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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by rudy, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. rudy

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    After reading threads about HDTv i am more confused than ever!

    I want to make the right decision today on my purchase. (32pd5200 or pw7 37")

    Q. Does the Hitachi 32pd5200 have an hd compatible screen and the right inputs

    Q. what is dvi? is it for HD signals?

    Q. Thinking of giving up SKY so,if i plump for a PW7 will I still be able to use it on freeview in 5 years?
     
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    DVI-D with HDCP is basically HDMI without sound..... Hitachi is ALIS panel not HiDEF Panny will work with current FV and all none digital HD siganls (component RGBHV etc) although an SD panel and all 60Hz HD Digital signals just not 720p @50Hz and 1080i @ 50Hz (25) so there is no problem getting TV on PW7 just SKY HD which is the issue (cant say what hitachi accepts try a pdf of the manual)
     
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    Thanks Horny Dragon,

    Its all down to price now; Noticed your thread about needing to purchase a board for pw7 on top of Richer sounds price.
    May plump for Hitachi as everyhing comes with it inc stand

    Both seem to work out same price
     
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    Rudy

    If they are the same price, it is a no brainer - The PW7 is miles ahead in terms of picture quality!

    Make sure you see them side by side before parting with your cash.

    Regards

    Panny
     
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    the Hitachi may be cheaper (but do you need DVi???) Panny DVi is slightly limited and wont accept 720p and 1080i at 50 Hz ..... but is cheaper with all the bits you may or may not need "better"??????? that is the question..... 7 series panny have an HDMI board which is as limited as the DVi at the moment....
     
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    Hmmm... Planning on switching to freeview in the very near future which i intend to stick with(SKY overload) so i think the balance is tipping towards the Pw7 though asthetically the Hitachi looks better.

    Do i need to buy anything with the pw7 if i buy from Richer sounds or is it ready to go?

    Already have slightly aged Kenwood av amp and dvd player
     
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    BUT...! If I want to download films from internet I should go with the Hitachi?
     
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    As far i know the hitachi is capable of Hi-Definition and is also great value for money at £2199.95 including stand and speakers.D-vhs i think is under reveiw here and if they go ahead the panasonic will be useless for it what a shame! There selling the panny well though becuase the rest of europe is still behind on there video technoligy
     

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