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Hitachi 7200, Panasonic 500 or the Philips 9830?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by tony kop77, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. tony kop77

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    I was going to go for the Hitachi at first because it has HDMI, DVI and 2 RGB scart sockets then people moaned about the noise. I then thought maybe the Panasonic 500 but now the Philips 9830 has got good reviews and is supposed to be great for gaming however is it really worth that much money especially as what home cinema magazine gave the Panasonic a higher score while the panasonic also got praise in the what hi fi sound and vison award magazine.
     
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    I would go for the Panny, but then I am biased. PQ is amazing on my 500 and it will be amazing on the Phillips. Question is...do you really want to spend more on the Phillips just so you can have an ambient glow around the screen??
     
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    I thought the Philips could move images faster meaning less likely to blur. Is it important to have HDMI and DVI or is just having the HDMI enough? I am planning on buying the 360, I have a dvd player only has component at the moment but i will upgrade and get the new sky+ HD when it is released.
     
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    I've seen no blurring at all, though admittedly I have not used a games console on the 500. If the experts say the Phillips is better for gaming then go with that, I am not a gamer and so the issue is not an issue with me. Rest assured that both the Phillips and the panny will offer exceptional pictures.
     
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    Philips 9830>Hitachi 7200=Panasonic 500.

    Oh and none of these sets has any blurring/ghosting problems with videogames,all 3 are great for xbox360.
     
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    Thanks. Any reason why you chose the Hitachi ahead of the Panasonic?
     
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    Actually i put them as equals(hense the =).2 really great sets for good prices.

    However i've read about the hitachi buzz problem so you should take that into account(though i haven't had this problem with mine)
     
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    I like the Hitachi because it has DVI and HDMI. Is it important that an LCD has both?
     
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    I have the Hitachi and love it,great connections.

    1 X HDMI
    1 X DVI
    1 X COMPONENT
    2 X SCART RGB
    1 X SCART COMPOSITE
    1 X S-VIDEO
    1 X VGA

    Preety comprehensive. The machine is of great build quality and the motorised stand is a dream when sitting down and moving the TV into a direct viewing position.

    Overall I love the set and have no buzz at all..
     
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    I would go for the Hitachi, but have not see the other two. Love my Hitachi, excellent picture, sound and more than enough connections. Plus that funnky motorised stand too! Had to have a replacement as my first one buzzed like crazy but this second one buzzes very little and seems to have a better picture too.
     
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    Hi - Xbox 360 is component so it will compete with your dvd player for a slot in the TV. As for HDMI, SKY HD will I believe use this connector and so will the new HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players... so I guess in an ideal world you would get a TV with two HDMI slots a couple of component-ins and a few scarts for good measure... but I reckon you would do well to find one with that many connections. Alternatively if you get a tv with one HDMI one DVI you could always use a HDMI to DVI convertor to connect another HDMI device....
     
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    I want an LCD to do everything really to be honest. Play PC games, maybe surf the net, play console games, watch dvd films and of course sky.

    Hitachi 7200
    Pros: Great price, has all the connections you would need, got rave reviews, motorised stand.
    Cons: Some people have complained about the noise, picture maybe not as good as the Panasonic and Philips now.

    Samsung:
    Pros: Great price and great reviews plus because it is so cheap means I can save some money or buy dvd films.
    Cons: Does not handle black as well as the others. Only 1 RGB and some have complained about jagged pictures.

    Panasonic 500
    Pros: Reasonable price, great picture, no noise
    Cons: Only has HDMi, not compatiable with some pcs.

    Philips
    Pros: Got great reviews, Has all the conections you would want and is supposed to handle fast images better than any other LCD on the market at the moment.
    Cons: Bit pricey I dont want to spend more than £1500 really and is the picture really that much better than the Hitachi and Panasonic?

    Which LCD would you say is the one for me? I dont want to replace my dvd player with my 360 because my player is multi region and 95% of my films are region 1 while my sony can play sacd.
     
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    Oh also the philips can produce 1080i Idont think the others can.
     
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    Blacks look fine with DNiE turned on ;)
     
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    The picture must be better on the more expensive LCD sets than Samsung isn't it? If the picture is the same there is no point in blowing £1500 on another set when the Samsung is available for £800.
     
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    Actually the Hitachi has 2 component in, you have to unfortunately give up the VGA port for this. Also the DVI is hdcp compliant, meaning in effect you have potentially 2 hdmi in (using an adapter or appropriate cable with the DVI of course!)
     

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