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Which 42" Plasma - Sony or Panasonic (Resolution/High Definition)

Discussion in 'Panasonic TVs Forum' started by plasmaman77, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. plasmaman77

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    Hi,

    I am thinking about getting either the Panasonic Panasonic TH37PE30B or the Sony KDE-P42XS1.

    The Panasonic has a lower resolution (852 x 480) than the Sony (1024x1024) and as such I think it will be compatible with High Definition TV when it comes out on Sky and possibly even Terrestrial TV in the next few years?? Will you notice a difference in quality as the Sony's resolution is "interlaced" whatever that means...

    Which one would people recommend and am I correct that the Sony likely to be more "future proof"??

    Thanks in advance,
    Scott
     
  2. rags

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    As far as future proofing goes both the models dont have HDMI/DVI (with hdcp) so based on current information Sky HD isnt going to work on them.

    However the 37PE30 good though it is, isnt a HD screen anyway.
     
  3. MAW

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    The sony is definitely not HD ready, but then neither is the panasonic. This can of worms has been done to death recently, try a search for sky HD, you'll be up till 6am
     
  4. nealgs

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    do a quick search of the plasma forums regarding the HD debate - there are, as yet, no actual standards defined for UK broadcast of HD TV (from what i've read) and the screens that are claiming to be HD compatible are not able to support certain resolutions and refresh rates (IIRC 720p/50hz and another one that i can't remember)

    The Sony is an ALIS panel (that's another story) but again do check the forums for HD discussions.

    regards
    Gary
     
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    Pioneer is the only future proof plasma at the moment
     
  6. theroux

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    I considered the 2 as well. See the thread Panasonic TH37PE30B vs Sony KDE-P37XS1
    Both are not HDMI compatible but i went for the Sony anyway cause i love it's looks and the picture quality is great.

    For future proof and HDMI compatible, see thread on How about a list of Plasma Panels/TV that are Hi-Def compatible

    For sony info see thread on Sony KDEP42XS1-First impressions

    Good luck mate. There are endless decisions and choices that are mind boggling!!!! Hope you find the plasma of your dreams!
     
  7. grahamtriggs

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    No it isn't. The current LG and NEC line have equally compatible inputs.
     
  8. rooney

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    is the hole episode not just a case wait and see what actualy happens

    i now that every time i switch my tv on i have a big grin on my face :D

    we are always going to have new formats come and go

    vhs vs betamax

    reel vs casset

    record vs cd

    cd vs minidisc

    hi8 vs dv

    dvd+ vs dvd -

    bluray vs hddvd(http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/5936.cfm

    some will stay some will go but sky will b broadcasting standard deff tv for a long time to come if u like the picture u see on the plasma tv then go for it

    personaly i wdnt worry about the future let the future come to you
     
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    This is about all you can do at present. The entire HDTV debate on the forum has been based around 1 sky press release, worded such as to induce paranoia. It's worked beautifully, I wonder if Pioneer had a word with them before they issued it? After all, actually it's only LG and Pioneer, cos NEC is a wholly owned subsidiary. Pioneer have a tie up with Euro1080, why not with Sky? Anything can and does happen, to quote from JP. It'll be something like 10 years before a HD decision is forced on you, maybe a lot more. This is not your last display, unless you are very old...
     
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    I agree - I've only just bought my Panny and haven't stopped to worry about HD for a single minute despite reading many of the threads posted here (some of which seem intent on inducing panic among the masses - perhaps Pio struck a deal with forum members AND Sky... word of mouth is the cheapest and most powerful form of advertising after all :laugh: ).

    If my PQ doesn't get any better over the next 5 years and I can't take advantage of HD I'll still be as happy as I am now (VERY), especially considering the screen cost under £1500.

    Sky would be insane to force people to upgrade in the immediate future, so I think we'll be receiving SD broadcasts - even after the introduction of HD - for some time to come...
     

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