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Hitachi 32PD5300

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by louis cypher, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. louis cypher

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    Hi,

    Great forum!

    I have pretty much decided to buy the Hitachi 32PD5300 from John Lewis Brent X, £2295 with 5 year warranty.

    Picture & features were good enough for me & it's as much as I want to spend
    & I preferred the picture to a £4000 LCD 32" that was next to it.

    I would just like to read some opinions about this plasma.

    Any of you own one? What do you think of it? etc etc?

    Any advice?

    Thanks.
    :devil:
     
  2. bowler

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    If you get a 32" plasma, there's a good chance that within a couple of weeks you'll be wishing you had a 37".
     
  3. louis cypher

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    :)
    I knew someone would say that!

    Thanks for the reply.

    I chose the 32" as it's actually for my parents.
    They looked at some of the 37" & 42" plasmas & lcds but felt they were just too big for the living room & too expensive.

    I would have gone for the 42"!!

    LC.
     
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    Picture and features look good to me as well.
    I have the 42 inch version though and I'd recommend it. It looked huge when first installed (a week ago) but is now shrinking day by day.

    I had feared the setting up somewhat having read a few of the posts, but while it might lack some of the flexibility of the pd5200 it sure is a lot easier to set up.
    The default picture settings have a bit too much brightness and contrast but if you search the forum there are some recommended settings which give a better all roung picture.
    I am also impressed by the cinema sound created by the speakers.

    The most important advice though is to get a good price elsewhere and get John Lewis to pricematch it. That way you get the best price and the 5 year warranty. John Lewis in Edinburgh pricematched Electrosaver (0870 350 1050) for me - Thanks others on this forum for this information on previous threads.
    This saved me £450 and I got the 5 year warranty and a free portable DVD player. Well Chuffed.

    Cheers
    Mac B
     
  5. louis cypher

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    Thanks for replying. :)

    I thought the only difference between the pd5200 & pd5300 was the external media box. Is this right?

    I have also seen the Panasonic TH37PE30 for £2895 at John Lewis,
    but Krish do it for £2249.

    Any opinions on this plasma?

    Thanks.
     
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    worth noting that the pd5200 is hd compatible but the pd5300 isn't
     
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    If you put in the correct promotion code on the Currys web site, you can get the 37" PE30 for £2098 delivered. That's what I did. And you can get interest free credit.
    Mine was delivered three days after they received the finance papers. I wholey recommend this set.
    If you need the code private message me, as I'm not sure on the forum rules regarding these things.
     
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    How is it not HD compatible?
     
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    I think he means the DVI port is no longer available. The newest euro1080i boxes have DVI, but they have YUV as well, so not a biggie, I'm pretty sure they'll all take a 1080i signal, it's what they use in Japan. (along with any other format you like, they have competition in HDTV)
     

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