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Honest Opinion-Can you get a decent football PQ with plasma??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Cag, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Cag

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    Mainly on Panny & Hit (thinking about getting Hit 42PD3000)

    Be Honest!!!
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    Well I have a Hitachi PMA400E and honestly have not seen ghosting etc on Football (well I watch rugby :) ) . I'd say it's a very watchable picture.
     
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    you can get a good picture with football, i use a i scan ultra with my plasma , but even before that, football ,F1 , fast moving sports , with very watchable.


    in order of picture quality
    ITV
    SKY PREMIERSHIP PLUS/PAY PER VIEW
    SKY SPORTS
    BBC
    EUROSPORTS

    this is jusk my thoughts on the football pcture.
     
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    I get a terrible picture with sports, especally football through Sky :( in fact I find it unwatchable and is a real disappointment

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    No problems with football here on a 42PD3000, I've never noticed any ghosting or bluring.

    John
     
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    Have you got got standard setup. What leads do u use from sky?

    Cheers
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    I've got a V1 Sky+ box connected to the tuner box via a fully shielded RGB scart.

    HTH

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    Would you recommend the PD3000. This is the one I've been looking at but can't get a demo showing Sky & therefore need other opinions from people like you who already have set up.

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    Cag,

    I'd recommend the 42PD3000 without hesitation. It's easy to set up and use as it does auto switching when the Sky box is switched on which makes it easier for the wife.

    The picture quality is generally excellent and it seems to do a good job even with the lower bandwidth channels on Sky. DVD through progressive scan (and yes I do know that the screen is interlaced) is fantastic. It's great with the XBOX and OK for occasional PC use.

    I've not used the speakers as my wife preferred the look of just the panel on the wall so all audio goes throught my amp.

    I have had a bit of a problem with being able to hear the screen buzzing during quiet scenes from the seating position (around 3m away) but even this seems to be getting quieter as time goes on.

    Even after seeing the Pioneer 434 which I love, I've got no regrets over the desicion to buy the Hitachi.

    HTH

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    i scan ultra ......this looks like the way to go for footy. what is the price...and how do they connect up. is there a new model out?


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    I was in illford the other day and saw a Panasonic th42pa20 which was showing football and the quality was very good. Didn't get a chance to check out how it was hooked up.
     
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    I have NTL connected via RGB SCART into my Panny 6 and football (along with pretty much everything else) looks great. Not as good as prog scan from my DVD but more than acceptable.
     
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    i have a pace twin going into panny 6 series.

    Sky seems to be the worst but still watchable.

    Normal freeview channels football seems very watchable, yet strangely i think the best picture is from the BBC when they show football, then channel 5 then ITV, but not a massive difference between them.

    I do not use an iscan or anything like that, i was told by reputable dealer that it was quite possible the iscan would make the footy more messy.......don't quote me though.


    Good Luck i think you will be pleasantly surprised, i was, basically because i was expecting the worst!!!!!
     
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    i have a pace twin going into panny 6 series.

    Sky seems to be the worst but still watchable.

    Normal freeview channels football seems very watchable, yet strangely i think the best picture is from the BBC when they show football, then channel 5 then ITV, but not a massive difference between them.

    I do not use an iscan or anything like that, i was told by reputable dealer that it was quite possible the iscan would make the footy more messy.......don't quote me though.


    Good Luck i think you will be pleasantly surprised, i was, basically because i was expecting the worst!!!!!
     
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    Oh yeah, one other thing, the bad picture quality with plasma is not because of the plasma but the signal.

    Everything you see that is bad on a plasma is in the signal and shows up on every other TV, it is just when it is made smaller the Mpeg artifacts become hard to see, but i put a normal TV next to mine, and any errors were there on both, just bigger on the plasma.

    So the question should really be: -
    Honest.......Can we ever see the broadcasting companies sending the footie at a decent bit rate?????? (i fear the answer is No!)
     
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    all the top guys say yes you can with the i scan. and also with sky+, but most have said dont bother with the scart, but run an RGB to component converter.

    Darren
     

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