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Nervous!! About to buy my first plasma!!

ttime118
09-05-2010, 01:38 PM
Just got back from best buy and they have the Samsung PN50C450 for 550 bucks. Headed back there later to buy it. I've read some reviews and it seems like a good TV.

What do you guys think? Any input on this TV?

rbinck
09-05-2010, 01:52 PM
Most around here prefer Panasonic, but that is a good price for a 50" plasma. It is a 720p class plasma though and most will recommend a 1080p.

jakejm79
09-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Just got back from best buy and they have the Samsung PN50C450 for 550 bucks. Headed back there later to buy it. I've read some reviews and it seems like a good TV.

What do you guys think? Any input on this TV?

How far will you be sitting from it? and what will it be used for; gaming, Bluray, TV?

tRidiot
09-05-2010, 05:14 PM
I think for a 50", if you're going to be 7-8 feet back or more, it's plenty good at 720p. I don't have the chart handy to look at the actually visible resolution numbers, but I don't think that'll be a problem.

Personally, I like having 1080p because the resolution matches that of my computer monitor, so when I switch it over, I can clone the display and not have any problems.

mytime
09-05-2010, 05:16 PM
Enjoy your new toy. That's a great price.

ttime118
09-05-2010, 05:22 PM
WOW..WHAT A DAY I'VE HAD!!

So I go pick up the 50 inch samsung. It was a great buy because it was an open box item. They guy said people just traded it in. So I'm thinking a 50inch for 550 bucks...great steal!! I get home..open it..and the screen it ALL CRACKED!! Not a small crack but the whole screen had cracks all in it. I'm like WTF!!

I call best buy and they say just bring it back and we'll take care of you. With my tax and warranty I had on the 50inch it was around $680. So they say look around and we'll try to come up with a deal for you. I went with the 46 inch panny TCP46C2..2 year warranty and a HBMI cable that was 60 bucks. So all that matched my original total so that's what I got. I'm happy and now gotta set this thing up.

What is the deal with this break in period I should do?

kharaa
09-05-2010, 06:07 PM
WOW..WHAT A DAY I'VE HAD!!

So I go pick up the 50 inch samsung. It was a great buy because it was an open box item. They guy said people just traded it in. So I'm thinking a 50inch for 550 bucks...great steal!! I get home..open it..and the screen it ALL CRACKED!! Not a small crack but the whole screen had cracks all in it. I'm like WTF!!

I call best buy and they say just bring it back and we'll take care of you. With my tax and warranty I had on the 50inch it was around $680. So they say look around and we'll try to come up with a deal for you. I went with the 46 inch panny TCP46C2..2 year warranty and a HBMI cable that was 60 bucks. So all that matched my original total so that's what I got. I'm happy and now gotta set this thing up.

What is the deal with this break in period I should do?

ouch, you paid way too much for that hdmi cable.. they completely screw you from behind on those things.

you can buy hdmi cables that are just as good as their monster cables, for 10-12 dollars, catagory 2, 1440p, 4k, 3d ready, from monoprice.com

ttime118
09-05-2010, 06:12 PM
No..that was the store price. They rang it up for $20 for me. I meant it was a 60 dollar cable that I got for 20 bucks.

kharaa
09-05-2010, 06:13 PM
which was still twice as much as it was worth, but with shipping it would come out to about 15 dollars anyways.. so I guess you got a nice deal on that. :)

oblioman
09-05-2010, 06:16 PM
WOW..WHAT A DAY I'VE HAD!!

So I go pick up the 50 inch samsung. It was a great buy because it was an open box item. They guy said people just traded it in. So I'm thinking a 50inch for 550 bucks...great steal!! I get home..open it..and the screen it ALL CRACKED!! Not a small crack but the whole screen had cracks all in it. I'm like WTF!!

I call best buy and they say just bring it back and we'll take care of you. With my tax and warranty I had on the 50inch it was around $680. So they say look around and we'll try to come up with a deal for you. I went with the 46 inch panny TCP46C2..2 year warranty and a HBMI cable that was 60 bucks. So all that matched my original total so that's what I got. I'm happy and now gotta set this thing up.

What is the deal with this break in period I should do?

Yeah ya got jokered on the cable, but all in all ya have a plasma. For the 1st 100 - 200 hours just keep your contrast levels set at 50,,,avoid any static images for any lengths of time ( 10 minutes or over) and avoid any black bars. Congrats on your purchase.:yippee:

ttime118
09-05-2010, 06:20 PM
Sp say I wanna watch ESPN. I shouldn't more than 10 minutes or so? Is that because the ESPN bar at the bottom will get stuck there?