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Popping my Plasma Cherry!!! Yay!!!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Dr Pumpstain, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Dr Pumpstain

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    Ok, I am diving in and buying my first plasma, a snazzy looking Samsung PS42V4SX. It seems to have everything I am looking for but to be honest I am not an expert on what to look for. At the moment I have a 32" Philips CRT widescreen with Sky Digital, Sony home theatre system and three consoles hooked up via a five way switchable SCART block. Will I be able to get rid of my TV and plug this lot straight into the plasma without any problem or should I get "a professional" in to do the job for me? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Congrats and welcome to the wonderful world of plasma :D

    Just be careful playing those consoles for any extended periods on the plasma. Watch out for screen burn.
     
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    What would you call an extended period for video games?
     
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    I wouldn't play for anything more than about an hour if there are static images (like speedos, HUDs etc) on screen. In fact, I don't use my plasma for console gaming at all now, not only for this reason but it did stop me to start with.
     
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    That's a sensible idea to be honest, I might keep a TV in the corner of the room for my consoles. With regard to normal TV what about the horrible Sky red button and channel logos in the corner of the screen? Do they leave their mark too? I keep getting told that Plasmas are no good because of burn-in and that I should be looking at LCD projectors instead but they seem too faffy and not nearly as good looking!
     
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    I was careful about screen burn for the first few hundred hours.
    Now I can safely leave a static logo on the screen for several hours with no problems.
     
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    ...and do you use your PS2 with no problems either?
     
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    Yep.
    But PS2 is nothing compared to the crap that most TV channels now fill the screen with...
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. On a side note does anyone know much about the screen I am getting (Samsung PS42V4SX). It is a great price but there is precious little going on with regards to test reports or user reviews. I have until Saturday to make my mind up bearing in mind I have up to £2,000 to spend but would prefer not hit my limit.
     

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