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"high-def on a PV500"

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by superpixel, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. superpixel

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    I see almost everyone seems to have seen this demo, but where and what does it show and played on what?!

    I've been to shop@panasonic, Currys, Comet, Harrods, TCR....I still haven't seen a single hi-def demo on a PV500!
     
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    Try John Lewis, if you've got one near you.
     
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    Yeh, I've been in four John Lewis(es?) - Newcastle, Sheffield, Cambridge and Peterborough - no high-def demo in sight. And no, I didn't travel just to see plasma TVs!
     
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    I saw it a Panny shop at Blackburn.
     
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    Powerhouse at Team Valley Retail World, Gateshead.
     
  6. superpixel

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    cheers - what's the programme material being played and from what source?
     
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    which scart lead is good for the 42pv500 i have monster cable3 but i heard rgb scart is good if so which one thanks
     
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    seen the demo at john lewis watford. one word, fantastic!!!
     
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    The demo I saw had a hard drive/optical drive of some sort (sealed, with Japanese writing) hooked up via HDMI (natch). Material was:

    1. Two women wandering around green fields/European-type villages in fairly bright clothes (presumably to show skin tones, vivid colours and details such as grass, landscapes, brickwork etc).
    2. Interior of a huge library building (looked Italian).
    3. Close-ups of flowers, plants etc.

    There may have been more but I had to go after 30-odd mins of gawping at it. Needless to say, it looked sensational. I think it was that demo that actually sealed my decision to go for a PV500.
     
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    I saw the same but it was via component - are you sure it was HDMI?
     
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    Well, that's what the assistant said...so it was probably S-Video. :)
     
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    That's what i saw at the Panasonic shop in Brighton. The best picture quality i have ever seen. Geoff. :thumbsup:
     
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    I saw the first one with the girls on 37PA50 fed from HDD player via component.
    The image was absolutely fantastic - the best i have ever seen! I couldn't imagine that SD panel can give this quality.
    from just 2 meters i couldn't see any pixels, it was like watching the mirror or ouside of window! The 42PA50 (both european models) connected to a Pana DVD player (cheapest one) via component and playing DVD demo didn't impress me much until i standed 3-3.5 meters away.
    I also saw HD1 satellite receiver running through components (don't know the resolution, probably 1080i) on PV500, PA50, LG PX11 and Sony SD panel (all 42") and the image of PA50 was the best with Sony and LG not far away. The PV500 was a bit dark bud had much more details standing from 2 meters.
    as soon as i'm back to 3.5-4 meters - you can't see any difference between SD and HD in detail. i couldn't compare from 2.5-3 meters distance due to anothe raw of tv's... This is all in Hannover, germany.
     

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