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Advice for a novice!

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by sarah9, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. sarah9

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    Hi

    I'm looking to buy a 28" widescreen TV. Can anyone advise on the difference between the Panasonic TX28PS1 and TX28PS1C?

    I have up to £500 to spend and would be grateful for any advice on best makes models etc.

    Listening to the guys in Currys & Comet, they all seem to have different opinons and I'm not sure how much faith I have in them anyway!

    Thanks!
     
  2. hornydragon

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    not much difference at all sarah, 28DT4 is a nice set and digital tuner.
    To help more i need to know what you have Sky,cable,VCR,DVD etc and what you are looking for from the set. PQ sound Quailty nice shape??? Amazing how many people buy a TV based on what it looks like switched off!
     
  3. sarah9

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    Hi

    I have NTL digital and am planning to buy a home cinema system too. Once I've got 2 or 3 models that I know are good quality / value then I'll pick on the nice shape (typical female response I know!)
     
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    OK well you need to make sure that the TV has at least 2 RGB scarts and obviously good picture quality 100HZ is not needed so there are a whole host of sets that fit the bill.
    PS Panasonic SCHT900 is worth looking at as far as alll in one HC systems are concerned.
     
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    I am in a similar position to Sarah with £500 to spend on a new 28" Widescreen TV. I have also had the conflicting info from the Curry's and Comet salespeople....

    I live in an area with bad reception (dont have Sky/Cable and cant get digital) and was advised to go for the Panasonic TX28PS12 (£460 online), however I was also advised to go for the Philips 28PW8608 (£480 online).

    Now I am confused!! Do I really need 100Mz? Also the Philips set comes with Dolby as opposed to just Nicam on the Panasonic... Does this make much of a difference.

    Any assistance in helping me decide would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Marc1
     
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    There will be no difference between the PS1 and PS1C I am sure, I would email Panasonic to make sure though.

    From personal experience I have two 28 inch Panasonics a 50Hz and a 100Hz. I sit arround 10 foot away from the 50Hz set and the picture is good. I sit arround 6 foot away from the 100Hz and the picture is good (except for the fault but this is being replaced).

    If I get closer than about 7 foot from the 50Hz set I start to see the difference in picture quality of the two sets, I can see the 50Hz set flickering and the qualty of the picture is not as good as the 100Hz set.

    If you look at the Panasonic web site the reason for the better pic on the 100Hz is that the set has more to it other than just upping the Hz, compare the PS1 and PS12 and you will see what I mean. Also personally I can not see anything digital about the 100Hz set so it is a good choice of 100Hz if you know what I mean.

    The choice is yours, the difference in price is arround £80 if you can afford it then go for the better of the two.


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  7. hornydragon

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    100HZ is only useful if you see 50HZ flicker. turn the volume up on the set and see what you think, I would reconmend you go to a local independant specialist for advise and a decent demo. Personally i prefer the Panasonic sets to philips but thats just me, Also worth consideration are JVC they a couple of really nice 28"
    THe AV28X37 and 28R25 are well worth a look.
     

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