help me convert to plasma

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  1. upallnight

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    hi all
    having a change soon as me and the girlfriend are lookingat buying this year and seeing as we can only afford a shed :D
    im gonna get a flatscreen
    have a samsung dlp rear pro at the moment as in my signature below
    its a great tv (the one built into a stand)
    i need something that can be wall mounted in the future or for now sitting on furniture(at present the tv is built into a stand ,very sexy but limited for positioning as furniture has to go around it)
    i want something that gives that wow factor ,3d like image
    never had a plasma before so help needed
    have looked in stores but they always have crappy feeds
    ive looked at the panny 42 px70 and seen many threads
    will this give me what im after or am i asking to much at this price range
    any suggestions welcome
    for reference my viewing is
    v+ with all thoses hd channels:rotfl:
    xbox 360 + hd dvd
    hd programs via imac
    wii

    many thanks
     
  2. kjt2004

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    Hi

    My thoughts for what its worth

    42" Plasma Best viewing distance no closer than 8 feet IMHO

    Try

    Pioneer Kuro/ Fujitsu = Best and Most expensive

    Panny PX/ Sammy C or Q Best budget screens

    Philips 5532 = cheaper

    Pq wise they will all look good with HD feeds, SD will look better than LCD

    They will accept X box , but i still prefer to use my LCD in the spare room

    regards
     
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    I got a TH42PX70 a couple of weeks ago, and I have been very impressed with the picture quality - even with SD material. (I sit 9'6" away from the TV.)

    I think the sound is great too, although many of the reviews don't agree with me on that.

    I found that I couldn't really research it the way I wanted. I don't think any shop has what I would need to test it 'properly':
    - Having a remote control to adjust the picture to how I like it
    - Watching Freeview, DVD and XBox 360 at about 9' distance
    - (and if I'm picky) Dropping the brightness and hubbub in the shop so that it's closer to my lounge

    I would then need to do all that, and carry out the same testing on a shortlist of a few TVs, and go back and forth between them. That's the ideal.

    I would feel bad if I went to a small independent shop just that to do that. I would prob never buy from them, 'cos I could get it cheaper off the net. (Small shops could offer the advice as a service, but have a tip jar and ask you to leave a fiver.)

    Anyway, istead I read lots of reviews and comments of people saying they loved the TV, and copied what they did.

    I paid £750 for my TV, inc delivery on a Saturday, a pedestal and 5yr warranty. I phoned John Lewis in Bluewater, they pricematched to an Empire Direct in Chelmsford, I think.

    One other thing - the Amazon shops are the best for cheap tiltable (and probably non-tiltable) wall mounts.
    I paid under £30 - after extensive research (except ebay) - the cheapest I've seen the near-identical product is £60 plus.

    Richard
     
  4. upallnight

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    thanks for your prompt replies
    just want to hear that wow factor
    it annoys me as in comet,currys today you can tell the tvs they want to sell
    most plasmas where stuck at the back with a crappy feed (some even off!!)
    and a few new lcds looked stunning ,really caught my attention but i knew deep down that the ones with the crap feeds should be better
    ive researched a bit so feel sorry for normal folk who go by there eyes as if i didnt know better id be put off !
    its hard to want a tv when you know its the nuts when its showing a ropey picture:suicide:

    cheers
    leigh
     
  5. JUICE690

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    I've bought the Panny 42Px70 as well and it looks incredible using xbox over component!!!
     
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    You mention xbox and imac use - if this is the case, then I personally wouldn't go with a plasma. I got my 50" last Friday which is to be used purely for Xbox 360 at the moment- although it looks absolutely stunning, I am noticing significant image retention and plasma burn-in regarding game HUD's.

    Since I only got it on Friday, I am using a combination of the white-colour fill and analogue noise to clear any images off the screen, but I guess it's still not ideal

    Hope this helps with your decision
     
  7. choddo2006

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    Depends which TV you get though, I get no retention on mine from games and have only ever had it once from a Sky blue banner that was on for 2 hours. And I don't do any of that messing around.
     

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