Sony KDL-40XBR2 (LCD) OR Panasonic TH-42PZ700U (Plasma)

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  1. SpunkyXL

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    Looking to buy a new HDTV for my room this weekend..Mostly for Video Games, PC, and Sports games, DVD's... What do ya guys think of my 2 choices? I will be hanging this on the wall...Judging by reviews, I narrowed my choices between these 2.


    Here are the Specs:

    Sony KDL-40XBR2

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    Panasonic TH-42PZ700U 42"


     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    I'm partial to Panny plasmas.
     
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    Panasonic.
     
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    yup..just purchased the Panasonic
     
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    Michinda Last Tango ♪ ♫ ♬ ♩ OT Supporter

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    That's not XBR2, but XBR3 which is couple hundreds more expensive due to its black finish. Anyway I have 40XBR3 for my bedroom and it does its job.
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    baldyguy Deep, but not Profound

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    I have the 52" Sony XBR2.
     
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    wtf..I'm at the avs forums, there saying I have to BREAK-IN my plasma before normal use..set the contrast andbrightness all the way down, stretch everything to 4:3, and download this PLASMA Break-in dvd and play it for 100 hrs straight to avoid Burnouts.. :ugh:
     
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    All I did was turn the picture settings to a very low level...and then left Discovery HD on for long periods of time. You don't have to do this. My friends have left their plasmas in torch mode and haven't had any issues.

    After the 100 hours I set my tv to the following settings which I'm happy with.

    Standard
    Picture +18-20 depending on what I'm watching
    Brightness -0
    Color -3
    Tint - 0
    Sharpness -20
    Color Temp = Warm
    Black = Normal
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    I did the same thing. It is well worth it.
    and it is actually called burn ins. Also you don't want a 4:3 picture during the break in period.
    Stretch everything to 16:9 or stretch.
    I'm extremely happy with the picture quality of my 42" Panny plasma. All my friends come over and say that it has an awesome picture quality.
     
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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    Just curious how much did you pick up that Panny for?
     
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    Dammit!! I just got owned..the Panny Plasma I just got is DEFECTIVE! A big ass GREEN BAR appears on every channel and Video Mode! Even the Menu screen! WTF!!! Have to return this tomorrow :o
     
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    React3 Damn! I'm so Posh, like Dave Beckham..

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    For what you want buy a LCD. Sony is very good.
     
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    17. I have noticed over-emphasized green tones in the picture. Can it be turned off?
    Panasonic plasma TVs have a special circuitry called Color Management. This feature automatically enhances green and blue to achieve a more vivid color reproduction, especially for outdoor scenes. This feature is set On by default, however, it can easily be turned Off from the Picture menu
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