High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

sony 34 xbr or Panny plasma edtv?

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2004, 03:03 AM   #1  
High Definition is the definition of life.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 116
Default sony 34 xbr or Panny plasma edtv?

Now I understand that this is sort of a wierd question, as I'm comparing one of the the highest quality hdtv's with an edtv, but I was just in the store, and noticed the quality of an edtv, and it was barely distinguishable from the hdtv's around it. I had decided on the sony 34xbr960 as a great value and had wanted it over lcd or dlp rptv's, and my money hadn't even accounted for plasma or lcd's. But now I've found a great edtv the Panasonic43pd25u, that's a 42'', bigger than the sony 34'', and also much less bulky, for about 800 dollars more. What are some opinions on this, is it worth the extra pizzaz of the plasma tv over the raw quality of the sony?
wassim17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2004, 04:32 AM   #2  
user
 

Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 903
Default

As long as you know what you're getting and don't plan on viewing HD quality on the plasma, the Panny would then make more sense for you.
maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2004, 07:28 AM   #3  
HT Frontiersman
 
borromini's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 10,309
Default

I agree with Maximus, but it's hard to respond to your question when you didn't state whether HD was important to you. If you do plan on watching any HD (I'm assuming that's why you were considering the Sony in the first place) the image isn't going to look too good on the Plasma you're quoting. Keep in mind that at the store, it's possible that none of the TVs were displaying true HD images as you viewed the EDTV next to HDTVs.
borromini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2004, 05:25 PM   #4  
High Definition is the definition of life.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 116
Default

Well, Borromini, I'm relatively new to hd, so I can't really say it's that important to me, but I know I'm gonna be pretty blown away once a start experiencing it, so I'm probably gonna want to watch as much of it as I can. But I think I'm going to be watching more sd and dvd's than the hd programming, so that wouldn't matter between the hd and the edtv. However, for the hd programming, as I'm not a video-phile or anything, I'm assuming it would be good enough quality for saving the premium one would have to pay for the hd screen of that size. ps. in the store, it was broadcasting in discovery hd, and the other tv's were hdtv, so I think the other tv's were broadcasting true hd, unless you're talking about full resolution.
wassim17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 05:41 PM   #5  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 759
Default

I have a 42PWD6UY Pany which is their prior year's EDTV plasma. It is in their commercial (vs. consumer) line and has received great reviews for PQ, contrast, etc. I paid $2800 to a local commercial Pany dealer. The current generation (7UY) is selling for significantly less. Go to b2b.panasonic.com for more on this commercial line.

I watch HD and DVD content almost exclusively and am very happy with the display's performance with HD content. For the price difference at the time, the selection (ED vs. HD) made sense and I don't regret not paying $1700 - 2000 more for the HD version of the same model (especially for a 42" 720p screen).

That said, my selection was heavily weighted towards a plasma for reasons other than actual content to be viewed.

If you're neutral on the type of box (direct view, plasma, DLP, etc.), you can certainly buy a true HD monitor for a price favorable to the plasma options.

However, I wouldn't buy a consumer plasma from Best Buy, etc. Price is too high. Look for quality commercial dealers near you at the above referenced website.

Last edited by slowmo; 12-07-2004 at 05:46 PM..
slowmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:01 AM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018, MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands