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Any Views on Sony KDEP42XS1?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Cliff, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Cliff

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    Guys, got any comments on the picture quality of this Sony TV. Yes I know it is a bit pricey!
    Particularly interested in the Free view picture.
    How does it compare with the Hitachi which has a similar Alis display?
     
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    I have the 37" version and PQ on freeview is stunning - comparable to DVD. Note that PQ on analogue is poor. Picture looked better on the Sony than Hitachi to me -WEGA engine? - or am I just falling for the marketing hype...

    Not as expensive as you might think if shop around on the net.

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    Much better than the Hitachi picture-wise. :)
    Nice design too (but taste...).

    Less equipped connection-wise however (no digital input). But the pic more than makes up for the lack of digital connection, unless you know for sure you're going to need DVI or HDMI.

    My 2€cents... ;)
     
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    Thanks that's useful to know. On the other thread you said that for a 42inch you would go panasonic Hi def - which model did you have in mind as most I've seen are 480p?
     
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    Cliff

    If you're really rich and like the style of the Sony, they do the "proper" high def panel 1024x768 (who supplies that to them? Samsung? they wouldn't lower themselves to buy from matsu.... would they?) in the same style as the KDE - however, be prepared to sell the wife to pay for it!

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    Panasonic seem to have given up supplying 42" glass to 3rd parties. Except B&O, that is. The spec on the hi def Sony is pretty good, I've never seen one though.
     
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    There's a KDEP on display in the Sony shop in Meadowhall - I was very impressed by the PQ but not by the price tag - £2.9K for the 42" is about the best I've seen.
     

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