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    Best 40-42" Plasma HD 1080p maximum budget is £2000

    Hi as above looking for a really good t.v that goes excellent with a PS3.

    Budget is £2000 seen a panny for 800 posted here

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    Original Poster

    If it helps i like Philips T.V's

    Hi at the moment it is quite rare to find a 1080p plasma set for under £1000. Even though currently most
    PS3 games are 720p. Also plamsa aren't recommened for playing games console on

    Panasonic Viera TH42PZ70B

    Fantastic TV, Works Great with my PS3

    Absolutely faultless, got mine for about £825 with the Dixons offer they had on in November. Well worth the money !

    The TV has great reviews everywhere (Think it was voted best TV of the year at a few places)

    Code: 42AMBI
    Philips 42PFL7962 (601897) 1080p Ambilight for £919.99 (normally £1299.99)
    Search for sku number: 601897

    this is from a post by rayman its a phillips 1080p lcd

    Original Poster

    Thanks so im leaning towards that philips or is it just worth getting a 720p

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    jackthelad;1828918

    Panasonic Viera TH42PZ70BFantastic TV, Works Great with my PS3 … Panasonic Viera TH42PZ70BFantastic TV, Works Great with my PS3 :)Absolutely faultless, got mine for about £825 with the Dixons offer they had on in November. Well worth the money ! The TV has great reviews everywhere (Think it was voted best TV of the year at a few places)



    If its Full HD you want, then for the price, you cant beat this set.

    I'd stay well clear of Phillips! The pannys have got their "best TV awards" for good reason. However, what is it about Phillips that attracts? I almost bought one once - based on price. I soon realised what a poor choice that would have been!

    Best advice - go to the stores to view the different sets you are thinking about and try to compare side by side. Take a gander over to AVForums - you are likely to get some decent advice - plus all the info you have asked will already be there.

    hdtvtest.co.uk/Pan…0B/ review

    ]£799

    I got a philips 1080p 42inch hd plasma on littlewoods at christmas time for £719

    well i have a ps3 and its hook up to a 1080p tv and my 1080p games do look better than 720p ones but the level of difference is minute on games that don't have people eg gran turismo/burnout. For blu-ray 1080p is better than 720p for colour and overall picture

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    Kellie + Paisley;1829885

    I got a philips 1082p 42inch hd plasma on littlewoods at christmas time … I got a philips 1082p 42inch hd plasma on littlewoods at christmas time for £719



    Well there you go!

    Most TV sets are 1080p. Avoid Phillips!!!!!!

    guv;1829899

    Well there you go!Most TV sets are 1080p. Avoid Phillips!!!!!!



    sorry meant 1080p whats so bad about philips?

    this is abit like mine

    ]Littlewoods

    I take it I didn't get a bargain?

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    Kellie + Paisley;1829919

    sorry meant 1080p whats so bad about philips?this is abit like mine … sorry meant 1080p whats so bad about philips?this is abit like mine ]LittlewoodsI take it I didn't get a bargain?



    He he. Dont sweat it... just a bit of tongue in cheek re 1082P!

    To be honest, if you are happy with your purchase, thats all that matters!

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    dcx_badass;1830093

    Why is it a plasma you want?



    Speaking personally (and obviously not for the OP!), I would only consider a Plasma for a 40" set or above.

    The warmth in colour and contrast is much better (IMHO) in plasmas than LCD. In fact the only thing I would conceed that the LCD is better with is power consumption... but then Plasma is so much more efficient than CRT its a bit of a mute point.

    Original Poster

    Hi as above i heard if going for 40" or above its best to get a plasma also yes this will be used for mostly bluerays so at the moment im really considering to get that panasonic from electrical deals. Yeh i thought that since the price was high for philips the quality was probably better but im obviously wrong.

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    dcx_badass;1830135

    I thought LCD had a better life span, also they don't suffer from burn … I thought LCD had a better life span, also they don't suffer from burn in, so can be used with consoles unlike plasmas.



    The current Panasonics have a half life of 200,000 hours. I havent seen the figures quoted for LCD - but Id be surpised if its as long as that!

    Yes, if you leave a console on screen for several days, you will get burn, but then so will anything else. Mine is used with a console without any ill effect. That problem was prevelant in older plasmas, but not so now.

    (PS - I'm glad you didnt pull the old urban myth out of the hat about re-gassing!!!!!)

    As for the company in that link.... it was a very quick search. You may find cheaper - or one you could price match with at John Lewis and get a free 5 year warrenty. But like I said earlier - let your eyes guide you. You will probably be spending a lot of time sitting in front of this set. Make the right choice.....and go view them first!

    Original Poster

    T.V doesn get used much as an average house uses but need something which makes full use of Blueray.

    Ill read up more about it anyone elses advice welcome thanks so far and repped.

    Original Poster

    okay my budget is now £2000 any better ones then that panny

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    HU5TLER;1841065

    okay my budget is now £2000 any better ones then that panny



    Personally I wouldnt think you would need to pay more than the panny price.

    But if you insist, take a look at the Pioneers. Most reviews seem to place their 1080i range as having the best picture on the market. Ive not seen one to comment personally though.

    Have you had a chance to view that Panny yet?

    Original Poster

    Going to go instore tomorrow hopefully.

    Thanks emasu strictly looking for a 40-42" even though ive got the room but want something that size. Dont want anything too big for the room.

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    HU5TLER;1841188

    Going to go instore tomorrow hopefully.Thanks emasu strictly looking for … Going to go instore tomorrow hopefully.Thanks emasu strictly looking for a 40-42" even though ive got the room but want something that size. Dont want anything too big for the room.



    You would be surprised how quickly you get used to it making it just look like a normal TV set.

    I was toying with a 50" when I bought mine. Decided on comments people made, to just get the 42". I wished now I hadn't listened!

    Original Poster

    Nah im 150% sure i want a 42" lol ive seen a 50" any they way to big.

    Seen a pioneer in action but not to keen still going to keep on looking but the panny is at a very attractive price.
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