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#1 of 8 Kirk_T

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Posted November 11 2007 - 02:26 AM

I am looking for input for a new TV. I want the best but am capped at $10,000 (or a little under).

*** I am limited to a width of only 58 1/2"

Thanks in advance.

#2 of 8 Gregg Loewen

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Posted November 11 2007 - 03:50 AM

the pioneer elite is a remarkable display. Retail for the 61" is $7499, retail for the 50 inch is $5999. I do have a new in the box 50 " that I need to sell for $3999 (please email me if interested).

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#3 of 8 Leo Kerr

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Posted November 11 2007 - 08:41 AM

I can't say anything for the Pioneer, but the Panasonic broadcast plasmas are very nice. The 65" is just a little too big - 61.2" wide - and the next one down that's a true 1080 display is one of their 50" displays, the TH-50PF10UK, listing at $3500.

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#4 of 8 SethH

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Posted November 11 2007 - 09:19 AM

I would definitely be looking at the Samsung FP-T5894W 58" plasma. It retails for about $5800. If the wireless setup for this thing works as well as advertised it could make your installation significantly easier too.

#5 of 8 GeorgeAB

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Posted November 11 2007 - 09:48 AM

Check out the latest review of the Pioneer Elite Kuro plasma in the new Home Theater magazine issue. It's a quantum leap forward in display accuracy and black level/contrast. The color primaries can be calibrated to near perfection. This is the TV I would buy today if I had your budget.

There are precious few consumer displays that can do color right. Some of the most popular sellers cannot do color correctly. They only offer over-saturated and/or inaccurate color primaries. Many folks like distorted color, but with your budget you can have a TV that delivers the colors intended by the program producers.

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#6 of 8 Kirk_T

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Posted November 11 2007 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for the responses...

I keep hearing the Pioneer Elite is the best but costly. Any reason other than price not to choose this TV.

#7 of 8 Gregg Loewen

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Posted November 12 2007 - 05:53 AM

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#8 of 8 Allen W

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Posted November 13 2007 - 12:39 PM

I spent some time watching a $7,500, 1080p, 60" Pioneer Elite (don't remember exact model #) last night at the store and I have to say I am somewhat glad I cannot afford it. The picture is so fantastic that I might not ever get off the couch. The Panasonics are a close second, but the Pioneer Elite are superb.




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