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Good Deal On New Lg 50In Tv

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By the way, the latest Thaivisa software update is a real gem if it comes to replying to a post. NOT?

That gets my +1 vote. It's a total pain.

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Most of the big companies are still making them. They'll be around for a long while yet.

Many companies have stopped making them. Just a few remain and, above all, nearly all the factories that make the actual panels have shut down. As far as I know only two remain.

So production is destined to decrease and then end. Don't get me wrong; I prefer the picture on plasma versus LCD/LED also, but that wont halt the decline. Luckily OLED is coming along to replace them all. My next TV will be a big OLED, no doubt about it.

Samsung is a big player in TV's. They are still making low budget, big plasma TV's. I bought one recently over in the Philippines. It's upsetting how much more they cost over there than here.

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Most of the big companies are still making them. They'll be around for a long while yet.

Many companies have stopped making them. Just a few remain and, above all, nearly all the factories that make the actual panels have shut down. As far as I know only two remain.

So production is destined to decrease and then end. Don't get me wrong; I prefer the picture on plasma versus LCD/LED also, but that wont halt the decline. Luckily OLED is coming along to replace them all. My next TV will be a big OLED, no doubt about it.

Samsung is a big player in TV's. They are still making low budget, big plasma TV's. I bought one recently over in the Philippines. It's upsetting how much more they cost over there than here.

Flat panels are also more expensive in Europe compared to here.

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Many companies have stopped making them. Just a few remain and, above all, nearly all the factories that make the actual panels have shut down. As far as I know only two remain.

Stop making them isn't the same as stop selling them isn't it.

So far only 2 companies have stopped selling plasma and that is Sony, who actually never produced plasma's as they ordered them from Samsung, and Pioneer.

The latter one has never focused very much on flat panels, however their plasma is really the top of the range in quality as well as price.

Strange enough you can still buy new pioneer plama however they stopped a few years ago.

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Most of the big companies are still making them. They'll be around for a long while yet.

Many companies have stopped making them. Just a few remain and, above all, nearly all the factories that make the actual panels have shut down. As far as I know only two remain.

So production is destined to decrease and then end. Don't get me wrong; I prefer the picture on plasma versus LCD/LED also, but that wont halt the decline. Luckily OLED is coming along to replace them all. My next TV will be a big OLED, no doubt about it.

Samsung is a big player in TV's. They are still making low budget, big plasma TV's. I bought one recently over in the Philippines. It's upsetting how much more they cost over there than here.

Flat panels are also more expensive in Europe compared to here.

The Indians also buy a lot of TV's here, seen them in Pattaya and in the airport dragging big boxes around, mostly in the 40-46" sizes.

I read somewhere that the savings on a TV bought here can pay the airfare India/Thailand return, so not all electronics are expensive here.

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Above 42" anything below 1080p is out of question, and Plasma TV with this resolution were unavailable until most recently. Yeah Sophon still is ancient NTSC, but I can suck lots of HDTV from the internet.

Seems the differences in energy consumption are greater than stated above, and there is also the weight issue of Plasma TV if it's considered to put it on a wall. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387377,00.asp

Do you even know what you’re talking about?

There is no such thing as NTSC in Thailand, maybe where you’re from, but it’s a substandard… Look up PAL and you might get a clue…

Additionally if you’re talking about cable TV in general, you can’t beat a plasma for clarity compared to an LCD, LED, OLED... display, whether it be Sophon or any other cable TV source.

I’ve had my Panasonic 42” plasma for about-5 years, (is that considered most recently?) and it’s a 1080p display.

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LED backlit are widely available in Pattaya and have been for a while: Lotus, Big C Extra, PowerBuy, Numchai, etc. Pretty well everywhere except Makro which only has a very limited selection.

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LED backlit are widely available in Pattaya and have been for a while: Lotus, Big C Extra, PowerBuy, Numchai, etc. Pretty well everywhere except Makro which only has a very limited selection.

LG 55" 55LM9600 This is the CHEAPEST backlit Led from LG available in Thailand at 139.900 Baht. I have never seen any of these around at any Big C or Tesco. Maybe Numchai but not sure.

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The only way this TV is a good deal is if <snip> you will always watch in a dark room.

Huh?

I'm slowly being convinced to get one of these.

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The only way this TV is a good deal is if <snip> you will always watch in a dark room.

Huh?

I'm slowly being convinced to get one of these.

Lucky for me because my rooms are always quite dark... it will save me spending 100k on a TV.laugh.png

Seriously though, why would anyone want to pay more than max 25 - 30k on a TV when technology is advancing so rapidly and prices are coming down so quickly?

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Seriously though, why would anyone want to pay more than max 25 - 30k on a TV when technology is advancing so rapidly and prices are coming down so quickly?

Mine cost 60K+ about a year ago. The price of any equivalent model hasnt dropped much since then. Maybe 10% at most. There are no new features on newer models that are worth having.

I'm not aware that the technology has changed at all for the last few years, apart from the introduction of OLED which isn't at all common yet. Oh, and 3-D which I detest totally.

My next TV will be an OLED and I dont care if it costs me a small fortune. But I wont buy it until my current LED breaks down with no economical hope of repair. As it has 4 more years of warranty left I'm not too bothered.

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Seriously though, why would anyone want to pay more than max 25 - 30k on a TV when technology is advancing so rapidly and prices are coming down so quickly?

Mine cost 60K+ about a year ago. The price of any equivalent model hasnt dropped much since then. Maybe 10% at most. There are no new features on newer models that are worth having.

I'm not aware that the technology has changed at all for the last few years, apart from the introduction of OLED which isn't at all common yet. Oh, and 3-D which I detest totally.

My next TV will be an OLED and I dont care if it costs me a small fortune. But I wont buy it until my current LED breaks down with no economical hope of repair. As it has 4 more years of warranty left I'm not too bothered.

That's +60.000 Baht must have been well spend I guess.

My latest purchase of a 50" Full Hd Plasma with 3D and network function abd wifi ready was 27.500 Baht. Plays everything straight from my computer over the network.

By the way, which brand gives 5 years warranty on their panels ?

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Seriously though, why would anyone want to pay more than max 25 - 30k on a TV when technology is advancing so rapidly and prices are coming down so quickly?

Mine cost 60K+ about a year ago. The price of any equivalent model hasnt dropped much since then. Maybe 10% at most. There are no new features on newer models that are worth having.

I'm not aware that the technology has changed at all for the last few years, apart from the introduction of OLED which isn't at all common yet. Oh, and 3-D which I detest totally.

My next TV will be an OLED and I dont care if it costs me a small fortune. But I wont buy it until my current LED breaks down with no economical hope of repair. As it has 4 more years of warranty left I'm not too bothered.

My latest purchase of a 50" Full Hd Plasma with 3D and network function abd wifi ready was 27.500 Baht. Plays everything straight from my computer over the network.

That's the point. A 1080p 3D 50" plasma for 27500 is a way better deal than a 720p for 16500.

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My latest purchase of a 50" Full Hd Plasma with 3D and network function abd wifi ready was 27.500 Baht. Plays everything straight from my computer over the network.

By the way, which brand gives 5 years warranty on their panels ?

My screen is 10% bigger which adds a bit to the cost, of course. My main reasons for choosing LED over Plasma were the lesser heat generation and ability to transport it flat and generally throw it around (I expect to move within the life of the screen, maybe more than once). The greater brand/model choice also came into the equation.

My warranty is from the vendor and covers everything. I got it as part of the discount.

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