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42PD5200H - £1500! This or £500 extra on 7200?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Stampax, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Stampax

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    I was also considering the 42PD5200, but decided to pay the extra £500 after reading reviews of the 7200. Main reasons? Futureproofing; HD ready (3 ways of getting it in I believe), 3 Scarts, and of course that swivelling stand, that alone must be worth a few bucks. Oh yeah, it's also got a blinding picture and the sound ain't bad either.

    Guess I'm just a sucker for gimmicks though.

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    £1399 at empire-direct.co.uk + delivery. And if you check the reviews, it states it's HD ready so.... i give up
     
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    In this case HD ready means it will accept a HD input. The difference in price accounts largely for an older and less capable plasma panel.
     
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    ok so it's older and won't support sky HD. who cares.. Is it still a good buy for DVD's and consoles? £500 to get something that supports something i dont want is a lot.
     
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    But thats it. The older PD5200E's don't support the flavour of HD Sky will be using. The 5200H does.
     
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    So if i get a 5200H it will support sky HD? is this a software change or something? I'd hate to think that for the sake of finding 1 with a H on the end i might be missing out on some futureproofness.
     
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    The 5200H has different hardware and has extra scarts etc,etc. The Sky HD standard was a 50hz standard which the older 5200E's could not support (HD support was late coming to PAL). Obviously I have no idea how these compare. I would suggest trying to find one and have a look.
     
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    The 42PD5200H only has DVI and not HDMI - does this affect if i'll be able to use it with the new XBOX 360 and PS3?

    What is the difference in screen quality like between the 5200 and the 7200? I cant find anywhere with them both in stock to compare side by side...........
     
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    My local comet has both, but theyre not next to each other or even on the same feed :/

    One thing i have noticed is the review says the 5200 has a sheet of glass over the entire front, yet in comet it has a plastic edge all around it, is this a transport thing they havent took off? or is this the way the 5200 is?
     
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    Stampax, as far as I understand DVI and HDMI are essentially the same except that HDMI takes the audio as well. I presume as the consoles will have a seperate audio out, hence you should be able to get an HDMI to DVI cable for the picture, and hook the sound part up to your surround sound seperately and achieve exactly the same result?

    I'm also trying to find a 42pd5200H full spec? Someone mentioned it had more scarts, but anyone got a link on the new "H" spec to confirm it?
     
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    I asked at RS today and the manager thinks that all 5200's are now H?!?! He assured me the one they had in stock was the H version. I think he was blagging it, don't think i trust him! Don't know about more scarts though.
     

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