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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Chaos Star, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. Chaos Star

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    I no very little about plasma screens and was wondering if you could tell me if the specification listed below is a good one.


    * Screen size: 1007 mm x 567.4 mm (46' Diagonal)
    * Aspect ratio: 16:9
    * Resolution: 852(H) x 480(V) Pixels
    * Pixel pitch: 1.182x1.182 mm
    * Contrast ratio: 850:1
    * Display area: 1007x567.4mm
    * Brightness: 700 cd/m2
    * Viewing angle: 160 degree (min)
    * Color: 16.77M Color
    * Video system: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
    * Horizontal frequency: 15.6kHz-68.7kHz
    * Vertical frequency: 50Hz - 85Hz
    * RGB input/output: Mini D-sub15P (Analog RGB)
    * DVI input: DVI Connector (Digital TMDS)
    * Video capability
    * Composite input: DDC 2B (EDID 1.3)(Detachable)
    * S-Video: Mini D-sub 4P x 1
    * Component video signal: YCbCr (YPbPr) x 1
    * Audio input/output: 2 System
    * Control port: RS-232C: D-Sub 9-pin x 10
    * OSD display language: 6 Languages (Optional)
    * Zoom: Zoom In / Out: Yes
    * PIP/Pop: Yes
    * 3D Y/C Sep: 2W x 2
    * Speaker (build in): 10W x 2
    * Power source: 110/240 Vac +/- 10%
    * Power consumption: 330W
    * Dimension PDP: 1138 x 691 x 98mm (W x H x D)
    * PDP including base: 1138 x 755 x 98mm (W x H x D)
    * External speaker (including base): 30 x 755 x 88mm (W x H x D)

    I would not be able toview the display before purchase and cant tell you the manufacturer toyou thinkit will give a good picture.

    How easy are these to fix if anything goes wrong and can they develop faults when getting delivered (can they droppixels)?

    Sorry for being a bit cryptic :)


    Piero
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Pixel size- not the best. Sub 1mm are out.

    Contrast- Panasonics have 3000:1

    Have you seen Plasma going before?

    Yeah, pixels can die. And suffer screen burn quicker than CRT.
     
  3. Chaos Star

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    Never seen plasma before but i have heard they are awesome.


    As for the pixel size how much differance would it make?

    And contrast is that to low?

    Considering the Plasma may quite cheap :)

    Do the connections seem okay on it?

    thanx for the help M8

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    Seen the new Fujitsu HD screen. I think it looks awful, it even looks bad with Monsters Inc. Put on films- no way I'll buy it.

    Personally I prefer CRT front projection. For the same price - say £4000-£5000 you can buy a decent CRT projection, with a bigger screen and better PQ.

    If a Plasma dies after the warranty the repair cost is unfeasable. Hire a skip.

    I guess alot of Plasma owners are gonna flame me, but I just like FP's better.

    How far will you be sitting from the screen?

    Inputs wise, seem enough for me.
     
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    Whats the HD screen? Maybe it wasnt setup right or playing at low resoulution. I keep hearing plasma is good,only thing that worries me is there reliability.

    You said if it brakes down get a skip, you must be able to fix them.

    As for crt i think it will eventually become redunant, if i was to get a projector it would be non crt.

    As for 4000-5000 i never pay that much,rember its power buyer pro here:rotfl:
     
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    Piero

    As the E46 (A Revolution in Plasma display screens - their words NOT mine) has only just dropped through the trades letter boxes (in a rather flash but outdated looking mail shot) I rather doubt anyone on the forums has actually seen this product as yet - specs mean zilch if the thing looks poor!

    Surely if your going to sell (sorry Power Buy them) you'd better get a look at one before you recommend them to anyone else - or do power buyers not put there hands in there own pockets first :)

    And the retail on this unit is £3,199 incl vat - see http://www.evolution.tv/ (moderators this unit is being marketed with a 'fixed' retail price so hopefully I'm only 'bending' the rules here).

    I have a spare brochure on the E46 if you want one!

    Best regards

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    Well

    Optoma and BenQ both do 46" plasma displays. I doubt that there are many 46" glass manufacturers about so it's quite possible they and the "mystery" plasma supplier use same glass. Having seen the two mentioned above I can tell you they were not worth looking at IMHO. Poor colour, poor contrast, banding and de-interlacing artifacts all over the place.

    Specs do not give you information as to whether the device will be good for watching moving images. Watching moving images on them will. If you are willing to throw away money if it proves to be artifact ridden then go ahead.

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  8. Chaos Star

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    I was concidering buying one of these plasma models for myself.

    I was not going to do a power buy on them as I have no idea if they are good quality.

    I have also heard so many horror stories about plasma realibility that i am even wary of buying one for my own use.


    I was simply interested to noif the specification was good , as to learn a good specification togofor if i wish to purchase one.

    To be honest i think i will go down the projector root, much bigger picture.

    :D

    Thanks for the advice

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  9. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Piero

    If you were basing your purchase on Plasma reliability vs. Projector reliability its a no brainer - how many projectors are sold with an In-home with loan replacement warranty!

    Plasma must be every manufacturers dream product - the fault rate (certainly with Pioneer and Panasonic) is very low; of course you do have to be aware of 'burn in but that's not a 'reliability' issue (according to the manufacturers).

    As you say projectors offer a bigger picture for your money - but only in a dark room so not really a viable alternative for everyone's TV; maybe you should have both :)

    Best regards

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    Excellent idea i would love both :).

    Please send all donations for help impoversihed pieros av fund via nochex to :milanz@freeuk.com


    Cheers

    :smashin:

    Ps. I very intrested in who makes the plasma screens, im coming to the conclusion that many are made by the same companies then have a brand name stuck on them?
     

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