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** Wanted Best 50" Plasma From The People That Know **

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Hello All

Just about to move into my new home and got room for a 50" plasma to go on the wall :-)

I'm looking really for the best spec one or maybe someone has just bought one and they think its the bogs dollocks :thumbsup:

We are really looking for one with the best picture quality and spec really that will not be out of date to soon

Think maybe £2000 Limit

Hope someone can help me out with this :-D

Many Thanks

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
[SIZE=2]GO FOR FULL HD. Depends on your preference Sony bravia looks relistic but arent that great for value. I helped my uncle choose one a few weeks back 50" full HD with Dvd recorder £1750 from a euronics dealer near me. Hope that helps you.[/SIZE]
#2
HiroNakamura
[SIZE=2]GO FOR FULL HD. Depends on your preference Sony bravia looks relistic but arent that great for value.[/SIZE]


Sony don't make Plasma.
#3
I'm off to order the Samsung PS50Q97 from John Lewis tomorrow.

Five year guarantee and excellent service comes as standard. :thumbsup:

Price matched against Empire Direct at £1,229. bought £1,229 of John Lewis vouchers via my MBNA credit card for £1,106 so great value.

50" Full HD sets are just being released but you will pay a lot more for these, the Samsung PS50P96 is around £1,700

For me that is a bit too much and I would rather spend the extra cash on Surround sound etc. and have the extra saved for a later generation Full HD set in a year or so as the prices of these will surely come down.
#4
pmcg-empire direct do only a q96 are u sure its q97
#5
dcx_badass
Make sure it does 1080P or its a waste of money.


Why? We don't even know if the person has a 1080p source!

If you are not going to be watching 1080p then a set for almost half the cost of a 1080p one will save a lot of cash and this can be used for an upgrade when the source material is of higher resolution.
#6
roadie
pmcg-empire direct do only a q96 are u sure its q97


The Q96 is the Dixons Store Group version (to avoid price matching).

All the other retailers do the Q97.

Empire Direct do the Q97 but this is not on their web site yet, you have to call for a price.

I think they are trying to sell of their C96 models before they list the newer Q97.
#7
Sorry was thinking about LCD's.
Sony never made plasma's or LCD's at one point they had a contract with fujitsu and use to put there name on it.
Why are you buying a plasma and not an LCD?
#8
dcx_badass
Make sure it does 1080P or its a waste of money.


Mate..thats BS...

90% of viewing is done on SD material, i.e. sky, or dvd.
A 1080P TV will struggle to do as well as a decent 720P panel on this , because there are 2 many pixels on the TV compared to the source.

A 720P is the best mix of price and quality by a long way.

Go to AVForums and ask the question if you want decent advice OP
#9
The reason i am going for a plasma is because i was told that anything over 37" in lcd would not be very good or is that wrong advice ???
#10
Techz
The reason i am going for a plasma is because i was told that anything over 37" in lcd would not be very good or is that wrong advice ???


As soon as you hit 42" then the preference seems to be Plasma.
#11
Techz
The reason i am going for a plasma is because i was told that anything over 37" in lcd would not be very good or is that wrong advice ???


Plasma is a far more realistic picture than LCD. 1080p plasmas cost mega bucks so the smart money is on a 720p set. Given the required viewing distance for a 50" panel are you really going to notice the difference between 720p and 1080p?
banned#12
I'm afraid to tell you, if you are looking for a TV that is not going out of date soon, don't buy plasma or LCD, instead wait 12 months or so and you'll be able to pick up the future technology.

Please anyone who is looking at a new TV look at this website first.
http://www.hdtvsolutions.com/sed_tvs.htm

The new SED technology is due to be adopted by many major manufacturers and should hit our shops some time next year.
#13
dcx_badass
Make sure it does 1080P or its a waste of money.


LOL.

The best thing to do is view some plasma. you can get more info and help from AVforums good source of info.

1080P display wil not be good for normal telly and this is true of the sony tvs really bad for normal broadcast.

if you have a sound system and freeview or sat or cable you could look at panasonic PH10 or similar as this will have better processing than a TV.

TBH most people wont see any improvement with 1080p and there is little material about.

With a 50 plasma you should look at buying a scaler to help with the picture and then get it IVF to get the best possible pic

I have a plasma and LCD and the plasma wins hands down every time
#14
The new SED technology is due to be adopted by many major manufacturers and should hit our shops some time next year.[/QUOTE]

SED is dead in the water Toshiba was developing with canon and ended its development in jan this year leaving canon to develop the technology doubt we shall see any SED sets any time soon
#15
mwallan
SED is dead in the water Toshiba was developing with canon and ended its development in jan this year leaving canon to develop the technology doubt we shall see any SED sets any time soon


Spot on. I for one could not wait 12 months or more if I needed a new set now.
#16
I got myself a panasonic th50px60, and am delighted with it

its replacement, the th50px70, is also a strong contender

although, it only does 720p and 1080i, I don't have a problem with this, and saved myself several hundred squid in not getting a true 1080p panel

maybe if I had a ps3, I might change my tune, but at the mo, I don't have any sources that utilise 1080p
#17
The PX70 plasma series from Panasonic are great panels. I'm a happy bunny with the 42" model and the 50" looks great as well. I viewed the Sony 1080p full HD LCDs and hated them.

Don't forget the PX70 will still process a 1080p signal.
#18
OP: this is a good suggestion, If you are after a consumer plasma your choices are limited :) to Panasonic [cheaper] or Pioneer[black beauty] latest gens. 1080i/720p is still the best for SD along with sky HD in 1080i.

or if you are just after full HD models for HD DVD / bluray etc again panasonic/pioneer is best choice IMO

HTH

smashed
Mate..thats BS...

90% of viewing is done on SD material, i.e. sky, or dvd.
A 1080P TV will struggle to do as well as a decent 720P panel on this , because there are 2 many pixels on the TV compared to the source.

A 720P is the best mix of price and quality by a long way.

Go to AVForums and ask the question if you want decent advice OP
#19
If you are going for a plasma you must have a look here. http://www.avforums.com/index.php

lots of great advice and most importantly faults, settings and of course discounts on where to buy. I have a pioneer PDP436XDE model and have had it for over a year now, picture quality to me is superb and as you will notice on plasma that the colours are deeper, have my XBOX360 connected and virginmedia v+ box aswell. The forums are fantastic for info as i found out, as i was about to purchase sky hd and noticed in the forums that there was a prob with some sky hd boxes and using the hdmi connecion. The forum also have some specialist (geeks) who will give you great and crucial advice on the best setting for your plasma to get the best pictures and how you can prevent plasma burn.

Don't go for Sharp LCD46XD1E model, my friend has this, pic is great(when working) but on his 2nd tv now in 2 months due to a fault known as " BANDING".

Thanks to avforums!!
#20
the best 50 plasma most would say is Fujitsu P50XHA58EB , then Pioneer 8G sersies which accept 24fp, this would not give you pull down effect with HD-DVD/Blu-Ray and panasonic PH10 range

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