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Old 11-20-07, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

My attention (due to size restraints) has shifted from the 50" DLP Samsungs to these 42" Plasmas by panasonic. Specifically, the TH-42PZ77U model.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1186004963573

Seems like a great TV. We didn't look at it when we were at best buy this weekend so I haven't seen it in person. The anti glare coating along with it's superior image quality vs lcd has me intrigued and it falls within our $1500 or less budget.
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Old 11-20-07, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'm curious what your going to use it for? Regular tv watching? Do you like watching a lot of football? Playing video games (sports in particular)?
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

regular tv and movies. football on sundays occasionally but that's really it.
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

This one has a better PQ, but for 200$ more

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1177718059598
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Old 11-21-07, 07:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

It's only $1430 from amazon and the 42PZ77U is $1391.

What's the difference between the 2?

I notice just at first glance that the cheaper one has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and the more expensive one has 5000:1

Isn't higher better?
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

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This one has a better PQ, but for 200$ more

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1177718059598
That one is worse.
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regular tv and movies. football on sundays occasionally but that's really it.
The reasoning was because Plasma tvs still have issues with burn in (there is a thread on that around here somewhere), but as your not typically watching programs that cause the issues, it shoulden't be a problem.
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

This one MAY be in our price range. It's the most expensive of the 3 types of their 42" plasmas. Any word on it?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1177718059598
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This one MAY be in our price range. It's the most expensive of the 3 types of their 42" plasmas. Any word on it?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1177718059598
The one in your first post looks the best so far. I haven't taken the time to look for the response times though. Usually I don't heed that spec. To me, anything below 10ms is good, and pretty much all TV's fall well below that these days.
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Default Re: Anyone seen the 1080p panasonic plasmas?

the main difference between them is that hte first one i listed has a 10000:1 contrast and the other 2 have 5000:1
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That one is worse.
Care to share?
I've seen both side by side and i prefer the PQ of the 700u.
The 700u has an anti-reflective screen, and the pz77u has an anti-glare coating (LCD like).
So anti-glare works better in bright rooms, anti-reflective is better for dark rooms.
Everybody knows that the contrast ratio rating is baloney.
The 700u has 4 speakers.. (Not really a deciding factor, as i usually leave them unpacked in the original box).
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The one in your first post looks the best so far. I haven't taken the time to look for the response times though. Usually I don't heed that spec. To me, anything below 10ms is good, and pretty much all TV's fall well below that these days.
Response time for a plasma screen?
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