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Sony KV32FX20 or Panasonic TX32PK2

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Stone Free, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Stone Free

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    Which of these is the better set and why ?

    I am looking to buy one of these for £800 - £960
     
  2. MartinImber

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    I have got a Sony KV32DX20 which is very similar to the FX20

    Bad points both

    PAL picture isn't very good something to do with SVM or sharpness - haven't yet cut the wire!

    DX20 Good
    3 Scarts
    DVB-T tuner

    FX20 Bad
    Only 2 Scarts

    Good points

    Very good picture via RGB.

    If you can afford it look at the DX30 this is the DX20 replacement and has 3 Scarts and a DVB-T tuner

    If you only want to watch DVDs the FX20 is fine, if you watch TV, it isn't, neither is the Panasonic, why?

    PAL broadcast material is always in a 4x3 frame so you either have bars, zoom up, or stretch to fit.

    Digital TV on BBC, ITV, and C4 is now largely in widescreen and is also anamorphic like DVD, sometimes broadcast can be as good as DVD. Your TV licence is also paying for BBC Choice and News24, which are free channels. Also the IDTV sets have a better picture than seperate boxes I have found, DVB-T runs a higher bit rate for BBC than DVB-S so if you can get a good signal concider an IDTV.

    If you have Sky I think they can pass DVD RGB through, if you have Ondigital get an IDTV and ask for a CAM then have TWO DTV tuners!

    Picture modes the Sony 50Hz chassis supports the following.

    Wide - DVD and Digital BBC etc
    Smart - for squashing and stretching PAL material to fit W/S
    Zoom - for L/B DVDs eg Star Trek 6 and C4 PAL W/S

    4x3 - for not screen filled 4x3 broadcasts
    14x9 - for BBC halfway house zoom, Smart does this OK

    Well add the DX range to your list. But the FX20 is not a bad TV (but I wouldn't buy any non IDTV) but is due for replacement soon.

    Any other questions ask here!
     
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    In theory I would love to get an IDTV Widescreen TV as I have wanted one ever since I heard that they were going to be made.

    But unfortunately I cannot afford to spend £1246 to £1500 on a TV

    I have been waiting over a year for flatscreen TVs to get to the £800 - £900 range.

    I cant wait another year to be able to afford the IDTV
     
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    1) look for discounts
    2) What was interest free credit invented for :)
     

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