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the $64 million Qustion : Plasma vs LCD?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mk85, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. mk85

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    Hi

    here's the deal. i'm looking to buy a flat tv but i'm not sure which way to turn. i've gone to comet and curry's and have had a look at some plasma's and LCD's but can't decide which one is better. the salesman just tell you what you want to hear!

    i've got £1500 to spend. i would like it to be around 42inch and it will be mounted on the wall.mostly i'l be watching sky and occasionally DVD's. i would just like some info on the best models/makes out there for this price. and is it better to buy from high street stores or the internet.

    The plasma i was thinking of was samsung - PS42S5S - is it any good.


    any info will be appreciated

    Thanks,
     
  2. johndon

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    Try a search on the forum for "Plasma V LCD" - this has been discussed loads of times.

    John
     
  3. neilmcl

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    How comes this question seems to get asked every couple of days. Come on new guys put some effort in first.
     
  4. rudy

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    If you are ok with 37", look also at Sharps new aquos p50 37" lcd, a good pic and very good value at 1200 (look on kelkoo) or spend the extra and get a panny pv500 37" plasma.
     
  5. Mindvox

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    For £1399, and if 100% HD Ready is not optimal (but HD Compatible is acceptable), then look no further than the LG 42PR3VX, 42" Plasma.

    I just took delivery of one on Monday (from Dixons) and it's absolutely phenominal and features HDMI, Component, VGA, and RGB.
     
  6. dickst3

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    Similar requirements to me. If you have a sound source (hifi?) you could go the panel only route (like me!) and apparently get slightly better PQ - I am very pleased with mine. :smashin:

    I think you will find that at 42" plasmas are probably better PQ.

    The search function is your friend ;)
     
  7. rudy

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    Some internet stores give you the run around. No names mentioned as I don't have first hand experience. If its a case of 150 quid then stick to a store
     
  8. dickst3

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    I would usually go with recommended ones only. But I have rarely had problems anyway.
     
  9. Liam @ Prog AV

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    Or for fifty quid more a Panasonic D8

    [c'mon - someone had to start the Panasonic bandwagon again!!!]
     

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