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Well the title says it all. I hear the Panasonic's are good, i own a samsung and have had lg lcd's before. they just feel like watered down plasma's after watching movies on firends. Going to be on a budget was looking around 40-50". (one thing i know for certain is i love the picture quality from the plasmas alot better after owning the others)so im set on plasma.
Should i definitely go 1080p is another current debate ? Just because the 720p panels are really cheap currently. Hoping to hear from some current owners of some newly released panels. Anyways, any comments toward the brand/model i should look for from anybody would be appreciated.
Edited by Chiefpuff420 - 7/17/11 at 12:06am
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Samsung makes the best Plasma's hand down. There T.V.'s also sometimes say 720p but some like my brand new 2011 model (I forgot model #) and my friends play BEAUTIFUL 1080p.
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Samsung makes the best Plasma's hand down. There T.V.'s also sometimes say 720p but some like my brand new 2011 model (I forgot model #) and my friends play BEAUTIFUL 1080p.
I really like my LG plasma.

With that said however I own a cheap Vizio walmart TV and it uses a sammy panel and it's amazing.

@OP don't let anyone tell you that Plasmas are gonna have burn-ins or that it's an old tech and useless. My plasma beats out any LCD you throw at it when it comes to sports and dark scenes. The blacks in a plasma are deeper than anything an LCD can produce.
With that said however, they do require more energy to run and they don't like still images. At least that's what I've noticed

I got my 50" LG Plasma for $599 with free shipping for on black friday. It's a 1080p model
    
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Panasonic, samsung and LG all make great plasma's if they are calibrated correctly

for the small price difference I would go for a 1080p
Edited by trulsrohk - 7/17/11 at 12:23am
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I love plasmas, have a 50" Panny in master, oh yea.
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I really like my LG plasma.

With that said however I own a cheap Vizio walmart TV and it uses a sammy panel and it's amazing.

@OP don't let anyone tell you that Plasmas are gonna have burn-ins or that it's an old tech and useless. My plasma beats out any LCD you throw at it when it comes to sports and dark scenes. The blacks in a plasma are deeper than anything an LCD can produce.
With that said however, they do require more energy to run and they don't like still images. At least that's what I've noticed

I got my 50" LG Plasma for $599 with free shipping for on black friday. It's a 1080p model
I do love my LG plasma's but I have noticed that Samsung, atleast in the model's I have tested, have better clarity and contrast.

And yes that second part was very nice and true
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I do love my LG plasma's but I have noticed that Samsung, atleast in the model's I have tested, have better clarity and contrast.

And yes that second part was very nice and true
Not worried about burn in. my buddys never had a lot of problems. Yeah but what about still about images.. would browsing on it every night with my PC hurt it or no if i turn the panel off or back to TV afterward and not just leave it sitting.
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it is fine...i have my 58" Samsung hooked up to nothing but a pc, have used it for games, movies, and browsing for several months with no lasting ill effects
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Some plasma's such as ones from Samsung have pixel shift which can be set to "shift" the image a pre-determined number of pixels in a set amount of time to try and alleviate the "burn-in."

To add to what others have already said, plasma's still have the upper hand on most lcd's in terms of viewing angles. This could be fairly important for the type of room you will be placing this in. Another thing that may be an issue could be glare although many mid to high end sets have some type of anti glare coating.

Although it depends on the seating distance, you shouldn't be too worried about 720p vs. 1080p and it'll be very hard to notice any difference at all. This is coming from someone who uses a 100" 720p projector from 10 feet away so you can take that for what it's worth.
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Some plasma's such as ones from Samsung have pixel shift which can be set to "shift" the image a pre-determined number of pixels in a set amount of time to try and alleviate the "burn-in."

To add to what others have already said, plasma's still have the upper hand on most lcd's in terms of viewing angles. This could be fairly important for the type of room you will be placing this in. Another thing that may be an issue could be glare although many mid to high end sets have some type of anti glare coating.

Although it depends on the seating distance, you shouldn't be too worried about 720p vs. 1080p and it'll be very hard to notice any difference at all. This is coming from someone who uses a 100" 720p projector from 10 feet away so you can take that for what it's worth.
Actually i think i will. I have bought into a lot of 1080p hype Monitors in last 3 years so i think its time for a downgrade and upgrade in my pocket. Save that cash for sure its still a huge TV right thx
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