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Nobody mentioned it yet? (The End of Plasma)


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#81 of 92 OFFLINE   FoxyMulder

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Posted September 19 2014 - 07:05 AM

This kind of throws a damper on my enthusiasm a bit but thanks for the heads up. I've heard about the honeycomb pattern but didn't know this particular set has this "issue". I do sit fairly close to TVs - always have - so now I'm thinking this will become a problem. Bummer about it not really being full 1080p. Oh, well - this will do until my next upgrade :)

 

Still beats most of the LCD displays out there, if i was you i'd try and see it in person or buy it from somewhere you can return it, maybe Amazon, also bear in mind it has no filter ( i think ) so it might act like a mirror during daylight hours.


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Posted September 19 2014 - 08:11 AM

Looks like LG is pulling the plug on plasma, as well.

 

I'm thinking of possibly picking one of the few remaining 60" sets out there. Has anyone compared the 60" Samsung 5300 or 5500 with the LG 60PB6600?


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Posted September 23 2014 - 12:33 PM

OK, just got my new 60 inch plasma delivered and will have it set up in a couple of hours. This is a special moment for me because I've only been partially high-def since I got my first flatscreen TV in 2009 (a 50 inch 720p Panasonic plasma). I'm going full high-def with a larger screen so, I must ask, what should I use as a demo disc when I turn this sucker on? I want my first 1080p experience to be perfect. I've got a very varied collection so, please, recommend away. Lawrence of Arabia? Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Manos, The Hands of Fate? Thanks!


 

 


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Posted September 23 2014 - 12:58 PM

For me, watching a Pixar movie on the big screen never fails to deliver a stunning image. The Incredibles is high on my list, as is Finding Nemo.

 

If you prefer live action, Gravity will look stunning on a plasma thanks to the display's inky blacks (I shudder to think what that would look like on an LCD display).

 

Congrats on the new display!


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Posted September 23 2014 - 01:04 PM

Baraka. Since you bought a plasma, Baraka: Remastered.

The remaster is wasted on LCD.
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Posted September 24 2014 - 04:53 AM

For me, watching a Pixar movie on the big screen never fails to deliver a stunning image. The Incredibles is high on my list, as is Finding Nemo.

 

If you prefer live action, Gravity will look stunning on a plasma thanks to the display's inky blacks (I shudder to think what that would look like on an LCD display).

 

Congrats on the new display!

 

 

Thanks. I set it up last night and tested a few discs of varying quality and so far I'm thrilled! I've officially joined the "Full-HD" club :)

 

I had a bit of a hard time setting up the base. There's nothing in the manual that covers it so I consulted youtube. I guess Samsung just assumes everyone's going to figure it out. Anyway, the base is very poorly designed and I don't think it will withstand the weight of the TV. In my case, I won't be shocked if the set comes crashing down in the next few days - I only used two screws to attach the base to the plastic piece that holds the set. After I realized the mistake I tried detaching the plastic piece from the back of the TV so that I could attach the other 2 screws but it won't come off. I'm hoping anyone here who has this model (Samsung PN60F5300) can tell me how to remove the "backsplash". Thanks


 

 


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Posted September 24 2014 - 05:02 AM

OK, just got my new 60 inch plasma delivered and will have it set up in a couple of hours. This is a special moment for me because I've only been partially high-def since I got my first flatscreen TV in 2009 (a 50 inch 720p Panasonic plasma). I'm going full high-def with a larger screen so, I must ask, what should I use as a demo disc when I turn this sucker on? I want my first 1080p experience to be perfect. I've got a very varied collection so, please, recommend away. Lawrence of Arabia? Close Encounters of the Third Kind? Manos, The Hands of Fate? Thanks!

Congrats on the purchase! I would recommend "Ben-Hur". It was the first one I watched when I went from a 720P Panny plasma to a new 1080P Panny Plasma a couple of years ago. It was like seeing it for the first time.


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Posted September 24 2014 - 09:22 AM

Can't argue with the Pixar recommendation (or any of the others made here).

 

Not a feature film, but it would also be fun to pull a couple segments from the Attenborough BBC documentaries (such as Planet Earth).

 

Have fun!


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Posted September 24 2014 - 10:28 AM

If Baraka is your cup of tea...

Qatsi, especially the first two.

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Posted September 25 2014 - 05:56 AM

Congrats on the purchase! I would recommend "Ben-Hur". It was the first one I watched when I went from a 720P Panny plasma to a new 1080P Panny Plasma a couple of years ago. It was like seeing it for the first time.

 

 

Thanks for the recommendation - Ben Hur was a terrific choice. I was mesmerized all over again watching select scenes from the film in full HD. I'm like a kid in a candy store :D


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Posted September 25 2014 - 06:28 AM

I dread the day my Panasonc Plasmas die. One is 4 years old the other is 2. I calibrated both sets when they were new. They continue to deliver outstanding pictures...far better than the LCDs my friends have.

I can sit at any angle in front of my plasmas and the picture remains the same. Do that with an LED or LCD and see what happens.

 

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Posted September 25 2014 - 07:20 AM

I dread the day my Panasonc Plasmas die. One is 4 years old the other is 2. I calibrated both sets when they were new. They continue to deliver outstanding pictures...far better than the LCDs my friends have.

I can sit at any angle in front of my plasmas and the picture remains the same. Do that with an LED or LCD and see what happens.

 

John

 

 

You may want to consider investing in an extra set before they become scarce, something I'm actually considering myself even though I just bought one. I paid $800 for my 60 inch Samsung, which is a steal IMO. Unless, of course, you're planning on buying one of those expensive 4K or curved screen TVs as your next upgrade. Personally, I don't think I'll be needing another new set for everyday viewing for a very long time as this one will suit me just fine. I'm NOT interested in LCD technology at all


 

 





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