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i have a 2007 model plasma monitor that cost approx. $ 7,000.00 new. The new samsung suhd oled/led units now cost under $ 2,000.00 and appear to have a much better picture. is my plasma model basically worthless now and is the new oled/led technology as superior as it seems?
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OLED is arguably as good as the best plasma displays which were on the market. The Panasonic 9UK, while excellent, were not as good as the Pioneer Kuro displays, and OLED is as good as they were in most areas. A bit brighter, great contrast, good off angle, very good color, slightly weaker on motion. But, overall, excellent.

The LED models from Samsung are good, but are still LED. They aren't going to match what OLED offers in terms of contrast, but they are nice looking. Better than plasma? Perhaps not overall, but a lot brighter and they are still solid performing units.

Is your plasma worthless? Not at all, but also yes. People aren't looking to go spend $1,000+ on a plasma display. They may look great, but they are big, bulky, dim (relatively speaking), and really heavy.

My advice is to keep it, or give it to a family member who will appreciate it.

I have a 64" Samsung plasma, I feel your pain. My next TV will likely be a 80 or 90 inch LCD of some flavor for the family room. But, that plasma will be relocated to a basement location where it won't be competing with sunlight and can be appreciated for years to come.
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thanks! appreciate it