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What questions to ask when buying new plasma.

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by geewhizz, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. geewhizz

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    What questions to ask when buying new plasma.
    Going to shops on saturday for new screen, now i know the basics on what to ask, but just looking for some info incase i missed one. :lesson:
    fanx. :thumbsup:
     
  2. c.hilding

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    Hi,

    How about listing what you already know, so that we have a chance of seeing what you missed? I'm not telepathic, though I wish I were...


    // Chris
     
  3. GalacticaActual

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    Ask for a demo for a start.
    Take a fewq of your dvds to were ever it is you are planing on buying from. Make sure the screen you are looking at is connected to a decent dvd player VIa component or rgb. If you are happy with the picture, then and only , then should you get serious about buying it.
    1) how easy is it to set up?
    2)How many conections and inputs are there?
    3) wall mounts or desk top stands?
    4) any free exteneded warranty?

    It is point less asking the sales man " are there any problems with this particular model" espesially if he/she is on comision :D

    But the best thing to do, is find a couple of screens that you are interested in and then post the makes and models on here asking id they are any good :) trust me you will get a responce.
     
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    ... and don't make the mistake of buying the first thing you see. Remember there's a very, very good chance that the model you may fall in love with in-store is cheaper elsewhere, particularly online.

    Some of the online prices at the moment are insanely tempting... :devil:
     
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    Yep, what he said.
    If you are any where near the kent area, try going to kent home cinema. This is the shop for AV Sales which is a highly recomened retailer on these forums. I bought my Viera from there and they were very happy to give a good demo via appointment, and there aftersales is also very good.
     
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    Steer clear of the commission-driven chain stores is my advice - once I made the mistake of going in to one of them and looking at the plasmas they were round me like vultures, fighting & jostling for my business.

    Naturally, I went to a small AV/HiFi Specialist and bought my Pio :)
     
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    How about "Is that a Pioneer 435?", if yes buy, if not move on
     
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    Or a panaszonic Viera or Panasonic pw6 or pw7 :D
     
  9. Gez_pw6

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    If it goes faulty, go yoy get a replacemant. How long must you wait for the replacement? Does the dealer sort the problem out? etc.
     
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    How often does it need re-gassed? :zonked:
     
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    I would second that too!

    Seriously, the first thing to ask is whether it supports the HD formats that are coming, and get them to put it in writing.
    As you are on these boards I take it that image quality is quite high up on the priorities list, and at the moment the Pioneer 435fde/xde is the only display device that will show SKY HD, DVD-HD etc. and it will all be here before you know it.
    They may be ways round it, and if not you may be able to convince yourself that you don't want to be watching Hi-Def stuff when everyone else is on here raving about it, but you know deep down inside that you will be gutted if you can't join in the fun because you have only just spent £2k on the wrong display.

    (I own a Panasonic BTW, but I would change tomorrow if I could afford it. Want to buy a cheap PW6 bought in August? :p )
     

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