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  1. benk016

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    Ok, so I have a 52" rca rear projection tv right now. I'm getting a full refund on it through the warranty because of convergence problems. I'm going to be getting around $650. So heres my question:

    Whats the best TV right now to buy in the $700 to $1000 range. I had 52" and so I dont want to go smaller than a 42".

    Thanks in advance guys
     
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    I just picked up a panasonic th42pz70u for $800 and a week into it I am extremely happy
     
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    if you mean the TH-42PZ700U, I am only finding it for like $2000, if you got it for $800 let me know where!
     
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    You want the PZ80 or PZ85 or 800 series. The 700 is old as hell. The 8 series have been out for almost a year already. You can get the 42pz80 for around $1k at retail stores...so online it should be around $800.
     
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    I know plasma's are more expensive than LCD's. Are plasma's that much better than an LCD? I Do play alot of games on the 360, and i want the best quality picture possible.
     
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    Sorry my bad it's actually a TH42PZ80U

    Little bit of a brain fart.

    I picked it up at HHgregg (they opened recently down here) and one of my buddies works there and he gave me a good price. I think it goes anywhere
    from $1000 to $1299 but I'm sure you can find a good deal if you look hard enough.
     
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    for gaming lcd is normally better. plasma is better at movies.
     
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    I probably do equal parts of each, so either way i'm most likely going to be happy?
     
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    Only for the risk of burn in. Motion and color will always be better on a plasma panel. Go with the panasonic.
     
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    As long as you break it in properly and aren't planning on playing the same game with the same hud like 15 hours straight you shouldn't have any problems with a plasma.

    My panny is going on a week and so far the picture in games, bluray, and hd cable is amazing. Regular cable is as good as you can expect but it will look much worse on an lcd.

    I also can't complain about the black levels. For a budget tv they are very respectable
     
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