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Which 55 TV? Sony or Panasonic

Arko

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I plan to buy a 55 inch TV and as such have been researching a bit of the same. Previously I had a Samsung Plasma TV 5 Series of 50 inches. The picture quality was great and the 3D was excellent. However, the TV gave up in 18 months time and now I have to look for a replacement. Am not looking at Samsung for the time being.

I have narrowed down the search to:

Sony 55 W850/800C

Panasonic 55 AS 670D

Any feedback on either of the two models would be of great help.

Thanks.
 
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mabhi10

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Wow same pinch even my Samsung 51d500 ditch me in 18 month i m looking for tv with minimum 4 year warranty same 55 inch please let me know too
 

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That's why I don't go for costly models. Also I make it sure to get at least 3 year warranty. I think you should check Vu models. They are good and cheap also.

If you want go only for Sony/Samsung then just check for extended warranty with them first before buying new TV
 

Arko

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The issue with the samsung one was that the panel stopped working i.e the screen.

Vu Tv's are at really great prices but honestly I haven't seen a live demo model and strangely none of the dealers have any display unit. So I have narrowed down to sony and panasonic.

Sony W800c/850C

Panasonic AS670D
 

ShaQ.Blogs

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So both of you have faced Panel issues. You should consider filing consumer complaint. Expensive TV and they last just a year?
Bata slippers after heavy usage lasts longer!
Manufacturers giving 1 year warranty is justification that they are confident that their product works just for a year.

From what I am aware, Sony uses Samsung Panels.
 

Ajay_k73

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you don't required to think twice if you are going for Sony/Panasonic. It's a matter of money. If you don't have any problem then go for it. Just check both the products and choose which you like.
 
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Arko

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Yes Ajay. You are right.

Since my first post here I have found a number of views on the Sony W800c/850c here and generally on the web. However, am yet to find a review on the Panasonic one. Youtube has reviews mostly of the Panasonic 650 series.

Plan to visit a dealer this weekend to check the TVs.
 

Arko

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How is the Videocon 50 inch led? Pls share your views and pics if possible.
 

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I would say drop Sony out, a friend of mine bought a Sony 48" Model from grey market, but started ahowing white lines both hotizontally and vertically. And that too within a year. Unfortunately he doesnt have any warranty.
 

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Please, check Amc policies before buying 55",because if your model fails within 3or 4 years of buying your depreciation will be 55to 70%and you will have to forget your 70%of amount paid and for upgrading you have to pay another 70%as new model will be costly and you won't get soares for old tv after 3years. Be careful ask amc conditions, depreciation methods in writing
 

Arko

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Thanks Shiva. That was really helpful. Recommend a TV. Am still trying to figure out. :sad:
 

Arko

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Hi Friends,

I finally bought the Panasonic 50 inch TH50C300DX. This TV is vanilla TV without any smart features. I bought for Rs.49,000/- at Kolkata in the last week of March. Must say the picture quality for the price is good. I do not have a HD satellite connection. The pictures still look good. I mostly watch sports and have no complaints so far. The lag is really not visible. I can say that this TV is much better than the vanilla 50 inch TV which Micromax, Videocon and Philips sell.
 
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