Hi Jason,Same here mate, its really difficult finding a 50 inch plasma which really well deals well with SD input, I want 1080p for a bit of future proofing. Fancy the 507 but it's not 1080p. I have a decent Yamaha Amp just waiting now for a screen for under 2k with definately no speakers attached to it.
See my reply to jjasonuk. Allow some funds for a decent 5.1 amp even if it means breaking that budget. Alternatively consider the 42" unless you're sitting further than 10ft away.i have about £1500 pound to spend but could stretch a little more if need be.will be watching mostly sd material through sky+.i also have an xbox 360.i have got speakers but my amp is a little bit dated.
The Panasonic pro panels are reputed to have the most resistance to retention/burn and to have the best black levels. Those are important to me which is why I bought one. Only you can answer your question once all the info has been provided.i think its between the 50th9 and 507.but is the 507 worth the extra money.
You'll need a JS RGB-Component in that case. Same quality but more expensive. The PH9 only has one VGA input.i have 32" at the moment.so i would use the js box for sky+ and use vga for xbox
Thanks for your reply, really informative , you obviously know your stuff.Hi Jason,
I'm guessing that you're sitting around 10-12ft from your intended screen? Making SD images look good on such a big screen requires that you look after the signal as much as possible. A JS-Tech RGB-VGA box is more or less mandatory to keep the signal as clean as possible if you're viewing low-res images. http://www.js-technology.com/produc...id=33&osCsid=fafaad2ed571357b2df0fb955b5c0b39
Forget about 1080p. Read the article in the Sunday Times here about how the industry is kidding people they really need 1080p. http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article1713767.ece You'll save yourself a serious amount of money.
And if you don't want speakers then a PH9 seems ideal for you. Finally, don't forget to cost quality cables in your budget.
Thanks. Only by reading this forum for about 18 months before I bought.Thanks for your reply, really informative , you obviously know your stuff.
I asked the question on the Sky HD forum a couple of weeks ago as to whether Sky SD pictures were better via a JS Box to VGA or via Sky HD via HDMI. I never received a reply which indicated one was better than the other. Pity. If you're into SD for the medium/long term consider a JS Box. They are expensive but give great PQ. Maybe other Virgin+ owners can comment?I will be using a Virgin+ box and PS3 or 360HD so will I still need the JS-Tech RGB-VGA box for when I view SD content from the Virgin+ box do just set up the HDMI cable for everything? by the way I will be sitting 8-12ft from the screen (either end of the sofa!, usually 12ft).