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This plasma any good?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by bigval, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. bigval

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    Get an LG PX11
     
  3. bigval

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    thought LG were crap? If I am wrong then I am sorry to all the LG owners. Its me that knows nothing :(


    Got a link to it anywhere m8?


    My daughter is movin out with grandson now I wanna replace my poor battered samsung 28inch with something nice. Now it isnt gonna be messed with :)
     
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    you should probably start from page 60ish on the thread as the newer models are superb
     
  6. bigval

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    From what I can see it is pot luck if you get a 5000:1 contrast or 3000:1 from the lets go digital link

    Would there be a major problem if I got a 3000:1?

    Is this model better than the philips one on the above link at dixons?

    Seems a reasonable price.

    Do I need a seperate tuner and speakers for the screen?
     
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    LG website now quotes 5000:1 contrast so if you dont get it send it back. The speakers are built in as standard and the screen has dual tuner built in aswell. It also has all the connections you can think of
     
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    the screens havent changed they just found a new way to bend the performance to suit................
     
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    Lets not start that debate on this thread aswell :thumbsup:
     
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    AV sales have 1 (!) PWD6 left. Comes with a free scart board and mount/stand for £1549. Get it with an extra combined component/SVHS/composite board and some speakers and you won't break £2000. Best standard def screen out there for this kind of cash! I just got mine on monday and it's about 10x better than my old Samsung plasma which cost roughly the same price! I hear the LG has slight banding/solarization with smooth panning images just like my Samsung has. The PWD doesn't suffer from this at all from what I can see. it also handles dark scenes infinitely better. There is no way this screen can disappoint you!

    http://www.av-sales.co.uk/plasma/html/panasonic_th-42pwd6_plasma.html

    :smashin:
     
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    I was reading that people are still unsure if they have 5000:1 or 3000:1 so surely there isnt much noticeable difference?

    So if I buy one that is new stock from anywhere it should be 5000:1 or as hornydragon says "Bent to suit" ?

    Lets go digital are not advertising as 5000:1 yet so I guess I cant complain to them.
     
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    Peabo: what does the combined component/SVHS/composite board do?
    I am sorry if daft question but I only have ever had 28inch with 2 scart sockets or worse.
     
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    The PWD6 comes only with a VGA input. You have to slot 'boards' in the back of it with all the connectors on. It comes with a free Scart one but most people will need more than that! The board I mentioned has:

    1: Component (brilliant quality, make sure you plug in your DVD player via component - the cable has red, green and blue 'phono' plugs. When you order, you have to make sure you get the 3 BNC-RCA adapters for £6 though)

    2: S-Video (a lot of Video cameras output to S-Video, it's pretty good quality, but RGB scart and Component are much better)

    3: Composite (Pretty bog standard connection but you'll probably need it at some point. The cable has yellow, red and white 'phono' plugs on it - the yellow one is for video, the red&white are for audio. Once again, you'll need one BNC-RCA adapter for this one)
     
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    My dixons link has expired.

    This is the model:-
    Philips
    42PF9946 / DVDR610
    42" Plasma TV with DVD Recorder

    Anyone have an opinion on that setup at all?
     
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    An interesting article on contrast ratios:

    http://www.ausmedia.com.au/projector contrast ratio.htm

    For whatever else is wrong about LG's contrast ratios, at least they are (currently) stating "1% white window". What testing methods are other manufacturers using? It's hard to believe that they are all using ANSI, with some of the figures being quoted.
     
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    just to note board is S-video or composite AND Component or RGBHV not both
     
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    Yeah, you can't use composite & S-video at the same time.
     
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    While I'm not saying the LG is a bad screen, I know that IF your budget can stretch to £2000, then buy the Panasonic. You may save about £500 buying Samsung or LG with speakers, all the inputs and the rest of it, but the Panasonic quite literally is a £2500 Viera screen without all the bells & whistles of a tuner, speakers, shiny enclosure etc etc. The picture quality is exatly the same though, it's just amazing.

    I used to own a £1500 Samsung (their latest model) and while it was an ok screen, the Panasonic PWD6 IS much better, it's really worth the few extra pounds, you will not regret it! :smashin:
     
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    That's an interesting way of looking at it Peabo - I would have said that the Viera is a £2000 screen, with a £30 tuner, some cheap speakers and a very expensive makeover.
     
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    :rotfl:
     
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    On a budget? Just get a PW6 with SCART board, add a freeview box and cheap home cinema in a box kit :)

    Go component for better picture quality though :)
     
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    Well that would make the LG a £1000 screen with the same stuff right? Minus the makeover tho :lesson:
     
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    Unless you bought it, the PWD6 is out of stock from AV-Sales. You could look for it elsewhere but AV-Sales are a great company and have excellent customer service, plus they visit this message board.

    The PWD7 is available for £200 more and in black OR silver. You can get it with free Component/S-Video/Composite board (don't forget the 3 BNC-RCA adapters for the component cable), JS RGB-VGA converter (scart adapter that plugs into the VGA port on the PWD7 and is apparently better than the Scart board that they sell) and wall-mount or stand for around £1950.

    http://www.av-sales.co.uk/plasma/html/panasonic_th-42pwd7bk.html

    Of course it comes with no speakers, but they shouldn't set you back too much. Maybe you already have an audio system set up.
     
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    I have no audio set up as such.
    Does anyone have a view on the dixons one?
    I really do want one with speakers.
    I might wait a couple more weeks and save a little more cash and see whats knocking about then.....

    Is the phillips any good.?
     
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    The sound on ANY plasma, any at all, is no match for the size of the picture, and of course is incapable of giving you real surround sound from DVDs. Do you really just want speakers on your plasma? PL2 sound is great even for eastenders (so I'm told)
     
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    Go get the Viera. It has good picture quality and has won award from What Hifi. LG plasma is a good budget buy, but I have compared the two and in my mind the Viera is worth the extra outlay.
     
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    (so im told) right. We know you religously watch eastenders
     

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