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Anyone heard of Tatung plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by McBain, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. McBain

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    Popped into my local independent audio shop yesterday and they were demoing a Tatung 42" Plasma. Anyone heard of this make?
    The dealer claimed they were a Taiwanese OEM Monitor company. The plasma looked ok picture wise - I haven't demoed that many, but the dealer claimed it had the best contrast ratio of any plasma!? I found that hard to believe, especially since he didn't give me the numbers.

    It had something called DCDI - something to do with motion processing? Anyone know what this is?

    Anyway - if anyone knows any more details aboutthis model, the info would be appreciated.
     
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    I've heard of the make. They have been around for about 15 years, but have no knowledge or experience of their products.
     
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    They have a website : -

    Tatung 46" Plasma screen

    They only list a 46" screen though - maybe the 42" is a rebadged Panny ?

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    Tatung.... I thought they were a lesbo pop band.

    DCDI is Faroudja's Directional Correlational Deinterlacing. Very well spoke/thought of deinterlacing technology. Have a look at :-

    http://www.dcdi-video.com/
     
  5. TheBoingoBandit

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    We sell 15 inch Tatung LCDscreens in our store.

    They seem OK, the picture and sound are reasonable.


    Don't know about the plasma though!
     
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    Tatung are huge in Taiwan where they originated.

    They appeared in the UK in 1981 when they aquired Decca (remember them?)

    They generally make OEM equipment that goes out under various names. Hitachi used to badge their 14" portables (not sure if they still do) Tatung also took over the Orion video design and they made 14" combos for the Matsui name... (not sure if that's a recommendation though!)

    However, Tatung on the whole make basic but sturdy products.

    As a former TV retailer and repair engineer, Tatung TV's were actually more repairable as they were more basic than others. But I can't comment on their Plasmas as I'm not in the trade anymore (thank god)

    Tatung of course may be rebadging the plasmas seeing as many brands don't make the plasma panels.
     
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    The contrast ratio for this plasma is 1,000:1. :smashin:


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    So that means it's not the best contrast ratio of any plasma, especially compared to Panasonic's 4000:1 6-series model.


    When they start making up lies just to sell the unit, it's time to move on to another dealer.
     
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    There is only one plasma glass on the market in the size of 46" that I know of and this is from Benq, previously called Acer...
     
  10. TheBoingoBandit

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    We just got the Tatung 42 inch in our store and I was a lot more impressed than I thought I'd be.


    The unit's made of cheap plastic without a nice finish but the picture quality is very good and almost up there with the best, especially on brightness.


    However, on the first day I noticed that the top 1-inch bar across the top of the entire picture was shimmering quite a bit.

    This has put me off quite a lot.
     
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    I think theres a review in this months HCC.

    S.
     

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