Viewsonic VPW425 Reviews?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Shane Morales, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Shane Morales

    Shane Morales Second Unit

    Jul 9, 2003
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    I'd like to buy a Viewsonic VPW425 EDTV plasma for my parents. All they watch is DVDs and cable TV; I don't imagine they'll get HDTV until they're forced to so the Viewsonic VPW425 being a EDTV isn't much of an issue.

    I can't seem to find any reviews of this TV, though, so I was hoping to elicit comments and such from you folks.

  2. Chad B

    Chad B Stunt Coordinator

    Jul 5, 2001
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    I'm not familiar with this particular plasma, but from what I can tell a plasma sounds like a good choice.
    Plasmas are very suseptible to screen burn in, so I never recommend them to video game fans. If your parents watch news channels for hours on end you might be a little concerned about the news ticker at the bottom of the screen burning in, but it probably won't be anything to worry too much about.
    Also, their black levels are often poor (things that are supposed to be black are dark gray no matter how you set the brightness), but usually only serious home theater enthusiasts are bothered by that.
    Plasmas are well suited to small, brightly lit rooms.
    That set's resolution would be well suited to DVD viewing, as you mentioned.


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