We are gonna get a plasma, which one?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Ning Wong, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Ning Wong

    Ning Wong Stunt Coordinator

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    OK. Well, if were up to me, I would not get a plasma just yet. But we need to put it on a wall where nothing else will really work.

    Here are my choices here:

    Gateway 42" Plasma

    Samsung 42 inch Plasma Display, PPM-42S3

    Planar PDP-42BK w/ Desk Stand Bundle

    Viewsonic 42 Inch Plasma Display With Built-In TV Tuner VPW425

    Planar 42" Plasma Display ( Widescreen 16:9 Screen Ratio ) - PDP-42BK

    Which one do you recommend? These TVs are around my budget.

    Also, we'd like to get some professionals to install this for us - wall mount it and run the wiring. Are there any good pros will do this in the Long Beach, CA area?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Steve_L_B

    Steve_L_B Stunt Coordinator

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    I highly recommend that you also take a look at the Panasonic TH-42PWD6UY. It can be found online for about the same price as the others you are considering, but has a much better picture overall. It does not have a built in tuner, but if you already have a VCR, cable box or satellite receiver, you really won't need it.

    -Steve
     
  3. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    I agree with Steve....none of the above. If you're going to go in the plasma direction, the Panasonic units are far superior to those you've listed.

    Mort
     
  4. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

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    Ditto on the panny units. Spend the extra couple hundred bucks. Panasonic has vastly superior black levels and probably a much better de-interlacer/scaler. Overall Pannys are regarded as king of ED plasmas.

    But they are so popular that they are backordered at many places....

    But if you won't do the extra few bucks, I would say the Samsung is the best. Overall the Gateways are considered bottom barrel.
     

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