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3dtv €1800 - €2200 budget

ussjtrunks

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looking for a new tv I'm interested currently in the Sony 823 and the Samsung d8000

I mainly use the tv for gaming (moderate use), blurays (heavy use) and sky hd (low use maybe an hour a day and football at the weekends)

the samsung is top of my list but I'm still worried about the uniformity issues and input lag, plus Plasmas arent really my thing never really liked them but would the Panny 50" vt20 be good value for €1500 as I saw one today and it looked just as bright as most modern lcds
 

Scooby2000

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If your opinion of plasma is based on what you see in th big stores your missing out IMO. Plasmas don't handle bright environments as well as LCDs, otherwise plasma is way better IMO. Worth having a demo of the GT30 if you can, best bet is to go to an independent dealer for this or a company like Richer sounds or Sevenoaks, they have proper demo rooms.

Plasma will give you better motion and less cross talk with 3D.
 

ussjtrunks

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I dont think I've seen a tv store with proper demo rooms in Ireland you guys in England are lucky, I've had a samsung lcd as my 1st main tv and I love it + I dont really know much about the dowsides of plasmas screen burn/image retention etc
 

Scooby2000

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I dont think I've seen a tv store with proper demo rooms in Ireland you guys in England are lucky, I've had a samsung lcd as my 1st main tv and I love it + I dont really know much about the dowsides of plasmas screen burn/image retention etc

Whereabouts in Ireland are you?

IR hasn't been an issue for me, I do get it sometimes but its slight and goes withing minutes. Burn is very rare now, your more likely to have another fault than get burn.

http://www.*/news/plasma-screen-burn-2007032738.htm


Try doing a search here http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Dealers/All+Dealers/220395/index.html#anker_221332
 
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ussjtrunks

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Im around Cork, going to check harvey normans and some other tv retailers this weekend, still havent seen the new 11 models in the flesh
 

Scooby2000

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Im around Cork, going to check harvey normans and some other tv retailers this weekend, still havent seen the new 11 models in the flesh

Seen the U, C, G and GT, the GT30 is a very nice set, had a play in a dark part of my local Comet away from most the lights, very slick set, will see if I can find a VT30 next week my local independent doesn't have them in yet. Quite a few Pany stores in Limerick Dealers - All Dealers - Panasonic UK & Ireland not exactly local but may be worth a trip.:)
 

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