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Which Plasma.........

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by whiteswan, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. whiteswan

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    Hi

    Okay I have decided to journey over to the dark side..............

    I have been using a Pana ae100 projector for about 12 months now (with a Draper Luma screen) and have been blown away by the results.

    However I am moving into a smaller property (gonna cash in on the housing boom whilst I can) and a projector screen is out of the question in the property I am going into. As floor space is at a premium - a wall mounted Plasma seems the ideal solution.

    Probably going to go for a 42" (as there seems a massive price jump upto 50")

    I use the projector mainly for viewing dvds and sky plus...........i route my Sky through the JVC DMR 1 Dvd recorder which takes any signal you put into it and outputs it progressively via component out to the Pan ae projector.

    I assume this is the same with Plasma? I even put my divx player via svideo into the JVC Dvd Recorder and it outputs a prog scan pic to the projector.

    So what are your recommendations?

    Also where can I get a decent demo around Manchester/Oldham area?

    I am selling my current property with my complete Home Cinema set up as part of the sale - so will be looking for new amp speakers etc as well - budget for everything is £5000.00 ish.......... the only things I am taking with me are Divx Player, JVC Dvd Recorder and Sky Plus.

    So would i need extra boards etc for the Plasma?

    I am a complete novice when it comes to these screens so would appreciate some input.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
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    Well loads of views and no suggestions?

    Anybody?

    Dave
     
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    I'd recommend a display without the tuner & speakers, as I think it will suit your set-up. For std def, the Panny PW6 (£2200 ish all in), for high def, the Panny PHD6, Pio 43MXE1 (both around £3K, Panny the higher of the 2) or Fujitsu (which I haven't seen, but is popular). You'll need to choose a board with it to take component input.

    Whether you go for the higher def or std may depend how much of your budget goes elsewhere. If you haven't already, have a look at the amp & speaker forums.
     
  4. whiteswan

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    Thanks for that.....

    I have a motorised sat system as well and i know that hi def broadcasts are available on that, so maybe a hi def compatible plasma is not such a bad idea - i think i would need a new sat reciever as well.

    Are there any models due out soon i should look at, i guess i will be in the market to buy in approx 3 months time.

    Dave.
     
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    Yep, the Panny 7 series should be out in a couple of months. But you'll get better prices on the 6 series, and I'm not sure how much of an improvement it will be - people prefered the 4 series to the 5, and the 6 wasn't a great leap (I think some still prefer the 4?).

    The Pio MXE1 is only just out though, so I'm sure you'll here more about it - not least from me when I get one in a couple of weeks.
     
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    :rotfl: ur having a laugh mate ain't ya? ok i can see how there may not be a huge difference from one generation, but ppl who preferred a 4 series to a 6 must have their eyes checked lol
     
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    I'm sure I was reading comments along those lines, although I could be mistaken :)
     
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    You are not mistaken, and how many PW4's broke down, and how many PW6's? The 6 does have amazing contrast, but it's the only area where great strides have been made, and the 4 series is still 'blacker' than a current Pioneer, which loads of people are justifiably happy with. You have at least 3 months before the 7 series, then you'd be paying the early adopters premium, whereas the 6 is currently only just more expensive than something awful from Currys.
     
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    Now that's definitely true. Although any normal person (and there are none on this forum) would think £2k is a silly amount to spend for watching tv, the PW6 is great for the money. The Pio is only £800 more though :) for Hidef viewing, and a 2" bigger screen!
     
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    if the series 7 is only 3 months away anyone know the difference between it and the series 6?
    cheers
     

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