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aturnis
05-18-2008, 10:10 PM
46" Samsung 1080P LCD for $1439 (http://www.preferredphoto.com/viewproduct.aspx?ID=9960700&l=Froogle)

Or...

Vizio 50" Plasma 1080P w/ 5.1ch Surround Sound Speaker System for $1399 (http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05775917000P?vName=Computers%20&%20Electronics&cName=Televisions&sName=Plasma%20TVs&psid=FROOGLE01&sid=IDx20070921x00003a)

Both from Sears. Do they allow you to haggle? Actually I also found the Vizio deal at Costco for $1299. The closest Costco is in Des Moines, and my Mom has a membership, so that is an option. Let me know what you think.

Or...

Or... I just found this for 1,219 from a 4star google retailer.

Panasonic TH-46PZ85U (http://www.zoommania.com/descript.asp?prodid=TH46PZ85U) model Viera plasma TV, 46" Viewable Image Size, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 1080p Display Format, 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio, 30000:1 Image Contrast Ratio, 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Progressive Scan, 0.53 x 0.53mm Pixel Pitch, NTSC Analog TV Tuner, ATSC, QAM Digital TV Tuner, NTSC Analog Video Input Signals, 2 speakers (TH 46PZ85U TH46PZ85U TH46PZ85 TH-46PZ85 TH 46PZ85)

Consumer reports has Panasonic rated as #1 as far as least repairs/refurbishes in both LCD and Plasma's.

My only question would be if this model is susceptible to burn in. I know they supposedly fixed that in plasma's, just dunno if this was pre or post fix.

Come on experts, help a brotha out.

Pablo
05-18-2008, 10:11 PM
I'd recommend going on bestbuy.com and reading the customer reviews on the products. I don't know if they sell Vizio, but I do know I've heard nothing but good things about any Samsung TV.

Third Eye
05-18-2008, 10:45 PM
Samsung is making some quality stuff these days. That would be the way to go IMHO.

dj56dt58
05-18-2008, 10:47 PM
which one is easier to steal?

kepp
05-19-2008, 08:26 AM
Samsung = quality. Not that Vizio isn't good from what I've heard but, for $40 more, get the Samsung.

Chazno
05-19-2008, 10:10 AM
I like this. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN46A650-46-inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B001413D94/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1211212322&sr=8-1#productDetails

It significantly more than the options you list but IMO is the best LCD on the market currently.
Buy it from Amazon, save the tax and Delivery, take their 2 years no interest.... it could be of interest to you.

This of course depends on the financing/delivery you are getting from Sears. Out of the two you mention I'd take the Samsung.

Coach
05-21-2008, 12:04 PM
I own a 40" Samsung LCD TV and I love it. Whenever I get the chance to upgrade the other TV, I will go Samsung.

Their stuff is top quality so far.

foxman
05-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Just recently went with a Samsung over the Vizio and various other brands. I chose Samsung primarily because of everything I read and everyone I asked said it was the best, had the best track record yadda yadda.

I am not disapointed. Mine is a 26" FWIW.

aturnis
05-21-2008, 02:25 PM
Or... I just found this for 1,219 from a 4star google retailer.

Panasonic TH-46PZ85U (http://www.zoommania.com/descript.asp?prodid=TH46PZ85U) model Viera plasma TV, 46" Viewable Image Size, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 1080p Display Format, 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio, 30000:1 Image Contrast Ratio, 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Progressive Scan, 0.53 x 0.53mm Pixel Pitch, NTSC Analog TV Tuner, ATSC, QAM Digital TV Tuner, NTSC Analog Video Input Signals, 2 speakers (TH 46PZ85U TH46PZ85U TH46PZ85 TH-46PZ85 TH 46PZ85)

Consumer reports has Panasonic rated as #1 as far as least repairs/refurbishes in both LCD and Plasma's.

My only question would be if this model is susceptible to burn in. I know they supposedly fixed that in plasma's, just dunno if this was pre or post fix.

TinyEvel
05-21-2008, 03:44 PM
Or... I just found this for 1,219 from a 4star google retailer.

Panasonic TH-46PZ85U (http://www.zoommania.com/descript.asp?prodid=TH46PZ85U) model Viera plasma TV, 46" Viewable Image Size, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 1080p Display Format, 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio, 30000:1 Image Contrast Ratio, 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Progressive Scan, 0.53 x 0.53mm Pixel Pitch, NTSC Analog TV Tuner, ATSC, QAM Digital TV Tuner, NTSC Analog Video Input Signals, 2 speakers (TH 46PZ85U TH46PZ85U TH46PZ85 TH-46PZ85 TH 46PZ85)

Consumer reports has Panasonic rated as #1 as far as least repairs/refurbishes in both LCD and Plasma's.

My only question would be if this model is susceptible to burn in. I know they supposedly fixed that in plasma's, just dunno if this was pre or post fix.

I have bought the 65" version of this set after a lot of research. no complaints. Keep Googling, you might be able to find the 50" for the same price.

Of your original pair, I'd say Samsung we have a bunch of Vizios at work and two of them have crapped out in within a year.

Simply Red
05-21-2008, 04:12 PM
I have bought the 65" version of this set after a lot of research. no complaints. Keep Googling, you might be able to find the 50" for the same price.

Of your original pair, I'd say Samsung we have a bunch of Vizios at work and two of them have crapped out in within a year.

That's odd; I thought Sony made Vizio.

Simply Red
05-21-2008, 04:13 PM
which one is easier to steal?

That avatar is simply beautiful.

mikeyis4dcats.
05-21-2008, 05:28 PM
I love my Panny

irishjayhawk
05-21-2008, 05:35 PM
LG is the best, but Samsung is a close second.

dj56dt58
05-21-2008, 08:51 PM
That avatar is simply beautiful.

eh..I was gonna change it after they lost but I procrastinate..and since theres no deadline it likely wont be done for a while

Will probably change it to a Derrick Rose avatar since I am a Bulls fan and they will probably draft him

Guru
05-21-2008, 10:39 PM
Samsung