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#1 of 13 Jim Mcc

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Posted August 10 2013 - 12:12 PM

My daughter is looking for a TV about 42" diagonal, and wants to spend $425 max. What do you guys suggest? I don't know that a plasma will work because she tends to have lights on when viewing. Thanks.



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Posted August 10 2013 - 12:17 PM

And a plasma doesn't work when lights are on since when? (somewhere on here is a pic of my 4yo Hitachi at 2:00p.m. in a room with no curtains)



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Posted August 10 2013 - 12:31 PM

Not the picture I was referring to...but similar situation while explaining closed captions...

 

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Posted August 10 2013 - 02:51 PM

Thanks Sam. How about the Samsung PN43E450? I can get it for $378 brand new.


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Posted August 10 2013 - 03:08 PM

Sears had a big selection of $399 plasma the other day...with shipping(extra) or in-store pick up. Lead off by a Panny...I'll see if I can find the link...



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Posted August 10 2013 - 03:11 PM

Different order than the other day. Panny X60 for $400. There is an RCA refurb for $240(???).

 

http://www.sears.com...rop17=42 plasma



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Posted August 10 2013 - 04:39 PM

I know you are not a big fan of used but cant resist mentioning...I got my 58Z800 Panasonic plasma (1100 hours on it when I got it) for $450 off craigslist.  Even came with a wall bracket.  Just sayin Jim.


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Posted August 12 2013 - 10:26 PM

Do you guys agree that most 720p plasmas will look better than most 1080p LCD's or LED's?

These are the 2 finalists: Panny TC-P42X60 and Samsung PN43F4550AF.

Samsung's info says it has an anti-glare screen, BUT I can't find any info on whether the Panny does. Does anyone know? Thanks.

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Posted August 13 2013 - 03:09 AM

No I find the pixel structure distracting.  If youre used to viewing a 720 then plasma would be my choice but if youve been viewing 1080 for a while dropping down to 720 would be a bigger issue for me.  Viewing distance is more critical for a 720 panel.


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Posted August 13 2013 - 05:33 AM

Broadcast is 720P or 1080i anyway.

 

Makes no difference. And yes, a 720P plasma will look better than a Hisense 42" LCD(just one of your many "crap choices" at $400).

 

I'll also ask this. Does she game at all? 

 

All of the 42" $400-ish LCD are 1080P 60hz. They motion blur like crazy. If she likes sports, plasma will look better.



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Posted August 13 2013 - 09:19 AM

Thanks. No gaming, but she does like to watch football and hockey. The seating is about 10' away, so I don't think 720p will be a problem.

So what about the 2 choices above? I saw the Samsung and it looked pretty good.

Does anyone know if the Panny has an anti-glare screen?

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Posted August 13 2013 - 09:42 AM

Samsung, at that price, is the only one I know of that includes AG.

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Posted August 13 2013 - 10:00 AM

Samsung, at that price, is the only one I know of that includes AG.


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