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Samsung PS42V4SX, JVC AV35B50 or Panny TH42PWD6 - want to buy tomorrow - need advice!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Gof, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Gof

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    Hiya, need some help off you in the know.

    Just read a really interesting thread about the samsung so have put it back in the running as a contender!

    I have a budget of £1800-£2000 for a plasma (phew took lots of convincing) and am planning to wall mount.

    I expect to use it for my dvd player, sky+, x-box and possible on occasion my mac powerbook - although not essential!

    Which one would you suggest from these and what makes one better than the other?
    Samsung PS42V4SX
    JVC AV35B50
    Panasonic TH42PWD6

    If I go for the panny - a popluar choice at the mo - can i connect my stuff to it or do i need to buy an expensive media box from somewhere?

    If I am on the wrong track in terms of a good value but good quality plasma at this price feel free to correct me and point me elsewhere.

    Thanks in advance - help me spend! :)
     
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    boing!
    need to bounce this up as i really need some advice or a recomendation from someone! Thanks.
     
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    Although I don't own a plasma yet, I have researched the current state of play both on these forums and by visiting various stores and comparing the sets on display.

    Panasonic sets win hands down every time!

    So, choose with care.
     
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    I am feeling that the panny may be the one to go for - top end of my budget which is probably a good thing.

    Do you need a box to put yer inputs in or do they connect to the plasma?

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    The current Panny Viera range come equipped with a wide range of inputs.
    The Panasonic TH42PWD6 however will require a separate box (not 100% certain but I believe this is correct).

    Some dealers currently bundle input boards as part of the deal.
     
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    Ouch - the viera are well over 2,300 and that basically maxes out my £2k budget.
    I was worried about input boxes - the panasonic website seems to imply it has scart inputs etc but its all double dutvh to me and I have plasma techno printouts coming out my ears. totally confused now!
     
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    the Panasonic is modular, comes with a PC VGA type connector as standard, and you can then add extra connectors by plugging in modules.

    For example av-sales.co.uk includes a free module of your choice as part of the price (excluding the most expensive module). So you might want to have a Scart module as that would allow you to connect the DVD player, XBox and Sky+. Depending on how many scarts are in the DVD player you could connect the XBox to the DVD, and the DVD to the sky+ before plugging the Sky+ into the plasma.
    At a later date you could buy a component module if your DVD player supports outputing in that way.
     
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    sounds very confusing and much more expensive than the £2k i have planned and £1800 I convinced my wife to let me spend :(
     
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    Very useful page ref - thanks!
    If I use a quinttro box will i lose quality on my various scart connections?
    -last question pre purchase - oh except for - do the type of scart leads you buy really matter? :lease:
     
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    Went for the silver vers of the panny - same as one in you rlink except colour! Got a terminal scart included. Will buy quinto to connect others! Mat add rgb-vga convertor for dvd or sky later depending on quality!

    Thanks for all the help.
    :hiya:
     

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