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which company is better samsung or hitachi and is panasonic even considered good?

Semp1
06-20-2005, 08:10 PM
it seems like very few people on a panasonic on this forum?

debes7
06-20-2005, 09:26 PM
I just installed a Pana PT50DL54 and must say very happy.I did a lot af search on the net, read a lot of forums before making my choice. The Pana had the less complaints and trouble, is built with the best chip.Samsung keeps changing from the good chip to the lesser one I guess to save money.I tried to contact them before I stop my choice but they're not interested in explaining their system and just keeping tack of there model # is a full time job. They are also not exporting their good model in CAnada.

daleb
06-20-2005, 09:29 PM
I don't think Panasonic has been much in the forefront with televisions.
Not to say they are bad, by any means.
I've had more than one Panny DVD player and it was very good.
Their plasmas are hard to beat for the money. Not bargains, but good value.

talion83
06-20-2005, 11:54 PM
For standard rear projection, Hitachi is great.
For DLP, I would personally go Samsung (and they make models with 3 different chips...they have the HD2+, HD3, and HD4...HD4 may not be out yet).
as for Panasonic...I've never seen their DLP, so I can't comment on it. I can just go on them as a brand in general. In general, panasonic makes very good electronics. I personally don't think they are the 'best' per-se at anything, but that they do everything good. Where as with someone like say samsung: their DLP's are awsome, their normal LCD's are great, their tube TV's are pretty good, and personally...i think their standard rear projections are horrible.

JoeyG
06-21-2005, 08:17 AM
Not real widely distributed but the stats looked great. Used the HD2+ chip and had a decent package of connection options for the price. Saw one at a store 6 months ago and wasn't impressed with the picture at all. The sales person, who was pretty good, confirmed my comment that it was one of the few DLP's I've seen that had a screen door effect, usually associated with LCD. He replied that a lot of people made that same comment. Maybe they are better now but I've stopped looking at them.

iserum
06-21-2005, 08:42 AM
samsung Quality is improved significantly in recent years, there stuff is not cheap anymore they compete with all big players with almost same price, i was at the store to buy LCD TV and i could not beleive the sales person recommended SAMSUNG over SONY and Panasonic brand and it is very consistent no matter which store you go (do stores have better margin on SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG is really good?) any how i end up buying Sharp but SAMSUNG was 2nd on my list base on PQ and feature.

Pakbackr
06-21-2005, 09:17 AM
I, too, did about a year's worth of reseach on every technology and brand out ther before settling on my 50 inch Panasonic DLP about 3 months ago. And I couldn't be happier with the decision. While I think that all the models out there now provide an outstanding picture, there were a few things that ultimately tipped me in favor of the Panny DLP:

Rankings - I looked at a lot. Several independednt evaluators had the Toshiba and the Panny ranked at the very top above Samsungs and others. Consumer Reports ranked the Panny DLP #2, which validated the other reports I had read.
Technology - Panny DLP uses the HD2+ chip and an 8 segment color wheel, providing exceptional color and deep blacks. You have to really be paying attention to the other brands, esp Samsung, as they have models with all kinds of chips. And the sales reps won't always give you a truthful of complete description.
Where they are sold - Samsungs are sold everywhere, but I could find the Panny DLP only in higher end stores. That tells me something.
Features - All the models are about the same, but the Panny DLP offered one I really liked: a multi-card reader for digital pictures.
What the Repairmen Say - I know a TV repairman who has serviced our products for years and asked his opinion. He said the Mitsubishi has a higher than average repair rate, and that Samsung has a reputation of rushing products to market too quickly resulting in lots of repairs. He said the Panny has been one of the best in terms of reliability and service. That was enough for me.

So, I should have said earlier than I made a decision to go "DLP" early in the process because I couldn't stand the SDE. So far, I am extremely glad I went this route.

All I can say about the Panny is positive. I love the design, love the picture quality, love the features...until something goes wrong with it, I love the reliability!

debes7
06-21-2005, 06:59 PM
Couldn't aggree more with you Pakbackr, I too did a lot of inquiring on the web and among technicians and found out that the Panny sounds like the more stable and reliable of them all. Its the Camry of TV, it offers a good package for the price and most of all its reliable.Peace of mind has no price even with a prolongated guaranty wich I hate by the way.
The Panny does NOT have an anti-glare screen problem, it does NOT need a poer supply upgrade like the Sam, it does NOT need a new ballast and its not known to have humidity patches in between the two screens and I don't think Panasonic will go back to the inferior HD3 chip on their next model like Samsung is doing with the 05 models.
Happy shopping, mine is finished and I cannot be happier with the Panny

Smthkd
06-21-2005, 07:36 PM
Hitachi! No Contest!

leshabitants24
06-22-2005, 03:55 AM
I just installed a Pana PT50DL54 and must say very happy.I did a lot af search on the net, read a lot of forums before making my choice. The Pana had the less complaints and trouble, is built with the best chip.Samsung keeps changing from the good chip to the lesser one I guess to save money.I tried to contact them before I stop my choice but they're not interested in explaining their system and just keeping tack of there model # is a full time job. They are also not exporting their good model in CAnada.
thats not true. They r made right here in canada. anything available in the states is here as well.

debes7
06-27-2005, 07:41 PM
thats not true. They r made right here in canada. anything available in the states is here as well.
LESHABITANTS24
I was talking about Samsung not Panasonic I have a Pana

oilers
07-02-2005, 09:35 PM
I just installed a Pana PT50DL54 and must say very happy.I did a lot af search on the net, read a lot of forums before making my choice. The Pana had the less complaints and trouble, is built with the best chip.Samsung keeps changing from the good chip to the lesser one I guess to save money.I tried to contact them before I stop my choice but they're not interested in explaining their system and just keeping tack of there model # is a full time job. They are also not exporting their good model in CAnada.

I just bought the same model as you, and i was wondering how to get the s-video cable working ? i cannot find how to switch to video 1. when i hit tv-vid on the remote all that comes up is tv-component 1 to component 3, then hdmi then the rest say skip. any ideas how to get to vid 1 ??

miamivice55
07-04-2005, 02:56 PM
Hitachi Is A Far More Superior Product Than Panasonic In Every Way!

debes7
07-04-2005, 05:22 PM
I can't see why, what's your other connections?

debes7
07-05-2005, 06:02 PM
page 23 of the operating instructions>input label chart explains SKIP.
Someone has played with your control to program the "skip" in .
Let me know if you succeed.

PFC5
07-05-2005, 07:24 PM
I just bought the same model as you, and i was wondering how to get the s-video cable working ? i cannot find how to switch to video 1. when i hit tv-vid on the remote all that comes up is tv-component 1 to component 3, then hdmi then the rest say skip. any ideas how to get to vid 1 ??

Check to see if any of those connections are shared. Video 1 might be shared with one of the components, and the component input might be overriding the s-video connection.

I am guessing about this because a lot of TVs seem to share the connections. I would say to call your local dealer or call Panasonic. Either one of them should be able to help you.

Good Luck!