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please answer a noob question


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i have tried to make sense of this sub forum but i am afraid it doesnt mean much to me.

I am hoping to buy a pio 427xd, is there any thing that i can buy that will improve the PQ on SD feeds.

Trust me i have trawled before asking this question



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It would be easier to answer if you told us what your SD feeds are and what available outputs they have.
Outputs, e.g. SCART, Component etc.


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cheers Andy

i hope to get a pioneer 427xd

i currently have a denon 3805 amp and a denon 2900 dvd player

all SD from Sky + (soon sky HD)

thanks again


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i have had a look at the v50, v20 etc, but i am hoping to getpicture improvement for about£300

Joe Fernand

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Hello kevantlin

First off I'd suggest not going for a PlasmaTV - instead go for a Plasma Display; you'll find it easier to achieve a better image with a wider range of sources on the less frilly Display models.

If you go for a PlasmaTV you have less change of 'solving' problems using a third party VP too as the TV's often aren't that amenable to plugging in external devices.

If you can find a device to solve everyone's video processing problems at 300.00 GBP - buy them all, put up a banner add and then sell them at 600.00 GBP :)

The Pioneer PDP-427XD is not a bad product but maybe not ideal if your already thinking about adding a VP to your set-up before you even take delivery of the TV!!!

A Pioneer PDP-42MXE10 or Panasonic TH-42PHD9BK may be a better starting point for you.

A TH-42PH9BK + entry level Lumagen or DVDO VP ought to be just about within your budget (PDP-427DX + mystery 300.00 VP = approx 2.1K).


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