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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by rab4169, May 2, 2005.

  1. rab4169

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    after a 37" 1024*1024 plasma, had a look in currys today at SONY KDEP37XS1
    and the picture was totally amazing , they were showing sonys demo dvd which looked as if it could be hi def but know it is not .
    is this the just about the same screen as the hitachi 5300,5200 and also the brand new thomson 37pb220s4 which i like the look of as it is hi def ready
    http://www.thomson-europe.co.uk/images/TNE/pdfcontent/tv/ps/en_37pb220s4.pdf
    which one should i go for , i want to connect a pc and sky +

    THANKS
    robert
     
  2. Leerock

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    Many in here will tell you to go for a viera instead of those two screens you ve mentioned.
    I don t blame them. :)
     
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    have a search for ALIS all 1024x1024 glass is made by hitachi (SONY/THOMSON and philips dont make any PDP's) have a search and see what comes up.
     
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    had a look at viera but pc input is on the front panel which i think is stupid , does it have another at the back
     
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    Yeah
    I have the same problem with my 435.
    The vga input is on the front of the media box.
    Too stupid
     
  6. rab4169

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    if not a viera due to the stupid positioning of the pc input then what other plasmas around £1500 do you recommend , 37" or 42"
     
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    Given that your original post mentioned high def my advice would be to wait (if you can). There are many new models coming out in the next few months which will be much more HD friendly.
     
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    ahem

    sorry to but in and lower the tone by mentioning the lg px11 or for px12 all inputs included and all out of sight
    just peal the lg logo off and swap it with one for ur choice and people may never tell uv got a "budget panel"
     
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    until you turn it on..................................
     
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    what about the thomson says its hi def ready and also says so on bottom left of screen, i can also get the sony for 1600 ex demo , would you buy one of these.
     
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    I persoanlly dont like ALis panels, I dont like the THOMSON brand, and wouldn't buy un seen, so no i wouldnt buy it... I also dont class ALIS as "HD ready" but thats my opinion and a whole can of worms..only you can decide what is right for you, i think if you bought it you may regret it after seeing a TH-37PV500 due in a months time......
     
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    what about the sony 37" , it gets good reviews and saw in action myself , brilliant picture, is there something i am missing regarding this tv
     
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    AFAIK, the Sony has no HDMI connections - so likely no SKY HD possible (needs HDMI and HDCP). About the same price (or more expensive) as the new HD Panny Vieras, which do have HDMI. Looks pretty, though.
     
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    rab if you like the picture then go for it, unless you are desperate to have a true HD ready screen. If you searched for alis like suggested you will find out a lot more, its less a good thing and more a bad thing used as a marketing ploy in my opinion. People hear a flash term like ALIS and then the word advanced and think its amazing, whereas its actually an advanced way out of making a true hi def panel.
     
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    thanks, had a look at the new vieras but no dvi or vga input on 42" ,think its the 50 version
     
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    the new PV500 have VGA and HDMI (can be used for DVi) PE50 have neither...........
    PWD7 has DVi and HDMI inoput available....(no HD 50Hz support but anthing you want at 60Hz) have you considered a Panel only?
     
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    have looked at panel but needs to be simple enough for wife to work
     
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    being a panel doesnt make it hard to operate, throw a remote like the HArmony H655 in the mix and its easier to use than a TV and sky box (one button to watch TV one for DVD one for listen to music.........dead easy...
     
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    :rotfl:
    Congratulations HD, you win 'quote of the week'
     

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