With a 2k budget for 42" (maybe 46") screen what should be one my shortlist

SimonG156

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With a 2k budget for 42" (maybe 46" if thin framed like the Toshiba picture frame ones) screen what should be on my shortlist?

Lots of SD, football, films & tv drama. Fair amount of DVD (thought of getting an OPPO upscaling DVD player).

Will buy a Bluray when the media prices are a little lower. Would hope to keep tv for 5 years.

Viewing distance 3-4m.

TV used A LOT.
 

SimonG156

Active Member
PAnasonic 46PZ85 and Pioneer 42" plasmas are where i would be looking for that sort of usage..
The only thing that puts me off plasma in image retention, my little 'un puts on some dreadful channel and a high contrast dogs sits there every day.

I have seen some of the Pioneer Kuro plasmas and they were stunning. I';ll read up on the Panasonic.

Cheers!
 

The Atheist

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With a 2k budget for 42" (maybe 46" if thin framed like the Toshiba picture frame ones) screen what should be on my shortlist?

Lots of SD, football, films & tv drama. Fair amount of DVD (thought of getting an OPPO upscaling DVD player).

Will buy a Bluray when the media prices are a little lower. Would hope to keep tv for 5 years.

Viewing distance 3-4m.

TV used A LOT.
Pioneer KURO Plasma's are regarded as the best around at the mo, shud be able to get a 42" version well under £2000. Also look at Samsung and panasonic's latest offerings.

If you'd prefer LCD then you can't go wrong with a Sony Bravia. Make sure you test them first (but not on a shop floor, try and see them in a similar environment to how you will be vieing them at home) as everyone has different opinions but only yours counts :)
 

hornydragon

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Pioneer KURO Plasma's are regarded as the best around at the mo, shud be able to get a 42" version well under £2000. Also look at Samsung and panasonic's latest offerings.
Samsung are awfl for retention issues and pioneer arent the best either Panasonic are the best which is why i reconmend them.
If you'd prefer LCD then you can't go wrong with a Sony Bravia.
I think you can go very wrong with a Bravia............
 

ChrisGgr

Member
If its a plasma then a KURO or if an lcd the best is the Sony KDL-46X3000
 

ChrisGgr

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Which model do you find particularly awful?Only the basic U series cant rival the better ranges
 

SimonG156

Active Member
One thing that had edged me to LCD was reflection issues. I have a window opposite and my old CRT was dreadful, I could watch the goings on in the garden.
 

ChrisGgr

Member
You must be kidding me...X series are the best lcd series yet along with samsung 6 series.Also W series are excellent too....
 

hornydragon

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You must be kidding me...X series are the best lcd series yet along with samsung 6 series.Also W series are excellent too....
perhaps they are the best LCD's on the planet i havent seen all of them, but the PQ is pitiful and they pump out masses of IR noise
 

-Ad-

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Pioneer retention is much better than the panasonics I have seen.

For that usage a Plasma is perfect.
 

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