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Lg Mz-pz17 Owners!!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by barryd, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. barryd

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    Please can you help me? i am looking for people who have the LG MZ-PZ17 if there is anybody out there? i am looking to buy the PZ17 but cannot find anywhere to get it from! is it that much better than the PZ14? or should i settle for the 14? please help as i would like to get this sorted out by christmas!

    Thanx in advance

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  2. saggio

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    try Richer Sound. I think I saw it advertised by them (on Magazine)
     
  3. MontyUK

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    Richer Sounds are selling the PZ17 for £2495 . . . contrast ratio and brightness are superior to the PZ14 (1000:1 and 750cd/m respectively) . . . bit of a bargain really.

    Does anyone on the forum actually own one yet ? My local RS still only have the PZ10 on display, even though they're supplying the PZ17 now . . . I'd be interested in the views of anyone who owns one or has demo'ed one . . .

    Any PZ10 / 14 owners care to post a review of their new toy ???

    Thanks,

    Monty.
     
  4. roofer

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    HI BARRY/ had my lg z 14 for 2 weeks now, and must say ilove it ,as i am writing this post i am waiting for courier del my pro scan dvd player, you will not be dissapointed if you go for this model, in my handbook apart from the z 17 ther is also the z 24 its just a question , how long do you want to wait, dont hang about go for it . hope this shines some light , MARTIN
     
  5. MontyUK

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    Roofer,

    Does the handbook confirm the specs for all the models ? If so, could you confirm the brightness / contrast ratio / resolution of the PZ14 / PZ17 / PZ24 if it's not too much trouble ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Monty.
     
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    hi monty, no the handbook does not give info on these models i.e contrast and brightness, only that the handbook supports the operation of these other models, sorry to dissapoint.
     
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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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    did you paste this into every single thread which mentions the lg plasma or what?!
     
  9. Mr Rob T

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    Yes, some of these need deleting to conserve bandwidth.
     

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