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Old 13-02-2003, 14:42   #1
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Pioneer 43" plasma or Panasonic 42" plasma?

Can't decide which one to get out of these two.

Pioneer PDP433HDE - Plasma TV & tuner included

Screen & Tuner Supplied
43 16:9 Plasma TV
Number of Pixels - 1024 (Hor) x 768 (Ver)
Stereo, Dual Sound NICAM
Auto Channel Preset, Labbeling and Sort
On Screen Display
Auto Power off, Energy Saveing mode
Front AV, S-Video Input
Monitor Out
Power Management (for PC use)



Panasonic TH42PW5B - Plasma TV

106cmV Panel 16:9
16.77 million colours
Anti Reflection Screen Coating
2 x 8W audio out
Brightness 650, Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Pal, Secam, NTSC Pal 60
S-Video in, RCA Video/Audio in, RGB (PC) in, RGB (PC) Audio in, RCA RGB Audio in
External Speakers Terminal, Control
Remote Control


Tuner costs an additional £395 for the Panasonic

Has anyone got either of these plasma screens? which one out of these two, or any others in this price range would you recommend me to get?

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Old 13-02-2003, 16:01   #2
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Re: Pioneer 43" plasma or Panasonic 42" plasma?

Had the panasonic, got the Pioneer now. Brighter picture (by almost double), the panasonic has higher contract but poor brightness.

Also, be wary of where you buy em, both the Pioneer and Panasonic come with on site warrantys for full UK spec models, many dealers just sell euro imports direct, which means you`ll have to either send it back, or they`ll send out their own engineer if there s aproblem, rather then Pioneer / Panasonics own service policy which is a swap out or loan set for repair
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