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Fathers' Day Gift: Televisions: Plasma and LCD

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  1. Cohete Rojo

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    I am going to buy a new TV for my father this weekend, and I have been shopping the local stores for plasma and LCD. LED TVs seem ridiculously expensive so I have crossed them off my list.

    Frys' had a 50'' plasma LG for $500, which was a good deal considering how much an LCD with the same area can go for. Found some 46'' LCDs ~$700-$800.

    Went to other places like Target where the selection is poor and prices are high. Walmart has some ok stuff. Best Buy has deals on their Westinghouse and Dynergy(?) TVs and Conns was comparable to some of Frys' prices.

    I know people here seem to detest all things Best Buy and prefer the internet and I am ruling out pawn shops for a TV (but not the sound system). Should I go for the 50'' plasma or a 42'' or 46'' LCD? Thoughts?
     
  2. Rockets007

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    I have had a 50" Panasonic plasma for about 5 years, it's a great tv. I would go plasma or LED but not lcd! Not a fan of the lcd picture quality!
     
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    I`ve got a 42 plasma panasonic. pretty happy with it. the picture quality i think is better on a plasma. LCD looks weird to me, I don`t know.
    :confused:
     
  4. Dubious

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    More than likely a 42" er is big enough. We've had this discussion before and someone posted a Distance/size chart. At 13' my 42" is plenty ... I actually took back a 47 because it was too large. I recently bout a 42" Vizio for the beach house (> $500) and the picture looks almost 3d with Direct TV.
     
  5. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Don't rule out rear-projection DLP. Most bang for your buck. They're not super deep- maybe 18-20 inches. I own a Sony LCD and a Samsung Plasma and my Mitsubishi DLP has a better picture than both of them.

    Also, don't forget to get your cables from www.monoprice.com

    You might get them by Friday if you order today- there's a shipping map on their site you can check.
     
  6. LonghornFan

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    We have a 72" and 65" Plasma in the den and bedroom. Compared to the 47" LCD downstairs they blow it away in every aspect. We finally purchased an LED for the game room this weekend and it gets delivered on Friday. Super pumped, those TV's are sweet. It came with a free XBOX too.

    BTW- Def. go with Plasma imo.
     
  7. LonghornFan

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    Do they even sell these anymore? Mine was around 6 years old, only had one minor problem with it and the picture was great. I just gave it to my brother and he loves it too. I see them nowhere any longer for sale though?
     
  8. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Not sure in brick and mortar, but I bought mine new online last year. I went to Best Buy to look at the picture on a floor model. Mitsubishi makes them.
     
  9. mrm32

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    Don't mean to hijack your thread but I too am in the market for a new tv.

    So from what I'm gathering is in regards to picture quality: Plasma>LCD?

    I currently have an LCD but have been skeptical about plasmas because I heard they don't last as long.
     
  10. JayZ750

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    I went through this exact process a little over a month ago;

    Yet Again - HDTV Help !!

    Some good responses in there. In short, I concluded that Plasma is better picture quality from all my online and in person research. The TV I got I overspent on (didn't get ripped off, just bought more tv than I really needed) but it's awesome.
     
  11. rrj_gamz

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    What he said...I have a DLP and the pic is grea..had some issues with the chip but it was b/c of a bad batch...I'm partial to LCD, but that's just me...have one in my bedroom....as said previously, 42" is plenty big and he'll appreciate it either way...
     
  12. Rockets007

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    Wow!! 72" Plasma, now that is one big TV!!
     
  13. LonghornFan

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    And I guarantee the 55" LED will blow it out of the water with picture quality. Yes, we are electronics fans. Had to special order the big one, but it's totally worth it, especially with surround sound in the ceiling. Kinda addicted to Blue Rays now that basketball is over.
     
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    Plasma now have about 100,000 hr phospor life.

    They use plasmas in sports bars and casinos sports books cause they have better screen uniformity than LCDs.

    It's personal preference.
     

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