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Best Plasma for Sky - mainly sports

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by irmster, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. irmster

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    Am finally going to take the plunge and invest my hard earned reduncancy money in a 42" screen. Will mainly be used for connection to Sky + for sports/football, but also to a Pioneer DVL 919 Laserdisc (remember those) DVD combi player.

    I have read the various threads about the screen problems when watching Skysports etc, but there does not seems to be a definitive solution.

    Any assistance on screen choice will be appreciated :lease:

    Budget is quite flexible (ish!)
     
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    Panasonic 42PW6 with J S Technology RGB to VGA converter will give you as good a Sky picture as you can get. Run it in for the 1st 200 hours with reduced contrast and brightness then have it professionally calibrated.

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    A scaler would help, and a Pioneer or panasonic Hi def screen is worth considering too. The dream setup for me is probably the panasonic hi def, and a scaler, ask me what make after Thursday, when Mr Lumagen is going to convince me his products are the best.
     
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    so the Panasonic not the Pioneer. What sort of price would the scaler be?
     
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    About £1k. Pio/panny choice is personal, there will be plenty of people who'd say the opposite, and I have no issue with that. The model would be the 43mx-1
     
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    You say that your budget is flexible...

    You could go for Piers suggestion at just a touch over £2000, or go with a HD screen and scaler for £4000-5000.

    The best thing to do really is arrange to demo both options for yourself and see if you think its worth spending more on scaling and Higher Definition. I personally didnt and am more than happy with my Panny PW6 :)

    The trouble with sky digital is that the image is compressed, but luckily sky do allocate a higher bitrate to sky sports, so football matches look the best they can. Until HDTV takes off it will never be perfect, but viewing using a JS Tech RGB2VGA box its very acceptable indeed, and preferable over a direct scart connection which can appear softer.
     

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