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Weren't plasmas "dead" a year or two ago?

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by sigma1914, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Feb 12, 2011 #81 of 148
    P Smith

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    Please post a picture(s) of the mod.

    How many ppl need to place 140 lbs TV set to your wall safely ?
     
  2. Feb 12, 2011 #82 of 148
    Steve

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    2 people can do it. I have a friend who's a professional installer, and I watched him and his assistant mount a 65" plasma recently. Took them about 15 minutes to find the beams and securely screw the bracket to the wall, and about 5 minutes to screw the bars onto the plasma and hang it. Easy when you know how! :p
     
  3. Feb 12, 2011 #83 of 148
    P Smith

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    I did 32" to a wall, but thinking how I could do the 140 lbs alone ..
     
  4. Feb 12, 2011 #84 of 148
    Drucifer

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    This where most DIY'ers fail big time.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2011 #85 of 148
    StvRbrsn

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    Easy to buy $20 stud finder off Amazon, what I did. Problem is, has to stay in garage because it goes off when I walk by...
     
  6. Feb 12, 2011 #86 of 148
    Mike Bertelson

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    Ba-Dum-Bump-Crash :rolleyes:

    !rolling
     
  7. Feb 12, 2011 #87 of 148
    armophob

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    I had to add one more section of square steel to make the reach to the wall. I am sure that increases the tipping point. But the 100-200lbs won't do it. The arm has holes in it so it can be retracted for use in the garage. Comes in handy unloading the pick up as well.
     

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  8. Feb 12, 2011 #88 of 148
    Herdfan

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    I get my neighbor when I need to remove mine. But it takes 3 people: Two to lift the set and a 3rd to press the release button on the mount once a little weight has been taken off it.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2011 #89 of 148
    Laxguy

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    Bada bing!
    Next time take the roll of quarters outta yer jeans...

    Bada bam!

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  10. Feb 12, 2011 #90 of 148
    StvRbrsn

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    Hehe, tough crowd.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2011 #91 of 148
    Jason Whiddon

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    Just found out my VT30 65" is shipping to Value Electronics on 4/25, so I should have in early April. Cant friggin wait.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2011 #92 of 148
    Jason Whiddon

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    Well, I caved into the size gods and did a flip, especially after talking to owners. 73" Mitsu 838 arrives Monday :D
     
  13. Jun 1, 2011 #93 of 148
    dmurphy

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    Resurrecting an old thread, but I just ordered a Panasonic 55" ST30 Plasma last night. I picked it up from Best Buy for $1510.

    I thought that was a good deal ...

    I'm moving into a new house in two weeks and need a TV for the finished basement; the existing two flat-panels go upstairs.

    I currently have a Samsung HP-R4252 - 42" Plasma - that'll go in the family room upstairs, and a 40" Insignia LED LCD.

    I'm much in love with the Samsung, but the Insignia (LG) left a lot to be desired. (I knew I was getting a cheap unit -- I violated my personal "you get what you pay for" rule!) Motion blur sucks on the Insignia - it gives me vertigo, actually.

    Any opinions on the Panasonic ST30's? I'm basically committed to it at this point, but wanted to know if anyone has this year's ST-series.

    Thanks!
     
  14. Jun 1, 2011 #94 of 148
    Jason Whiddon

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    Its a very good set for the price, good color out of the box,. If you get it calibrated, it'll look even better.
     
  15. Jun 1, 2011 #95 of 148
    Steve

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    Lot's of good Panny ST30 info available here.
     
  16. Jul 31, 2011 #96 of 148
    palmgrower

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    Samsung PN59D8000FF works well in my rooms with medium to high light levels
     
  17. Aug 1, 2011 #97 of 148
    FarmerBob

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    So was DLP. But now Mitsubishi has stopped making LCD and for big ass (73" - 93"+) LaserVue units. That are just amazing. I first bought a 50" Samsung and after three + years it has the most incredible picture. And any crap you show on it looks gorgeous.

    I have a 73" in storage waiting for the remodel of the area it's going into to be completed. Then a couple of the really big ones will have to go somewhere. I'll build place.

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    When you go to see 3D movies or even 2D's, they're projecting them these days using Tri-Chip DLP projectors. The best picture on the planet.
     
  18. Aug 5, 2011 #98 of 148
    Dr_J

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    I've had a LG Infinia 60PZ950 60-Inch plasma TV for a couple of months now. The picture is absolutely stunning, and in 3D, it's like looking out a window into the world. The DirecTV tech who came out to do my dish realignment was shocked that it was a plasma. He thought it had to have been an LED. Plasma must not have had a very good picture quality in its early days to have this apparent stigma attached to it.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2011 #99 of 148
    Hutchinshouse

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    Plasma is still king this year:
    http://reviews.cnet.com/2795-6482_7-688.html?tag=featuredStory

    However, my long awaited LG Nano is still in the wings. :D

    On a side note, I saw the Sony LCD-LED flagship, the XBR-HX929 series at Best Buy. Wow, talk about black levels. Even CNET said the 929 has the best black levels of 2011.
     
  20. Aug 5, 2011 #100 of 148
    dettxw

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    Dang but that David Katzmaier is a smart guy! :D
     

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