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Differences between PHD6 and PHD7 Panny plasmas

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Plump, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Plump

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    As the title says,
    what are the main differences between PHD6 and PHD7 Panny plasmas?

    Also how does it match Lumagen HDP, are there any compatibility issues there?

    thanks
     
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    Very few differences, the HD7 can take an HDMI board where as the HD6 can only take the DVI board.
    Speaker to a few people the power supply was not as good on the HD7, only just adequate, but then that was said about the 6 series when that replaced the 5 series.
    There are some contrast issues on the 7 series, but mainly when using S-video, fluctuating brightness in the deepest blacks.

    I got one of the last 6 series panels rather than the 7 series, even though I could of got either at the same price.

    So if you have been offered a 6 series and want to know if you are missing out at all by not having a 7 series I would say, not at all.
     
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    Plump

    The 7 Series HD units (42" and 50") have newer phosphors than the 6 Series HD units - some say they produce a better range of colours.

    Function wise with the 7 Series you loose YUV compatibility on the HD15(VGA) 'In-built' socket and gain an optional HDMI Board (pretty much the same range of Input signals as the Optional DVI Board but definitely better compatibility with a wider range of source devices - the DVI board in a 6 Series will not work with a Pioneer DV-868AVi for instance due to EDID handshaking issues).

    There were some issues with early 7 Series 42" HD units and S-Video - these can be remedied and later units didn't suffer this problem.

    Compatibility with a Lumagen VisionHDP should not be a problem with either Display - the Lumagen has more than enough 'adjustments' to ensure you get it talking to the Display.

    Best regards

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    Hi guys

    I am sure I have seen web sites quoting that the HDMI board (TY-FB7HM) is compatable with TH-37PWD7UY, TH-42PWD7UY, TH-42PHD7UY, TH-50PHD7UY, TH-37PWD6UY, TH-42PWD6UY, TH-42PHD6UY, TH-50PHD6UY.

    So both series 6 and 7 are covered?

    Anyone know if this is right

    Ritch
     
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    The department of disinformation is at it again - the TY-42TM6DB DVI Board works across both the 6 and 7 Series models and the TY-FB7HM HDMI Board only works in the 7 Series models.

    Best regards

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