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PANASONIC VIERA: 50E or 500E?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by theios, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. theios

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    Should I go for the PANNY VIERA 50E (ED) or wait for the 500E (HD).

    The 50E has a vertical res of 480, which is good for NTSC, while PAL has to be downscaled.

    The 500E ha a vertical res of 720, so both NTSC and PAL have to be upscaled.

    Are there any better plasma TV? Like the Philips with the new Pxel Plus 2?
     
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    i saw the 500 on thursday with blue ray on it its amazing so id wait if you definatley want high def its well worth it
     
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    Who has the 500 on display? Did they have a date for wehn they would start selling it to the public?
     
  5. theios

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    yes, who? :eek:
    here in Brussels I cannot find it.

    btw, for the moment I'll be watching satellite (Astra and/or Hotbird), region1 and region 2 DVDs using a Progressive scan player through component outputs.
     
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    If you wanna watch a 4:3 pal broadcast stretched to 16:9 (with the zoom function) then the tv cuts off something on top and bottom of the image. I don't know how many lines are being cut off, but if it is 96 (576 minus 480) then there is no scaling.
    With NTSC you'll lose some lines from the 480 when zooming, and then it has to be scaled to 480. ;)
     

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