Its Time to Change

Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by RussH, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. RussH

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    Roughly 11 years ago, This very forum helped guide me in choosing my very first plasma TV. It was highly recommended at that time to go with the Panasonic PW6, so following that advice I went out and bought one. To this day the panny is still working solidly, picture is still good (although obviously left behind in today's standards) and its in tip top condition.

    However, with ever increasing style, clarity and energy savings of modern TVs, Its time I said good bye to the Panny as a lounge TV (but I will be staying with in the house somewhere!!)

    So having been guided by this forum 11 years ago, I beg to ask the question again, what TV should I get?

    I'm budgeting somewhere below the £2500 I paid back in the day for the panny, and pitching more around the £500 - £800 mark (depending if that is a fair budget for quality)

    And help, guidance and suggestions would be hugely welcomed

    Many thanks

    Russ
     
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    What size are you thinking of?
     
  3. RussH

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    Thanks for the prompt reply

    The panny is current sat embedded in to the wall, in which they is a area of 106cm x 69cm. This would allow me to put up to 49" of frame (not screen) in. So it all depends on how thick a frame the choices have (the panny has a huge frame!! lol)

    However, I can knock do the wall and rebuild to a bigger size if required. Although Im not sure my budget will stretch to a larger size screen and maintain the quality.
     
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    Panasonic 50st60?
     
  5. RussH

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    Hi Vickster,

    Would you go with Plasma again, or change direction to a LED / OLED tv?
     
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    I have an LCD so I'd probably go led next time, just due to the amount of choice. I could fit a 50" bezel less led in the space, not a 50" plasma. That said I am not that fussed about blacks, clouding, viewing angles etc

    This is about the last chance to go for plasma, so if those are important, then go plasma

    Oiled tech will be way out of your budget
     
  7. RussH

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    is the Panasonic TX-L47ET60B any good (although Im not bothered about the 3D)
     
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    Yes according to the reviews. Although it will use the LG panel so the blacks won't be all that

    Panasonic 50ST60 better
     
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    or the 50GT60 if you can get 1 ......!!
     
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    OP has a budget up to £800, GT600 £1100+ I think
     
  11. RussH

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    Alot of you are pointing me to Plasma TVs, are they superior over LCD and LED??
     
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    Yes if blacks, motion, natural picture, good viewing angles, no banding and more bang for buck are your thing

    If bright, slim bezel and lower electricity consumption are the thing for you, then LED-LCD, but lesser blacks, clouding and motion blur are a definite risk

    If gaming for hours, using as a PC monitor or have little uns watching a single logo'd channel for hours and can sacrifice PQ for safety and no risk of image retention, then LCD as well

    Go to the shops and see the options for yourself. Only you can ultimately decide what is for you
     
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    Been an had a good look at some TVs today, and I do like the crispness in colour depth, image quality and the sleek style of LED tvs, as such Ive probably increased my budget closer to the £1k mark!!

    However, I noticed on alot of the LED TV, there seemed to be large pixleation around text and moveing images. Seems Poor, is it normal
     
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    Yes but it can be reduced with processing settings on higher end sets
     
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    got ya, and I assume this is something plasma's dont suffer with (as I dont see it on my Panny PW6)

    I wasnt impressed with the Plasma's I seen in the shop in honesty, infact they were no better than my panny pw6 11 years on!!

    Could a 1k budget get me a LCD / LED with a high quality processing engine?
     
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    I wouldn't base a decision on shop set up,unless properly done / calibrated. What shop did you go to?

    The sony w9 range is very good, not sure what size the budget would buy though?
     
  17. RussH

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    Your going to strike me down in a blaze of rage now......but it was curry's!! I know I know

    I will take a look at the W6 Range

    I seen a Panasonic TX-L47FT60 for under 1k, which had the best picture out of them all, that had very little pixelation
     
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    If you're like me and watch a lot of sport, then motion is important. If that's the case, it's still got to be plasma.
     
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    probably movies are the most watched here, and general TV, sport not so much

    and in fact I will keep the Panny PW6 for the sport :smashin:
     
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    I'd still go plasma over lcd every day of the week. :).

    I've a 32" Panasonic lcd in the bedroom, and a 59" Samsung plasma in the living room. My experience is that you get a much more realistic picture from a plasma, it doesn't look so "processed".

    No doubt the retailers will try and sell you features, etc. etc, but the most important thing imho is picture, picture, picture.
     
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    W9 not w6. If the Panasonic looked good to you and in budget, why not get that one? Buy with a 5 year warranty from an independent Panasonic dealer if you can
     
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    Plasmas in Currys are low range, they don't have very good filters so struggle under store lighting. Like for like plasma is simply better than LCD in almost all areas.
     

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