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panasonic pe30

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by osmyth, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. osmyth

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    Does anyone know where I could demo a thXXpe30 (preferably a 37", but 42" would do as well), in the York/Leeds area.
    thanks, Owen.
     
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    Hi Owen,
    Don't know about Leeds but they have the 37" on demo at 'Shop@Panasonic' in Darley street, Bradford.

    John.
     
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    Cheers, was going to ring them this morning to check what they had.
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    Went into Powerhouse in York and they have both the 37" and 42".
    Must say was very impressed with the picture quality and that was only through RF.
    Think the Philips 9986 is going back!

    Anyone any other comments on the 37pe30, good or bad?

    thanks, Owen.
     
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    It's not good... or bad It's Excellent! CRT has had it's day I think, as this Plasma is better that the best CRT's I've seen. I watched Swordfish last weekend (Via DVB) and it was better than DVD (IMHO). Get one you will not regret it.
     
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    Gotta admit, Star Wars Episode II on Sky looked bloody brilliant on the 37PE30 the other night. It's a mixed bag though, some channels look awful, some look as good as DVD. I'm currently using Sky+ so I'm not using the inbuilt freeview but I'm wondering whether the picture will be better using the inbuilt DVB freeview compared to Sky (anyone have any thoughts on that)? Also wondering whether to just ditch sky (£500 pa!) and use freeview instead. Mind you giving up Sky+ will be difficult!

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    Anyone know of an internet company which has a 37pe30 and a pedestal stand in stock?
    cheers, Owen.
     
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    Try this:

    http://www.digital-point.co.uk/model.asp?ID=899

    A friend bought from them last week and had excellent service.
     
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    Rang them today, and they don't have any stands!
    Owen.
     
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    Finally sorted it. The second Philips lcd 9986 went back on Friday because it had the ambilight/remote problem, the first one was the same and had a bad patch of pixels.
    Took delivery of a 37pe30 instead on Friday and am very pleased. Quite timely as my old CRT blew up then as well!
    Overall it is a much more consistent picture. Not quite as detailed but doesn't have the pixely nature on movement and people's mouth's look real not blocky.
    I would recommend the pe30 over the 9986. I don't use games/pc, so can't comment on that (imagine 9986 should be better), but for TV/DVD I'm well chuffed.
    Thanks to Alistair and Claire at AV Sales for sorting me out.
    Owen.
     
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    Hopefully I'm not seeing things but, do the 4 viewing modes (dynamic, etc) on the pe30 start with predefined (settings you can't change) contrast, etc? i.e. if you set contrast, etc to be the same on each viewing mode I think you get slightly different pictures?
    It doesn't really explain it in the manual, just that you might use the different modes for sports, film, etc.
    Could anyone let me know what settings they have for normal tv viewing.
    thanks, Owen.
     

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