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Buying a plasma panel. What do I need exactly?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Blue Triangles, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Blue Triangles

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    I am considering buying a PDP 506XDE plasma tv. The thing is I don't really need the built in tuner or speakers and read a lot on these boards about panels. So rather that just buy that model tv it's probably best I consider my options more carefully.

    Other than the panel itself, what components do you need to go with it? Also what panels do you recommend?

    Any help would be appeciated. :)
     
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    Let people know what equipment/model no. you are going to connect to give you a good idea how to connect it all up.
    Budget would be good to know too and what audio equipment you have.
     
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    Might want to take a look at my thread for some info and suggestions :

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247968

    Need to know what your budget is and what you're going to want to connect up to it.

    If like me you have Sky and seperate speaker system then a panel may be your best option.
     
  4. Blue Triangles

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    I have just ordered a HDMI DVD player (LG), I will be connecting Xbox and the new 360 when it's released. Also sky will be connected.

    The budget is around £4000 - £5000.

    I'm going to order a Panasonic Amp/speaker system. Scht17 I think it is.
     
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    Thaks for the link Beelzebubuk.
     
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    Its not really but imho if your going to have a nice big expensive screen, then an audio system to match should be considered.
     
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    Yeah I realised that Ukdan, then edited my post ;)

    That Panasonic system I listed above would probably do me.
     
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    Definatly get a demo of the panny phd8 mate.
    Top quality pq imo
     
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    With £4-5k to spend, you can do soooo much better than the scht17 (surprised you can post that, you can't post the name of Panasonic's holding company!) The screen and boards are going to cost about £2400 I guess, for a PHD8. Alastair is running a special offer on them. You need to get yourself an amp and speakers that can switch video from all your stuff, and it's useful to be able to upconvert too. Denon 2805 or Onkyo 603 (cheaper) are the kick off points for this, and then some stylish speakers to suit. 3 component inputs, and a JS converter for sky... that's your 3 components, and you've still got ad hoc connection for other stuff. Component vid is built into the panny, and you could do switched picture in picture from zone 2 of such an amp. Good fun, pointless of course, but excellent after the pub with your mates round!
     

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