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Old 07-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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I currently have the samsung Plasma series 5 model PN58A550 TV. I've been thinking of upgrading,possibly to 3D. Any advise would be appreciated.
I'm using the LG Blu player model BH200 and I'm not real happy with it.
I think i can do better especially when using neflix ot blockbuster online services. I now have a separate devise for neflix. Could I get away with just a better Blue-ray player?
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Not if you want 3D. My personal preference in HDTV sets is Panasonic. Of course, if you do go with a 3D TV, you'll need to purchase a new 3D Blu-ray player to go with it !
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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I'm thinking I would get a decent BR so that I could stream netflix and similar apps.
Any suggestion on a 3D player that would work well for now with my Sammy? I have Ethernet cable would i need wifi as well. Looking to spend around $200.
Still not sure which TV I would want.I have a 58" so I will want to go a little larger. The TV will be a present from Santa this year to me. It will be a 3D 60" or larger,that all I have decided on so far. Planning to spend $2500 on the TV.
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So far as a new 3D Blu-ray player, most any of the major brands will work well, though Samsung owners have been reporting various problems recently. Just check the online stores, as well as your local retailers for the best prices. I've seen some great prices around your range for the 65" Panasonic TC-P65ST30 lately, you might want to check that model out. And if you want to go with a 60" model, the TC-P60ST30 can be found easily for under $2000. Both are VERY highly rated 3D HDTVs. IMHO, you can't beat Panasonic. Your internet, of course, will come from your local cable/telephone company.
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LG has a new LED 3D that uses the same glasses you get at the movies and the Real D engine so no more powered shutter glasses. I looked at it last week it was really nice and I do believe it is a 60".
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The only problem with LG is that in 3D mode it is only half definition, not full 1080p. Most of the major manufacturers offer full definition 3D ( Panasonic, Samsung, etc. ).
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I would look at the Panasonic ST30, GT30, VT30 (flagship model), and Samsung D7000, and D8000 (flagship) plasma models.

The Panasonic GT30 & VT30 have THX mode, where the ST30 does not. The Samsung D7000 & D8000 are very similar in picture quality.

The Samsungs have better color accuracy, the Panasonics slightly better black levels.
The VT30 is said to have a slight edge in picture quality over the D8000, but the D7000 and D8000 are considered the better value.

That being said, go see them for yourself. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Enjoy your new display, whichever you choose.
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