42" HD Plasma - $1399??

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  1. Craig

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    3G brand 42" plasma being advertised for $1399, with free shipping. The ad says that it's HD, not ED. Did a search and didn't a previous thread on this.

    3G Plasma
     
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    No experience with this particular display, but I can say, an ED Panny usually way out performs lower end HD Plasma's.

    Color decoding, grey scale tracking, ect.ect.. having a ton to do with a Displays produced image, maybe even more so than raw resolution.
     
  4. Jean D

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    Thats why I'm holding off on buying it. Im waiting for a review or whatnot. $1400 is still $1400. and to me thats a pretty expensive bedroom tv (which is what I'd use it for mostly).
     
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    $1400 is really cheap for a 42" HD plasma. I can't imagine it's got very good picture quality at all.
     
  6. John S

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    Yeah, for the price of a decent scaler, you get a scaler, a de-interlacer, and an HD Plasma Pannel???


    Seems to good to be true really.
     
  7. Sami Kallio

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    Well, according to the specs it's not HD:

    Max Resolution 1024 x 768

    That isn't necessarily even the native resolution but if it is then it's still short from 1280x720.
     
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    Sami?? You know somthing I don't???

    All x720 or x768 displays are considered true HD, supporting 720p....
     
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    800x600 and 854 x 480 support 720p and 1080i too... [​IMG]
     
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    It would be the first 4:3 plasma I've ever seen, and I've seen them all.

    Right now the best bargain PLASMA 42" wise is the new Panasonic TH42PX50U, at Circuit City for $3199. Stunning picture, NICE blacks (especially for a plasma). True HiDef picture. DVDs look GREAT.

    PS: BAN EDTV! It can't even properly reproduce DVD! What a rip.
     
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    The panel is 16:9 but the maximum resolution according to the specs is 4:3. Reading the AVS thread shred some light to this issue.
     
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    There are a lot of DLP and LCD RP stuff, that states 1024x768 as well... Hmmmmmm....

    Makes me wonder....


    Ban ED.. geeeesh... That is harsh... I actually believe ED displays are totally respectable to display HD in myself.

    Some of the bargain ED front projos are quite good, as is the Panny ED plasmas. In my opinion as always.
     
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    I work at a big box retailer and we just got a sylvania 42" HD plasma for about $1500...email me for more info
     
  14. Kevin C Brown

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    1024 x 768 is considered "HD" because of the vertical resolution, but I wouldn't say it's "true" HD though either. But that is mostly what you get these days with any LCD or plasma that does 720 (or 768p) vertically.

    Shoot, I think 1980x1080 is true HD so it would have to be 1408x768p (or 1320x720p) to be true HD then. Right?

    Although 1980/1080 = 1.8333 whereas 16/9 is 1.777. So maybe it depends on the aspect ratio of the pixel too.
     
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    Hey Sami, what you are forgetting is that Plasma pixels are rectangular, NOT square like LCD, therefore the resolution is a 16:9 resolution, rather than a 4:3
     
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    No I'm not, that's what I was referring to in the AVS thread. You're better off feeding it non-native signal, otherwise the picture is going to be distorted. Let the internal processor handle the image coding.
     
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    Well Sami then I have to admit I'm not sure what you don't agree with. I can't argue with you until I do [​IMG]
     
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    Apparently they have sold out on this, but please check with PC Connection if you are interested.
     

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