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42PD7200 or PV500

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by yeff, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. yeff

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    Hi, what a great site this is and a costly 1 :D
    Couple of months ago, was happily getting along with my 32" TV and all in 1 dvd home cinema. Then receiver went on the box, so was just going to get it fixed, but started reading these forums and after bit research now have a:
    Yamaha 750 amp
    Canton speaker setup for front sound (2 x CD100, CD50 & AS25SC)
    Samsung DVD-HD950 (awaiting delivery)

    Have managed to persuade wife that now need nice plasma to finish it off :D
    have now got it down to these 2 screens, so which do you think will be best with my new setup.
     
  2. Dan L

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    Best thing you can do really is get a demo of them both and decide which you like best yourself. I can't really see how you can rely on suggestions from here since nearly everyone will have one or the other, or the same make, but not both - hence won't be able to give you an unbiased opinion.

    For example, I could have just jumped straight in and said "yeah, smash yer cash on the Hitachi, it's blatantly waaaaay better than the Panny* "

    But having not seen the Panasonic in the flesh I can't really justify such a comment.






































    *actually true. Probably.
     
  3. greyhorse

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    Would totally agree, view the screen. The hitachi I have seen running and wasnt to taken with it on SD tv, sat next to a Panny pe50, the panny came out tops. Just my eyes worth.

    But hey its your choice go and view them side by side, although i think you will find that hard to arrange.
     
  4. chimpmagnet

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    I started a similar thread a few days back as I also was in the same situation as you.

    Eventually I decided on the 42PD7200, for a number of reasons, including:-

    1) At best price it is about £300 cheaper than the 42PV500
    2) PV500 has inbuilt digi tuner that I won't need (will use my sky box eventually)
    3) Initially I was going to buy the 42PD5200 anyway, which had great ratings everywhere
    4) I did a lot of research on this great forum and was persuaded by all the great stuff people have written
    5) 42PD7200 has motorized swivel, swivel on that PV500!! lol
    6) PV500 has better contrast ratio but I believe this is a minor advantage.
    7) Honestly, once the plasma is up and running in my room, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the 2 models anyway!! So I'll spend the £300 less.

    Not sure if that list will help you, but it was just my thought process over the past few weeks. Have now ordered thru John Lewis and am waiting impatiently!!
     
  5. Daipac

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    Have these models been tested side by side by anyone ? MAW ? hornydragon ?

    Be interesting to see the outcome of this.

    The price of the two are pretty much the same, £1950, so there is nothing between them in that department.

    The PV500 is MASSIVE which is a little bit of a let down but the PQ was amazing on the one I saw yesterday. Yet to see a 7200.
     
  6. Dan L

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    "5) 42PD7200 has motorized swivel, swivel on that PV500!! lol"

    mmc
     
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    Not yet planning another PDP mega test hope fully compare the 2, the Hitachis Alis screen has no where near the black level; of the panny and will clip 1080i signals, has no adjustment for over-scan
     

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