plasma or projector?

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  1. MURFIA

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    Hello people, just joined and first thread.
    Got a small problem, done alot of resurch and was set to buy a Panasonic
    px60. But now thinking of kitting out my single garage and getting an Infocus
    in76, (getting a bit carried away after using this fourm). Will this give as good a picture? Gonna use for film and xbox 360. Just bought a monster VGA cable, could I use this over component? Thanks.
     
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    I have a IN76 - Just got Sky HD installed today.

    Can't comment on the Panasonic but can say that the IN76 is awesome
     
  3. MURFIA

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    Sounds good u think its worth having that over a 42" plasma, going in a single garage room size 8.5 x 17.5ft, or just get the plasma now and install that when things are finished?
     
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    If its going to be a dedicated room for gaming and film watching then go for the infocus, if you go for the panny you will always wonder what it would have been like and end getting a pj anyway.

    I have a panasonic AE700, it a few years old now but does produce a spectacular image from sky HD and my old Denon 2900 dvd player also looks good, with that in mind the infocus will be just amazing.
     
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    Decided to have both, I think I got a good price match at John Lewis for the plasma so I can get that now and take me time with the other business....
     
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    A little off topic, what is better LCD or DLP?
     
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    As a DLP owner (so unfortunately not completely unbiased) I would say a decent DLP whould be better............provided you don't have an issue with the much documented "rainbow effect".
    If in doubt take along a copy of Sin City to a demo of any DLP you are considering, I found this as good a test as any.
    I do see them from time to time but they are not as big an issue for me as they are for some.
    Doubtless newer projectors than mine will be much improved in this area thanks to ongoing improvements in technology.
     
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    Good choice, we did the same, PX60 for daytime and "normal" TV. PJ for films and specials - Lost etc. That way you get the convenience of the plasma and the wow factor of the PJ :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi

    I'm looking to buy a second display to go in the workshop / cinema room.

    Her indoors gets to watch the Fuji 50" plasma in the living room.

    I am trying to decide between the latest gen 1080p 50" panel (Panny, Pio) or a good projector.

    I'm assuming that many on this forum will have both Plasma and Projector. Apart from the obvious "room light level" limitation of the DLP Projector, can anyone offer any other thoughts.

    I'm particularly wondering if the projector gives a cleaner picture with less processing artifacts. Or are we looking at a Video processor as a "must" with both.

    Cheers, Gerald. :)
     
  11. Welwynnick

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    Hi Gerald, good to hear from you again.

    I think a Panny 50 plasma would be very acceptable indeed.

    But the image from an IN76 or PX60, you won't be able stop gawping and look away from.....

    Nick
     
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    Hi Nick

    Thats what i,m looking for believe me. Something that makes my jaw drop.

    I'll check out those models now.

    Gerald. :)
     
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    Errr...

    Have I got something wrong.

    The PX60 is a normal Plasma, yes,......?
     
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    Having recently invested in a pearl, and having been a big fan of big pictures, the PJ wins it for me.

    However, I think it depends more on the environment. If you're in a bright room and want to watch TV all day long with the sun coming through the window, a plasma will give you a far more watchable picture. PJs are awesome, but in very defined conditions. A Plasma is certainly more an "every day TV" than a PJ. Of course, you can get a grey screen for a projector which gives you much better light and black levels, but there are cons to it and it can cost you more plus you need the wife acceptance factor...
     
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    Well if that's you want, there is even less reason not to have it than ever before. You should try to check out the latest and greatest 1080p projectors from - well, pretty much everyone, really. JVC are getting everyone really excited, but I suspect that Sony have something special up their sleeve right now. You read it here first. InFocus are the only people not to have entered the fray yet, and I understand they will be launching a 1080p model next week.

    regards, Nick
     
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    is the infocus IN78 not 1080P capable its a dark chip 3 :smashin:
     
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    Hey Nick yer big tease! Should someone who could tolerate waiting 6 months do so? Or are we talking about longer than that to get to market? Any idea what price point? I want to spend £2500 -£3500 ideally.

    Paul
     
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    I concur.

    Want a 1080p now. :devil:

    But............... What gives better picture, a 3 chip 720p or a single chip 1080p?

    Which is cosidered the better buy or best VFM?

    Gerald. :)
     

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