Anything new due out i should wait for?

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  1. Davey74

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    Ive been hanging off for ages from buyin a new plasma/LCD 42" screen but i am gettin close to finally buyin one as gettin fed up of waiting for the next big thing.

    Ive been looking at philips due to Ambi Light & 2 HDMI sockets, USB & card reader all built in.

    Does anyone know of anything due out in the next month that i should wait for & what special features or tricks does it have/do?
     
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    I have recently thought about this.

    I am getting the Panny PX60, which has already been superceeded by the PX600.

    The problem you have is that you can wait forever, because technically as soon as you buy a Plasma, it's out of date!

    Saying that though, there are some great Panals out there so I would just go for it!
     
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    I don't think there has ever been a good time to buy a plasma

    year1 - theyre too expensive, wait a bit, prices will come down next year...
    year2 - problem with screen burn/ fans are too noisy, the technology is not there yet wait until next year...
    year3 - lcd's are coming, plasmas are dead wait until next year...
    year4 - hd is coming soon don't buy yet wait until next year...

    August 2006 - time to buy?..... Nope ;), make sure you wait and get 1080p and 1.3 hdmi... :)
     
  4. audiophile911

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    I did exaclty the same thing as the note above...

    You can wait forwever...1080p HDMI 1.3 tomorrow but what about SED's that might come next year?

    Anyway, I just ordered a Panasonic PH9...not the the latest technology (1024x768) but also not that expensive for a very good picture and I can always flip it in a year and get something else.

    -AL
     
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    SED - a lonnnng wait. 2008 at best I say

    Plasma now (heh heh, I'm still using a CRT so take my advice lightly!)

    Personally, HDMI1.3, who cares, it should IIRC be backwards compatible, and I don't plan on getting all new 1.3 equipment straight away. Actually, I don't have any HDMI equipment at present.

    However, I am prepared to wait for the PHD9 50" 1920*1080 panel - BUT not any longer than the end of this year!
     
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    Possibly what I will wait for before making a decision...

    Love to know what its expected to retail as, preferablly display unit only.

    Otherwise its the fujitsu I feel...

    Adrian
     
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    I do know at the end of September there will be a number of new Toshiba LCDs on the market which the exact spec is unknown but i have read they will have 3 HDMI sockets and be 1920 x 1080p, but no one really comments on toshiba TVs, its all panasonic, philips & samsung with a few others.

    Anyone know if the toshibas will be any good?

    Also i think Samsung are due to release more screens soon, including 2 hdmi sockets and card readers....anyone able to confirm?
     
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    I am waiting for the 1920x1080 full HD Fujitsu panels which might arrive at end of 2007.

    If you can afford it,and want a plasma now, go for the 58 series Fujitsus.
     
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    was going to get the 42px60
    can u tell me how much better these will be, if i buy now or later my budget will still be around 1600
    my aims watching football on sky hd and playing ps2 and after xmas the ps3
    and watching cartoons too on sky and odd film etc
    what would u do ???????????????????????????:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :lease:


    p.s dont forget to reply:hiya:
     
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    Some technologies might never make it, I saw a recent article from a Philips man who said that the investment companies have made in production lines for Plasma and LCD was too big to throw away just because a new and possibly better technology comes along.
    Any decision to write off this investment and go for the new technology would be called a courageous decison, in the Yes Minister sense of the word.
     
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    I was also seriously considering the 42" Fujitsu but could not justify the £1200 premium over the Panny PH9, especially when the Fujitsu is only a 1024x768 display.

    It will be interesting to see the difference between the two! I'm sure the Fujitsu will be better, but I guess it comes down to how much you want to spend for an incremental improvement.

    -AL
     
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    no they were launched at the same tme and are standard PX60 and premium PX600 products the 600 does not replace the 60

    Dont you mean till Panasonic sell Fujitsu 1080p panels???? but yes the 58 series is the best currently
     
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    should i wait are the new tvs really going to be much much better

    how long can i wait
     
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    If you have the patience try going back 12 and 24 months, you'll find the same question asked on the plasma, lcd and projector forums
     
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    i would spend £1100 or £1670 on a hd samsung 42" or 50" plasma, then in 2 years time buy the latest all singing all dancing 1080p Fuji or Panny.

    that way you get a good value good PQ screen now and not blow nearly 3/4k.

    you will never keep bang upto date unless you are willing to blow shed loads of cash.
     
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    Read the whole thread and never saw mention of the Pioneer or the Sony Bravia...what gives? Are you Brits prejudiced or what? Pioneer was EISA tv two years running. Anyway, my problem is I can't decide between the Pio or the Sony. Any ideas?

    I can get the Pio about 20% cheaper but nothing looks better than Sony's 'floating glass'. HELP...
     
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    I have a couple of thousand Euros burning a hole in my pocket just waiting for the next round of Pioneer plasmas to come on the market later in September.

    I have discounted all LCDs due to the LCD picture, the Pana 42PX600 due to the generally poor picture processing, the Hitachi 9700 due to the excessive power consumption and ALIS panel.

    If the current series of Pioneer screens is discounted heavily when the new ones arrive then I may well buy one of them instead.
     

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