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Most Recommended Plasma Screen?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by TommyB, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. TommyB

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    Hi.. im new to these forums.. and also new to plasma screens...

    im thinking of buying a 42" plasma TV... currently ive got Sky + and will be using that as my main viewing source

    im a total amateur when it comes to the suitable specs, what with all the 'HD TV' stuff that people are talking about.

    i want to buy the best possible plasma tv that i can get for £1500 or under.. including sound and the ability to use my Sky + box

    which ones would you recommend?

    thanks!
     
  2. SILVERBACK

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    well you wont get HD with that budget mate so that narrows it right down and the genral consensus is either panasonic or pioneer.best thing to do is just read the threads and replys (there is a wealth of knowledge on here if you search) and then the most important thing DEMO,DEMO and more DEMO.

    best advice is to read some posts.
     
  3. ddlooping

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    Hi all. :)

    Well, I'm not sure how good it is, but Samsung have a High Definition (HD) set for about £1500.
    In any case, follow Silverback's advice and read the numerous threads about the subject , and try and demo as many (well set-up) screens as possible. ;)
     
  4. dave0523

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    You need to add £1000 to your budget to get what you're after....


    Pioneer (of course......) comes recommended! :rolleyes: :boring: :spam:
     
  5. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    Where abouts are you?
    It's not as easy as you think to get a decent demo.
     
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    He never actually said he wanted a HD plasma TV for £1500 just the best possible one for that budget.

    After seeing numerous setups I think you should go for a Panny, IMO they have the best PQ with sky.If you want sound your only panny choice would be the TH-42PE50, you should be able to find one online for around £1500.
     
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    You could also get a panasonic pwd7 for 1100 quid and just use any pair of speakers to get your sound.
     
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    thanks for all the help!
    ive just been to currys.. and saw a SAGEM 45" DLP rear projection TV...priced at 1699, a bit out of my budget.. but i dont mind adding a little extra if its worth it.. and it was HD ready aswell... would you recommend this over some of the plasma's that have been mentioned in this thread?
     
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    YesTommy I would.
     
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    :oops:

    Sorry, TommyB, are you a member of Makro?
     
  13. TommyB

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    no ashmufc im not.. but i really want to be.. how do i become a member cuz i heard that you can get real cheap stuff there
     
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    the most reconmended plasma has to be the SD panasonic 7 series panel aka PWD7 and PW7..............odd isnt it, a none TV, none HD ready screen is the most reconemended and i would think the most widely owned by far.............(on this forum if not nationally)
     
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    go demo to make sure you dont suffer from "rainbows" and as long as you dont want to wall mount a DLP should be fine different beast to a plasma tho being projection based.....
     
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    thanks for that hornydragon... but seeing as im spending 1699.. do you think i should go for another plasma that will be just as good in quality?.. and if so which one?...because the DLP is HD ready..and plasma's with that same spec tend to be over 2000... what you think?
     
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    for plasma its got to be samsung for HD Ready at that price so you get to choose DLP or Plasma (samsung) you dont get any plasma choice at that money not much DLP either its not much budget for HD mate regardless of technology
     
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    Be VERY carelful with DLP!

    I had my heart set on a DLP set - then I got some "proper" demos of the majority of the available DLP sets, and discovered that after all the research I'd put into it, that I suffered from the "rainbow effect" (a peculiarity of DLP that causes colour flashes on the screen when your eyes move from one part of the screen to another - some people see it - others don't).

    I would check if you're buying it for the family, to ensure all family members get to demo your selected set, to ensure they don't suffer from "rainbows", otherwise some family members may not thank you for it, due to eye strain, headaches, and seeing colour flashes all of the time.

    I'm glad this happened to me really, as it caused me to re-look at plasma, and I ended up purchasing a Panny PV500, and I'm over the moon with it.

    To be honest, it might be better to wait to see if you can increase your budget by a few hundred pounds, which will give you a much wider choice, in both DLP and Plasma.
     
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    I would second that having just bought the Samsung SP46L6HX DLP. Unfortunately like me you can demo as much as you can in shops but it's not until you get one running in your home environment until you really start to notice this rainbow effect. Just make sure that you coose a retailer with a good returns policy.
     
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    Sagem is nice but the anti reflective coating gives 'shimmery' whites. The new model 56" has been improved in this respect
    If you go Plasma
    If you dont't need HD go for Panny pw7
    If you do want HD look at new Samsung

    And don't buy a Tiny
     
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    what does the "D" stand for or should i ask what makes the "D" version different to the model without the "D"?

    regards,

    julie
     
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    the PWD is a commercial model PW consumer there are actually some big difference between consumer and commercial 7 series (PW7 has G6 phosphur and G7 electronics PWD7 has G7 phoshpur and G7 electronincs) big difference on poaper, very little in the flesh but i would always go for commercial panny screens
     
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    the D means it's a commercial model...and there is a thread that lists teh differences somewhere....just search for pw7 pwd7 should find it....i have one of each and the practical differences are neglible.....the pwd7 has 2 drivers and therefore more PIP capabilities..it also has 7 series glass as opposed to 6 series in the pw7.....but they both look and perform exactly the same to my eye.
     
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    GOOD advice. Also bear in mind the viewing angle issue as well. Rainbow effects are very hard to see in brightly lit shops which are far removed from the average living room environment.
     

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