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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Adam M, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Adam M

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    Not quite a newbie but a newbite to plasmas.

    Am thinking about buying one for use behind my lcd projection screen for use in daylight.

    What it comes down to is I am getting married and the other half doesnt want to watch 8ft wide pictures in a darkened room if we are sitting in the lounge.

    Suggestion is to put a "normal" tv in. I would only consider plasma or lcd.

    first question, is ther a plasma v lcd thread which shows both sides of the argument, unless someone wants to condense it here.

    second, what is the screen of the moment, I am not fussed about having the best, more the best value I guess since large scale viewing will be by way of the HS20 in full 8ft glory. I have HDMI facility via my 868i, and since I have not noticed the hs20 making better use of hdmi than it does of component, I wwould rather have a plasma with an hdmi input.

    Is anything springing to mind. Last time I look the 434 was the unit of choice, but now I see there is a 435, has it replaced its older brother as the unit to have or has somethign else overtaken them both?

    thanks guys, any advice really appreciated.

    adam
     
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    have a search for 435 as there were some unimpressed early adopters...... what is budget and does it have to be Wife friendly... If so a Pio plasma TV is best bet..... other wise you may want to consider a sclaer and panel like the PHD7 panny and MXE1 Pio with a lumagen/Iscan IIRC there are a couple of scalers that can be used for dual display ouputs which will simplify connectivity
     
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    Adam

    If you can find a 434 still being sold around..... just go for it! You will get a fantastic plasma at a lower price than the 435 for clearance. There is absolutely nothing better on performance on the 435.... actually a little inferior than the 434
     
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    It does have to be a little wife friendly.

    She can cope with a monitor and rely on the system for sound. She is already up to scratch with the ax10is controlling the lot. I think the plasma might be easier than the pj tbh.

    Wont be using a media pc type set up as it still has to be a lounge and not overrun with electronics, which is why i am not keen on an external scaler.

    do pioneer still sell the 434, are pioneer warehouses likely to have any remaining?

    I seem to be falling into the pioneer mould. I would like some future proofing I guess and am pretty sure hdtv will be available in the uk within 5 years. I dont want to have to buy another plasma in that time. With this in mind, i was under the impression that the H6 was quite low res by comparison to some other machines.

    I have a US xbox which I play in progressive scan at very high res, wouldn't mind being able to take full advantage of that if I can.
     
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    Does the 434 have HDMI? I thought this was a new addition to the 435?
     
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    Yes the 434 has HDMI. It was introduced with this model
     
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    still more money than I thought.

    is there a bargain plasma tv which gives a great mix of picture quality, style, functionality, reliability and hdmi connectivity?

    ideally one with a built in tuner or speakers, or at least with that option.

    plus, very important, as I need to pass on the advice, pros and cons of lcd over plasma in laymans terms?
     
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    LG?!?!?! seacrh for LG....but i wouldnt buy one......
     

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