD. Pretty significant advance in technology in less than 2 years.

    Based on what we saw at Best Buy last night I am inclined to agree with you that plasma does have the best true life picture reproduction.

    Comparing green grass on a football game between plasma and LED the plasma had the truer reproduction.

    I want to compare flesh tones, black, red, blue and other colors today.

    Thanks for the info!
    The only thing I can suggest is prepare for a bump in your electric bill. I'm not going to lie - I actually noticed it - especially this summer, which was actually cooler than last summer. I have a 58" Panny, and it does put out quite a bit of heat. The more recent models are supposed to be a little leaner in this regard.

    Of course, I was driven to plasma because of the size I wanted - 58" or bigger. LCDs in this price range are still absolutely ridiculous in comparison price-wise.

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    Ahem.... None of those use IR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    The only thing I can suggest is prepare for a bump in your electric bill. I'm not going to lie - I actually noticed it - especially this summer, which was actually cooler than last summer. I have a 58" Panny, and it does put out quite a bit of heat. The more recent models are supposed to be a little leaner in this regard.

    Of course, I was driven to plasma because of the size I wanted - 58" or bigger. LCDs in this price range are still absolutely ridiculous in comparison price-wise.
    I noticed a little increase in the electric bill since upgrading. Mine is a 50" Samsung, but I also added an Onkyo 806 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    Ahem.... None of those use IR.
    Oh I see.

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    For me, it all comes down to this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    For me, it all comes down to this.

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    As someone who recently purchased a new set, I will toss my $0.02 in.

    I had a older generation 43" Pioneer plasma being moved into my bedroom at my new place, so I decided to take the plunge and buy a new TV. The Pio was fantastic, brilliant colors, only real drawback being so-so black levels.

    When it comes to TVs, at the end of the day, you should choose what looks best to you. For me, plasmas destroyed LCD tvs. The colors and picture simply couldn't compete for the price I was willing to pay.

    New plasmas don't really take that much more electricity than lcd models, although I still notice the plasma to be a bit hotter than its lcd counterpart...

    I think that one of the things that bothered me most about lcd was they didn't seem to have the same picture uniformity as plasmas. They seemed brighter in the middle of the screen, whereas the corners were a little more dim. I showed this to a couple friends of mine, they thought I was nutz.

    I ended up getting this Panasonic from Bestbuy. Free delivery, setup, , 30-day price match and 3-year no financing made it a good choice for me. The picture for me is amazing. I'll be tweaking a little with a DVD calibration when I get some time, but I didn't find anything that compared to this tv, at this price.

    Panasonic - VIERA / 50" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV - TC-P50G10

    It was on sale one week for $1299, so I brought my receipt back in and they did a price match. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes back down to that price, either at Bestbuy or at Sears in the next 30-days. Amazon.com has it for $1199, but you always have to worry if it is going to arrive in one piece, and what you will have to go through if it doesn't...

    Good luck with your search!

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