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krayziejoe 11-15-2009 08:59 AM

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Folks, I am in the market for a new plasma. Wondering which one to go for, the TCP50X1 or the Samsung 50 inch plasma with FREE Home theater system. Both are tempting deals....however unable to make up my mind :)

Panasonic 50 inch plasma(TCP50X1): http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A2612466

Samsung 50 inch plasma(PN50BHTZ320):http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A3256426

Your insight will be highly appreciated as I am a little confused on which one to go for.

Thanks!!

krayziejoe 11-15-2009 09:04 AM

The Samsung is 1080p, the Panny is 720p

montrose 11-15-2009 09:05 AM

samsung plasma is 1080!!!
vs panasonic 720
I ordered yesterday Panasonic and i think about cancel and take samsung....
Sound system looks average - but if is Free - always good

krayziejoe 11-15-2009 09:16 AM

Isn't this a great price for the Samsung? Am I missing something?

sunseeker 11-15-2009 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krayziejoe (Post 24650319)
Isn't this a great price for the Samsung? Am I missing something?

Yes, it's a great price! Great TV, beautiful picture.

JJC1823 11-15-2009 09:32 AM

is the Samsung 50 inch Plasma a good tv ?

45root 11-15-2009 09:33 AM

Although it makes no difference to me between 1080p, I would definitely purchased the samsung with home theater system for only $100 more. That's a great deal.

jplayland 11-15-2009 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spazbyte (Post 24650041)
OK, I pullled the trigger on the Panasonic. I signed up for the DPA, but their system is updating so it wouldn't let me log in, urggg... I called them and explained that I wanted to order on line for the, to get the BCB, which would have been around 32xx dollars. Since I couldn't log in, the CSR gave me a $75 gift card, so I doubled my CB and can use it to buy the cables. So out the door, because of tax, was $831.36. So before tax, it came out:

TV - $669.00
3 yr warranty - 99.00
Total $768.00
Gift Card - 75.00
Out the door, before tax, $693.00

Nooooooooooooooooooooo, don't buy the cables at a retail store. Not slick at all. Look for them at monoprice or similar.

dealguru108 11-15-2009 09:38 AM

can we use DELL EPP and Dell Bing Cashback together?

Nate650 11-15-2009 09:39 AM

I'm having a hard time believing the Samsung bundle isn't a price mistake. The home theater system is worth a couple hundred alone, and we're talking about a 1080p set here.

jplayland 11-15-2009 09:42 AM

What is the Samsung model number? They have some weird composite in the manufacturer part no.

Nevermind, I'm blind.

pn50b530

Chet Desmond 11-15-2009 09:43 AM

That seems like a REALLY good price for a 50" 1080p, let alone one that comes with a sound system (albiet a cheap one).... Great buy OP.

josephkata 11-15-2009 09:43 AM

Man, and the home theater system is like 200 bucks other places. I wished Dell didn't charge me tax :-( Thank you for showing us this awesome deal though, OP!

Thedictator 11-15-2009 09:52 AM

wow u can sell the systems on ebay for 175 brand new making the tv around 600?

dealguru108 11-15-2009 09:52 AM

tax is the only buzz kill here wish bing doubles CB soon that way I dont feel like im paying tax. I think it is a good deal OP.

enneutral 11-15-2009 09:55 AM

does dell epp work with this?

rvmehta 11-15-2009 10:02 AM

can anyone provide step by step instructions for BCB?

ncguy77 11-15-2009 10:07 AM

average selling price of HT-Z320 system on Ebay is about $150+

anda 11-15-2009 10:08 AM

An amazing deal for sure. Total is 790 with tax, hopefully I can unload the speakers for 140 locally and make it $650 out of pocket for a 1080p Samsung Plasma. I don't think anything on Black Friday is going to touch this deal (especially considering the convenience).

msam137 11-15-2009 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rvmehta (Post 24651187)
can anyone provide step by step instructions for BCB?

Verified EPP worked TV and Home Theater 797 with Tax I think still a good deal. Ordered the Samsung Plasma. Waiting to see if BCB works.

BCB works
1. Navigate to bing.com
2. Choose Shopping
3. Search dell
4. On the right it was a sponsor site with dell.com advertised with bing logo
Additional Steps to get EPP
5. Choose Credit to make purchase offered to sign up for EPP for 3% discount
6. Choose already had EPP account verified settings dropped price.

Thanks OP hopefully they do not cancel.

anda 11-15-2009 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msam137 (Post 24651335)
Verified EPP worked TV and Home Theater 797 with Tax I think still a good deal. Ordered the Samsung Plasma. Waiting to see if BCB works.

BCB works
1. Navigate to bing.com
2. Choose Shopping
3. Search dell
4. On the right it was a sponsor site with dell.com advertised with bing logo
Additional Steps to get EPP
5. Choose Credit to make purchase offered to sign up for EPP for 3% discount
6. Choose already had EPP account verified settings dropped price.

Thanks OP hopefully they do not cancel.

Did the purchase show up in BCB for you yet? How long does it usually take for Dell purchases to show up?

04orgzx6r 11-15-2009 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anda (Post 24651291)
An amazing deal for sure. Total is 790 with tax, hopefully I can unload the speakers for 140 locally and make it $650 out of pocket for a 1080p Samsung Plasma. I don't think anything on Black Friday is going to touch this deal (especially considering the convenience).

Where do you live my tax brings it up to 830?:mad:
Still a great deal though:nod:

Thedictator 11-15-2009 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ncguy77 (Post 24651285)
average selling price of HT-Z320 system on Ebay is about $150+

Check again.

Make sure its for a new system.

175 includes shipping fees in there. or 150 plus 25 shipping

gicentral 11-15-2009 10:12 AM

killer deal....dont have money though....repped

jplayland 11-15-2009 10:12 AM

I was looking to get a Panasonic, but couldn't pass up this deal. In for 1.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04orgzx6r (Post 24651371)
Where do you live my tax brings it up to 830?:mad:
Still a great deal though:nod:

I think he means 790 after $40 from bing.

anda 11-15-2009 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04orgzx6r (Post 24651371)
Where do you live my tax brings it up to 830?:mad:
Still a great deal though:nod:

I just noticed my total was 822 with 41 back from dell, which actually brings the price to 780!

dondeal80 11-15-2009 10:16 AM

The lowest I can find the 530 for is about $969! It would seem a lower model then the 540; 550. Last year? Or just the lowest model in the series? You should have definitely gone for this one then the Pansonic - even though I personally consider the Panasonic a better built HDTV - It's the 1080 versus 720 question. Depending upon what your room looks like that you are putting the TV in and how far you will be from the TV (viewing). You will not be disappionted in the Panasonic - I have one (42) and I keep comparing it to the 52 Sony in the other room. The colors on the Pansonnic are great. Most broadcasts come in 720 to 1080i. If you have a blu ray player though, that is another consideration.

I also echo the cable comment. Monster cables (store promote) are way overpriced!

I am very curious about the Dell deal, that is a very cheap price! Where's the catch?

blowerbike 11-15-2009 10:20 AM

hi,
i hate to make my first post a negative one but...
i went to dell to register and they say my address is invalid even though i receive sale flyers from them..ha ha
i called them and was told to call back tomorrow.
the Samsung deal seemed right up my alley.
well,
now i have time to reconsider...

gnueliafnak 11-15-2009 10:29 AM

Can anyone tell me how to get the EPP? I can get the Dell 5% but what about EPP?

*Edit: Found it!

ncguy77 11-15-2009 10:30 AM

Remember....

