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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dustybryn, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. dustybryn

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    Hi,
    Knowing nothing about plasma t.v's I've been researching for ages and have settled on either one of two screens the Hitachi PD5200 and the Pioneer pdp435fde. Can anyone recommend which of these to go for? Price isn't as much a factor as picture quality. I will be mainly using it to watch sky+ mainly and dvd's. I've heard about this high definition stuiff that sky are going to start broadcasting next year, will both screens be able to show it?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Dust
     
  2. jaguar

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    The Pio for sure. Much better PQ. One of the best plasma around.
    Own one myself. Being very :)

    When I viewed the Hitachi I saw much more color banding.
     
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    Im also a happy 435 owner. The pq really is excellent :smashin:
     
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    PIoneer by far a better machine
     
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    i would of had the pioneer but it is £700 more so i have the second best plasma a hitachi 5200
     
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    The Pio. is one of the very few to accept sky HD next year. The Hitachi will not, given that they run with the latest announcement. Not that there will be anything to watch, but you did ask.
     
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    After a lot of homework and research, I went for the Pioneer, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the point made by MAW as to compatability with Sky's planned launch of HD transmissions next year.

    Like the others here, I have no regrets whatsoever over my choice.

    Best of luck,

    Martin. :thumbsup:
     
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    You have an alternative plasma....... not the secoind best........
     
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    i would say the hitachi is the best since i got mine i have been blown away by the pq :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Thanks for the response, seems most people are leaning towards the Pioneer. My only concern is that I watch a lot of sport and some threads on here suggest there is a problem with smearing? How bad is this, will the footy be unwatchable?

    On a slightly different tack, I was talking to a guy in Richer Sounds the other day who was telling me all about screen burn. He reckoned that chanels such as E4 cause bad burn in because of the logo permanently at the top of the screen. Surely if that's the case virtually every channel on Sky would burn the screen, what about football scores? How long do you have to watch a channel before it burns a permanent logo image into your screen? Little bit scared of parting with my hard earned dough if it's as bad as this fella made out!!
     
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    If your display i set up correctly then it won't be a problem.
    Mind you I have a Panasonic which are known to cope with it well, but my daughter leaves Nikolodean on for about 3 hours a day and I have never had a problem.
     
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    I think that Pioneers and Panasonics are more proof against burn. As I know all the Alis panels can suffer from burning-in. It doesn't imply of course that if you have an Alis panel then it will be burned however Alis owners must be more careful with brightness & contrast settings.
     
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    i am very very happy with my 5200 i would of had the pionner if i could of aforded it did not even consider the pan even less future proof than the hitachi
     
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    When I bought my Hitachi 5300, the Pioneer was £1000 more expensive, and there were a few less-than-flattering reviews on the Pioneer at the time. I'm not too worried about HDTV, because (as MAW says) there won't be anything decent to watch for quite a while, and it won't come cheap. Just take a look at Euro1080 to see the delights that European HDTV can offer (great if you like travel documentaries). If you're really quick, you can tune in on Saturday at 11AM and watch a funeral in HDTV :rolleyes:
     
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    If you're really quick, you can tune in on Saturday at 11AM and watch a funeral in HDTV :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]



    Sounds good Nick, Quick we better upgrade :rotfl: :rotfl: hi def this, hi def that :boring
     
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    Will the LG RZ42PX12 run Sky HD i.e 720p @ 50Hz ? The 435XDE is over £1000 more than the LG!!
     

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