: Recommendations on 58 or 60" plasma?

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2007-12-15, 09:53 PM
I am looking at replacing the RPT, with a nice big plasma....

I want 58 or 60 inch

I am open to any brand, what are the best bets?

also any recommendations for people to deal with in Ottawa? (either store or individual)

I dont mean to be vague, but i really want to get a broad spectrum of opinion ( broader than the 19 year dude at future shop that is)



2007-12-15, 11:26 PM
I have had three Pannasonic Tv's all still going strong...no problems at all.

2007-12-16, 03:35 AM
At 60" you are looking at $6000

2007-12-16, 05:22 AM
Get the Pioneer 6070HD from Walmart for three grand.

2007-12-16, 07:34 AM
The Pioneer 6070HD from Walmart for three grand is a most desirable deal.

Otherwise, consider the LG 60" or, if you want to get the best, the Pioneer PDP6010FD (a Future Shop exclusive distribution). Both of these are 1080p display.

The Pioneer provides Black in a quality comparable to CRT's and has 4 HDMI inputs which gives you the ability to calibrate the picture individually to accommodate your different sources. The 1080p with 24fps setting is effective for any original film source digitalized in 24fps. In other words, the DVD player or the TV STB can transmit in 1080i and such movie or program will be displayed in 1080p 24fps by the Kuro. There is no necessity, with this TV, to provide a 1080p/24fps player as a transmission source, the TV does the job.

2007-12-16, 08:11 AM
58" Panasonic whatever the model number is. Great value. Great quality.

2007-12-16, 10:52 AM
cant seem to find one, looks to be older model, anyone know where they are still available?

does it have 2 rear hdmi?

what are the diffs from this to the new 60" pioneer at FS for twice the $?


2007-12-16, 11:03 AM
The HD is a 768p native resolution display. You can check the specs for the number of HDMI inputs... I don't know.

The FD is a 1080p display and can also provide 24fps displays. The rendering of blacks is greatly enhanced (I've seen the difference side by side). At 900, the motion resolution is probably the best in the industry, therefore, minimum blur on action scenes.

2007-12-16, 11:40 AM
i see that his seems to be the case, LG has a 768p (LG 60PC1D) for a lower price and a higher priced newer model at 1028p aswell

is there a huge difference? what are the drawbacks and is it worth almost double the $$?

2007-12-16, 11:52 AM
IMHO, your options from the best down to very good:

01. The best plasma now is Pioneer Elite 150FD (1080p);
02. Pioneer 6010 (1080p);
03. Panasonic 58PZ750 (1080p);
04. Panasonic 58PZ700 (1080p);
05. Samsung 5884 (1080p);
06. Panasonic 58PZ77 (1080p);
07. Pioneer 6070 (768p)
08. Panasonic 58PH10UK[A] (768p);
09. Panasonic 58PX75 (768p);
10. Panasonic 58PE75 (768p, Costco model);
11. Panasonic 58PX600 (768)
12. Panasonic 58PX60 (768)

2007-12-16, 12:36 PM

Last year I had the Panasonic 58px600u. Great TV. I currently have a 1540HD Pio Elite 60" - Best TV on Earth (pre Kuros), in my opinion.

If you have the cash, get an Elite. Mount it on the wall and forget about it for 5 years. It's amazing. I've had for quite a while and I'm still tweaking it.

2007-12-16, 02:09 PM
can anyone clarify why i would double my cost for 1020p over 768?

i would like to stay under 5K,

is LG good?

Thanks guys

2007-12-16, 02:39 PM
At the end of September, I watched the Presidents Cup for over an hour at Future Shop on a LG 60PY3D (1080p). It was simply amazing. And the price makes it very desirable.

HT gearhead
2007-12-16, 04:02 PM
LG, Goldstar same company. Not a brand I would trust to last a long time. I would stick to Panny and Pioneer type brands. Samsung seems to be another brand with problems.

2007-12-16, 04:58 PM
LG is garbage

2007-12-16, 05:05 PM
can anyone clarify why i would double my cost for 1020p over 768?
It depends on your viewing distance and content.
58-60" 768p TV might be too big from 10ft - some people see pixels.
Same size 1080p TV has smaller pixels so you won't see pixels.
From 15' it won't matter if it's 768p or 1080p TV.

i would like to stay under 5K
Check HDTV Deals forum - that's not a problem for 58" Panasonic or Samsung.

is LG good?
There are reviews of LG plasmas on CNET - they are not very favorable.
I'd rather buy last year 58" Panasonic in Costco than new LG.

2007-12-16, 05:34 PM
Ok,ok... let's recommend the Panny after the Pioneer!

2007-12-16, 09:06 PM
how about samsung???

saw a nice 63" at best buy today and a nice 58 " elsewhere....?



2007-12-17, 12:11 AM
how about samsung???

saw a nice 63" at best buy today and a nice 58 " elsewhere....?


Yep, 63" Sammy should be considered if it's in your price range.

If you want to go bigger than 60" you should also consider 65" Panasonic panels -

2007-12-17, 09:53 AM
LG is garbage.

Don't see how a person can take a Samsung plasma over anything Pioneer or Panasonic.