1) warranty through squaretrade.com and the % off deals via SD.
2) Use a credit card that doubles your warranty
3) Cables through monoprice.com

rvmehta 11-15-2009 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnueliafnak (Post 24651739)
Can anyone tell me how to get the EPP? I can get the Dell 5% but what about EPP?

*Edit: Found it!


how'd you do it? I see the 3% DPA stuff on my checkout page, but how do you do EPP?

Knighthawke 11-15-2009 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txp135 (Post 24648625)
This isn't the "confused" forum, this is the "Hot Deals" forum. You should delete this and repost in "Deal Talk".


Likewise this is not the a-hole forum......you may want to delete your post and repost it there,

pleasesaythe4th 11-15-2009 10:44 AM

might have to get this. thanks

gnueliafnak 11-15-2009 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rvmehta (Post 24651797)
how'd you do it? I see the 3% DPA stuff on my checkout page, but how do you do EPP?

When you go to checkout and select Credit as method of payment it shows it right there, can't miss it.

I ordered one with BCB and Dell EPP totaling $819.51 and change after taxes! Subtract 5% from BCB and

it totals only $778.53!

dondeal80 11-15-2009 10:45 AM

The more I think about this deal, the more I like it. I have it in my cart on Dell (Samsung deal) - but having problem getting them to do the 3% further discount (dell credit card). Again, (shoot myself) - anyone think of a catch on this deal? Having a hard time find reviews on the 530 - anyone?

Gregory 11-15-2009 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txp135 (Post 24648625)
This isn't the "confused" forum, this is the "Hot Deals" forum. You should delete this and repost in "Deal Talk".

Haha...you ragged on him and now he's front page. :P

THESTICK00 11-15-2009 10:46 AM

Is this better
 
okay. So I am sure some of you may of gotten in on the earlier deal on the 50 inch panny from panasonic.

http://www2.panasonic.com/consume...P50C1.T#ts

I got in on this initially and then they cnacelled my order. Friday I got an email out of nowhere that I should call to schedule delivery. Looks like they put the order back in. I scheduled for tuesday. I will be getting that tv for 624 shipped. Do you think that it is worth it to try and cancel and return the panny to try and get in on the samsung with home theater? The samsung is 1080 while panny is 720. The samsung also has the sound system and IS a SAMSUNG. Is all that worth the extra 150 bucks (not even including shipping/tax)?

gReekFiRe 11-15-2009 10:47 AM

530 vs. 550

Sound output ======> B530: 2x10W - B550: 2x15W
HDMI ============> B530: 2 rear/1 side - B550:3 rear/1 side
USB =============> B530: No - B550: 1 (rear)
Headphone ========> B530: No - B550: Yes
I/O Wireless 802.11==> B530: No - B550: Yes (with adapter)
Touch of color =====> B530: No - B550: Yes (grey)

IMO, these are pretty minor especially with "free" home theatre system

anda 11-15-2009 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dondeal80 (Post 24652061)
The more I think about this deal, the more I like it. I have it in my cart on Dell (Samsung deal) - but having problem getting them to do the 3% further discount (dell credit card). Again, (shoot myself) - anyone think of a catch on this deal? Having a hard time find reviews on the 530 - anyone?

The TV has the same panel as all the other 5 series Samsungs so look for those reviews and you'll have a pretty good idea of what it'll do. You'll miss out on some features like USB input and an extra HDMI port, but you have to decide for yourself if you're willing to pay an extra 20% or more for the next model up.

jplayland 11-15-2009 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THESTICK00 (Post 24652075)
okay. So I am sure some of you may of gotten in on the earlier deal on the 50 inch panny from panasonic.

http://www2.panasonic.com/consume...P50C1.T#ts

I got in on this initially and then they cnacelled my order. Friday I got an email out of nowhere that I should call to schedule delivery. Looks like they put the order back in. I scheduled for tuesday. I will be getting that tv for 624 shipped. Do you think that it is worth it to try and cancel and return the panny to try and get in on the samsung with home theater? The samsung is 1080 while panny is 720. The samsung also has the sound system and IS a SAMSUNG. Is all that worth the extra 150 bucks (not even including shipping/tax)?

I would cancel the Panasonic. The model you order isn't a great model. The samsung is a much better deal.

gicentral 11-15-2009 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THESTICK00 (Post 24652075)
okay. So I am sure some of you may of gotten in on the earlier deal on the 50 inch panny from panasonic.

http://www2.panasonic.com/consume...P50C1.T#ts

I got in on this initially and then they cnacelled my order. Friday I got an email out of nowhere that I should call to schedule delivery. Looks like they put the order back in. I scheduled for tuesday. I will be getting that tv for 624 shipped. Do you think that it is worth it to try and cancel and return the panny to try and get in on the samsung with home theater? The samsung is 1080 while panny is 720. The samsung also has the sound system and IS a SAMSUNG. Is all that worth the extra 150 bucks (not even including shipping/tax)?

Given the price/model....Go for SAMSUNG i'd say.....but i'm a learner on sd n tv's.....experts??

gnueliafnak 11-15-2009 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anda (Post 24652097)
The TV has the same panel as all the other 5 series Samsungs so look for those reviews and you'll have a pretty good idea of what it'll do. You'll miss out on some features like USB input and an extra HDMI port, but you have to decide for yourself if you're willing to pay an extra 20% or more for the next model up.

Correct. The 530 has no USB and 1 less HDMI port and it doesn't have Samsung's ToC (Touch of Color) which I think is just bs paying extra for that. Just look at reviews for the PN50B550 and you can decide on this.

Simulack 11-15-2009 10:50 AM

Purchased. I was going to wait until BF for a a 40" or 42" inch but this seems like a very good deal.

rvmehta 11-15-2009 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnueliafnak (Post 24652059)
When you go to checkout and select Credit as method of payment it shows it right there, can't miss it.

Also guys, DO NOT kill me for contacting Dell about this, I didn't want to have my order cancelled if it wasn't legit and a pricing mistake.

Dell told me this is a LEGIT PRICE. I spoke to the Electronics Rep on the Dell Chat and he said its correct. Also confirmed this is a NEW SYSTEM coming from the Dell Home section, no refurb crap.

I ordered one with BCB and Dell EPP totaling $819.51 and change after taxes! Subtract 5% from BCB and it totals only $778.53!

Okay. i have been trying to do this for 20 minutes! Why wouldn't my checkout page have anything about EPP? Again, I see the 3% for DPA but nothing for EPP. HELP!!

gicentral 11-15-2009 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gReekFiRe (Post 24652085)
530 vs. 550

Sound output ======> B530: 2x10W - B550: 2x15W
HDMI ============> B530: 2 rear/1 side - B550:3 rear/1 side
USB =============> B530: No - B550: 1 (rear)
Headphone ========> B530: No - B550: Yes
I/O Wireless 802.11==> B530: No - B550: Yes (with adapter)
Touch of color =====> B530: No - B550: Yes (grey)

IMO, these are pretty minor especially with "free" home theatre system

Thanks for this one....I was looking around.....I think some of these are covered 'coz of HT system

moe_4eva 11-15-2009 10:53 AM

My parents have been searching for a deal on an HDTV for about a year. This seems like a fantastic deal, but when I called them up, my dad told me that "50" is too big," and that he's really looking for a 46"/47" *smacks hand against head*. Oh well, thanks OP and repped.

Jawadali 11-15-2009 10:54 AM

Pulled the trigger on the Samsung deal. I've been looking for a ~50" HDTV with VGA PC-input for ~$800-900 out the door, and this seems to fit all of the requirements.

