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Hitachi PD7500 1024 x 1024. £ 2,100

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by anuvid, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. anuvid

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    Saw this HD plasma from Hitachi, the PD7500. 1024 by 1024 resolution. Anyone seen one or read reviews ? Can't find links to any myself.

    42" High Definition Plasma with FREEVIEW

    Stunning Design with Cutting Edge Technology

    · 106cm Visible Plasma Widescreen Television
    · PICTURE MASTER Advanced Processor
    · HDTV Ready
    · Built-in Analogue and Digital TV Tuners
    · Common Interface Socket for Pay TV Services
    · Motorised Swivel Stand
    · High Quality Screen Resolution - 1024 X 1024 Pixels
    · HDMI / DVI / Component Sockets
    · Side Input Terminal
    · Panel Luminance of 1200 cd/m2
    · Contrast Ratio 1000:1
    · Detachable Speakers
    · 2 x 12W RMS Output
     
  2. anuvid

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    No-one ?
     
  3. MAW

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    Someone has mentioned they have got one, it had some freeview trouble which is why they posted. Try a search for Hitachi 7500.
     
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    I might be mistaken, but I think it is not a true 1024*1024. in fact only 512 h-lines are physically present. then what they call the "alis" system does the job to process 1024 lines...Hitachi is cheating a little bit with the HD ready...but from what I've heard it's not troublesome for the quality.
     
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    there are 1024 pixel rows but they are lit alternately (ie 512 even rows then the 512 odd rows)
     
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    Here we go again!
     
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    good point! any one wondering read this thread

    its a long-un!
     
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    Got a pd7500 at the end of August from PRC Direct - cracking screen. Note this model has 2 x SCART (1 RGB).
    Reviewed in latest What Video - take their opinion with a pinch of salt - there are no skin tone issues that I can see, nor are "plasma issues" at all obvious.
    I did notice some solarisation - but this is very feed dependant - 99% of SKY/DVDs perfect.

    It was a marked improvement over our Sony Wega CRT set - SKY is a lot better. Blacks aren't up to CRT performance - but very few panels can achieve this. Even off-air analogue does well - not true of all panels!

    Search forum for "7200 picture settings" to adjust from factory settings - to prevent plasma burn. You should also engage - Panel Life Extend and Screen Saver for several hundred hours break-in - again burn prevention.

    I've seen a Panny 42PV500, not to my taste - paired with a Tosh 350 (HDMI). :thumbsdow
    Our Hitachi paired with Panny S97(HDMI) - excellent results. The Hitachi is more natural looking picture wise than Panny, closer to top CRT sets. :thumbsup:
     
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    Well, I must admit for sheer wall appeal I like the Pioneer 43". The XDE. BUt I'm not expert on PQ.
     
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    There's another thread today on Pioneer's "grey" blacks - you should read that.
    Even with a 42" after a while you wish for a bigger screen!

    Another factor is connectivity - the Hitachi does very well here - VGA, DVI, HDMI, Component, Scart, svideo (plus stereo in (2) for VGA and DVI)

    The new Pioneers have 2 HDMI, VGA, Component, Scart ; using component sacrifices a scart connection for audio.

    The Panasonic PV500 has just 1 HDMI, Scart, component, VGA, svideo, composite; note it only has 1 set of audio in jacks for component or vga - not both.
     
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    Here's a contentious statement for you then, all plasma TVs are intrinsically limited, and next to useless to us custom installers. To get a really professional finish to your HC you need to bypass all of this rubbish and use an AV amp to switch everything. There are never enough connections for big systems on TV types, some customers have freeview boxes, sky+, DVD, media streaming from PC, 2 game consoles and a music server, all needing audio and video connections, and often both audio and video need distribution round the house. Try that with a TV, you'll be there for ever, and try again to get a decent picture from every source!
     
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    Something else to consider.
    The 7500 is identical, electronically, to the 7200, apart from the digital tuner.
    7200 is cheaper, but I don't know about availability.
    Either are a good choice if you make it, but go see it and compare to other models :smashin:

    EDIT:
    The 7200 has 3 scarts (2 RGB)
     
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    MAW I'm interested in what you say. Could we have a chat - my email address is aooc96@dsl.pipex.com. Interested in AV switching. I've got an old Sony STRDB amp with all sorts of connections at the back but presume I need something newer ? I'm running Sky+, DVD Recorder, X Box, and will be running an HTP soon. Can't spend alot on an amp.
     

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