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Plasma or Lcd £500-£600 37"+

stevedynamite

Standard Member
I am looking for my father a lcd or plasma around 5-600 pounds preferably 37" plus , Im considering Panasonic TH-42PX80B - 42" but have seen this in a dabs brochure for £546.25 Sony KDL40V4000 - 40" any good Ive always been a plasma man but for my dad I dont know which way to go would appreciate your opinions :) he watches mainly digital tv & doesnt have any HD inputs like blu-ray or sky but I dont want him blaming me if in a few years he decides he wants sky hd or bluray cheers
 

stevedynamite

Standard Member
Thanks for that matey I myself would always buy plasma and my next set will be the kuro but Im just looking for a few recommended models in this price bracket for my dad:confused:
 

Monarch

Distinguished Member
I am looking for my father a lcd or plasma around 5-600 pounds preferably 37" plus , Im considering Panasonic TH-42PX80B - 42" but have seen this in a dabs brochure for £546.25 Sony KDL40V4000 - 40" any good Ive always been a plasma man but for my dad I dont know which way to go would appreciate your opinions :) he watches mainly digital tv & doesnt have any HD inputs like blu-ray or sky but I dont want him blaming me if in a few years he decides he wants sky hd or bluray cheers

42PX80 all the way for me, my dad recently bought the 37PX80 and I went to watch my mates 32V4000 and the latter looked terrible compared to the Panny. The only time I would suggest your dad has the Sony is if he is a hardcore gamer, and even then im not sure I would.

Plasma generally has better SD PQ because of better colour reproduction, better blacks etc... i think they piddle on LCD on HD too, and the PX80's are brilliant
 

stevedynamite

Standard Member
thats what I wanted to hear it did look a good set for the money my only decision for him now is 37 or 42 cos his viewing distance to tv is only short and I know from my 42" that sd digtal tv signals arnt great, thanks monarch08 for your advice its greatly appreciated:thumbsup:
 

stevedynamite

Standard Member
He is about 8 feet away and other sofa about 7 feet and one chair almost sat on top of it so this is why I was considering a 37, I know my 42 looks great 3ft away with bbc hd but thats a different ball park all together although I am forgetting because he is going from a crt he will it probably sit an extra 1 or 2 feet further back.;)
 

Monarch

Distinguished Member
37 is the safe bet to be fair, when it comes to SD you need a TV which is the right size otherwise it can look a bit dodgy, however, 7 or 8 feet should be ok for 42", i would recommend a bit further but its not bad. Anyway, I'd go for plasma personally. It will handle fast motion well which the Sony seems to fall on slightly (my mates 32V4000 was appauling compared to my new 37PX80). It depends what its used for and as its used for TV viewing I'd say go plasma, 37PX80 is a safe bet, 1080p isnt needed really so dont worry about that, he'll be happy with both though to be honest, theyre both good
 

stevedynamite

Standard Member
Yes matey think thats the way we will go 1 last question does your 42" measure 42" visible or is it slightly smaller I know some manufacturers are more generous than others thats all cheers.
 

Monarch

Distinguished Member
Just wondering how this model compares £100 cheaper? TH-37PX8BA

yea, the PX8 is last years technology in a grey version on this years 'packet', although good, its not as good, the £100 is made up in the PX80. I have the 37", its pretty much 37", i cant find a tape measure long enough at the moment though, but its plenty big enough :D

He'll be well chuffed with it, i recommend blu-ray, its brilliace itself in a box, of course, you need a blu-ray player of some sort
 

rewerb

Well-known Member
The replacement 2009 model will be in the shops next month. Press launch on 24th Feb. Might want to wait till then?
 

Monarch

Distinguished Member
The replacement 2009 model will be in the shops next month. Press launch on 24th Feb. Might want to wait till then?

It'll probably be out of the price range, I would recommend the PX80, depends, the OP can wait and see the price if he so wishes
 

stevedynamite

Standard Member
Yes Monarch08 think my dad wont want to be paying £600+ which I anticipate it will be so its looking like the Px80 still undecided what size seems worth the extra £40 for the 42" but I take your point about the distance cheers though everybodys input as been very helpful:thumbsup:
 

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