The Home Theater system is just a bonus, but I don't think I'll be hooking it up.

I went through Bing, but didn't see any sort of confirmation on the checkout page. I've never used Bing with Dell before, so we'll see what happens.

gnueliafnak 11-15-2009 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rvmehta (Post 24652173)
Okay. i have been trying to do this for 20 minutes! Why wouldn't my checkout page have anything about EPP? Again, I see the 3% for DPA but nothing for EPP. HELP!!

The DPA is the EPP, I was looking for it at least then I saw that and I guessed the OP and other posters got confused and said EPP instead of the DPA which is just a Dell Credit Card. Sorry I didn't explain it earlier!

THESTICK00 11-15-2009 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jplayland (Post 24652119)
I would cancel the Panasonic. The model you order isn't a great model. The samsung is a much better deal.

I am going to give them a call and see if I can cancel. I would hate to end up with 2 tvs (no room now). Is there any kinda of hoops i need to jump through to get in on this samsung deal? I would hate to cancel one order only to not get in on the samsung for some reason as it is restricted to certain people. Anyone who has already ordered?

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 11-15-2009 10:57 AM

Wow, nice deal on the Samsung. I would definitely opt for that one over the Panasonic. Just a better value overall.

Here is some additional info where this model is compared to one of the more commonly known Samsung 2009 models, the B550 (none of these are dealbreakers for most people):

Quote:


There are a few differences between the B550 and the B530 Samsung Plasma TVs:

1) The B550 offers a Touch of Color Charcoal Gray.
2) The B550 offers USB2.0 which allows you to view pictures and listen to MP3s via a usb device.
3) The B550 offers one extra HDMI and Composite connection along the side.
4) The B550 also offers one PC connection (RGB D-sub)

-MrSamsung


rvmehta 11-15-2009 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnueliafnak (Post 24652237)
The DPA is the EPP, I was looking for it at least then I saw that and I guessed the OP and other posters got confused and said EPP instead of the DPA which is just a Dell Credit Card. Sorry I didn't explain it earlier!

Oh okay. So if I don't have a DPA, then there is no additional discount to be had (in addition to Bing cashback), right??

ShowMeTheDeals 11-15-2009 10:57 AM

I've been wanting a Panasonic Viera G10...Just how much drop in quality am I getting if I get this?

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 10:58 AM

Dang, I was planning on picking up the 42" Panasonic that Sears has on sale on black friday for 650 but this seems like a killer deal...should I pull the trigger?! lol

enneutral 11-15-2009 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnueliafnak (Post 24652237)
The DPA is the EPP, I was looking for it at least then I saw that and I guessed the OP and other posters got confused and said EPP instead of the DPA which is just a Dell Credit Card. Sorry I didn't explain it earlier!

DPA and EPP are not the same thing...

gocartone 11-15-2009 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShowMeTheDeals (Post 24652287)
I've been wanting a Panasonic Viera G10...Just how much drop in quality am I getting if I get this?

Wondering the same thing, thanks anyone that can help out.

TMcKinney69 11-15-2009 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catalyst499 (Post 24648225)
Folks, I am in the market for a new plasma. Wondering which one to go for, the TCP50X1 or the Samsung 50 inch plasma with FREE Home theater system. Both are tempting deals....however unable to make up my mind :)

Panasonic 50 inch plasma(TCP50X1): http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A2612466

Samsung 50 inch plasma(PN50BHTZ320):http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A3256426

Your insight will be highly appreciated as I am a little confused on which one to go for.

Thanks!!

Even though Panasonic makes better plasmas than Samsung, given the choice between those two, I'd go with the Samsung, simply because it's 1080p while that Panny is only 720p. Also considering the price difference and the free home theater setup (granted, they're not that great, but free is free), the Samsung is definitely the better deal.

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 11-15-2009 11:00 AM

Also, models above the B550 incorporate some better anti-reflective coatings, especially in the B800 series, but still not deal-breaker territory given the hot price of this B530.

Thameth 11-15-2009 11:01 AM

How the hell do you get the BCB again?

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 11:01 AM

Also what's Dell's return policy? If I get this and hate it, can I send it back?

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24652353)
Even though Panasonic makes better plasmas than Samsung, given the choice between those two, I'd go with the Samsung, simply because it's 1080p while that Panny is only 720p. Also considering the price difference and the free home theater setup (granted, they're not that great, but free is free), the Samsung is definitely the better deal.

Panasonic DOES make better plasmas than Samsung? I always thought Samsung was the king of HDTVS...

Sears is going to have this tv on sale for 650 on black friday...is that a better deal?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_1015...rigin=prod

dadab 11-15-2009 11:04 AM

Forget about bing CB shopdiscover.com gives 10% CB from dell.

albertccc 11-15-2009 11:04 AM

I placed the order for samsung and then I saw Toshiba LCD TVs + Blu-ray player: 40" for $750, 46" for $950 FS. Since I was looking for LCD originally, I called Dell to cancel the order. The CSR offered me $35 cashback to not cancel so I took it. Man, they are really trying to get your business :)

banar 11-15-2009 11:04 AM

how does samsung plasma compare to samsung lcd 120hz?


please list differences. Thx in advance.

chuckd 11-15-2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnueliafnak (Post 24652059)
Also guys, DO NOT kill me for contacting Dell about this, I didn't want to have my order cancelled if it wasn't legit and a pricing mistake.

Dell told me this is a LEGIT PRICE. I spoke to the Electronics Rep on the Dell Chat and he said its correct. Also confirmed this is a NEW SYSTEM coming from the Dell Home section, no refurb crap.

Moron. If it had been a price mistake there would still be a chance to get it by ordering online. If it is a mistake and by some chance they do catch it later and cancel some or all orders, so what? You order gets canceled, big deal.
If you call and the price is wrong odds are much greater they will catch it and you could ruin it for everyone. Please stop coming to SD.

dondeal80 11-15-2009 11:05 AM

This is a killer deal. Do not wait for BF. Sears will have limited supply on hand - and lots of takers who do not read this site. You are getting extras (sell it to a relative or xmas gift). Thank you for the reviews and advice. I expect this deal to disappear within the next hour, so move on it. Going, going ....

MILLIO007 11-15-2009 11:06 AM

SEARS from 6-9pm will have the 550 for 770

info here

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1666037

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 11-15-2009 11:06 AM

bubbagumper6 -

no question, this is a better deal than a 42" panasonic. don't hesitate if that is your only consideration.

and no, Panasonic isn't necessarily better at making plasmas than Samsung.. it's almost evenly split among experts as to which is putting out the superior plasma products these days. A few years ago, it was unquestionably Panasonic.

