corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Off Day » Geek Day » Plasma TV


New Topic

New Poll
  <<  1    2    3  >> Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author Plasma TV
Rileysport
Member

Registered: 18th Jun 04
Location: West Yorkshire
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 13:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fancy a 42 incher to stick in the fireplace, wheres good to get one without paying a daft sum of money ?????
SXi_Tim
Member

Registered: 11th Mar 03
Location: South Yorkshire Drives: RS3, LET B
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

www.ebuyer.com have good prices on plasma screens
Pablo
Member

Registered: 3rd Feb 03
Location: Milton Keynes
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 13:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

richersounds - personally cos the warrenties are great altho a little extra
Andrew
Member

Registered: 5th May 04
Location: Skoda Octavia Estate, Ford Puma
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Pablo
richersounds - personally cos the warrenties are great altho a little extra


You also get the warentry money back at the end of the 3 year period if you don't claim
Pablo
Member

Registered: 3rd Feb 03
Location: Milton Keynes
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes true, forgot that
Andrew
Member

Registered: 5th May 04
Location: Skoda Octavia Estate, Ford Puma
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 13:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

And you get a free mug too

Me mate nicked all the Mr. Freezies last time we went in
Jamie Walby
Member

Registered: 15th Nov 04
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have a Richersounds mug

good shop IMO
Nismo
Member

Registered: 12th Sep 02
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you can budget it go for HD LCD
p4uls corsa
Member

Registered: 2nd May 05
Location: BRADFORD
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i would personally go for a lcd over a plasma.also get one thats hd ready.
Jamie Walby
Member

Registered: 15th Nov 04
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

we have a HD ready LCD in the front room and its awesome.
boyracer2002
Member

Registered: 10th Aug 02
Location: West Yorkshire
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Getting one for my room, mate works for Sony so should be able to sort something out nice and cheap for me
Pablo
Member

Registered: 3rd Feb 03
Location: Milton Keynes
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Nismo
if you can budget it go for HD LCD


I love mine!!
Russ
Member

Registered: 14th Mar 04
Location: Armchair
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

were getting ours from ebuyer or play, lcd hd though roll on World Cup
Dom
Member

Registered: 13th Sep 03
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by p4uls corsa
i would personally go for a lcd over a plasma.also get one thats hd ready.


yea, its good to have greys instead of blacks and crap colours Plasmas all the way, use a bit more power and a lot heavier, but picture quality is a lot better than any LCD, plus you can get bigger screen sizes that are pretty cheap - ie: 800 quid can get you a fairly decent 42" panasonic plasma!!

LCDs though can be seen in direct sunlight pretty well - whereas plasma screens suffer quite a bit and optimal viewing for plasmas are lower light levels - though they still cope pretty well during the daytime with light in the room etc

as for HD, all it mean is that it has a digital input (DVI or HDMI) and the resoloution is 1024 x 768 or higher, something which most modern screens are!

Though you budget will depend on what best suits you and whether HD is a must have (as i cant see it rolling out properly for atleast another year or so - as only a few slected movie channels and sport channels will be HiDef)#


Anyways, keep an eye out on richersounds and ebay, and buy a few weeks worth of decent mags like what cinema etc Also, sign up to a few forums (like AVS and Av Forum) and read reviews and reviews and see if you can look at the screen your getting.

Also, stay AWAY from dixions and the likes as they know squat all about TVs nor how to demo one (ie: 5 screens running of one source )



[Edited on 26-04-2006 by Dom]

[Edited on 26-04-2006 by Dom]
JadeM
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 9th Feb 06
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rileysport
fancy a 42 incher to stick in the fireplace, wheres good to get one without paying a daft sum of money ?????


If your not spending daft money go for a 32" LCD instead it will be much better quality!!!

Take a look at some LG's...there great for the money.
Nismo
Member

Registered: 12th Sep 02
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have to disagree dom , my mates LCD does blacks fine and the colours are so sharp , better than the plasma's we have at work by far.

