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DEAD: Samsung 50" Plasma HDTV PN50A450 720P $821.64 using Gold box + Free Ship at Amazon

svishal2001 20 March 16, 2009 at 07:30 PM in Plasma TVs (4)
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DEAD : Price bumped up to $ 1199, which is quite silly.

Have been on the fence for a 50 inch plasma for a long time. Finally pulled the trigger when I saw the price drop at amazon to $864.88. Ordered at this price and then canceled and did the gold box trick on another account and got it for $821.64.

Amazon [amazon.com]'s prices are dynamic, so hurry.

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Gold Box trick:

if lookz kill's method:

* Sign up for a new Amazon account (This will not conflict with your existing account)
* Search for the PN50A450
* Scroll down to the area that says Customers who bought this also bought
* Click on Samsung 3 year warranty
* After you've clicked on the item, scroll to Rate This Item to Improve Your Recommendations section. Give this item a rating of 5 stars and click the box that says I own it.
* At the top of the page, next to your name click We have recommendations for you then click on see all recommendations
* Check not interested on all the HDTV's except the this one
* Then click on the Gold Box at the top of the page and the TV should be $821 and change
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#2
Great price but hopefully it doesnt have the same panel as a Samsung PN50A400 50" Plasma. I bought one and it gets burn-in real bad. I only paid 720.00 at Best Buy.
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Whoa, I just had this cancelled at Sears, which charged both shipping and tax -- Amazon has a higher price, but with free shipping and no tax is about $80 cheaper. SD for me
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#4
Damn, these prices for flatscreens are getting ridiculously cheap.
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Quote from Gordante View Post :
Damn, these prices for flatscreens are getting ridiculously cheap.
Keep in mind this is a PLASMA. In general they're cheaper than LCDs. Most people are worried about burn-in, which is a problem for PLASMA TVs. They don't recommend it for video games or static images like "CNN" logo.

In my opinion the plasma has deeper richer colors than the LCD.
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Quote from neoison View Post :
Great price but hopefully it doesnt have the same panel as a Samsung PN50A400 50" Plasma. I bought one and it gets burn-in real bad. I only paid 720.00 at Best Buy.
let it break in: http://boards.ign.com/dvd_home_th...331/p1/?20

sounds like you have Image retention
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#7
Paid $863 a couple months ago at amazon. Applied for their credit card got an instant $50 off as well as another $50 worth of points.
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#8
I've had this tv since Nov '07. I paid $1425 for mine back then. Just do the burn in stuff and you will be fine. Also, fine tune your color and brightness settings. Images that ghost like the logos on CNN normaly go away between comercial breaks.
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#9
Anyone know if the Gold Box trick will work if you use the same credit card?? I was going to pull the trigger on the Sears deal but OOS in two states where I might have purchased it.

Thanks OP!! Repped!
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#10
"Burn in??"
What is "burn in???"
>>>>"Great price but hopefully it doesnt have the same panel as a Samsung PN50A400 50" Plasma. I bought one and it gets burn-in real bad. I only paid 720.00 at Best Buy".<<<<
Also I won't be doing any gaming-just movies (satellite & high def dvd player) and sports. What say you SD'ers?
(Don't know much about this stuff but have been waiting a long time to pull the trigger on a Samsung plasma...)
Thank you in advance.Confused
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#11
$791.64 after Gold Box Trick and applying for amazon store card. Thanks OP.
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Quote from tripp View Post :
sounds like you have Image retention
people tend to use the term "burn in" for both the temporary (image retention) and the permanent kind, which rarely happens these days. Not saying it's accurate or right, but there it is. Then if you view the plasma using close to the out-of-the-box "torch mode" settings, you pretty much double your experience with image retention.


Very good deal, btw, assuming you can get the 'gold box trick' to work for you.
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#13
thanx OP.

My old Samsung DLP just kicked it last month. Parents got the Black Friday PN50A400.



Samsung PN50A450 Offical Owners Thread on avsforum.com
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/sh...?t=1019776

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RYAXIN on avsforum.com (pg60)
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Welcome to AVS.

Try these settings, originally posted by tsanga who calibrated this model.
I am certain you will both be pleased.



Mode: Movie
Cell: 10
Contrast: 55
Brightness: 53
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: G50/R50

Detailed:
Black Adjust: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: 0
Color Space: Custom
Red: R50 G6 B2
Green: R0 G49 B9
Blue: R4 G0 B36
Yellow: R47 G51 B14
Cyan: R3 G51 B48
Magenta: R48 G5 B40
W/B (from Warm2 color temp):
R-Offset: 26
G-Offset: 25
B-Offset: 26
R-Gain: 29
G-Gain: 25
B-Gain: 18
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Quote from herrBender View Post :
thanx OP.

My old Samsung DLP just kicked it last month. Parents got the Black Friday PN50A400.



Samsung PN50A450 Offical Owners Thread on avsforum.com
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/sh...?t=1019776

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RYAXIN on avsforum.com (pg60)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Welcome to AVS.

Try these settings, originally posted by tsanga who calibrated this model.
I am certain you will both be pleased.



Mode: Movie
Cell: 10
Contrast: 55
Brightness: 53
Sharpness: 0
Color: 50
Tint: G50/R50

Detailed:
Black Adjust: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: 0
Color Space: Custom
Red: R50 G6 B2
Green: R0 G49 B9
Blue: R4 G0 B36
Yellow: R47 G51 B14
Cyan: R3 G51 B48
Magenta: R48 G5 B40
W/B (from Warm2 color temp):
R-Offset: 26
G-Offset: 25
B-Offset: 26
R-Gain: 29
G-Gain: 25
B-Gain: 18
Glad to be of help. Tks for the setting. Cant wait to try them on the TV. Any ideas from anyone for the need for a surge protector and which one is good?
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Quote from TakeMeOrLeaveMe View Post :
Very good deal, btw, assuming you can get the 'gold box trick' to work for you.
I just got the Gold Box trick to work for me for the $821.64 delivered price. Passed on the store card, not my thing. Used the same CC as my old account and followed the steps the OP listed and everything went smooth all the way to the order confirmation email to my inbox.

Delivery would have been this Monday, but not a good day for me. Selected a later delivery, at no extra charge, where I knew I would be available to sign for it..

Consumer Reports rated this model at the top of the 720P plasmas rated in the Mar 09 issue. Only thing rated higher were the 1080P units.

Personally, after having read a lot of material about HDTV quality comparisons, I think this TV represents the best quality at this price point, all things considered.
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