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nothing is perfect...but what is closest for me ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by RichardHannan, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. RichardHannan

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    Ok, after weeks of lurking on this forum I now realise that the perfect plasma for me probably does not exist so my question is what are the closest options ?

    Perfect for me would be....

    1) Silver - Black / grey (and to a lesser extent silver-grey) clash with the colour scheme in the room. Very important to the wife. If it doent look right it is not going in the house !! :blush:

    2) Family friendly (wife and 6 yr old kids) - they can operate a TV and a sky box. Sometimes they can even get the DVD player to work - if the SCART auto switching works. The Video and Sony 5.1 reciever are way over thier heads ! :suicide: {but I could replace the Video and DVD player with a DVD recorder}

    3) 37" - I have just sold a 28" widescreen CRT and made a cardboard cut out of a 42" screen to see how it looks - it looks too big !

    Favorites so far are....

    Panasonic TH37PE30 (with cabinet) - looks good, but has a black screen surround which the wife is not keen on.

    Panasonic Panasonic TH-37PW7 - nice looking screen, but does not sound family friendly (need seperate sound system). Selection of treminal boards also complex, and seems to be a lot of frustration about the HDMI/Sky issues at the moment.

    LG RZ-42PX11 - not 37", but nice looking TV. Available at a good price in the high street.

    Hitachi 42PD5200/5300 - also big, but a nice looking TV, and plenty of people like the picture quality right out of the box (no need to mess about withuser/engineer settings etc)

    Picture quality is obviously important, but a TV that looks good in the room is essential. Most of the use would be watching SKY TV (90%), the remainder would be watching DVDs. I dont have analogue TV.

    I dont really want to spend more than £2500.

    Views ? :lease:
     
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    37" is limited as you have Hitachi Phillips ALIS screens and Panny PW7, Veira not alot else...... 37" LCD (reconemnd Sharp) can do for £2.5k ish........Hitachi 37" are exclusive to DSG.. so means going to Dixons/currrys to get one and ALIS... Pany 37PW7 with PTAE600 tuner box works just like any panny TV (would be my reconmend ation mate) otherwise LCD or 42"
     
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    Just to check my understanding though - if I go for the Pany 37PW7 I would need to have my Sony Cinema system on all the time right ? (I thought that the 37PW7 does not have built in speakers, unlike the Veira - If I am wrong then the 37PW7 would be a clear winner)

    [Also, looking through the Panasonic catalogue it appears that there are no matching speakers for a 37" screen - the speakers are designed for a 42" screen.]

    I know it sounds daft to make my descision based on how a TV looks when switched off, but the wife is fussy about "her lounge", and there is no way she is going to have a pile of electical equipment and cables spoiling the room. The wireing for the rear left/right speakers were put in the walls when the house was built, but I dont really have space for seperate front left and rights.

    One other thing, the PTAE600 tuner box is for analogue TV right ? If I only use Sky and a DVD player, and both have SCART output then a tuner is not required ?
     
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    the PTAE600 tuner has 4 scarts and component input and a wife friendly remote teletext etc
    AV-sales list Speakers TY-SP37P7WS + £323.12
    So they are available (for an extra £300 i would teach her to use the amp) mine learnt... SO TH-37PW7 it is then mate just need to decide on how to connect it all PTAE600 tuner is most expensive method
    a JS RGB>VGA cheapest and best PQ least user friendly
    and PAnny scart board worst of both worlds........
    AV-sales price for the TH37PW7 with tuner speaker and wall mount is £ 2318.25

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    Total Including UK TAX (17.5%) & Delivery to UK mainland: £ 2,318.25

    so there you have it.......
    screnn alone with one input board is £1780.84 Delivered
    £125 for mount and £150 for JS box + VGA cable looking at £2100 add the speakers and price comes out very similar.......
     
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    Thanks HD - I will make contact with AV Sales as soon as I get Christmas over with.

    Have a good Christmas and New Year.

    Richard
     
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    cheers RICH... seems best option... just need to work out exaclty what you need.....
     

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