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Old 03-19-2012, 11:46 AM
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I know the title of your thread omits plasma, but they are really holding their own. Personally I think Plasma looks more natural than LED/LCD. I feel this is the best 65" TV you can buy right now for the money. Look at the various reviews and what people in AV forums are saying about it.

http://reviews.cnet.com/2795-6482_7-...=featuredStory

http://robbreport.com/Best-of-the-Be...iera-VT-Series

And what the others said, sit in front of as many as you can. GLWP
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:58 AM
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Be sure to check the specs on any plasma TV you are considering. A few years ago they were not happy here but the low atmospheric pressure issue has been resolved as time goes on. Just take a look before plunking down the cash to make sure for your elevation.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:27 PM
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I dunno, just don't have the cash (nor do I value TV that much to spend that much) so I picked up a refurb plasma at Sears Outlet for cheeeeep. That's an option that worked for me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:02 PM
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Plasma TV + 8000' at the house = a lot of noise and short lifespan.
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Plasma TVs have a half-life of like 16 years. Or a quarter-life of 8 years. Now that is different than bulb-lifes as the plasma TVs diminish as time goes on. A backlight is as good, or pretty close, as long as it works at all.

Personally, I wouldn't like that my TV after 6 years has lost 20% of its picture quality.

As far as picture quality, plasmas are the top of the heap. I like the LED stuff cuz it is extremely light. I just got a 24" LED monitor and it is less than 1/2 the weight of another 22" I have.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:18 PM
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Half lives of plasma have been going up considerably recently. I noticed that Panasonic lists 100,000 hours for their TVs regardless LCD or plasma. But like you mention Paul, when an LCD backlight gets dim you just replace it and you're good to go. Which is something that I also considered with the LG, since it has a CCFL that is technically replaceable. Of course LED LCD backlights should last much longer, so the practical life is really sort of apples-to-oranges.
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If your sticking with a Sony, the XBR notation was there top of the line when we bought ours. Big difference from the KDL level of monitors. After that the best one you like is the one sitting in your living room. Then there is nothing else to compare it to. And oh yah, checkbook solves lots of problems.
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I thought those issues were the plasma's of 5 years ago.. I thought i've read they fixed most of those issues?
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I thought those issues were the plasma's of 5 years ago.. I thought i've read they fixed most of those issues?
Not according to my local AV store. They said it would work but make a lot of buzzing noise at my altitude. I rather buy a plasma as they are generally cheaper and have a nicer picture to my eyes anyway. The other store said some brands are better than others at altitude.
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Vizio or Samsung.

Looked last year and got the Vizio 55" LED 240 hz with 3D and Wifi, love it and is still hard to beat today. Samsung has some real nice stuff out but without a price point it is hard to say what to buy.
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