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Hi all,

I need some help choosing the right tv. We were burgled a few months ago and they took my old 37" viera plasma. I need to replace this, but things have moved on since I bought my last tv. Ideally I'm looking for a 42" Full HD plasma, that is capable of supporting 24fps. I'll be using it with a PS3 blu ray player.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Hello mate. As you have specified that you want a 42" full HD 1080p plasma, you are not left with much choice - in fact there are only two tvs available with this specification. Both of these are Panasonic, and luckily for you they are both superb tvs. The first one is an excellent performing (and looking) tv that fits your requirements very well - the Panasonic 42PZ70. It's a 42" plasma with that 'full HD' resolution that you're after, to handle 1080p content natively, without scaling. And it will accept such content at 24fps - the format known as 1080/24p - and do so extremely well without judder or stuttering. It has a superbly detailed picture with really good colours that are vivid and natural, and is talented at displaying deep, dark blacks. It has two HDMI inputs which is enough for your PS3 and another high-def source such as Sky HD. It also has a component input which also takes high-def feeds, ableit in analogue form. And one of the best things about this tv is the price - it can be had online for under £1000 which is amazing value, considering what I have already mentioned about there being only two tvs on the market that manage to squeeze those two million pixels into a 42" plasma. The other set is the Panasonic 42PZ700 which is very similar, the main difference being that it is a bit more expensive - about £1200 at the moment I think, online. The only differences in spec. are that it has better speakers and an extra HDMI port, bringing the total number of HDMIs to three. Anyway, I hope you find tv happiness.
 

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With that budget I would advise you to go for Pioneer 428XD as this model takes care of 24fps unlike pana which natively doesn't support 24fps.

Pioneer is not full-hd but will give you better picture then any HD currently available and will also run SD stuff better then anything available in the market.
 
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[quote user="Zubkabera"]
With that budget I would advise you to go for Pioneer 428XD as this model takes care of 24fps unlike pana which natively doesn't support 24fps.
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The Panasonic may not playback 24fps 'natively', but it will accept 24fps and then display it smoothly and totally free of judder, so effectively it does 'take care' of 24fps. If the Panasonic does fine with 24fps, then what's so much better about the Pioneer?

If you were to undertake some sort of 'blind test' (well not literally blind - that wouldn't work very well in this situation) where you had to view two screens (two of the same screens from a neutral manufacturer) one after the other, and one of them had the processing of the Panasonic - converting 24fps to 60Hz as superbly as the Panasonic does, and the other screen was displaying 24fps at 72Hz using Pioneer's picture processing, then I bet you wouldn't be able to tell which one was displaying 'native' 24fps and which one was converting it to 60Hz.

Obviously they couldn't just do the test with the actual Panasonic 42PZ70 and the Pioneer 428XD because you would be able to tell which was the Panasonic because of it's superior detail and sharpness, and it's better line definition. And you might be able to tell the Pioneer cos of it's blacks.

[quote user="Zubkabera"]
Pioneer is not full-hd but will give you better picture then any HD currently available and will also run SD stuff better then anything available in the market.

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Er, the Pioneer 428XD delivering a better picture than any HD tv currently available? I don't think so, not least because the Pioneer LX508D or LX608D will display an image that is utterly superior. The bit about it running SD better than anything on the market is very true though, and is what most impresses me about the Pioneer 428XD.
 

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