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Pio PDP 435XDE or Panny TH-42PV500B

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ikon66, Mar 23, 2005.

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  1. ikon66

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    Perhaps this would have been better in the plasma forum?
     
  3. ikon66

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    that's great :oops:
     
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    try now then :hiya:
     
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    was in Currys today and saw the pio and a panny vieri?? not the HD model though, and the picture was much brighter on the panny but the style and size of pio still draws me, was hoping that the pio was just not set up as well, still totally confused :confused:
     
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    Visit a specialist dealer where you can view the screens under a good set up..trust your eyes on the one you like. For me it is Pioneer...
     
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    thanks for that, I don't really think there are many specialist dealers near me in North East. Anyone know of any who would have both setup?
     
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    Nowhere yet, as the Panasonic isn't released until May.

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    Well I bit the bullet yesterday and have ordered

    Pioneer PD435xde
    Pioneer Floating stand
    Sony DAV-LF1
    Toshiba 30wl46B for the bedroom

    so that's me in for the next year then
     
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    Congrats with the Pioneer, I'm in for one too, but i don't buy one before I can see the Panny. The Contrastratio is 3000:1 vs 1200:1 in favour of the Panny... :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, but what's the score on the brightness levels? :D
    If you can find it tucked away in Panasonic's smallprint that is.

    Oh, and the Pioneer's contrast is visibly just as good, if not better, than the Panasonic's too...

    I've still got my eyes on the 42PV500 though - I just might have to buy a few more curtains...
     
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    I to are in this debate, when I first saw the viera I loved the style and when I read up on it I thought the PV500 was the one for me, then I started reading about the Pio, now Im cufused :D :D

    Can I ask what probably is a stupid question.... If I went for the Pio on the floor stand, I only see one shelf which would be your tuner, where does your DVD/Sky+ sit?
     
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    which shelf u on about, the one I am getting has the base and an adjustable glass shelf. Havn't got the room for a large stand :mad:
     
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    In almost each review of the Pioneer you can read it's weakest point; the contrast/black levels are 'just' average. This in contrary with the Panny reviews where the cr/black levels is always pointed out as it's strongest point, almost matching CRT tv's.
     
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    Hi Moncs - the Pio "floor stand" has only one shelf (via a slot in the front of the stand) that takes the Media Box.

    You can't put anything else in it - and for approx. £700 :eek: to just put the media box in it, is a bit strong IMO.

    Which means, you'd have to get an Alphason or other "rack" to put your Sky box, and DVD player in it - and then have cables trailing from that rack over to the media box!

    An expensive mess!

    I'm waiting for the Panny - at least the stand is "practical".

    T.
     
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    How cr*p is that, Panny for me then
     

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