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Topic # 151699 2-Sep-2014 13:44
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My series 1 Samsung plasma is really showing its age (windows 8 won't run because it has a resolution less than 1024x768...) and I am interested in a replacement. 

All I am after is something cheap for now which I can relegate to spare room duty when we can afford something more substantial. I don't need any bells and whistles but below are the must haves.

- Not less than 42 inches but would prefer 50 if possible. 
- 1080p 
- Less than $1k

I only need one HDMI input as the receiver does that for me. I don't need 3D. I don't need smart TV (although could be useful). It doesn't even need a freeview tuner but this would make life a little easier later on potentially. 

Anyone have any thoughts?



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  Reply # 1120492 2-Sep-2014 14:11
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I don't know whether you'll find any around still (as Panasonic have canned Plasma production) but the 50" X series was still the best low end TV (and the high end was the best TV full stop, nothing new generation comes close) was being cleared out for $699 as stocks were cleared out a month or so ago.


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Careful of those cheaper Panasonic Plasmas in a well lit room - glare will get you. Other than that, great TV.

The Higher end Panny Plasmas had anti-glare which works quite well.



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I don't think the 50X60 is 1080p either which cuts that from the list. I like the look of the 430Z panasonic. It could be worth a closer look.

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Disrespective: I don't think the 50X60 is 1080p either which cuts that from the list. I like the look of the 430Z panasonic. It could be worth a closer look.


http://www.panasonic.com/africa/consumer/viera-televisions/plasma-tv/th-p50x60.specs.html yep. lokos like the 50x60 is out per your requirements for 1080P..




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  Reply # 1120836 2-Sep-2014 21:26
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The TH-50A430 is an option... the TH-50A400 is a better one though, as it's going to cost you less.


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  Reply # 1120916 3-Sep-2014 05:30
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A 768p Panasonic plasma would be the worst kind of TV to use as a computer monitor.

trig42: Boom, 100Hz, Panasonic, 50", NonSmart.


http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/panasonic/50-inch-full-hd-led-lcd-tv-sku-269647/


Unfortunately JB increased their price tag by $184 since you linked to it yesterday. If they won't give you their old price of $988 try elsewhere
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2636430

Dunnersfella: The TH-50A430 is an option... the TH-50A400 is a better one though, as it's going to cost you less.



The A430 should have better motion than the A400 as Panasonic specifies 200Hz blacklight "blinking" versus 100Hz.

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