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LG pz-17 no screen burn option

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by andya, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. andya

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    hi i was very impressed with this plasma,and i can tell u ive seen them all,i would have bought it but could not find any screen burn options on the menu,like orbitor e.t.c,does anyone know if there is a hidden menu
     
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    Although I cannot help with your question.

    I'd be interested to hear more of your thoughts. You were obviously impressed with what you saw. What was it showing / which inputs ? where was it ?

    Thanks, Mark.
     
  3. andya

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    i put king kong on black and white,crouching tiger,it was svideo,and i was very suprised at how good it was there wasnt much noise on king kong and blacks were very good,defienetly the best budget plasma ive seen.tiger showed the detail very well
    colours were very good . to be honest i couldnt fault it,maybe solarization was a bit worse than say a pioneer or panny.but apart from that really good,if i find there is a screen burn menu i would buy one stright away
     
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    This is a very good question and well timed for me. 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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    hi harrisuk

    i dont think the toshiba is worth getting i know 4 people who have them and there all faulty,toshiba dont seem bothered,customer service is poor,see what you think of the lg i thought it was great ,good style good picture good price,good remote,good connections,im not keen on the panasonic,the new fugitsu beats it and pioneers also beat it for detail because the are hires units,you wont go wrong with the lg plus you could get the 3 year warranty.i still dont know if there is a screen burn option so i am waiting,
     
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    Many many people on this board own the Panny Series 5 Plasma (the Tosh is simply the Panny board re-badged), but I've read relatively few complaints about problems and reliability.

    I personally think the LG panel is quite good value for money, but IMHO it can't touch either the Panny/Tosh or the Pioneer MXE for picture quality, both these panels seem a noticeable step up to me.
     
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    Many Thanks Monty UK & andya that is what I am looking for. I am falling with Monty here 99% of the posts I have seen and most people I haves poken to say Tosh / Panny are the best quality sets out there.

    The helful chap at RS who has ben great on both exchanges said that he handles all exchanges and has only ever had 1 faulty Tosh. Is he telling the truth or does he want the extra £500 ?

    Not in his interets to sell me a crap set when I have just returned two faulty ones. He knows I will be back to him if it is not right.

    However I will go in a bit to check out this Lg and we will see. I have already seen the Tosh / Panny and know how good it is.
     
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    For the extra 500 I'd get the tosh, you might think the LG is fine now, but how long will you be able to put up with the less than perfect blacks, mroe solarisation etc. For the small additional outlay in this major purchase why not give yourself some piece of mind.

    John.
     

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