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Old 05-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Well it looks like the screen on my 4 1/2 year old SAMSUNG is the problem, so rather than spend $780 for a new screen I'm looking for a different set. I live in a small duplex and have a set of old ADS tower speakers so space is a problem. Mostly I watch old video tapes and DVD's, but the set will also be connected to my laptop for use as a monitor. I've always had good luck with PANY stuff and saw this set which will fit where I want to put it. Checking reviews I see CNET hates this set, but the reviews on BEST BUY'S site look good. Question, will using a Plasma set as a computer monitor cause burn in? What do you guys think of this set.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Well it looks like the screen on my 4 1/2 year old SAMSUNG is the problem, so rather than spend $780 for a new screen I'm looking for a different set. I live in a small duplex and have a set of old ADS tower speakers so space is a problem. Mostly I watch old video tapes and DVD's, but the set will also be connected to my laptop for use as a monitor. I've always had good luck with PANY stuff and saw this set which will fit where I want to put it. Checking reviews I see CNET hates this set, but the reviews on BEST BUY'S site look good. Question, will using a Plasma set as a computer monitor cause burn in? What do you guys think of this set.
I'm looking for a budget bedroom TV and I've also got my eyes on the Panasonic set. I'm trying to decide between that set and the Samsung PN43F4500. When you said CNET hates this Panasonic set, did you mean last years model? I noticed they gave last years model a pretty bad review but I've been having trouble finding reviews for either of the new Panasonic and Samsung budget plasma sets. Judging by reviews from last years models, the Samsung seems to have gotten better reviews.

As far as using a plasma set as a computer monitor, most people will recommend against it. Plasma's are great for movies, sports and video games, but not so great as a computer monitor due to IR. If you plan to use your TV as a computer monitor I'd start looking at some LCDs.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Sorry about the slow response. Went for some routine medical work and wound up in the hospital.

Yes I was refering to last years model bottom of the line 42 in plasma. I'm still looking for a review of the new model. After my current experience with SAMSUNG I'll never have another SAMSUNG product ever!
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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If you are planning on using it as a computer monitor I would avoid any plasma as you are likely to experience bad image retention/screen burn.
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