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Panasonic 77U/700U Burn In

by dcbowyer23 / June 14, 2007 10:50 PM PDT

I have been looking at TVs for probably 6 months now trying to determine which one I want to get and after a lot of consideration I have decided that it seems like the best one for my budget, viewing location, etc the 50" 77U from Panny is the best option.

I have two questions that maybe someone could help me out with.

1. Has anyone seen these displayed at a common retailer such as BB/CC/Tweeter/etc?? If you are in the DC area a specific location would be helpful if you have seen one of these. I would like to get a glimpse at it before spending the $2k.

2. I just read a review on the 42" 700U and CNET said they were disappointed with the burn-in technology on this model. I assume the 77U and 700U have the same technology in terms of burn-in and I was wondering if anyone had any information to add - whether they have already purchased one of these and have noticed burn-in or the burn-in is not an issue.

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by Riverledge / June 15, 2007 1:06 PM PDT

THE TH-xxPX77U series is 1080i, while the TH-xxPZ700U is 1080p. Could this be the issue???


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Side by side
by kcfvegas / June 15, 2007 1:38 PM PDT

I saw both models in the 50" versions at both CC and Sears. With the signal that they were running through them, I didn't see much difference in the picture quality. The 700 looked a little nicer, but if they weren't next to each other, I don't think you would miss the difference at all. With a Blue Ray or HD DVD I don't know how much difference there would be, but I imagine it would be about the same. As far as burn in goes I can't comment on the Panasonics, but I do know the Samsung 5054 and the Pioneer 5070 and the new 5080 have very good anti-burn in technology built into them.

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Panny burn-in/viewing
by dcbowyer23 / June 18, 2007 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Side by side

Vegas - are you located in the DC area?? I went to all of the Sears I know of in the vicinity and I never saw the 77U Panny, only the 75U. There is only minimal difference because of the anti-glare coating on the 77U, but still there is a difference. As for the burn-in I was looking at the Samsungs and I was considering one of those, but visually I think I like the Panny better

River - I think the 720p/1080p might be the reasoning behind the burn-in on the 42" 700U but wasnt sure if anyone knew for sure.

Anyone have anything else to add??

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