Where to see a PWD6 next to a Pioneer 434

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  1. mikeham

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    I live near Burton on Trent. Will travel perhaps 50m radius.

    I want to see a pio 434MXE-1 (HDE would do ) next to a panny PWD 6

    Does anyone know where I can see these two plasmas next to each other. Please recommend a good shop with agents who know what they are talking about rather than any curries/dixon's etc.
     
  2. TeresaTT

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    Sound Academy, High St, Bloxwich (Asda car park)
    01922 493499

    They have the PW6 and the 434HD (the one with the tuner box). I was there earlier this week and saw them both. I think I preferred the PW6.
     
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    There's also Selfridges in Birmingham. They have both in 42" and 50" versions, although the Panasonic and Pioneer are not next to each other. The Pioneer, again, was the consumer version (tuner box).
     
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    Thanks, I will try both stores this weekend.

    Happy shopping for me.......
     
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    Rackhams in Birmigham also have both and the PW6 is connected to Sky+ via the Panny tuner box. The salesman said that you have to buy the tuner box because Panasonic don't do scarts. That shows how much they know about their products. They also want 4.2k just for the PW6 monitor. Also, the Pioneer is very badly set up and had a horrendous flicker which the salesman said was due to the dvd player.

    Superfi in Birmingham only have the Pioneer set up.
     
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    last time i was in london selfridges (actually last weekend) they had both set up and playing dvd's. the picture on both was very clear so i assume they had actually set them up properly. the pioneer was pretty good but the panasonic looked absolutely fantastic.
     
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    I often wonder why they insist on showing Lord of the rings as a demo dvd (if you insist they remove Finding Nemo) as LOTR is a blueish movie and blue colour cast is supposedly one of the major plasma failings. (nimo to hide banding, LOTR to hide blue colour cast). These salesmen are a tricky lot!
     
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    Which film so you recommend for a test view
     
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    something with loads of skin tones, fast movement, dim lighting, candles
    (damn, I've just described a porno movie)
    not king arthur .... that's another blue one, not any cartoon or CGI

    Maybe a western, or war film, loads of faces, wide areas of sky.

    The Unforgiven fits the bill.
    End of the movie loads of dark scenes lit by oil lamps (Check for banding) .
    In the middle loads of blue sky and action (Check for smearing)
    Loads of warm natural colours throughout the movie. (Check colours)
    End credits high contrast with black ground and dim red sky (Check blacks)
     
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    Thank you for the advice, I'll dig out some porn DVD's, although your second discription reminds of the battle of Britian Dog fight sences
     
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    If you are interested Richer Sounds are selling from Monday Panasonic PWD6 brand new & boxed for £1699.95
     
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    No stand and a vga input.
     
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    if I go for the panny PWD6 what board or options then.

    Lynx, you mention no VGA input. Does this mean you can buy it elswhere with more input options.
     
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    Sorry, i worded that poorly. It comes only with a vga input :blush:
     
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    went to sound academy. Very helpful guy called chris smith. Decided to go for a panny pwd6. Now to choose the correct set-up.

    Pioneer Ax3i amp, pioneer DV 668 bith B&W VM1 5 speaker plus woofer.
    OR
    BOSE Lifestyle 28 inetgrated DVD and amp and speakers

    Any advice
    PS thanks TeresaTT, aslo went to selfridges, superfi, richer sounds...

    If you just want the plasma....Richer sounds will take some beating.
     
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    mikeham, Glad you got sorted out. I also preferred the picture on the panny and I like the charcoal frame. However, I think I shall delay buying for a while. I will want to connect a pc to the plasma and so I'd prefer one with a higher resolution. I could get the Pioneer, but I think I'll wait and see what happens next year. In the mean time I'm busy trying to decide which amp to get - the Denon 2805 or 3805.
     
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    God, Mike, get the AX3 lot for pete's sake!!! But for the panny the DVD is the wrong one, weak YUV output, and the HDMI will be iffy on the panasonic, maybe OK at 720p with a DVI board, but I'd go for a Denon, 2200 or 2900, and a JS YUV converter for digital set top box, they you can switch it with the amp. The B7W's will be lovely, chalk and cheese compared to the B**e. Truly, there is just no comparison or choice involved there.
     
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    I'm confused, why is this comparison not between the PHD6 and the Pioneer 434?
    Surely they are more similar in price/specification.

    Also I swear by the JS YUV convertor.
    I recently purchased a Panasonic(!) DVD-HD with component out expecting to only use this and the JS beats it.

    Steve
     
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    The spec of the 434 and PHD6 are absolutely nowhere near each other! The mxe-1 and PHD are fair to compare, and it's a fairly even match. In the end, it might come down to the ambient light in your room.
     
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    MAW,
    Good point, I just keep seeing people comparing the 434 with the PW6 which also bear no resemblance to each other.

    Steve.
     

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