best buy for a 1500 quid budget??

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  1. Chuck_Norris

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    sorry i know this questions been asked loads but i'm after some up to date opinions:lease:

    i've also been considering dlp as this is a fair bit cheaper:confused:

    or iuf not can someopne point me in the right direction of a decent review site??

    cheers for your time

    Chuck :)
     
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    Got my Panny 37PX600 for around 1400.

    Very nice it is indeed:smashin:

    Check the forums. About 353434 threads on the Panny Plasmas:devil:
     
  3. Chuck_Norris

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    cheers for the reply m8, i should of stated i'm after a 42" really if poss.

    i've just been looking at this panasonic with free stand here and that does look really good but there's no way i'll be able to blag the missis past 1500, she just doesn't get the whole gadget thing:boring: is there anywhere that sells cheaper thatn john lewis or is that a good deal??

    cheers

    Chuck:)
     
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    can't believe Chucky is under the thumb! :)

    You really need to give more info about what you are looking for before anybody can help......screen only? out of the box TV?...do you already have sound system...etc
     
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    You should be able to get that 42 cab version for £1348 if you PM EmpireDirect with John Lewis.Annoying as its cheaper than the ped version for some crazy reason but as i needed the ped version had to stump up £1439
     
  6. Chuck_Norris

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    times are hard since delta force m8 so she holds the purse strings ;)lol

    i have a 5.1 system, a xbox 360 and will hopefully be upgrading to sky hd next month:thumbsup: so i'm really looking for something thats firstly a good panel
    i'm not too bothered about onboard speakers etc as i use the 5.1 speakers for all that now on my heavy ass crt:)

    so do you think its a good price from john lewis or should i try to find it elsewhere??

    cheers for your time

    Chuck:)
     
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    Hitachi 9700!
     
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    get a pricematched 42PX600 CAB from JL and return the cab back and get £249 refund. you get the TV for under £1500
     
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    I'd consider the Hitachi 42PD9700. PQ and sound are generally reckoned to be on a par with the Panasonic 42PX600, plus Hitachi are doing a free 4-year guarantee so you don't have to faff around getting a PM from JL just to get their 5-year guarantee. Sound&Vision are doing it for around £1450 including the guarantee, so it's in your budget.
     
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    Ideal for a 42" PH9 then mate
     
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    ok m8 thx for the info, i'm a bit confused though, i take it the pH9 is just a monitor right??

    i'm struggling a bit to find anywhere that sells em:confused:

    is the TH42PX60 just the same screen but with tuner and cabinet etc??

    i've seen this one here at richer sounds, would john lewis price match this??

    cheers for your time

    Chuck:)
     
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    Just get the tried and tested ED pricematch with JL
     
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    how about here? http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381131
     
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    What HI-FI only gave the Hitachi 3 stars, compared to the PX600's 5 Red ones...
    Dixons online are doing teh PX600 no stand etc for £1500 and a bit...
     
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    What's the total price inc stand? What's a 4 year warranty gonna add on top of that?.........
     
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    I went from the px60 cab in the end (delivered next Fri as i'm working away for a few days) for £1250 delivered (5% off discount code and 5% Egg instant cash back).

    Not bothered about extended warranty (i recall cfc1 hinting that home insurance has similar benefits:devil: )

    Cheers,

    Shaun
     
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    1. Great price mate...good luck with it :thumbsup:

    2. :eek: ....... ;)
     
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    How about a completely different approach, you can get a 42" HD Samsung plasma from beyondtelevision.com for £1,100 or the 50" for £1,679!

    This screen has a nice gloss black finish like the pioneers, has hdmi input, decent sound if you need it and also got 4/5 stars for PQ and beat the Pioneer and Panasonic in a recent test in What Hifi And Cinema.

    I have a Panasonic PWD7 and cant fault it but am tempted by the 50" Samsung for £1,679, just seems a lot of BIG screen for little outlay when you look at the Pioneers at double the price.

    if 42" is your limit then the PHD9 at av-sales seems a good buy.
     
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    Doesn't that tell you something?.........
     
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    And i think you will instantly find fault with the samsung it really isnt very good, its BIG but thats it
     
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    Well...spoke to someone in Currys today (Dixons high street as dixons online only now)..check what currys do it for online as they do a new "Whatever happens" protection scheme, which covers everything..for about £10 a month...i f they cannot fix it within 21 days...they replace it...better than paying out 500 notes for a waranty, upfront...
     
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    Wouldn't you be better off getting Hitachi's own "free" 4 year warranty?
     
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    But it will only cover parts and labour etc...not accidental...and its only for 4 years...and the Hitachi is pants, which is why its cheap.
    As I alluded to in an earlier post...3 Stars, against teh Panasonics 5 Red ones
     
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    cheers for all the replies guys:)

    but i think i'm even more confused now!!lol

    i really like the panasonics but am confused with the panels and the tv's with stands, are these all the same actual screen??

    i've even been looking at lcd's, theres too much choice for tv's these days:rolleyes:lol

    cheers guys

    Chuck:thumbsup:
     
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    LCD's are not any good (APPARENTLY) at 37 inches or above. But...if you intend to use X-Box etc for very long periods of time, it has been suggested that static images, such as life bars and so on, could cause image retention..obviously, if watching TV, then you can zoom in to remove any static logo's (like Disney channel etc), but you cant do that while playing games!

    The Panasonic's (PX60 and PX600), have teh following suffix's.

    B = Basic panel, no stand or anything.
    WAL = Wall mount, non tilt
    PED = Pedestal mount, for on a table etc
    CAB = Cabinet stand (tho sadly has no doors)

    The Panasonic's both have exactly the same screen.

    The PX60, apparently looks a little "cheaper" with regards to its actual construction, than teh PX600.

    The PX60 I think has either no speakers, or really pants ones.

    The PX600 has excellent on board sound.

    Currently, What Hi-Fi are suggesting that for the money, and even for more money...the PX series Panasonics are the best buy, with excellent visual reproduction from all sources, Standard Definition and HD Sky, Digital and regular broadcasts.

    I dont have either at the moment, but i am relying on what I have read in magazines, and on here from actual owners...and I am pretty convinced, that when I get one...I wont be disapointed...if I am...I will damn well say so, and make my objections apparent!:)
     
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    Doesn't your house insurance cover accidental damage? So why do you want to pay for it again with another policy?

    The Hitachi 9700 is not pants, it is a fine TV! And whether it is cheap or not, is judged by individual circumstances.

    Take magazine ratings with a pinch of salt... they may have their own agenda... but, if you are swayed by the 5 shiny red stars, go for it!

    Hey, I can see that I am wasting my breath here, so I shall bid you adieu on this thread.....
     
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    Naturally...house insurance would usually cover AD, but many companies require that any item worth £1500 or more be itemised...then you will potentially incur increased premiums and insurance companies might not be quite so rapid at providing either a physical or cash replacement.

    Perhaps, my "pants" comment was a little harsh and certainly off the cuff...for which I appologise.

    I do trust teh judgement of what I see in magazines, but try and back it up with info from other sources...I imagine...that there is probably little difference in teh price bracket, on teh better screens, and the magazines are probably talking about very small "failings" between them, that the average joe, probably wouldnt notice anyway.

    However...3 stars compared to 5 with distinction is not a minor difference, for those who look at such things.
     
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    I've been looking for months before deciding on the PX60 (persuaded by the price) and believe me i wouldn't have classed the 9700 as a 3 star plasma..personally i take magazine reviews with a pinch of salt.

    The 9700 and PX60 were my choices, both have their strong points, but the price just shaded it on the px60.

    Cheers,

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