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Budget 42 inch plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by EN, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. EN

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    Hi everyone.
    During the weekend I was looking for cheep 42inch plazma display.

    SONY 42M1
    PANASONIC 42PW7
    PHILIPS 42PF9946
    JVC PD-42B50BU

    I tested them with DENON DVD 2910 via rgb and progressive component.

    OK, i have few questions.
    I can't find any info about componet input of SONY, is it progressive cabable? As I saw picture obviosly is, but..
    Philips panel is 480p, but t has no component input. How it take progressive signals?

    Are every Panasonic plasmas so smooth, and soft? Like no shapness at all.

    Thanx
     
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    were you using panny scart? if so that is reason for softness
     
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    I tryed RGB scart and conponent on panny plasma and it is still softer then SONY conponent.
     
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    Hmm odd may have been the overscan softening picture as livkid found on his 50" (PS can you get component boards at dealers in bulgaria? and whats the price?) the philips de-interlaces internally and wont accept PS on component...stupid but there you go!
     
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    Yes, we have all boards in shop, if i'm not wrong about the price it is about 160 EUR. The shop price of Panny 42PW7 is 2560 EUR.
    May be I like SONY the best, because yuo can get sharp image via PS component, or if you want you can get soft image via RGB scart. The price here is 3060 EUR.
    Which one plasma display will you recommned for HC use?
     
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    Anyone else?

    Any opinion on which plasma is the for Home cinema?

    SONY 42M1
    PANASONIC 42PW7
    PHILIPS 42PF9946
    JVC PD-42B50BU
     
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    i can only comment on the panasonic, very sharp images via component and also via js tech rgb to vga converter. Scart board gives softer image if that is what you like!
     
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    If you liked the picture on the Sony best, then that's the best for you.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    that's true! :)
     
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    I get confused with something.
    I read some posts about resolution and overscaning.
    So, if I buy panel with 480x852 pixels resolution I won't be able to see 10% of the pixels in 480 side, because the PAL is 576 pixels vertically. Correct?
    In other words, the resolution of these panels is not enough to display SDTV.
     
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    panel will downscale all signals to fit (you will see everything) doesnt work like Pc monitors and res....plasmas have additional video processing (JVC plasma are pannys poor relation) and do you want a display or a telly???
     
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    Thanx everyone.
    I read the post.
    I already have a tv and a PJ with 100inch screen.
    I just want ro have bigger screen in my living room (cimena is in a special room).
    But I don't like losing pixels (resolution) with downscaling. But HD resolution plasmas are too expencive for the purpose.
     
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    Hi EN,

    The Panasonic, Sony and Philips (not the JVC I wouldn't have thought) are the main contenders in the budget market - what did you think of them, your findings would be helpful I'm sure.

    I think you're worrying over nothing about downscaling, and the others are right, you should choose whatever you think is best for you! its you who's gonna be owning it, not other forum users. If you're unsure, go on factors like brand name, connectivity, style...and a VERY good thing to do is take friends/family who KNOW NOTHING about the different sets, and let them judge. We all know what looks realistic and what doesn't.
     

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