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Samsung 60" plasma PN60F5350A at Costco - $750 B&M - IN STORE ONLY - YMMV

ghost55 22 January 26, 2014 at 11:57 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (4) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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I just heard from two buyers on AVS Forums who picked up the PN60F5350A at different Costco locations for $750 + tax. This model isn't listed currently on the Costco website so I cannot provide a link. If you're in the market for a large-screen plasma TV without smart features, I highly recommend this set ... especially at this price ... if you are lucky enough to find one in your area. I own the 51" model and absolutely love it. The picture quality is outstanding.

Note: The PN60F5350 is virtually identical to the PN60F5300

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#61
is this an upgrade over a panny g10?
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#62
Picked one up tonight at Costco, can't wait to play with it tomorrow. Thanks op!
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Quote from ranger2131 View Post :
Not everyone wants them thinner and sleeker. Some of us care more about PQ, since it's a display device and meant to be watched.

As far as 100,000 hour panel life vs electronics inside... the electronics inside are the part that should be easy. Making a giant 60" plasma or LCD panel is the new, complicated part. Making power supplies and electronics that can last more than 5 yrs has been done for decades. People should be upset about that stuff failing. But many here seem to think it's acceptable for that stuff to fail in 4-6 yrs. That's fine. But if that's all you expect, and you keep forking money over for it, that's all you'll ever get.

Lindford is dead on about one thing- it may not matter as much right now because the technology is still so new that people don't tend to care to replace a recent tv set. They are ready for a new tv in 5 yrs because so much has changed in that span. It will eventually slow down again though. And when there is nothing new and compelling on the horizon, you will be way more pizzed when your tv breaks in 5 yrs and you have to pay for a brand new one that is essentially identical. That is probably why so many of us samsung customers are angry. Most of us paid a lot back in 07 or 08 to have a very nice tv. We aren't upgrading from 720p to 1080p like a lot of folks are, nor are we finally getting the capability to handle 24 frames/second. In my case my tv handles motion better than the best current plasma or LCD, and it's not even close. It's simply inherent with DLP technology. We already have everything except smart capability, and most of us have boxes or game consoles to handle that. If OLED or 4k ever really gets here in force it will be the next frontier. But right now there is nothing compelling us to spend money on a new tv, except a broken old tv. That is aggravating.
I will agree with the bold. IF things ever slow down with improvements then people should angrier that the TV is breaking in 4-5 years. Currently I feel there is too much forward movement to be really upset by it.

I don't see why people get so mad over price. Should be well known that price drops down year to year.
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#64
picked up the last one at my store. + 59 for the warranty.. not a bad deal at all
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Quote from scrapin240 View Post :
picked up the last one at my store. + 59 for the warranty.. not a bad deal at all
Here's a link to a thread with some calibration settings you can play with. There are also a couple of threads on AVS Forums w/ calibration suggestions for the PN51F5300, and these settings seem to work for the 60" model as well.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1476482...n-settings
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Quote from pjdavep View Post :
Not in stock in Jacksonville, FL...only 51".
Hello JACKSONVILLE!! I used to live there....heck all my stuff is in storage there.....in Vermont freezing my tail off now....
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Quote from johnyeros View Post :
I saw walmart has a 65" sammy plasmy for $779 yesterday. In case anybody interested in checking out that extra 5" Wink
WHAT??? are you serious?? 65" samsung plasma for $779??? idk that seems almost too good to be true....i mean, that extra 5" costs a lot of money...is why so many are going with 60" because the trend is under $1000 and usually under $800....because the 65"ers are way more per inch then the rest of the tv....those last 5 inches cost some serious coin mang....but which Walmart did you see this deal at??? and was it B&M only??
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Quote from gr689 View Post :
WHAT??? are you serious?? 65" samsung plasma for $779??? idk that seems almost too good to be true....i mean, that extra 5" costs a lot of money...is why so many are going with 60" because the trend is under $1000 and usually under $800....because the 65"ers are way more per inch then the rest of the tv....those last 5 inches cost some serious coin mang....but which Walmart did you see this deal at??? and was it B&M only??
Yeah It was a B&M in Tega Cay, NC. I was just walking around and saw it. Probably very YMMV I assume.
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Quote from johnyeros View Post :
I saw walmart has a 65" sammy plasmy for $779 yesterday. In case anybody interested in checking out that extra 5" Wink
You wouldn't happen to have a link, would you? Is it in store or online? That's about my price point and I'm looking for a 65-70 inch TV. I would prefer LED backlit for my bright living room, but the smooth picture of an LG plasma has kept me happy to this point.
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#70
This TV was $629 at BJs a few weeks ago. Solid TV with any laggy apps.
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Quote from elohel View Post :
What do you expect them to do? You had a tv for 5 years, it broke, that sucks, move on. Almost no manufacturer would help you out after 5 years, that's why they include limited warranties to let you know when you're covered and when you aren't.
I think the poster meant that Sammy won't support after fairly short amount of time. For example, I have two Sammy bluray players can't play newer disc because they refuse to update firmware that would support when the player has no physical defects.
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Quote from Gentle_Touch View Post :
I think the poster meant that Sammy won't support after fairly short amount of time. For example, I have two Sammy bluray players can't play newer disc because they refuse to update firmware that would support when the player has no physical defects.

