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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889102183

    What do you guys think, a steal for $1500?

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    Doesn't seem all that to me.

    Plasmas are notorious for having easy burn-in. A friend of mine bought one and left his running overnight on the news channel just shortly after purchasing it. He now has a burned in line across the bottom where the news flashes go across the bottom.

    Plus, they get pretty bad reflection since they have a glass front as opposed to the diffused look of the LCDs.

    That price also isn't that rare. Their original listing of $2500 is the highest on the net.

    I'm kicking around the idea of buying this - http://www.target.com/Philips-1080P-...philips&page=1
    Last edited by Skizo; 03-07-2009 at 09:34 AM.



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    Burn-in can be fixed. In fact, most plasmas have a function for that built in to them.

    The link you posted is 3" smaller (granted, that's not much) and has a much lower contrast ratio. I've seen 30000:1 and 1000000:1, the difference is staggering.

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    Really? I've read on several HD type websites that unless you'll be viewing your TV in absolute darkness, contrast ratio is the one statistic that should be completely ignored.



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    Go to a place like hifibuys or frys and look at the TVs. They're usually setup in dimmed rooms, not completely dark, but you can still see a very big difference.

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    I've done all that, but I really don't see the big difference in the contrast ratios with closely priced TVs. TBH, I'll prolly end up buying one of the $800 Vizios or something. They seem too good to pass up and the majority of reviews around the web are positive.



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    I own a Vizio plasma.

    Had it about a year, no complaints.
    Lots of compliments from company on the picture quality.
    Last edited by Broken; 03-09-2009 at 02:55 AM.

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    I'd still stay away from Plasma's for now. It is a good deal though.

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    plasmas are the best tho.

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    Sounds like a good deal to me

    It hurts a bit when i remember paying 2000$ 3 years ago for my samsung 50'' plasma (720p), these units are found for less than 1000$ now

    But when I look at it closer, I'm not sure I would enjoy an 1080p plasma much more. I read couple review saying the difference with 720p was not easily noticeable on less than 52'' TV.

    As for the burning, after 3 years, mine is nearly immune to stamping, I never have to clean the screen... Of course, keeping it open all night would be hurtful.

    In the end, I like my TV

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