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What to replace Dead 09 Panny with 11 Plasma?

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Harley Scott

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Posted June 21 2011 - 10:17 AM

Our 2009 TH50PZ 800U is toast .. Love the picture and the sound , but the power supply boards have the lifetime of a nickel rocket. It was one notch down from the top in 2009 with THX. Thankfully bought  a warranty; 3 power supplies shot in 2 years. Dealer will replace it after attempts to fix it; so which 2011 model is comparable?: ST 30 1080 p but no THX GT30 "THX VT30  "THX" Of course, I would pick VT30; but would appreciate your wisdom on what you would accept. Thanks!

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Harley Scott

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Posted June 25 2011 - 08:57 AM

I guess no one goes back that far.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   99monguse



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Posted June 28 2011 - 12:46 AM

My god...I thought Panny plasmas were good. I have a Panny rear-projection from 2005 and its still perfect. i want to replaced it with newer technology but not if a new TVs only going to last two years.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   tv-tech



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Posted July 05 2011 - 03:57 PM

My shop is full of TV's 2 years old or less. Until Panasonic gets their parts supply running in a reasonable time frame , I wouldn't touch them. Great sets, beautiful picture, horrible replacement parts supply. I'll see if I can get any insight from one of the Panasonic service centers for these models. I only work on them on extended or out of warranty.

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