New upgrades all round

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by pglayfield, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. pglayfield

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    Hi,
    HHHEEEELLLLPPPPP

    Time to upgrade my Hitachi 28 " prologic which hasa served so well for so many years.

    Now I look around, things have changed so much.
    I have approx £2500 to spend and would like advice on the best way to go.
    The price must include a DVD player.

    The current thought is Panasonic TX36PB50 for £1755,
    with pioneer DV 545 £280,
    leaving me with money to spare to upgrade any speakers that may be necessary.

    1. Is the image quality of a 40" RP TV comparable with that of a
    36" CRT.(My room design will not allow for a much larger screen than 40".)
    Progressive scan DVD is also an issue.
    I know they do not work with CRT TV
    2. Does it work on RP TV or just Plasma.
    Is it worth spending the extra money on a PS DVD player.


    HEEELLLPPP.
    First things first.
    36" CRT or aprrox 40" RP. Which will give best image quality.
    Viewing position will be approx 12 foot from TV
     
  2. Ian J

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    Unfortunately I can't answer any of the questions that you have posed but I am interested in the split of your budget for upgrading your pro logic TV.

    You seem to be happy to spend a lot of the hard earned on an expensive TV plus a DVD player which will give you an excellent picture but the audio side will not match it without a seperate amp.

    Have you thought about spending less on the tv and buying an amp with the change so that you get the best of both worlds

    Sample for your thoughts as follows :-

    Toshiba 32Z17B £810
    Toshiba SD210 £200
    Denon AVR3802 £700
    Kef Eggs £650

    Regards

    Ian
     
  3. pglayfield

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    Ian

    Thanks for the reply.
    The budget will be ongoing so an amp and better speakers will be purchased in due time, probably when 6.1 or 7.1 becomes more popular.
    I just wanted to get the best picture first and start from there.

    Paul
     
  4. brattle

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    In answer to your questions:

    1. Well the rear projection is obviously bigger, but generally I think CRT TV's give a better display. However, its a bit like comparing apples and oranges as they are completely different technologies and you really need to demo both before making up your mind.

    Rear projections are great for watching films if screen size is everything, but they are not so good as an "every day" TV. Bright sunlight can hinder the picture in the day time and the image fades unless you are sitting centrally to the screen.

    Some people swear by them though, so it really is a case of each to their own.

    2. AFAIK no rear projection TV in the UK will display a prog scan source, Plasmas and Projectors only, which is a great shame. Therefore the prog scan option on a DVD player couldn't be used.
     
  5. pglayfield

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    Thanks brattle

    Thats cleared up the prog scan issue.
    I'm going to demo TV's today but I think I am leaning towards CRT after reading this forum.

    Thanks for the advice

    Paul
     

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