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  1. NadeemF

    NadeemF Auditioning

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    I am thinking of buying a 50 inch plasma tv. Could you please give me the pros and cons; e.g. I heard that one should get an extended warranty but that this costs a fortune. how about picture quality. If I were to spend close to $10,000 I'd want to have something that is great and will last for several years (technololically).
    Thanks.
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    I also am intending to purchase a plasma, Price at this time keeps a lot of buyers away, even though the presentation will be the standard in the future (when??). I have looked at a Pioneer - need to compare to other units. Have you seen any comparsions?
     
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    I have been looking atr these also. Two things are
    keeping me away - price and the fact that they only
    come with a 1 yr. warranty. Waht's up with that!!![​IMG]
    Denny
     
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    Pros: the WOW factor, good for confined space, brilliant vivid colors.

    Cons: awful black level (supposedly getting better, but all the sets I've seen look terrible compared to CRT and even LCD/DLP TVs and projectors), price ($10,000 buys a whole lot of RPTV/Projector), and reliability.
     
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    We love ours, using it for a common monitor between 5-6 people around a single PC. Would really like to use its native resolution in 16x9, but cant seen to find a driver file for it anywhere, noted that in another thread....
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=47886
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    There are a lot of plasmas 480 pixels high by 800 or so pixels across. If you want HDTV quality you have to look for one that has at least 720 high by 1000 or so across.
    Also I heard that some plasma screens emit a humming or buzzing noise particulary at high altitudes such as Denver CO, I don't know why.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
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    Posten,

    You need a video card that will support custom resolutions and refresh rates. Look at the GeForce based cards. They'll do the trick with an add-on program like Powerstrip.
     

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