Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by ash, Jul 6, 2005.
Both HD reasy, the first one a lot cheaper, whats the difference between them?
the 5200 is not fully hd compatable it will not accept 720p 50hz
the 7200 will
i have the 5200 and am very happy but if i was buying now i would go for the 7200
If I was buying now, I would buy neither. I don't like Hitachi's customer service (or lack of). Mind you, it looks like Panasonic aren't that much better.
The 7200 is capable of displaying far more colours than the 5200 as well. I'd agree with carlymart, if I was going to buy a Hitachi now, I'd get the 7200.
The 5200H is a different beast, with more inputs and the ability to do 720p50. However it is an older and less capable screen, and as such can be priced lower than the 7200.
Big difference in price. So maybe it's not right to compare. Unbeatable are doing 5200H for 1400. I paid 1350 for a 32" 6 months ago
Is the 7200 more capable with blacks(no racist puns please)?
The "Black Enhacement" setting on my 7200 seems to produce pretty good black levels.
I have tried that on my 5200 and it just looked bad so I turned it off. Maybe they improved it for the 7200?
In the end I got good black levels by turning down the reds and slightly increasing the blue. This really works for me. Gets rid of that 'browny grey'.
What effect did you see that made it look bad ?
It just looks like the brightness has been turned down. Alot. I would like to see a 7200 to compare..
Check out the Hitachi thread it seems all owners (5200)prefer to have their black enhancment turned off. I think the 7200- even with the same contrast ratio as the 5200, must be better in some way because no one seems to complain about the black levels anymore.
The 5200's had very few grey levels and so didn't do darker movies or areas in shadow as well, black enhancement just removed all detail from darker scenes. The 7200's are better at the low lighting scenes so I assume adjusting for better blacks does not kill detail like on its predecessor. Only someone who has had both could say for certain though...
Thanks people! Ilike the Hitachi a lot with two HD Inputs, looks intresting.
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