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Old 12-13-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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58" samsung 1080p plasma purchase.. need opinions

Today at Sam's Club
I found a 58" 1080 p 600hz Plasma by samsung for $1689.00

IM preparing to build my Theatre Room and wanted to know if you guy's thought this was a good deal or if you have come across better??

Please help


Dont' want to spend more than $1700 period

I want atleast 55"

I already have a 50" samsung 1080p plasma for my main living room

this tv will be in my upstairs room 15x15 and will be used w/ another ps3 i purchased for blue rays and will pretty much only watch movies on it...

so please help me out w/ the best deals you've come across in the last week or that are still active

TIA fanatics

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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I paid $4500 for my 63" 720p Sammy plasma.

Get it ISF'd one day and enjoy.
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I paid 1k for my 720p 42"....^^ what he said...just make sure to turn down the contrast and brightness to normal levels when you initially turn it on (they come stock at maxxed out I think)
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #6
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Yeah I thought about projector

Just helped my friend across the street mount one and his new screen and hooked up surround ps3 and the wii..

maybe its just b/c he bought a 400 dollar projector..

but that fan is rather loud... the picture quality is average at best even when watching HD channels

games look good as do movies but a lil grainy at times

we got the focus dialed in about the best we could

The screen w/ remote up and down is a nice feature

overall just kinda unsure what set up to go w/ in my price range
and if this is the best idea..

so if you want me to look at a projector and screen lets see some ideas in the 1400- 1700 dollar price range for both projector and screen

I have surround and a ps3 for the room already.. TIA

also will this be good or over kill in a 15x15 room

Thanks for all input
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you can not even compare the worse plasma to the best projector.

you cant project black.

black and white are 75% of the picture.

same amount of dots just bigger make resolution lower.

etc, etc, etc.
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you can not even compare the worse plasma to the best projector.

you cant project black.

black and white are 75% of the picture.

same amount of dots just bigger make resolution lower.

etc, etc, etc.
Think Im just gonna go ahead and pick up the samsung 58"

all in all it has an amazing picture and its 1080p
I prefer plasma to lcd

and no one has posted a better deal they've come across

plus Projector set ups take time and proper adjustments...

Just not worth it imho
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check the Pannys too JIC.
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When you get it home, put the picture settings to "Movie" mode. They come fairly accurate from the factory when in that setting.
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none of the settings are going to be accurate.

after a few months, get it ISF'd.

the blues are 50-200% too high and that is not a user adjustment.
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none of the settings are going to be accurate.

after a few months, get it ISF'd.

the blues are 50-200% too high and that is not a user adjustment.
Thanks, will do
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