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Projection TV : Panasonic vs Toshiba.

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by zcaps57, Sep 6, 2001.

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  1. zcaps57

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    Hi..

    I'm thinking of replacing my TOSHIBA 32Z18P 32" CRT with either Panasonic TX-42PT10 42" Projection TV or TOSHIBA 40WH08B 40" projection TV.

    I mainly watch DVD movies. So component video input is crucial. I just found out that Toshi 40WH08B has component video input.

    Does the Panasonic TX-42PT10 have component video input ?? (It says that TX-42PT10 is progressive scan projection.)

    How is the picture quality of these projections compared to CRTs ??

    Could someone give me advice please ?

    Thanks..

    P.S. dang...I wish I could afford a plasma. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

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  2. Doubledoom

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    How far do you have to be from the screen for the 40" RP to start looking better?
     
  4. zcaps57

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    tell us in "meters".
     
  5. zcaps57

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    you know what....

    All TVs in UK suck big time. cuz they are PAL and made in UK.
     
  6. Doubledoom

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    PAL is better than NTSC and most modern televisions will handle both.

    You should be supporting British manufacturing (what's left of it), not running it down.

    As for distance from television, take a look and make your own mind up. Personally, i felt about 8 feet was the distance where i thought the RP looked ok.
     
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    Panny does not have component input and has an inferior convergence adjustment, (minute centre cross only), compared to the Toshiba. I have owned both and the Tosh wins hands down!
     
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    I have the Panasonic 47PT1. The picture is stunning. Not sure of the convergence set up on the 42PT10 but I guess it's the same. Panasonic method only has one cross on the screen BUT it does let you watch the overlay on the picture it self when adjusting. A still DVD shot is what I use to adjust.

    As for build quality and problems you only have to read how many times the Tosh RPT's come up on this forum alone !
     
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    You also have to consider that the Tosh RPTVs are the best sellers and not all the "problems" are problems. Many are people not reading the manuals or not understanding the differences between CRT and RPTV.
     
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    Also, why not have a look at the Hitachi 43" RPTV that What Video and HCC rave about - you can find one at John Lewis for 3 grand, or Empire Direct for 1600. The convergence is fully automatic and in the JL showroom, the pictures looked great.
     
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    Tosh may be the best sellers for a combination of reasons inc price, value for money etc etc but best seller doesn't always equate to best product.

    In the end it's a matter of opinion and nothing beats seeing the product with your own eyes and making your own judgement.

    Personally I think the Panasonic/Philips & Hitachi RPT's have a much superior picture to the Tosh's but once again it's what your used to.

    Besides, I think most people who post on this forum, and are willing to spend this sort of money on gear and go into the effort of getting pre-purchase advice do read the manuals once they get them !
     
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    Have you seen the Sony DRC Projection unit. IMHO, I haven't seen anything better anywhere.
     
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    OK ive changed my mind yet again and would like to go for a 46 inch(at the most) rpt my main 3 seater sofa is eleven feet away from the screen with a side seater 7 foot at a 50degree angle i need componant output (will be getting the sony 9000es) but I have two major factors one my wife needs to watch ntl cable in normal surrounds although we do have blinds in the room and two my daughter is 15 months and a big fan of the tweenies and crouching tiger hidden dragon (she,s started young) basically will she be able to see the screen ok from a height of around 2foot.<br />hoping you can help me out<br />darran
     
  14. Shady Deal

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    In that case get the Tosh 46wh08b. Properly set up they are stunning. Would always advise buying through a dealer who will get Toshiba to deliver it direct. Good install team and they will show you how to set convergence etc

    Mark
     
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    thanks for the advise however I am going to go for the 40 inch instead ( i assume they are the same anyway could anybody recommend a good dealer that will install(am worried about convergence setuo).
     
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    Darren,<br /> TV and Video direct can get either delivered and set up by Toshiba.

    Probably Sound and Vision can also.

    That way at least they will leave it correctly setup and instruct you how to make further convergence adjustments if and when required.

    Feel free to e-mail me if you require a contact from TV and Video Direct.

    Regards<br />Mark
     
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    As a rule allow 36" viewing distance for every 12" diagonal screen size. Therefore for a 40" tv you would need to be about 10 - 11 feet from the screen for most comfortable distance. If your tv is set up well you can be closer and not notice any of the artifacts that are inherent to any colour tv system.
     
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    thanks for the help mark im just waiting for my money to come through and let you know what i went for.
     
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    Darren,<br /> Your welcome, be interested to know what you get and your opinions of it.

    Regards<br />Mark
     

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