Pioneer PDP-427XD or XA?

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  1. liteswap

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    I'm on the verge of buying this plasma, and I'll mainly be using it for watching DVDs and other pre-recorded material.

    My choice (and I think I've decided but would like a reality check here) is to buy the analogue version, the XA. We don't get Freeview here and there's no Sky box. We can't even get Ch5, so all there is, is the four basic terrestrial channels. Due to local topography, there will be no digital TV where we are until 2012, when analogue is finally extinguished.

    So my thinking is that there's no point in buying a receiver that won't be able to receive anything for five years. And when that happens, the technology will have moved on and it will make more sense to buy a more modern digibox in 2012.

    Alternatively, if we move before then, a new digibox would still make more sense (assuming we can finally get Freeview), since it means the TV can then be upgraded if necessary, and the above argument re a new digibox also applies.

    So the right thing seems to me to buy the analogue version of the telly.

    Have I missed anything? Thoughts gratefully received...
     
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    No thoughts on this anyone?
     
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    move house me thinks m8..........just kidding
     
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    I hear you :)

    Seriously, there's little on the broadcast channels I fancy watching most days anyway so lack of Freeview doesn't bother me hugely..
     
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    What's the price difference between the XA and the XD.
    If it's only a small difference then I would suggest getting the XD - It wont hurt to have the freeview capability, you never know what's around the corner ? and surely it's better to have just in case and not be kicking youself when you realise you now wish you had it.
     
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    I've only seen the XD variant around.

    Is there much of a price difference between the XD & XA ?

    If there is a big difference then it might be worthwhile just going for the XA & if you were to move you could always get a separate DTV receiver or PVR :D

    Apparently some of the integrated digital tuners can be a bit dodgy & slow anyway.

    In one of the threads someone reported that the digital tuner died in their Pioneer 427XD after a couple of days :eek: Hopefully this was just an isolated incident !
     
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    As far as I can see, there's no price difference. I just don't see the point of buying electronics that I can't use and which will likely be out of date by the time I do get aoround to using them.

    If I get the analogue version (two places do it, Komplett and Hiway HiFi), I then have the option to watch a third channel while the media PC records two others...
     

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