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NewEgg.com has the Panasonic TH-50PZ77U 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV for $1580 with free shipping. We recently reviewed this HDTV and gave it good marks.

  • 1080p resolution, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 2 HDMI inputs, HD Tuner
  • Stereo surround sound, SD Card Slot, deep blacks, wide viewing angle

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      pogipinoy27 Ben's cred: 8
      Posted 9:47 am PDT 07/28/08

      buyers should be advised that this is last years model. Current generation panasonic plasmas are the: PX80u, PZ80u, PZ85u, PZ800u, PZ850u

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      m0f0 Ben's cred: 761
      Posted 10:01 am PDT 07/28/08

      #1, can you also advise if this TV will work if it's last year's model? I don't want to buy it and then find out I should have bought the current generation. Thanks in advance!

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      pogipinoy27 Ben's cred: 8
      Posted 10:24 am PDT 07/28/08

      m0f0 wrote:
      #1, can you also advise if this TV will work if it's last year's model? I don't want to buy it and then find out I should have bought the current generation. Thanks in advance!


      Hey don't shoot the messenger. I simply want people to know that if they do decide to buy this TV, they are buying last years model. It's just like buying a car; nothing "wrong" with buying the previous gen, just that you miss out on the benefits of the current gen.

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      superd00d3 Ben's cred: 321
      Posted 10:33 am PDT 07/28/08

      #1/#3 it would help if you listed a few of the benefits of the new models.

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      btc909 Ben's cred: 441
      Posted 10:35 am PDT 07/28/08

      I had one of the board go out on these. When you power the TV on count the number of red flashes to see how screwed up are.

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      pogipinoy27 Ben's cred: 8
      Posted 11:06 am PDT 07/28/08

      superd00d3 wrote:
      #1/#3 it would help if you listed a few of the benefits of the new models.


      The most notable differences are that the current gen (PX85u and up) has an extra HDMI input (3 vs 2) as well as higher contrast ratio (30,000:1 native vs 10:000:1).

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      samijubal Ben's cred: 122
      Posted 11:15 am PDT 07/28/08

      I have last year's 720p and this year's 720p. This year's is a far better TV. Last year's TV had pretty bad grayscale problems that are virtually gone this year. The anti-glare screen that people complain about softening and dulling the picture has been done away with this year. The new TVs use an anti-reflective filter that doesn't interfere with PQ while still working as good as better for glare elimination. The new TVs are far brighter with much better contrast. After seeing this year's TV I gave last year's away and bought this year's. I wouldn't waste any money on last year's, this year's TV is so much better it's like night and day.

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      the lawyer Ben's cred: 436
      Posted 11:20 am PDT 07/28/08

      price on this is too high.

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      revenant Ben's cred: 29
      Posted 11:28 am PDT 07/28/08

      that's a good deal on a NICE 1080p plasma.. the contrast rasio is fine, 10k:1 is very good.. prolly very hard to tell from 30k:1.. 2 hdmi inputs seem to me to be the only con.. I live with 2 on my tv and wish I had one more.. but oh well.

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      Jedi2155 Ben's cred: 49
      Posted 11:49 am PDT 07/28/08

      I have this exact model and enjoy it very much. Its still a great TV although power consumption on any plasma is going to be a concern as mines pulls about 400-600 watts on standard (Vivid) settings, but a more reasonable 300-500 watts on the Standard profile albeit you lose a lot of the brightness. So you might want consider a current gen for better contrast/brightness.

      Although I wished it had a VGA input for laptops.

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      BenKat Ben's cred: 474
      Posted 1:28 pm PDT 07/28/08

      If more people on here had useful information like #7 I could almost make an informed buying decision...Hats off to ya...

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      TheChadwick Ben's cred: 33
      Posted 9:39 pm PDT 08/3/08

      Hows the burnout?

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      ckidwell Ben's cred: 6
      Posted 4:33 am PDT 08/4/08

      #7 good points, and I agree

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