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Old 21-05-2009, 18:09   #1
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Post Considering The Pioneer KRP-600A KURO or a projector

I am looking to have an overhaul on my Cinema equipment this year. I know that prices have risen for Plasma TVs since Christmas and perhaps this might not be the best time to buy but none the less after doing some research this from what I have seen and read is the best plasma series for picture. I was also considering a projector any recommendations for this sort of budget and If it was the TV I was to go for I am looking to put it onto a stand https://www.avsupports.com/prod.asp?...528&imgstate=0
That’s the one that’s caught my eye, any other suggestions?
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Old 23-05-2009, 13:33   #2
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As to what's best, it really depends on your particular combinations sources, how you intend to use it plus the size of your room for example. A large television has the convenience of being able to use it in a varied range of different lighting conditions and for quick and easy terrestrial/satellite or cable viewing. But a projector will allow you to achieve an even bigger picture so give you more of a movie-like theatre experience (in parallel with a suitable surround system).

Pioneer do make the best televisions (although in terms of kuro plasma models not for much longer). But otherwise projector-wise have a look at the likes of the InFocus IN80 or the Panasonic PT-AE2000/AE3000, for example. I would suggest you check out the user threads for the various models on AVForums as it will give you an idea of the pros and cons for each one.

Prices have risen mostly due to the weakness of the pound against the yen and other currencies plus that manufacturers are mostly making losses right now so they need to try and claw that back somehow.

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Old 23-05-2009, 16:10   #3
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thanks for the replies.
Yeah this is going to be used mainly for Live Football, Some PS3/Xbox360 and Wii gaming and Movies. I'm guessing the picture quality from the Plasma will be much greater than that of the Projectors
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Old 23-05-2009, 16:12   #4
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the rooms 14 ft long and 10ft wide
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Too small for a projector.
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Old 23-05-2009, 22:15   #6
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would you be looking 20ft long at least for projector?
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It's ok if you get a PJ with a short throw, but the benefits of a PJ i.e. the largeness, is not really worthy in such a small room. A 60" plasma would be far better in my opinion.
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Old 24-05-2009, 08:04   #8
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Ok well just need to think about going for the pioneer at 60 inches or the panasonic at 58 inches. Panny is Ł700 less and has an excellant review. But the reivews for picture on the Pioneer are practically flawless
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Right I've gone for the pioneer. It just appears to get better reviews across the board than the Panasonic.
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As for cables would I need to look at a particular make of HDMI and is shorter better and will the PS3 suffice as a Blu Ray Player or are these dedicated players alot better?
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Still looking at buying one of these seperate Blu ray Pioneer players but I remeber back in 2001 I upgraded my Wharfdale 750 dvd olayer for a pioneer 626d and I couldnt see any real differance in the picture quality.
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As for cables would I need to look at a particular make of HDMI and is shorter better and will the PS3 suffice as a Blu Ray Player or are these dedicated players alot better?
No point in spending a lot on hdmi cables unless you are looking at very long lengths. I have used this site in the past. The PS3 makes for a pretty responsive blu ray experience, but if it's just for blu ray playback a standalone player would be less expensive for those starting from scratch - with the PS3 it's well worth purchasing the optional remote as it does make operating a bit easier compared to the wireless controller. There isn't a huge amount of difference in video or audio quality - they do however offer the possibility of multi-region dvd playback (though not multi-region blu ray unless they are also chipped). For standalone options you have the likes of the Sony BDP-S350 or its replacement the S360. Also, the Panasonic DMP-BD35EB or its replacement the DMP-BD60.

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Is sitting 8ft away from a 60inch screen silly or with this sort of distance would I be able to appreciate the full benefits of 1080p?
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You should certainly see the benefits of 1080p at 60"! No matter where you sit.
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Is sitting 8ft away from a 60inch screen silly or with this sort of distance would I be able to appreciate the full benefits of 1080p?
That's way too close to be sitting if you have a 60" display.
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I thought that THX was suggesting closer than that. Rooms still not finished so wont be able to set the TV say for another 2 weeks.
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