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Pe30 Freeview V Cable Dig

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by meridian808, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. meridian808

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    Will my built in freeview ( panny PE30) be as good a Quality as my telewest cable digital? both for sound & picture. ( we have decent reception)
    as we hardly watch anything on sky etc I wondered if I can lose the cable box.

    thx

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    I'd expect it to be slightly better. Less compression on freeview
     
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    Following on from this, I was watching the footy the other day on ITV via Sky digital. Thought I'd switch to the pe30 DVB ITV channel to try that and the picture appeared slightly better, so watched it there.
    I have not used DVB before just getting the pe30; I have just moved house and the analogue signal is fairly poor, however the digital signal on the same aerial is 9/10 on DVB channels.
    From what i've read elsewhere it seems that this might be a very good signal and that changing the aerial for a bigger/better one may not gain any improvements (i.e. can you get to 10/10) ??

    thanks, Owen.
     
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    Even if you did there would be no improvement. If you have no dropouts/cracking sounds, you have as good as it gets. With digital, you either get it or you don't.
     
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    Occasionally it flashes a block of colour on part of the screen as if it can't resolve the full picture. This is very very occasionally though.
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    osmyth

    Was looking at the PE30 today in JL and had by far the best picture in the store, although all others being fed off the same RF but without the digital tuner, so I guess should do.

    Still a stunning looking unit, I take it you're pleased with it

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    Gazzad, very pleased. The pe30 is better than the faulty philips 9986 lcd I had before, for sport, as I watch a lot of it. Haven't tried out dvd too much yet.
    I am still playing around with the picture settings, so have not completely sorted it, but overall i am very pleased.
    I would recommend it, if people are looking for a 37" plasma. and if people watch a lot of sport then i'd recommend plasma ahead of lcd.
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