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40" LCD or 42" PLASMA?

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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
[SIZE=2]I am looking for a large screen tv for company use at exhibitons.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]The cost needs to be around the £800 - £1000 area[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]I am waying up the pros and cons of the 40" LCD unit from Aldi and the 42" Plasma unit from Woolworths - both have been on here.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]What are peoples thoughts on screen brightness, resolution etc when using the tv with a laptop (also does the Aldi unit has a PC connection?)[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Also will Aldi have stock - the exhibtion is in 2 weeks!![/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Or any other deals out there?[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]For reference - [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Aldi TV http://uk.aldi.com/special_buys/product_361.html[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Woolworth TV http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/product/index.jhtml?pid=50643895[/SIZE]
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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
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The general school of thought is that for bigger screens plasma is the way to go.

For me, the most important attribute to a screen is the contrast ratio. My 42" Plasma has a 10,000 to 1 contrast ratio, and it is remarkably good. I wouldn't consider going any lower than that.

I was in Comet the other day, and screens costing twice as much as mine were very poor in comparison.

Part of my secret is that my set has been DVE "tuned". You can buy a DVD called Digital Video Essentials, which will guide you through the set up of the screen, i.e. contrast, brightness, sharpness etc., as done by qualified AV professionals. It makes a huge difference.

I'd love to recommend my plasma, but it has had a very bad press in the all seeing all knowing AV Forums. Some people have had problems with short blackouts, and I seem to be one of the (few) lucky ones whose set doesn't suffer this problem.

Around the 1k mark, the LG 42PC1D scores well, and could be worth a look.

The general concensus of opinion is to avoid the low profile makes and stick to the big names.

A wealth of information is available on AV Forums, and I would recommend to anyone considering a plasma to trawl that forum before buying.

Hope this helps?

:pirate: CJ :pirate:

PS The LG can be bought for £997.50 delivered from Dixons, if you use the YAW voucher code.

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