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I'm planning to buy a new plasma to replace my led tv. The 51F5000 is tempting with the Abenson promo but it still is more expensive than the lower F4500. Is the 1080p/720p difference big or noticeable with the viewing details below.

Dark room with a window with blackout curtain
Bedroom right infront around 6 feet away
PS3/BD and 1080p large files, Cable with SD and HD channels

My current tv is a Samsung 46eh5300, its 1080p but is the F4500 better given its only 720p? Apologies for the newbie questions, been a led user since day 1 but plasmas nowadays are really tempting with ridiculous low prices.

Appreciate the inputs.
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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 03:38 AM »
I'm planning to buy a new plasma to replace my led tv. The 51F5000 is tempting with the Abenson promo but it still is more expensive than the lower F4500. Is the 1080p/720p difference big or noticeable with the viewing details below.

Dark room with a window with blackout curtain
Bedroom right infront around 6 feet away
PS3/BD and 1080p large files, Cable with SD and HD channels

My current tv is a Samsung 46eh5300, its 1080p but is the F4500 better given its only 720p? Apologies for the newbie questions, been a led user since day 1 but plasmas nowadays are really tempting with ridiculous low prices.

Appreciate the inputs.


At 6 feet away, anything bigger than a 32 in tv would require a full hd screen, unless pixelation is ok with you. 6 feet away also is too close for a 51 in screen. I would recommend 9 or 10 feet away.
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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 07:49 AM »
I'm planning to buy a new plasma to replace my led tv. The 51F5000 is tempting with the Abenson promo but it still is more expensive than the lower F4500. Is the 1080p/720p difference big or noticeable with the viewing details below.

Dark room with a window with blackout curtain
Bedroom right infront around 6 feet away
PS3/BD and 1080p large files, Cable with SD and HD channels

My current tv is a Samsung 46eh5300, its 1080p but is the F4500 better given its only 720p? Apologies for the newbie questions, been a led user since day 1 but plasmas nowadays are really tempting with ridiculous low prices.

Appreciate the inputs.

I'm eyeing the same TV, PhP 42,999 at Abenson with free 28" LED and I would really say that 720p is very much acceptable in a 42" but not in the same extent as with 51". You may not notice pixels (not pixelated, but you can literally see each pixel of the TV) at more than 6ft viewing distance however the fine detail that being delivered by Full HD is very evident in the same viewing distance.

Besides, the F4500 model, even with their clean panel technology provides very washed out colors (whitish), BIG Pixels and poor contrast. The difference of F5000 over the series F4500, is night and day.

Panasonic 50" x50 or x60 models (720p) are much much better than Samsung F4500 series.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 10:10 AM »
Go for 51f5000. I just did, you won't regret it. Black is really black not grayish, color is very natural. It runs hot though. Full HD is the only way to go.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #4 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 11:21 AM »
Go for 51f5000. I just did, you won't regret it. Black is really black not grayish, color is very natural. It runs hot though. Full HD is the only way to go.

I too have the same model and very much happy with it. I gave the free tv to my mom and she's happy as well... hehehe
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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #5 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 01:04 PM »
In gaming mas ok na dumaan sa receiver via hdmi. Pag direct sa tv anlakas ng kulay. Detailed masyado pag pinaprocess ng receiver. Masarap sa mata. Pag movies any setting ng tv is very good.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #6 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 08:34 PM »
I also like the 51f5000 but I think it's too big for me. Viewing distance mostly is 4 to 6 feet only.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #7 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM »
I also like the 51f5000 but I think it's too big for me. Viewing distance mostly is 4 to 6 feet only.

I use a 42 in full hd bravia on my ht bedroom and gaming and also at 6 ft away, which is about the min distance for a 42 in, for a 51 in - definitely too close imho.. Medio nakaka hilo na and you get to see the pixels na.
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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #8 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 09:26 PM »
regarding the 51f5000 sale in abenson..how much is the free tv worth? I am thinking of getting one and sell the free tv immediately..

my viewing distance to our 51e550 is almost 6ft..I don't find it close IMO only..

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #9 on: Sep 03, 2013 at 09:27 PM »
I also like the 51f5000 but I think it's too big for me. Viewing distance mostly is 4 to 6 feet only.

Chances are, you'd get used to it soon enough. That distance is about right for the size, imo. THX recommends a 5' viewing distance for a 50" screen for the most “immersive cinematic experience.”
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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #10 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 01:39 AM »
Yes, 50 inch full HD requires only 1.6 meters or 5 ft 3 inches.  You can actually sit nearer if your eyes can tolerate it, and the height of the TV is comfortable for your neck.

