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Help me decide which plasma !

sportflyer
10-04-2007, 10:11 AM
The more I read this and other forums the more confused I become as to what I should do . I finally narrowed it down to two choices :

) Pioneer 5080HD b) Panny 58PH10UK Both approx same price after adding stand and HDMI Blade for the Panny. I will save a bunch of money if I go for the 50PH10UK but I thought I should get the largest screen I can for the $

I dont need audio processing as I have my own Audio system . I sit 10 to 12 ft from the panel. Main sources are SD TV ( PVR) and DVD. Will try HDTV from Comcast when system is up and running.

I am not a videophile per se but would like a nice picture. I will definitely need a antiglare screen for daytime viewing . ( too many reflections from my current CRT rear proj TV) . So please help me decide.

Final question : What does a Video processor do for a non videophile like me? These are very expensive even more than the plasma panels . Are there low cost video processors ?

Thanks

Loves2Watch
10-04-2007, 11:46 AM
All of the newer Panasonic plasma TV's have anti-glare screens and the TV already has a video processor. For the normal viewer there is no need for an extra video processor/scaler/decoder as the one in the TV should suffice.

z28rod
10-04-2007, 05:39 PM
Pioneer 5080HD

sportflyer
10-06-2007, 09:55 AM
Any more comments? Common guys need more help . Tks

Rich_Guy
10-06-2007, 10:55 AM
The Panasonic pro is the best, an excellent display that competes only with the most expensive displays yet it is also one of the most reasonably priced displays. I own the TH-50PH9UK and love it! Get the TH-58PH10UK you will be very happy you did.

A great thread that follows an owner of Panasonic professional displays that shows the quality of picture achieved:
http://www./avs-vb/showthread.php?t=733641&page=21

Great info about the reliability of Panasonic professional models:
http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prModelDetail?storeId=11301&catalogId=13251&itemId=186430&modelNo=Content09132007010725558&surfModel=Content09132007010725558

A great place to see some excellent examples of how good these displays can look:
http://www./avs-vb/showthread.php?t=818814

More info about the TH-58PH10UK can be found here:
http://www.panasonic.com/business/plasma/plasmas.asp