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Sony Plasmas

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by cliveuk, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. cliveuk

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    Hi, ive seen the new Sony KDEP42XS1 advertised and wondered if anyone has seen one of these?? what is the picture quality like? i would get the 37 inch version as 42 is a tad to big for my room.
     
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    Don't know where you live but there is one on display in the Meadowhall Sony store (Sheffield). Personally I thought it was pretty good but a) I seem to be one of the few(sic) people that like ALIS panels & b) I didn't think it was as good as either the Fujitsu 42HH or Philips 42PF9966 panels.

    As a complete n00b at plasma's - the one thing that I have learnt is that you really, really have to see them yourself.
     
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    Panasonic only on here...
    Either believe what you're told here and follow the herd or go see for yourself and make up your own mind.
    I bought the 37" Sony because I decided the PQ was better than Panny.
    Everyone to their own.
     
  5. CLH

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    Interestingly my 6 year old Sony 28" Trinitron produces an excellent picture.

    Much better than the fabled Pannie PD30.

    Admittedly mine is faulty but my Sony is still quite excellent.
     
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    Here we go :censored: ALIS / Sony bashing again!

    Nothing wrong with my Sony ALIS panel! No problems even with football via Sky.
     
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    As recommended by the Panasonic owners club. There are plenty of people that would disagree with the assessment that it is the best on the market.

    That said, I'm not particularly convinced by ALiS, but each to their own.

    For my money, when I can get a very good screen for about a grand less that is both larger and can accept high-def signals, it would have to be *more* than the best plasma on the market to justify that kind of price.
     
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    Graham, just to show I'm reasonably impartial, I recommended the LG to someone yesterday based on your many posts....
     
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    That is abad reason to reconmend something to someone FEBABE, There are much better reasons MAINLY you have seen the screen and it looked great/goodd for the money......
     
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    I have had a 37XS1 for about 5 months, in general very pleased with it, as with anything there are odd things I dont like no DVI or VGA input but overall very good.
     
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    Touched a nerve.....
    When someone says they want a TV, don't want to spend more than about £1500 and are about to buy a Techwood, it's not rocket science to say stretch to an LG.
     
  12. Leigh_1973

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    all he was trying to say is that the person spending there hard earned money should go view the unit first, to their eye the techwood might be better!

    :)
     
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    Maybe, if he's a blind man on a speeding horse....
    :)
     
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    newer sonys are superb, you wont go wrong. Saw the 32" MRX1 LCD the other day and it was simply stunning
     
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    I have a Kdep42XS1, and wanted to know what settings ( contrast, DRC adjustment, etc ) other people have their XS1's to give the best picture for the freeview channels

    Thanks everybody
     

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