My PC LCD screen also has no problems with blacks?
Nismo
Member

Registered: 12th Sep 02
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Pablo
quote:
Originally posted by Nismo
if you can budget it go for HD LCD


I love mine!!


I hope you have a SKY HD box then
p4uls corsa
Member

Registered: 2nd May 05
Location: BRADFORD
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dom
quote:
Originally posted by p4uls corsa
i would personally go for a lcd over a plasma.also get one thats hd ready.


yea, its good to have greys instead of blacks and crap colours Plasmas all the way, use a bit more power and a lot heavier, but picture quality is a lot better than any LCD, plus you can get bigger screen sizes that are pretty cheap - ie: 800 quid can get you a fairly decent 42" panasonic plasma!!

LCDs though can be seen in direct sunlight pretty well - whereas plasma screens suffer quite a bit and optimal viewing for plasmas are lower light levels - though they still cope pretty well during the daytime with light in the room etc

as for HD, all it mean is that it has a digital input (DVI or HDMI) and the resoloution is 1024 x 768 or higher, something which most modern screens are!

Though you budget will depend on what best suits you and whether HD is a must have (as i cant see it rolling out properly for atleast another year or so - as only a few slected movie channels and sport channels will be HiDef)#


Anyways, keep an eye out on richersounds and ebay, and buy a few weeks worth of decent mags like what cinema etc Also, sign up to a few forums (like AVS and Av Forum) and read reviews and reviews and see if you can look at the screen your getting.

Also, stay AWAY from dixions and the likes as they know squat all about TVs nor how to demo one (ie: 5 screens running of one source )










plasmas have a short life spam,

[Edited on 26-04-2006 by p4uls corsa]
JadeM
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 9th Feb 06
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The black colours, sharpness, resolution & screen reaction times were all poor on the sub 1500 Plasma's I looked at!!
Dom
Member

Registered: 13th Sep 03
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

short life span - 60,000 hours!!!!! thats about 20 years worth of tv (at 8hours a day)......


next
JadeM
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 9th Feb 06
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 14:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get a decent 32 or 37 inch HD LCD & spend some good money on top line cables & connections.

Dont forget the mount will set you back about 150 aswell!!

Thats what I would do....infact, thats exactly what I did!!

[Edited on 26-04-2006 by JadeM]
JadeM
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 9th Feb 06
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 15:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take a look on http://www.homecinemachoice.com & www.avforums.com for some good advice & model reviews.
dave17
Member

Registered: 3rd Sep 02
Location: Greater London
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 15:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive decided im going for a HD LCD 32" tv, going to order it next week.

I read that for a plasma to be true HD, it needs to be over 50" - i cant afford a 50" tv and it will look so stupid in my room

Seem a nice samsung one for around 820 so going to get that
JadeM
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 9th Feb 06
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 15:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What model Dave???
p4uls corsa
Member

Registered: 2nd May 05
Location: BRADFORD
User status: Offline
26th Apr 06 at 15:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dom
short life span - 60,000 hours!!!!! thats about 20 years worth of tv (at 8hours a day)......


next



not all plasmas last 60,000 hours, the average is about 30,000 hours and they will lose there brightness/colour as the hours clock up.

  <<  1    2    3  >>
New Topic

New Poll

  Related Threads Author Forum Replies Views Last Post
Plasma Vs LCD Danny P Off Day 31 863
3rd Feb 05 at 23:51
by Dom
 
New TV Arived Today blebo Geek Day 4 501
25th Jun 05 at 14:46
by Cybermonkey
 
dials mattwhite General Chat 12 751
6th Nov 05 at 10:59
by Poot
 
PLASMA OR LCD TV??? TurboChris Geek Day 21 1051
14th Jul 05 at 18:12
by mattyboy199
 
PLASMA VS LCD carnoisseurcraig Geek Day 16 903
19th Mar 06 at 15:47
by Dom
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » Off Day » Geek Day » Plasma TV 28 database queries in 0.0147650 seconds