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Samsung b650 now or wait for new Panasonics

bessmertni
06-09-2009, 08:32 PM
I'm in the market for a 58" plasma. So here's the question. Should I get the Samsung pn58b650 now or wait for the Panasonic tc-p58s1 when it ships in August?

The stats for the Samsung sound really good and the improvements from the A generation to the B generation look impressive, although there haven't been any professional reviews done on it yet. But Panasonic's are supposed to be some of the top plasmas. I've heard the V10's are good but since its going to in a cabinet paying the extra premium for a thin set is out and the G10's max out at 54" so the S1 is my only viable option from Panasonic. Most of the large sets for their new models don't start shipping until August.

Since both models are already available in the 50"- range has anyone seen or compared these models? Are they even comparable? So ultimately its the b650 vs s1 for me.

tRidiot
06-09-2009, 08:44 PM
Thinking of the S1 myself... really wish the G10 was gonna come out in 58". Anyone have any info on that? :D

tpeezy
06-09-2009, 08:47 PM
Thinking of the S1 myself... really wish the G10 was gonna come out in 58". Anyone have any info on that? :D

What is the difference between the S1 and the G10? I am looking at buying a G10

Loves2Watch
06-09-2009, 08:48 PM
If you are going to consider a Samsung plasma, look at the 850 model instead of the 650.

bessmertni
06-09-2009, 09:15 PM
The new 850 models are the 1" thick plasmas and so will carry an extra premium for that. I have no use for the thinner models since my plasma will be sitting inside a cabinet and not on the wall.

I'm not sure what the difference is between the s1's and g10's, their stats look pretty similar. It looks like the g10 is a higher end model with few extra features to raise the price. Whereas the S1 is their mid range model line. Don't know why they don't they decided to cap the G10 at 54"

Loves2Watch
06-10-2009, 07:10 PM
The new 850 models are the 1" thick plasmas and so will carry an extra premium for that. I have no use for the thinner models since my plasma will be sitting inside a cabinet and not on the wall.

I'm not sure what the difference is between the s1's and g10's, their stats look pretty similar. It looks like the g10 is a higher end model with few extra features to raise the price. Whereas the S1 is their mid range model line. Don't know why they don't they decided to cap the G10 at 54"

The thinness is not the only difference between the 650 and 850. I would recommend that you do some further research.

auburnfan23
06-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Hmm I tend to to Lean towards Samsung over Panasonic. I just like the style of the tvs and the picture quality is awesome on the Samsung that I own..