Question on 42" Plasma resolutions vs my LCD

leeince

Distinguished Member
Im not having much luck finding a new T.V I currently own a 32" samsung (le32r74bdx) but i want to get a 42" screen now and i was thinking about a plasma because of the higher contrast ratio. Now my question is this, my current T.Vs resolution is 1366x768 and the two plasmas i have been looking at are both 1024x768, does this mean the two plasma will have a worse picture than the one i already have???

And secondly, i know this is a bit cheeky but if you have the time and feel like helping me out, could you goto either,
www.comet.co.uk or www.currys.co.uk and perhaps post some links for the plasma you would get??? My budget is £900.
 

choddo2006

Distinguished Member
Do you have to buy from comet or currys?

No, the resolution is pretty much irrelevant, especially betwenn 1366x768 and 1024x768.

A Panny TH42PX70 is your best bet imho. Search for PX70 in here, there's a lot of discussion and they can be had for about 900.

p.s. Hope you don't mind, I changed your thread title to be more self-explanatory ("please help" doesn't really tell anyone if it's something they can help with so they probably are less inclined to click)
 

leeince

Distinguished Member
Do you have to buy from comet or currys?

No, the resolution is pretty much irrelevant, especially betwenn 1366x768 and 1024x768.

A Panny TH42PX70 is your best bet imho. Search for PX70 in here, there's a lot of discussion and they can be had for about 900.

p.s. Hope you don't mind, I changed your thread title to be more self-explanatory ("please help" doesn't really tell anyone if it's something they can help with so they probably are less inclined to click)

Thats ok mate your titles much better, i have to buy from currys or comet because i have vouchers but i want to get something thats going to be an improvement on what i already have.
 

choddo2006

Distinguished Member
Hmm well Currys and Comet both want £300 over the odds for the PX70 (in fact Comet don't even list the 42 yet, just the 37 @ £1000.
 

pjskel

Well-known Member
Thats ok mate your titles much better, i have to buy from currys or comet because i have vouchers but i want to get something thats going to be an improvement on what i already have.

Did you get vouchers for the Samsung TV by any chance?
There's no harm in asking Currys if they will pricematch - just leave the vouchers announcement once the deal is confirmed.
You can mention the like of Multiregion Magic/John Lewis/Empire Direct are all doing the PED version for between £900 and 1K.
See if they'll play ball.
 

leeince

Distinguished Member
Did you get vouchers for the Samsung TV by any chance?
There's no harm in asking Currys if they will pricematch - just leave the vouchers announcement once the deal is confirmed.
You can mention the like of Multiregion Magic/John Lewis/Empire Direct are all doing the PED version for between £900 and 1K.
See if they'll play ball.

Yeah i will try that, it dont hurt to ask i suppose. Also am i making the right decision to change from an LCD to a plasma?????? and what is all this talk about burnin????? how long do you have to burn in a plasma for and what settings are you generally suppose to use until it is burnt in???
 

pjskel

Well-known Member
Basically you keep things darkish for the first 200 hours or so, then you can adjust to the settings which look best for you, the material you watch, and/or the room brightness.
It's all to help minimise the potential for burning an image into the screen, that you'll see when the TV is off or on dark scenes of a movie/broadcast.
Games tend to be the primary concern because they are normally very bright and colourful, and people have left the game paused for some time whilst doing other things.
Once you're over this phase, then you're fine more or less, and with the Panasonics, you tend to worry less than if you had a Pioneer - but that's not a hard and fast rule, as many Pioneer owners testify theirs is spot on.

Settings differ for each brand, but generally turn off any enhancements, and knock the brightness and contrast down to about half the default setting.
 

pjskel

Well-known Member
I was very much an LCD person - still am when it comes to Loewe, but the previous and (more so) the current gen of Plasmas have really made their case AFAIC.
Once we start seeing 1366 panels in 42", then the last point to pick over will be removed.
 

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