Pioneer PDP-43MXE1 vs Panny TH-42PHD7

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  1. Neil F Holland

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    Have read much excellent advice that the choice between these two displays, the smart money says they are both good and it's down to preference.

    I'm seeing both at AV sales next week but what should I expect in terms of differences? One sharper than the other? One better at dealing with fast moving sports footage?

    Would plan to feed either via DVDO iScan...

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    Neil

    Dumb P.S. - If I want to use Telextex with a Plasma display do I have to buy any extra cards / hardware? :blush:
     
  2. Neil F Holland

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    Come on guys, surely someone can help me out here?
     
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    good thread Neil, I would like to know the answer to this as well

    I am in the same predicament excpet I am looking at the 50" of both of these models
     
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    The biggest difference between the two is the contrast level and how this affects the overall image.

    The panny with it's much higher contrast ratio should provide much deeper blacks but with a loss of some fine detail in dark areas.

    The pio won't have the same inky blanks as the panny but should show more detail. It is also a far bit brighter than the panny.

    If you are going with the iScanHD then you might want to wait for the HD+ version which is due very soon and add HDCP support to the DVI connections...but you should also bear in mind that the pio will not accept HDCP encrypted signals and the panny DVI blade also has it's own issues...so as a fair test I'd suggest using the analogue output of the iScan to the BNC RGBHV connections on both screens.

    As for footy and other sports...both should perform pretty much the same in terms of smoothness etc as it's the iScan that'll be doing most of the work.

    Like you said at the end of the day it's down to which one you like best.

    I might be wrong but I think you might have a hard time getting an external teletext TV tuner for either panel.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Neil F Holland

    Yes you'll require an external Teletxet tuner with any Display.

    Look out for deeper blacks (in a dark room) with the PHD7 and smother pans with the MXE1.

    I'd also put a Lumagen VisionDVI on your shopping list.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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