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  • Sava
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    Originally posted by Imran Siddiqui
    Um... maybe not that easy to find a really good one. Now that Samsung is saying its stopping making Plasmas and Panasonic stopped last year, the prices are shooting up (due to plasma being a superior picture to LCD).
    I looked at the time I wrote that post. Prices were the same.

    Unless you have evidence to the contrary (which you don't)...

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  • Dinner
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    Just buy a new one. They're cheap now.

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  • Imran Siddiqui
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    Originally posted by Sava
    But if not, replacing it with a new one won't cost as much as it did 8 years ago. Last year, I found a nice 50'' Panasonic plasma for around $650-700. 1080p, Netlix and stuff built in...
    Um... maybe not that easy to find a really good one. Now that Samsung is saying its stopping making Plasmas and Panasonic stopped last year, the prices are shooting up (due to plasma being a superior picture to LCD).

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  • Sava
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    I've read that plasmas don't like vibrations. RV owners apparently don't have success with them.

    What brand/model?

    If it wasn't a plasma, I'd say you had a backlight burn out. The "pop" may have been a fuse or something. It could also be something more important.

    Plasmas, from what I've read, are expensive to repair.

    Hopefully, it's a simple fix. But if not, replacing it with a new one won't cost as much as it did 8 years ago. Last year, I found a nice 50'' Panasonic plasma for around $650-700. 1080p, Netlix and stuff built in...

    I'm seeing some as low as $500. (1080p)

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  • Donegeal
    started a topic Old Plasma TV problem

    Old Plasma TV problem

    TV is about 8 years old. My wife was watching it when some fireworks went off a little down the block (I don't think this is related to the problem, but I mention it just in case) and there was a little 'pop' from the back of the TV and now about the middle half of the screen is black. The edges slowly creep into picture (about a 1/3 of the screen from the left side but only about an inch on the right side) and what does come in is much dimmer than before. Sound works fine. Any ideas?
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