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Choosing Between Two Sets

06-10-2008, 02:28 AM
Hello. First of all, I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered. I could not find anything through searching. Secondly, I am completely new to anything HD (or anything moderately technical, for that matter) so forgive me if I cannot answer specific questions.

I am trying to decided between two sets. The Samsung PN50A550 and the Panasonic 50PZ800U. If anyone has general opinions on either set I would be greatly interested in hearing them.

Also, one of the most important factors in my decision, would either of these sets be a wise choice for someone who plays a lot of video games? The set would be used half of the time for games and half of the time for movies. Do either have significant burn-in issues when it comes to this sort of thing (Games, stagnant station logos, long shots in movies)?

Thank you for any answers in advance.

06-10-2008, 07:43 AM
The Panasonic is one of the best plasma TV's on the market sans the Pioneer Kuro. I think it would be in be in your best interest to choose the Panasonic. If you look through the forums here you will find the largest amount of complaints and problems with Samsung TV's.

06-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Just flip a coin. Heads=Panny / Tails=Sammy

And if your the least bit disappointed with how the coin lands, buy the the other one!

06-10-2008, 11:01 AM
Panny appears to be the one chosen over all the rest only PIONERR is better but also much more $$$$$$ My son has a 50" Panny it's magnificent super PQ

06-10-2008, 12:15 PM
Actually, according to the new reviews (cNet good example), the new Panasonic Plasmas (such as the one he lists) are considered even better then the previously champ the Pioneer KUROs plasma.

And if you look at sites that handle refurbished Plasmas or LCDs, Samsung for some reason greatly out numbers any other brand, that tells me they have a high percentage number of them returned and getting refurbished for resale.

06-10-2008, 12:37 PM
Hey, thanks for the responses everyone.

After doing a bit more reading I also like the idea of the Panasonic. It seems to be well equipped to handle a lot of gaming. I wish I knew more about the technical aspects and terms used in the descriptions, but I am learning more as I read.

I've heard from a few people that they were not happy with how the Panasonic looked, but I just got back from Circuit City and I have to say I have no problems with how it looked. In fact, I thought it looked quite nice. Now to raise some money...

06-10-2008, 01:04 PM
Panasonic, but then again, I have a slight bias towards picture quality and overall television quality.;)