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NEC 42VP4 or Panasonic 6UY- recent comparisons

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mariosacco, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. mariosacco

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    Please make it easy for me!!!

    Please see the link below. 6 products were tested including the Panny and NEC and I am confused, I hear many good things about the Panansonic 6UY, however in this test the NEC 42VP4 wins out. Can you please tell me which screen provides the best picture when most of my viewing is satellite channels and DVD. I will have a setup through a home theatre system with component switching (to component outputs). The warranty for both these units is 1 year in Canada

    I can get the NEC for about $500 - $900 dollars less than the Panasonic.

    http://www.hdtvexpert.com/Pages/6degrees.htm
     
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    Can you not see them side by side? Reason I say that is different people choose one or the other for different reasons....think you'll get the NEC for a few £000 less than the panasonic and it has a longer warranty (3 years) and I think better connnectivity as standard - but picture wise it's personal.
     
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    The store that sells both the Panasonic and NEC recommends the NEC. They felt the colours on the NEC were more natural and displayed better detail. They also felt the NEC unit quality, usability, and after-market customer service was superior as well.

    The NEC is on display next to the Pioneer CMX-433 and from 5 ft away the pictures look great on both units (but I do not want to pay the bigger dollars for the Pioneer). Once setup in my room, the sitting position would be 8 feet or more away from the unit.

    The store used to have the Pan 5UY (previous model) on display as well and they felt NEC was a better choice when compared side-by-side . Unfortunuately the 6UY is not yet available to these people and I can not compare these units side-by-side.

    The 6UY has more coverage in the media and more mind-share over the NEC monitor and it is tough to find an objective opinion to make a fair assessment. The link I provided was the best objective comparison I could find.
     
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    Well two dealers (well respected HiFi/AV specialists) I spoke with who sell both NEC and Panasonic both loved the 4 series panasonic, less so the 5 (but still a good choice at the time) but really don't rate the 6 for various reasons.

    Personally I like the NEC, good connectivity as standard including DVI, warranty (can't argue with 3 yers manufacturers, which must say something about quality too) and excellent picture. Pretty happy. Only niggle I have is a slight colour banding on fast pans across flesh tones - but this seems to be source quality dependant, and has improved with use (running in?).

    Media coverage isn't everything!
     
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    This US website whose plasma expertise is superb is clearly rating Panasonic 5UY over MP4 in a plasma shootout. 5UY 50inch also won over the MP3, and in its latest test of 6UY they regard it as the best plasma ever (that is until Pioneer 434 is launched ;p)

    http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatv/reviews.html

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