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Plasma Dilema?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by dinoprada2003, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. dinoprada2003

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    Hello All,

    Ok iv'e wanted a plasma for ages, and finally got the finance to get one.However im now stuck with the dilema of to buy now or wait? I want the Panny 42pwd8.But cant stretch my finances to £1450.In fact my max is around £1200 which would get me last years model the 42pwd7 this would be fine but for the fact I want HD :( So should I bite the bullet get a great plasma with no HD or wait till the 42pwd8 comes down in price a couple of hundred?

    Cheer's :D
     
  2. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    The PW8 isn't HD, it is the same res as the PWD7.
    I would get a PWD7 and enjoy a great SD panel for a couple of years and wait until HD settles down.
     
  3. dinoprada2003

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    Hello Mal,

    Crikey that was a quick reply mate! :D I thought the PW8 is capable of Sky's New HD service whereas the PW7 isnt?

    Now confused!?
     
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    They are HD compatible, which means they will downscale to the panel res, but no HD READY, as they haven't got a minimum of 720 lines.
     
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    The prices seem OK, it depend what boards you need with it.
     
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    Crikey Alastairs put down the price of the pwd8 now so I may have to sell my granny and get one of them! :D However if the pwd8 is not truly HD what would be the advantage over the older pwd7?

    Thank's Mal.
     
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    It is the 8th generation panel, 10% brighter, more colours.
    The PW7 (or PWD7) couldn't do 50hz at native res but this one can (I think).
    I think that means it can accept, say Sky HD over the component in to the VGA port where as the PW7 can't, I THINK...can an expert confirm this.
    I don't want to give you any wrong info...so wait for a definitive answer on this.
     
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    "Ok iv'e wanted a plasma for ages, and finally got the finance to get one.However im now stuck with the dilema of to buy now or wait? I want the Panny 42pwd8.But cant stretch my finances to £1450.In fact my max is around £1200 which would get me last years model the 42pwd7 this would be fine but for the fact I want HD So should I bite the bullet get a great plasma with no HD or wait till the 42pwd8 comes down in price a couple of hundred?"

    I was in the same boat. We went for the PWD7 and couldn't be happier. If you don't have the funds, go for the best you can afford.
     
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    PWD7 will not display any HD at all in the UK.
    PWD8 will dispalay HD in the UK, but scaled down to SD.

    If you want HD, don't buy the PWD7 as it will not work.
     
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    Ok now im really confused? The PWD8 will display HD but scaled down to SD! I.E does that mean it's the same picture quailty as SD? if so whats the point of it being HD ready? apart from you can watch the sky Hd channels in SD?
     
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    HD scaled down should look better that SD, but won't look as good as a HD panel.

    The point of it is that you can watch Sky HD where as on the PXD7 you can't. If you want the full benefits of HD you have to buy a PHD8 panel.
     
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    it will be better PQ than SD. its not HD ready (this is an official brand with required specs) its compatible. it means it supports all the HD formats but downscales them, as said above.

    the PWD7 isn't fully compatible, because it can't accept 50Hz HD (720/1080) over HDMI (which is probably what sky HD will end up as)

    edit: beat me :)
     
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    Thanks guys all questions answered now I think? :D Hmmm well iv'e narrowed it down to £1200 for a PWD7 inc all boards that I need plus wall mount and 1 year warranty OR PWD8 @ £1400 with wall mount and all boards that I will need + a 3 year warranty???

    Now which to go for I cant decide!!!??? :p
     
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    £200 more for the current model and an extra 2 years warranty. I know what I'd go for.. (and did!).
     
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    Just have :thumbsup: thanks A/V sales :D
     
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    I didnt know the AV sales deal came with a 3 year warranty, it says 2 years?
     
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    I think I may have misread or misunderstood it!? in any case 2 years is still rather good :thumbsup:
     
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    you can get an extra 3 years for just over £250.

    Do people think this is worth the outlay?

    What potential problems might the PHD8 run into, as this is the panel i am looking at.
     
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    Well, I'm not going to subscribe to Sky HD so not bothered! ;)
     
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    Usually extended warranties are a waste of time for CRT sets as they are most likely to go wrong in the first year if at all.Not sure about Plasmas though or the cost of fixing ones? so to have an extra years piece of mind or 3 is worth it methinks.
     
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    £200 is worth it to be able to view HD material. It will give your TV a few extra years lifespan.
     

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