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Goodbye to LG 42PX11, helloooo Panny!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Petethemeat, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Petethemeat

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    Thought it might interest peoples that after 6 weeks owning an LG PX11 it's now going back and being replaced with an Panny TH42PE50 with PED. Not that I did'nt like the LG to begin with, it did start to suffer with solarization issues, 2 stuck green pixels and severe flickering and I was on a decent f/ware of 5.20..... LOL. Anyway could'nt afford the PV series Panny's so got the PE50 42" with PED and free recorder and no extra monies to pay, and warranty starts again with the Panny when its delivered next week. Sweeeeeeeeet!
    Lets hope the Panny turns out nicer, have been down the local electrical stores to nose at it. :)
    Pete
     
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    i saw a LG plasma a month or 2 ago and it didnt impress me at all, i have a PV500 now and i think you will be very happy with your new panny.
    the PV500 picture is brilliant but some people say the panels are even better.
    Dont think the PE50 is HD ready though if thats important to you although i could be wrong :)
     
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    HD would of been nice but I have read good reports on the PE50 (G8 series) and after purchasing a new house i could'nt stretch that bit further. Its a shame about the LG as its not a bad screen in apppearance and picture compared to others, but like so many on this forum you've gotta consider that the Panny's and the pioneers are serious screens to consider. Working in the IT industry over 10 years LG is higher rated in their optical and monitors/ TFT's but I feel they have a liitle way to go in the plasma sector still. I do know that alot of LG's components are in many models, but my recent experience's are now leading me to what most people here rave about here.
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    As i'm just about to take the plunge on the Panasonic TH42PE50 i would appreciate some feedback on this screen, I have read the threads on settings etc, but wanna here more about how its performing.
    Please anyone...would like to hear how this beauty is behaving in your lounge's
    Pete
     
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    How do you mean it's going back after 6 weeks? I thought after this time whoever had sold you it would say they would give you a refund? If not who did you buy it through?
     
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    never said a refund, exchanging the LG and replacing with the panny along with the promo DVD ES10 recorder and PED stand, got it through one of my trade customers i deal with at work, they are heavy into A/V. I paid around £1350 for the LG around mid to end of July, so i don't think i got a bad swap do you?
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    Hi. Bought mine yesterday and very good. Great PQ on RGB and very good on component DVD with progressive scan on. I know HD is "better" but for every day viewing at not HD prices, this is a great set. Am about to plug in older DVR via Svideo and hope will improve PQ furtehr on that input. Generally very pleased.
     
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    Any other 42PE50 new owners? comments on PQ pls.
    Thanks
    Pete
     
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    Haiving lurked on these Forums for well over a year (BTW this is my first post) I went for a 42PE50 and got it 4 weeks ago.

    I've went through the 200 hour run-in period then tried to calibrate it with the DVE disk which was hard work but at the end of the day I now have a picture which I am pretty much happy with. I do sometimes adjust the colour a notch or two depending on what I'm watching (DVD, NTL Digital, etc) but all in all it's pretty good. :thumbsup:

    I was always under the impression that watching DVD with progressive scan through component was better than RGB but I don't find that being the case with the PE50. My DVD is a Panasonic DMR-E95H and I change the video output setting to "S-Video (with component)" and set progressive scan to "On".

    When played through the component the picture is easily watchable but not as sharp and clean as it is through the RGB.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    Hi i bought the 37PE50 about a month ago, first i took it out of dynamic mode
    and put in cinema mode then turned the settings down to about 40%, which made the PQ ok, after the 200 hours i calibrated it with DVE disc which made the picture look superb, the only problem with the PE50 is no PC input, i connect my PC with a Svideo to scart lead and it looks ok with DVDs and games.
     
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    Just taken delivery of the 42PE50 Panny, was sorry to see the LG go but after setting up those feelings soon disappeared.
    Wow...what a difference in PQ, the colours and the blacks all in their places as they should be, sometimes the LG would struggle here, no brightness flickering. All I can say is i've been blown away with this panel. Wish I brought it sooner, but then it was alot more money 2 months ago.... the DVD recorder freeby was a bonus but would of still brought this panel if this was'nt bundled as it was'nt important to me. The only slight negative comment i can make is the very slight buzz from the back of the unit, but after being on for most of this evening and settings turned town to 30-40% with cinema mode as per other users here it seems to have almost disappeared. Does anyone know whats causing this? Otherwise fantastic piece of kit.
    Petethemeat :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    I can only hear anything if I actually go behind the set, even at that it's very low. :thumbsup:
     
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    Has anyone bothered with the straps to screw to wall or your wooden furniture stand(if you've got one) that is recommended by the Panasonic pedestal manual to stop the plasma falling forward. Personally its so dam heavy i can't see its necessary unless you've got really young kids.
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    Kind of pointless in my case as the reason I didn't wall mount the TV set to start with is because my walls are plaster board.

    I've got my 42PE50 set-up on a TV desk that I got from Argos (glass and metal thingy) and have it situated more to the back of the desk closer to the wall.

    I feel pretty happy about how secure it is, mind you if there's an earth tremor. ;)
     
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    didnt realise it came with straps thats ideal for me. Im worried about my 2 cats, the straps would alleviate my concerns a bit
     

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