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Recommended Plasma/LCD screens

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by murtz, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. murtz

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    hi..

    im looking to buy a plasma screen tv.. but my budget is only £1300

    can someone please recommend some screens within that price.. if not plasma.. then LCD would be cool also

    thanx! :)
     
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    Do you want a television or just a screen?

    If you already have a surround setup and sky or freeview then I can heartily recommend the panasonic PWD7. Picture quality is superb and you can get one easily within your budget.

    24-7 electricals are doing it for under 1100 quid.
     
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    At £1300, you could easily make the PWD7 work for you. It has an internal amp that can run some budget hi fi speakers, and together with a scart board will work with sky/freeview/digital cable and be a perfectly adequate TV. Then you can upgrade bit by bit as funds become available, to surround sound, better connections etc.
     
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    Hyundai HQP421SR - £899.00 + VAT (£1056.33 inc)
    Speakers - £119.00 + VAT (£139.82 inc)
    Total - £1196.15 inc VAT.

    www.novatech.co.uk
     
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    Trouble is, the Hyundai is a pile of poop compared to panasonic for a very small price margin. You will have solarization, poor processing, and 140 for a pair of very poor speakers seems a lot. If this was more than the £100 price difference, it might be more worth going for. I can assure you the PWD7 is worth £500 over the Hyundai, not just £100. You need a basic freeview box if you don't have digital TV, and some speakers, any speakers, to bring the Panasonic to something approaching the spec of the Hyundai, but far far better quality.
     
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    na its got to be a hitachi you can pick up a pd4200 at around that price and its a cracking screen realy good pq and looks good
     
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    I'd of course take issue with the unqualified 'realy good picture' but it's a damn sight better idea than the Hyundai. Another proper alternative for the budget.
     
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    lol so you still lurking about here maw :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    37"PA50???? or old stock PE30 perhaps? if you can go the panel only route for £1300 PWD7 is KING see the plasma FAQ as you can have a PWD7 with 5.1 system for under £2k (and i mean proper 5.1 seperates system not a crappy all in one. if you want to got the TV route look at a grey import PA50 panny and with hitachi go for a newer 5200H if possible (over budget) there are also other cheaper options but generally the pannies are better and the PWD7 is KING of SD plasma under £2k
     
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    I thought you'd gone awol, I'm part of the furniture. I must congratulate you on a sensible suggestion there though, anything but a Hyundai FGS!!!
     
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    hey guys thanx for all the help its really appreciated..

    i dont really know that much about plasma's... ive got sky + already.. but thats it really.. what would i need to get to have everything working?.. ive been told that you need more than just the screen

    also.. ive been told that its recommended to have the tv HDTV ready...

    thanx again!
     
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    Not at that money it's not, mate! The cheapest HD ready set is a samsung at about £1600, none of the above are HD ready. The PWD7 is the nearest approach, it can be made to be, but it costs a lot to do so. Dig deeper, preferably £1k deeper, or forget HD ready.
     
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    what is HD Ready though?.. will it have major affects on the viewing?
     
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    try a search for "HD ready" it means the screen conforms to specification set out by EICTA it does not mean any screen not "HD ready" wont work in 6 months time which is what some would like you too belive to go HD ready either drop to 26" perhaps 32" (crappy LCDs) or up budget to £2.3k or get a plasma that is stunning now for £1300 and 42" and let HD settle out for a few years
     

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