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Need to buy a CHEAP screen or two...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Desticado, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Desticado

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    Hi folks.

    long time since i've been around here as i've been out of the AV loop for a while but this site is always 'the' place to come to for advice so here goes.

    Im looking to buy a couple of plasma screens (about 42-46") for in my shop/office. Picture quality doesnt have to be fantastic but likewise I dont want complete crud. Both these will probably be on for about 10hrs per day or more running slideshows and graphics demos of PC software.

    My innitial thoughts were for a couple of the cheap Tiny systems but having read some of the recent postings here onthem im thinking again. Looking increasingly like a pair of PW6/7's but thought Id ask around here first as you guys usually know best.
     
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    Cant go wrong with a coupleof pannys, have you considered the NEC VR5? As you are in the area take a trip to AV-sales (near tunbridge wells) take a laptop with some similar garphics and have a look at the Panny PWD7, PHD7 and the NEC VR5
     
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    Thanks Horny.

    I've not really done any research on this as my criteria are pretty straight forward... Cheap and Reliable.

    Do AV-Sales charge the same rates in store as on their site? Im in kent so Tonbridge Wells is quite easy for me to go along to.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Computer graphics would look better and be more readable on a 1024 768 screen but you don't need clever video handling so you don't need to pay for a top quality screen. Viewing mainly PC graphics, I'd think you're likely to suffer from screen burn on a plasma. Have you thought about a projector? Some are bright enough to work fine in a room without needing to block the windows and also are easily portable for dems elsewhere. Much bigger display too, so more people can easily see what is being shown. I saw one advertised the other day that even compensated for the colour of the wall which sounded useful for mobile use.
     
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    thanks for the advice Roswell but I want these for in a shop/office.

    one will go in the window (typically running some powerpoint stuff) and the other on the wall/desk for IT use/demo.

    Hence a Projector really isnt appropiate in this circumstance.
     
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    no idea mate give them a call (i hope not........) they have the PWD7 PHD7 and NEC VR5 on demo so i would take a look....the 37" Sharp LCD monitor is also worth a look but PAnny are pretty indestructable when it comes to burn in....
     

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