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Panasonic PV500 v PE50: Opinions

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by jenkiam, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. jenkiam

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    Hey all, I've looking at buying one of these Panasonic plasma screens, but am unsure of which to go for: the 37PE50, which i've seen at around £1800; or the 37PV500 at £2200.
    Is there any difference in the picture quality, or is the difference purely the Digital inputs?
    Opinions please !
    Cheers,
    Andrew.
     
  2. SimonMallion

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    There are a few other differences:

    PV500:
    HD resolution
    VGA input on back
    HDMI input
    Picture in Picture and other modes
    SD card jpeg viewing and mpeg recording
    Better sound
    Large bezel

    PE50:
    SD resolution
    No VGA input
    No HDMI
    No Picture in Picture mode
    No SD capability
    Sound is ok
    Smaller bezel

    I bet there are more differences, but I am no expert - go and have a demo yourself.
     
  3. tutu

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    I received my PV500 yesterday - got for that one if you can afford it, you won't regret it. The performance on analogue is great (Tim Henman/Wimbeldon was a fantastic picture). The freeview (which I usually use quite a lot) - I'll let you know as I haven't tried it yet!

    I'm still using a set-top aerial with a 9/10 signal quality.

    The film that I watched (xvid) was amazing quality too - that was through RGB as well, can't wait for my component cable for Xbox!

    The only issue for me is the slightly larger bezel.
     
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    They are both very good displays, get a demo and view side by side.

    Any reason why going for the 37" ? people always wish they had got the bigger one after a while :D
     
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    I'm personally torn between a 37PV500 and a 42PV500 because I'll be sitting around 10ft away from the screen and worry that a 42" will magnify imperfections.

    Anyone have any advice of screen size selections?
     
  6. jenkiam

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    ..same for me too, my seating position will only be around 10ft from the screen, so I guessed 37" would be fine....
     
  7. greyhorse

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    If you go far the HD screen you will be able to sit closer, go for the low res and you will need to sit a little further away.

    I can sit 5 feet in frot of mypv500 42" and still enjoy the images without viewing any block images.
     
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    more myths. :lesson:

    If you have a decent 50" plasma you can view it upto 3 feet away..if its crap dont matter how far away you sit.
     
  9. greyhorse

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    wouldnt agree on that, point i made is the low res doesnt quite look as good close up as the high res.

    if the sets crap to begin with then it doesnt matter as long as you are 50ft away.

    :lesson:
     
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    I don't agree with this statement entirely.

    Your statement would be true for HD sources but the majority of material you're likely to view at this moment in time would be SD sources. Most Hi Definition screens look worse than SD CRT screens as the CRTs need no scaling etc.

    SD screens will actually look better for (suprisingly) SD material, whether you're sitting near or far.

    You are more likely to get block images when viewing SD broadcasts on HD screens.

    Ben
     

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