No, I'm sure they meant Samsung won't help repair or replace tv. Period. This elohel person was obviously ignorant of what happened to many folks who bought a samsung tv. What they don't seem to understand is, for most of us the tv's began failing shortly after the one year warranty.

But the real kicker is the numbers- within 2-4 yrs there were tons of tvs exhibiting the problems, mostly difficult to power on. We're talking try to turn on tv in morning and the tv comes "on" but with no picture, or no sound, or screwy picture, or... you get the point. Then you can't turn it off from this messed up "on" state. It is stuck "on" only not really on. So you have to unplug it to shut it off. Then let sit for 3 minutes, then plug in to try again. Rinse, repeat. Many times before maybe it comes on. Sometimes the tv wouldn't come an at all after trying for an hour so you give up and decide you'll just wait and watch tv later in the afternoon. And it was due to using faulty parts. Most every Samsung tv made in this certain timespan used those parts (LCD, plasma, and DLP). Means that almost all either had or will have problems from it.

The reason we're griping about getting help 5 yrs later is that's how long it took the class action suit to move to the point that Samsung decided it would be wise to settle since they knew their goose was cooked (actually about 4 yrs is when they agreed to settle but the process takes a while). But besides all that... IFF everyone's tv had actually made it the full 5 yrs and only then began dying, but it was still all from the same faulty part- a part that is supposed to last much longer, i think it would still be more than reasonable to be upset.

And those of us who had DLP's in this deal had an extra special serving of trash. Because we also had prematurely failing LED's (typically red one) that cost $100 for the part if you were capable/willing to fix it on your own (been there) or $300 to have a shop repair it for you on average. Then we also all have another ticking bomb- the DLP chip itself. Though TI is possibly more to blame for that than Samsung, Mitsubishi, etc. are for using it in their tv's. But either way the part was supposed to last like 120,000 hrs. It didn't come close. Bad thing is once one tiny mirror fails (one pixel), it goes rapidly like dominoes falling because the debris from each broken mirror causes surrounding ones to break. That's about a $190 part right now if you want to fix yourself. Don't know what it costs to have it replaced by a shop.

I will say this though, I can now say I would buy samsung again. They very recently offered to buy back my tv for a cash amount that is not close to the original price, but ok considering the current market I suppose (fair enough to me anyway). Some people who felt it was crummy offer and pushed harder even got pro-rated exchanges for a new tv (much better deals than the one in this thread, maybe it was Samsung wholesale price, I dunno). So they are at least making it right and that's all I ask for. Even though it took a lawsuit settlement to get there, I would now consider them again. Probably too late for this deal Cool
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#73
Came across a couple of these at local Costcos and I'm really considering it. Just wish there was some more critical info out there on this particular model.

Are these Costco/Sams Club specific models like Panasonic has? Perhaps has an AR filter that the normal version or anything like that? Any info is appreciated!
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#74
If its a plasma and not a Panasonic, not worth buying (serious)
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Quote from slickdealer1996 View Post :
If its a plasma and not a Panasonic, not worth buying (serious)
Hey, you're preaching to the choir here. I've only ever had Panasonic plasmas and love them. I've been waiting to upgrade my 42" to a 60" for a couple years and finally saved up enough to get a VT60 only to find that they've now hit f***ing collector's market prices due to discontinuation. If you have any advice on how to proceed I'd love to hear it because this is infuriating.
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