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Panasonic TH37PW7B Advice??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Bigpants, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Bigpants

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    Venturing into the new world of plasma tvs - have seen a lot of good deals on this Panasonic approx £1000 - but what extras do you actually have to buy to watch it!!! ie. do you need speakers, terminal boards, stands etc. Can anyone advise me on this and then what the actual final cost would be and is it any good ???
     
  2. Davidgilmour

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    you need at least 2 speakers which you can connect directly to the monitor and we all advise you to buy

    either a tuner ( has pros and cons )
    or better
    a component board for dvd + a js-vga converer for scart things like the digital telly.

    3d option is one single SCART board but this one makes the picture look 'soft'.

    And you need a wall mount too!

    70 pounds for some speakers, 100 pounds for the scart board and 70 pounds for the wall mount, thats the cheapest solution.

    Cheers!
     
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    what other equip do you already have?
     
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    All we have is a DVD player and a VCR
     
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    How do you want to do the sound?
    Speakers connected to panel, or an AV amp with 5.1 speakers?
     
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    No idea!! This is all new to me! I am now actaully looking at the Sony KEP37MIS which seems to be a better deal as tuner, stand and speakers etc are all built-in for approx £1400. This seems easier and a better deal - is SONY not better than Panasonic?? :eek:
     
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    not with plasma apparently....you need to decide if you want to buy a plasma tv or a plasma screen and build your own sound arround it
     
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    I can tell you that the sound from the PW7 through 2 speakers is of rather good quality, so you could start with that if you don't have the cash right now.
     
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    So if want a plasma tv that I can just plug in a watch do you think the Sony is a good choice? To be honest I don't really want the hassle of buying a display and then adding on all the separate bits 'n' bobs that go with it! :confused:
     
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    5.1 sound is much better, that is where you have 2 front speakers, a centre speaker and 2 rear speakers, (optionally 2 side speakers too) and a subwoofer. A much better listening experience, especially for DVD's where you get the full dolby digital effects.

    For this you will need an AV amp and the speakers......although you could start off with just two front speakers and listen in stereo until you get round to adding the extra surrounds, centre and sub.

    If you do this the panel will handle video only and the amp will handle all the sound.

    You could add speakers direct to the panel, but this will probably only give you 2 speakers (stereo) and will not be as good a listening experience.
     
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    personally I've not seen a sony but haven't heard much good about them....look at panny viera or maybe the LG but basically you should get demo's in specialist retailers where you can see them set up properly and make an informed decision.
     
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    Bigpants, the Sony plasmas are built around other folk's panels, in the 37" this is Hitachi. The Panasonic panel may seem like hard work, it's actually very easy. Panel, wall mount, scart board, switching amp like a Pioneer VSX402, 2 speakers to start if cash is tight. Then an upgrade to full surround later. You'll need a freeview box for TV, you'll want digital TV in any case, whatever plasma you have. The cheaper Sonys will be old models very likely with no Digital tuner. The VSX 402 has a good remote too, might easily control all your stuff, and 3 RGB capable scart inputs, 1 output to screen. Makes operating it a doddle. It's my no. 1 budget system, easy to assemble too.
     

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