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Viera 37" Help

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by mazza, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. mazza

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    I think i came to final choice after reading about 100 mags reading every forum thread and its going to be a viera 37". Can please anyone tell me if i'm doing a big mistake or the rihgt choice :lease:
     
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    Is it native 1080i ? (1920x1080 pixels)

    I'm holding fire on buying my Home Cinema outfit until I am confinced that it is truly and fully 100% High Definition.

    When Sky Digital starts broadcasting 1080i, I'd be so annoyed if my plasma has to scale down the resolution.

    I'd still wait.

    I think we have to learn to be patient....
    Unless, of course, that Viera DOES display 1080i natively
     
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    viera 73".

    :oops:
     
  4. happyh

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    How much does a viera 73" cost? And how big is your lounge? :)



    I have a 42 viera and love it. You won't regret it for picture quality, connectivity, style.And it's real easy to set up and use.

    It wont take HiDef sky when it comes, or many possible HiDef DVD connections.
    Personally I'll worry about that in 3 or 4 years.
    Enjoy
     
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    Likewise.

    Try and see a few if you can to help you make your mind up. I have a 37" Viera and love it, the dvd picture via component is fantastic. Off-air broadcasts aren't bad either ;)
     
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    "I'm holding fire on buying my Home Cinema outfit until I am confinced that it is truly and fully 100% High Definition."

    Brendan , thats fine for you. personally I can't sit on my hands for ever.
    If you read all the other threads here regards Hidef it seems far from certain
    which many and varied routes it will take. You are in for a very long wait.Then something else will be better and you'll wait again.

    My viera is a cracker. And I'll be looking to upgrade in , say , 3 or 4 years. It will do me till then I am sure.

    If Mazza wants a superb new tv now, he can't go far wrong.
     
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    I would agree with most of these posts i have the 37" Viera and have been really delighted with its performance picture quality on dvd and sky is brilliant i've been playing games on it since day one and have'nt had any concerns about burn in. Something thats rarely mentioned is the super sound from the tiny speakers and the sheer ease of the thing to use, plug it in and it does it all for you and for a non video-phile like me thats great.
    All in all a fantastic purchase and when all the hullabaloo about hi-def settles down in ten years you'll be ready to replace it congratulations
     
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    I can find no fault with the 37" Viera I bought at Xmas, having looked at others since I still think it is the best chioce, so you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Thank you guys for all the response i will run to the shops today and order my viera 37" and not (73")
     
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    Had mine for a week now, I think I have made right choice after extensive hours in currys and comet viewing them all.

    Didnt buy it from them but good to see the sets running side by side.

    Sony was another option but thought the viera was a better all rounder.

    One question which some of you viera owners might know, When I switch Sky on and then Viera it sets it self to EC1/RGB. I can get it on AV1/RGB by pressing red button but what is EC1/RGB
     
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    Even though it may not be 1920x1080, Is it 1080i compatible?

    What Input connections does the Viera have? Does it have DVI or HDMI inputs? Will it accept an HDCP signal? If it does, then I might be tempted to take back what I said in my earlier post and go for one of these myself!

    The specs listed on the Panasonic website are quite vague.


    Brendan
     
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    No it does not have DVI or HDMI inputs.
    It is an excellent picture though and worthy of a purchase.
     
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    The lack of these inputs is ringing alarm-bells in my mind.

    When we re-do our living room later this year, a home-cinema setup will be part of the budget. I'm excited about High-definition which is just around the corner. For me, its imperritive that any Plasma I buy is "High Definition Ready". The Viera sounds like it isn't.

    My guess that in a few more months, HDMI (or DVI) inputs will be on many new plasmas and will soon be as commonplace as SCART is today.

    For now, my Panasonic TX28PK2 is doing just fine. A lot of work needs to be done in our room before we are ready to put in the Home-Cinema.

    Brendan
     
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    I just ordered a viera 37" and DVD recorder DMR-E85H. I cant wait. I also got SKY+ and XBOX could someone tell me which is the best possible way to connect them as i'm not very technical when it comes to the different connections
     

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