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What should I get?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by sonofmoth, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. sonofmoth

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    I'm finally getting tempted but there's just too much to choose from. Not sure about a 42" because of space and a 32" would be too small ;) That leaves a 35" or 37" screen. From what I see this leaves me with just a choice of

    Philips 9965
    Panasonic PA20
    JVC
    Toshiba

    Philips seems good. Panasonic too. JVC looks great, the Tosd doesn't. Any thoughts?

    Or should I make a little more room and get an Hitachi 42".

    Budget max £3K including stand for my kit.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Have you decided yet I'm in the same position as you. I was all set on the Philips but there seems to be a lot of negative posts on it, although it gets excellent reviews in mags.
    But this forum does seem to be very Panasonis bias.
     
  3. sonofmoth

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    and as you can see no-one could help :(

    I'm sure the Panasonics are good but they look crap compared to the others. Very ordinary really.
     
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    You are certainly looking in the wrong shops, the PA20 probably rules the roost in that group
     
  5. Jasonjo

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    Hi,

    Quite a common "what to get question..."...might be better to spend a while searching the forum as lots of info if you look around...

    JJ
     
  6. sonofmoth

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    but why? All reviews I have seen say the PA20 is not as good as the PW6.
    The JVC looks stunning and includes a stand but I can't find any reviews :(

    thanks anyway :)
     
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    Fair question, answer, do you believe everything you read in the papers? Get some realism, maybe not as much as my cynicism! Plasma is still pretty specialised, the reviewers may well not know much about video, you go to college to do journalism, not electronics, to get a job in magasines. The plasmas you are talking about are the ones sold in non-specialist shops that tend to feed all tv's with multiplied rf, so the one which gives the best reproduction of what it's sent, ie rubbish, will look worst!
     

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