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Panny 32 pk2 any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Tel boy, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. Tel boy

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    Anyone out there got one of these TVs ?<br />Any bad / good points? <br />Have read of a humming coming from the rear speakers on the PG series of TVs, does the same effect this model (pk2)?<br />The best price I have seen is from Empire direct £840, anyone know of anyone cheaper on the net?<br />Cheers, Tel.
     
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    Come on …you helpful lot… <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    some1 out there must have had some dealings with a PK2 <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
     
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    I have the Panny 32PK1 which is similar to the PK2 only it is Nicam not Pro logic (not needed as I use a stand alone amp) and is 50Hz not 100Hz (don't like the smearing you can get with 100Hz). Picture is fantastic, good geometry and definition. HCC have a review of the PK1 here - <a href="http://www.homecinemachoice.com/testbench/Televisions/Panasonic/PanasonicTX-32PK1.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.homecinemachoice.com/testbench/Televisions/Panasonic/PanasonicTX-32PK1.shtml</a> I have had this TV for a year now and I am very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone.

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    Aidan thanks 4 your reply,<br />I was considering the PK1 (think it’s now called PK3) and following you route of getting an amp etc…but to be honest we don’t watch that much TV so I thought if I got the PK2 I could kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I appreciate that the sound from a stand-alone amp would be better & and the PK2 is only Pro-logic & 50 Hz, but like you I can’t get away with 100 Hz. <br />I wondered if the rear speakers hummed / buzzed on the PK2 as I’ve seen posts complaining of this on the PG range, Don’t want to buy a Duffa!<br />Cheers Tel.
     
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    Having been an owner of a 32 PK2 since may 2000 I can confrim that it is an excellent set. I never experienced any hum from the rear surounds which I used up until March this year when I upgraded to 5.1 sound. The only limiting factor you may find is that this model only has two scart sockets although for me it's not a problems as I route the rgb signal from my stb through my dvd player. Also the cabinet design is not the most stylish out there. Otherwise no problems.

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    Thanks 4 your reply Stephen, <br />I was beginning to think no one owned a PK2 judging from lack of posts.<br />How did you find the PK2 sound wise? <br />Obviously it’s not going to compare with a separate amp set-up, but do you think it’s worth having a PK2 over a PK1 ( think this model is now known as PK3) Does the Pro-logic make that much difference.<br />Cheers, Tel.
     
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    Tel,

    Obviously the sound can't possibly compete with that I now have via my Denon reciever and B+W speakers. However as far as pro-logic televisons go I thought it was pretty impressive and I certainly wasn't dissapointed when watching movies such as the Matrix on DVD. The reason I went for a pro-logic set was because I thought it would be a while before I went the full seperates route. Now I only use the Nicam for watching ordinary tv which is still very impressive.

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    Thanks 4 the info Stephen.<br />Sounds like (no pun intended) the PK2 is a good all-round performer &, as the price is right it looks as if the 32 PK2 is the TV 4 me.<br />Only 1 MAJOR obstacle to overcome now….the wife!! <br /> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br />Tel. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     

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