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Cheapie display ... ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by lynx, May 25, 2003.

  1. lynx

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    A relative has asked advice on the plasma screen of choice from the Richer sounds stable. My advise would be to save up a bit more and get a better quality screen but he doesn't want to hear this :rolleyes: . From the cheapies which should be avoided and which are the ones to consider ? He won't be too picky quality wise, as long as it's ½ decent. It will be used for Sky viewing and dvd playback.He's looking to keep the cost under £3k ( nearer £2k if he could get away with it). :)
     
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    With the criteria you just listed....................LG-MZ42PZ17. This is £2500 from RS, few hundred quid more for cables, bracket, converters etc.....

    Decent enough for the price.
     
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    tell him the hitachi 42 inch can be sourced for under £3000 with media box & speakers or under £2500 for just the screen - beautiful screens
     
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    from where please ????

    jason
     
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    Lynx

    Tell them to have a look at Sam's thread before deciding that the difference in PQ is not that much!

    Best regards

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    Joe, to be fair Sams' thread only pertains to a single unit and it has the hallmarks of a faulty one at that. I'd value your opinion as to what my relative should do here as i'm in danger of becoming the bad guy if it goes belly up :laugh: As i said in my original post his expectations won't be unreasonable, but that is not to say he will tolerate crap as this will be a major expenditure for him. Thanks all so far. :)
     
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    Well, i had a look at this today.Underwhelmed is about as good as it gets. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Hello Lynx

    Its always a bit of a mine field when someone in the family asks for a recommendation - especially when they say they dont really want the best; you can bet your last dollar they expect you as the 'specialist' to get them the absolute donkeys whatsit :)

    I'd still say tell him £3.5K and get a Panasonic (or Toshiba clone) - inc JS Converter, Wall or pedestal mount and a set of decent cables.

    Best regards

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    PS Doesn't Stuart have a sub £3k display!
     
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    Thanks for the input all. I'm getting ready to leave him to his own devices as he's now looking at rptv's :rolleyes: . I realise it can be a bit daunting, but until he at least makes a decision on the technology, i'm outa here.
    Thanks :)
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but what is the JS converter for?
    If I pay £3300 for the Panasonic from Richer I was hoping that would be all I need to pay apart from cables.
    I have a Sky digibox which I assume acts as the tuner. I also have the necessary speakers.
    Is the JS converter an essential extra and, if so, how much is it?
    Any advice greatly appreciated.
     

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