Plasma or Lcd, 1080i or 1080P

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  1. mmurdoch

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    Seen the new Panasonic TH42PZ80 & 85 whats the diffrence.Is this a good tv or not.Is it worth purchasing, whats the best price out there.
    The only thing that puts me off cant remember which one it was but it had a ugly silver bit at bottom while the rest is a nice black.
    Whats all this 1080i & 1080P. Is 1080P better?
    What is full HD??
    Also seen the Pioneer section in elec shops, very pricey but are they actully better, looking at 42" +.
    Some people have said that the LG's are good sets is this true, whats Samsung's like.
    LCD OR PLASMA???
    Someone once said to me if you like it & can afford it just get it never mind all this spec etc??
    Only watch tv through Sky+ at min and dvd's etc, will be wanting to purchase a blue-Ray player tho later

    Many thanks from a very mixed up man
     
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    lots of questions there im not going to answer all of them but just advise you to get the pz80 if you are going to be watching bluray.
     
  3. Moolers

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    So many questions........!!! Hopefully somebody more helpful might answer you, but to cut to the chase you're a prime canditate for a Pioneer 428.:smashin:
     
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    Vast majority of your questions can be answered by doing a search on the forums or Google for more information about 1080i/p.

    The PZ80 has the silver 'lip' at the bottom.

    At the end of the day, buy the best you can afford. If you can afford the Pioneer 428, then yes. It is the best. Be aware however that new models are out soon.

    If you don't want to stretch that far then the best bet is the Panasonics. If you mostly watch Sky+ and normal DVDs I would get the PX80. Even if you are getting Blu-Ray later the PX80 is a better bet as the majority of your viewing will still be SD.

    Since you're posting in the plasma forum, everyone will tell you to go for a plasma not an LCD. If you post in the LCD forum the opposite will happen.
     
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    Which Pioneer would you recomend
     
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    If it has to be a 42", there is only the Pioneer 428/4280 models. Be quick though as I believe stock is getting lower by the day. Pioneer will not be releasing any 42" plasmas this year.
     
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    Many thanks,
    Whats the PX80 like whats the diffrence between the PX & PZ models.
    That silver lip looks daft i think or is that just me
    The new model Pioneer's when are they out is it worth waiting etc.
     
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    No 42" and the 50" will be £2400 (plus £100 for stand, and more for speakers). So grab a bargain while you still can, unless you have the budget for the new 50" LX5090.
     
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    Thanks whats about 46" or 50" are these sets to big
     
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    No Pioneer 46", if you can afford and fit a 50" Kuro go for it. 50" is never too big.:D
     
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    Thanks alot,
    That is really minty for a tv, will have a hunt round for a bargin 428 or Panasoin PZ80
     
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    The 508XD AND 5080XD are very reasonable at the moment about £1500-1700 approx.
     
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    i have the panny 50pz70 and love it to bits -very forgiving for sd material fantastic for hd material.

    i only wish i was able to afford the 65 ich- mark800 is spot on.

    if u r not playing games for 2hrs plus per sitting then plasma is best- if u r a fanatical gamer stick with lcd just in case.


    take care m8.

    dean
     
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    The 42PX80 costs around £650 and is very well reviewed and great value for money. It is HD Ready (720p) but will accept 1080p input and play 24p Bluray.

    The 42PZ80 is a Full HD (1080p) version, with better contrast and colours and costs around £850.

    Check out the PX80 and PZ80 threads on this site for owners feedback.
     
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    Get the 42PZ80 I got john lewis to price match Sound and vision Bolton at £829. It is an AMAZING tv. PQ is great on SD and amazing on HD. DO IT.
     
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    Cheers, do you know what LG is like someone at work loves them seen them in shop like look but not sure
     
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    Why, what is wrong with playing games more than 2 hours on a LCD.

    Just starting to look for the perfect tv and the main things i want out of it is for watching sports and playing PS3 games. It would be mainly SD viewing for now.

    So would i be better of getting a LCD?
     
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    Don't wory about gaming on a plasma they are still better in my eyes. Only thing you have to worry about is leaving games or static images on for long periods of time. I would guess the same games or images frequently for maybe 5+ hours. That might burn the image into the screen after a long period of time, but honestly you really need to abuse a set to get this.

    If you want the best PQ for freeview/sky, upscaled-dvds, bluray/HD-dvd, and for gaming, then get yourself a plasma, LCDs are still lagging behind.

    A lot of poeple recommend the PZ panasonics. I haven't seen one but apparently the standard tv quality is very average. If you want the best tvs out there at the moment between £1-2k then go for the Pioneer 4280XD (42 inch ~£1200-1300) or the 508XD (50 inch ~£1600-1700).
     
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    Hi,
    Whats the best plasma or Lcd for watching just normal sky+ and dvd's etc.Maybe blue-ray dvd as well, Not planning on upgrading to sky Hd at min due to them wanting way to much dosh cheeky bleeders.
     
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    Hey

    The best is two are Pioneer 4280XD (42 inch ~£1200-1300) or the 508XD (50 inch ~£1600-1700). Also look at the panasonic PX80 42 inch which can be had for just under £700, which also prodcues a good picture but not up there with the pioneer tvs.

    Best sets ^ :thumbsup:
     
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    Your best route to shiny TV heaven, in my opinion:

    take on board all the myriad of advice on these boards. Bear in mind some of it is solid advice, some of it hearsay (heresy?), and probably more people post with problems than the many who are just enjoying their TVs

    pick a few models, e.g. LG 6000, Panasonic PX80, PZ80, Pioneer 4280 and maybe even a Sony LCD for comparison

    find the cheapest online prices for these, and cheapest instore prices (plenty of threads on here will provide those)

    Jet off down to John Lewis or another big shop that can show you all the models and not hassle you too much while you look at them

    Ask to see SD (like ordinary Sky or Freeview) and HD (like Blu-ray or HD-DVD) on each of the TVs. Think about how much of each of these you are likely to watch today, and in a few years time.

    Look at them from the same distance you would sit at in your own room - e.g. 8ft away or whatever. That can be tricky in shops but worth doing.

    Pick the TV that _you_ like the best and _you_ think gives the best picture for the money you are spending

    Phone or email John Lewis to do a price match with an in-store price. Repeat until they agree

    Enjoy shiny new TV
     
  25. mmurdoch

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    Thanks for that info dude,hows the JL price match thing work then
     
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    Shortish answer - JL will price match any physical shop that is selling the same goods for less. You phone or email or go in store, provide details of what you what, what the competitor is selling it for, what their details and phone number are. A few days later JL will get in touch and either agree or reject to price match. If they agree you get to buy from them at a knockdown price with their own 5 year guarantee and 28 day no quibble return policy.

    There's quite a good explanation at the start of the JL Price Match thread here:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264343

    Then at the end of the thread (last few pages) are some recent posts on how various people have been doing with it - including example shops to try and price match with. I got JL to knock 254 quid of my telly.
     
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    NICE ONE!!
     

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