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svishal2001 03-16-2009 07:30 PM

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

Price Comparison on pricegrabber [pricegrabber.com]


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

neoison 03-16-2009 07:41 PM

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.

monkeywarplane 03-16-2009 08:54 PM

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

Gordante 03-17-2009 07:43 AM

Damn, these prices for flatscreens are getting ridiculously cheap.

BBFF 03-17-2009 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordante (Post 18011895)
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.

tripp 03-17-2009 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neoison (Post 18002223)
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

flee 03-17-2009 08:30 AM

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.

gomba13 03-17-2009 08:43 AM

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.

redeyedog 03-17-2009 08:56 AM

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!

VL1 03-17-2009 09:24 AM

Question
 
"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:

smadog 03-17-2009 09:25 AM

$791.64 after Gold Box Trick and applying for amazon store card. Thanks OP.

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 03-17-2009 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tripp (Post 18013203)
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.

herrBender 03-17-2009 10:01 AM

in 4 one
 
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

svishal2001 03-17-2009 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herrBender (Post 18015869)
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

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?

redeyedog 03-17-2009 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TakeMeOrLeaveMe (Post 18014849)
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.

ShIzNiTs 03-17-2009 10:14 AM

My brother has the A400 and I have this A450.

The A400 has a different look to it, for example the big circle power button on the bottom.
The A400 does have pretty bad IR problems even after being broken in. It always goes away though.

I got the A450 back in October for $635 OTD at BB in that famous/infamous deal. Its a phenomenal TV set though. I've compared it to many and as far as its image quality, color, contrast, etc. I have yet to see anything that was a clear cut better picture. I sit about 8 feet away and the HD looks phenomenal. This is a realy good price IMHO.

riseboi 03-17-2009 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShIzNiTs (Post 18016247)
I got the A450 back in October for $635 OTD at BB in that famous/infamous deal. Its a phenomenal TV set though. I've compared it to many and as far as its image quality, color, contrast, etc. I have yet to see anything that was a clear cut better picture. I sit about 8 feet away and the HD looks phenomenal. This is a realy good price IMHO.

I got in on that deal too. Great TV! The speakers on it aren't very good, but if you already have a HT, you're all set.

plankalkul 03-17-2009 10:21 AM

I got one in the BB deal too ... but kept the HT

Just ordered this one for Dear Old Dad... Thanks OP!

ThumperSD 03-17-2009 11:07 AM

If only it was 1080 resolution

M0T49 03-17-2009 11:14 AM

Sweet deal, finally!

Pulled trigger, this works! Repped.

Jacobree 03-17-2009 11:23 AM

I saw it at $864.88 too a few days ago.

Good deal.

thilehoffer 03-17-2009 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinyboi619 (Post 18017635)
If only it was 1080 resolution

You probably won't notice the difference unless you sit very close to the TV.

Bigredhunk 03-17-2009 12:31 PM

I had the Panny plasma which was popular in '06 (42"screen) from Costco. Now I have the newer version of that tv. It cost me $1,600 in Dec '06. It cost me $670 last month.

I can't imagine having burn-in unless you make a big mistake. I just broke it in for 100 hours (both of them) by leaving the set on HDNet Movies with very dim settings. Obviously I've not had the newer set for long, but no problems. The other set was over 2 years old, no problems. I watched stations with logos (they almost all have them) all the time. Never left it paused on one image for 3 days or anything. "Normal" wear & tear though....no problems.

bob13bob 03-17-2009 04:57 PM

Quote:

In my opinion the plasma has deeper richer colors than the LCD.
Thats actually fact, look at the contrast ratios as one example. Top end lcd have dynamice contrast 15k, plasmas have dyn contrast 1 million.

if you want to in depth info on this check out it's dedicated thread in the avsforums. I have a viera plasma and never have any problems with IR. I don't play that many games though.

ADD2SD 03-17-2009 06:07 PM

I bought this tv back when BB sold it as a combo deal, it's a great tv. You wont regret this purchase.

Martel 03-17-2009 07:35 PM

Up to 1200 now :/

m3th0d 03-17-2009 07:44 PM

damn you slickdeals, damn you!!!!1111

latoilette 03-18-2009 07:09 AM

I also pulled trigger on this TV.
I actually own a A400, and it's a great TV. So I decided to buy my parents one too.
The quality of A400 is amazing and I expect the same from A450.

I've bought 5 HDTVs so far in two years, thanks to my high paying job.
I love this economy.... I find deals everywhere.

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 03-18-2009 11:21 AM

.. gloating is such an attractive trait.

unless you're being facetious, then nevermind.

Rockpick 03-18-2009 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martel (Post 18032117)
Up to 1200 now :/

$960 today...

the camelcamelcamel graph is starting to look like a heartbeat monitor. :) If I did't get hit with a $55 tax, I'd probably pull the trigger... I hate myself for not getting the $799 Fry's deal with free shipping... *sighs*.

slamdunkjamdi 03-19-2009 12:53 AM

I pulled the trigger on this deal and now I am hoping it goes lower in the next couple weeks

greedy *****

latoilette 03-19-2009 06:03 AM

it probably won't go any lower.. until the next model comes out.. the PN50b450..i wonder what the difference would be.

I love amazon.

latoilette 03-21-2009 10:46 AM

did you guys get these already? Mine was supposed to arrive on Monday, but now it's changed to Wednesday.

svishal2001 03-21-2009 08:20 PM

I'm getting mine on monday, though it was to be delivered on tuesday.

smadog 03-21-2009 08:58 PM

I'm scheduled for Tuesday night.

m3th0d 03-21-2009 10:09 PM

Can you deny the white glove delivery? I like to set things up myself.

smadog 03-22-2009 12:02 AM

I don't see why not. I am just going to have them put it on my entertainment center.

Rockpick 03-22-2009 08:33 AM

Listening to all of you guys with your new TVs.... uhhh... this is making me want to pull the trigger (@newegg to avoid sales tax).

smadog 03-24-2009 03:09 PM

TV looks fantastic! Using these settings right now (Copied from AVS thread) with exception of contrast down to 50 for break in period.

Picture Settings

Mode: Movie
Cell Light: 10
Contrast: 70
Brightness: 48
Sharpness: (Whatever you think looks best) Mine's at 20
Color: 46
Tint: G51 R49

Detailed Settings

Black Adjust: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Gamma: 0

Color Space:
Color Space: Custom
Red: Red 50, Green 0, Blue 7
Green: Red 0, Green 50, Blue 7
Blue: Red 0, Green 0, Blue 44
Yellow: Red 49, Green 47, Blue 12
Cyan: Red 0, Green 57, Blue 52
Magenta: Red 60, Green 0, Blue 55

White Balance:
R-Offset: 20
G-Offset: 25
B-Offset: 20
R-Gain: 29
G-Gain: 25
B-Gain: 48

Flesh Tone: 0
Edge Enhancement: Off

Picture Options

Color Tone: Warm2
Size: 16:9
Digital NR: Off
DNIe: Greyed out
HDMI Black Level: Greyed out (normal with PS3 on and option available)
Film Mode: Greyed out
Blue Only Mode: Off (obviously, all blue would look terrible)

latoilette 03-25-2009 08:45 AM

nice. love this tv. I love my a400, but a450 is same. can't tell difference at all.

Rockpick 03-25-2009 08:44 PM

How's the glare? Do you guys have any windows on opposite walls? I'm a tad concerned about this...


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