42PD9700 or the Px60?

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  1. RenaultSport

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    I think my plasma hunt has come down to the two screens
    the Panny PX60 which as everyone knows is 899 from Currys etc
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    The Hitachi 42PD9700 which is the 1080i AliS panel at about £1000
    Main use will be sky hd, xbox 360 and some hd stuff from a pc, tiny bit of sd.

    I've heared good things about the hitachi but also some bad things about Alis?

    Anyone know what their like for screen burn etc?


    Thanks

    Huw
     
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    I've had a 32PD3000 ALIS for 4 years. It's been totally reliable and I've had no problems at all with screen burn (even before the Sky option to timeout the DOGs).
     
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    I have the 42PD8700 which has the AliS, and am very happy with it, I looked at the 9700, but apart from the swivel stand and removable speakers, I could not notice any Difference in picture quality. The 9700 has the Picture Master Technology, but I couldn't tell the difference so went for the 8700 and saved £300.

    I hooked my my laptop to the PX60 at a friends house, and the picture quality was not as good as when the Laptop was hooked up to a Hitachi 7500.
     
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    I don't think I've seen a post of screen burn on ALiS panels here.
    I'm happy with my 9700, and was in the same boat as you few months ago.

    See this thread:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3929198

    ...and follow my trail of links that talk about the same topic! lol

    Jon
     
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    Ooopps, dunno why I didn't find that using the search . How much worse are the blacks on the 9700 compared to the panny? If it was worth it i'd consider the Pioneer 427, but i cant see it being some 500 quid better than the panny/hitachi?
     

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