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Advice needed on first plasma purchase...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by MJKNIGHT, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. MJKNIGHT

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    Hi,

    My old Sony 29inch Trinitron just went pop after 8 years of good service.
    I'm now in the market for a Plasma/Dvd combo.
    I've seen various feedback on recommending Panasonics and Pioneers but the following item caughy my eye.

    http://www.flatdeal.com/42pd5300_pack.htm

    I have a budget of approx £2500, what are your thoughts on the above ?
    Is it a good buy or are there better alternatives/combos :confused:

    Current Kit requiring connections :

    Pace NTL Cable Box
    TiVo
    PS2

    Your views and comments would be much appreciated..... ;)

    Michael.
     
  2. MAW

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    I'm pretty sure you can do better price wise. That's not a hint, I don't sell them, just it seems quite a lot for that screen.
     
  3. t0by

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    Have you checked on kelkoo.co.uk and pricerunner.com - they are usually good indicators...
     
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    That's what I though initially, but then it is for a package including the floor stand (about £350 on it's own), speaker stands and DVD player - which doesn't seem so bad on that basis.

    Although looking at the floor stand, going for the panel alone and then buying your own table would be more practical.
     
  5. MJKNIGHT

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    Thanks for the feedback so far.

    Quite right, I can get the 42PD5300 on its own for around £2070.

    My old TV had its own custom stand which wouldn't hold the plasma.
    So need a stand/table of some sort, hence my interest in the bundle as it includes the stand, speaker stands and a DVD player which I may locate to the bedroom if the quality is not up to supporting the new screen.

    Ideally I'd like to wall mount it :rolleyes: . However, the best position for viewing would unfortunately be on a plasterboard wall. Also, I'm likely to move in the next 3 months or so and don't want to do any work on the walls to strengthen them or cause any unecessary decorating. However, I still need to find a decent platform to stand it on.

    Do you folks have any recommendations on platforms.
    I'm thinking on the lines of glass/metal stand with a few shelves for Tivo, DVD, Media box and PS2.

    Michael.
     
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    And what's the trouble with wall mounting? Stud walls are the easiest, find the studs and you are there, and very often you can find a cable path to the screen too.
     

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