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Panny PW7 HD without scaler, worth it?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Leigh_1973, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Leigh_1973

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    So, money nearly there now, and seeing as though the HD model has come in at about £500 more than the SD model, would it be worthwhile going down this route? especially since i dont plan on upgrading for quite a while after spending all those £££'s!

    So bearing in mind HD wont be readily available for for 3 or 4 years and that i dont have the cash (at present) for a scaler is it worth getting a HD panel so that im a bit more 'future proof'? Or is sky going to look really bad on a HD panel (i'd be getting a JS convertor (VGA) at the same time as the panel, and probably get the component board as the 'free' one)

    Thanks
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    From what I understand from the experts on this forum, Sky should look better on the HD plasma than the SD plasma, even if you do not have a scaler.

    You could also go down the same option as me and scale it through your PC.
     
  3. Leigh_1973

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    Unfortunately my PC isnt in the living room.

    Anyone else got any opinions on this?
     
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    If you are going to be using it to watch Sky you will be feeding it 575i signal. The HD model will automatically scale the signal up, where as the SD model will have to scale the image down. If you watched mainly region 1 DVDs then it might be a different matter.

    You will also have the option to add a scaler to your system in the future.

    There is a very good chance HD will be readily available much sooner than 4 years time. It is already available via many sources, and Sky has announced they will be showing it in 2006. This is not even mentioning HD DVD and Blue Ray.

    Obviously from my comments, I still believe you will be better off going with the HD model if you can afford it. If you can't, then the SD model will still provide you with a very good picture and will accept HD signals.
     
  5. Leigh_1973

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    So whats the professional 'stand point' on this setup?
     
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    Agree with Gordon...
     
  8. Leigh_1973

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    Well that was short and sweet!

    Thanks guys :)
     

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