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panasonic phd8 vs pv500?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by usman24, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. usman24

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    I have just read somewhere that the pv500 uses the same glass as the pv500. I have also read a review on a U.S site which reviews the equivalant models ands states they perform exactly the same.

    If I am not planning on a seperate scaler is there a point in spending more money on the phd8 series over the pv500?

    Please help, as i am about to place an order today.

    Also, how good is av sales [online store] after sales service etc.?
     
  2. X6TUS

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    AV Sales in my experience so far are very good. I have ordered a PHD8 today. Very efficient and friendly.

    As far as PV500 or PHD8 - for my needs it was no contest - PHD8 for me. I don't want a TV I just need a pure panel without all the additional features.
     
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    A PHD8 is more tweakable, looks better, easier to calibrate and works very well with a scaler.

    A PV500 will give you about the best picture you can get from a plasma TV IMO (not panel) with everything built in and is very wife-friendly.

    You will not be disappointed with either, it depends what you want from your plamsa.
     
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    Bought a PHD8 over PV500 and not disapointed. Great pictures from the screen. If you have Sky or Freeview then you don't need a TV - get a monitor
     
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    ...and I think you'll find most of us that have used AV-Sales have had good service from them. I certainly have.
     

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