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Are there any good plasma's between 1000 and 1500 pounds...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by gghghhghghgghgh, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. gghghhghghgghgh

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    Hello all. I am looking to purchase a new TV..and wondered if anyone could offer any advice on the budject end of the plasma market. Are there any plasma's in my price range you could recomend?. I would be looking to plug in my X Box and Sky box via scart..plus maybe a DVD recorder....
    Any help would be gratefully received
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    GGH
     
  2. johndon

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    If you can stretch your budget a little bit, you'll not find anything better than a Panny PW6/7 which can be had these days for a little over your budget.

    HTH

    John
     
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    All the plasmas I've seen under £1,500 have a resolution of 480 lines. If you're not fussy about resolution then that's ok. If you are, then be aware of that!

    You can probably get my screen (Hitachi 42PD5200) for under 2k now, and it's lovely. And 1024 lines!
     
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    ...you also need to be aware that "number of lines of resolution" does NOT equal "best picture"!...

    Simon
     
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    tbh, and yes owners always recommend their sets of course, I am more than happy to recommend the Panny PW6/7. As HD says ~£1500 these days. Just go basic Scart connection to begin. Component DVD thru the VGA socket with suitable lead. Sky in thru Scart and sorted.

    Believe me a well set up Panny PW6/7 is stonking and if you're coming from a 32" CRT or similar you'll love it.
    I was a cautious CRt owner a couple months ago and now wish I'd done this plasma thing sooner.
     
  7. Nick_UK

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    No, but it helps. What resolution do you use on your PC ?

    640 x 480 ? or 1280 x 1024 ? :)
     
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    I dont think thats relevant
    a) you dont watch your plasma/telly from 15 inches
    b) you are not increasing your desktop realestate on a plasma, a picture will fill it no matter what the resolution where as items shrink on pc monitor as the resolution goes up
    all in all a bad analogy
     
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    Panasonic PW6 for £1299 at Richer Sounds (+£150 for scart board, £150+ for stand etc etc, must be collected....)

    Panasonic PW6 for £1549, incl scart board, desk stand or wall mount, delivered from AV Sales

    AV Sales know their stuff... I just got my PW7 there, and Alistair Collie (member on here) is extremely helpful :thumbsup:
     
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    It all depends on what source you are feeding the plasma.

    The higher the resolution, the better picture the plasma is capable of. Obviously there are many other factors that have a big factor in picture quality.
     
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    Not sure I'd necessarily say that even Nick - quite a number of the plasmas I demo'd had "better" specs than the one I purchased, but obviously I bought the one I thought had the best picture.
    I think it's possible to get blinded by the specifications, including resolution, whilst forgetting the bit that's important - how it looks to you!
    Obviously the highly discussed issue of HDTV may be important to a lot of people and if you're one of them it would be sensible to take that into account but I'm not going to subscribe to Sky HD so it wasn't something that impacted my decision.

    Oh and I view my 19" PC LCD monitor on 1280x1024 for the record! ;)

    Simon
     
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    and only 512 are "lit" at any one time.................
    ALIS panelslike hitachi are 1024x1024 yet 16:9 ?!?!?! you figure it out and require a lot of processing power (not cheap) Hitachi have their place but better PQ can be had for same money elsewhere.........
     
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    Hi guys.. sorry to butt in on this thread... but what would you say is best PW6 or PW7 if i just have sky via scart and DVD via scart... I want a very minimal system ( the thought of scart boards and such sounds like more stuff to hide?) not that I know what a scart board is. :)
     
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    Dave - best start a new thread... it keeps things tidy and easier to search through in the future ;) Daisychain DVD through SKY (use the VCR scart connection), then scart from SKY to Scart board on plasma. Scart board just clips in then 4 screws. I have it running that way for mine. Simple, and not much clutter :)
     
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    Also, don't forget, as per a number of other threads, the PW7 is available from 2 or 3 retailers (at least one of whom is definitely reputable) for around £1500 including 1 SCART.

    www.buyyourav.com
    www.krishav.co.uk
    www.discountaudiovisual.co.uk (I think - that's from memory!)

    The only disadvantage I've seen with the PW7 is that the VGA input allegedly doesn't take component, but other than that I'd say go for the newer technology. I did, and I'm chuffed with it... :thumbsup:
     

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