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Most natural 50" picture - Panasonic rather than Pioneer?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Tagore, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. Tagore

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    Was looking at the Pioneer 505XDE in comparison with Panasonic TH50PV30 last weekend.
    Running the same source material through equivalent DVD players (various analogue feed programs recorded off local cable - footy, cricket, movies, cookery show at XP setting on my Panasonic DMR-E95HS DVD recorder) I was surprised to see that the Panasonic appeared to give a far more natural picture - particularly when it came to faces.
    I wonder what it is that is causing this or is this just a set up issue?
    Pioneer appeared to give a sharper but more digitized picture - is this due to the progressive upscaling that it does?
    Is it possible to turn whatever is causing this with analogue source material off?
    Or does this effect still occur with HD or DVD original movie material as well?
     
  2. Skeets_de

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    This and the better blacks are why in Germany the Panasonic is rated better than Pioneer in all the tests and that was what I saw in a side-by-side comaprison. :smashin: Now I've been waiting two weeks for delivery... :(
     
  3. k0rn

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    Plus the pixel noise on the Pioneer is realy annoying... the PV500 hasn´t any of that.
     
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    i had this problem with a friend the other day panny or pioneer.
    his viewing distance was poor so we decided that the panny was the way.
    had he a good 12-14 feet it would have been the pioneer
     
  5. TheDoctor

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    I'm currently on the hunt for a 50" plasma and went to watch a demo of the 505XDE at Tottenham Court Road (London). Also I will be watching the 50" screen from 9 feet away.

    It was connected via component playing a dvd and the image was stunning, even from 1 meter away (they did mention that the screen had been ISFed).

    Also saw the 435XDE playing a dvd via HDMI and again it was impressive.

    Also went to a Panasonic dealer, and the way the demos were set up, it did not do the screens any justice.

    My main purpose of a 50" screen is to watch dvds (via component/HDMI) and SKY digital for now and then SKY HD when available. The TV tuner will be unemployed.

    And now you can pick up a 505XDE for £3000, so it can't be bad, but my research will continue.
     
  6. gizlaroc

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    Your country and every other country in the world seems to prefer them, just not the UK it seems.
    Problem is, in this country they seem to prefer the brands with nice big adverts in their magazines!
    A friend of mine used to work for a magazine, nothing to do with av gear btw., and he used to get to keep products that got an outstanding review, says it all really. :(


    Edit: edited to correct my appalling grammar!
    And once more to correct my spelling of grammer to grammar.
    :suicide:
     
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    It's not my country, I just live here :thumbsup:
     
  8. Alan A

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    UH?
    As an owner of the PDP435XDE that is NOT a problem I have seen.
    But you keep to your "split screen marking" panny, and your buzzing panel :D
     
  9. Canoehq

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    Mate, well edit it again to correct your appalling spelling of 'grammar' !! :D :rotfl: :D
     
  10. gizlaroc

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    haha!

    See, I told you! I actually wrote appauling to start off with too!

    I will get my 11 year old daughter to check my grammar and spelling before posting in future. :)
     
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    @Alan A: Buzzing panel not on the ones I've seen (listened extra for it as I've had sub-woofers that drove me crazy when in standby) and the split panel problem appears to be on only a few, not noticed in any review because with any normal viewing material it evidently can't be seen at all, only on a setup screen if at all.

    It's the old story, "What does it matter if I can measure it but I can't see or hear it"? :smashin:
     
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    Pff.. no need to be offended. :cool:

    The Pioneers DO have noise which you can see if you go a little bit closer to the PDP. The Panny doesn´t. If it had this noise too I would´t have bought any Plasma.

    I´m not saying the Pio is bad, I just don´t like the noise.
     
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    Pff.. no need to be offended. :cool:

    The Pioneers DO have noise which you can see if you go a little bit closer to the PDP. The Panny doesn´t. If it had this noise too I would´t have bought any Plasma.

    I´m not saying the Pio is bad.
     
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    Anyway, have a look at the Fujitsu as well. Rather expensive in comparison to the others and hard to find on Tottenham Court Road but a very natural picture.
     

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