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Just seen (yesterday) LG pz-17

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by kenny.c, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. kenny.c

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    During another shopping trip to Nottingham (you know what women are like!) thought id have a wander down to Seven Oaks and Richer Sounds> First off Panny W5 next to a Pioneer HDE! Both playing "Ice age" As I understand it the Pioneer has the high res panel and the Panny does not! Without being super critical I didnt feel there was much differance! Obviously the Pio with the higher res had a slightly sharper looking picture! But is it worth the extra cost??

    Anyway back to the Pz-17, bearing in mind there was only about 2 minutes in between seeing the first two screens and arriving at Richer Sounds I feel I had quite a good oppotunity to compair! What can I say the 17 is easily the best picture ive seen from a LG! No longer do the pictures have a grey ting to everything but actually appear black! Not sure what player they had connected but the picture was sharp with no obvious colour bleeding or blurring with fast moving objects! I must say "its not far off" the Panny I my humble opionion! And miles away from the pio! But look at the saving! LG was selling at £2495 compaired to the usual Panny prices! Would you realy notice the differance unless you had them side by side????
     
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    I was in Richer Sounds on Saturday as well. Then in Sevenoaks. The LG wasn't bad at all compared to the NEC (something or other) and a Panasonic. Monsters Inc showed up pretty well, with darks scenes looking good, and the individual hairs on Sully pretty well defined, and the colour was good. In isolation (like if youhad one at home), I think it'd be pretty good. And you save a fair bit of money.

    I also had a look at the 60" LG, but it was only on telly, from a source splitter, so the picture wasn't good. But it was HUGE. And it's £6000.

    Jasper
     
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    This is going to be a bit of a rant so please bear with me.

    I bought Samsung Plasma at the beginning of this month from RS and have been very happy with it. However at the beginning of last week the screen began to cut out as if going into stand by mode (But not).

    There were no other problems with the screen and I was more than happy with the quality and performance of the set.

    I rang up RS and they put me through to Stelgis their suppliers. I spoke to a very helpful engineer who explained the set had a faulty "Wire Driver" no idea what this but apparently it regulates power to the screen and needed to be replaced.

    No problem the new screen was with me by the end of the week (Thursday - great service) and I installed it on Saturday. However all was not well with the replacement screen. Although it did not cut out the picture quality of the replacement was nothing like the original, the biggest problem being a very irritating "Flicker effect" with faint bands phasing down the screen (particularly evident on solid colours and at the edge of the screen)

    I again spoke to RS and Stelgis and the same engineer confirmed that he believed this set to be DOA also (A loose connection inside he felt was the cause of the picture distortion).

    I got talking to him and told him I was thinking of getting a different screen. Something costing even £2000 has to be two strikes and you are out surely ?

    I said I was thinking of the New LG at £2500 or maybe even £2999 for the latest Toshiba. This is proposed to be the same screen basically as the new Panny and most people on this forum and in fact everywhere agree that this is the best set available but at a price.

    Now I must say he seemed like a nice chap and I definitely trust what he was saying. He services and repairs these things at one of the biggest distributors in the country and he obviously knows his stuff. He said that in 4 months he had only had back 4 Samsung sets (including what will soon be two from me). This out of over 1000 that has gone through their company in this period (So he says).

    He said that personally he though it was a good set picture and build quality wise especially for the money. I asked him what he thought about the Tosh and the LG. He said the Tosh is a great set but only comes with a one-year warranty. (Although I would get two-year extension for £250 from RS as I have with the Sammy).

    He reckons that these sets are not that serviceable - anything goes wrong with the screen panel itself and it is for the bin.

    I was really keen on the new LG model. I was not impressed with their old models having compared them with the Sammy in a number of locations (AMC cinemas / Curries etc).

    However their new set seems to have good write ups, Decent Contrast of apparently 1000 on the consumer model (Brightness 750) and is proposed to be the best budget model available at the moment.

    Shock. He refused to be drawn to comment much on the new LG. He said he has been "Exceptionally disappointed" with both the build and picture quality of the LG panels including the new screen.

    His closing comment was "I can’t really discuss it but put it this way I would rather have a CRT set than an LG".

    Oh dear. Now I know a few people on this board have these sets so for god’s sake get you opinions down quick. I am going down to RS at lunch with my mate who has a 42" Panny armed with a load of Dvds to demo this set properly in their viewing room (I always judge for myself whatever people say).

    LG owners input is must appreciated as I thought this set would be an option or should I just blow the budget and get the Tosh? I thought I knew my stuff (to an extent) but have a crisis of confidence now having talked to this guy !
     

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