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Hitachi 42PD5200 or 42PD7200?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by verwood, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. verwood

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    I have been thinking for sometime about buying a Hitachi 42PD5200. The reviews are good, and you can get one for around £1700.

    However I have now seen the Hitachi 42pd7200. Is it worth the additional £600-800?

    Does anyone know the major differences? Is the picture quality noticeably better on the more expensive model?

    It appears to have a motorised stand included, but that doesn’t really bother me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bleeders

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    You can get a PD7200 for £2000 if you shop around and it's HD-Ready as well.
     
  3. verwood

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    Thanks - but is the 5200 not hd ready?
     
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    I had a look at the xde ,pani 500 , hit 5200 ,and in my own opinion i thought the 7200 represented the best value for money at 2000 quid ,plus the styling is quite cool and there's a shed load of connections.
    The best thing to do is to have a look at a few screens ,but like me you'll probably change your mind about 50 times .lol :thumbsup:
     
  5. verwood

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    I am the shop assistant's worst nightmare!

    I am swaying towards the 7200 now (thanks to bleeders). But I will check out the picture "in store". I like the fact that it has more scart inputs.

    I guess it has 'picture in picture'?

    Years ago, Hitachi produced some shockingly bad TV's. I used to seel them 15-20 years ago, and the picture quality was terrible. I am amazed that I am now considering Hitachi!
     
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    I'm well happy with my 7200 and comforted in the fact that it's ready for the HD revolution as well, for the sake of an extra £300, I would say it's worth it mate.

    You got 3 SCART connectors on the back (2 RGB enabled), Component, Composite Inputs and the DVI and HDMI connections as well, all bundled together with a nifty motorised stand and lovely looking panel.

    If you've got a Richer Sounds near you, they may have one on display.
     
  7. verwood

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    I think you are dead right, for the sake of £300 I would be stupid not to. I will take a look in Richer Sounds.
     
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    That's the spirit. XD
     
  9. verwood

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    can you suggest a good scart splitter? My digibox has 2 scart sockets. One is connected to the VCR, and the other is connected to the Tv. I want to split the one that goes to the TV, so that I can feed some signal to a video sender, but I don;t want to lose any quality.

    Or would I be best to split the scart that goes to the VCR? Is that possible?
     
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    I'm not sure mate tbh, but if it's a SCART splitter you want then I can recommend the Joytech AV Control Centre.

    For the money, it's bloody good value and works well especially if you've got a number of SCART components.
     
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    Looks good!

    The Hitachi Plasma 42PD7200 hunt will now commence....
     

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