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Plasma TV Recommendation

Postby Boon » Thu, 08 Dec 2005 2:32 pm

Appreciate it if u guys can recommend a good value for money 42inch plasma TV. Budget about less than 5.5k. If I going to use it on cable TV most of the time, does HDTV make any difference, as the clarity very much depends on the signal and the signal cant be enhanced using component cable.

Also, does the TV side speakers be enough or should I spend another sgd500 for home theater system?

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Postby ish8 » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 5:43 pm

three brand to consider ,

hitachi , fujitsu or panasonic viera

if you do not mind koran brand.

LG make a good plasma as well

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Postby lionbeing » Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:15 am

I recommand lcdtv. plasma will produce burn marks on the panel pretty quick.
Please do more research before you put your dollars down.

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Postby Pioneer » Mon, 12 Dec 2005 6:09 am

Not necessarily, I have had a 42" Hitachi plasma for 2 years without any burn problems. You just need to know a little on how to look after it, i.e. don't watch it with the contrast over 50% for the first 100 hours, then you can turn it up. This level will not inhibit your viewing pleasure by the way.

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Postby Boon » Wed, 14 Dec 2005 3:09 pm

Tks for the useful info... As I going to use plasma for cable tv most of the time, and starhub doesnt provide high resolution signal for the time being, so does it make sense to pay extra for the HDTV?

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Urgent media interview_The Sunday Times

Postby selinayeo » Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:01 am

Hi there,

I’m a writer for The Sunday Times and I would like to seek your help for a story that I am doing on LCD and Plasma TVs.

Would anyone like to share their user experience with plasma/ LCD TVs? I’ve listed below some questions and would greatly appreciate it if you could reply to me with your answers by today, Dec 22, 8pm. My sincere apologies for such a tight deadline as my story submission is tomorrow.

You can either send me a personal message or email your answers to selina.yeo@gmail.com.

Full name, age: _________________ (for quoting purposes)
Occupation: ___________________

1. When did you purchase yr plasma/ LCD TV? How big is the screen?
2. During the period when you made the purchase, were you deciding between an LCD TV or a plasma TV? If yes, pls state why and how you eventually arrived at your decision to buy a plasma/ LCD TV. If no, why did you decide to get a plasma/ LCD TV?
3. Briefly describe your user experience so far. Have you experienced any problems with your plasma TV/ LCD TV? How did you overcome these problems?

Once again, thanks very much for your help & I look forward to reading your answers. :)

Warm regards,
Selina Yeo
Freelancer, The Sunday Times

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:42 am

I have a 6-month old Toshiba flat-screen plasma and the brightness doesn't seem tobe as 'bright' as with the previous TV - is there a particular reason for this?
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Postby vandals » Sat, 24 Dec 2005 2:36 am

i have a 2-yr old panasonic plasma tv...still doing very good without giving me any troubles at all...

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Re: Plasma TV Recommendation

Postby jokerknight » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 1:52 pm

Boon wrote:Appreciate it if u guys can recommend a good value for money 42inch plasma TV. Budget about less than 5.5k. If I going to use it on cable TV most of the time, does HDTV make any difference, as the clarity very much depends on the signal and the signal cant be enhanced using component cable.

Also, does the TV side speakers be enough or should I spend another sgd500 for home theater system?

Thanks


If you are really keen on Plasma, Pioneer is the brand i strongly recommend. Good service support and great manufacturing quality that last.

Depending on where you stay HDTV is not ready in Singapore. But most of the plasma today support HDTV input so when the time comes you shouldn't have any worry.

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Postby jokerknight » Wed, 11 Jan 2006 2:09 pm

lionbeing wrote:I recommand lcdtv. plasma will produce burn marks on the panel pretty quick.
Please do more research before you put your dollars down.


I agree with Lionbeing about LCD TV. Plasma projection uses high contract ratio (above 10,000:1) that means more power, more burns, more heat, more $$ electricity bills. Whereas LCD rang from 500 to 1,000:1, so the mean time between failure (MTBF) is longer than plasma.

LCD TV this days produce very good quality picture even in the dark (auto light sensor). LCD TV are cheaper to repair too. Of cause there are down side to LCD, slower respond rate (8ms-12ms) versus plasma technology so gamers might not like LCD much. But if you are talking about Video and Cable TVs both are equal in strength. I think LCD may be slightly better off because image still clear & sharp in low light condition thanks to liquid crystal technology.

Because of the high projection rate plasma technology turns yellowish (burn) after sometime (2years or more).

In alot case now, LCD becomes the favourite choice compare to Plasma thats why prices for LCD TV is currently more expensive compare with Plasma.

One more thing, LCD TV weighs alot lighter than plasma.
:wink:

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Postby kasiv65 » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 1:14 pm

Appreciate if you guys over there give some advice on buying Plasma/LCD TV. I have been doing some analysis on Plasma/LCD and have to agree on the following

LCD: pictures are at surface level and when the pictures are dark you can see grains shifting. I looked at Sharp Aquos and was about to buy it but I found the picture not so lively. Also I have doubts that old G Series Sharp Aquos may not be able to show Cable TV channels properly since they have to expand the signal at 520i to 768i.

Plasma: Visually I don't see any problem but not sure how worst is the burn problem. Apart from that I also think 1024x768 resolution Plasma might not be suitable for current TV signal in Singapore.

I am planning to take this TV to India next year and it may take more than 7 years to get HDTV over there.

My budget is only S$ 4000.00. Now I considering on the following Plasma TV

1. Panasonic TH-42PA50H
2. Samsung PS42D5S

Which one is the best? Is there any other Plasma which is better than this model for this budget ?

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Postby ksl » Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:59 am

HDTV is a must, because all other LCD and plasma's are not yet up to the quality of a CRT monitor.

I follow the technology very closely due to my investment interest, and i can assure all of you, my information comes direct from Taiwan AU optronics, Chunghwa picture tube, and the rest of the manufacturers of LCD TV and Plasma's

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Postby Light » Wed, 08 Feb 2006 9:39 am

Guys, there is a posting on HDTV on the next page with lots of information on LCD and Plasma TVs. So much misconception out there about the Plasma TVs. LCD TVs are getting better, but for now, the Plasma TVs are better for your money. My recommendation: Buy either a Pioneer or a Panasonic plasma TV for performance. Buy an LG for the value.

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Postby Bremen » Wed, 08 Feb 2006 11:45 am

If you are unsure of getting HDTV over the next 5 years, I recommend getting EDTV for now. That is compatible with TODAY's technology. No need to wait for HDTV signals, HD-DVDs/blu-ray, etc etc etc
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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 09 Feb 2006 1:55 am

There seems to be a lot of people here that need to do the research before they spout off. Burn in on plasma's. get real thats as old as analog mobilr phones.
Most people base their judgement on what they have in thier living room rather than being objective.
Questioms for the people in the so called know!!!!
What is HDTV? ( 720i 720p 1080i 1080p etc etc )
When will we have it on Singapore cable? ( if ever)
LCD uses less power because it's less bright ...go figure

Way too much BS flying around on this subject......


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