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HiDef TV Recommendations

Discussion in 'TVs' started by davidredge, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. davidredge

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    I'm looking at HD Television (although admittedly, theyre not that useful at the moment) but i'm completely lost in wher to look.

    Any ideas? I'm looking for a large screen (40+) but at a reasonable price (i've got a couple of grand to spare).
     
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    panny pv500 series, simply the best which i'm sure most people will agree with.
     
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    i am planning to get the panny 37pv500 but they seem to be out of stock most places but i dont mind waiting lol the prices might even drop
     
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    You may also want to consider DLP tv`s. they are Hi def ready and you can get a very large screen for a small price.
     
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    'Most people' being the people without a Pioneer 435xde !!
     
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    'most' people on these forums are of the same opinion that the panny has better blacks than the pioneer, not that the pio is a bad tv, far from it as for me it was a choice between that and my pv500, both are the top 2 in my opinion. However the majority vote on the forums and the fact that I think it looked better side by side swayed it for me.

    At the end of the day its waht it looks like to your own eyes and everyone is different, the help on the forums does narrow down the choice though.
     
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    Havinf viewed both I have to agree that the PV500 gave me a better over all result, on HI-def inputs they were oth amazing, but the PV500 blew the PIO away on normal TV (both had the same source)
     
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    Try the 436 Pioneer then.

    Top of the pile for now...................
     
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    I installed a 436xde a couple of days ago. Beautiful looking, nicer than the 435, neater, slimmer etc. Picture wise: Freeview looked very pixellated on this one but the anaolgue reception is terrible in the place so I'll wait until the Sky cards arrive for me to install to make a judment. Using a Denon DVD2910 (set to 720p) connected via HDMI the DVD picture shows a marked improvement over the 435. Fabulous DVD image. Really cinematic, reminded me of a good projector. The PV500 is nice too though, the difference for me is that the Panasonic has deeper blacks, but less 'refined' detail. Its bright, high contrast but not cinematic, very CRT like. The Pioneer is for people who watch more movies, the Panasonic for those who watch more TV, IMO.
     
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    And another thing, 2x hdmi sockets!
     
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    that doesnt really matter as there are HDMI switchers. Even the Xbox360 doesnt use HDMI so it will be a while before 2 is even necessary
     
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    Not long till March (Sky hidef), switchers, possible signal loss, more remotes not to mention more money.
     
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