Bzepeda73 11-15-2009 11:06 AM

I hate California.....$874.71 for me!! $73.72 in tax and $25.00 for state environmental fee..... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Killer for me!!

longdong 11-15-2009 11:09 AM

This is quite an amazing deal. The panel this TV uses gets great reviews, but one thing everyone should note is that, after you buy this and get it setup, you really need to do prep this model for the first 100-200 hours of use. I'll post the proper calibration settings in the wiki.

lim824 11-15-2009 11:10 AM

If you use cashback through discovercard.com you get 10% back

gicentral 11-15-2009 11:10 AM

From Samsung's website -
==========================================

Video Screen Size Screen Size
Diagonal length of TV screen 49.9" (1)
Aspect Ratio Widescreen
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Contrast ratio of TV is fixed, measured by the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks a display can show. 2,000,000:1 Mega Contrast
Response Time Response Time
The amount of time it takes for a single pixel in LCD screen to switch from active to non-active .001 ms
600Hz Subfield Motion Technology Yes
Audio Sound Effect System Sound Effect System
The sound effect system produces 5.1ch streophonic sound with the left and right speakers SRS TruSurround HD
Sound Output(RMS) Sound Output(RMS)
Volume level of sound from TV speakers 10Wx2
Input Output HDMI HDMI
Digital connector that is used for displaying high quality games and the movies. 3 (2 rear, 1 side)
Component 2 (rear)
Composite (AV) Composite (AV)
Analog image connector that is used to connect VCR to display images on TV 1 (rear)
Ethernet No
USB No
S-Video S-Video
Analog image connector that is used to connect VCR to display images on TV No
PC input (D-sub) PC input (D-sub)
Connector that is used to display internet pages and motion clips on the large screen of TV Yes
Headphone Headphone
Headphone can be connected to TV and the audio from TV speakers will be eliminated. No
Input & Output(Wireless) Bluetooth Bluetooth
Enables the use of wireless headphone or wireless printing of TV screen. No
802.11 No
Cabinet Color Black
Features Picture-in-Picture No
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Game Mode Yes
Internet @TV No
Anynet Yes
DLNA No
Infolink No
Price $1,499.99
Touch of Color™ No
System Tuners Tuners
Different broadcasting standards by region Built-in
Dimension Set size(WXHXD) with stand 48.4” x 32.3” x 11.4”
Set size(WXHXD) without stand 48.4” x 30.3” x 2.9”
Package size(WXHXD) 60.4” x 34.8” x 11.4”
Weight Set weight with stand 83.6 lbs.
Set weight without stand 72.3 lbs.
Package weight 98.1 lbs.
Power Energy Star Yes

dondeal80 11-15-2009 11:11 AM

Plasma is better in colors then an LCD. Plasmas are for a dark room location, LCDs can stand a more sunny location (not great, just handle it better). Plasmas cannot be tipped over! They are heavier. I personally like the plasma over the LCD. Due to currect economic conditions plasmas are more costly to make, but still very good tvs. Forget the argument about life span.

rvmehta 11-15-2009 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lim824 (Post 24652533)
If you use cashback through discovercard.com you get 10% back

how??? link to discover's page?

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TakeMeOrLeaveMe (Post 24652461)
bubbagumper6 -

no question, this is a better deal than a 42" panasonic. don't hesitate if that is your only consideration.

and no, Panasonic isn't necessarily better at making plasmas than Samsung.. it's almost evenly split among experts as to which is putting out the superior plasma products these days. A few years ago, it was unquestionably Panasonic.

Well I'm kinda worried now because a lot of the reviews on amazon say this tv is HIGHLY susceptible to burn in...and I'm a huge gamer :(

EDIT: woops, I guess I was looking at reviews for the 550...but I assume they're about the same?

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 11-15-2009 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by banar (Post 24652433)
how does samsung plasma compare to samsung lcd 120hz?


please list differences. Thx in advance.

I'd only recommend getting the lcd if you have screen reflection issues (windows facing tv, often viewing during daytime, etc.). Beyond that, no. Get the plasma. They don't always "show" as well in stores, but when you get 'em home, they'll be plenty bright and richer in color depth.

Dooheehowser 11-15-2009 11:13 AM

Has someone successfully found this bundle through EPP. How?


TIA!

mina222 11-15-2009 11:13 AM

thanks, got the samsung set for about $800 after bing.. Saves me a trip to sears tonight! Now if i could only figure out where i'm going to hide a 50 inch tv until christmas ...............

Jacobree 11-15-2009 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jplayland (Post 24650745)
Nooooooooooooooooooooo, don't buy the cables at a retail store. Not slick at all. Look for them at monoprice or similar.

Noooo, you weren't elaborate enough!:yummy: Don't buy anything in store due to the high expenses and do in-store pick-up for CB. Just know the names of Mr. Fedex, Mr. UPS and Mr. USPS by name to joke around with them like most SDers do:)

cheapowest 11-15-2009 11:16 AM

hey guys, i was about to pull the trigger, but have you guys seen the reviews on this on amazon. there are alot of buyers who own this tv that are saying that they are getting burn in only 6 months in. screw that! this deal is not worth the headaches. also, they say dont even think about playing games on it. boo hoo! dont do it guys.

TakeMeOrLeaveMe 11-15-2009 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 (Post 24652601)
Well I'm kinda worried now because a lot of the reviews on amazon say this tv is HIGHLY susceptible to burn in...and I'm a huge gamer :(

no plasma is highly susceptible to burn in anymore. haven't looked at those user reviews but they're probably talking about image retention, which goes away after a few minutes. some plasmas are better than others at dissipating static images quicker.

I've got a 42" 2009 b450 Samsung and I haven't noticed image retention once.. I have seen it plenty of times on family members 2007 model Panasonic and Samsung plasmas. a little annoying, but even on those older models, it always goes away.

jplayland 11-15-2009 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dooheehowser (Post 24652621)
Has someone successfully found this bundle through EPP. How?


TIA!

EPP will not help this deal.

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 11:19 AM

Ok about to pull the trigger but I'd still like to know what Dells return policy is...

lim824 11-15-2009 11:21 AM

http://www.discovercard.com/custo...partners-d

https://www.discovercard.com/card...lcomputers

First link shows that you get 10% cb on dell purchases, second link is to actually use the cb (you have to login). This won't work with dell EPA though

banar 11-15-2009 11:21 AM

just ordered one.

gnueliafnak 11-15-2009 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapowest (Post 24652677)
hey guys, i was about to pull the trigger, but have you guys seen the reviews on this on amazon. there are alot of buyers who own this tv that are saying that they are getting burn in only 6 months in. screw that! this deal is not worth the headaches. also, they say dont even think about playing games on it. boo hoo! dont do it guys.

Alot of people experience burn-in issues because they don't break-in and calibrate them correctly. Positive reviews > negative reviews.

prefont313 11-15-2009 11:23 AM

Is Dell still offering no interest financing through DPA?

b00134n 11-15-2009 11:24 AM

PC Monitor?
 
Can someone let me know if the Samsung would make a good computer monitor? How would it compare to a newer LCD?

Am I looking at VGA-only input from my PC, or could I run HDMI from my PC to this, without getting quality issues?

Would really appreciate a response from someone more in-the-know! :-)

huntley 11-15-2009 11:25 AM

I can't find the dell cashback link...

Deptacon 11-15-2009 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24652353)
Even though Panasonic makes better plasmas than Samsung, given the choice between those two, I'd go with the Samsung, simply because it's 1080p while that Panny is only 720p. Also considering the price difference and the free home theater setup (granted, they're not that great, but free is free), the Samsung is definitely the better deal.


TYou know nothing of TV's....Smasungs are consistently rated the best mid to high end TV's.... just below the king....the Pioneer Elite Series.... I would rate Panasonic as number 4 or 5.... as well as Sound and Vission and every major TV evaluation enterprise.....

Samsung makes some of the BEST LCD's and Plasmas...

Markq327 11-15-2009 11:25 AM

had to bite on this... been looking for a 46" LCD for months now and was willing to pay $800 for a decent brand @ 60hz... guess ill just not use it as a desktop monitor as much as i expected just in case, my video card is old anyway. thinking about selling the HT system for $130 or something to a friend, but don't know yet. I wonder how long this will be in stock

longdong 11-15-2009 11:26 AM

Check the WIKI I just posted w/ a break in dvd, a calibration dvd, and calibration settings!

dworks 11-15-2009 11:26 AM

I see they go out of their way to not tell you what the power draw on this monster is. Heck, my 46" 750 series LCD draws around 200W. This thing I'm guessing, draws twice that; wouldn't be surprised if it's well over 500W.

jplayland 11-15-2009 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 (Post 24652755)
Ok about to pull the trigger but I'd still like to know what Dells return policy is...

