Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by ray6, Mar 27, 2006.
Hi, got about £1400 to spend on a new plasma. Any advise on which brand and model?
It's very difficult to answer your question without more info.
We'll need to know what you intend to watch on the screen, Sky, freeview, dvd, xbox 360 e.t.c. How much of each you'll watch.
The gear you already have, like 5.1 system, sky, freeview, e.t.c.
Is HD on your wanted list?
What size are you looking for?
Have you considered other types of TV? (LCD, Rear projection, projector.)
The forums are a brilliant source of information but you need to be more specific because everyone's requirements are different.
Thanks, I want a 42inch plasma, I only use freeview and would like it to be HD.
£1400 isnt realy enough for a good HD TV m8, if you can stretch to £1524 delivered you can get an LG 42PX5D which got What Plasma best buy this month
Thanks for your help.............i will take a look at that model
check out the hitachi 7200. I have it myself and i just love it
Thanks, is that the 42PD7200....how much did you pay?
I just got one of these too. It's a quality screen at a fantastic price. Meets everything you need IMO.
Got it from here - http://www.tvandvideodirect.com/product.php?xProd=1733
I paid £1433 inc delivery, but as you can see now its £1350, plus about 35-50 quid delivery. I only bought mine last week! I'm not bothered in the slightest though cos I expected this to happen. They've been dropping for weeks and its basically coming down i price weekly, if not daily ,because new Hitachi's are about to be released. I took the plunge cos I feared once the stock is gone, thats it and your back up to about 1600, 1700 quid for as good a plasma.
Its got great reviews on here and most home cinema places. IMO, GO GET ONE NOW. In fact, there's about 4 or 5 of us on here that have got one/going to get when over the last few days!
Thanks for your help......can it be wall mounted and are the speakers detachable?
Yeah, it can be wall mounted (your previous respondant Rickyjohn is doing exactly that (see thread: Rickyjohn where are you?) and indeed the speakers are detachable. I have seen some wall mounted examples both with and without the supplied speakers and both look awesome.
As CFC1 says, getting mine mounted on Friday. You should use the Hitachi bracket PWT002 if you do (about £100) but others may also fit.
When wall mounted, these look better with the side speakers detached IMO. However, they look quite nice speakers and my fitter is going to fix them to the two front corner walls of the room as the two front speakers (I've got a surround sound system). If you haven't got a surround sound system, you'll obviously need to keep the speakers attached to the plasma.
forgot about the 7200 doh!
Thanks for all your help Ricky! This sounds like the plasma for me. I will let you know when I get one.
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