Hitachi Plasma CL32PD2100 & 32PD3000

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  1. spencer3958

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    Can anybody comment on these plamas both of which are retailing around the £1000 mark. Would they be better than an equivalent priced 26" LCD

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    David
     
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    I just got the 32PD3000 at the weekend in the Powerhouse sale. The reason for my choice, as much as anything, was 2 RGB scarts, 1 S-Video scart and component and S-video connections, plus the PC connection meaning I could connect everything up I needed to without popping down to Keene's for lots of convertors and connectors.

    So far I'm incredibly impressed with it.
     
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    I have the 42PD3000, which I beleive is identical bar the size, and I am very happy with it.
    It needs to be set-up properly to get the best out of it, but once thats done, it gives very good results.
    The price sounds good also.
     
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    No problems with our 32PD300, Just great pictures and good sound.

    At that price consider it a bargin.

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    What is the powerhouse price please?
     
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    I'm thinking of getting one too as Richer Sounds has it for £999 at the moment. What did you mean by setting it up properly. Is this something I could do myself? I read somewhere that some early versions had a greenish colour cast. Is that part of the problem?
    Thanks in anticipation
     
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    What I did was to use the THX Setup Utility found on certain DVD's (Finding Nemo is one) in conjunction with some THX Blue Goggles (Like cardboard 3D Glasses, but with blue filters) which are available from THX.com for $5 inc shipping.

    Once you have made all the adjustments, the picture really does improve across the board. The one thing most manufacturers seem to do, is set the contrast/colour/brightness at a default level that will induce retina burn on the viewer. This causes colour crawl and other picture problems on some sources.

    Can't say my set has ever suffered from a greenish hue though.

    Hope that is helpful.

    Judgey
     
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    Yes thanks, this is helpful. I will look out for a DVD with this utility. Do you get the glasses free with the DVD? I would want to connect a DVD (preferably by Scart in RGB mode), a freeview box (probably S-Video scart) and an S-VHS recorder (S-Video Scart). Do you know whether this will be possible.

    Thanks
     
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    Shouldn't be any problem. The 42PD3000 (Assume 32PD3000 is the same) has excellent connections, inc 3 scarts ( from memory i think Scart 1 is S-Video and scart 2 & 3 are RGB), component inputs and a vga input. I am running a freeview box, DVD Recorder and a PC into mine.

    The THX glasses need to be ordered from www.thx.com and they charge $5 which is just for postage. They take a week or two to arrive.
     

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