Me: What is the return policy for a TV?
Dell Chat: I will be glad to assist you
Dell Chat: we have 21 days return policy for all items purchased here at Dell
Me: No restocking fees? And how would the return be handled (shipped, physical location)? If shipped would I have to pay?
Dell Chat: if you will return the TV because you doesn't like it as long as it is not the fault of Dell, you have to pay a restocking fee of 15% of the total price and you have to call our Customer care department at 1-800-624-9897 for the instructions on how to return the item

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 11:27 AM

I can't really figure out if BCB is working or not...never really used it before, should it say anything about it when I'm checking out? I went though bing.com and clicked the dell link

thesonofgray 11-15-2009 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 (Post 24652601)
Well I'm kinda worried now because a lot of the reviews on amazon say this tv is HIGHLY susceptible to burn in...and I'm a huge gamer :(

EDIT: woops, I guess I was looking at reviews for the 550...but I assume they're about the same?

Those reviewers probably mean image retention - burn in really isn't an issue anymore, especially if you break in your TV properly. Samsung has always had more IR issues than other plasma manufacturers like Panny. Dunno why.

Traderdan09 11-15-2009 11:28 AM

I just had to bite on this one. The deal is fantastic. I recently bought the Sears LG 50PS60 and I love the TV. The speakers are a little on the weak side. I'm going to sell one of them most likely on craigslist, but does anyone have any suggestions on which one I should keep? Thanks

coolguy8157 11-15-2009 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huntley (Post 24652881)
I can't find the dell cashback link...

type computer in the shopping tsb..and then click on dell on the right side..... excellent post op...in 4 1..... :)

a1strank 11-15-2009 11:28 AM

I woulda jump on this if I didn't bought the 42 inch LG 120hz LCD for 599+ tax already :O Dunno if this samsung is better for my LG for PC use..

fivil 11-15-2009 11:30 AM

in for 1 sammy, thanks op

dadab 11-15-2009 11:31 AM

Man. 1) wait for BF or 2) jump on this. 1) or 2) can't decide.

Nickthegrip 11-15-2009 11:32 AM

I bought one, thanks alot for the link most appreciated. I went through Bing for the first time ever, is there a way to check to see positively I'm getting the CB?

rvmehta 11-15-2009 11:32 AM

If you have a Discover credit card, isn't it better to buy with Discover for the 10% cash back instead of with Bing 5% cash back?

arthurking 11-15-2009 11:33 AM

wow, that is really tempting, esp. with 10% discover card cash back, which basically cancel out CA tax. Comes out as $800 in the end. But 50 inch seems a little bit small to me. I really want to have a 55+ one.

BIGFOOT_PI 11-15-2009 11:34 AM

ready to pull the trigger... but dont REALLY need it.. and when I DI use a big TV I use PC... and dont want icons and taskbar "retentioned" into the plasma ...

Quote:

Originally Posted by rvmehta (Post 24653063)
If you have a Discover credit card, isn't it better to buy with Discover for the 10% cash back instead of with Bing 5% cash back?

does discover add a 2nd year of warranty coverage like Amex?

thesonofgray 11-15-2009 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dworks (Post 24652927)
I see they go out of their way to not tell you what the power draw on this monster is. Heck, my 46" 750 series LCD draws around 200W. This thing I'm guessing, draws twice that; wouldn't be surprised if it's well over 500W.


This TV's power draw can't be much different than the 550, so look here:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_305P..._and_specs

Under normal use Crutchfield gets a consumption of 201.08 watts. Samsung identifies the max consumption as 420 watts. Max power use in plasmas will always be significantly higher than LCD's, but who watches completely white screens that often?

TMcKinney69 11-15-2009 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ins0mniak (Post 24652865)
Can someone let me know if the Samsung would make a good computer monitor? How would it compare to a newer LCD?

Am I looking at VGA-only input from my PC, or could I run HDMI from my PC to this, without getting quality issues?

Would really appreciate a response from someone more in-the-know! :-)

I wouldn't use a plasma for a computer monitor. LCD is much better for this purpose.

dnnydao 11-15-2009 11:37 AM

What is power consumption for this 50" Samsung?
Edit: saw the post above

dadab 11-15-2009 11:37 AM

Does anyone know how much squaretrade warranty comes to?

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 11:38 AM

I bit :P

Hopefully I did the cash back thing right...it came out to around $830 before cashback...

anda 11-15-2009 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24653169)
I wouldn't use a plasma for a computer monitor. LCD is much better for this purpose.

Agree, if you plan to work on the TV then I'd recommend an LCD, but if it's hooked up to the computer solely for movie playback then I'd rather have a plasma.

zero321 11-15-2009 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a1strank (Post 24652973)
I woulda jump on this if I didn't bought the 42 inch LG 120hz LCD for 599+ tax already :O Dunno if this samsung is better for my LG for PC use..

same here...I am almost tempted to return that TV and get this...could use the extra home theater system

btw, anyone know how this samsung compares to the 42" LG 120hz in general? like not just computer use
thanks in advance

huntley 11-15-2009 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coolguy8157 (Post 24652961)
type computer in the shopping tsb..and then click on dell on the right side..... excellent post op...in 4 1..... :)

Thank you...found it!

rvmehta 11-15-2009 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGFOOT_PI (Post 24653115)
ready to pull the trigger... but dont REALLY need it.. and when I DI use a big TV I use PC... and dont want icons and taskbar "retentioned" into the plasma ...



does discover add a 2nd year of warranty coverage like Amex?

good point. they do not. I guess I'll take my chances with the 3 month extra warranty extension that Samsung has for registering the TV online.

JStewartx 11-15-2009 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregory (Post 24652073)
Haha...you ragged on him and now he's front page. :P

lolz...

jor 11-15-2009 11:41 AM

would totally jump on this if I hadn't bought a 37" LCD for 600 a year ago...

TMcKinney69 11-15-2009 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deptacon (Post 24652895)
TYou know nothing of TV's....Smasungs are consistently rated the best mid to high end TV's.... just below the king....the Pioneer Elite Series.... I would rate Panasonic as number 4 or 5.... as well as Sound and Vission and every major TV evaluation enterprise.....

Samsung makes some of the BEST LCD's and Plasmas...

Just because "you" would rate Panasonic as number 4 or 5 doesn't make it so.

Maybe you're confused and thinking of LCDs... Samsung makes some of the best LCD TVs. But when you get into plasmas, it's a different story.

Like you said, the discontinued Pioneer Elite is indisputably on top. However, Panasonic is the second best option in the plasma market. Samsung is close behind, but Panasonic is widely considered to be better at this point. Check out tech review sites and avs forum if you don't believe me.

No doubt Samsung makes quality sets, and this is an incredible deal. But you can't convince me that Samsung makes a better plasma set than Panasonic. I've seen plenty of different TVs made by the two companies in person and read enough to know that you're BS'ing me here.

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 11:43 AM

How long does it take before the cashback shows up?

THESTICK00 11-15-2009 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 (Post 24653213)
I bit :P

Hopefully I did the cash back thing right...it came out to around $830 before cashback...

