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Old 09-03-10, 03:43 PM
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Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Does anyone know if these are any good? The reviews on Amazon are extremely mixed.

Also a weird ?: I have 2 new kittens. They love to rake there claws across tv's & PC monitors. Surprisingly, they haven't damaged my LCD monitors or CRT TV. Anyone know how a Plasma would handle cat claws?
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Don't know about cat claws, but plasmas are just too high maintenance and finicky with burn in, etc, for my taste.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
Don't know about cat claws, but plasmas are just too high maintenance and finicky with burn in, etc, for my taste.
Yeah, and recharging the plasma can be a real pain.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

for $50 more, why not get the 42" LG LCD 1080p 120hz?
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
Don't know about cat claws, but plasmas are just too high maintenance and finicky with burn in, etc, for my taste.
Not sure what exactly is high maintenance, i've had my 50" Samsung Plasma for 3 years now without any problems.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

I've had my Philips 42" Plasma for several years too, a lot less issues than most people would have you believe. I'd easily buy another one when time came to buy another tv.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by D.Pham00
for $50 more, why not get the 42" LG LCD 1080p 120hz?
I am in my 50's & don't have the best eyesight. Am I likely going to be able to see the difference between a well executed 720 vs 1080?
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by fumanstan
Not sure what exactly is high maintenance, i've had my 50" Samsung Plasma for 3 years now without any problems.
fucking around with it for it's first 80 hours of life, making sure you don't leave it on too long with a static image or else you get burn in, etc... unless this no longer applies to the latest versions of plasmas?
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by MooMooMooMoo
I am in my 50's & don't have the best eyesight. Am I likely going to be able to see the difference between a well executed 720 vs 1080?
Personally, I don't think so, especially on a 42.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

At 42" the difference between 720p and 1080p is pretty negligible. And most plasmas in that range are actually somewhere closer to 768p if that makes any difference. Plus the glass screen does fend off scracthes a bit better than most LCDs although it's still easy to damage.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
fucking around with it for it's first 80 hours of life, making sure you don't leave it on too long with a static image or else you get burn in, etc... unless this no longer applies to the latest versions of plasmas?
thats so 2002
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

i have had this set for three years now..no issues..there is a built in utility you can run that will get rid of any screen burn that may appear..
id rather deal with that vs blurring motion on LCD
every hardware type has its shortcomings..
399 is a good price
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
fucking around with it for it's first 80 hours of life, making sure you don't leave it on too long with a static image or else you get burn in, etc... unless this no longer applies to the latest versions of plasmas?
Yeah, that's old school plasmas. None of that applies to any plasma from the last several years.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

For me the distinct disadvantage of plasma vs LCD was that most plasmas had a glossy screen. If you watch TV in a dark basement that's probably ok. But I don't like seeing myself sitting on the couch reflected in the screen if there's any light at all in the room. Or having to wait until the sun sets in summer before I can watch TV.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by Deke Rivers
399 is a good price
It sure doesn't seem that long ago that the 42" 480p plasma tvs were selling for $15,000, maybe only 10 years ago or so.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
fucking around with it for it's first 80 hours of life, making sure you don't leave it on too long with a static image or else you get burn in, etc... unless this no longer applies to the latest versions of plasmas?
Burn in is a thing of the past...way past
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

Originally Posted by disneyguy
Burn in is a thing of the past...way past
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Totally true! My wife watches CNN all the time and there is zero burn in from the ticker on the bottom.
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Re: Samsung 42" Plasma $399 @ Fred Meyer (PNW) LN42C450

I bought a Samsung 42" plasma last year (Black Friday sale). It's a 720p plasma and looks phenomenal. It's on all day long and there have been ZERO issues with burn in. It is used for Fios HD, blu-rays, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii games, and all look great. I'd highly recommend Samsung's plasmas. --Rick

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