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Topic # 89340 31-Aug-2011 12:12
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I want to get a new 50 inch TV. Looking at maybe a Plasma something like Viera TH-P50X30Z.

Any thoughts on theses. Dont need all the smart TV bells and whistles. Just want a good picture quality in 50inch for around $1500.

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  Reply # 514394 31-Aug-2011 12:16
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bbunnys:

*Just want a good picture quality
*for around $1500.


Pick one.



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  Reply # 514398 31-Aug-2011 12:20
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fahrenheit:
bbunnys:

*Just want a good picture quality
*for around $1500.


Pick one.


Ok best quality you can get for $1500

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  Reply # 514401 31-Aug-2011 12:21
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Well you won't get anything with an anti-reflective coating on that budget, so I hope you live in a cave.

The 'X' anything = the crappiest panel Panasonic produces each year.

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  Reply # 514404 31-Aug-2011 12:25
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You get what you pay for. On that budget this might be a decent product - LED LCD not plasma

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/panasonic/viera-42-inch-full-hd-led-lcd-tv-sku-21951/




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  Reply # 514599 31-Aug-2011 17:16
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bbunnys: I want to get a new 50 inch TV. Looking at maybe a Plasma something like Viera TH-P50X30Z.

Any thoughts on theses. Dont need all the smart TV bells and whistles. Just want a good picture quality in 50inch for around $1500.

What kind of television do you have now?

Panasonic's plasma model numbers work like this
X: junk, do not buy it
U: bottom end
UT: I think this is a U with 3D
ST: low end
GT: mid end
VT: high end

I think you will have to spend more money unless you have an idea of good picture quality that doesn't match a dedicated videophile's expectations. I advise against buying a 768p plasma like the X.

With that budget you could afford a P50U30Z. It is available for $1600 but is periodically available for $1500 or less.

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  Reply # 514707 31-Aug-2011 21:02
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50U should be able to be purchased for under $1500, get that instead. :-)

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