Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Cag, Jan 9, 2004.
Which one should I go for for Sky PQ. Panny or Tosh
Which models of each, SD or HD?
Panny HD would be a good option.
Cost wise I'm thinking £2500-3000 ish. What will that get me??
The only hi res that'll get you is Hitachi.
SD Panny then
42PWD6 (black) or 42PW6 (silver)
Tosh's are normally rebadged Panny's anyhow...
42 tosh is still panny, but 5 series still, unless anyone can correct me. Other to consider, but at the top of your price range is new fuji VHA30, panny 7 series glass, 2 yr warranty.
Is the Fuji the dogs Boll as it has higher contrast ratio & high pixellisation?
I think the new Fuji VHA30 is still a low res screen but has the latest and greatest contrast from the new Panny 7 glass. If you don't want to go for an ALiS screen then I would seriously consider the HD Panny at about £3700-£3800 it's about as cheap as you can get a non ALiS high res screen for. Oh and it's a good one by all accounts.
The VHA is low res but very fine in all other respects, especially that warranty!!! Hi res panny way more than the Pioneer MXE, another XGA screen, but still well over £3k. 3 choices then. increase budget, low res, high contrast, or Alis. Hard choices, at the low £2k's a PMA could be very tempting. Remember that new screens are a small incremental improvement over previous, no massive quantum leaps any more. No, not even HDMI HDE pioneers. PC users have had pictures better than that for ages. The only reason I suggest the VHA is not cos it's the latest and greatest, but cos of the brill. warranty. Look for horror threads on other warranties, and they'll be there. The scart input on the VHA is exceptionall good though, hard to tell scart from JS VGA box. Overall, it might just be better than a panny6, but I'd not swear to it.
Sorry I initially put pixellisation when I meant to put resolution but I have edited it.
If resolution is your thing the NEC 42XM2 is only about £3200 and is a very good bit of kit (once you've added all your terminal options to the SD Panny the price isn't far off, you lose contrast but gain XGA resolution if you take the NEC route). Maybe worth an audition...
To be honest Liam I'm not sure which one I want!! Just want one that will give a good Sky picture especially with the sports & terrestrial channels.
Any suggestions?? Budget £2-3.5k
I would hold off to see how the new Fuji VHA fares. Not sure about this whole Panny 7th gen glass thing, but either way it will have a whole host of connections as standard, and uses the latest Faroudja processing. It doesn't sound like you really need to worry about higher resolution models.
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