I am in the same boat man. It is coming up at 814 after tax. I have no idea if the bing cash back worked. I signed into my bing account, searched dell, hit the link on the right "dell with bing cash back", found my tv and added it to the cart. There is no way to verify if the bing cash back took?

b00134n 11-15-2009 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anda (Post 24653221)
Agree, if you plan to work on the TV then I'd recommend an LCD, but if it's hooked up to the computer solely for movie playback then I'd rather have a plasma.

Thanks for the replies, they're very much appreciated. I think I'm going to cancel my order - I'd be using the plasma as my primary computer monitor. A shame, this is a fantastic deal!

TMcKinney69 11-15-2009 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anda (Post 24653221)
Agree, if you plan to work on the TV then I'd recommend an LCD, but if it's hooked up to the computer solely for movie playback then I'd rather have a plasma.

Concur with the above.

longdong 11-15-2009 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24653337)
Just because "you" would rate Panasonic as number 4 or 5 doesn't make it so.

Maybe you're confused and thinking of LCDs... Samsung makes some of the best LCD TVs. But when you get into plasmas, it's a different story.

Like you said, the discontinued Pioneer Elite is indisputably on top. However, Panasonic is widely considered to be the second best option in the plasma market. Samsung is close behind, but Panasonic is widely considered to be better at this point. Check out tech review sites and avs forum if you don't believe me.

No doubt Samsung makes quality sets, and this is an incredible deal. But you can't convince me that Samsung makes a better plasma set than Panasonic. I've seen plenty of sets in person and read enough to know that you're BS'ing me here.

You're completely correct. Since Pioneer has gotten out of the market, and sold all their plasma technology to Panasonic, Panasonic is almost-universally regarded in the industry as the top plasma manufacturer in the world. This isn't speculation; this is fact.

thesonofgray 11-15-2009 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24653337)
Just because "you" would rate Panasonic as number 4 or 5 doesn't make it so.

Maybe you're confused and thinking of LCDs... Samsung makes some of the best LCD TVs. But when you get into plasmas, it's a different story.

Like you said, the discontinued Pioneer Elite is indisputably on top. However, Panasonic is widely considered to be the second best option in the plasma market. Samsung is close behind, but Panasonic is widely considered to be better at this point. Check out tech review sites and avs forum if you don't believe me.

No doubt Samsung makes quality sets, and this is an incredible deal. But you can't convince me that Samsung makes a better plasma set than Panasonic. I've seen plenty of sets in person and read enough to know that you're BS'ing me here.

:nod: :nod: :nod:

So true it deserves to be quoted.

Arivera 11-15-2009 11:47 AM

isnt plasma not as good as lcd?

Familyof4 11-15-2009 11:48 AM

In for 1! Hope my BCB shows up. TN tax brought me to $847.77 pre-Bing.

BIGFOOT_PI 11-15-2009 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arivera (Post 24653417)
isnt plasma not as good as lcd?

whats that mean? lol
pretty vague there

Arivera 11-15-2009 11:49 AM

damn cali mine comes to 872.77 and like everyone else idk if the bing worked

gnueliafnak 11-15-2009 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arivera (Post 24653417)
isnt plasma not as good as lcd?

Pros and Cons on both.

luckyscaper 11-15-2009 11:50 AM

252W on mode (.58 Standby)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dworks (Post 24652927)
I see they go out of their way to not tell you what the power draw on this monster is. Heck, my 46" 750 series LCD draws around 200W. This thing I'm guessing, draws twice that; wouldn't be surprised if it's well over 500W.

I went to one of the government Energystar products websites and it showed 252 W which is good for a plasma.

link: http://www.energystar.gov/index.c...pat_P12=10

Arivera 11-15-2009 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGFOOT_PI (Post 24653467)
whats that mean? lol
pretty vague there

i remember plasma screens had issues. like image burning in. and other things. they past that? how long should it last?

ethiopian1 11-15-2009 11:52 AM

thanks op, with discover cb, really good deal. i couldn't tell the diff between the 5 series and the 7series to warrant the extra cash.

a1strank 11-15-2009 11:52 AM

i heard plasma is good for sports and movies and in dark rooms and lcd is better for TV or computer use and for brighter room..not sure which one for gaming..

TMcKinney69 11-15-2009 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arivera (Post 24653417)
isnt plasma not as good as lcd?

Oh boy. Might as well have asked us to summarize the bible.

I'm just joking with you. It's complicated and a lot has to do with where it will be used and what you will be using it for. Google is your friend.

BIGFOOT_PI 11-15-2009 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arivera (Post 24653523)
i remember plasma screens had issues. like image burning in. and other things. they past that? how long should it last?

yes- plasmas still can have image retention issues, but so can some LCDs...
like my Westinghouse 42- lame 4:3 aspect retention
(or should I blame my lame brothers family watching SD cable in 4:3 on it half of every day for several months ;) )

zaclies 11-15-2009 11:56 AM

I went through Bing....will it automatically show up? It didn't say anything about it on the checkout page. When I do bing through Sears, it shows up on the order confirmation page

UltraBlumpkin07 11-15-2009 11:58 AM

$840 before CB in Houston, Texas! Yeehaw! lol...

RP 4 OP! Thanks!


Ill sell the speakers and get a new Xbox 360 with the cash! =D

Deptacon 11-15-2009 12:06 PM

I pulled the trigger..... Been waiting for the B650 series 46 LCD to come down because fot eh USB and Internet options, but this will work. I want to hook my media box I have from my computer to it, which would be easy with the 650, now I think i will have to do something else to make it work. PS3 maybe with TVersity..... I can probably use some inputs and wire my PC in the other room to it with a little added work.

longdong 11-15-2009 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deptacon (Post 24653773)
I pulled the trigger..... Been waiting for the B650 series 46 LCD to come down because fot eh USB and Internet options, but this will work. I want to hook my media box I have from my computer to it, which would be easy with the 650, now I think i will have to do something else to make it work. PS3 maybe with TVersity..... I can probably use some inputs and wire my PC in the other room to it with a little added work.

How about a WDTV Live connected to the TV (or home theatre) and wired or wirelessly streaming from your pc?

vdub 11-15-2009 12:12 PM

Try Vuze (formerly Azureus). You can stream your media directly to PS3 or Xbox 360
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deptacon (Post 24653773)
I pulled the trigger..... Been waiting for the B650 series 46 LCD to come down because fot eh USB and Internet options, but this will work. I want to hook my media box I have from my computer to it, which would be easy with the 650, now I think i will have to do something else to make it work. PS3 maybe with TVersity..... I can probably use some inputs and wire my PC in the other room to it with a little added work.


Thameth 11-15-2009 12:13 PM

Jumped on this... damn you slickdeals!!!

$822 shipped to Florida minus 10$ Discover Cash Back should come out to $739... Ohhh yeah!

I wonder how much I can get for my old 42" Dell Plasma..... $250-$300?

BargainSnatcher 11-15-2009 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dadab (Post 24653199)
Does anyone know how much squaretrade warranty comes to?

Heres a crazy idea, why not visit www.squaretrade.com and find out, sheesh! Do you want one of us to come to your house and set up the TV too?

flee 11-15-2009 12:16 PM

Sick deal, I paid $860 for a 50" 720p samsung 9 months ago without a home theater. The sound is the only issue on the samsung so this home theater would create a great experience

Cyantist 11-15-2009 12:18 PM

repp thought NY has tax. Discover cancels it out and then some.

gocartone 11-15-2009 12:20 PM

Is it worth it for the warranty? Is it $99 for that on this TV? I'm all set to buy it just had this last question. Anyone know how the warranty works? Thanks for any help

HappyHumphrey 11-15-2009 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gocartone (Post 24653989)
Is it worth it for the warrenty? Anyone know how the warrenty works?

