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Desperatly in need of a few pointers ....

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mr nice, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. mr nice

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    OK I have been looking at all the varous options RP DLP, Plasma, LCD etc although I am still unsure what is the most suitable for me. I think its Plasma so here is my situation......

    1/ Must be wall mountable
    2/ Will have seperate DVD, Home cinima system, so I don't need this
    included in the TV
    3/ Veiwing distance 11.5 foot (Was therefore thinking 42")
    4/ Will only be watching SKY and DVD
    5/ Not to bothered about the price if its the right one.

    I must admit that I thought LCD was the poorer choice to Plasma and that plasma is used more for presentations from PC's which I will not be doing.
    I would really appreciate some advice and a few models to look at as a starting point. I don't want to waste my time looking at LCD if they are not the one for me likewise the same goes with Plasma.
    Anyway in anticipation thanks for any help !!!
    Cheers
     
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    I bought a PW6 plasma, love it only do like you sky and DVD.

    DVD is linked thro the sky then to the panel by scart, simple and cheap, and the picture quality is ace.

    I use a seperate Sony amp for the sound and only have a few lip sync issues on some of the minor sky channels.

    LIDDERS
     
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    Thanks guys your advice is much appreciated. I notice that the top of the budget is an LCD not plasma unit. I though that Plasma was better ??
    Can anyone offer any advice on weather to buy a LCD or plasma ?
    In the meantime I will check these out
    Thanks.
     
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    the reason it is top is because it is a 1920x1080 Resolution :rolleyes: Plasma are great more cinematic but that LCD is incredible..... not seen it but well worth a look if can afford it!
     
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    Cheers for the reply, that LCD does look great but I think that it may well be wasted on me. I am serously looking at the D6 / D7 or the Fugutsi. I am really getting wrapped in all this now !!. I first thought that I would go to Curries and buy a flat screen TV, Home cinama system and a DVD but I would first check out the forums...... glad that I didn't. Even though that its easier going to Dixon I am not sure that the quality would be that good.
    So is it easy to hook up the skybox, home cinema system and the DVD player or will I need extra cards and the like. I would really like a 5 speaker surround system.
    Anyway do you have reccomendation of what works well together and what else I will need to buy to get all this to work.
    All these questions from someone who still a VCR and does not even own a DVD - I am serous as well !!!!
    Thanks.
     
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    Any comments ????
     
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    First things first, you say you will have a separate DVD, home cinema system. What exactly do you have in mind? A very basic all-in-one solution? or are you after a proper system of seperate DVD, Amp and speakers? Baring in mind that if your after a high quality picture on your screen, only one of the better DVD players will allow you to achieve this.
    Secondly you mentioned that you aren't to bothered about price. Does this extend to the whole system or just the screen? It would be useful to know your budget limitations - if any - in order to provied useful advice.
    A quick answer to you screen question. It is my humble opinion that Plasma is the better choice. Whilst there are some very good LCD screens around, they cannot compete on colour, contrast, movement and black level. There are exceptions, one of the Benq LCD screens is exceptional - at £8000!!?
    The Panasonic SD screen is very good. The Pioneer 435 is probably the best all round screen on the market - don't be fooled by What Hi-Fi's review! And Fujitsu screens are superb. I stock all these and the Sharp LCD's. A comprehensive demo between LCD and Plasma always has the same result - Plasma. However I do not intend to dismiss LCD, good ones are still great buys. But over 32 inchs plasma is still king.
    The sharp LC-45GD1e is very good with HDTV, but so are almost all other capable screens. However like all sharp LCD screens it does'nt perform as well as plasma with broadcast TV.
    Also how big is your room? And will the system be symetrically aranged within the room?
     
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    Mr nice i suggest you go to a specialist dealer who can provide you with a couple of options, offer demos and installation where abouts are you?
     

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