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Which Plasma for £8000-10,000

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by GJC, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. GJC

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    My brother has 8-10k to spend on a Plasma. Can you advise me on what he should go for and where he should purchase it from?

    He is after 50, 60 or 61 inch - it must have a good contrast level.



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    Try http://www.soundandvision.uk.com/ (Sound & Vision, Bolton), for best prices and delivery. They are selling the 50" Panasonic for £4999, a bargain!!!! They stock most of the others too, all at competitive prices.
     
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    Delta,

    Thanks.

    I will have a look.
     
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    GJC

    You budget - though pretty tidy probably keeps you in 50" territory if you are looking for best picture quality. Look to Panasonic, Pioneer and possibly even Fujitsu in the 50" market.

    The Fujitsu 61" is the best of the big screens that I have worked with - the LG is pretty cool for the money but not the best in terms of video quality.

    What's the rest of the system (budget) - there's no sense in a huge screen if the video sources and sound system dont match up.

    If your brother is keen for a really big screen experience how about a Pioneer PDP-503MXE 50" Plasma display (wall mounted) for TV viewing with an Optoma H50 DLP Home Cinema projector (ceiling mounted) and a Draper electric screen (wall mounted) - up to 8' wide in 16:9 for Movie Nights; you could have that lot for just under £10K.

    Best regards

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    Thanks All.

    Joe:

    He wants to go large and I believe if the price is good he will probably go for the Fujitsu 61.

    Partnering Equiptment (not sure of the exact model no.'s) are:

    Denon AVC A1D
    M&K Speakers inc Sub.
    Chord Cables.
    Pioneer DVD 717

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    MrDTS - I will look at those sites - cheers!


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    AFAIK Delphi's single plasma model is based on Fujitsu 42" plasma to which they added SDI interface.

    For £10K I would suggest 60" screen. Be careful that he heat and noise (as well as UV radiation) are well within the confortable levels. Also, I would prefer the model with square pixels rather than rectangular, i.e. chack that the native resolution of the screen is in 16:9 ratio rather than the dimensions of the screen.
     
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    Thanks.

    I will forward him that info.
     
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    Saw the LG at Stuff Live and it is huge - the only 60"er they had there - I think. It only had a static image on it though so hard to tell if it was any good - size wise i was impressed!!

    What is the quality like for DVD's then? When I get some cash, it will be on my list to audition but I wouldn't mind knowing if people think it is even worth considering first.
    Any opinions?
     
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    Again, thank you all for help. He has ordered the latest 50" Toshiba @ trade price whatever that means?......after all that!

    THanks

    GJC
     

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