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Was thinking of ordering one of these plasma TV's from Tiny-

_ttp://homecinema.tiny.com/tv/bargain_plasma_lcd/14759

£999 for a 42" Plasma, Glass stand, DVD Player, 4 Speaker Theatre System.

Anyone got one ?
Is the picture good ?
Is the backup good ?
Would you buy it ?

Cheers
 

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Don't think that you can beat the Panasonic at the moment Chris, certainly the ones a lot of professionals use. :)
 

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This forum has some interesting information...

_http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180302

Heard mixed reports about the Tiny Plasma - does it have a tuner?
 
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Personally, I wouldn't get a Plasma tv, picture quality is worse that CRTs, and all plasma panels have misssing pixel defects (it's impossible to make perfect ones).
 

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Just ordered this Plasma TV and will post some pics when i'm all up and running :D

h*tps://secure.121electricals.com/detail.asp/sku=42PF9946
 

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#6
chris said:
Just ordered this Plasma TV
Same as mine (only you've bought it cheaper - :-doh! )

You shouldn't be disappointed - much better than Tiny's IMHO.
 

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I like a bargain :) does it do picture in picture ?
 

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I like a bargain :) does it do picture in picture ?
No - My other TV does - also a Philips - seldom use that function.

Here's a picture take a few minutes ago (G8 concert) in a conservator so a lot of reflections at this time of day in sunny Scotland.
 

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Looks a good plasma, will post some pics of mine when i'm up and running. Was hoping to use the pic in pic to have the PC and TV on at the same time but nevermind.
 

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Was hoping to use the pic in pic to have the PC and TV on at the same time but nevermind.
May be possible with PC/TV inputs

You can have two pages of Teletext on screen side by side.

Let me know how you get on.
 

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Hmmm Plasma *drool* What is actually the screen size?
 

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42"

I went in to comet yesterday to have a look at the Philips plasma before i ordered and if you put your face near the plasma screen they all seem to run very hot or is it just global warming ?
 

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#13
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42"

I went in to comet yesterday to have a look at the Philips plasma before i ordered and if you put your face near the plasma screen they all seem to run very hot or is it just global warming ?

42, this is the diagonal measurment, isn't it?
 

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wouldn't bother no HDMI jack so no Hidef from sky obsolete really, checkout the Panasonic models the HiDef ones



T_G said:
42, this is the diagonal measurment, isn't it?
 

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if you put your face near the plasma screen they all seem to run very hot
Yes it gets warm - not quite hot.

Great in the winter - the screens should last longer than a CRT - but that's another debate.
 

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T_G said:
42, this is the diagonal measurment, isn't it?
Yes - the screen is 36" wide
 

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#17
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checkout the Panasonic models the HiDef ones
You can view high definition on the Philips Plasma Chris is buying, using the PC input.

Let's not open the high definition debate in yet another thread!
:D
 

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Chris forget the Philips not enough resolution for HiDef instead look for the Hitachi 42PD7200 1024x1024 resolution and it has HDMI and DVI sockets so you can use a computer if you can afford it.
 

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Nice plasma but i cant afford the £2000 price tag.
 

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Chris how about a 46inch widescreen high Definition ready rear projection television all for £999.99 plus vat, welcome to the Samsung SP46L6HXX/XEU Dlp 1280x720 resolution, twin tuner picture in picture and 3 scarts with HDMI Input.

Now available at Makro wholesalers

chris said:
Nice plasma but i cant afford the £2000 price tag.
 
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