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Plasma's @ 1024 x 768??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by shipitinshag, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. shipitinshag

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    Model / Approx Street Price

    Pioneer 434/435 / £3,300/£2,670(XDE)
    Pioneer PDP-MXE1 / £2296 (@Dabs.com)
    NEC 42XR3 / £2,507
    Panny PHD7 / £2,599
    Hitachi 5200 (ALIS) / £1.979
    LG RZ42PX12 / £1,788 (Cheers Ollem)
    Sony PFM-42X1N / £2677 @ Dabs.com

    I am in the market for a 42" 1024x768 Plasma, already have a Viera 42" and love it for general TV viewing, but I want something which will work better for PC/XBOX with higher res capability than the Viera... not really a fan of ALIS displays or very bothered about a integrated tuner... excluding the LG I am struggling to find anything which fits this criteria for less than £2,500.... I have decided to try and complie a list of all the available models which support 1024x768 and hopefully establish which offers the best price/quality/value , preferably non ALIS, any suggestions/additions are welcome??

    Have read lots of reviews on the Pioneers.... but has anybody got any experience with the NEC, Panny,Song ,LG models when used with either PC's or an XBOX???
     
  2. shreddy

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    I'm also looking to get a plasma geared towards HCPC use & TV use. Was originally thinking of a Hitachi 5200 but at 1024x1024 I believe these aren't best suited for PCs.

    I'd also be very interested to hear about pro's & con's of the PHD7 and 42XR3...

    I found this which might be useful-ish although it talks about the 50" XR4 maybe it's still relevant?
    http://www.avrev.com/equip/NECPlasmaSync/index.html

    The Mrs prefers silver or glossy black frames so 1-0 to the XR3 in her book so far... :p
     
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    I am also in the same position. There doesn't appear to be much experience on here as most people have opted for the SD panels as HDTV is not available. If you check out the US forums almost all users opt for the HD panels as they have plenty of HDTV content already being broadcast.

    I have narrowed my options to the following in 42"-50" guises:

    42"-43"
    NEC XM3 / XR3 (£2506 @ Ivojo)
    Pioneer PDP-435XDE (£2910 @ AV Sales)
    Pioneer PDP-MXE1 (£2445 @ Ivojo)

    50"
    NEC XM4 / XR4 (£3790 @ Ivojo)
    Pioneer PDP-50MXE1 (£3406 @ Ivojo)
    Pioneer PDP-505XDE (£4147 @ AV Sales)
    Fujitsu P50XCA30ES (£3756 @ Ivojo)

    I have a slight leaning towards the NEC models for value, PQ and future-proofing. This thread in the AVSforum makes good reading for the NEC 50" model.

    Hopefully we can get a good discussion going regarding the HD panels over here as it has more uses than just HD content plus if you have a HCPC then there is plenty of HD content to take advantage of even in the UK :)
     
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    I have added the "LG RZ42PX12" as this also qualifies but is ALIS and only 1000:1 contrast ratio so not sure how keen I am but it is cheap! £1779....
     
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    LG is not ALIS
     
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    After reading this thread i looked at Pioneer PDP-MXE1 (£2445 @ Ivojo) and i was surprised to see the contrast ration of 1200. I had been lead to belive that I needed at least 3000 contrast ration?

    Anyone offer any thoughts??

    Cheers
     
  7. Ollem

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    Previous LG screen were ALIS. The PX12 is a next generation screen. The cotrast ratio is 1:5000, not 1:1000 (e.g. take a look at www.lge.nl)

    I am a happy owner of an PX12 and it has a very good picture. TV (cable) and DVD (component) look great, but PC (vga or DVI) look even greater.

    Using a PC resolution of 1280x768 is a whole new dimension to gaming: very sharp colorfull picture, so I recommend to go for the LG!
    I think you will even prefer the TV/DVD quality over other screens
     
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    Apolgies Dvml1 & Ollem :oops: and thanks for the info.... therefore this screen seems to be by far the best value in this catagory at the mom.

    Could you possibly tell me the physical width of the unit? As I have a limited amount of space available and with the side speakers am not sure if it will fit in the location that I have.

    I will edit out the ALIS statement.
     
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    Can I ask where you have seen this price? Also, this seems to be a cheap plasma, with good contrast ratio and great resolution.... so where's the catch????

    Cheers
     
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    Here are the Dimesions for the LGRZ42PX12 (HWD) 699x1210x290mm
     
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    Anyone know if the speakers come off the LG? And if so what width is it then?

    I've got to squeeze whatever screen I get into 1070mm... :rolleyes:

    ...otherwise I'd be looking at a 50" 1366x768 which would be better e.g. as there's be less banding in movies, no? :confused:
     
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    Seems very good value for money.

    Anyone read a review of it?
     
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    Just found another contender....

    Sony PFM-42X1N 42" Widescreen WXGA / £2677 @ Dabs.com

    Anybody know anything about this screen...?
     
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    I believe the case is the same as the PX11 in which case the speakers are integrated and will not be removable.
     
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    Does the DVI have HDCP compliance on the LG? It is a very keen price when compared to other HD 42" panels although I have yet to see one anywhere in action and there aren't many stockists either.

    Incidentally, I was at my gym today and thought I would take a look at their 50" plasma (never bothered to see what model/make it was before). Anyway I was glad to see that it was in fact a NEC 50MP2 50". The picture has always been very good especially given it is normally displaying Sky Sports i.e. footy, golf, cricket etc. The cricket was on today and it was easily the best sky digital picture I have seen on any plasma screen and this is a 50"!!! For standard definition tv, I think the NEC could be the best in it's class.

    Edited: NEC also offer a 2 year warranty on their plasmas... that's got to be worth considering :thumbsup:
     
  17. Ollem

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    According to the German LG site and other threads on this forum it is:

    - DVI-D mit HDCP & D-Sub 15

    - HDTV: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i @ 50Hz & 60Hz

    http://de.lge.com/prodmodeldetail.d...=01&modelCodeDisplay=RZ-42PX11&model=NOTHING#

    (link is actually the PX11, which is the same but has the lower res screen)

    At least here in Holland, LG is also offering a 2 year warranty on their plasmas. That is including a home visit in case of issues.
     
  18. shipitinshag

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    I have to say if it has all of the above, it just about ticks every box on my list.... I would like to see some proper reviews of this screen though.... not that I don't trust your judgement Ollem!!
     
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    I am just a happy owner and wont get a penny/eurocent if you buy one :D
    Besides, I would not buy anything just based on my judgement either :p
     
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    Hope this doesn't offend anyone -this is the PLASMA area after all ;) -

    but just saw this at Progressive-AV - NEC LCD4000 40" LCD 1280x768

    http://www.progressive-av.com/flat_screens/nec_LCD4000.htm

    OK so its £1000 more than the PHD7 & 42XR3 but it has an ideal native res. Wasn't really considering LCD - anyone got any thoughts on this? (from a money-no-object point of view of course!)
     
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    The NEC LCD has a response time of 23ms, which AFAIK is pretty rubbish, isn't it? I bet it's designed for shop/airport displays. Fuggeddaboutit.
     

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