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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by AVWotcha, Sep 19, 2003.

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    Went into Harrods the other day and had a quick browse round the plasma section.

    I was quite supprised to find that most of the 42" plasmas didn't look that great. Now I didn't at the time have much of a poke about to see how they were all connected but I would have guessed that Harrods would hook them up fairly well. One of the best I saw was an el-cheapo low res Panasonic.

    They also had some Sony's which were hooked up to a DVD player but the movie they had on wasn't so good for showing off picture quality.

    Of course the best screen they had in the shop was a 42" B&O plasma playing LOTR:TTT Best picture I've ever seen on a plasma, clear, crips, fantastic colour etc.... £12,000 !!! :eek:

    Do you think Harrods would be showing their screens off to the best of their ability ? Or are they just as bad as comet/currys feeding them crappy composit video ?
     
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    Highly likely they know nothing.
     
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    While hunting for a Pioneer 433 and a Panasonic 42 sat side by side I also took the nightmare mystery tour that is trying to actually find anything in Harrods.

    I did eventually find the TV section (after following signs pointing to the wrong floor and in the wrong direction...) and have to agree - they have generally cabled up their plasmas using toffee and not wire.

    From memory, and experience (I've now seen a lot of badly connected plasmas from people who think the best way to sell them is to demo the worst possible picture - no I don't get it either) I would say they had the following when I visited.

    Sony - seperate section and generally hooked up quite well. Probably RGB and as it was a seperate section for Sony kit possible set up by Sony staff.

    B&O - set up very well in another seperate section, but due to store layout you could not see the screens unless you were 3' away from them (not very realistic).

    Fujitsu - hung from ceiling (so no good what so ever for viewing) but hooked up well.

    The rest.... well varied. For example:

    Pioneer
    50" - not too bad, probably s-video or RGB
    43" - apauling, definetly composite.

    From what I can tell in Harrods it's badly set up if it
    a) isn't set up by someone else (like Sony)
    b) doesn't have a whopping price tag and bigger profit margin.
     
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    Harrods have set up their plasmas poorly, but it's still great place to visit and drool!!!:D






    Anyone going soon, I'd say check out the obvious burn-in (if it's still there) on the Samsung 40" LCD and look at the incredible images of the Loewe TVs in the Linn department (yes, yes I know it's CRT but they beat any 32 inch plasma or LCD hands down!).
     

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