Recommended 50 inch Plasma -
| posts: 2 | Location: The Great State of Texas, usa
I am a media librarian for a small university here in Texas and help select plasmas for the various university departments. For the money I would recommend either the Samsung HP-T5054 or HP-T5064 (same but with picture in picture, NTSC only). Online some websites have the 5054 at $1600 including delivery charges to you and others have the 5064 at $1650. The Samsung plasmas have an anti burn-in feature which runs the pixels at full white and then slowly dims. It brightens all browned out pixels that way. Also, it has the 18 bit pixel processing feature and a very good NTSC tuner built in. It also has a 15 pin VGA input.
Pioneer units are the best looking for identical resolution plasmas, but they are much more expensive. The Pioneer 50 inch 1366 X 768 plasma is about the same or higher cost as a Panasonic 1920 X 1080 plasma.
I personally purchased the new Panasonic TH-50PZ700 for a little less than $3000 USD with 36 month financing. You can find it currently online for $2700. It has a rather decent analog NTSC tuner which will be extremely important for the next several years.
Last edited by texasphile; 08-13-2007 at 01:01.
Reason: Correct mis-spelling and removed all hyperlinks (Sorry, I didn't read forum rules!)