Malayo na ang 6ft

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #11 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 01:55 AM »
Chances are, you'd get used to it soon enough. That distance is about right for the size, imo. THX recommends a 5' viewing distance for a 50" screen for the most “immersive cinematic experience.”
Yes, 50 inch full HD requires only 1.6 meters or 5 ft 3 inches.  You can actually sit nearer if your eyes can tolerate it, and the height of the TV is comfortable for your neck.

Malayo na ang 6ft

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #12 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 12:58 PM »
regarding the 51f5000 sale in abenson..how much is the free tv worth? I am thinking of getting one and sell the free tv immediately..

my viewing distance to our 51e550 is almost 6ft..I don't find it close IMO only..

I was told that the free 28" led retails between 14k to 15k, can't remember the exact figure.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #13 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 01:03 PM »
I was told that the free 28" led retails between 14k to 15k, can't remember the exact figure.

Thanks for the reply sir..if they just deduct the tv right away I might get this.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #14 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 01:06 PM »
I was told that the free 28" led retails between 14k to 15k, can't remember the exact figure.

The free TV model is 28F4000 which is priced in Sights and Sound for P12200 (of course higher in Abenson)

Abenson apparently dont want to deduct the price of the free TV if you dont want it.

Kung pwede nga lang sana na outright deduction yung price nung free TV so lalabas na around 30K+ lang yung Full HD plasma

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #15 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 02:26 PM »
Just recommended the F5000 to a friend. Can't wait to see it in action.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #16 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 03:56 PM »
Hmmm...your feedbacks are quite helpful. BTW, any idea as to how a Panny UT30 might compare to this (should I decide to stick to a 42 incher)

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #17 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 05:35 PM »
the free TV i got was 28F4100. I think it has minor improvements over 28F4000.
am not sure if its a newer model or just a variant.
i think one additional USB port was added which allows file transfer directly from the usb ports.

the best feature of the TV for me is the ability of Samsung to decode DTS audio files.
LG and Sony can decode dolby digital but not DTS from movie files via usb port.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #18 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 05:47 PM »
Enjoying mine so much.
I also sold my free led for 12k, it is a 28f4100 model too.
A very satisfied HD plasma owner here.
Still runs hot like most plasmas.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #19 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 06:11 PM »
^ thanks for the info sir..If I decide to get this one I'll sell the free tv too

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #20 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 08:45 PM »
Gusto ko din sana bumili

@Denton, saan mo nabenta yung 28" LED? Hehhehehe

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #21 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 08:53 PM »
^ haha..tatanong ko nga din sana eh kaso nahiya lang lol

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #22 on: Sep 04, 2013 at 09:03 PM »
My friend sold it to his boss hehe

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #23 on: Sep 06, 2013 at 07:35 PM »
Great news guys. Abenson Avant is selling this TV during weekends without any freebies for only PhP 30,233.00 cash. 33,597 SRP. Or 12 months 2,799.75 exclusive to Metrobank card holders.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #24 on: Sep 12, 2013 at 06:22 PM »
Great news guys. Abenson Avant is selling this TV during weekends without any freebies for only PhP 30,233.00 cash. 33,597 SRP. Or 12 months 2,799.75 exclusive to Metrobank card holders.

Sir Philander,

San location ng Abenson Avant?

TIA

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #25 on: Sep 12, 2013 at 06:33 PM »
Sir Philander,

San location ng Abenson Avant?

TIA

Ayoko sabihin baka ubusin mo eh, maubusan ako lolz.


Joke lang.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #26 on: Sep 13, 2013 at 05:37 PM »
I just recently bough this 51F5000 for 30k at abenson avant in makati.
The sale is only available every weekend of September.
According to Vinz the TV is only payable thru metrobank Credit Card.

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #27 on: Sep 14, 2013 at 06:01 PM »
^ congrats sir! september lang? sana pati december hehe

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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #28 on: Sep 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM »
Great news guys. Abenson Avant is selling this TV during weekends without any freebies for only PhP 30,233.00 cash. 33,597 SRP. Or 12 months 2,799.75 exclusive to Metrobank card holders.

i was at Avant yesterday, unfortunately the 2 salesmen i talked to doesn't seem to know their work ... as mentioned above, the 12 month installment price totals to 33,597 using Metrobank CC ... i asked if how much kung cash price because the 30k+ cash price mentioned above was not indicated - sagot sa akin 42k+ daw pag cash, and they stuck to that cash price until i left them with disappointment ... i did not ask for a manager to confirm because i'm only planning to purchase the unit at the end of the month
« Last Edit: Sep 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM by raptor »
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Re: Samsung 51F5000 vs 51F4500/4900 or LG plasma
« Reply #29 on: Sep 16, 2013 at 04:28 PM »
Got the same info, raptor's,  when I inquired by phone last week. I was able to talk to Hugo, the branch head, and after a lengthy conversation with him what sir raptor mentioned is accurate.