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WHY did you buy a plasma ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by JSW, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. JSW

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    I want one because I would like the floorspace the 32" CRT takes up.

    I watch movies on my AE500 and 7ft screen.
    I dont watch TV as i'm allways on my pc but the wife puts the tv on the second she gets in till she goes to bed.

    Anyone else bought a plasma who allready has a PJ, do you still use the PJ for movies or have you started watching them on the plasma ?

    Cheers
     
  2. Dillz

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    Good question. :)

    I currently own a perfectly good (but old) 28" panasonic 4:3 telly, yamaha rxv640 amp, and mordaunt short speakers. Trouble is when I watch a widescreen DVD I am in effect watching a 23" screen.

    So I have been debating wether to buy a cheap 32" widescreen CRT for TV, and a PJ for movies, or just go for a Panny HD7 plasma for all my viewing. Only downside with the PJ is that because of space I would have to have a temporary screen and pack it away after using.

    So would also be interested to know if people generally prefer to watch movies on a plasma or PJ.
     
  3. mike79

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    I was thinking of projector, however, realised (actually took me a while cos I had talked myself into the projector :blush: ) that I could only watch movies etc in the dark..... don't like curtains closed during the day :p

    So, I am going for a plasma for all day use.... just need to find the right one at the right price!! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Ekko Star

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    Projector for movies, nothing beats it. :)

    Plasma for terrestrial DVB TV.

    The two haven't encroached on each others territory in my household.
     
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    i would reconmend an LCD for the missus TV on al day veiwing and PJ for big, films sports, events
     
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    That's true. A 42" screen is good, but an 87" screen is better ! (That's the size of the picture from my pj)
     
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    Same as Ekko, except we watch a lot of TV series (on DVD) and I can't be bothered to put up the PJ screen for that (I have to fetch the screen from the other room and fit it - required to keep the other half happy). I wanted a bigger picture for TV and these TV-Series DVDs so this was the only option.

    Can't beat PJ for films though.
     
  8. sparkz

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    I'd prefer to watch movies on a decent PJ but couldn't be bothered unless I had a dedicated room for it with a proper setup. I do plan to make a cinema room in my loft some day... :)

    For the time being though I'm very happy with my TH42PHD7 (had a Pioneer before that). There is the odd occassion when things get awkward. Like on the weekend when the kids want to watch a DVD and there's some sports I want to watch. Usually end up watching it in the bedroom. Now if I could convince the wife that a 42" plasma would be cool in there :D

    Mark
     
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    Had 28" CRT,

    installed 42" Plasma-bingo room seems much larger (sitting 11ft away), misses is well chuffed the big black box is gone. Use 42" Plasma for Sky and the odd DVD during the day but for quality time.................................the 6ft 16x9 screen roles down ;)

    You can't compeat with a projector for movie viewing :smashin:
     
  10. JSW

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    Thanks guys, glad too see your still watching movies on the PJ.

    Horny I considered an LCD but the one I fancy 32GA4E is unavailable and then theres the size v price, not sure 32 would be big enough and any larger is still silly money. Plasma is now at a price where I won't feel guilty after its purchase :devil:

    Keep um coming :thumbsup:
     
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    I still have the screen up but sold my projector ages ago, watch everything on the plasma(s). Im having a loft conversion done next month thats going to be a cinema room, I'm going to put a Sony HS-50 Projector in there, My brother has the HS-10 and if thats anything to go by it should be great!.

    Cheers

    Adeyb
     
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    I bought one for Vanity. I have a minimilist longe, everthing slimline and coloured white black or silver, and the 42" viera is understated and doesn't dominate the room.

    I loke to buy by popularity. :blush:
     
  13. JSW

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    I bought one cos I didnt have enough money and couldnt really afford it :)


    And it makes all my mates jealous ;)
     
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    I bought a plasma, after completey loosing faith in CRT televisions. I went through a sony KV36FS76U, a Panasonic PD30, A thoshiba ZP38, and 2 loewe NEMOS 32 in 6 months :eek: . They all had various problems to which the plasma does not suffer and now I could not be happier :smashin:
     
  16. Tejstar

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    This was the same situation I was in too. I had an old 28" 4:3 and when watching dvd's the picture was so small.

    I decided on a plasma given the small footprint and size of image offered compared to CRT :smashin:
     
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    I went for a plasma for a few reasons:

    1: 36" Philips TV took up loads of space and dominated the room
    2: Got a 50" plasma for a larger screen (pj wouldn't fit in the room
    3: It's cool as hell! :cool:

    Love it! :thumbsup:
     

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