Opinions Plz: Sampo 42" Plasma at Costco

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Vito_Jr, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Vito_Jr

    Vito_Jr Extra

    Oct 15, 2002
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    Does anyone have an opinion on this unit (Sampo PME-42S6WT) 42" plasma tv offered at Costco?

    I couldn't find this on Sampo's site so I assume it is an older model. It offers Sampo's MotionDSC™ digital processor with adaptive motion de-interlacing, digital progressive line scaling, and via an advanced internal scaler, the Sampo can accept HDTV signal inputs - 480p, 720p and 1080i,
    852 x 480 physical pixels and a 550:1 contrast ratio.
    Anything important I am missing?
    I took my wife to see the Sony 40: Wega and she was turned off by the size - she loved the $5000 Panasonic plasma next to it (Tweeter). This Sampo is (only) $3000 on-line from Costco.
    Your feedback is greatly appreciated. TIA
  2. Claire Panke

    Claire Panke Second Unit

    Jul 5, 2002
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    You can get the ED Panasonic model on line for around $3500. (You want the WD5UY.) This is one of the best plasma displays available. I saw the Sampo at Costco - it's OK but the Panny is better - superior blacks, contrast and a good track record. For the same price? No brainer which one I'd buy.

    You do realize that these plasmas are "monitors" and don't come with speakers and tuners, don't you?

    Go to avsforum.com for a great, informative plasma forum and leads to reliable online dealers = plasmatek, 1800plasmas etc. The plasma FAQ is where you should start there.

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