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post #11 of 25 Old 12-04-14, 02:10 PM
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I love my samsung plasma and am sad to see plasmas die. I am tempted to buy the 8500 but I really dont need one right now. I think most people are more impressed by the size and price of their led tv's than the actual picture. Especially at an angle, the picture is dramatically better on a plasma.
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post #12 of 25 Old 12-23-14, 03:14 PM
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I have 3 Panasonic Plasmas a 46 a 54 and the newer TC-P60ST60 I hope they last at least 5 more years. That should give them time to come up with one with as good a picture for a fair price.
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I stocked up - moved my 65VT30 to my bedroom and put a PN64F8500 in the living room. Very sad indeed to see superior technology dismissed because it doesn't fit into a marketting campaign. Sadly, there are too many uninformed people out there that believe plasmas are inferior. I always find it funny when someone comes over and comments about the wonderful picture quality - so real, like something they've never seen - only to find out it's a plasma.

I believe manufacturers should put more energy into the current technology, as 4k really isn't ready for the big show. Content is sparse and there isn't even a rec. yet! Plus, most major broadcasters are still broadcasting in 720p or 1080i! They have t even embraced the full technology available, so how long before 4k is broadcasted? I'm sure it will be some failed espn channel - remember the 3d sports network, lol.
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Sad to see Plasma go. But because of that even though my 42" Panny plasma is still going strong after 8 years I bought a 60" Sammy plasma 5300 and I am so glad I did. The price was right at $650 delivered and after some minor calibration the pic is fantastic.

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I had thought I'd given up trying to educate ppl about display tech, but at thanksgiving, while looking at Black Friday ads, a lively debate was had between myself and nieces boyfriend who declared, "plasma isn't even close to LED".
I asked why he thought that. His response sounded like a BB commercial. Almost showed my lunch...
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I had thought I'd given up trying to educate ppl about display tech, but at thanksgiving, while looking at Black Friday ads, a lively debate was had between myself and nieces boyfriend who declared, "plasma isn't even close to LED".
I asked why he thought that. His response sounded like a BB commercial. Almost showed my lunch...
Lol - did he tell you about his awesome out of the box setting "Dynamic"! Makes everything pop with false colors and contours!
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Lol - did he tell you about his awesome out of the box setting "Dynamic"! Makes everything pop with false colors and contours!
My friend came over and said my plasma was nice but was to dark. I told him you're suppose to use movie mode not Best Buy mode lol.
People are just used to a bright washed out pic these days.
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My friend came over and said my plasma was nice but was to dark. I told him you're suppose to use movie mode not Best Buy mode lol.
People are just used to a bright washed out pic these days.
Very sad, but true. When I bought my first HDTV, I too liked that Best Buy picture, but quickly found it had too many downsides. My quest for the perfect picture finally brought me to Plasma in 2012. I had a DLP set for years that I liked, but had some flaws - got caught up in the 3D hype in 2011 and bought an LED/LCD set thinking it would be amazing and was truly disappointed. I finally bought a Panasonic 65VT30 - now in my Master Bedroom - in 2012 and haven't looked back. Nothing like it. Enjoying my PN64F8500 and some college bowl games now!
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Lol - did he tell you about his awesome out of the box setting "Dynamic"! Makes everything pop with false colors and contours!
haha! Pretty much. Every time I'd say something like interpolation, or crushed blacks or off axis, etc his eyes glazed further, and I realized BB beat me to it. It's why I feel manufacturers have a duty to be honest in their claims. I also think displays should be "calibrated" out of the box. Not to take away from ISF guys, but to me it's like bringing in my new Camaro to be "tuned up", when it's brand new!(aftermarket, and mods notwithstanding lol)
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haha! Pretty much. Every time I'd say something like interpolation, or crushed blacks or off axis, etc his eyes glazed further, and I realized BB beat me to it. It's why I feel manufacturers have a duty to be honest in their claims. I also think displays should be "calibrated" out of the box. Not to take away from ISF guys, but to me it's like bringing in my new Camaro to be "tuned up", when it's brand new!(aftermarket, and mods notwithstanding lol)
Agreed. I believe there is far too much variance amongst displays out of the box and even calibrated. Sure, not all displays will look the same due to the way they are manufactured, but we can do much better. Unfortunately, this is a market driven industry that is dominated by people with little knowledge beyond bright popping colors in best buy. We have that to thank for the end of plasma and probably for OLED never taking off. I guess we will see.
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