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Old 09-08-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
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Default I have serious buyer's remorse. Someone tell me it was a good deal and it'll be awesome once

<center><img src="http://www.dtvcity.com/agraphics/plasma/panasonic_9uk_001.jpg"></center><p>installed. I've never spent this much on a TV before, but I expect to keep it for many years to come.

It's the Panasonic TH-50PH9UK 50" Plasma TV.

Specifications
PLASMA TELEVISION
Screen Size 50" diagonal
Screen Aspect 16:9
Displayable Colors 28.99 Billion
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Pixel Pitch 0.810 x 0.810 mm
hSync 15 - 110 kHz
vSync 48 - 120 Hz
Video Standard NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Data Signals VGA, SVGA, XGA, Compressed SXGA, UXGA
TV Scan Lines 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
Picture-In-Picture? Yes, Video &amp; PC
INPUT TERMINALS
Composite Video 1 (BNC)
S-Video 1 (4-pin mini DIN)
Component Video 1 (BNC x 3)
VGA RGB Signal 1 (15-pin mini d-Sub)
Stereo Audio In 3 (RCA L/R)
PC Audio In 1 (mini stereo plug)
Serial Control (RS232C) 1 (9-pin mini d-Sub)
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED
Speakers Optional Speakers Available
Mounting Options Mounting Options Available
Also Included:
Remote control unit w/ batteries
Fixing band x 2
AC power cord
Operating instruction book
GENERAL
Power Supply 100-120V @ 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 460 Watts
Dimensions 47.6" x 28.5" x 3.7"
Dimensions w/ Stand 47.6" x 30.8" x 12.9"
Weight 81.60
FCC Class FCC Class B, Home Use


I also bought a peerless tilt wall mount and I'm having it professinoal installed.

As for surround sound, I'm looking at an Onkyo or a Klipsch. Suggestions?
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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Default I considered that tv? Why did you select that?

Where did you get it and what price?

No need to have buyers remorse, just enjoy it. You only live once.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
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Default Its not bad and will look sweet when setup, I guess it depends on how much you spent.*edit*

you could have had this for around the same price. its not a plasma, but it looks better and has more functions. For your sound, find a local Home theater store and ask what they would recommend in your price range. Klipsch isnt that great, you can definitly find better for the price. Onkyo makes quality receivers, integra receivers is the high end version made by onkyo.<ul><li><a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7699092&amp;st=1080p+TV&amp;lp=5 &amp;type=product&amp;cp=1&amp;id=1138084694149">b est buy</a></li></ul>
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:04 AM   #4
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Default The latest and greatest Panasonic that just came out. In my opinion very similar with

the Pioneers, but you won't pay an arm and a leg for it. The closest Pioneer to it is the new 1080P, but that will cost you 10,000.
I bought it from DTV city. Ask for Jason. Very friendly, extremely knowledgable, and made me very comfortable in spending that amount of money for a TV.

Plus they're an authorized/certified Panasonic dealer.

If you just go around their internet site, how they packcage stuff, how they insure everything, and the info they give customers, you know they're doing something right.

I hope that helps<ul><li><a href="http://www.dtvcity.com/panasonic-plasma/panasonic-th50ph9uk.php">http://www.dtvcity.com/panasonic-plasma/panasonic-th50ph9uk.php</a</li></ul>
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:22 AM   #5
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Default Why do people buy commercial monitors for home use?

Just curious on why a lot of people tend to buy commercial monitors (no speakers, no tuners) for home use. Are they significantly cheaper? I can see not needing the tuner if you have cable or satellite but I would think that not many people want to turn on the HT system just to watch the evening news.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #6
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Default It's cheaper and on my plasma the speakers are always turned off. All sound is played through the HT

setup. Remotes with macros are awesome.
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Default to me once I buy the HDMI blades, it is only a couple hundo cheaper than the pioneer 5070.

I like the finish of the pio much better.
You will not regret the purchase.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:21 PM   #8
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Default Hey Trader Guy: What are HDMI blades, do I need one, where can I get them?

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Old 09-08-2006, 12:43 PM   #9
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Default I used to think the same thing...

And it's been almost a year...the speakers for my Pioneer have never been removed from the box, and now I'm using a cable box, so the tuner is of no use to me either.

If I ever relocate it somewhere where I have no desire to have other crap, it's nice to know I'll have the flexibility to set this TV up as needed, but for the time being, I have no issues using the HT equipment for sound. As Cadiburns said...I just hit "watch TV" on my universal remote, and it turns on/off the appropriate equipment.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:45 PM   #10
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Default The money is gone...forget about it.

I had buyers remorse too...but it was more about the fact that I spent that much money on a damn TV. Once I got over that, I was able to enjoy it. If you're going to continue to dwell over money already spent...you'll never enjoy it.

So it's really up to you, but yes, you can enjoy it if you allow yourself. Panasonic makes some of the nicest plasmas out there.
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