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Need advice on buying plasma TV

11-16-2004, 10:50 AM
Hi I am so glad to find this forum before my hubby and I fork out about $10,000 for a 50" plasma TV. We have been doing our research and thought we found the plasma for us...a Pioneer Pro Elite 1120 ...50 inch....showroom model at bang and Olufsen for $7,000 delivered, installed, etc. They told us the new one coming in would be $9,500....We were just about to say ok when I found your site and read something about "burn in" especially if one watched the ticker tape of the stock market all day and news show...My hubby is a professor of finance and of course watched the market all day......Now we do not know where to go and what to look at....we were satisfied with the $7,000 price but not if it is going to have a burn in soon...also what should we look at ...PLEASE HELP......I am going in for a hip replacement on Dec. 14 and was looking forward very much to recovering with a nice telly, big telly....all comments very much appreciated.. :)

11-16-2004, 01:43 PM
Same reason I selected not to buy the PLasma...I got a DLP instead, very happy with the choice. Plasma has the BEST picture quality, but is has too many downsides in regards to lifespan and burn in for me....plus my eyes don't discern that much difference between a top end DLP and a Plasma.

The new Samsung DLP has blacks and contrast that approach that of a plasma anyway.

Good luck!!!

11-16-2004, 02:32 PM
you can always go with an LCD. the top end lcd rates pretty comparablly with the plasma sets. it's also priced pretty simiarly.

if you have time, this article might be helpful.

11-16-2004, 02:58 PM
Infocus has recently come out with a rear projection DLP that is thin enough to be hung on the wall Screenplay 61md10 $9,000 and $7,000 50md10. From what I have seen in their front projection DLP's these sets should have a great picture.

11-16-2004, 03:55 PM
thanks so much for your input and so very happy to find this forum....a lot of money to watch the "idiot box" and we know the prices will be down even further this time next year but hey who knows where we are going to be??????..thanks again

:) :) :) :)