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Vizio 50"-->60" plasma?

I have an opportunity to upgrade from my current 50" to a 60" VIzio plasma for minimal out of pocket. Question is should I do it.

Here is the pecific brake down on both models. Help me decide to or not.

VP50:

High Definition Television (HDTV) with a native resolution of 1366 x 768.

Integrated NTSC and ATSC tuner allows over-the-air analog and digital broadcasts with an external antenna or cable*

High Brightness (1500 cd/m2) providing a more vivid, brilliant picture in any environment.

10 bit color depth supporting 231 billion colors.

Multiple video format support with HDMI, component video, composite video, S-Video and RF antenna inputs allows you to enjoy video from a variety of sources.

Wide viewing angle (>170) so that everyone can view the picture from practically anywhere in the room.

PIP (Picture in Picture) and POP (side-by-side) for ultimate video enjoyment while watching 2 video programs

60,000 hour panel life provides over 20 years of use before half brightness

DCDi by Faroudja Low Angle De-interlacing Processing for superior video quality.

VIZIO Universal Remote Control and stand included.




Specification
Size: 50-in*
*Viewable: 49.98-in
Tuner: Integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner

Supported TV Formats
1080i, 720p, 720i, 480p, 480i

Native Panel Resolution: 1366 x 768

Supported PC Resolutions
1366 x 768, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 854 x 480, 800 x 600

Specification
Panel Type: 50" Diagonal*, 16:9 Wide Screen, Plasma Panel
Panel Specifications: N/A
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.81 mm (H) x 0.81 mm (V)
Display Compatibility: HDTV (1080i)
Signal Compatibility: 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
Response Time: N/A
Colors: 1.07 Billion (10 bit)
Brightness: 1,500 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1 (max)
Viewable Angle: >178 (horizontal and vertical)

Inputs
RF (F Connector for internal tuner): 1
HDMI with HDCP: 2
Analog Stereo Audio for HDMI Inputs: 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 2
Composite Video: 2
S-Video plus Stereo Audio: 2
Computer RGB plus Stereo Audio: 1
Service Port: 1

Outputs
Analog Audio out (RCA): 1
5.1 SPDIF Digital Optical Audio: 1
Headphone (Stereo Mini-Jack): 1

Additional Information
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Picture-outside-Picture (POP)
Closed Caption (CC)
V-Chip
3D Comb Filter
Zoom
Freeze
DCDi De-Interlace
3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down
ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation
ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding
NTSC Video decoding via RF: Yes, thru Antenna, Cable, or Satellite
NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes, thru CVBS, S-Video, or Component
Progressive Scan Video: Yes, thru Component YPbPr, VGA or HDMI
HDTV: Yes, thru HDMI or Component YPbPr
Computer: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 thru VGA or 640x480 thru HDMI
Sound enhancement: Yes
Color Temperature: 6500K (standard), 5400K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Audio: Built-in 10W x 2
Lamp (LCD) / Panel (PDP) Life: 60000 hours
Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range100 ~ 240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 490W average
Removable Base

Weight
Gross:144 lbs
Net: 120 lbs
Without Stand: 108 lbs

Dimensions
Carton: 55.5" W x 39" H x 17"D
Net: 48.8" W x 34.3" H x 12.2" D
Without Stand: 48.8" W x 33.5" H x 3.89" D
Certifications: CSA, FCC Class B

VM60:

60 diagonal / 16 X 9 wide screen aspect ratio.

High Definition 1366 X 768 native resolution.

Compatible input formats: 1080i, 720P, 480P, 480i.

Supports high definition gaming systems.

Brilliant picture quality with over 1 billion colors.

Amazing 7000:1 contrast ratio.

Built-in digital HDTV & standard TV combined tuner.

Wall mounting capable; only 4.9 inches without stand.

4X HDMI inputs for optimal digital connectivity.

Superior viewing from any angle.





Specification
Size: 60-in*
*Viewable: 60-in
Tuner: Integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner

Supported TV Formats
1080i, 720p, 720i, 480p, 480i

Native Panel Resolution: 1366 x 768

Supported PC Resolutions
1366 x 768, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 854 x 480, 800 x 600

Specification
Panel Type: 60" Diagonal*, 16:9 Wide Screen, Plasma Panel
Panel Specifications:
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.966 mm (H) x 0.966 mm (V)
Display Compatibility: HDTV (720p)
Signal Compatibility: 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080P (Full HD)
Response Time:
Colors: 1.07 Billion (10 bit)
Brightness: 1,200 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio: 7000:1 (typical)
Viewable Angle: >178 degrees (horizontal and vertical)

Inputs
RF (F Connector for internal tuner): 1
HDMI with HDCP: 4
Analog Stereo Audio for HDMI Inputs: 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 2
Composite Video: 2
S-Video plus Stereo Audio: 2
Computer RGB plus Stereo Audio: 1
Service Port: 1

Outputs
Analog Audio out (RCA): 1
5.1 SPDIF Digital Optical Audio: 1
Headphone (Stereo Mini-Jack): 1

