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Dabs value plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by nealb, May 18, 2005.

  1. nealb

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    http://www.dabs.com/uk/productView.htm?quicklinx=3nwf&mc=2

    This is a sampo MX42LE7

    Now i know this wont be fantastic but wanted to know peoples opions or if they actually have one what they think.

    The dabs value LCD's have had great reviews amoungst the forum so was wondering about this.

    Why?

    Well screens are changing fast at the moment and if any good it may be OK as a stop gap for 2 years while proper HD res panels (plasma or LCD or anything else that comes along) settles down and the prices get more realistic.

    So any feedback would be great.

    Connectivity seems not too bad on it - DVI for a start....

    Cheers.
     
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    I'm a newbie to the board so please excuse if its been said before. Plasma panels, the glass at least, are made by only a small number of manufacturers and have evolved rapidly through several generations in the last 3 or so years. There are plenty used/returned/older panels around and buyers wanting their first plasma to show interest. Conversely, China could be a source for high volume manufacturer of panels which appear with strange brand names - but be very good.

    There is a growing realisation that you may want a main plasma set to be upward compatible for future HD. On the other hand SD resolution with the right processing and MPEG smoothing on panels up to 42" may give a better picture for Freeview/Sky and SD DvD's. You can expect stocks of SD panels to get cheaper and be sold off as HD with HDMI take up increases.

    With cheaper panels it's always a good idea to try and have a look at one with media you will be watching most. Since quality control may be variable, you probably need a lot of reviews to be confident buying blind. Don't forget that interfaces, warranties, features , whistles and bells, tell you nothing about the PQ on the screen. Just because it's digital doesn't mean consistent transparent PQ.
     

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