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Hitachi 42pd5300

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by andrew@weed3559, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. andrew@weed3559

    andrew@weed3559
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    Can anyone give me advice on the following two plasma tvs
    hitachi42pd5300
    hitachi 42pd5200
    advantages and disadvantages of either?
     
  2. johndon

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    The 5300 comes with a tuner box - you make all your connections (sky, console, dvd player etc) to it and a single cable runs from the box to the screen - you get 3 scarts, component and s-video on the tuner box).

    On the 5200 the connections are made directly to the screen (single scart and component I think), the panels themselves are exactly the same.

    I've got a 5300 and think it's a great screen for the money :thumbsup: but watch out for the the buzzing - plenty threads on here about that :rolleyes: .

    For similar money or less, you can get a Panny PW6, rated by many on here as about the best you can get for the price.

    HTH

    John
     
  3. andrew@weed3559

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    I think I will buy the 5300
    thanks
     
  4. ianh64

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    Watch out for the fact that you cannot use the DVI connection on the 5300 since it is used by the external media box. The connection is free on the 5200.

    -Ian
     
  5. andrew@weed3559

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    I dont really understand about the DVI connection.
    I intend connecting my SKY+ box and Panasonic DVD recorder via the 3 scarts
    Hopefully this will be fine ????
     
  6. ianh64

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    IMO, if you want to keep your screen for 2 or more years and want the opportunity to get the best out of your display, DVI input should be a consideration. A similar argument would have been had a few years back with component input over SCART.
     
  7. andrew@weed3559

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    I do intend keeping it for more than 2 years and as said Idont really understand connections but hopefully I will get good results using a good quality scart.
    thanks
     

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