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      11-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Best TV for gaming/all around under $1,000 bucks!

Hey Guys,

I was looking, haven't been in the tv game for a while now. Would really appreciate the help if you guys/gals had some time.

Anyways, with the recent release of GT5 and COD I want to purchase a bigger television then my 6 year old 720 Panasonic 42" Plasma TV. I want something that will display the colors real nice, bright, and smooth but not effect the longevity of the television with bang for buck. Also, I'm graduating soon so I plan on playing games to relieve some stress as I did not have the chance to play video games for about 4 years now with school and work lol...


I've been eyeing this Samsung N50C590 50-Inch 1080p :

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN50C5...976562&sr=1-39

If I can find out for less than $800 even better. What do you guys think? Any cyber monday deals? Thanks in advanced!
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Edit:

or this one as well! Not sure what model this is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889102369
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dont plasmas leave burn in...especially with video games..isnt that why lcds are better?
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dont plasmas leave burn in...especially with video games..isnt that why lcds are better?
Not anymore.

I've been logging hours and hours of xbox time on a panasonic plasma for over a year and have had absolutely zero burn-in
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I think plasmas are more prone to burn-in if you leave the same picture up for a long time....pause a video/game.
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I think plasmas are more prone to burn-in if you leave the same picture up for a long time....pause a video/game.
With older models, yes. I leave my tv on at the xbox main menu for a while, like when I go on the computer for up to hours at a time
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I just went to costco and they have a 46" samsung UN46C6400 edge lit led lcd 1080p 120hz for $1000 but it expires tomorrow! Any reviews? It looks damn clear...
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I just went to costco and they have a 46" samsung UN46C6400 edge lit led lcd 1080p 120hz for $1000 but it expires tomorrow! Any reviews? It looks damn clear...
I have that same-spec TV except in 40in

It's very nice

GT5 looks great on it.

Though I'd like to get a 240hz...

You can't really go wrong with Samsung or Plasma

also, regarding burn in on a plasma..'over a year' is nothing... he had his previous one for 6 years.
So... you can't really compared lol

Sony Bravia are amazing.

Look on craigslist for some used TVs since you're on a budget.

you can sometimes find some nice deals
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See:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...083791359.html

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...082783407.html

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv...077747340.html

And you can usually bargain on CL too
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dont plasmas leave burn in...especially with video games..isnt that why lcds are better?
Old Plasma technology I believe. New Plasmas don't have that problem because of pixel orbiter.
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They still burn in. Not as fast as older models but they still can get ruined.
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so would you guys go with LED instead? I just like the beautiful colors of a plasma tv. It seems much nicer then LCD. How about the 46" samsung UN46C6400 edge lit led lcd 1080p 120hz for $1000? I read an article on yahoo that says plasma's should drop another $150 until the end of december. I may wait it out, not in a rush
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I was in the market recently for a new tv and ended up with a samsung 63" plasma. Let me tell you, the picture with a blu-ray disc is nothing short of amazing.
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I was in the market recently for a new tv and ended up with a samsung 63" plasma. Let me tell you, the picture with a blu-ray disc is nothing short of amazing.
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I was in the market recently for a new tv and ended up with a samsung 63" plasma. Let me tell you, the picture with a blu-ray disc is nothing short of amazing.
what series was it? Did it have the internet thing? I'm looking at this one too but kind of out of my price range at $1500 (amazon)

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN58C550G1FXZA
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wow found one for 1335 shipped 58" plasma!

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN58C5...4&sr=1-1-fkmr1

persian: I actually want to stay away from craig's list for something like a television purchase, don't feel safe doing that large of a purchase
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persian: I actually want to stay away from craig's list for something like a television purchase, don't feel safe doing that large of a purchase

Very legit reasoning

I've seen small stores also advertise on there too

They're not as big as Best Buy and them but they can usually undercut them due to less overhead

I'm personally a LED guy

I used to have a Plasma

Actually, we still have it

it was only 1080i though

I just love the picture on my Samsung LED

I've adjusted the settings a bit

Why not go to Best Buy or something and see which one is clearer/better?
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what series was it? Did it have the internet thing? I'm looking at this one too but kind of out of my price range at $1500 (amazon)

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN58C550G1FXZA
That's the one, 550 series.

You can do all that youtube, pandora, twitter streaming via BD player I believe. I haven't hooked all that up yet since I recently just got it.

Found the PN58C550 model for under $1500
http://www.eastcoasttvs.com/index.ph...-pn58c550.html
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For what purpose would you ever need to 'stream' twitter to your TV?
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For what purpose would you ever need to 'stream' twitter to your TV?
For those super dorks that tweet every 5 seconds I guess? lol

For what you want I'd go with LCD-LED, but doubt you'll find a nice one with large screen for under $1K.
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