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Looking for the best deals, internet or otherwise, and any suggestions you might have. Want to keep it under $2000, seating is approx 10'-15' away, and not much of an angle view is needed - will be pretty much straight-on viewing.
Oh boy! Let me go look for deals for you! Hold on, be right back!
2 grand? Go with Samsung plasma, 60"
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This looks like a great deal.
I would hold off on that deal. BrownEyeBomber said he would find other deals for you. He should be back soon with an update.
just put a Samsung 60 inch p.asma .... from Best Buy for a grand .... and then added a sound bar from Amazon by Energy.
The sound bar is key as the thin plasma speakers suck.
This is the best deal on the internet.
Why plasma instead of LED? I'm in the market as well. Do you still have to run that phosporous thing for a day on plasmas?
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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Braintrust 18 months ago
LED is better than plasma, IMO
Cause it'll be in the basement and won't need the extra "lighting" of the led?
Plasma has the best picture as long as its in a darker space. In a lighter space there is reflection. For $2k you should be able to get bigger than 60.
Amazon has some good deals on Samsung Plasmas right now.
I actually think you could get away with a 51" since the viewing distance is onlyy 10-15 ft. away.
Gotcha. I just thought you meant in general. Mine will be in the living room so I should probably get LED then right?
Amazon get the Samsung eh6000 series. Very basic TV but great picture. 60" led for a grand.
Just bought a sharp 60" lcd 120hz Aquos from bestbuy for the basement for $692. Had it on clearance sale.
Also bought a 55" Samsung 240hz led 3d smart tv for the family room on sale for $1495 at best buy also. Reg price $2000
They also had a few insignia (best buy) brands on a pretty big sale as well.
They had some pretty good deals. The deals were priced differently than their web prices. So check out the store.
Panasonic PT-AR100U projector specs, projector reviews and current street prices.
Just to give you the usual breakdown that happens here every time in one of these threads....
LED LCD - Lower power usage, higher brightness, no glass (which can be a good or a bad thing). The amount of power you save is probably around a couple dollars or so a month. The brightness is helpful in well lit areas. LCD's don't use glass like plasmas which of course is highly reflective, but the ones that do reduce glare and reflections do hurt the picture quality (if blocks light from reflecting, but it can muddle up the picture some since it also doesn't clearly transmit the picture from the screen). There are LCD's that use screens that are more reflective, which of course creates a better picture but once again causes more glare. The other plus to not using glass is they are less fragile. You have to be more careful when moving a plasma. LCD's are normally lighter, although it's not as big of a difference it used to be.
Plasma - Typically darker black levels and better static contrast (ignore contrast ratings from manufacturers, they are crap). In darkly lit rooms, you can really see the benefit of inky blacks and superior contrast. The whites are often not as bright though, and in well lit rooms (especially bright sunlight) the picture can be washed out more. Plasmas are also very good with fast moving scenes and video games. Plasma tech does not suffer from motion blur, and response times are in nano seconds (essentially instantaneous) vs. micro seconds on LCD's. LCD's have gotten better by decreasing response time and introducing frame interpolation with high refresh rates, but plasma is superior for sports and video games. It really comes down to your ability to notice the issues or not. Some don't see it or are not bothered, while others get bugged by it. As for burn in, it's not much of an issue, but you will see ghosting from time to time. An image of things like a bottom ticker may be faintly visable for an hour or even a day or two. Yet it always goes away.
Those are normally the major points. The rest of the stuff like color saturation, color accuracy, along with things like brightness and contrast will be affected by the tv make and model. So even though there are generalizations I talked about above, they are not absolutes especially if you compare tvs with large differences in price (although price can be greatly affected by features not just picture quality).
This post was edited by scott91575 18 months ago
You will be hard pressed to find a better picture than a Panasonic plasma.
Panasonic dominates in picture quality ratings across the board. You can get a 60 inch ST or GT series for under 2k and have one of the best panels on the market. I'd personally go for the 65 inch VT for $2600 and call yourself King Shit.
PS: Top tier Panasonic plasmas have anti-glare filters.
This post was edited by Online Predator 18 months ago
Hmmmm. Interesting. Never even entered my mind to look at projectors. I want to see some of these in action. Does Best Buy, or other stores usually have these on display?
Best buy usually has one or two available. I have this one in my basement.
My setup is that projector, a 106" screen and surround sound. It's awesome for sports. You can't beat it.
Amazon:Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350
The Doctor is in:
I'm not going to lie to you, these are all quality machines:
Is it as clear/sharp as 1080p HD?
What do you like about LED?
I have a Samsung plasma and a Panasonic plasma. I would not buy another Samsung plasma screen based on problems I've had with mine, but maybe they've gotten better?
Glare is only an issue on plasma screens if you are putting them in bright rooms with big windows. Even then, this issue is blown out of proportion.
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