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Hi-def plasma group test in July edition of 'Home Cinema'

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Plasma_finder, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Plasma_finder

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    The magazine 'Home Cinema' (http://www.homecinemamag.com) has done a Hi-def plasma group test, including the Pioneer PDP-435XDE, the Panasonic TH-42PV500, the Fujitsu P42HHA40 and the Hitachi 42PD7200.

    See also:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1730191&page=1&pp=15

    I have been looking everywhere to find a copy of this review, without any success so far. :eek:

    Can somebody provide us a scan of this review :lease: . I am still struggling to make a choice between the Pio and the Panny. Maybe this review helps me out :thumbsup:
     
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    The review chooses the Panny over the Pioneer but only on a split decision. If you're struggling between the two then so were the reviewers.
     
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    I know the review chooses the Panny over the Pioneer. I already read the test results in another thread. I am just curious what else is in the review. Anyone got a copy of this test?
     
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    I've got it at home .. but I guess that doesn't help you very much !!!

    Summary (from memory)

    4 sets reviewed Fujitsu (??) / Hitachi 7200 / PV500 / Pio XDE

    They were amazed at the price of the Fujitsu as its about £1k more that the Hitachi but has the same panel and the Hitachi has a tuner and better connections. I loved the "screen is bright and sharp as befits its ALiS design" .. get it right up ye ALiS knockers :hiya:

    They loved the Hitachi and only negatives were the gimmicky stand and the fact that it wasn't as good as the Panny (depth of field appeared to be the only clarified difference !!!)

    Pio was skirted over a bit as they'd reviewed it before.

    Their ranking seemed to be:

    1) Panny
    2) Pioneer
    3) Hitachi
    4) Fujistu


    My Hitachi 7200 arrives today and this review said nothing that makes me think I made the wrong choice !!!
     
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    "Depth of field" is as subjective as some of the comments you get when people compare interconnects.

    Hitachi's give good pictures, but I would not buy again because of their "dead pixel" policy. I hope you don't get any :eek: :)
     
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    Plasma Finder. the hitachi 7200 is really good for the money, every reveiw i have seen on it get 5 stars. i have the 7200 set up with a pioneer DVR920, pioneer 2014i av/amp and a set on canton CD1 5.1 surr sound speakers. brings cinema home. can't fault it really.

    the only thing i have a little problem with, not that it effects teh viewing but when i have it switched on and choose AV6 (HDMI) which is linked to my DVR920, i get little red dots on the screen. anyone know what this is from??? could it be that fact that i have a 5m HDMI cable? :rolleyes:

    matt :)
     
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    Having just spoken to Hitachi it doesnt fill me with confidence.

    They said "Hitachi wouldnt consider replacing the panel unless there is more than 30 pixels dead on the screen, it would be down to the Engineers opinion before it would be replace"

    Great or what!... Top class reviews and they do that... im now scared as this one was the one i was going to BUY!

    Now on the other hand the Panasonic Dealer said " The pixel policy would be delt with on a individual basis. If there is a dead pixel within the main viewing area.... then it would be repalaced straight away within the first month. Anything after that it would be down to how many and were they are."

    This is a confidence builder for me... but the TV just doesnt have enough connections for me.
    Similar to Pioneer they had quality customer service.... and a similar policy to Panasonic!...

    How often do these dead pixels occur anyway! What do i buy?
     
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    To be honest the reviews weren't massive, just a single page for each model, so may not be enought to sway you anyway. Best thing to do is get a look at the screens in the flesh and decide what you like best.

    I think I still have the mag at home, so I'll see what I can do for you later.
     
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    I have 2 dead or stuck pixels on my xde.
     
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    Hi. how long has it taken to get those?
     
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    Hold up, dead pixels on Plasmas? I thought it was only for LCds.
     
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    Nope, plasmas can be affected by dead/stuck pixels too., I guess any fixed pixel array device can be.

    S.
     
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    Yes of course PDP's can suffer dead pixels, but it's getting rarer have to say. More likely to see a dead sub-pixel rather than a whole one. Dead ones aren't so bad, stuck ones can be annoying dependent on stuck state and location.
     
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    I bought a 7200.
    It has no dead pixels (that I can see).
    I suggest a poll here.
    Is this really a problem???
    Or a hangover from a couple of years ago???
     
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    My Hitachi 42PD3000 had a single dead pixel but it was only really noticeable on a completely white screen from the PC, one night however, it did suddenly get a row of about 10 pixels stuck on white although, much to my relief, they got unstuck after about half an hour.

    I've now got a 5300 and no dead pixels.

    John
     
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    Thanks a lot everybody for all the stories about your plasma's.

    Unfortunately this tread was not born to talk about dead pixels but about a particular review I was looking for. Does anyone know where I can download (pdf) this review?

    mjm2705, you were talking about having the review at home. Do you still have it? Hopefully you can help me out. :rolleyes:
     

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