OT: Technology Crew Recommend a TV

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  1. ERabbit

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    posted it in main, but i figured you guys would be more knowledgeable

    Alright, need a tv for my room

    looking for 42-50" 2k budget maybe little more
    viewing distance is ~8ft +or- a little bit

    Not sure what kind i should get, dlp,plasma,lcd, Supposedly 120hz is the new hot thing

    primary use will be tv and movies with some gaming

    Will most likely be getting a ps3 to watch blue rays and play video games on, haven't played ps3 before, all my buddies have 360 so if there are any games i should look for (Cod4, etc) let me know


    looking at
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202649765246

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202649424291

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1207957070213

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202650462469

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2152167 82035

    so ot tv crew help me out, gotta buy it by monday
     
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    None of you links work. For that price I'd recommend a 50" Panasonic PZ85u.
     
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    Panasonic has the next best picture to pioneer. They are highly recommended and I love mine. The burn-in issue is really not an issue anymore. As long as you don't keep a static image on the screen for hours upon hours you'll have no issues. I game on my plasma with my ps3 and 360 and haven't had an issue yet.

    As far as the Samsungs you linked, the 650 series is a great tv. If you must go with lcd, the 650 offers alot better blacks and shadow detail than the 550 offers. I'm really impressed with the 650, and I am not a fan of lcd.

    Check outh the Panasonic and Samsumg 650 and see which one you like better.
     
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    i can go with any technology, if plasma is the best then im down, it will be used as i said primarily for tv and movies and a little bit of gaming (wii and ps3 or 360)
     
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    yeah, check out the panasonic then. Unless you can score a Pioneer plasma for that price...which would be tough, it's your best bet.
     
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    check out avs forum for settings. I found that the following work pretty well. Picture mode = standard. Backlight = 5 or 6 depending on ambient light. Contrast = 75ish. Sharpness needs to be turned to a quarter of its value. Black corrector on low or medium depending on light. Dynamic contrast off. Edge enhancement off.
     

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