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Panasonic PD30

Discussion in 'TVs' started by James M, Jan 9, 2005.

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  1. James M

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    Hi

    I've just bought a PD30 as the reviews seem very good and the picture in the shop looked superior to everything else and the fact the salesman said it was the best CRT they had but after a brief search I see that many of you have had problems and I'm now wondering what I have let myself in for.

    Are there any issues I should be aware of?

    Cheers

    James
     
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    Hello James and welcome. :)

    I'm afraid you've got Forum-itis! :laugh:

    Don't worry, it can be cured. :D

    What I mean is that you would have been perfectly happy with your PD30 until you saw all the complaints from other people.

    Read through the sticky at the top of this section if you must, but remember that most problems can be seen if you really go looking for them.

    Basically if you get a good'n, you'll have one of the best CRT sets available.

    So, the best plan is to clear your mind and just enjoy the viewing! :lesson:
     
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    Sage advice IMHO.
     
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    Well we have just finished watching a DVD which produced some strange effects but swtiching the mode from dynamic to cinema seemed to cure.

    I have found that 833 is not as good as 100hz plus when viewing sky but other than that I'm really pleased with it.

    I bought a JVC HV32P37 and the quality was absolute crap and it was sold to me as a 100hz tv and its not!, it suffered from banding and noise on light and dark colours which after two weeks of tweaking I couldn't resolve so I swapped it for the PD30 and I'm pleased I did.
     
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    Glad you like your PD30, James. :thumbsup:

    I'm certainly very pleased with mine.

    As to which mode you prefer on Sky, it will depend on what you're watching.

    833/75 is normally best for general programmes and 100Hz+ for fast moving sport.

    But it's all down to personal taste, of course.

    If you do a search for "Acuity", you should find my post of last May which attempts to explain the different modes.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    I'll have a look, thanks

    One thing thats annoying is that dark objects are blacking out and you can't see any detail, how can I fix this?
     
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    By adjusting the brightness and contrast settings.

    It may take a little time to get them to your liking, but once set up properly, these sets are superb. :thumbsup:
     

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