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Old 11-20-14, 12:49 PM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Originally Posted by printerati
Some insane deals on 60" LG plasmas at Micro Center right now, including the 60PB5600 for $499.99 (1 HDMI, non-Smart TV) and the 60PB6650 for $599.99 (3 HDMI, Smart TV with WiFi). Fry's had the -5600 for the same price in-store a few days ago, and Target had the -6650 for the same price online (with free shipping) a couple weeks ago. The -6650 is apparently $549.99 in-store at Best Buy, if you can find any remaining stock (it's $849.99 online).
The 60PB6900 is on Groupon for $900.
Old 11-20-14, 02:11 PM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Originally Posted by Spiky
The 60PB6900 is on Groupon for $900.
And I received a 20% off Groupon coupon.

EDIT - I think it's a local coupon, so it probably won't work.

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Re: Plasma is dead....

Ooh.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-pl...anasonics.html
Old 11-26-14, 08:18 AM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

For those of you out west, it looks like Fry's will have the 60" LG 60PB5600 for $399 in-store only starting at 5:00 P.M. Thanksgiving Day. You need to sign up online to get the Black Friday promo code that will drop it to that price.
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Re: Plasma is dead....

I've been eyeing that Fry's deal, but it's almost worth $100 not to deal with waiting in line all day tomorrow in hopes of nabbing that LG 60PB5600 for $399, and going to Microcenter and buying it today for $499... Or maybe splurge and pick up the LG 60PB6650 at Microcenter for $599 today...
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Best Buy is also doing a Panasonic 50 or 55" LED for $399 today. They open at 5pm.
Old 11-27-14, 03:34 PM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

It's $199, store only. 50".
Old 11-27-14, 09:41 PM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Originally Posted by Spiky
It's $199, store only. 50".
Ah, gotcha.
Old 11-28-14, 11:12 PM
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Asked a BB clerk, he said Panasonic plasmas are months gone, as I figured. If LG are low-end, Samsung are the best bet. Guess if I want one, I have to buckled down before the year is out and they stop making them. The options on their official website are fairly few.

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Old 11-29-14, 05:30 PM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

It wasn't a plasma at BB. I'm sure the low end Panny LED they discounted were also gone fast.
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There was a Samsung plasma, at least that's what it said underneath it. He said that the Panny plasmas were long gone. I assume they had some Panny LEDs, but most of what was on sale was probably Vizio, Insignia, Westinghouse kind of stuff.
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Plasma had the best black levels.

I still even prefer CRT's than the ugly LED/LCD/OLED/EFOLD/ etc etc TV's on the market
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Re: Plasma is dead....

So I was going through some of the open box listings over at Best Buy, and came across a local store that had a TC-P65ZT60 for $2,374.99. They are also offering 20% off open boxed items right now, that would bring the price down to $1,899. That is pretty damn tempting, but I don't know how I would feel dropping that kind of money for a TV that is open box and most likely a display item.

UPDATE: Curiosity got the best of me, so I called the store for more info. He said that it wasn't a store display, and that it was shipped in from a non Magnolia store. Except that it doesn't have the original box or 3D glasses, so I'm not sure what to make of that. But he did mention the 20% off and the protection plans (2 yrs for $279.99 or 5 yrs for $529.99). I've always wanted a plasma, and as far as I know, this is one of the best ones ever made. But I don't know if I could justify the purchase right now (and still be married afterwards )

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Re: Plasma is dead....

Originally Posted by michaeldz

I still even prefer CRT's than the ugly LED/LCD/OLED/EFOLD/ etc etc TV's on the market
We still have a Panny 16:9 32" CRT in the living room for casual viewing. It has a clear and bright image even with sunlight filling the room.
Old 12-03-14, 05:42 PM
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Is it true that plasma died because of how fragile they were? Not because of sales?

I knew so many people that told me they hated plasma because of dead pixels, over heating their room etc Also during shipping many plasmas broke because they couldn't be put laying down.
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Re: Plasma is dead....

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Is it true that plasma died because of how fragile they were? Not because of sales?

I knew so many people that told me they hated plasma because of dead pixels, over heating their room etc Also during shipping many plasmas broke because they couldn't be put laying down.
Don't know about the fragility of it and the whole dead pixel thing was a myth. Yes, the tv did/does heat up more than usual but it's still an Energy Saver device and the amount of money you pay in electricity is nothing.
Old 12-03-14, 10:47 PM
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Re: Plasma is dead....

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Is it true that plasma died because of how fragile they were? Not because of sales?

