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John Lewis plasma any good

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by buzzby, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. buzzby

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    Hi

    This is my first post so please be kind. I am looking to buy a 42" plasmafor my room. I have seen this one in the john lewis sale.
    is this plasma any good and if not what are the major faults with it.

    I have an amp that will deal with all of the sound. But i still need to connect an Xbox,PS2, video player and DVD.

    I have a sony 6.1 amp and it shoulod be able to deal with the video feeds from all of these sources.

    back to the TV its a

    Samsung Plasma Widescreen Television, PS42V4SX/XEU, 42 Inch

    here is the link Link

    A fast response would be appreciated.

    Also can anything be bought to improve picture quailtiy and i would need a wall mount.

    thanks in advance

    I would consider any 42" plasma with TV tuner and wall mount for a max price of £2500
     
  2. MAW

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    You'd be far better off with just a panel, and you could choose between the 2 very best on the 42" market with your budget, the Panasonic TH42PHD7 and the Pioneer PDP43MXE-1. You won't find either in JL, you need a specialist shop. You don't mention any digital TV, you will need sky, cable or freeview to get a decent picture with any plasma screen, thoug you will get a picture of sorts from the VCR
     
  3. nicke20

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    Nice suggestion of screens Maw but i think that after cables mounts etc it will be £300 over budget, do you have a preferance between the two ??
     
  4. buzzby

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    Thanks for the advice. JL didn;t have any TV to demo so that is that idea gone any way.

    I do want a high quality TV and the 1024x768 res does sound better than the 8**x6**.

    Does this resolution increase make a good difference in quality.

    The only prob i have is that my budget is a quite strict 2.5K i might be able to stretch to 3k but i really dont want to.

    I dont need to worry about cables to much as i can get high quailty cables for free. So my only added costs are going to be a TV tuner(so confused as to what i need), wall mount and the abilty to connect up all of my stuff.

    Is any one, like richer sounds, doing any good deals on the higher res plasma screens or will this screens drop in price any time soon.

    What i dont want to happen is for my to spend £2000+ and then a week later the price drops by hundreds of pound. this happens to be a lot on PC components.

    thanks again in advance for the advice
     
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    Hi,

    I got the Hitachi 42pd5200 and am VERY pleased with this screen. Picture is amazing, and I got it for £2k .
    It is future proof as well, although has one scart, but component x 2, and you could always pick up a 3 way SCART boxfor about £30 :laugh:
     
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    how did u get the screen for 2k. How does this screen compare agains the panny screens as i have read that the panny screen handle black to white a LOT better and have better colour range.
     
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    hi buzzby, sorry I've not replied sooner. I got it for £2k from Soundandvision.com
     

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