Additional Information
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Picture-outside-Picture (POP)
Closed Caption (CC)
V-Chip
3D Comb Filter
Zoom
Freeze
DCDi De-Interlace
3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down
ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation
ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding
NTSC Video decoding via RF: Yes, thru Antenna, Cable, or Satellite
NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes, thru CVBS, S-Video, or Component
Progressive Scan Video: Yes, thru Component YPbPr, VGA or HDMI
HDTV: Yes, thru HDMI or Component YPbPr
Computer: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 thru VGA or 640x480 thru HDMI
Sound enhancement: Yes, SRS TrueSrround XT
Color Temperature: 6500K (standard), 5400K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Audio: Built-in 20W x 2
Lamp (LCD) / Panel (PDP) Life: 45000 hours
Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range100 ~ 240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 650W average
Removable Base

Weight
Gross:218 lbs
Net: 179 lbs

Dimensions
Carton: 65" W x 50" H x 18" D
Net: 56.3 W x 37.2 H x 13.4 D
Without Stand: 56.3 W x 35.8 H (with sound deflector attached) x 4.9 D
Without Stand and Speakers: 56.3 W x 34.4 H (with sound deflector detached) x 4.9 D
Certifications: CSA, CSA-BRTL, FCC Class B, Bets-7, ICES-003
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lol.. Im hoping to pick up a 50" tomorrow from Sams. How much is the 60"?

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lol.. Im hoping to pick up a 50" tomorrow from Sams. How much is the 60"?

$2k
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to much for me... a 50" is right at $1300 now
Yeah I have that one. The vp50? or are you looking at another brand?
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Yeah I have that one. The vp50? or are you looking at another brand?
vp50... did you like the TV?

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It is deffinately a nice picture. But here is my take. Deffinately need a surround sound system to go with it; which I do. The factory sound is so under par. And I miss the size of my 61" JVC but for the bang for the buck factor, it is an awesome deal. I love me some drag racing in hd or the discovery channel lol. And the cowboys game on sunday was the shit on that tv.
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It is deffinately a nice picture. But here is my take. Deffinately need a surround sound system to go with it; which I do. The factory sound is so under par. And I miss the size of my 61" JVC but for the bang for the buck factor, it is an awesome deal. I love me some drag racing in hd or the discovery channel lol. And the cowboys game on sunday was the shit on that tv.

cool.. Im debating between the 42" lcd 1080p or the 50" plasma... gonna check them both out tomorrow and pick one up. Leaning towards the 50". Id rather get the 50" because of size but its just going in my room.

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how close do you sit to it?
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how close do you sit to it?
sit on the bed... probably 6' or so away

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cool.. Im debating between the 42" lcd 1080p or the 50" plasma... gonna check them both out tomorrow and pick one up. Leaning towards the 50". Id rather get the 50" because of size but its just going in my room.

here's the deal on those.

the size will deffinately matter in this topic. the bigger you can afford the better. you won't see much difference in quality on almost anything you watch between 1080p and 1080i. preference is a big weighing factor however. i prefer plasma myself because of the higher contrast ratio, and multiple times more the colors the plasma have over the lcd's. I compare a lcd to a flat panel lcd my computer at home as. Not that amazing a picture. The plasma however is like looking at a glossy hi def photo imo. Just take the bigger tv...nuff said. You won't be disappointed. Also not sure if you are interested, but they have refurbed v50's on craigslist pretty cheap, as well as vp42's. just an fyi.
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sit on the bed... probably 6' or so away

well at that distance I suggest a 42". we had one in our bedroom and loved it. perfect size and picture quality. 50" may be just a little to big
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sit on the bed... probably 6' or so away
yeah, that's pretty close
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well, I think Im just going to get teh 42" 720p...it does 1080i. With SEB coming out in the next couple quarters, prices are going to come down. Sams has a 42" 720p for $900... cant be that

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well, I think Im just going to get teh 42" 720p...it does 1080i. With SEB coming out in the next couple quarters, prices are going to come down. Sams has a 42" 720p for $900... cant be that

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lcd?
yeah...I think Im going to go LCD because it will be used as a computer monitor as well. Im terrible about leaving shit on and leaving the house.

With the saved money, Im going to get a new mobo and a couple hard drives for my computer. Its going to be a home theater computer

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yeah...I think Im going to go LCD because it will be used as a computer monitor as well. Im terrible about leaving shit on and leaving the house.

With the saved money, Im going to get a new mobo and a couple hard drives for my computer. Its going to be a home theater computer

cool deal. i am doing the same(htpc) with the plasma. should be a cool setup. also doing a coffee table top arcade on it as well
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cool deal. i am doing the same(htpc) with the plasma. should be a cool setup. also doing a coffee table top arcade on it as well
I figure the computer I have can do it, just needs more storage capailities to store all the dvds. The motherboard is $120 and holds up o 6 SATA hard drives, then I just need more hard drives. Its cheap and should work great. Also has 7.1 surround sound on it.

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I figure the computer I have can do it, just needs more storage capailities to store all the dvds. The motherboard is $120 and holds up o 6 SATA hard drives, then I just need more hard drives. Its cheap and should work great. Also has 7.1 surround sound on it.

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http://www.intel.com/products/mother...33TL/index.htm

the mobo is more than enough to process the graphics, up to 6 sata drives, 7.1 surround sound. Its designed to be a "media" motherboard.

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