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Another takes the plunge..

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by martinthorn, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. martinthorn

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    Well, I had an Hitachi PD5200H on order until Wednesday this week when I saw one hooked up to a DVD player in Comet. Hope this doesn't cause flames (sure it will though :) ) but I changed the order because I felt there was too much banding on faces during motion on DVD. It could be that this was due to low bit-rate (it was an extra feature on the Little Stuart DVD) but I wasn't prepared to chance it given the sums of money involved, so..

    I plumped for the JVC PD-42DX6 instead. It's a few hundred quid more than the Hitachi, but was prepared to pay for a (perhaps!) a better picture.

    TV arrived today, managed to get it onto a stand with a herculean effort ! (Think olympic powerlifters ;)), switched on and the immediate picture on Sky through RGB was very watchable. A few tweaks later (reduce brightness, contrast and so on) and the picture is great. No banding so far, contrast is good, no greeny blacks or noise.. Quick look at a Star Wars (AOTC) DVD through RGB standard def shows a superb picture. I will give it a futher shakedown tonight when the sun has gone down (lose the reflections on the screen !).

    Analogue picture is good, channel 4 has great reception ; cricket is better on here than on sky due to mpeg compression artifacts that are just visible.

    So far a very happy plasma viewer !

    Martin

    ps. bear in mind this is my first plasma, and that although I think the JVC is great so far, the Hitachi may have been just as good given the chance ! The equivalent Panasonics and Pioneers are more expensive..
     
  2. Badger0-0

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    You made your own choice mate :thumbsup:

    That's all that matters.

    Never seen a JVC and don't know how it's rated.

    But who cares??? you're happy, so nice one, IMO.

    But I bet you will get someone say "you should have bought a panny" :(
     
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    yep the only good choice is the the Plasma thats right for you.
    ive never seen a JVC plasma so like badger i dont know what they are like but as long as your happy thats all that matters :)
     
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    What a refreshing post, someone who went to see the screen and had the ****** to say it wasn't the one for them.
    Now get off the forum for a while and enjoy your new screen mate!
     
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    JVC are made by Panasonic.......so he has got a panny.. :)
     
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    sounds like good advice..

    Neither had I until today and there are no reviews of this Hi-Def model because it's quite new.. however the only review I could find of a JVC Hi-Def was encouraging (a panel only affair : ie. not a TV) so went for it. Like I said the Hitachi may have been fine but am very happy with the JVC thus far.

    It does buzz though so perhaps it is a PV500 with a different name ;)
    Not an intrusive one mind you, but mute the sound and it's there.

    Martin
     
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    Can't be a PV500, doesn't look anything like it! :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Reading the spec. it says

    Capability to receive HD 1080i 50/60Hz and HD 720p 60Hz Signals

    Is it HD READY or not?
     
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    Where did you buy it from?

    The 2 or 3 places I looked at did have it listed as HD-Ready but JVC don't have it listed as one of their HD-Ready sets.

    http://www.jvc.co.uk/index_hdready.php

    If the place you got it from has it listed as HD ready I would get a screen grab of the page along with a webpage with a date on it in case you need some proof it was misold.

    It may be a panny 7th gen panel with the PV500 bits on it, hence no 50Hz? But JVC may release a firmware update?
     
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    And I thought we were going to leave the bloke alone, for making his own (very good) choice :confused:
     
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    Haha, the reason I said to get a screen grab now is, you may be able to use it for a few months and then get them to swap it over when prices have fallen again.

    I still think it looks like a great set and I bet it takes all the necessary reolutions at 50Hz on component, looks a good screen to me.
     
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    As far as I see it the TV supports a number of Hi-Def signals. If I get an upscaling DVD player it will output a signal that the JVC can accept. The question then is what about receiving Sky HD ? I don't know yet if this is ok, but if it doesn't it's not the end of the world as the TV is looking good on SD at the moment..

    I got the TV from here :

    http://ws3.homecinematv.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=JVC-PD42DX6

    where it is correctly advertised.

    Martin
     
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    I would email JVC and see what they say about it accepting 720p50 over YUV or VGA if it does that you will be fine anyway.
     

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