New HDTV

Dawgdoc

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Im in the market for a new HDTV. Prefer LED but not completely against Plasma.

Looking for the largest, and best HDTV currently on the market. No budget.

Ive read good things about the 60+" Panasonics,

Any suggestion both in general as well as to specific HDTVs appreciated!

Currently have a 5yr+ old 52"(?) Samsung Plasma, but the contast is off and I think its time for an upgrade.

Thanks in advance!
 

mathesar

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Personally I'm a big fan of Plasma and the Panasonic VT50 Plasma won this years HDTV shootout on http://www.valueelectronics.com/

They're very serious and detailed about how they calibrate and compare HDTVs you can watch a bunch of youtube videos detailing how they go about rating each TV (video links are on the right side on homepage).
 

mathesar

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do they have a 60" model? seems OP is looking for ~60 inches

They have a 55" & 65" VT50, but not 60" ,Panasonic does make other 60" plasma models but not sure how they compare to the VT50 series.
 

sippm

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I have 2012 Panny VT50 65 in my LR and a 55 in my bedroom. I love them. They are slim mounted on the wall and not much thicker than an LCD/LED. They also have a nice, slick, all black w/silver lining look to them.

I've had Samsung's top line LCD/LEDs from 2010 and 2011 (8000 series of various sizes), as well as a 2011 Sammy PN65D8000 plasma. I tend to upgrade TVs a lot. PQ-wise the VTs blow all the LCD/LEDs out of the water (better colors, uniformity, blacks, viewing angles, etc). The only one I consider close was an old sammy 46c8000 which had backlighting, not edgelighting. Also, I think the samsung plasmas are very good too if you prefer their aesthetic and apps.

I suppose the newer sonys, sharps, etc with local dimming can compete, but they are 3x price.

The Panny's are such great TVs I don't see myself upgrading anymore until OLED becomes affordable, which will be years yet.

I think 55+ just about all tvs are going to be 3d ready, you just don't use it.

Otherwise, you should head to avsforum and do your research, etc.
 

sippm

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They have a 55" & 65" VT50, but not 60" ,Panasonic does make other 60" plasma models but not sure how they compare to the VT50 series.

There is a GT60 which looks very good but is not as aesthetically pleasing as the VTs. Their PQ is very difficult to distinguish.
 

Digital Viper-X-

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op never said 60" he said he has heard good things about Panasonic 60"+ plasma


Looking for the largest, and best HDTV currently on the market. No budget.

he did say the largest


in this case...
http://www.costco.com/Sharp-AQUOS-8...D™-LCD-HDTV-LC-80LE633U.product.11758383.html

80" Array LED Back-light I'm guessing that means it has clusters behind the panel vs edge lit.
80” LED Smart TV:
80” Class (80” diagonal) (more than twice the screen area of a 55” Class)
Full HD 1080p
AquoMotion 240
Full array AQUOS LED
Built-in Wi-Fi
SmartCentral user interface with accessto Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter


There is also the option of a 4K projector :p
or a 1080p projector.
 

BoogerBomb

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We have a 70" Sharp Aquos that we bought back in Feb and it is one sexy bitch. Should have got the 80 though :(
 

BoogerBomb

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Do you watch tv inside an airplane hanger?! :eek:

Living room is 20x30x8 and we sit about 6 feet or so away. Its has a great picture. Brother-in-law was worried that it would be too big and we would see pixels and such but no problems there.
 
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