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Author Topic: New TV...Plasma v LCD  (Read 14262 times)

Ottersnose

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2012, 11:07:02 AM »

I have a Panny 42' plasma (4 yrs old) and its excellent but you need home cinema to give it some "oomph".
The digital optical lead is to avoid the slight delay that occurs by putting the audio through a home cinema set up via the HDMI that can give you lip sync issues.
I tried a optical lead but it would only work on HD channels for some reason so I ditched it. :-\

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UncleUB

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2012, 11:18:59 AM »

Thanks Otternose  :)

We are looking to get a sound system/Blu-Ray player when we get out new TV,also we might consider upgrading form Sky+ to Sky HD.

Thinking about getting all Panasonic stuff so they all can be linked......Viera Linked or something?

We were told a digital optical cable made the sound better when using the Sky box....?
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Ottersnose

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 02:50:06 PM »

It probably does sound better but not with the ears I've got :-[
(I don't have Sky i'm afraid I use FreeSat)

Some folks have had issues with the Panny stuff on here but my experiences have all been good.  Vieralink or I think its now "Smart Viera" is just a proprietry Panasonic set up to allow control and intergration of your devices usually all done through the HDMI leads.
I have a Panny tv and home cinema and they can be controlled by either remote for most things. It may save you having to make an additional physical connection or two.

In so far as HD vs standard, if you are going up to a 37' LCD/Plasma or above you will see a big difference in picture quality on HD. If your old tv was a normal CRT of say 32' the picture probably looks pretty sharp on "normal TV" but when you expand that picture up to 42' say it can look a little washed out hence the move up to HD.
I still haven't gone to Blu Ray yet but have a Panasonic upscaling DVD player which works great (although my eyesight is starting to follow my hearing)

I understand your problems there is so much information out there it's bewildering. I just set a budget and stuck to it. The main reason I went to Panasonic was for the 5 year warranty on the TV and the richness of the picture. If you buy additional shop warranty be careful that this covers the screen as quite often it doesn't!

Good luck!
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camallison

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2012, 04:51:07 PM »

5-year warranty - usually available free-of-charge on all TVs bought from John Lewis's - but you pay top price .... equal to bargain price plus the cost of extended warranty.  I bought a Panasonic flat panel from JL for the father-in-law some time ago and it developed a fault after 3 years.  No argument, out came the TV repair man, declared it terminally broken, and we got a (more modern) brand new equivalent Panasonic as replacement.  The whole process was painless and lasted 4 days!

Colin
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UncleUB

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2012, 06:11:56 PM »

Thanks all  :)

I like JL as well Colin,great service and tbh a lot of their products are competitive price wise.We will be getting a 5 year warranty when we purchase our new TV,but refuse to pay silly money(if its not already included)
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Ottersnose

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2012, 10:54:33 PM »

I got the 5 year warranty FOC as part of a Panasonic promotion at the time.
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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2012, 11:19:29 AM »

New tv and Blu-Ray home cinema system arrived yesterday from House of Fraser

Its this TV

and this is the Blu-Ray Home Cinema

H.O.F were very competitive on price,last week the tv was 90 cheaper than JL and the Home cinema was 319.99,it was 329.99 but I got them to price match with Richer sounds,JL had the same system for 379

The TV should have arrived on Tuesday(as promised),it didn't so a call to H.O.F c/s and a complaint yielded a 50 H.O.F gift voucher  :)
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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2012, 12:44:01 PM »

New tv and Blu-Ray home cinema system arrived yesterday from House of Fraser

Its this TV

and this is the Blu-Ray Home Cinema

H.O.F were very competitive on price,last week the tv was 90 cheaper than JL and the Home cinema was 319.99,it was 329.99 but I got them to price match with Richer sounds,JL had the same system for 379

The TV should have arrived on Tuesday(as promised),it didn't so a call to H.O.F c/s and a complaint yielded a 50 H.O.F gift voucher  :)

That's you set up for the Olympics then - TV, Home Cinema, and 50-worth of beer by your side.  Mind you have to watch out viewing in 3D ...... how far can you jump when the pole vaulters are coming towards you and appear to jump over your head?  Best get a crash helmet with that 50.   :lol:

Colin
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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2012, 01:10:24 PM »

Have fun with it, Phil :)
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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2012, 02:34:45 PM »

Got the tv up and running......it looks huge  :o......Good job we didn't go for the 60" model  :o

Sue is just setting up the surround speakers,so if the forum walls start shaking............. ;D


@ Colin.........Crash helmet sounds good,wonder how much beer they hold  :D
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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2012, 04:17:00 PM »

You'll be getting an ASBO, shaking the forum walls!

Colin
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UncleUB

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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2012, 04:22:39 PM »

You'll be getting an ASBO, shaking the forum walls!

Colin

What do you mean getting one... ;)  :D
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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2012, 04:29:48 PM »

My nice new tv day has been spoiled by the news that Sue's eldest son has just lost his job. :(

He was the transport manager at a large electrical wholesalers.They are closing the whole business,everyone is out of work  :no:

http://www.inmanswebstore.co.uk/
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camallison

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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2012, 05:44:07 PM »

Sorry to hear that Phil.  Some of the courier companies could do with an experienced transport manager to sort them out.

Is he stuck on remaining in the Sheffield area or could he relocate for the right job?  Maybe Eddie Stobart has a job at one of their depots?

Colin

[EDIT - lots of jobs in Yorkshire http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Jobs/search.aspx?sJobFunctions=8&sJobLocations=219&sJobSalaryBands=0&sJobSectors=0&liJobPositionTypeID=0&sKeywords=&bSearch=1   ]
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UncleUB

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Re: New TV...Plasma v LCD
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2012, 06:02:08 PM »

Hi Colin.........Tbh I doubt if he would locate outside Sheffield,but you never know...........

I will pass your link on,thanks  :)

He is 42 years old so plenty of experience.He was a driver for them before being promoted to transport manager,so does have HGV licence.
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