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Best Pioneer for sub £3k?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by SilverPenguin7, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. SilverPenguin7

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    This is actually a question for a friend of mine. He wants to get oen of the Pioneer plasmas with the gloss surround but can't work out the difference between the various models (42" ones) as the Pio websites isn't overly helpful.

    Anyone here shed some light on which of the Pios is the one to go for?

    Many thanks in advance :)
     
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    Of the 43" Pioneer TVs with gloss surround the one to go for is the 435XDE .

    Regards,

    Stan.
     
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    For sub 3K though?
     
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    PDP-434HDE,

    Yip, for sub £3K (screen only )

    Granted, you might need wallmount or stand and maybe speakers.

    Regards,

    Stan.
     
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    Might?

    What would you recommend, prop the Plasma against the wall using bluetac?
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: now you're just being silly, you'd use solvite wallpaper paste, slap it on the wall and then hold the plasma up till the paste sets. ( hell, if it can hold a guy hanging from a crane !!)

    Just as an example 435XDE and wallmount from av-sales comes in at £3035 - not bad and, they did have 4 in stock.

    Regards,

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    Pio 434

    John Lewis are knocking ex dems out for £2499.99 & i reckon you'd even get a bit more discount with a little haggling for cash.
     
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    FDE not XDE, JL don't stock 435 XDE
     
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    That'll be an HDE then, and ex dem with no care and 24/7 switched on, no thank you, you can buy an FDE with a similar spec for another £100
     
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    Is the FDE a better buy than the XDE? I have seen FDE+stand+speakers for £2,750 all in wheras the XDE sells around £2,800 on it`s own.Are the extra features on the XDE worth the cash?

    Dan :)
     
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    dan,

    XDE vs FDE - depends on whether you think you'll use the extras of the XDE.

    Regards,

    Stan.
     
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    Stan,is there any major difference in features between the two.The only one i am really aware of is PIP.

    Dan
     
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    Dan,

    check out pioneer.co.uk or avland.co.uk to compare various features.

    The XDE remote is a nice metal one where the FDE comes with a plastic shot ! the XDE has a freeview tuner built-in to the media box.

    You can view your digital camera photos on the XDE with the photo gallery option . ( not on FDE )

    That's some differences to start you off - there are more !

    Regards,

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    Thanks for that Stan,looks like the FDE is the "margarine" of the range.Didn`t realise there was a difference in remotes etc,guess the XDE is worth the extra cash.

    Dan :)
     
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    How does XDE compare to the HDE? XDE got the same processing of the picture or is the XDE better overall?

    I am aware of XDE got DVB-T....
     
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    The MXE1 is the best 43" Pioneer screen available at the moment. Costs £2499 with the input card included. Replaceable glass front unlike the newer 435xxx screens which are bonded plastic, much smaller border round the screen, and better quality internals with a lower noise picture than the 435xxx series. Only downside is no HDMI support for a couple of months until a new input card comes out.
     

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