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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   sambuka_w

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Posted September 12 2006 - 12:49 PM

Hey all,

If you were getting a new set but were limited to around $4k, which would you choose?

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott_lb

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Posted September 12 2006 - 02:33 PM

That would depend highly on the type of monitor you were looking for (e.g., DLP, plasma, etc.) and what your primary use for it was (e.g., movies, games, tv, etc.).

Sorry, but that's not an easy question to answer unless we know what your intended use for it is Posted Image
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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted September 12 2006 - 03:55 PM

Plus what size you're talking about.

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Brandon Pop

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Posted September 12 2006 - 04:18 PM

I don't think it really matters what you plan on watching the most, you should just get a monitor that is up to par with technology. This will enable you to enjoy all content for years to come.

Personally, I am not a big fan of DLP's. They are pretty good for their price but I think both plasmas and LCD's are visually more impressive. Panasonic plasmas are really nice and I was impressed with a pioneer elite too but neither are capable of displaying 1080p which is the most beautiful HD resolution we will see for some time. I read both manufacturers are making 1080p sets but will be very expensive, well beyond 4k.

I'd go with LCD, specifically the Sony Bravia XBR2. Sharp Aquos is coming out with a new set too in a month or so that's worth checking out as is the 96 series Samsung.

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted September 12 2006 - 09:27 PM

I would probably keep saving my money till the Panasonic 1080P plasmas are released in this country around the end of the year, and get the 58 inch.

#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Brandon Pop

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Posted September 13 2006 - 01:04 PM

Those won't be near 4k.

I saw a Pioneer Elite Plasma 1080p that was 10k.

#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted September 13 2006 - 09:15 PM

Actually, the projected MSRP for the 58 inch Panasonic 1080P plasma is ~$5,400.

#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Brandon Pop

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Posted September 14 2006 - 04:06 AM

That would be very cool if it turns out to be true.

#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted September 14 2006 - 04:29 AM

Well Brandon

I must have been thinking about the 50 inch. The projected MSRPs for the 1080P Panasonic plasmas are as follows:

TH-50PZ600..... $5,138
TH-58PZ600..... $7,279
TH-65PZ600..... $8,478
TH-103PZ 600.. $69,999

Looks like the 65 inch is a relative bargain Posted Image

#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Griff Hollywood

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Posted September 14 2006 - 04:30 AM

anybody hear anything about Mitsubishi 65" 1080P DLP HDTV... i saw it on costco website but of course they didnt have it in the store or Panasonic
Professional Series (TH-65PHD8UK ) 65" HDTV Plasma Monitor

#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Brandon Pop

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Posted September 14 2006 - 08:38 AM

Those prices look more like what I would have expected them to be!

I'll take the TH-103PZ 600 thank you very much.

#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted September 14 2006 - 09:49 AM

Brandon

A year from now, the TH58PZ600 should be streating for about $6,000. And the shipping on the 103 should also be about $6,000 Posted Image

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Cleveland Plasma

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Posted September 14 2006 - 11:53 AM

NEC PX-50XR5A
Panasonic TH-50PX600U

Save another few hundred and buy:
NEX PX-60XR5A (December Release)
Panasonic TH-58PX600U

#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted September 14 2006 - 04:47 PM

Or stick to your budget and get the 58PX60U.

#15 of 17 OFFLINE   frogpond

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Posted September 15 2006 - 03:50 AM

How about no set and instead a projector. No way would I go back to a set unless it was small and for bedroom use.

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Posted September 18 2006 - 04:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur S
TH-65PZ600..... $8,478
TH-103PZ 600.. $69,999
Looks like the 65 inch is a relative bargain
Na, I'd go with the 103 incher. Posted Image

#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Arthur S

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Posted September 18 2006 - 04:40 AM

Bruce

If I didn't know better I'd think you were teasing me Posted Image