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Which Plasma??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by LMD, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. LMD

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    Hi guys, new to the forum and planning to invest in a new TV in the New Year.

    I am considering going the plasma route and would appreciate your thoughts on the best Plasma TV available at the moment with a budget of circa £2,500. Happy to go a little higher, would prefer to spend a little less if possible ;)

    Size-wise 37"-42" would be good.

    Furthermore all this talk of future proofing, the rapid improvements in Plasma technology and the falling price of Plasma TV's is concerning me. Would I not be better off investing in a top of the range CRT TV now and waiting to buy a Plasma/LCD once things have sorted themselves out and prices have become much cheaper??

    Thanks in advance for your help :thumbsup:
     
  2. hornydragon

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    I suggest you get a demo of the PAnny PHD7, pioneer 435 and PAnny Veira
     
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    Cheers. I had the Viera in mind as it happens :)
     
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    veira is least future proof Pioneer most and PHD7 some where in the middle..... LOOK for HDMI and HDCP DVI for future proof ness also (panny PHD7 has 3 slots and different things HDMI, Scart, component etc)
    PIo MXE1 and NEC XM3 also worth a look
    PIO MXE1 NEC XM3 and PHD7 are panels not tellys
    Veira and 435 are Tellys........
    Panels are better but need more work and more kit (more money too) but worth it
     
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    I just recently bought a pioneer 435 and emailed them the other day regarding the Sky+ HDTV broadcast capability, their response was:
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    Response (RJFCS) - 14/12/2004 11:50 AM
    Hi,

    Thanks for your email.

    The PDP-435XDE and all current Pioneer domestic plasma screens can handle
    all normal and High Def resolutions via HDMI, Sky will be broadcasting in
    720p @50Htz and 1080i @25Htz, both of these signals will work fine.

    HDMI is an extension to the DVI standard, a DVI source with HDCP can be
    converted into HDMI by the use of a converter cable or converter plug.

    Regards.
    Customer Relations
    PIONEER GB LIMITED


    I am most happy with the 435 and find the picture quality to be better than i was expecting. I also bought the air speakers (in black) and am very happy with them too(i was told by the sales man that he doesn't normally recommend them)

    Thanks
    Jamie
     
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    I am very happy with the Viera. I know it's not future proof but
    i cant really imagine the picture getting any better on the Viera
    in the future if it was future proof. Just passed my 200 hours of low contrast / brightness viewing and now it's turned up, im so pleased.

    If you go the viera route, get yourself a good amp, speakers etc as the
    speakers dont appreciate being turned up to max, they start to fart! :nono:

    Thats enough of me.
     

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