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AV Sales Demo Booked - What to take ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by tetrarch, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. tetrarch

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    Thanks to the copious I have narrowed my choice down to the Panny PWD7 (mediabox offer thing) and the Pioneer 435XDE.

    In terms of price/value the Pioneer is going to have to be pretty damn good to justify the extra expense. The only way to see is to compare both side-by-side.

    What DVD's would push both systems ?

    Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, The Mummy(1,2,3), Waterworld, Blade (1,2), Matrix, LOTR (1,2,3)

    (I've got many others but that list is embarrassing enough)

    Regards

    Tet
     
  2. Mep

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    the freeway scene in Reloaded is a goody!!
     
  3. hornydragon

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    most of those films will IMO look better on the panny as they are quite dark......try something with more life for the Pio Fifth element, Bad boys 2 freeway chase etc
     
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    Avoid CGI stuff like Finding Nemo. That sort of stuff looks pretty good on most things. Stuff with dark and lots of movemt are best, also try some DVDs of TV shows like STNG? If it's possible, I'd suggest taking some home made DVDs of some soaps like East Enders or something. Ok, it may look crap on both of them, but one should look less crap than the other.
     
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    At the risk of derision - if you wanna test darks try the Buffy disks - esp series 7.
     
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    Your credit card? :smashin:
     
  7. t0by

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    tetrarch - note that the media box offer is not on the PWD7 as far as I know - its on the standard PW7 (not that there's much difference if the truth be told).

    http://www.av-sales.co.uk/plasma/html/panasonic_th-42pw7b_plasma.html

    When I went to AV Sales for my dem I took:
    The Matrix (seen it too many times)
    LOTR (several great scenes)
    Seven (very dark in places)
    Shrek 2 (cartoon)
    Life of Brian (interested to see how poor pq translates on to a plasma)
    Star Wars (pod racer scene - very fast segments).

    I am assuming you will be seeing the sames screens as I did, in the same demo room, connected to the same source kit. Let us know how you get on, will you? I'm keen to hear what you make of it all.

    (FYI, I ended up going with the PW7 mediabox package - the Pio did not do it for me at all).
     
  8. GalacticaActual

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    try taking a copy of DVE, and some older less well encoded discs. Any display can look resonable with great discs, the reall test is how the display handels an average dvd relases and not a thx encoded all singing all dancing digital remastered hi def transfer ;)


    I took undersiege 2 (warner)
    Star trek 2 (paramount)
    DVE
    and flash gordon.
    All looked very good on thier wall mounted 37" Viera.
     
  9. Sulis

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    I would take a recorded DVD with as varied a selection of SKY stuff as you can - footie, Eastenders, SKY News, Shopping channels, Men & Motors, etc... This is the sort of stuff that always makes LCD screens look really crap, and should avoid embarrassment in front of your other half and friends ("You paid HOW much for this? My 10 year old telly looks better than that, etc., etc.).

    And you should really check how the screen handles flesh tones, so Emmanuelle Goes To Paris or suchlike might be included... :)
     
  10. Neil F Holland

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    Oh yes, Sulis... got to get a good appreciation of skin tone...! :cool: :devil:
     
  11. Simon James

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    Try the opening scenes of Seven. Very dark.
     
  12. Simon James

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    Ah, read you fool...Toby already said that...
     
  13. Neil F Holland

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    You, er, playing with yourself there, Simon?
     
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    Toy Story.
     

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