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Question Plasma owners in here.

Just trying to see if anyone is experiancing any major malfunctions, I know Jared had a problem and now that they have become cheaper I was wondering what the general consensus is on the Plasmas, one of the main concerns is the heat generated and I'm sure this is causing problems, thoughts?
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I was at BB a few weeks ago and the Plasma picture does better with the fast moving action like sports, this is my main concern, since I do watch a lot of sports. The room I'm going to be putting it in is very bright, but I'm thinking we can put up some some better window coverings, besides that, my current TV is a large picture tube and it has a glossy screen and I've never had a problem with glare, well nit enough to complain about.

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I was at BB a few weeks ago and the Plasma picture does better with the fast moving action like sports, this is my main concern, since I do watch a lot of sports. The room I'm going to be putting it in is very bright, but I'm thinking we can put up some some better window coverings, besides that, my current TV is a large picture tube and it has a glossy screen and I've never had a problem with glare, well nit enough to complain about.
I can confirm this, my buddy has a DLP set and watching hockey is not as nice as on a plasma. Also, console games look nicer when the action gets going.

I've had a plasma a little over a year now with no issues.

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I can confirm this, my buddy has a DLP set and watching hockey is not as nice as on a plasma. Also, console games look nicer when the action gets going.

I've had a plasma a little over a year now with no issues.
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Panasonic, 58" - I don't have the model number ready available. Got a good deal at Costco on it.

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My Samsung DLP has no issues with sports. I have never seen the "lag" or fuzzy images in hockey or football.

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Panasonic, 58" - I don't have the model number ready available. Got a good deal at Costco on it.
That's the same model I'm looking at and the picture is amazing, I didn't think that my LCD picture could be trumped but the Plasma looks more 3-D and fooball games are great.

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My Samsung DLP has no issues with sports. I have never seen the "lag" or fuzzy images in hockey or football.
Not saying this is the case with yours, but what I noticed with hockey is specifically with the puck. If the pass it quick or shoot quick you I can't follow it on the DLPs I've seen. Where with my plasma it never gets fuzzy or anything, very clear.

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I have a Phillips 50" Plasma witht he ambiant lighting, that is almost 4 years old. Picture is still great, but every once ina while, when I turn it on, only half of the screen will show up. All, I do is turn it off, and back on again, and it is fine. But this is something that just started happening about 2 months ago. But 3 1/2 year s of plasma (ALOT OF USE)...is pretty good if you ask me.

But the last couple of TVs Ive bought have all been LCD...and that is my preference.

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I have a 42" Panasonic. About 5 months after I bought it, part of the screen turned pink. I called Panasonic, they had service techs come to my house, get the TV, fix it and had it returned within 2 days. I have had no problems since and really love the TV.
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i bought a panasonic 50" plasma back when they first came out. I think it was a 2nd generation and it was $3500 for a 720p, lol. But absolutely no probs at all, still running strong as day 1 and its been 3 years now. Ive got all plasma's, not a fan of LCD's, it just looks fake to me, kinda like everything is CGI.

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I just bought a Panasonic 42" plasma on sale at Sears for $699. Thats the cheapest i have ever seen it. The same TV at best buy is $999. I am very pleased so far.

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I have a 50" samsung and am having good luck with it.

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Well I wanted the Panasonic 65 but it looks like I'm going to buy the 58, I can't seem to justify 3k more for the 65, it's only 7.0 inchesl larger and the 58 has everything the 65 has except fot the extra inches.

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Well I wanted the Panasonic 65 but it looks like I'm going to buy the 58, I can't seem to justify 3k more for the 65, it's only 7.0 inchesl larger and the 58 has everything the 65 has except fot the extra inches.
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Well I wanted the Panasonic 65 but it looks like I'm going to buy the 58, I can't seem to justify 3k more for the 65, it's only 7.0 inchesl larger and the 58 has everything the 65 has except fot the extra inches.
Actually though Henry, that 7" difference comes out to about 370 sq inches of extra viewing space, making the TV 25% larger. It's quite a difference.

But it still probably isn't worth an extra $3k. That's nuts!
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I've had a 42" panasonic plasma for just over 2 years and haven't had a single problem with it. I would say definitely get a 120hrz when you get one.

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I own two Pansonic plasmas, a 37" and a 42". I also have a 50" Pioneer Elite. Great tv's, never had any problems with any of them. Plasma has a much better picture than LCD. Better skin tones, more color,better blacks, no problem with motion, only downside is glare. try to get a plasma with a single pane glass design such as the pioneers or the panasonic 850 series. This will help with that.
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If anyone wants a cheap and very nice spec'd 50" 1080p Samsung Plasma; I've had this one for a month and I'm just not using it like I thought I would.

I got it from Circuit City and it's right at a month old.

I'd take $1050 and I'm absolutely firm. It's in perfect condition and still has a year of factory warranty and I believe you can still add the warranty from Circuit City. It's been used right at 2 hours or so in less than a month.

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I own two Pansonic plasmas, a 37" and a 42". I also have a 50" Pioneer Elite. Great tv's, never had any problems with any of them. Plasma has a much better picture than LCD. Better skin tones, more color,better blacks, no problem with motion, only downside is glare. try to get a plasma with a single pane glass design such as the pioneers or the panasonic 850 series. This will help with that.

That was my conclusion from my Flat panel search. The plasmas just flat out look better than LCD's. Unfortunately, there are 4 big windows adjacent to where the TV was placed. I went LCD for the glare issue. Kind of regret it because we had a 35 inch tube TV there before and we manged.
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I have three Panasonic plasmas, a 65", a 50", and a 42". They all look great and work great. I think you will find most critics will put Panasonic plasmas right up there with Pioneer (still the king)

Black levels, contrast ratios, etc all are very good and great PQ overall; and cheaper than Pioneer Kuro's.

Everytime I go to the Blockbuster They are running a BluRay movie on a Sony Bravia LCD panel - sure looks like candy.

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I have a 50" LG Plasma and I get this ghosting quite often. Is this something to worry about? I mean it does go away after you change the channel or if the image on the tv changes.
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I just picked up a 50" Samsung Plasma.(Havent picked it up yet) The picture looked great and i ended up talking to my dad and he has the same one. He has had his for about a year and has no complaints. He also watches more tv than most and no issues with how long its on for.

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The problem I was having with one of my Samsung plasmas has fixed itself, at least for now.
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Had a 42 inch Philips plasma for almost 3 years now and I still think it's one of the best. (next to maybe the Panasonic or Pioneer plasmas...)
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