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Is the extra resolution worth it?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by BenPremium, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. BenPremium

    BenPremium
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    I've noticed that the "old" Panasonic plasmas with lowish resolutions are pretty cheap now, around £1000 second hand.

    Is it worth shelling out a lot of extra cash for the 1024x1024 res ones? Will the picture quality be that much better?
     
  2. Steve_P

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    Personally I would never buy a plasma second hand as there is no telling how it was treated during its first few hundred hours of running. Was it cared for or abused, you'll never know, short of any visible signs like screen burn etc.

    Also plasmas with a resolution of 1024x1024 are ALIS based interlaced panels. Try a search on ALIS. They work slightly differently from the more common progressive plasma panels so you can't assume that bigger pixel counts means better. Having said that the Hitachi and Sony models are well liked and have good feedback from owners that post on this forum.

    Your best bet is to demo some screens and let your eyes be the judge of what you like.

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