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Is the Panny TX-32LXD500 the best LCD available?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by BenchyUK, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. BenchyUK

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    I am thinking of buying the Panny D500 LCD screen. It seems to have EVERYTHING i am after e.g HD-MI, Component, PC Input, Built in Freeview and a CAM slot for Top Up TV.

    Apparently this is the best LCD oyu can buy according to What Hi-Fi and What Video magazines but are these reviews accurate?

    I heard that an LCD is better for PC use due to better resolution and the Start bar/ icons won't burn the screen like a Plasma.

    I hope to connect it to my DVD Player via. HD-MI and upscale the resolution. Has anyone done this before? What's it like?

    Is there anything else i should know about it?

    Cheers
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    It's a superb TV. You will not be disappointed!
     
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    Have you got it?
     
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    Have you got it? What's it like with Freeview, DVD and PC use?
     
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    Personally I find the reviews pretty reasonable. Note What Hi Fi gives the best lcd award to the Philips 32pf9830 in the latest edition. I've compared the Panny and the Philips side by side and I thought the Philips had the edge on it.
     
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    Oh. I must go and see if the new one is in the shops to compare the two for myself.

    Then again i am also thiking about the Panasonic TH37PV500 Plamsa which is also highly rated but i am worried about burning and using it for PC Use
     
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    Could be complicated if you're considering Plasma as well. I think I've seen that Panny one and it was a very good picture
    Let us know which model you decide is best.
     
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    To be honest it seems that the only thing going for the Panasonic TH37PV500 Plasma over the D500 is the screen size. The D500 has all of the same connections, and doesn't suffer from burning cos' it's a LCD.

    Apparently, these don't burn anymore
     
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    Lee,

    You already know my views on the matter and Jonti - see above - puts it as succinctly as you can.

    As an aside... I was at a customer's house today and he had a 50" HDReady Toshiba rearpro. Size was impressive but that was about it. PQ on Sky was bobbins - sorry thats a Manc term for "...not very good at all"; and PQ when watching football was terrible. Give me the 32" LXD500 anyday. You indeed will not be disappointed. Any more news on stock availability/price??
     
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    I had another look today and i was impressed BUT the screen looked small for a 32inch .

    Also under the front flap i saw a PC Input. What can this be used for?
     
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    Lee,

    I understand your concerns re size. The screen does look small in a shop environment. I initially thought I had made the wrong choice until the set was delivered and put in place. It looks much bigger in a living room environment - that's what I tell the Mrs anyway.

    If you fancy the plasma have you seen this deal, seems too good to be true.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259214
     
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    I have made my mind up now (99%) I am going to go for the Panny TX-32LXD500 but need to find out how good the DVD quality is via HDMI. Sure it will be good.

    How do you find it WoodyWizz?

    Digital Direct will do it with a Wall Bracket and delivery for £1,559.99 which doesn't seem that bad to me.

    I asked about dead Pixels and he said that hardly ever get Dead Pixels anymore and has never know a D500 to have any. He said if i was to have 4 or more dead pixels they will replace the screen as it is classed as 'unviewable' Less than 4, he said you wouldn't see them. Does this seem fair?
    Has anyone had dead pixels?
     
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    i saw that the loewe had a slighly stronger picture than the panny but i prefer the look of the panny, so i am after that one
     
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    Lee,

    DVD quality thro' HDMI is breathtakingly exceptional - I cannot fault it. What DVD player were you thinking of using? A good budget choice would be the Denon1920.

    Matt
     
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    That's what i was going for at £230. Is it any good. Do you know how many stars it got in the latest What HiFi?
     
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    Sounds like a good price. It won best DVD player (in that price range) in the recent "What HiFi" awards.

    Can you get the Panny 500 in stock anywhere??
     
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    Also, are you connecting it to separate amp/speakers - if so, which??
     
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    Digital Directuk.com have some in stock and if i order with them over the phone they will know £20 quid off the wall bracket, £130 instead of £150.

    I currently have a KEF 2005.2 Speker System (egg speakers plus Sub) which i will use with my new system.

    However, i currently have a Pioneer VSX-D812 Amp which is good but i am selling it asell in order to get one. I will probably have a budget of about £450 for a new one.
    What ones can you recommend?
    I was thinking about getting a Denon to match the DVD Player.
     
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    Lee,

    For your amp I would recommend either the Denon AVR-1906 - see DENON AMP ;
    or if you want to spend a bit more but still within budget then go for the Yamaha DSP-AX757SE - seeYAMAHA AMP

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Is that denon Amp better than the AVR-2805? Costs a little more.
     
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    I will be also getting the Denon 1920. Saw it today via HDMI and was blown away. ppeople will kill me for saying it but i thought it wasn't any different from a £3,000 plasma
     
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    No the AVR2805 is the more superior amp; I would be surprised if you found it anywhere cheaper than the AVR -1906. The 2805 is roughly £200 more than the 1906 - see DENON 2805
     
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    £499. £50 over budget but i guess it's worth it right?

    Also, i have been tempted by the new philips 32pf9830 which is baout £1800 but i guess i should stick with the panny d500. It's just that what hi-fi says it's the best 32inch lcd availbale
     
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    The extra £50 over budget is certainly worth it. I've got the Denon 3805, v similar to the 2805, and it is a fantastic amp.

    I was also tempted by the Phillips LCD but - to be honest - I've had Phillips tvs before (3 of them) and they always seemed to break/die/give up the ghost very very quickly; those experiences put me off Phillips forever. I've also had 2 Panasonic TVs and they were a)very reliable; and b) very good PQ. I've read the "What Hifi" review of the Phillips and it is obviously a good panel but I think the difference in PQ over the Panny would be negligible; personally I don't like the ambilight system either on the Phillips.
     
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    With re to the Phillips, have a look at this post :

     
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    Just purchased the Panny TX32LXD500 from john lewis in the trafford centre for £1499 with the free 5 year guarantee, delivered on wednesday and i can't wait!
     
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    Dominic who did you price match with or are JL undersales in old trafford taking that price 1499 now. Is that including del?
     

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