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50" Plasma 700 to 1000 budget

Ghostdodes

Well-known Member
Looking for a New Plasma , 700 to 1000 budget.

Currently Have a LG50PC56 so something better than that.

Been looking at the LG50PG6000, is that a good choice?

Thanks
 

audiphile76

Well-known Member
I think you should consider including both 50PX8(HD Ready) and 50PZ81(Full HD) also in your comparison study.
 

Visor

Active Member
I think you should consider including both 50PX8(HD Ready) and 50PZ81(Full HD) also in your comparison study.

50PZ81 is ~ £1350.

The 50PZ80 is closer to budget @ £1099.
 

vipergrm

Well-known Member
The 50PX8 is a stripped down version of the PX80, which unfortunately there isn't a 50" version. I'd avoid that. Personally, as I have owned both the PZ80 and LG PG6000, the LG is absolutely stunning value for money and I would most definitely recommend it. However, it appears to suffer from image retention. Whether this is a wide spread problem still remains to be confirmed.

:smashin:
 

rewerb

Well-known Member
The 50PX8 is a stripped down version of the PX80, which unfortunately there isn't a 50" version. I'd avoid that.
I wouldnt discount it. It's probaly equivalent to the PX70 plus 100Hz and 24p playback. The PX80 is not that much better than the PX70. And the PX8 wont have image retention problems (as much as LG). Definitely worth a look at.
 

vipergrm

Well-known Member
I wouldnt discount it. It's probaly equivalent to the PX70 plus 100Hz and 24p playback. The PX80 is not that much better than the PX70. And the PX8 wont have image retention problems (as much as LG). Definitely worth a look at.

The real problem I have with the PX8 is that it looks horrible compared to the PG6000. I know it's silly to base it on that decision alone, but there's a line to draw somewhere. I do agree with the IR though. Panasonic certainly aren't anywhere near as bad as the LG. I noticed very little, if any when I had the 46PZ80. ;)
 

audiphile76

Well-known Member
The real problem I have with the PX8 is that it looks horrible compared to the PG6000. I know it's silly to base it on that decision alone, but there's a line to draw somewhere. I do agree with the IR though. Panasonic certainly aren't anywhere near as bad as the LG. I noticed very little, if any when I had the 46PZ80. ;)

Its not fair to compare 46PZ80 with 50PX8. With almost similar sizes PX8 having a lesser resolution can display SD better than PZ80.
 

CaptainCook

Active Member
Just to add fuel to the fire, I've just picked up a 50PX8 for £699 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty. House of Fraser have an offer on until Monday, then it goes back up to £799.

I agree it's not the slickest of designs, but from 11 feet away (my normal viewing distance) it looks pretty good.

Silly money in my opinion.
 
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NewBeetle

Distinguished Member
Just to add fuel to the fire, I've just picked up a 50PX8 for £699 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty. House of Fraser have an offer on until Monday, then it goes back up to £799.

I agree it's not the slickest of designs. but from 11 feet away (my normal viewing distance) it looks pretty good.

Silly money in my opinion.

Agreed, real bargain material :thumbsup:
 

audiphile76

Well-known Member
Just to add fuel to the fire, I've just picked up a 50PX8 for £699 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty. House of Fraser have an offer on until Monday, then it goes back up to £799.

I agree it's not the slickest of designs. but from 11 feet away (my normal viewing distance) it looks pretty good.

Silly money in my opinion.

That fuel is 100% OCTANE. Congrats on the new panel. Hope you njoy to the fullest! :thumbsup:
 

ABC*

Active Member
Just to add fuel to the fire, I've just picked up a 50PX8 for £699 with a 5 year Panasonic warranty. House of Fraser have an offer on until Monday, then it goes back up to £799.

I agree it's not the slickest of designs. but from 11 feet away (my normal viewing distance) it looks pretty good.

Silly money in my opinion.

Is this instore only as it's £799 online?
 

CaptainCook

Active Member
Is this instore only as it's £799 online?

I checked the website and yes it not reflecting the 5-day special price. They had a printed in-store flyer that quotes £699, so I don't know why they didn't change the online price.

When I asked if they had any in stock, the sales chap (who actually knew his stuff and was very good) stated that just over 100 panels were being delivered this week to the main depot. Mine will be ready for collection on Tuesday.
 

vipergrm

Well-known Member
I fail to find humour here. Atleast the OP with 50PX8 will not be looking for IR every 5 mins if he decided instead on a Low Grade Electronics Plasma!

There's the fanboy coming out in you then, as if it wasn't obvious already :rolleyes:
 

vipergrm

Well-known Member
:D for both panaSONYcs.

I was actually just replying to your "lol" statement by lol'ing back. It had nothing to do with your actual comment. But yes, £699 for a 50" Panasonic seems like great value for money, so long as the styling doesn't bother the purchaser. ;)
 

ABC*

Active Member
I checked the website and yes it not reflecting the 5-day special price. They had a printed in-store flyer that quotes £699, so I don't know why they didn't change the online price.

When I asked if they had any in stock, the sales chap (who actually knew his stuff and was very good) stated that just over 100 panels were being delivered this week to the main depot. Mine will be ready for collection on Tuesday.

I collect mine on Saturday-the offer finished today.
 

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