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Panasonic viera p42s1 or Vizio sv420m

01-02-2010, 09:21 PM
Looking to buy one of these televisions. I know that the panasonic is a
plasma and the Vizio is a LCD. Both are 42 inch. The Vizio is gonna cost
$75.00 more. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

1. How far away will you be from the display when watching it? (Be as exact as possible. A 5' range difference IS a major difference - Please limit the range to 2')
13 feet
2. What TV will it be replacing (i.e. 27" tube TV, etc) (include TV age as well)
42 plasma-3 years old

3. What will you be watching on it (i.e. 1/3 movies, 1/3 TV shows, 1/6 Sports, 1/6 gaming console, etc)
3/4 tv shows and 1/4 sports

4. Will a computer be connected to use the display as a monitor? If so, what percent of the time?

5. Will you be getting a Blu-ray player to watch movies and will you be getting any HD service from cable/sat, or will you just be watching SD programming, and an upscaling SD DVD player?
Maybe blu ray player and sd programming

6. Are you looking for the best in class display, the best bargain display, or best bang for the buck in the middle display?
Best bang for the buck

7. What is the room lighting situation? (i.e. can you control the lighting? Can you use light blocking blinds, etc to control it?)
lighting is very controllable

8. What is your budget range?

9. Will people be watching at multiple viewing angles or just usually one person sitting directly in the center?
Multiple angle viewing

10. When will most viewing be done on the display (i.e. Daytime or after sunset)?
Mostly after sunset

01-02-2010, 09:24 PM
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01-02-2010, 11:55 PM
Get the Panasonic plasma. Panasonic's reliability and customer service are unsurpassed. Not to mention the superior picture quality of plasmas that no LCD can match. IMHO, the Panny plasma will be perfect for you. :D

01-03-2010, 12:04 AM
I have the s1, 42 inch and it is quite clearly my best television for picture quality. Plus it has an useful sd card slot to look at pictures, which we use quite a bit.

My wife even commented on what a great purchase it was, and she s not a tv person.

Oh and from my experience the picture gets better after about 200-300 hours.