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Artico PDP-42-H Plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Pugwash, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. Pugwash

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    I have recently been offered one of these screens and wondered if anyone had any information.

    The screen is been offered by a company called itac multimedia.

    From the spec it looks like a screen that has been mentioned on this forum before called a Mitac PDP-42-S.

    The spec is as follows for the Artico PDP-42-H.

    42” Plasma screen
    -852 x 480 resolution
    -16:9 Aspect ratio
    -852 x 480 physical pixels
    -Contrast Ratio 800:1 max.
    -Quiet fanless operation
    -16,770,000 Colours
    -590 cd/m2
    -TV Tuner
    -Full Fastext ( For PAL SECAM ) Max 100 pages
    -Advanced multi-window viewing
    -Picture in picture (PIP in PC only) with nine selectable window position
    -Aspect Ratio : 16:9
    -Dual HD component video inputs
    -Automatic frequency detection
    -Built in amplifier / speakers
    -Multi variable audio output
    -Advanced Motion Digital Processor
    -Digital Progressive Line Scaling
    -3:2 Pull-Down for Film Scan Conversion
    -Digital 3D Comb Filter (NTSC)
    -PC monitor support up to 1280 x 1024
    -High quality RGB video input
    -DVI digital interface for PC applications
    -Full function remote control
    -RS-232 interface functionality
    -Multi Language OSD
    -480i, 480p, 720i, 1080p

    As I know very little about Plasma's, can anyone comment on how this compares with the Samsung and LG -17 plasma available to Richer sounds.

    To me the brightness looks a bit low
     
  2. Pugwash

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    Can I assume that nobody has heard of this Plasma and because of that I should stay well clear of it.
     
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    I do not know if I am missing someting here, but if the screen is capable of 852 x 480 resolution, how can they then claim 1280 x 1024 PC support?
     
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    They claim it because it downscales the incoming signal. IE They claim 720P and 1080i but that's outside it's native pixel count too....

    Sorry I cannot be more helpful. Never seen one.

    Gordon
     
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    If it's a MiTAC (which I guess it is) then it was based on Samsung glass but with built in speakers and progressive scan. Now its changed up to a 1200:1 screen (still with built in speakers and progressive scan but not Samsung glass) I can honestly say it's quite good!

    It's no Panasonic though, more like an LG with a decent tuner and good set of features/inputs and a competitive price. I think it's worth making the effort to go and see one anyway.
     
  6. Pugwash

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    Thanks for the info Liam. The Plasma I've been offered is the 800:1 screen. I see from your website that the MiTAC screen has been uprated to 1200:1 from March 2003.

    This is probably why the screen has been rebadged and was offered to me for £2100.

    The decision now is Plasma or deposit on the Nissan 350Z :D
     
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    Can't help with any info on the Plasma :(

    But go for the 350Z...you'll have much more fun :smashin:

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Yeah i'm thinking you should go for the 350Z too!
     
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    Forget the plasma, 350Z !!! :smashin:
     
  10. Pugwash

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    350Z and another year of a ten year old TV it is then.
    :devil:
     
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    Mazda RX-8 and Plasma, the RX-8 is a bargain!
     

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