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37" Panasonic or LG 42"

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by suniil, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. suniil

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    Hi All,

    Sorry if the ques. is repeated in this forum.

    I'm newbie and planning to buy a plasma this week (sure!! :))

    Shortlisted 2 screens: Panasonic TH37PW7 and Lg RZ42PX11

    LG seems to be plug-and-play ready, including stands but Panasonic is barebone

    If you all recommend panasonic could you please advise, what else i need to make the full setup?

    Thanks in advance
    n2p
     
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    you'll need to tell the experts what you want to connect..........DVD, PS2, Sky+ etc......then horny, joe or maw will advise

    budget?

    room size?

    amp + speakers?

    regards, tam
     
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  4. suniil

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    Thanks for the replies and links

    Budget :£1600-£1700
    Roomsize:17'x20'
    Amps & Speakers: Planning to go for a 1 box Home Theatre (thoughts welcome)
    Connectivity: PC, DVD, SKY, XBOX (in one year)

    Also please give some indication from where can we find the best deals

    Thanks
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    My setup would probably suit you:

    37PW7 (£1199 from Richer Sounds, £1250 from discountaudiovision.co.uk)
    Pioneer DCS-323 DVD/Home Cinema Kit (£200-ish from most places)
    BNC Component board (£60 from plasmaware.co.uk)
    Optional JS-Tech Converter (£120 from js-technology.com)

    Total = £1600-ish

    Sky/DVD into JS Converter, Xbox to Component, PC into VGA as and when required. If you choose a retailer who bundles a free SCART board as well (PQ not as good as JS or Component but still good), you'll have even more options Laffin.
     
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    Thanks for the replies!!

    Will the connection looks like this?

    SKY->JS conv->component board
    XBOX->component board
    PC - > VGA (i assume 37PW7 already have one port)

    How much will be power consumption if I go ahead with 37PW7?

    Thanks
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    I had this in mind:

    SKY/DVD->JS conv->VGA
    XBOX->component board
    PC->VGA (you'd have to switch between JS Conv and PC as and when required)

    But if you wanted the RGB>Component JS Converter instead, then you would be able to do it the way you suggested. I'm not sure which would give you the best PQ, but there are a number of experts on here who could tell you.

    The 37PW7 does indeed have one VGA port as standard, and 2 free slots for terminal boards.

    Also need to bear in mind that Picture in Picture would not work between VGA and Component board, regardless of what you put through them. For some reason that combination is not supported. That's why I opted for the free SCART terminal because PIP is important to me - others don't use it at all, so it's personal preference.

    Can't answer the power consumption question either I'm afraid. Anyone else care to comment?
     
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    power consumption is listed in panny specs have a search also consider http://www.av-sales.co.uk/plasma/html/panasonic_th-42pwd7bs.html....with dual slot and an extra VGA (extra VGA modules can be configured for Component YUV input also (an AV amp like the pio 714 will switch 2 component sources so saves you an input board.....) there are plenty of sub £200 AV amps with component switching....
     
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    I bought TH37pw7 from Richer Sounds 3 weeks ago , bare bones unit with just VGA input. Got a JT converter and a Quintro , and PQ is astounding. I have two Humax's ,a Pioneer Freeview , and a Philips DVD recorder connected and am very pleased with my setup. Mind you , could'nt have done it without the help from these guy's and their posts on this forum.I have learnt alot about plasma's in the three weeks since joining here. I would go for the Panasonic m8. Read some of the posts regarding these models for reliability and quality and I dont think you will be dissapointed.
     

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