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Panasonic Th-42PWD7 user's experience poll

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by oymd, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. Wish I had bought another "HIGH DEFINITION" model

    4.4%
  2. Wish I had bought a BRIGHTER screen

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  3. Wish I had bought a BIGGER screen

    8.9%
  4. Wish I had bought ANOTHER BRAND (Pioneer, Samsung, LG)

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  5. I am PERFECTLY HAPPY with my screen

    86.7%
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  1. oymd

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    Since there are SO MANY members on the forum with this particular screen, I thought I'd gather your opinions on it before I place my order...
     
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    VERY HAPPY :smashin:
     
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    I bought mine 2004-11 and I'm very, very happy with the screen. I use it mainly for watching telly through external DVB-C receiver routed via v-amp (component). As analogue telly is being ramped down here in Finland DVB was the main reason I bought this for, no need for analogue tuner. Before purchase I compared it with Pioneer, Philips, Sony various models - no competition - PW7 was in its own league with exceptional PQ with DVB feeds.
     
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    :clap: My wife is very satisfied:clap:

    We got the 37PWD7EKJ, because we thought the 42" would be to large for the corner in our room. Using B-tech 8412 for mounting it in the corner.
    B-tech 8412

    Using component from Pio DVR433 to plasma, and it looks great.

    Now going for the JS RGB-VGA from set top box to plasma.

    Yes I'm very pleased too.

    my plasma almost finished

    //stette from sweden
     
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    I have only had my 42PWD7 for about 2 months now and I am still very happy with it's performance. I will predict that nobody will select options 2,3 or 4 in this poll. I am guessing a few people will wish they got a HD screen but these are a lot more expensive. You do know you can now get the PWD8 for not a lot more dont you?
     
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    Yes Oymd - you might want to change the title to include the PWD8 owners. I have one and I'm extremely pleased with it.
     
  7. oymd

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    Yeah I would...but I have a VERY GOOD deal on the PWD7....and from what I've read on the forums....the PWD8 is EXACTLY the same...except for the newer REMOTE CONTROL design....and something about HDMI which I dont understand and doubt if I'll ever need...as my YAMAHA RX-V 550 A/V reciever has no HDMI, neither does my DVD player...so what's the point then... :rolleyes:
     
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    You are right, depends on whether you might like to take advantages of HD from sky when it arrives. If not then carry on mate, PWD7 is a lovely screen.
     
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    :thumbsup: i love mine!!
     
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    i love mine too :thumbsup:

    however, having moved from ntl to sky i'm now wondering whether i will be able to put the thought of not being able to try HDTV when it arrives to the back of my mind.

    i am very happy right now (what counts), but xbox 360, ps3, sky, etc, all things i will eventually have, support HD. i'm soooo weak when it comes to being bamboozled by the latest must haves...
     
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    Great!!...keep them coming... :thumbsup:
     
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    Picture seems to be getting better and better the longer i've had it.
     
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    I love mine too :thumbsup:

    Had it since January when it cost £2200 all in (TADL warranty, JS RGB>YUV, Component/Svideo/Composite Dual Board, Extra VGA Board, Wall mount etc etc)

    It's that good that I don't begrudge the £800 I could have saved by waiting 9 months and getting pwd8,

    <logic warp> It's got 2500 hours on the clock so that's only an extra 30p an hour </logic>
    :) :) :) :) :)
     
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    great....so it seems that all are happy with the size and brightness....but dont u think the Panasonic is much dimmer than the samsungs and LGs...

    In my store...the panny has a good picture and all...but in comparison to the samsung and the LG....the sam and the LG are soooo much brighter.....

    doesn't that come in handy in a well lit room??
     
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    great....order is through... :thumbsup:
     
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    extremely happy with mine, wonderful picture, no brightness problems.
    Just wish i had got the 50, we sit 15 feet from the screen, and it can seem a little small :eek: at times.
    A lumagen and ISF are amazing upgrades. :smashin:

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    "A lumagen and ISF are amazing upgrades"...can u pls explain what r those...and are they needed?? did they improve PQ?? do u have pics....thanks..
     
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    Excellent buy, but after a 48" RPCRT, the 42" is too small. I really, really wish I could have afforded a 50". 42" does not give you cinema in the home.
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You will soon learn that the retina burning brightness used in shops does not aid picture quality one bit and actually deystroys teh quality you could have, compare the dark area detail for an example (if you are thinking "what dark area detail" you have just proven the point)
     
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    oymd

    "Lumagen" is a scaler (not the only one though), which will take your input signals, and output them to the screen and create a much better PQ. Have a look on the scaler section of the forum for more info.

    ISF calibration, is where a professional comes round to your home and ensures that the picture you are seeing is the optimum PQ for the inputs you have.
    Again if you have a search on here for "ISF" you will find a whole raft of threads.

    Doc
     
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    Had mine since January this year and it is the best piece of home entertainment kit I've bought. When Sky's HD gear settles down and dvd sorts out whether its going blue ray or HDDVD then I'll upgrade to a HD screen and an amp with HD switching but I reckon that's at least 12 months away, at the moment dvd's look superb, Sky+ is clear and a pleasure to watch and it's so cool using the P7 as my HTPC monitor :clap:
     
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    great news...i'm really excited..
     
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    so u think i should buy a scaler??...how much does an average GOOD scaler cost....and BTW...dont plasma screens have built in scalers..??

    And about ISF calibration...cant I do that on my own?? and what does ISF stand for??

    thanks..
     
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    oymd

    Have a search around on here and you will find plenty of threads debating different scalers and pro's/cons on isf calibration.

    Doc
     
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    is the Panasonic TY-42TM6Y componnent/composite board ok with the 42PWD7?? I ordered it... :confused:
     
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    yep its fine in the 6,7 and 8 series!
     

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