We also have a Panasonic plasma TV, but about three years old. About
a year ago (the set was within days of 2YO) the power supply went on
it. It only had a 1-year parts and labor waranty but Panasonic picked
up the entire tab without any question. Yes, I'd buy a Panasonic
again. Service means a lot.
I have two (2), bought about 1.5 years apart. A 32 in. for the bedroom and
later a 37 in. for the den. Excellent picture and color, even in a fairly
bright environment in the day light. Sound quality on either is mediocre
at best. When run through a stand alone stereo, it makes a great system.
We recently shopped for a new TV. We ended up with an LG, but the Vizio was
not far behind
A fellow in work has two, a 32" and a 42" and is very happy with them. Do
an in-store side by side comparison of brands. Not perfect conditions, but
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:12:17 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
Panasonic and Samsung plasma. Big bang for the bucks. Sony LCD. Would buy
a Vizio if money was crucial. They've been around long enough to make a
name for themselves. Probably use a Samsung panel and some internal parts
In terms of sales numbers, they are now the number-one brand of LCD
TVs in the US. Their quality is slightly below high-quality brands
such as Samsung and Sony, but as one person put it: Vizio provides 90%
of the quality at 50% of the price.
It would of replaced a bedroom tv that was reported broke, but I hadnt
looked at YET, when i got home i found a loose RCA connector the
existing tv is working fine...
frankly i would rather spend the bucks on a new primary tv, it usually
works ok but its a old tube type 34 inches a energy piggie and a
hazard to move it must weight 300 pounds.....
its been acting flakey lately.
That missing 10% is as critical as if you got eyeglass prescription
lenses that were 10% different than what you really need. You buy a TV
to LOOK at it. When you break down the cost of a great TV over it's
service life compared to a pretty good TV, the cost per year
differential is negligible.
That's why I haven't splurged on a flat TV yet- My old glass Sony
Trinitrons just won't DIE. As long as they work fine, I can't mentally
justify the expense. I only watch TV when I look up from the computer
screen (also a Trinitron that won't die), or from the newspaper, so the
picture quality isn't that critical to me. My eyes ain't exactly hi-rez
Oh my, did I bugger up the trimming again? It gets so hard to keep track
sometimes. Especially if there is a Google Groups post in there, which
often mooshes posts together. But you say somebody is spoofing you?
Headers say the message I am replying to right now came from Google, but
the previous one came from Eternal September.
But my point remains- even entry-level flat screens are several years
off for some of us. We have the cash, we are just cheap SOBs, er,
'frugal', yeah, that's the word. Not being videoheads, our old stuff is
'good enough' for now. When ones that still light up evenly and aren't
cracked start showing up in garage sales for twenty bucks, well, maybe.
You did nothing wrong. I post through GG 95% of the time so this is
the REAL Ron.
Don't blame ya. I just bought a 50" Panasonic Plasma this yr because
my 12yr old 45" Mitsubishi RPTV finally bit the dust. All of my other
TV's are CRT's....including a 6 yr old 32" Toshiba flat screen (not
panel) that has a better picture than some of the LCD's that are now
we've got a 26" in the fifthwheel camper. Cause it was what fit the
opening perfectly. About 2 1/2 years old now. Obviously doesn't get a
WHOLE lot of use, but we were still living in it at the time, so it has
about a full year of full time use, and then intermittent road trips and
weekend use. Works great.
remove the "not" from my address to email
Main thing when you buy any TV is to invest some time and effort to have
it calibrated if you can't do it yourself. In store comparison is often
useless 'coz they really jack up brightness and contrast. I have 62 in.
Panasonic Viera series Plasma with Blue Ray DVD player and HD cable hook
up on 7 channel home theater. All set up by myself including one touch
remote control. Only thing is Plasma consumes more power and as a result
generates more heat compared to LCD. Plasma viewing angle is better than
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