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Plasma for gaming

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by sully211, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. sully211

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    I am about to open a video gaming shop and am looking for advice about which plasma model to run demo discs on for about 8 hours a day behind the counter. Demos will be on Xbox and PS. I haven't got unlimited funds so am looking for a kind of average run of the mill unit. Any suggestions gratefully received.

    Sully
     
  2. chrisafc

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    unlimited funs wow that looks like fun
     
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    I dont know what your looking to spend, but Richer sounds has a Panasonic 37" Plasma for a grand. LINK dont look too bad. And the have a few more for a few more quid.

    I wouldnt really get one myself, as I have heard they only last about 3-4 years which is quite a short time for so much money imho.

    But there are quite a few places to get them cheaper than in the shops.

    digitaldirect.com

    my heads quite blank at the moment so if I think of anymore places I'll post the later

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    Mind me asking where the shop is?
     
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    The one Nero listed is probably ideal for you as it does not have a Tv Tuner in it so you would not have to pay for an expensive commercial Tv licence. :clap:
     
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    Nicely spotted :smashin:

    tris
     
  7. sully211

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    Thanks to all for your input - the shop is in the Reading area.
     
  8. harrisuk

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    Panasonic are excellent screens. Pretty much as good as you can get in terms on Plasma panels. Remember it will only come with component input board. You will need a component switch and component cables for both the Xbox and PS2 to connect it suitably.

    For £999 thats an excellent screen for the price. One point I would make. Be wary of running static images for long periods. You will get burn in on Plasma displays if you do this for prolonged periods.

    FYI at half contrast and brightness settings (More than adequate for most screens) half life with 5 hours use a day is 12 - 15 years. By half life I mean after this period you will have to turn the contrast and and brightness up to full to get the same quality picture.

    Basically its a myth that these things expire in a short period of time. I have had one since launch, its three years old not absolutely no problems.....
     
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    Aye and you best have the phone number for British gas so they can come and refill the gas in the plasma aswell. :rotfl: ;)
     
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    Thats what I mean its a complete myth. You cant refill them. Life expectancy of these screens with 4 - 5 hours use a day is 12 - 15 years. We will all be using roller poly screens by then or Holograms !

    Its just not correct I am afraid.
     
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    Yep total bull i agree, i have a panny one and it's great. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    :smashin: There is a Richer Sounds store in Reading and will pay them a visit.
     
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    sully see if you can get a Panny PWD6 out of them for £1099 (this willaccept component video (available from both PS2 and Xbox with after market leads, which i am sure you know) in to VGA sockect so all you need Add is a mount (go for a proper commercial one for public liability and security issues see www.unicol.com) and a switch box (JS Technology MCC http://www.js-technology.com/produc...=49&osCsid=66e28880816532a0c45b8f771707ae68is ideal) and a 3 RCA to 15 pin D-sub lead.... I would reconmend an extended warranty (i dont think RS warranty covers commercial use but TADL do see www.TADLassist.com available at special forum rates from www.AV-sales.com (who also do the panny PWD7 for £1395 delivered (note with the 7 series you will need an input board with component input, Budget about £80 for this)
     
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    The only thing about Plasma screens is that maunfacturers recommend that you run them in for 200 hours or so at low contrast/brightness/colour etc. Especially as console games can feature bright colours and static images that when repeated constantly could lead to screen damage. I would have suggested that an lcd screen would be better for your use if they weren't still so expensive, (relative to plasma tvs for the same screen size).
     

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