Question on best Flat Screen for ~$3000

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  1. Brian.H

    Brian.H Auditioning

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    A friend of mine is looking to put a 50 inch Plasma (or I suppose LCD) TV in his bar. He has room to go bigger but I think he's capped his budget at $3k and for some reason has settled on the Panasonic TH-50PHD8UK. I'm not sure why but he seems to think this is one of the higher quality displays out there - don't know how much truth there is to that.

    My question is should LCD be considered instead, if so why?

    Is there a better TV with more bang for the buck that is 50" or larger that he can get for aproximately $3,000 shipped (this particular panasonic can be had for just about exactly $3000 even).

    If you can think of any other points that should be considered please let me know. Thanks!
     
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    You will not be able to get a true LCD because they presently top out at 37 inches or so. AT 50" you could get either a rear projection LCD or even a DLP for less than 3K. You could conceivably get a 60" LCD/DLP. I have a Sony R.P.LCD that I paid $3,400 for last year and I love it. If he wants to be able to hang it on a wall, however, the plasma would be the way to go, but for "bang for the buck" either the R.P. LCD or DLP.
     
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    It has to be hung on the wall. So given that has he made a good choice? Thanks.
     
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    Yes, I would say he made the right choice unless there was a recess that would accomodate the 17 inches or so that a RP LCD would take up.
    He might want to consider an EDTV plasma that would not quite be full HDTV resolution but would be ok over a bar where you would not be doing critical veiwing anyway. This would save some bucks and allow him to get a larger display. Like I always say: The possibilites are endless until you make the decision, then be happy with the decision.
     

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