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    Discontinued Plasma TV

    Would you buy one? The specific model came out in 2005 i think, and was worth in excess of £1000.

    I can get it for £300, but i don't know if I should. its the 42" HITACHI 42PD7200.

    any ideas?

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    Banned

    Its not worth £300 now! Maybe £150 - £175 tops.........

    Things have moved on in technology and prices have come down, so the £1000 original price tag is irrelevant.

    You could buy a better set for about £50 more brand new with warranty. I took delivery today of a 37" Panny HD Plasma, which cost me £410..... There will be no comparison with the quality of this set compared to the Hitachi.

    Original Poster

    i'd get 12 months warranty on it. For £300 i wasn't sure how wrong I could go. its HD ready, 1080i, its got 1000:1 contrast ratio but i don't really know what the contrast ratio does. it has an hdmi port and i only use one anyway

    Good size for the price. However, the picture quality and connectivity options will be severely lacking. It would be better to go for a more recent smaller TV or pay up for a bigger model. These will likely come with better warranties, picture quality and connectivity options.:thumbsup:

    1024x1024, bit of a weird resolution for 16:9

    Original Poster

    spec from CNET:
    Hitachi 42PD7200 Full Specification
    Dimensions/Weight
    Product Type Plasma
    Diagonal size 42 in.
    Image aspect ratio 16:9
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1230x756x348 mm
    Weight 42.5 kg
    Included accessories Remote Control, Manual, Batteries
    Video
    Resolution 1024 x 1024 pixels
    HD formats 720p, 1080i
    Image contrast ratio 1000:1
    Screen brightness 1200 cd/m2
    Projector Technology
    Analog video signal RGB, S-Video, Component Video, Composite Video
    PC compatibility Yes
    Audio
    Speakers included 2
    Total output power 24 W
    Tuner
    Integrated Freeview tuner No
    Dual TV Tuner No
    Connections
    Composite 1 (rear)
    S-Video 1 (rear)
    Scart 1 (rear)
    RGB-Scart 2 (rear)
    Component 1 (rear)
    DVI 1 (rear)
    HDMI 1 (rear)
    HDCP Yes
    Sky High Definition compatible Yes
    Remote Control
    Type Infrared
    Integrated Devices
    DVD No
    DVD Recorder No
    VCR No

    Original Poster

    its pretty heavy at 42.5kg isnt it!?

    morales;7256066

    i'd get 12 months warranty on it. For £300 i wasn't sure how wrong I … i'd get 12 months warranty on it. For £300 i wasn't sure how wrong I could go. its HD ready, 1080i, its got 1000:1 contrast ratio



    If it's screen resolution is 1024 * 1024 then it's not able to display 1080i at full resolution (which would be 1920 * 1080) so it's able to accept a 1080i signal and downscale, just don't get confused with this being a 1080i resolution screen.

    Original Poster

    ok thanks for the advice. i guess i'll leave it. if anyone does want it, its available at Richersounds - Brighton in the clearance section. its actually a slightly different model but i read up that its pretty much the same.
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