The "warrenty" probably works better than your speling gide. :cool:

BIGFOOT_PI 11-15-2009 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyHumphrey (Post 24654009)
The "warrenty" probably works better than your speling gide. :cool:

whats a "speling gide"?
:lmao:
maybe you should have italicized that or something

fearziz 11-15-2009 12:25 PM

in for 1 823$ w/DPA in Tennessee. Had to pay $69 sales tax. Skipped Discover Card CB because it takes 8 weeks but would have been $50 more if I'd went that route just FYI....selling Surrond Sound on Ebay!!

dsg791 11-15-2009 12:26 PM

why are some people so obnoxious?

gocartone 11-15-2009 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyHumphrey (Post 24654009)
The "warrenty" probably works better than your speling gide. :cool:

I have no idea what you're talking about...

Anyone have experience with Dell's warrAnty?

wellebh 11-15-2009 12:28 PM

I searched as many dell terms as I could think of, but no dell with bing cashback link :(

redpoint5 11-15-2009 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gocartone (Post 24653989)
Is it worth it for the warrenty? Is it $99 for that on this TV? I'm all set to buy it just had this last question. Anyone know how the warrenty works? Thanks for any help

Other posts have stated that you can get better warranties through a 3rd party.

My opinion is that paying 1/7th more to extend a warranty is not a good value. Most electronics that have a defect will fail within the first few months of ownership. Even if the TV were to fail after the original warranty expires, you will probably be wanting the latest and greatest technology, so use that as an excuse to get it and put the $100 you saved towards it.

Zurich 11-15-2009 12:31 PM

I've read the whole thread and lots of other literature, but I just want to be sure.

If I'm a pretty serious gamer, plasma is not for me, right? even with the proper break in, only 10% of total use is recommended for games to avoid burn-in?

I just wanted to make sure I have this right.

gicentral 11-15-2009 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wellebh (Post 24654101)
I searched as many dell terms as I could think of, but no dell with bing cashback link :(


Go to [url]www.bing.com .......type love letters "dell"......click on the first link.........make sure it says 5%......& login

evo3rs 11-15-2009 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catalyst499 (Post 24648225)
Folks, I am in the market for a new plasma. Wondering which one to go for, the TCP50X1 or the Samsung 50 inch plasma with FREE Home theater system. Both are tempting deals....however unable to make up my mind :)

Panasonic 50 inch plasma(TCP50X1): http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A2612466

Samsung 50 inch plasma(PN50BHTZ320):http://accessories.us.dell.com/sn...u=A3256426

Your insight will be highly appreciated as I am a little confused on which one to go for.

Thanks!!

Thanks OP!!! Just ordered one, I wish Dell had this deal on EPP as well:D.

BargainSnatcher 11-15-2009 12:32 PM

I'm tempted to get this, but my tv that just went out on me was 56" and i think i'm going to miss the extra inches.

Brinked 11-15-2009 12:33 PM

this is a really good deal, and thumbs up from me. However, if you dont get in on this deal do not feel discouraged. Plasmas will be dropping in value over the next few months. LCD is the main technology these days.

Also keep in mind, this is a great deal for this set, but a plasma uses more energy than a LCD. So those who watch a lot of TV and are only jumping on this set because of the size and the price, take that into consideration.

But if you're looking for a 50" plasma, cant go wrong at this price.

Nam 11-15-2009 12:35 PM

Very tempting, if I can manage to sell the Theater for $200 I could make the TV down to $600, not a bad deal at all.

haloguy 11-15-2009 12:35 PM

dude is this a price mistake? this is insane!

maz171 11-15-2009 12:37 PM

Tempted since I plan on a new tv, but plasma TVs make me wary with gaming.

gicentral 11-15-2009 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by haloguy (Post 24654241)
dude is this a price mistake? this is insane!


relax bud..."smart" people have called up and confirmed that its not a price mistake

dr263599 11-15-2009 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bzepeda73 (Post 24652465)
I hate California.....$874.71 for me!! $73.72 in tax and $25.00 for state environmental fee..... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Killer for me!!

CA taxes are crazy. It's a wonder you all still live there...

.. what with the beautiful ocean and abundant sunshine and all...

Traderdan09 11-15-2009 12:44 PM

I can't believe this deal is not dead yet. How many freaking Tv's do they have?!

dr263599 11-15-2009 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prefont313 (Post 24652845)
Is Dell still offering no interest financing through DPA?

ha ha , finance a TV..

haloguy 11-15-2009 12:44 PM

farking tax!

redearth 11-15-2009 12:46 PM

too much tax, tempting though

Traderdan09 11-15-2009 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redearth (Post 24654451)
too much tax, tempting though

Too much tax?! How much lower do you want these TV's?!

haloguy 11-15-2009 12:47 PM

DELL is saying that my farking address isnt real? any help?

Familyof4 11-15-2009 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by haloguy (Post 24654459)
DELL is saying that my farking address isnt real? any help?

I had to change Drive to Dr. They go by the USPS address on record.

Simulack 11-15-2009 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by maz171 (Post 24654267)
Tempted since I plan on a new tv, but plasma TVs make me wary with gaming.

Anyone else care to comment on this?

I'll be using this partly for gaming. I tried to quickly read up online before making my purchase and most sites seemed to suggest burn-in isn't nearly the issue it used to be and that gaming would be safe as long as I was somewhat careful and took the right break in steps. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do a ton of research as I was worried it was such a good deal there was a risk of it selling out quickly.

alexsktbrdng 11-15-2009 12:52 PM

Great deal, in for one!

Saw Bodian 11-15-2009 12:53 PM

Hey guys just ordered this through my Dell Preferred account, I didn't get the $743 price, does it deduct it after I purchase or should I contact Dell?

haloguy 11-15-2009 12:53 PM

how do you do the dpa trick. I dont see the change payment option anywhere?

haloguy 11-15-2009 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Familyof4 (Post 24654481)
I had to change Drive to Dr. They go by the USPS address on record.

Yeah, i tried that and it worked.

anda 11-15-2009 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Simulack (Post 24654501)
Anyone else care to comment on this?

I'll be using this partly for gaming. I tried to quickly read up online before making my purchase and most sites seemed to suggest burn-in isn't nearly the issue it used to be and that gaming would be safe as long as I was somewhat careful and took the right break in steps. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do a ton of research as I was worried it was such a good deal there was a risk of it selling out quickly.

TBH, people use plasmas for gaming all the time so it's not like gaming should raise a flag when considering plasmas. Unless you're careless about it, this TV should be just fine. If you want something idiot-proof, go with an LCD.

wellebh 11-15-2009 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by gicentral (Post 24654165)
Go to [url]www.bing.com .......type love letters "dell"......click on the first link.........make sure it says 5%......& login

ok, you show me where it says Dell cashback on here. Thanks ace.

vdub 11-15-2009 12:59 PM

placed my order. waited 30 mins. called in to cancel and received a $35 credit. $730 for a50" 1080p and surround, slick. Not to mention it's a Samsung.

anda 11-15-2009 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by wellebh (Post 24654665)
ok, you show me where it says Dell cashback on here. Thanks ace.

He said go to bing.com, not bing.com/shopping. Try again and report back newbie.

marklin 11-15-2009 01:01 PM

Can someone tell me something about DELL DPA?

