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I'm taking the plunge tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by prusling, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. prusling

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    ...and buying a Pannie 37" 4 series at £2500. Any last minute recommendations for me to re-think?!

    Thanks, Peter
     
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    Do you mind if I ask where from? This is the model I am leaning towards. I think the 42" might be just a little bit TOO big for my room :blush:
     
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    Yeah...me too. I have the Panny 37 & 42" on my shopping list....as well as a few others.

    Do you mind me asking where u are getting it from?

    CHeers,

    Kirk.
     
  4. prusling

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    Krish AV in Chiswick, but I'm still deliberating on whether to go for the new Hitachi 32" instead...!

    Cheers, Peter
     
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    Just for info, I was close to buying a Panny 37 as I too thought the 42 was too big. The fact that I found the 37 rarely in stock made me re-evaluate my decision and eventually go for the Panny 42. The wife and I were a bit shocked at the size of it (ooh err missus) the fist day or two, but it has rapidly become the norm. We have it about 10-12 feet from us.

    BTW: I can recommend Krish AV as have ordered from them recently (not the Panny) and the service was first class.
     
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    dont forget john lewis price match and free 5 year warranty deal.
     
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    The Hitatchi looks easy to use etc
    but the picture quality is not in the same class as either the Panny or Pioneers

    so if you want ease of use go for the Hitachi or Philips

    For outright picture quality Panny or Pioneer
     
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    I just called Krish AV in Chiswick and they were selling the Panny series 4 37" for £2500. The series 5 version is £3000.
     
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    Thats interesting as thats about the same distance as mine would be!.

    hmmm 42" :devil:
     
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    ...as I'm still seduced by the lure of higher resolution!

    Most of my DVD's are region 2, and I like the idea of getting PAL progressive on the cheap and taking advantage of its 576p lines by using a Sigma X-Card from my PC (c. £80). Sigma promise new drivers to enable it, but it can be hacked via VGA anyway (but not via component).

    Seems a shame to have PAL pro down-scaled to 480p, so the new 32" Hitachi which is supposed to have an optimised scaler from 576p up to its 1024 resolution is tempting.

    Decisions, decisions. Probably blown it for Xmas...!

    Cheers, Peter
     
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    I found this quote in Hitachi's press release for its new range of plasmas:

    "An intelligent image conversion process (576 lines to 1024 lines) increases the number of lines used to create the image, thereby delivering a more detailed and higher resolution image with smoother edges, particularly when viewing images on zoom."

    Its interesting that they quote 576 lines as this shows recognition of the existence of PAL (which seems rare amongst manufacturers!).

    Out of interest I calculated the ratio of 576 lines to 1024 and its actually 9:16! Is there something magic about this ratio that enables better scaling? Or is this just their marketing hype...

    Cheers, Peter
     

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