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Cheapest route to plasma heaven?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Sandman, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Sandman

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    I have been wanting a plasma panel for some time now and since looking at all the nice pictures on the "get your plasma out for the lads" thread I am very close to getting my credit card out.
    My question is, what is the starting price to get on the plasma ladder? I have seen rs selling screens for about £2000 and heard of other online retailers selling screens for as little as £1850 (although I think this might have been for an ex demo). Is this all you would need to buy i.e. do you still need to splash out another £200 on a wall mount and another £100 on cables? I have a sky digi box and dd reciever and speaker set up sp wouldnt need a tuner box (I think).
    So my question is what is the least amount of money you can get a 42" plasma hanging on your wall for?
     
  2. Easy2BCheesy

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    To be honest, the best "cheap" plasma is either the Hitachi 400e or a 5 Series Panasonic, both at £2,500. You can get LG and Samsung plasmas at a cheaper price, but the gulf in quality is amazing.

    On top of this, you'll need a wall-mount (£150-£200), and a RGB to YUV or VGA converter (£145 from www.jstechnology.com). Factor in another £200 for cables and you're looking at about £3,000 I would imagine.

    The one thing I will say is that you can't really get into plasma ownership thinking of the "cheapest" way in as you will compromise picture quality massively. So much so that a RPTV or even a decent CRT might be preferable.
     
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