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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by plumber, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. plumber

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    is this a good one?
     
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    no ;-)
     
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    Lose the tuner, that will improve it ten fold and cut the price too. Why show duff analogue tv on your beautiful plasma?
     
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    Had mine two weeks now and absolutely love it.
    If you are after a TV to plug in and go, nice and easy to use for partners and or kids while going down the plasma route this is a great set.
    Speakers are fine for everyday television and picture wise I'm very impressed, got it connected to Sky + (RGB), DVD (RGB) and PS2 (component).
    Got mine from AV-Sales, great service.
    Once I can figure out posting pictures I'll put a picture in the "plasmsa out for the lads" thread
     
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    Post the link to where you uploaded the pic. Someone else will post it for you.

    Hey so HOW does the PA20B look with Sky? I am interested to know. And the ps2?

    How many ACTUAL inputs are there?

    I get some varying details from various sites :(

    Koing
     
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    There are 3 scarts on the back, two are RGB and one is SVHS.
    There is also a set of component inputs.
    On the front is a PC input and a SVHS and two audio sockets.
    I've got DVD and Sky + hooked up using RGB and PS2 via component until I get a Prog Scan DVD player.
    Sky + looks fine, colours are rich and the black level is VERY black on this set.
    PS2 via component is amazing, got Need for Speed Underground yesterday and it looks awesome!!!
     
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    Have a look at the Panny 42PW6 as this is the same screen as the PA20 but is just a display (no tuner etc) and involves a little more hassle to setup but is about 300-500 cheaper...

    JJ
     
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    How many inputs and what stand would the 42PW6 have for £300-£500 cheaper?
     
  10. Koing

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    Thanks for the info :D

    3 scarts would be perfect. 2 with RGB and one SVHS and it has component. 1 Dsub at the front along with SVHS and audio. Good stuff.

    Just wanted I wanted to hear. Glad it looks good on Sky and PS2.

    My father is looking in to gettting one after Xmas is time and basically needs it to function as a tv with simple connections. He really doesn't want the hassle of extra boards and such. Also needs built in speakers as out sound setup is pants to say the least. Also needs teletext function. He is not tech savy and doesn't go near the pc for net access.

    Had a look at the functions of the commerical Panny and for ease of use my dad would rather go with the PA20B.

    Thanks guys.

    Now got to go check it out.

    Koing
     
  11. AV Geeza

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    Is this based on you actually comparing the two side by side, or on what you think the case maybe?

    If its based on experience of the two screens, would you mind sharing what the main differences in picture quality are?
     
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    I'd say there's almost no difference between the 2 on sky connected with scart, though I think the speakers are 'not fit for purpose'. However sky connected via RGB-VGA or RGB-YUV to the PW6 is well ahead on sharpness and general crisp appearance, nothing I can put my finger on apart from that, pretty subjective. Freeview even more marked, especially netgem via component video straight from the box.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting a 42PA20, but the only thing that is bothering me about it is that it has quite low resolution. What happens when something better than DVD comes out ? It won't display it very well.
    Ta, Neil.
     

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