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  1. AndyBlac

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    Hi Guy's,

    Asked this question over in the Plasma section but getting no response, so i though i should ask here too.

    i purchased a TH-42PWD8-BS around this time last year, and it is a fantastic panel . But i have just purchased the Toshiba HD-E1 dvd player which is hooked up to this plasma through HDMI and it looks great, I was wondering how much better will the TH-50PH9 look apart from the bigger screen size?, would it be worth upgrading my panel to the PH9.

    or if you can recommend another 50" plasma for around the £2400 mark. i was thing about the Pioneer but i have read the it suffers badly from image retention and it does not have a DVI connection.

    Thanks for any advise you can give.
     
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    Get the samsung 1080p screen for £1700 :)
     
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    I see more difference with size than resolutions for most UK installations but the jump from 42 to 50 is modest at best. Why bother?
     
  4. AndyBlac

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    i'm more interested in the Picture Quality than the size. but if a HD screen will be a vast improvement than my current Plasma, then i might as well go up in size while i'm on.
     
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    A jump upto 720 / 768p will deliver something then but any higher resolutions at these sizes, you will have to be close to see the difference.
     
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    It's a bit off topic but have you ever considered getting a projector? For well under a grand you could have a 720p HD-Ready projector that easily rivals the PQ of plasma, and be watching your HD-DVD's on a 100" screen!! That way you could keep your existing plasma for regular TV where it no doubt excels.
     
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    Yes that is where people will find the 'wow' factor.
     
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    What kit would you recommend ?
     
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    You have a good plasma now. Go and look at good 720p projectors. They start at about £1k for decent ones.
     
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    720p projectors:

    LCD:

    Panasonic PT-AX100
    Sanyo Z5
    Hitachi PJTX300
    Sony VPLHS60

    DLP:

    Optoma HD72i
    Optoma HD70
    InFocus IN76
    Infocus IN78

    I've probably missed a few off the list. Most of the LCD models can be had for less than £900, the DLP's may be slightly more except for the HD70 which I've seen for as little as £650. All should give a fantastic picture for the money. Things to be aware of are that LCD's are generally easier to accommodate as they have more zoom and lens shift options, whilst DLP's generally produce a slightly darker black. Some LCD's are prone to the chicken wire effect where you can see the pixel structure, and you must view DLP to see whether you are bothered by the rainbow effect. FYI I have the PT-AX100 and am incredibly happy with it.

    Basically, you should spend a bit of time browsing the relevant forum, make a shortlist, and then definitely take a demo before purchasing.
     

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