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hp99hp 03-30-2009 06:02 PM

ADVICE NEEDED: Purchasing a new TV
Hey guys. I could really use some help on deciding on which TV to get. I am so confused I don't really know what to do haha. As far as brand I believe I have narrowed it down to Samsung. (Yes I know Pioneer Elite is the best, but I'm not wanting to spend 5K+ on a TV right now). I would like to stay in the range of at least 55" and above.

As far as the type of tv, I have both an LCD and Plasma, and so far I have not been happy with the LCD so I'm going to stay away from there. Here are the two following Plasma's that I am debating on buying. Can someone help me figure out the difference between the two in terms of picture quality and features?

Samsung PN63A760

Samsung PN63A650

Now in light of shopping for those two, I saw the new LED backlit Samsung TV's and I must say I am amazed. The largest they go is 55" but the quality of the picture seemed much better than the LCD's that I was comparing it to. Also the amt of heat was much lower than the plasmas. To top it off a thickness of 1" is def hard to beat.

here's the model number: UN55B7000


Can anyone here help me make a decision or help shed some light on what to do? I'm kinda stuck at this point and can't seem to figure out how to weigh the pros and cons of each.

Thanks for reading, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

GlockMan 03-30-2009 10:22 PM

Panasonic 65" hands down.

PS - I own a 63" Sammy.

Panasonic 65" hands down.

PPS - Sammys are nice TVs, dont read into it too much.

rkhettry23 03-30-2009 10:34 PM

I have the 65" Panasonic Plasma, it blows me away daily. I have a bunch of other top of the line LCD's as well and that Plasma is truly amazing.

hp99hp 03-30-2009 11:34 PM

which panasonic 65? specifically what model number? I'd down for whatevers...have you seen the new LED Samsungs? 1" thick for a 55" all the way around? pretty impressive IMO

Dreamliner330 03-30-2009 11:42 PM

I have a Hitachi 50" Plasma and I'm very happy :pimpin:

Once it's in your house, you'll love it regardless (unless you end up with a "Milky Black LCD")

I got mine for $800...18 months ago :woot:

E46325Ci 03-31-2009 12:21 AM

151fd the way to go! lol I have a pioneer and a panasonic, the panasonic is acceptable but I always go back to my pioneer

rkhettry23 03-31-2009 01:33 AM


Pioneer just left the plasma market (or tv's all together I don't remember)

hp99hp 03-31-2009 08:48 PM

anyone know about these Samsungs that I was talking about?

rkhettry23 04-01-2009 12:41 AM

glockman talked me out of LED's...I was looking at the Sharps...They looked amazing in the stores because they ran blu-ray demo disks on them to make them look amazing, while only pushing 1080i to the rest of the tvs....they also get certain units ISF certified making certain sets look much better than others...glockman knows everything, listen to him.

BRYGUY1086 04-01-2009 10:55 AM

58-inch and larger models Approximate retail price

Samsung PN58A550
Samsung PN58A550
Price: $3200
Summary: A 58-inch plasma HDTV from Samsung with 1920x1080 resolution, 2 component-video inputs, and 3 HDMI inputs.
See model overview

Go for this! I love samsungs and they are taking over the market IMO. I took that off of consumer reports website they rate it #1 above the pioneer that cost $2300 (Pioneer PDP-6020FD ) and the panasonic comes in a close third (Panasonic TH-58PZ850U)

Now if you go with either the Samsung or Panasonic your gunna be happy. I'm just partial to Samsung. Good luck shopping!

Dcha 04-02-2009 12:39 PM

Panasonic th-58pz800u is the one you want I promise.

rkhettry23 04-03-2009 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Dcha (Post 9702242)
Panasonic th-58pz800u is the one you want I promise.

^^^ or the 65" version...I love ours :woot:

hp99hp 04-06-2009 10:02 AM

Okay so I'm basically still stuck between the 63" plasma, or the 55" LED. Lets stay on topic for those two models. Help me make a decision please! =)

Guest100615 04-06-2009 03:16 PM

Well, I have a 42 inch Panasonic plasma and I love it. I bought it in February.

jose325i 05-01-2009 04:18 PM

I just got a samsung 46" LEDTV...amazing picture quality and its 1 inch thick!!

hp99hp 05-02-2009 12:51 PM

^^^post a pic to show everyone how thin it is? I don't think people really understand the pimp factor of your TV

I ended up getting the 63" sammy plasma. I'll try and take pictures and post it up.

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