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which of these 5 Plasma's?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by naish, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. naish

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    I am looking for a plasma between the 2000 and 2500 euro.

    I can choose between these:


    -LG RZ 42 PX 11 2350 euro
    -Hyundai HQP 421 SR 1900 euro
    -Samsung PS42D4S 2500 euro
    -Philips 42PF9946 2500 euro
    -Grundig PlanaVision 42PW 110-8510 2450 euro

    Which one is the best?
     
  2. grahamtriggs

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    No surprise to anyone round here, but out of those I would recommend the LG.
     
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    naish where are you my friend? there is little info on the grundig UNIT in the UK (i thought they had gone BUMP) Phillips is most likely an ALIS panel, Hyundai, SAMSUNG & LG are cheap Korean Jobs...... LG probably the best of a poor bunch....
     
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    The Philips isn't an ALiS - it's a normal low res panel. The contrast / brightness looks like it's a slighter older panel as well, and IIRC, it's missing pixel plus. All in all, a grossly overpriced set with little reason to buy (IMHO).
     
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    So the LG is the best of these "low budget" models.

    I thought the Samsung was also very good?
     
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    To tell you the truth i think the Philips is actually showing some pretty decent picture from a budget model like it is.

    I like Alis panels, but they tend to be softer in the picture and you don't notice the pixels as clearly as the standard panels.

    If you are on budget i would look at Philips, but i don't know how it works with SKyHD and 50Hz and all that, if it doesn't work then you could pick the Panny PW7.
     
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    A good advise spoilt by a cheap comments, instead of giving the advise and living it there, you have to spoil the whole thing by the "korean Job" and "best of poor bunch" comments, yet we have problem manufacturing one of our own in Britain, at least they are trying and havent sold off all their factories.
    What you called cheap now woulnd'nt have been cheap 5 years ago, it is true that all panels are coming down in prices, it is also true that some panels are more expensive that the rest, but IMHO, they are just big names with big prices, its like Mercedes Benz and the Japanese cars, while the Japanese car constantly (year on year) beat their German counterparts in most (if not all) surveys collected, people still refers to Mercedes Benz as better quality cars, I think some people have problem waking up to reality, other manufacturers are catching on fast with the big names.

    By the way I drive a Benz, so I share your feelings when you see other manufacturer offering a similar product cheaper, it not nice at all, but what I will also accept is that it is possible to get a better quality car without spending anything near what I spent on my car. It is my choice ...

    The man listed 5 models and it is clear from the list he not looking to spend the earth to get his plasma, to say LG is best of poor bunch is not nice.
     
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    but the korean plants are 2 year old japaneese plants sold off and shipped down to korea.....they japaneese technology but 2 years behind....... UKmanufacturing is dfferent low volume specialists we are topbut any volume and we screw up......only the Japaneese andKoreans make plasma (philips is Hitachi/Fujitsu panels) so whats the big deal.... and if you are that limitedon budgget the LG is is the best but the Panny NEC Pioneer panels are better.........
     
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    My budget is till 2500 euro and not more.

    I have also a projector and my girlfriend says till 2500 euro and not more.
     
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    naish where are you?
     
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    Samsung is a good budget model. Only probelm is solarization on smooth camera pans, otherwise no real complaints. DVD through component is great.

    I have to advise you to avoid it though as both my units (had it replaced once) developed a serious fault of a bright vertical line of dead pixels (4 more lines turned up before it was replaced). I was told by Hughes Direct that many people had experienced this problem so I got a refund for the TV and am saving the cash for a PWD6 in the new year
     
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    What's "nice" got to do with it ? Horny has stated a fact and in that company the LG is probably the one to look out for. However stick the LG in more esteemed company and then it becomes the poorest of the bunch ? Which way would you like to have it ?

    It's cheap it's cheerful and it gets farmed out of a korean factory with hand me down technology. If it does the job for you that's fine, it's got it's station in the plasma world and in the above company is just about right.
     
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    Are these better than the LG?

    Samsung PS-42P4A

    or the

    Hitachi pd4200

    It is so hard to choose.
     
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    You could go for a slightly smaller screen. The Panasonic 37PA30 costs less than e2500 online. Check out www.kieskeurig.nl. (To those who don't read Dutch, Kieskeurig is a consumer report site.) Also, I've seen the JVC 42B50B for 2499. but that doesn't include delivery.
     
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    hitachi is ALIS....HAve a search (different type of plasa technology to that used by PAnny Pionner NEC) on rough calc panny PW7 is €2500ish in UK
     
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    damn if the jvc is an high res one i would take that if not i would take the hitachi its alis but u got high res and thats to me the most important thing to have now amnd in the near future considering budget constraints ll choose either of 2 doubt by the way that the jvc is high res since they are very pricey
     
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    Naish

    What 'features' are you looking for -

    Do you require Digital Video Inputs?
    Do you require HDCP on the Digital video inputs?
    Do you require PC compatibility?
    Do you require HD, SD or ED compatibility?
    What sources will you want to share between the PJ and the Display?
    Where are you - what level of backup/support is on offer in your location from the manufacturers you are considering?

    Best regards

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    PS You can add Pioneer (NEC) to the 'options' list - the NEW PDP-42MV1E (852x480) will be around 1.7K (GBP inc vat).
     
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    I think I found the one :)

    I have seen this one for 2400 euro.

    Panasonic TH-42 PW6EX REAL MACH

    Is this the best choice for me? (budget 2500 euro)

    I watch dvd (processive scan) en just cable television.
     
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    naish

    A TH-42PW6EX (Silver) or TH-42PWD6EX (Charcoal) with the required inputs boards is certainly a good 'reference' unit and your price seems OK (if its inc local taxes and fully warranted)

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Yes that's with the Taxes included.

    Tomorrow I am gonna get one of these. In the shop they had de following types and the are all the same prices (between 2400 and 2500 euro)

    Witch one will you choice?

    Sorry for these question but after tomorrow I don't ask it any more.

    I is really so hard to choice.

    Hitachi 42 PD 4200 + TUNER Silver
    Hitachi 42 PD 3000@ HIGH PITCH PLASMA
    JVC PD-42 D 30@ DIST/2-TUNERS/SUB/LS
    Panasonic TH-42 PW6EX REAL MACH
    Samsung PS-42 P4@ HDTV/DNIE
    LG px11
     
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    nasih

    Forget about all the three letter acronyms - only one thing matters; does the screen add lots of unwanted video artefacts to the source signal or not!

    The Panasonic PW6 is not perfect but has proven over and over to add fewer 'problems' than the majority of 'entry level' Display's.

    Ensure you know which Input Boards you require if your going with the PW6 - map out your current and future kit list (inc PC and any HD sources) before you go shopping.

    Consider using a suitable AV Receiver as your AV Hub and you many not require many (or any) Video Boards in the PW6.

    Best regards

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    PS That 'High Pitch' Hitachi sounds like it may hurt your ears :)
     
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    I haven't read it correct.

    The PW6 is without tuner etc. so he is above my budget.

    The Hitachi 42 PD 3000 and JVC PD-42 D 30@ are older models but with higher resolutions
     
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    You only need a tuner if you have no cable, satellite or digital terrestrial TV set top box. You could even make do with a DVD-R or anyhting else with a tuner in it, but analogue TV is often a bit poor on a plasma, very often in the case of inbuilt tuners in 'bargain' plasmas.
     
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