Help picking tv...

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#1 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

So I haven't shopped for a tv in like 5 years and its time to replace my old 37 inch toshiba thats only 720p and has a scratch on the screen. Looking to spend about 600-1000 and will be using it mostly for hooking up to my pc for streaming hd movies and playing games + watching some shows as my secondary monitor. Mostly interested in picture quality at 1080p and don't care about 3d, smart tv or any of those features. Would like a tv between 40 and 47 inches. I want to pick the tv up in store but would order online if it was a really good deal. Here are a few I'm kinda interested inhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102668&Tpk=Samsung%20UN40EH5000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889187235

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102669

Thanks much for any help with this.

#4 Posted by kraken2109 (13005 posts) -

Panasonic ST50

#5 Posted by costyssj4 (463 posts) -

Panasonic ST50

kraken2109
#6 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

Any reasons for picking the Panasonic ST50 ? Seems like I will be paying a lot just for the fact thats its a bigger screen and has 3d.

#7 Posted by kraken2109 (13005 posts) -

Any reasons for picking the Panasonic ST50 ? Seems like I will be paying a lot just for the fact thats its a bigger screen and has 3d.

nooblet69
It's possibly the best consumer TV available (espcially for the price). It is much cheaper than many LCDs which have far worse picture quality.
#8 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (2869 posts) -

Any reasons for picking the Panasonic ST50 ? Seems like I will be paying a lot just for the fact thats its a bigger screen and has 3d.

nooblet69
the reason:
Mostly interested in picture quality at 1080p nooblet69
the ST50 is the best choice in that price range.
#9 Posted by NVIDIATI (7634 posts) -

[QUOTE="kraken2109"]

Panasonic ST50

costyssj4

#10 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

Leaning towards the ST50 now. Is burn in still an issue with plasmas though ? If the screen is focused on 1 image for a while will it burn an image into it ? Thanks.

#11 Posted by Handful_of_Cog (89 posts) -

I fall asleep in front of mine all the time with the same screen on for up to like 3-4 hours at a time there usually is some image retention but never burned in. I usually use the built in anti retention thing and its gone or play some cartoons for 15 min or so. Either way I got a 55" after alot of research and am very happy with it

#12 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

Leaning towards the ST50 now. Is burn in still an issue with plasmas though ? If the screen is focused on 1 image for a while will it burn an image into it ? Thanks.

nooblet69

i would go with the panasonic viera plasma and maybe check their website to make sure you getting the best one for gaming - you definitely don't want to get stuck with a $1,000+ hdtv and not be able to game with it.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/viera-televisions-viera-plasma-hdtvs

i found this website, looks informative. hope it helps.

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/focus.php?subaction=showfull&id=1229341472

#13 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6621 posts) -

+1 for Panasonic ST50.