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Old 27th July 2011, 10:35   #4861
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Planning to replace my 5 year old LG 42inch DLP TV. With a 50-60k budget, please suggest models. I do not have any brand attachment, so except maybe a TCL/Haier, others shud be fine. Also, my knowledge about the trio (Plasma/LCD/LED) is limited, if someone can tell me what is the better option?

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My question remains unanswered..LCD or Plasma? If an LCD, I would stick with Samsung, since it plays everything whatever I throw at it.

If Plasma, which brand and model?
Well I prefer plasma, since I find the picture better. Also compared to an lcd of the same size it is a whole lot cheaper.
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Ok, now comes the brand. Panasonic? Any specific model numbers?
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Ok, now comes the brand. Panasonic? Any specific model numbers?
Again the Panasonic 50" equivalent to the Samsung is about 50k more. Sure some people say the Pana has the best picture quality, but Samsung is not far behind. Also I think the Pana is much more delicate than the Samsung.
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Again the Panasonic 50" equivalent to the Samsung is about 50k more. Sure some people say the Pana has the best picture quality, but Samsung is not far behind. Also I think the Pana is much more delicate than the Samsung.
Is that for LCD? Also, is that true for all sizes? I found Panasonic LCD marginally cheaper than Samsung and Sony in Chroma (40"/42").
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In Samsung, the options are limited. Found this model good. Any ideas?

Plasma TV with style and 3D - PS51D550 - Plasma TV - Television | SAMSUNG
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Is that for LCD? Also, is that true for all sizes? I found Panasonic LCD marginally cheaper than Samsung and Sony in Chroma (40"/42").
LCD prices are similar. But again there are difference series, some which go up very high.

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In Samsung, the options are limited. Found this model good. Any ideas?

Plasma TV with style and 3D - PS51D550 - Plasma TV - Television | SAMSUNG
Thats the TV I've got. Brilliant buy IMO. Besides the screen being reflective (like all plasmas) its perfect for me.
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Also I think the Pana is much more delicate than the Samsung.
Pana used to give 3 years warranty. That is a big plus if that is still the case.

Samsung has horrible service for Plasma TVs. They simply do not keep spares and import them on-demand. My TV went bad withing 1 week of purchase (could have happened with any brand). Samsung could not arrange a replacement panel in 3 weeks. Ultimately had to raise a storm to get refund.

On top of that, Samsung has stopped selling extended warranty for Plasma.
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Pana used to give 3 years warranty. That is a big plus if that is still the case.

Samsung has horrible service for Plasma TVs. They simply do not keep spares and import them on-demand. My TV went bad withing 1 week of purchase (could have happened with any brand). Samsung could not arrange a replacement panel in 3 weeks. Ultimately had to raise a storm to get refund.

On top of that, Samsung has stopped selling extended warranty for Plasma.
Pana still has 3 years warranty.
I was looking at the Samsung PS51D550, is that the same you are referring to?
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No, I had the older model. There is no issue with quality of Samsung models, but it has very poor service support for Plasma TVs, that is because of lack of spares.
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LCD prices are similar. But again there are difference series, some which go up very high.



Thats the TV I've got. Brilliant buy IMO. Besides the screen being reflective (like all plasmas) its perfect for me.
@akshay1234, would like to know your feedback on the d550 samsung.
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Guys,

Need advice for a 42" Flat Panel. My Dad will be buying it in Saudi Arabia. I'm confused between Plasma & LED.

Can someone suggest what should I go for Plasma or LED? I have a hunch that it should be Plasma

Preferred brands would be Panasonic, Samsung, LG & Sony.

Eagerly waiting for some expert advice
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Old 29th July 2011, 15:46   #4873
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I seem to be in the same dilemma as you are. I need to replace 2 of my TVs, wherein I am looking at either a 26" or 32" for the first one and 40" upwards for the 2nd one.

For the 26/32" can someone provide pointers on a good, reliable full HD LED TV - I seem to be inclined towards the Sony EX420/EX520 series. Any other options with the same set of features I can look at?

For the 40" I would prefer to look for the Pana Plasma. Any hints at where I can get a decent deal in Blr?
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Recently bought Panasonic Plasma 50 inches and quiet happy with the quality of colours and picture sharpness. The model number is VIERA TH-P50V20D costed me close to 1L.

Before buying plasma i did compare the LCD/LED/Plasma and found Plasma to be best (Almost) and much much cheaper then the LED for the size that i was looking for.

Some of the comparative studies sites helped me making this decision and most say Plasma is closer (and sometimes better) to LED and much better than LCD. So the choice was between LED and Plasma and when we sat in front of an LED TV we could feel instant headache by watching it close to 30mins (No such problem with Plasma). Hence went ahead and bought it.

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Guys,

Need advice for a 42" Flat Panel. My Dad will be buying it in Saudi Arabia. I'm confused between Plasma & LED....
I am inclined towards LED TV , IMHO , i love the brightness and colors ( No offense , personal opinions differ).
You could check out the LG 42LE8500 LED Television 42inch.
Sharaf DG - Yes, Your Electronics Destination! - LG 42LE8500 LED Television 42inch

You can get it at Sharaf DG , its VFM, i read some reviews about it and i was planing to buy it , but unfortunately , there was no stock at that time , so had to settle for Sony KDL32EX720 3D LED Television.Convinced myself thinking i'll buy another 42" TV when i go to Singapore .
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