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opinion poll - the best plas for a grand?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by gafro, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. gafro

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    id love to get everyones opinion on what plasma is the best for around the thousand pounds mark.

    what do you think?
     
  2. Korum

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    37PW7 from Richersounds is the only plasma worth considering for a grand
     
  3. nicke20

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    just not found a retailer willing to sell at that price yet :rotfl:
     
  4. strees

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    What about the 42 PW7 at £999 from Richer Sounds then
     
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    That in my opinion is still one of the best full stop, it gives a better picture than the PE/A50 and the PV500, less processing going on.
    However you must consider that you have to hook your kit up to it and it only comes with a vga input as standard, and extra input boards are extra, what do you need to connect?
     
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    I just have Sky+, will be getting a DVD, that's all, I have a Yamaha RX350 surround system which is connected via optical digital to Sky box, what would I need? Thanks in advance.
     
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    The best way to hook that up is with a JS RGB->VGA converter.

    You could go from your sky box to the converter and then to the vga input on the plasma. For the time being you could hook up your dvd player into the second scart on the plasma, then when you turn te dvd player on it will overide Sky, really easy to use set up.

    When funds permit or a component input board tuens up used on here, you could add one of those and hook your dvd player or Sky HD up via that. That is the nice thing with the panels, you can add stuff as and when you need it.

    There is a vga convertor for sale in the classifieds at the moment btw.
     
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    Thanks for the info, as funds are not a problem, what do you advise I should get now to get the best PQ from both Sky+ and a DVD?(when I get one)....Cheers

    PS. I tend to watch Football more than anything else, is this panel a good choice for that
     
  9. Korum

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    quote 'What about the 42 PW7 at £999 from Richer Sounds then'

    Now that is a bargain, just checked their site, this was £300 more expensive last time I was on there, the 37PW7 is now only £899.
     
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    Just remember that after you've spent the grand, you'll still need a few hundred more for mounting, cabling, converters etc. Unfortunately the only kind of all-in setup available for a grand really isn't worth it. Still go for the Panasonic without doubt!
     
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    Yeah, the Panasonic, Fuji (non ALiS) and Pioneer MXE range are about the only plasmas that do no convert everyting back to 60 frames a second, the plasmas prefered refresh.

    This means you will get lovely smooth images like a 50Hz TV, where as with a display that converts 50Hz (UK TV) to 60Hz it looks like a flicker book!

    To stay close to your grand I would go

    £999 42PW7
    £75 used js vga converter.

    This will get you up and running.

    If you want to spend more then you could consider the Pansonic PW8, virtually the same screen but it will take the new HD signals over a digital connection.
    But to be honest this is another £500 for the screen and then £150 for an HDMI input board. I would go PW7 and buy an HDMI to VGA converter for £150 when the time comes.

    If you want to see a big improvement then look at the HD7, that is the same screen but a higher resolution, and improved processing, but it will cost you just short of £2k and it isn't twice as good as the PW7.
     
  12. gizlaroc

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    You can get from MAW or www.av-sales.com a panasonic PW7 with wall bracket and a dual slot input board for around £1150 delivered.

    This would give you VGA, Component, S-Video and composite.

    That would be my choice.
     
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    Is a PW7 better value than an 8 then? My obvious concern is everyone saying you really must get something with a HDMI connector. Obviously Sky HD will work for the short term on component. Will HDMI->VGA or HDMI->Component converters do the job in terms of quality and supporting the HDCP copy protection or simply not work when Sky pulls the plug on analog connectors. My other problem with the PW7 has always been this but I hope they're talking daft

    http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=5752
     
  14. Korum

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    I think that article is having a go at it because that model is marketed for the home user and like he said it would be very confusing for a noob if they bought it without realising it didn't have any scart sockets,tuner etc.

    Don't understand his criticism about it being bland, I've got a Viera, I love the shape of it but I also love the silver PW7.Also look at the price of the thing on the article £3000 !!!!, the business model can be had for £999 in richer sounds so I'd say that price negates every bad thing the reviewer wrote about it.

    There are many people on here who rave about the PW7 and I think I'd take more notice of them.
     
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    had a look and cant see it at this price is it a forum special offer?

    site is saying £1195 and 'discounted'

    must admit to being very tempted at £1150 all in! :smashin:
     
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    AV-sales is £1250 all in but there may be some discount (BE quick very few left at this price)
     

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