Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Phill1978, May 2, 2007.
1080p coming to plasma and which model.
Models I know of at the moment are:
LG 71PY1M - 71" about £20k
Pioneer PDP5000EX - 50" about £5k
Panasonic PZ700 Range from 42" up to 103" no idea of pricing
If you are thinking of buying a 1080p plasma then please do yourself a favour and do the following.
Take an hd source, like a PS3 for example, and go and test it on a 1080p plasma from your normal viewing distance.
Then take the same PS3 and test it on a 1024x768 plasma, again from your normal viewing distance.
(And for fun if you can find an sd plasma try it on that too, I think you will be surprised how little difference their actually is in pq even at this much lower res if the screen can handle an hd input)
Then if you like do the same with lcd's
If you can see enough of a difference between the lower and higher definition sets to justify paying more than double for it then fine buy the 1080p screen.
If not then save yourself a fortune and buy the lower resolution plasma, pocket the difference and then buy a larger 1080p tv in a years time which you may actually be able to see a difference on for the same total outlay as the 1080p screen would cost you now.
No doubt there are some people who can tell the difference in normal viewing, but the majority of people won't unless they sit unusually close to the screen.
Just don't be swept along by the 'more pixels is better' arguement, use your own eyes and make a proper personal judgement.
Panasonic full HD 50PZ700 should be available to see by the end of May...and the 42" following in June...I'm curious if the new Viera 2 pro chip will do something about the 'colour banding' problem that still affects Pannys...otherwise it's gonna be a Pioneer or PH9 for me
You forgot to mention the current PF9 as one.
Don't know if you trawl the threads Sinelanguage, but a review link of the upcoming Panasonic 50PZ700 (50" full HD), which is priced at £2420 at Dabs.com (although not yet available)...also said Pioneer had lowered it's price of the PRO-FD1 (the US equivalent of the 5000EX 50" full HD) from $8000 (about £4000) down to $5000 (only about £2500)...no news on this price drop in the UK!...
...The Panasonic professional panel (50PF9), that pjskel mentions above, is priced about £4000...although you'd need to add optional boards/stand/mount to get a true price...
...there are larger Panasonic 'commercial' displays available, up to the c.£60-70K 103"...footballers only need apply....
thats not a problem mate i am a footballer
lol ....hope you enjoy your new 103"!!
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