I knew so many people that told me they hated plasma because of dead pixels, over heating their room etc Also during shipping many plasmas broke because they couldn't be put laying down.
I heard those things from many people, too. None of them had ever owned a plasma, though. So...
Old 12-03-14, 11:26 PM
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I imagine that a plasma panel breaking during transit must cost the manufacturer some good money. Times that by thousands and you looking at a huge loss.
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Grabbed a Samsung 8500 from Amazon, it'll be here next week, we'll see if plasmas are what they're hyped to be, it cost me a month's pay, so hopefully it'll be worth it. A little worried about the many rumored issues-glare, dead pixels, heat, burn-in, etc, but tempted by the stories of awesome picture quality. Guess I'll find out. And yes, I did have the sense to pay for the five-year warrantee. Panasonics were all good, hear Samsung were quite a bit better than LG.
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Originally Posted by antspawn
I imagine that a plasma panel breaking during transit must cost the manufacturer some good money. Times that by thousands and you looking at a huge loss.
LCDs can break just as easily, maybe easier since they are lighter and tend to have more bendable plastic. Sure, plasmas are fragile, compared to an anvil. It's a TV.
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Re: Plasma is dead....

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Grabbed a Samsung 8500 from Amazon, it'll be here next week, we'll see if plasmas are what they're hyped to be, it cost me a month's pay, so hopefully it'll be worth it. A little worried about the many rumored issues-glare, dead pixels, heat, burn-in, etc, but tempted by the stories of awesome picture quality. Guess I'll find out. And yes, I did have the sense to pay for the five-year warrantee. Panasonics were all good, hear Samsung were quite a bit better than LG.
From my experience with my Samsung
Heat-only notice it when I'm right next to the set.
Glare-like a mirror. I only use the set to watch theatrical feature films. I do it at night in total darkness.
Burn in-I've noticed temp burn in happening in less than 10 minutes. Once I left it on the disc menu to long and you could see SPECIAL FEATURES faintly after I hit stop. Once I left it on the bd player's homepage too long and the bd logo in the corner faintly remained. Both times I was through watching for the night and the burn in was gone the next day.
When I get ready to watch a movie I have everything turned on except the tv, disc in open tray. I turn on tv, close the tray, hit the lights and watch.
Don't know about watching tv.
Love the tv, worth every penny, no regrets.
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Cool. I have a Disney WOW disc, if I ever sit down and read the booklet which comes with it, I'll know how to calibrate it. I don't technically lay facing the TV head-on; I watch it from my bed, and it's in the middle back of the room facing me, my bedroom is set up in such a way that it's a little difficult to do, but it's tilted to face directly. Haven't had any problems with my LED unless I was looking at a very odd angle. I shall find out next Friday. My friends think I'm crazy (still can't hear out of one ear from all of the "YOU SPENT HOW MICH WHEN YOU HAVE A TV THAT WORKS, apparently it's their business how I spend my money ), but then, they think upscales DVDs look the same and Blu-rays and want to turn the motion interpolation effect on, so what do they know . Now maybe my parents will listen to my nagging and get the wifi above 3.5 .

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Re: Plasma is dead....

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Cool. I have a Disney WOW disc, if I ever sit down a dread the booklet which comes with it, I'll know how to calibrate it. I don't technically lay facing the TV head-on; I watch it from my bed, and it's in the middle back of the room facing me, my bedroom is set up in such a way that it's a little difficult to do, but it's tilted to face directly. Haven't had any problems with my LED unless I was looking at a very odd angle. I shall find out next Friday. My friends think I'm crazy (still can't hear out of one ear from all of the "YOU SPENT HOW MICH WHEN YOU HAVE A TV THAT WORKS, apparently it's their business how I spend my money ), but then, they think upscales DVDs look the same and Blu-rays and want to turn the motion interpolation effect on, so what do they know . Now maybe my parents will listen to my nagging and get the wifi above 3.5 .


I wa actually going to tell you that you better calibrate that shit.
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Re: Plasma is dead....

Originally Posted by printerati
Some insane deals on 60" LG plasmas at Micro Center right now, including the 60PB5600 for $499.99 (1 HDMI, non-Smart TV) and the 60PB6650 for $599.99 (3 HDMI, Smart TV with WiFi). Fry's had the -5600 for the same price in-store a few days ago, and Target had the -6650 for the same price online (with free shipping) a couple weeks ago. The -6650 is apparently $549.99 in-store at Best Buy, if you can find any remaining stock (it's $849.99 online).
Some great deals,I always been very happy with my plasma TV's.
I have the LG60 for about 4 years now and still puts out A great picture.
Also have A 46" Samsung LCD in the living room for kids to watch mostly.

Now I have not really been keeping up on why plasma are getting phased out.


Looks like I'm going to buy either A Samsung 60" or 64" if the price is right since they getting out of the plasma tv's.
Just need to do A little research.
And I have no interest in 4K.
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Hey, settle down Jim

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