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Best Plasma for around £2000?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by jonbd, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. jonbd

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    I'm looking for a plasma for around the £2000 ish mark. Can anyone give me their opinion of the best in the price range? Mainly gonna be playing DVDs, XBOX, and soaps through sky digital for the missus.

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    Jon
     
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    Hi,

    I would be very suprised if you can find a really decent one for that price - I have just bought one myself (Hitachi PD 3000) and I looked at alot of screens but for the money (£2900) it was the best value.

    There is one available for £1891 made by Vision but I have no idea what the quality is like.
     
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    I was afraid someone would say that!!!
     
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    Well you can get a 32 inch Hitachi PD3000 for £2080, thats the best value plasma and beats many other dearer plasmas i imagine midknight paid £2900 for the 42 inch version, if not he was ripped off hehe.
     
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    I see Richer Sounds seem to have a few on their website, any opinions on these puppys?

    LG MZ42PZ17 2099.95
    Relisys RP4205S 1999.95
    LG MZ42PZ43 2299.95
    Toshiba 42WP27B 2299.95
     
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    just bought the philips 30 LCD, it really is an excellent screen, especially at £1970 from PRC. I only really use it for Sky+, eveything else goes through the projector, and it seems great - worth using a quality scart though
    Personally i think it offes a much more dynamic picture that the cheaper plasmas, it much less fragile, not liable to screen burn, not at all heavy.. it's also a good looking screen
     
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    I realise this isn't generally my topic,but having recently looked at a number of those models,I can say that the picture quality of the Relisys and the LG models was,to my eyes anyway,pretty poor in terms of colour and contrast.....you seem to be looking for a 40" + screen there,and at that price,it's difficult to get the quality you may want with the size.
     
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    Thanks for the tips there. I am looking for a 42" screen really so maybe its worth waiting a couple of months and going for something a little more expensive. I've heard the Toshiba is a rebadged Panasonic, is this true?
     
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    I don't know about the Toshiba,but definitely a larger budget will get you to an altogether better quality bracket.
     
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    And don't forget that by the time you've mounted and connected it you're a few hundred quid lighter too!
     
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    Hi Jonbd
    Been useing an Lg14 model since February and for general viewing on Sky and playing games , even hooked it up to my PC , i'm more than happy with the quality. Back in February that machine set me back £3000 so the get the slightly better LG 17 for £800 less to me is a good deal. If you spend a little extra and get decent quality connections that would be a good idea.

    Panic
     
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    Might see if I can see an LG in action somewhere then and see how it looks!
     
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    Hi Jonbd, Richer Sounds are now selling the Toshiba 42WP27B for £1,999.95 and from what I've read it's a re-worked Panny 5.

    ASH1:smashin:
     
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    Sounds good, might pop down there tomorrow and see what the score is!! Cheers
     

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