Fujitsu 42" 58 Plasma. Views on ownerships

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  1. johnr2110

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    Hello all

    After the festivities I intend to order a Fujitsu 58 series 42" screen, reading all the comments on the forum helped my descision.

    Today was reading a review in a monthy AV/HIFI mag whilst mostly positive the screen a 50" in this case had a less then perfect picture with standard DVD with HDMI input. Comment were based on the Kingdom of Heaven DVD
    Dark scenes lacked definition & there were line issues. the DVD used was an unspecified Philips. My intention is to purchase an Arcam.

    Can you folks in the know put my mind at rest as £2695 is a lot of money to spend.
     
  2. chaparral

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    I hope your not looking at spending £2695 on a plasma that you have not even seen the PQ or the plasma with your own eyes..
     
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    hi john2110
    chaparral is quite right :thumbsup:
    you really should demo before you pull the trigger :rolleyes:
    i have the 50" 58 series and the sd/hd reproduction is superb IMO
    have a look here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351499
    long thread but worth a scan
    where are you based

    regards rongood
     
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    the review is almost certisanly of a "out the box"settings panel but with no hesitation i can tell you its the best 42" on the market
     
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    Even as hornydragon says "must be out of the box setting" I was blown away with this panel, I mean I walk past it sometimes (mine is on the wall) and even close up the pq is better, far better than my standard CRT.

    My research lasted 4 months and I visited shop after shop looking at plasma, I must admit I never saw the fuji in action and this may have been a very big gamble but the reviews the screen has got from the pros in this forum sealed it for me. and I must say watching "lord of the rings" and recently King Kong i have no regrets, this screen is better than any product I've seen and not just better, it's miles ahead of the rest. if you can afford i would say buy NOW!!!:hiya:
     
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    at £1k more than the pio 427xd, its a bit of a stretch!!

    Is it THAT much better than the pio?
     
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    IMO - yes. :)
     
  8. johnr2110

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    I'll be going to visit a specialist dealer in the new year for a proper viewing.

    Did see one locally, superb.
     
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    YESSSSSS:hiya:

    Hope it all goes well john with demo, fuji is the best.............
     
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    I compared the 50" Pio and Fuji variants, where the price difference is between £1500 and £1800 (depending on where you get the Pio from) and personally felt that I coudn't justify the difference. The Fuji is a great, great panel, but for me the difference just wasn't enough. The saving in going for the Pio has allowed me to spend a little more on my AV amp and speakers to complete the "experience."

    To echo most of the adivce here though, you really need to demo both for yourself. It's almost certain that if you buy the Fuji you won't be disappointed and/or regret it. You'll be getting what is widely regarded to be the best PQ around, and there don't seem to be any disappointed owners on these forums. You just need to qualify the price difference for yourself, and perhaps determine if the savings could be put to better use elsewhere on your setup.
     
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    You could almost buy two pioneer 427 plasma's for the price of a single 42" Fujitsu 58 (£2695):eek:

    And for that price it still has a useless res for HTPC useage..(non square pixels)
     
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    Or one 507XD and a lot of pizza.
     
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    You should be able to get one (42") for around £2500 without looking too far on this forum.

    For a demo Sevenoaks is good as they have the Pio & Fuji side by side (at least in Cambriudge they do). Appart from the HTPC comment which I would agree with (however only for normal PC use, surfing etc. DVD & HD playback via HTPC is amazing!) the Fuji is definately worth the extra.

    The colours, black level, detail etc. is so much better than the Panny or Pios, it should be at that price though.

    I sit about 6 - 12ft from the screen depending whether I am on the sofa or laying on a beanbag. Even close up the picture is superb.

    The only alternative I considered was a Panny or Pio with a seperate Video Processor, which would work out a bit more money but the picture would probably be a lot better and give you more flexibility with connection etc.

    The Fuji is the best one box solution though :)

    Adam
     
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    I would not swap my fuji for a pio or panny even if they offered me the diff in cash! you pay for what you get!
    Is a renault the same as a BMW.? BMW the same as a Ferrari? Ferrari the same as a Mclaren F1 ??
    The processor is the fuji is prop worth the diff not to mention others
     
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    Hi Ron

    South East England.
     
  16. metin

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    john, your welcome to come see mine in action. I have SD/HD/DVD and I am in East London.
     
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