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Looking at buying LG 50PA5500 or Panasonic TC-P50U50 or Samsung PN51E530??

all of them are around $500-$550 so im wondering which one is better to buy.

so far this is all that stands out to me...

the LG does 1080/24p (others dont)
Panasonic best overall picture
Samsung is brighter/more vibrant and looks better in brighter rooms


Any idea or suggestion guys?
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Originally Posted by XeoNoX View Post

Looking at buying LG 50PA5500 or Panasonic TC-P50U50 or Samsung PN51E530??
all of them are around $500-$550 so im wondering which one is better to buy.
so far this is all that stands out to me...
the LG does 1080/24p (others dont)
Panasonic best overall picture
Samsung is brighter/more vibrant and looks better in brighter rooms
Any idea or suggestion guys?

The Samsung PN51E530 has best overall picture quality, not the Panasonic. Panasonic plasmas typically have poor screen uniformity and can't do Full HD 3D.

I would get the Samsung PN51E530 over both, however would still consider the LG 50PA5500 purely because it can do 1080/24p.

Don't get the Panasonic. Panasonic is a failing company and its share price hit the lowest in 32 years. Don't be surprised if they declare bankruptcy and seek bailout anytime soon because they have scaled back their TV business. Panasonic has invested less into TV technology than its rivals and basically can not compete. Next year, Panasonic will likely leave the TV market and Panasonic owners will not be happy with faulty parts.
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thanks i ened up going with the Samsung PN51e530 as it looked the overall best when i compred them in the store. The samsung was a inch more and i liked the trim and it had the least glare.
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thanks i ened up going with the Samsung PN51e530 as it looked the overall best when i compred them in the store. The samsung was a inch more and i liked the trim and it had the least glare.

Great choice. Samsung Plasma's have the best picture quality and excellent motion performance. The designs of Samsung TV's are also great as it is geared towards the European market too, so Samsung has been emphasizing premium designs.

I'm not too sure about glare. Glare is a problem with all plasma's. Some plasma's have less glare than others, however that is the only bad thing about plasma's when compared to LCD LED's. Otherwise plasma's beat LCD LED's in picture quality and motion performance.

I like Samsung Plasma's because they have much better screen uniformity than Panasonic plasma's. And remember Samsung Plasma's can do Full HD 3D while Panasonic plasma's can't.
Edited by Koehler - 11/25/12 at 1:07am
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what do you mean "glare"

can you link an article about panasonic plasmas can't do full 3d? If anything is the LG tvs but I would love to see where you get your info from.
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what do you mean "glare"
can you link an article about panasonic plasmas can't do full 3d? If anything is the LG tvs but I would love to see where you get your info from.

Read this:

All Panasonic plasma's can't do Full HD 3D... Panasonic marketing is a lie

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ps64e8000-201210292316.htm?page=Performance
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However, Samsung’s plasma-based 3DTVs draw a full resolution 1080p HD image (Panasonic’s don’t, despite being marketed as “Full HD 3D”). Gradation quality is also significantly decreased in the 3D mode, but overall we found the image pleasing thanks to the full resolution.

This basically means all Panasonic plasma's can't do Full HD 3D.

Panasonic lied.

Also read this:

Green tinting problem plagues all Panasonic plasma TV's

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/1545348-green-tinge-fault-panasonic-vt30-gt30-st30-part-2-a.html

Panasonic plasma the worst plasma of 2012?

http://cnettv.cnet.com/panasonic-x5-worst-plasma-2012/9742-1_53-50132297.html
Edited by Koehler - 11/26/12 at 6:02pm
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Do you have any other websites that actually provide more information than just one line? How does it not provide full hd? It uses active shutter glasses, there is no reason why it shouldn't have full HD.

Green and pink tint was a problem with last years XX30 models. This year's xx50 model has that problem pretty much fixed. Look at any av forum under the st50 thread.

And last, the x5 is panasonic's cheapest plasma. You're judging the whole brand on the cheapest model? Every year there's a stinker in the bunch. Next year it could be Samsung, Sony, or LG. judging mid tier LCD/plasma tv's just by judging the cheapest sets they make is not a good impartial way to rate things. I am brand agnostic, I current have Sony and Samsung. I have no affliction towards Panasonic but I will give credit when it's due. The st50 is a good model, period!

Why can't you look at it from a non bias point of view? I'm not sure if Panasonic burned your house down when you were little or something but let it go. The Samsung plasma you linked could very well be a better tv than the Panasonic but that doesn't mean the Panasonic is crap.
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Do you have any other websites that actually provide more information than just one line? How does it not provide full hd? It uses active shutter glasses, there is no reason why it shouldn't have full HD.

It's not just one line. All Panasonic plasma's have this problem.

Just because it has active shutter glasses does not mean that they can do Full HD FD.

All Panasonic plasma's cant do Full HD 3D and can only do 240p or 360p which is very disappointing.
Edited by Koehler - 11/27/12 at 5:44am
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Not all panasonic plasmas have that problem. It was last years models that got hit with it the worst. Do me a favor,

google 2011 panasonic green tint - you will a lot of threads with people with the issue. Now google 2012 panasonic green tint - I could not find a thread linking this years current model with green tint

Well, how about this then here's the AVS thread about the st50
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1397245/official-panasonic-st50-series-discussion-thread-no-street-price-talk

go thru it and see how many people are actually affected by the same green tint/pink blob? There is a handful, but thats to be expected. EVERY and I mean EVERY tv has their own share of problems. The problems can seem amplified because the people affected are usually the ones writing scalding posts in forums. Even my last tv. Samsung UN55D8000 ( rated best tv last year by multiple sources ) had it own share of problems. Flashlighting, clouding, vertical banding, etc etc. I understand you want to inform people of possible problems but lets not get fanboi-ish about it.


Again? where are you reading panasonic can does not do full resolution 3d? I'm not saying you're wrong but I CAN NOT find any evidence of what you're talking about except that first article you listed. 240p? 360p? Seriously? I suggest you go into a store and seriously look at a panasonic plasma. But just for shiggles, here are some fun graphics.

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Edited by soymilk - 11/27/12 at 6:24am
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