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Pioneer PD434 in Currys...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by andy76, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. andy76

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    Just some comments.
    Saw the new Pioneer in Currys today.
    I am sure it is a great plasma but it had the worst case of screen flicker I have EVER seen.
    Perhaps something to look out for, for potential purchasers?

    Conversely they had a Samsung and Thomson that were fantastic even through the RF signal.

    Andrew
     
  2. loonatic

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    I too saw the 434 in Curry's.

    It's a nice looking screen...if you ditch the speakers !!

    It did not notice any flicker but the image did not seem as natural as the other makes they had on show. It was almost like it was not running at full speed...everything seemed a little slow. Over-processed perhaps.

    Now this could well be down to how it was setup...maybe all the image processing options were switched on or something.

    Out of the screens I was I was most impressed with the 42" Panasonic with the built-in tuner - it had by far the most natural looking image I've yet seen on a Plasma/LCD.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    loonatic which 42" Panasonic with the built in tuner was it? The PA20B?

    I saw the PD434 also in Curry's. The image looked good to me. It looked the shapest out of what they had on display. (Samsung, Thompson, that other 2k one)

    The feed was cack but it made it look better. I didn't notice flicker on the one I saw but will be watching out for it next time.

    Koing
     
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    If you ever manage to see any flicker on a Pio 434 you probably drunk too much whiskey...

    No flicker at all !

    Don't know how such observations can happen. You sure it was a Pioneer ?
     
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    Anyone who judges a plasma based on the feed it had on display in a Currys is a numpty, and will get the Thomson or LG they deserve.
     
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    Don't buy the demo 434 from Currys in Crawley, noticed they have managed to burn the screen after a week or so !!!!!

    OOOOPS

    B
     
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    How do you burn Plasma screens and what is a burn? Have used computer CRT's, Plasmas and LCD for years at home and work (work in IT) and have never seen any screen with a burn on it.
     
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    Who is so crazy to buy a plasma in currrys? :D
     
  9. loonatic

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    Yep it was the PA20.

    I'm pretty sure that the 434 I saw was just badly setup or something - it might have had all it's image processing options on full maybe trying to make something of the crap shared feed it had to cope with - but it's motion just seemed wrong...hard to explain really.

    Cheers, Lee
     
  10. Monty1977

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    Just been there and noticed ths same thing myself...hate that store anyway.

    A
     
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    Thanks for those words of wisdom.
    I was merely stating that the Pioneer I saw had VERY bad flicker - like it was running a really low refresh rate. It was by far the worst display they had on show. Next to this the Samsung etc were MUCH better and perfectly good screens.

    I am sure the Pioneer is the better plasma but then again it is also considerably more expensive.
    What is really that wrong with an LG etc?
    As far as buying on the basis of an rf feed. Unfortunately that is what a lot of people do have to make decisions on - there is no local dedicated shop for these things near me.

    Surely a display that looks good with a bad rf Currys feed will just get better with a quality feed?

    In fact I have posted a question on the CRT forum asking about this.

    Andrew
     
  12. joys_R_us

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    This is very true. When you get your TV home and watch the picture you can't believe the difference ...
     

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