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Panny PA20 worth it

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by deepblue2uk, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. deepblue2uk

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    Hi guys i can get hold of a panny pa20 for 2700. I have been toying around all sorts of plasma recently but i watch tv more than dvd so i prefer to have a tuner box. Is this worth it. I know the pa30 is coming out around the corner but the reviews for PQ on the PA20 seem to be as good as the PW6. The only thing that has put me off buying it before was having built in speakers.

    Any opinions would a great help before my purchase.

    Regards Lee
     
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    Thanks for the reply, is it that bad? Or can you expand on its shortgivings.

    What else in that price range should ic onsider then as i want it more as a tv than just a screen
     
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    For £2.7k, the PA20 should be just about the best 'TV' plasma that you can buy.

    I would question the value of it compared to a £2.3k PW6, however. You will need to buy a digital TV source anyway, and for the £400 saved you could get a cheap home cinema setup which would outperform the speakers on the PA20 by some margin.
     
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    ive got the panny th42 and its a fantastic picture......and its the best looking plasma out there right now. Even the speakers are quite good. Ive seen the 37 model for 2300 in selfridges by the way with a 2 year warranty. Got mine from JL with a 5 year one.
    Best of luck mate.
     
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    Markbigears,

    Do you watch much (or any) Sky on your PA20? and if so how do you find the quality of the image? Is there a lot of 'pixel soup' and/or colour banding?
     
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    havent got the sky set up yet, this weekend......just using analogue right now and amazed at that, can only get better i suppose. The black levels are great even with the settings on low.
     
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    havent got the sky set up yet, this weekend......just using analogue right now and amazed at that, can only get better i suppose. The black levels are great even with the settings on low.
     
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    Hi Markbigears, I beleive you have a 37PA20. I wanted to know if it has component input before I take the plunge.

    Many thanks
     
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    ive the 42 inch version, and yes both have component and 3 scarts, 2 RGB
     
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    Hi Marbigears. I download the user guide from Panasonic's site. How do you connect your DVD player up? I want to use the component output on my dvd recorder to watch normal TV but there is no audio into on AV4 beside that on the scart and in the user guide it says if you are using scart rgb on av4 u cannot use the component input at the same time. I don't want to fork out £60 for a component cable if I can't get the audio in on AV4.
     

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