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  Reply # 635656 4-Jun-2012 20:57 Send private message

So much for my 450 - 800 budget! Today I was tempted and bought a P50VT30, At $1750. I thought it was a good buy. And boy it really looks so nice!



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  Reply # 635925 5-Jun-2012 11:07 Send private message

fahrenheit: If you can find someone parting with a smaller 2011 model in order to get a larger 2012 model, then that will probably be your best option. Keep in mind that the models with 'X' are 720p panels and the U/UT models don't have AR filters.


Interested in this and looking at models on Panasonic website.  What is the AR filter, and why is it important?

Thanks

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  Reply # 635929 5-Jun-2012 11:13 Send private message

Anti-Reflective filter.

Plasmas are glass screens, so without an AR filter, they act like a big mirror if there is any ambient light in the room.
They also restrict light output, so they make the appearance of black much deeper even in a dark room. This can have a negative effect on peak white. If the panel isn't capable of bright enough output (which is true for 2011 models), then it can also look dim in a moderately lit room.

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  Reply # 635950 5-Jun-2012 11:45 Send private message

I compared LCD and plasma side by side in the store before I bought mine and couldn't see much difference. I initially bought a Samsung plasma, but the motion was weird and it buzzed. I returned it and got an LCD and I much prefer it. You may have super eyes or may be able to convince yourself it's better because you spent the money, but to me, a regular guy with regular eyes (including contact lenses), the pictures look much the same.

My remote (Harmony One) works fine, no interference problems, no problems with the OEM remote either.




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  Reply # 636176 5-Jun-2012 16:35 Send private message

A. A plasma will do better in this dept.
B. Plasmas tend to throw off more IR interferance.

Suggest better quality IR detector with filtering.



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  Reply # 636223 5-Jun-2012 17:50 Send private message

Yeah the IR from the VT30 is still there but doesn't seem quite as disruptive as the Samsung LCD. I need to find a really good USB IR detector. It seems the Microsoft ones are particularly sensitive to IR interference.

Any Recommendations?



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