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A/V 50" Plasma suggestions

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ModSquid, 8 Jun 2011.

  1. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

    28 Mar 2002
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    Well AVForums has reviews on the Panasonic and the K variant of the LG. Not sure what the model differences are but I would believe the AV forums reviews over any other.
  2. ModSquid

    ModSquid Modder

    16 Apr 2011
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    Thanks Baboon - those are some pretty in-depth reviews.

    They do seem to be about slightly different models, though - the Panasonic is the GT, rather than G model. It seems the main difference is that the GT is a 3D set (plus some more advanced processing features) but at this stage I don't think it's worth paying the extra for this one, as the cheapest I can see it for is ~£1200.

    The LG review is for a PK350, which is a model or two down from the PK590 I've seen for about £600, but the main thing I took from this review was the following amended quote:

    "At this price point I would consider the PK350 to be the very definition of a Best Buy....the excellent video processing means that both standard definition and high definition images look fantastic. With this kind of performance, at this kind of price I strongly recommend that anyone who is thinking of buying a plasma on a limited budget should take a look at the PK350."

    This has kind of swung me towards the budget end - I can save the money for the PC build if I get this one, plus the Panasonic 50hz issue mentioned in the review has kind of put me off throwing the extra £300 at it.

    It is a bit sad not to go for a Panasonic again, but in a few more years we'll see if 3D has really been adopted (whether due to price drops or consumer uptake) so maybe I'll upgrade again then. For now, I might just "settle" for the LG and pocket the extra.

    Thanks all for your advice - much appreciated!

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