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plasma screens

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by psalliss, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. psalliss

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    are they worth it? what are the benifits and negatives of them?
    also i constantly leave things on pause on sky+ and wander off would that damage a plasma.
     
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    They are worth it. Benefit is a stunning picture (with the correct source) which takes up little floorspace compared to a conventional tv. Negative for me would be leaving things on pause like you say! That has a reasonably good chance of damaging the scren (why manufacturers dont just supply a moving screensaver I dont know). If you think you were going to do that alot, LCD would be better (though contrast is going to be way off plasma).

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  3. psalliss

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    cheers. are there none that come with a screensaver of some sort. dont really want an lcd. ive basically just split up with my partner of 4 years and just want to treat myself to something that i really want to cheer myself up. ive always wanted a plasma but couldnt justify it to her.
    what screens would you recomment for around 2k mark or below.
     
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    I thought my PW6 has a screen saver, or at least a screep wipe of some description maybe its not automatic though.
     
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    I could be wrong, just it would have seemed logical that such a thing be very prominent, so that it doesnt take you to really think to press the 'screensaver' button anytime you leave the tv alone.

    psallis:
    Im sorry to hear about your split, you have the right idea to treat yourself :) The top dog in your bracket will be the panasonic 42PWD6. You can get one delivered with stand and the necessary inputs cards for about £2100. I have this machine and it is absolutely fantastic, so much so as to make me wonder how much better a picture can possibly be for I have trouble faulting the screen in any way.

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    Why don't you have a look at your local A/V specialist? See a good demonstration of a screen and decide for yourself if it's worthwhile. I personally am sold on them. 42" screen that doesn't take up your whole room, wonderful.

    As for leaving things on pause, it's not a good idea for many different types of screen, especially those which are phosphor based such at a normal TV.

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    Dr John Sim.
     
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    The Panny PE30 incorporates an automated screensaver feature, as do many modern DVD players. However I would be concerned if you watch a channel such as Paramount for many hours at a time. Their logo does not disappear between commercial breaks. Saying that burn in does take a fair few hours to achieve and can occasionally be cleared via a wiping program.

    However Panasonic televisions usually take longer for burn in to become apparent, and decreasing your contrast levels will also help :)
     

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