Can I get a 50in plasma for less then $3000?

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  1. ScottATL

    ScottATL Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, I went to get my wife a new cell phone the other day and stopped by a local big box store. They have two plasmas that maybe someone can help me out on, but after rebates and such, it will come out to less then $$3000. Now are they any good and will they last.

    The first is Phillips 50PF9630A It is priced at $3298.99, but I have a 10% coupon, then a $200 mail in rebate and a $100 rewards coupon for in store use.


    The Second is Samsung HPR5052. It is listed at $3898 - 10% -$300 rebate - $100 in store coupon. This is a little more then the Phillips but they told me it was a better unit.

    Both qualify for 0% interest for 18 months. Can anyone help me out on the Phillips, obviously it is a little more attactively priced.
     
  2. John S

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    The Philips are pretty cool really, with that ambi light crud going on. I am not so 100% sure the Samsung is a better unit in all honesty. I have seen Philips Plasma displays in two homes, they seemed like very strong prouducts to me. The owners seem to really like them.

    WHile at first, I hated the idea of ambi-light, but after experiencing it in two homes now, I actually think it is very cool and does seem to add something to the experience....
     
  3. Evan M.

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    You can get 42" plasmas for 3000$....such as the Panny, which is a great set but a 50" will be hard to come by...unless you can find a return or a discontinued set.
     
  4. ScottATL

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    Thanks John

    Evan The 50 inch Phillips is 3298.99 - 10% discount + 7% tax = 3175

    There is a $200 mail in rebate and a $100 gift card rebate to the store after purchase, making the price $2875

    The real question is, is the Phillips a quality plasma
     
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    I feel they are personally, if I wasn't clear on that in my 1st post.
     
  6. Brian D H

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    I hope you waited a year. Now it's under $2,000.00 and you can get a similar set at Home Depot or Walmart. (What a difference a year makes)

    Magnavox 50MF231D/37 is $1,999.00 at Walmart and Home Depot (of all places)

    Philips 50PF9630A is $1,995 at Amazon, but has many negative reviews
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    Anyone heard anything about the Magnavox set? (Anyone else think it's weird to buy a Plasma TV at Home Depot?)
     
  7. BrianTwig

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    Maybe of interest to some, Sams Club has a Panasonic TH-58PX60U for $3,649.

    Thats a 58" plasma for under $3,700.

    But on the original posters question, both Maxent and Vizio have 50" plasma for under $2,000. The people I know who own a Maxent are happy. Don't know anyone who owns a Vizio, but they are supposed to be a pretty good value from what I have read. No personal experience with either though.

    And as notice above, Home Depot has Magnavox 50" Plasmas for under $2,000.
     
  8. Dan Joy

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    Scott,

    I had both Best Buy and Ultimate Electronics down to 2,499 on the Samsung 5053. Great looking tv and in the stores had a better picture than the higher priced panasonics. I went with a different tv altogether, but there is quite a thread over at avs forums regarding buzzing with the Samsung plasmas. You may want to check it out. Also check out the LG 50 inch(only 1 HDMI though).
    Good luck
     
  9. Craig

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    This morning the Brandsmart flyer in the Atlanta paper was advertising Panasonic 50" plasmas for $2200(after rebate), but quantities were limited to 350.
     
  10. BrianTwig

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    ScottATL (and others),

    Go google "black friday" and check out some of the ads that are already out.

    The Vizio 50" plasma under $1,500!
    Panasonic TH-50PX60U under $2,000!
    Toshiba 50HP66 50" plasma under $1,700!
     

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