Does it like apply for a credit card? Do you actual get a credit card in the mail? The order I am going to send now will be on this new credit card or on my own credit card?

luflame555 11-15-2009 01:01 PM

Had ZERO intention of buying a TV today...let alone any time in the next month...but considering I can sell the speakers and my current 50" 720p DLP on Craigslist and get a 1080p Plasma for $50, I think I't worth it!

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 01:03 PM

lol, am I the only one that's actually going to use the home theater?

TMcKinney69 11-15-2009 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Simulack (Post 24654501)
Anyone else care to comment on this?

I'll be using this partly for gaming. I tried to quickly read up online before making my purchase and most sites seemed to suggest burn-in isn't nearly the issue it used to be and that gaming would be safe as long as I was somewhat careful and took the right break in steps. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do a ton of research as I was worried it was such a good deal there was a risk of it selling out quickly.

I wouldn't worry too much about it. I've read that it's not too big of a problem anymore. I play games on my plasma an hour or two every day, and I've had no issues.

I've heard that the biggest culprits are games that have HUDs, like first person shooters. I think it's pretty rare to have permanent burn-in anymore if you play it smart.

I just wouldn't leave the game on pause overnight or something... Plus it probably helps to go through the recommended break-in/calibration steps. I've heard from various sources to avoid games for the first 200 hours or so, but I'm really not sure whether or not this has any legitimate foundation.

maxinquaye 11-15-2009 01:05 PM

does this have Netflix built into it? what about the web widgets and all that?

angelsolo3 11-15-2009 01:05 PM

This is a great deal! Really thinking about pulling the trigger...

gicentral 11-15-2009 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by wellebh (Post 24654665)
ok, you show me where it says Dell cashback on here. Thanks ace.


Its BING....use IE....not firefox.....IE & Bing both are Microsoft products

Just_For_Me 11-15-2009 01:06 PM

Dead for the Samsung

Also no more home theater set for the Panasonic

gicentral 11-15-2009 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by maxinquaye (Post 24654781)
does this have Netflix built into it? what about the web widgets and all that?


Nope.....no ethernet connectivity.....no netflix/widgets on this one

YellowSnow4 11-15-2009 01:07 PM

I've got it in the cart, ready to pull the trigger. I'm doing the Discover 10% back. There's no indication in the cart that the CB is in effect, but I used the link from being logged into my Discover account to get to Dell so I should be good right?

idealistix 11-15-2009 01:07 PM

does anybody know what resolution i can expect with the PC connected to the TV with a VGA cable? Some 1080p tvs limit this resolution to 720p when using the VGA cable. thanks.

bubbagumper6 11-15-2009 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24654767)
I've heard from various sources to avoid games for the first 200 hours or so, but I'm really not sure whether or not this has any legitimate foundation.

This is going to be impossible for me :shake:

gicentral 11-15-2009 01:07 PM

deal is dEaD....confirmed

bmccorm2 11-15-2009 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by wellebh (Post 24654665)
ok, you show me where it says Dell cashback on here. Thanks ace.

Don't use ad blocker ;) It blocks the link that comes up with the Dell CB with Bing.

jake123 11-15-2009 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by wellebh (Post 24654665)
ok, you show me where it says Dell cashback on here. Thanks ace.

Is this a jaw-dropping deal? Or if I waited to get a TV in a year would prices be less than this one?

syn0s 11-15-2009 01:12 PM

Oh man.. I'm so glad I JUST pulled the trigger on the Samsung RIGHT before it died.. phew..

Time to read up on the burn in DVD and retention.. it will be used for gaming but not until 100-200 hours in, and even then maybe 2-3 hours and a break in between.

Doubtful we'll see anything close to this on BF, considering the current run of BF ads that have been released displaying less than stellar HDTV deals.

Here's my total breakdown:

Samsung + HTIB: $828 tax included, free shipping
Bing CB: 5% - roughly $40
DPA: 3% - another $25 or so off

Total purchase price on DPA card: $803 shipped

Now, assuming Bing comes through that will lower the price to $760 total. I'll be selling the HTIB because I have a 2.1 system that is plenty loud (and we live in a townhome.. don't want to bug the neighbors too much!) so assuming I can sell that for $130-$140 I'll only be out around $620 total!

REP OP!

Simulack 11-15-2009 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by anda (Post 24654639)
TBH, people use plasmas for gaming all the time so it's not like gaming should raise a flag when considering plasmas. Unless you're careless about it, this TV should be just fine. If you want something idiot-proof, go with an LCD.

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Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 (Post 24654767)
I wouldn't worry too much about it. I've read that it's not too big of a problem anymore. I play games on my plasma an hour or two every day, and I've had no issues.

I've heard that the biggest culprits are games that have HUDs, like first person shooters. I think it's pretty rare to have permanent burn-in anymore if you play it smart.

I just wouldn't leave the game on pause overnight or something... Plus it probably helps to go through the recommended break-in/calibration steps. I've heard from various sources to avoid games for the first 200 hours or so, but I'm really not sure whether or not this has any legitimate foundation.

Thanks for the responses. Most of the internet information I found in my quick search said the same but I saw a couple people here express concerns about gaming on it so I got nervous as I'm no expert whatsoever on HDTV's and have never owned a Plasma.

Sounds like it will be fine barring doing anything moronic like leaving a game paused for an excessive amount of time.

dondeal80 11-15-2009 01:14 PM

Good luck to those who pulled the trigger - told you it was going, going - gone. Again, thanks for the info. And to comment about plasma/computer. Hooked up my 42 pansonic (HDMI/DVI used) and was satisfied with the results and screen output. It is a great mode when pulling shows from websites (
ABC, NBC, netflix). Again, burnout was possible even after I used this plasma for the required 100 hours in a satisfactory mode! If you leave the screen on and walk away at night - which a roomate did - a slight problem did develop; but, no lasting damage!

The Sears VIP sale is tonight - reminder - check out that reference.

Deptacon 11-15-2009 01:15 PM

so is this really dead? Glad I pulled the trigger then. Hope the Bing Cashback works..... get my Taxes back.

maxinquaye 11-15-2009 01:16 PM

from what i've read about lcd vs. plasma, it seems like the plasma is more for purists (better color, better able to handle movement, etc.) while the lcd is more practical (better with glare, better with video games, sturdier, etc.)

by that logic, it seems like if you're buying a set primarily for the cinematic experience, a plasma is the way to go. would that be accurate?

also, if that is true then how come lcd's have taken the lead technology/sales wise? are they just cheaper to produce?

n00sh 11-15-2009 01:16 PM

anyone use HDTV antennas? If so, do they work well?

VTIndustries 11-15-2009 01:17 PM

Great deal, makes me wish I hadn't bought the 42 inch plasma + blu ray + cables for 619 last week. I suppose a better deal will come along soon enough though that makes someone who bought this deal remorseful.

Really awesome deal though on a 1080p with a good surround sound.

MR2NR 11-15-2009 01:18 PM

I am i the market for a 37" plasma for the bedroom (450$-600$) and now this!!!! I have it in checkout so apparently it is still good but I doubt this will fit in the bedroom but I can put it over the window hahaha.My wife's going to kill me! Thanks a ton OP if I'm still alive when she sees this :).

rain110302 11-15-2009 01:18 PM

In for 1! I pulled the trigger I think right before the deal died. Site said my order is processing. Hope that means I got it in time?

I did the BCB but not the DPA. On the fence whether or not I'll keep the DVD/surround sound, so there might be two of us who keep it? LOL

We had just decided last week to get a new TV for Xmas, can't believe I stumbled on this deal just before BF. THANKS OP!!!

iLluFe 11-15-2009 01:19 PM

In 4 one, thanks op


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