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Offline Putz

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Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:26:57 PM »
Panasonic got out of Plasma last year, Samsung is getting out as we speak and LG should never have gotten in. My LG has been slowly failing (vertical lines) and not worth fixing. So I decided it's now or never to replace.

Researched the Samsungs still available and decided to go with the "unsmart" version. Best price ended up being at Best Buy. $500 for a 51" 1080P PN51F5300. Great picture out of the box using Movie mode and I'll calibrate it after a couple of months of breakin using AVS forum suggestions and a Blu Ray setup disk. Just ordered a Roku Streaming Stick to make my TV "Smart".

A little disappointed that Plasma is dying, but not surprised. Glare is an issue in a bright room and burn in hasn't been for a long time but for me Plasma is like high end and LED is like Bose and we know who's winning that war.

Hopefully 4k OLED will be affordable and improved by the time I need another TV and I can watch my Beta tapes on it without missing my Plasma.

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Re: Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 08:20:49 PM »
My Samsung 58" Plasma just crapped out on me a week or so ago.  Not even 6 years old! :(

The good news is that the parts to fix it are no longer available, so Samsung is offering a "buyback" deal to me.  Does anybody own or know how good this set is?

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN60F8500AFXZA

They are offering it to me with a deeeeeeeep discount.

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Re: Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 09:24:56 PM »
That's their top of the line set. Probably the last premium plasma set that will ever be made. I would have bought the 51" one but money's tight right now.

Read this: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/167-plasma-flat-panel-displays/1475066-official-samsung-pnxxf8500-owners-thread-no-street-price-talk.html

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Re: Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 03:52:29 AM »
WoW! Putz.  Thanks for the link.  It's almost as good as your runway avatar! :thumb:

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Re: Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 07:53:06 AM »
Yeah, I heard... I have a 58" Panasonic that's about 4-5 years old now. I hope it hangs in there until there's actually a better option. I picked it up for $1.1k, it wasn't expensive but it's better than almost every LED set I've seen.

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Re: Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 12:56:42 PM »
Still have my PIO Elite 1140HD, going on 8 years now and still great PQ.
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Re: Last call for Plasma...Don't blame me when they're gone
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014, 05:30:09 PM »
Kuro :drool: