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Old 01-21-09, 12:09 PM
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Ordering this Tv soon

Panasonic TH-50PZ80U

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

Any other tv's in the same price range you would recommend over this, or a better price any of you guys have found on this? I'm probably going to wait till after the super bowl as I have heard prices usually drop after.

Currently have a 42'' samsung plasma 720p tv that I'm replacing, I assume 1080p is worth it on a 50" set.
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I have it, about 2 weeks now. Love it.

Got it for 1268 thru Amazon/Adorama.
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I think the replacement 2009 model for that is supposed to start hitting stores sometime in March if you don't mind waiting.
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Panasonic TH-50PZ80U

I assume 1080p is worth it on a 50" set.
depends on how far you sit from it.
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Old 01-21-09, 01:36 PM
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I would say around 8-9 feet.
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Old 01-21-09, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by abintra View Post
I think the replacement 2009 model for that is supposed to start hitting stores sometime in March if you don't mind waiting.
If you don't mind waiting for the '09's BUT you'll be paying at or around MSRP on a brand spanking new model.

If you wait until after Superbowl you might save around $50-100 more. But I'm pretty sure the 2008 line has hit it's rock bottom price tier.
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I would say around 8-9 feet.
i would say it is. right on the cusp but if I was buying a new TV at that distance I would buy a 1080p.
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Cool, thanks for the help guys.
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Old 01-21-09, 05:17 PM
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Check your local Sears, it's on clearance for $900.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05775528000P

NVM, this is the PX model.
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart View Post
I would say around 8-9 feet.

I'd say 720p is fine. Personally I wouldn't go 1080p unless it is only a $100 or $200 different.
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Old 01-26-09, 11:14 AM
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would this be better than the panasonic I picked out?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA

its $1250 after coupon, while the panasonic $1364
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would this be better than the panasonic I picked out?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-NA-_-NA-_-NA

its $1250 after coupon, while the panasonic $1364
Check your local BestBuy. People are reporting picking up PZ800s on clearance.
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I would better choose Samsung. IMO they have better TVs.
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I would better choose Samsung. IMO they have better TVs.
Not plasmas.
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well im torn between getting the 1080p model or the 720p model.

720 is around 1000
1080 is around 1350



Newegg is about 15 bucks cheaper than amazon. I have ordered small computer parts from newegg but nothing big like this, would u guys recommend amazon over newegg?
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I ordered my Panasonic plasma through newegg years ago and everything went smoothly.
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well im torn between getting the 1080p model or the 720p model.

720 is around 1000
1080 is around 1350



Newegg is about 15 bucks cheaper than amazon. I have ordered small computer parts from newegg but nothing big like this, would u guys recommend amazon over newegg?

I'm assuming your looking at the 50" model for these prices. I'd get the 720p and put the 350 towards a BD player.
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Save the money, get the 720p. I wish I had with my Panasonic Plasma.

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I'm assuming your looking at the 50" model for these prices. I'd get the 720p and put the 350 towards a BD player.
yea, im at the point now between choosing the 720 or 1080 model of the panny. I measured last night and its right at 9 feet.

And that exact thought did cross my mind, $350 is a blu ray player.
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yea, im at the point now between choosing the 720 or 1080 model of the panny. I measured last night and its right at 9 feet.

And that exact thought did cross my mind, $350 is a blu ray player.
If the $350 is the difference between getting either:

1- a 1080p 50" Panasonic and NO Blu-ray player

or

2- a 720p 50" Panasonic and a Blu-ray player


CHOOSE 1 SILLY GOOSE!

I have a 720p Panny Plasma. My buddy has a 1080p. I can;t even tell the difference no matter how much I try. MAYBE if I did a side by side but the 720 picture is stunning.
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I can afford both, its just that saving 350 and using that on a blu ray sounds better.

But yea, I have decided on the PX model, I have read alot of threads on avsforums that say the same thing as you, most can't really tell much of a difference, only saw a few that said it was definetly better (which i'm sure are the ones that spent extra on the 1080

Just doesnt seem worth the extra 350 after the reviews I have read, plus im no videophile, I'm sure it's going to look much better than my current samsung 42" plasma from last year.
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just saw this over at slickdeals.net

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=PNTH50PZ85U

white glove delivery is $50 extra, I think
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just saw this over at slickdeals.net

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=PNTH50PZ85U

white glove delivery is $50 extra, I think
heh, yea. I was 30 minutes away from ordering the 50px80u and saw that add on bensbargains.net

So I ended up ordering that model on buydigg just now. For 240 bucks more I figured what the hell, I plan on keeping the tv for a good while. Plus I like the fact that the 3 hdmi input is on the side instead of the front because I plan on having the 360, hd directv, and ps3 hooked up and i can just put the xbox or ps3 on the side of the tv since my a/v cabinet is full anyways. Will look much better than having a cable coming out of the front.
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Old 02-05-09, 05:50 PM
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Well shit, they just called me and told me my order was cancelled. Turns out they had a deal w/ panasonic for 500 of these at a lower price since this model is gonna be discontinued, well someone posted the deal before contract was done and they said panasonic backed out today.

Oh well that sucks, great price for that model. At least the guy on the phone was nice and explained it to me.
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Old 02-06-09, 10:43 AM
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i dont know the price you were getting but B&H has this for $1400 shipped free, no tax and it is in-stock.
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