Best 52" lcd? do I go plasma or lcd?

Alexg

Standard Member
Guys,

Currently got a Panny SD 42PWD7, great plasma but want a high def one now.

Do I go plasma or LCD, what are the pros and cons of each?

How can I be sure I buy a TRUE 1080p screen rather than one that just upscales to it?

I've been looking at this one:- http://www.121electricals.com/detail.asp/sku=LE52M87BDX

Is this a top spec screen? is this TRUE 1080p?

Whats the diff between HD compatable and HD ready?

Any info on my above questions will be greatly received.

Thanks!
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Yep the 52M87 is an excellent tv and 1080p FULL HD.HD READY is 1366x768.FULL HD is 1920x1080
 

Alexg

Standard Member
Thanks Chris,

This is quite an investment for me, under 2k, is this pretty much the best spec 52" screen you can get?
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
What do you use the telly for?, is the question I'd ask myself.

If SD, I'd have another think about it.

I have to say I've seen neither, but the word is the pio 508 is the one to go for, plasma-wise.
I think it's a 50" though.

Just a suggestion :smashin:
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
What do you use the telly for, is the question I'd ask myself?

If SD, I'd have another think about it.

I have to say I've seen neither, but the word is the pio 508 is the one to go for, plasma-wise.
I think it's a 50" though.

Just a suggestion :smashin:

The 508 technically isn't Full HD as it's panel isn't 1920x1080 but from what i've seen on it is an amazing picture on anything HD, but SD it absolutely wipes the floor with anything LCD at the moment.

personally prefer the Sharp XE1 52" model to the Samsung.....
 

Alexg

Standard Member
Just when your think You've narrowed it down, you get more ideas thrown at you!! aghh! reading both forums some say go LCD nothing else, some say go Plasma, nothing else! The pio 508 looks lovely but with a res of 1365 x 768 I just feel I'll be loosing something, my whole purpose is the get the BEST picture possible.

I'm going to be using it for films sometimes (blurray) and hd sky other times.

Thanks.
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Just when your think You've narrowed it down, you get more ideas thrown at you!! aghh! reading both forums some say go LCD nothing else, some say go Plasma, nothing else! The pio 508 looks lovely but with a res of 1365 x 768 I just feel I'll be loosing something, my whole purpose is the get the BEST picture possible.

I'm going to be using it for films sometimes (blurray) and hd sky other times.

Thanks.
I very much doubt it's X * 768 mate.

Anyway, don't read to much into the res.
It's widely accepted that more is usually not necessarily better.
More research needed, IMO :smashin:
 

Scott_Mac

Distinguished Member
Native Resolution 1365 x 768 pulled from http://www.*/Pioneer-PDP508XD/

That'll be a misprint i'm sure... it'll be 1366 x 768

I'd wager that the Pioneer will offer a better 1080p picture than anything LCD from Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba etc.... At least that's what my eyes told me!
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Hmm, correct, according to the pio site :smashin:

As I said, don't read too much into pixels, it's picture quality that counts ;)

Scott, it is 1365 :confused:
 

Alexg

Standard Member
Thanks for the advice guys,

Hrmm, what I dont get is if x 768 looks like 1080 then why make 1080 sets? there MUST be a difference?
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
It aint the pixels mate, it's the gubbins that run it all that count ;)

Processing etc, is where the money goes.

Best advice is go look for yourself :smashin:
 

Alexg

Standard Member
Yeah thats true I guess.

Its a shame the lcd and plasma forums are split into 2 as I have to have two topics going!

The samsung has a great spec, 52" and a x1080 res and is around £1700, I always thought LCD was better than plasma which is why the larger sets are normally more expensive.
 

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