Please Help - Plasma Virgin here !

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  1. JudgeyK

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    Afternoon Everybody,

    Have been reading this site for a while now but this is my first post, I am going to take the plunge and buy a Plasma but I have found myself reading TOO MUCH and TOO MANY reviews and now just don't know which way to go :rolleyes:

    I have a Sony Receiver which unfortunately is all Composite Video outputs but I thought I still would use this for the sound. I also have a Sony DVP-NS400D, which I am going to upgrade to a Progressive Scan Player or a player with DVI out ?, Advice needed on this also.

    So, What Plasma would you go for in the £3000 mark ?, I have been looking at the Phillips 42PF9966, Sony KDE-42TS2e and the XS1, Hitachi PD5200 and the Panasonic 42PE30. Is it best to got for a higher pixel, for example the Phillips is 1024x1024, where the Panny is 8??x468 or something ?, does the higher pixel resolution mean a better picture ?

    I would quite like to Keep it Sony but just not sure what to do at all, and scared to part with the money on the wrong screen. It will be used maily for DVD and Sky, at the moment I don't have Sky+, will upgrading get me a better picture, as far as I can see it just improves the Sound and also the hard disk recording.

    Can anybody help ?

    Cheers

    Judgey
     
  2. JudgeyK

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    60 views now, and nobody has any advice ?
     
  3. hornydragon

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    beware of 1024x1024 plasma search for Alis and have a read...... also do want a panel or a telly?
     
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    Cheers for the reply, much appreciated,

    When you say do I want a Panel or Television, do you mean do I want a screen with in-built tuner ?, if so not really, I will be linking it up to a sky box anyway.

    I will probably only be using it to watch Sky and play DVDs on it, unless the misses buy's me an XBox or something for Xmas :)
     
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    in that case a panel is a monitor sleek and slim a telly has tuner and speakers etc for Sky and DVD then top of list should be Panny PW7 see www.avsales.co.uk and the Fujitsu VHA30 Fujitsu gets my vote.... see www.progressive-av.com these are the 2 displays i reconmend you look at both available complete with all bits for under £3k for future proof ness you have Fujitsu 50" Progressive had some 50" Fujitsus at £3.5k bargain.......... or PHD6 Panny and Pioneer 43" MXE screens see www.tmfsolutions.co.uk for great pioneer and PHD6 deals these are slightly over budget.... £3.5k ish
     
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    hornydragon - have you seen a PW7 in action yet?
     
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    you can get the MXE1 for £2900 (plus stand)
     
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    I have, theres a guy on here that got one last week, the thread was on about page 3 this morning, take a look, or do a search.

    Here it is :

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153693
     
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    Leigh, what did you make of it when you saw it? Were you able to compare with a PW6? Don't suppose you got a chance to see it in action with the HDMI board?

    Thanks, Leigh - I will read through the thread...

    Ta
     
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    no unfortuantley i havent and am unlikely to soon due to a recent change in my cirumstances it wont be a huge improvement over the PW6 just better featured and cheaper to make........
     
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    I have the PW7 and am very impressed with the picture. I have to say the picture on TV seems to have got better and better the more I watch it (I didn't think there was a run in period but I'm sure it's not that I'm just getting used to it). Have to admit I've never seen it side by side with the PW6 and couldn't say it was actually better but am very impressed never the less.
     
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    JudgeyK-

    I was in the same boat as you a couple of years ago, there is WAY too much info and knowledge here to be deciphered by a complete newbie (such as I was then) so my advice would be this:

    Make contact with a dealer: tell them exactly what you want the panel for, your room dimensions, budget etc. They will give you a better recommendation than if you compare stats about various panels.

    Joe Fernand - I bought my Panasonic 4-series from him 2 years ago. He lurks on these forums in the dead of night, he's very knowledgeable and I am sure he could advise you well.

    Liam @ Prog AV - he is always around on the forums, and gives a lot of useful advice.

    I'm sure there are more retailers / dealers on the forums.

    Good Luck!
     
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    MAW. Alistais collie and a few others hang around there is one in most areas of the uk....
    PS I am an ex-retailer.....
     
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    I posted my thoughts in the other thread (i think) to sum it up, it wasnt setup that well (read, used the scart board) whilst i was impressed with the Picture of sky and the blacks on the DVD that i mananged to get demo'd (MIB) i wasnt that impressed with the overall picture of DVD playback, it just seemed to lack something. I think thats more down to the way it was setup rather than the plasma. (well i hope so, and im sure tony will vouch for that as his experience seems pretty positive)

    nope, unfortunately it was only the scart board, no HDMI in sight
     
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    I'm sure I have heard people make ugly noises about the new Pioneers on this forum. I'll see if I can dig out a link to the thread...
     

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