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Panny TH-42PHW6 vs Pioneer PDP-43MXE1

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Lizzard, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. Lizzard

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    I know the Pioneer lacks HDCP and could easily be fixed by a firmware upgrade if possible...

    In terms of picture quality and build quality, which one would you prefer?

    I am going to connect a Iscan HD+ scaler to it if not something else comes up.
     
  2. Dutch

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    Well, one is a 480 line plasma, and one is a 768 line plasma so you're not really comparing like with like. If you are going to drive it from something like an HD+ or Lumagen, then I would definitely go with the MXE1.

    Steve
     
  3. Lizzard

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    No they are both 1024x768 panels, PW6 is the 852x480 panel and the PHW6 is the 1024x768 panel.
     
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    PHW is euro model, that's how Dutch got confused.
     
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    The Pioneer cannot be easily fixed by a firmware upgrade.....
    Both built well.
    Said many many many many many many....you get the idead.....times before.

    Panasonics have better contrast and go much blacker but at expense of more obvious near black artefacts. Also don't do native resolution at 50Hz.

    Pioneers have far greater scope for tweaking and do native resolution at 50Hz. They don;t have HDCP and they do not go particularily black. The first can be circumvented with external boxes (don't ask me how or where) the latter can be a major issue if you are an ex crt hound like me

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    Oops, read it as PWD6. Cheers, MAW.

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