Pany TH-50PX50U vs 500U vs LG 50PX5D

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  1. Dan Burch

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    I was set to buy the 50" Panny50U then I saw the 500U and the LG50PX5D.
    500 and LG are about $600-700 more than the 50U. They offer:
    Card slots, I don't see using much
    HD tuners, probably not useful in my area
    Front inputs, that would be used for the occasional but important game and video camera hook
    The speakers are on the side. I'm told LG sound is better.
    I think both the 500 and LG look better
    The LG has 2 HDMI inputs and a 2 year warranty vs the Pannys w/1 HDMI and 1 year warranty.
    Seems like 2 HDMI for the future would be better?
    I hear a lot about the Panny units but nothing about the LG
    I'm not a tweaker, I just like to sit and watch. This is a big lay out of cash for me, I'm ready to buy today.
    Any helpful advice on the 3 would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Dan
     
  2. Arthur S

    Arthur S Cinematographer

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    Most important, just skip the LG. It is not really in the same league as the Panasonics.

    Between the 50 and 500, just a matter of your preference and whether the extra $600-$700 is a big deal to you or not. You can't lose with either of the Panasonics.
     
  3. Dan Burch

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    Arthur,
    Thanks for your, the only, response. I've read many of your postings. I will buy the 500U some time this week.
    I was just reading the post from Dick Knisely about how he loves his Panny. What is this Setup / calibration he is talking about. Is it something that comes with the set or an extra purchase? I plan on hanging the set myself.
    Thanks again,
    Dan
     
  4. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    Greetings

    Skip the LG ... either of the Panasonics are good.

    You'd best set the TV up with a test disc to optimize your image.

    (A pro calibration down the road if you want improved image accuracy.)

    Regards
     

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