New 32" TV! Which one????

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Uzey

Guest
Hello,
I require a new 32" widescreen TV with component/progressive inputs. The Panny PD30 looks nice but that Thomson .........!
Can anyone help?:confused:
 

peahead

Well-known Member
hi im happy with my jvc32"p37sje d.i.s.t tv has component input for pal/ntsc progressive scan dvdplayers 3 scarts 2 rgb and is hdtv compatible for the future.why not have a look or hang on a bit until the new models come out this month see homecinemachoice hardware news for a picture of the new models very smart.
 

peahead

Well-known Member
why not
 
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Uzey

Guest
Hmmmmmm. Don't think I'd buy a JVC TV. For a start, their DIST system is apparently in it's infancy and is much less advanced than pixel-plus/acuity/hi-pix.
 
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Paul Atreides

Guest
So a 17" computer monitor doesn't need more than 640x480?
 

peahead

Well-known Member
jvc d.i.s.t system is not in its infancy far from it there upto third generation models now while acuity and hi-pix are still on its first generation models.
 

cerebros

Active Member
Originally posted by Uzey
Hmmmmmm. Don't think I'd buy a JVC TV. For a start, their DIST system is apparently in it's infancy and is much less advanced than pixel-plus/acuity/hi-pix.

Sounds like you've not actually seen DIST in action. As someone who's had the HV32P37, I can say that DIST & Super-Digipure produce an outstanding picture when you take the time to set the TV up (as you have to do with all TV's to get the best picture).
 
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Stevey

Guest
32" screens won't see as much benefit. On border 36" CRT but 42" + RPTV would see an improvement
 
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cybamerc

Guest
Stevey:

> 32" screens won't see as much benefit.

Nonsense. That said there isn't much point in buying a HDTV untill there's actual HDTV material available. If you buy an HDTV today (especially one as limited as the HV32P37 which only supports 1080i and lacks digital inputs) there's no guarantee that it will work with upcoming HD sources (HD-DVD/BRD and consoles in particular).

When buying a regular tv today (expensive flat panels and rear projectors are a different matter) forget all about future proof features. Just buy whatever suits your needs right now.

BTW, the HV32P37 is an awfull looking set IMO (because of the white and silver color styling). The Panasonic TX-32PD30 and TX-32PX20 are much nicer. As is the Thomson 32WB842S (and 642S I would think).
 
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cybamerc

Guest
peahead:

> hang on a bit until the new models come out this month see
> homecinemachoice hardware news for a picture of the new
> models very smart.

Any pictures online? I would probably have gotten the HV32P37 if it wasn't so damn ugly.
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
Originally posted by peahead
jvc d.i.s.t system is not in its infancy far from it there upto third generation models now while acuity and hi-pix are still on its first generation models.

Of course the reason they keep re-working it and redesigning the circuitry at such a rapid pace is because its poor compared to Philips Pixelplus and Panasonic's Acuity. Why Panasonic (who own JVC) don't license Acuity to them I don't know. At the moment D.I.S.T. is seen as the weakest and poorest of all the enhanced resolution features used by various manufacturers. I realise JVC are fighting hard to change this but they aren't there yet.
 
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Uzey

Guest
Panasonic?? Own JVC??? Are you sure about this?
Of course, it would be the mighty Matsu****a (Panny's parent company) who would actually 'own' them but how come I've never heard about this?
When did it happen?
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
Matsu****a trade as Panasonic and JVC is a subsidary. It must be at least 20 years this has been the situation as I heard this information back in the early 80s.

I had this thought that perhaps they have now sold on the company but a quick check at matsu****a confirms they still own them.

Here a link to a pdf file that lists current Matsu****a sales performance;

http://matsu****a.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/en040206-5/en040206-5-10.pdf

JVCs earnings to Matsu****a are about 4th or 5th down.

You will have to put back in the swear word in the url to get it to work.
 

cerebros

Active Member
Originally posted by cybamerc
If you buy an HDTV today (especially one as limited as the HV32P37 which only supports 1080i and lacks digital inputs) there's no guarantee that it will work with upcoming HD sources (HD-DVD/BRD and consoles in particular).

YOu don't need digital inputs for HDTV. Any HDTV hardware formats in the next few years will support component as a minimum - they already do in the US since the digital connection standards are extremely new.


BTW, the HV32P37 is an awfull looking set IMO (because of the white and silver color styling). The Panasonic TX-32PD30 and TX-32PX20 are much nicer. As is the Thomson 32WB842S (and 642S I would think).

While the colouring of the HVxxP37's wasn't my first choice, at the end of the day how the set looks physically comes a distant second to how good the picture is.
 
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cybamerc

Guest
cerebros:

> YOu don't need digital inputs for HDTV.

Too soon to tell. BRD/HD-DVD players and next gen consoles may very well only support HD resolutions via digital outputs. The same thing may apply to HD tuners.

> they already do in the US since the digital connection standards
> are extremely new.

You can't use American products as a guideline in this case, nor Japanese for that matter. Current HD products (TVs and BRD players) are based on unfinished standards. The final specs may demand digital out.

> at the end of the day how the set looks physically comes a
> distant second to how good the picture is.

I disagree with that. A tv is more than just a monitor, it is a piece of furniture that is often given a dominant position in the home. Aesthetics are important, to me at least.
 
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artgar

Guest
Originally posted by cybamerc
peahead:

> hang on a bit until the new models come out this month see
> homecinemachoice hardware news for a picture of the new
> models very smart.

Any pictures online? I would probably have gotten the HV32P37 if it wasn't so damn ugly.

The new JVC looks much better IMHO.
Do a search in the news section for "32D40" http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/index.html
I think it's on for around 900 quid at unbeatable. It's not been properly reviewed yet though as it's only out this month.

Edit: here's the direct link http://www.homecinemachoice.com/new...emachoice.com/cgi-bin/displaynews.php?id=5595
 
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Gort

Guest
Isn't Panasonic the parent company of Technics

Technics produces HIFI seperates.
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
Matsu****a are the manufacturer and they trade as National (or used to), Panasonic, Technics and possibly other brands. They are the parent company of JVC.
 

Digiman

Active Member
Never thought I would buy a TV without reading a single review or seeing it in action but I ordered the JVC 32D40. Photo looks good, is IDTV, latest DIST, 3 scarts and component to 1080i, cheapish - it seems to have it all.

I liked and briefly owned Panasonic 32PD30 but I didnt want an analogue tuner that I never want to use - no comparison to set top box picture (and other pd30 problems). I found component input flickery and not being able to change aspect ratios while using it a flaw - only anamorphic dvds.

Probably the JVC will have all the same problems but at least its £200 cheaper! The choice of idtvs is so limited. I cant understand why there is so much demand for them, its not like freeview came out last week.

Unbeatable's returns policy seems fair but fingers crossed I wont need to use it.
 

scrapbook

Distinguished Member
Digiman, can you let me know how you get on with this TV please? It is on my short list too and like they styling alot!

Thanks mate
 

scrapbook

Distinguished Member
Thanks mate, looking forward to it already! Perfect timing as well, just before my birthday...so I am treating myself this year to a new TV!!

Just out of interest where have you ordered it from?
 
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Uzey

Guest
Shucks! I've ordered my PD30 but that JVC is looking good! If only there was a review on it somewhere!
 

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