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LG 50" Plasma`s, there XD Engine II Tech Rocks !

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by ViRuS2k, 8 May 2006.

  1. ViRuS2k

    Soldato

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    Link removed due to hotlinking lol, unable to replace picture with on that isnt a competitor ROTF..

    XD Engine II picture enhancement
    High Definition Ready
    Receive up to 30 digital TV channels
    SRS Trusurround XT (15x2W)
    9 in 2 Memory card slot
    8 Day Electronic Programme Guide
    Picture-In-Picture facility
    HDMI Connectivity
    Component Input
    Picture Quality 1049088 pixels
    Brightness 1000 cd/m2
    No of Scarts 3
    Contrast 10000

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    One question is this a good Plazma...
    i was checking out our local c***ys yesterday and this 42" & 50" where sideby side and dam the quality of these things up close is mind boggleing

    is this technology XD Engine II in a few other plazma`s as this is LG does philips or panasonic use this in there plazma`s becuse i was looking around more Plazma`s and none of them could compaire in the quality that these XD Engine II LG`s could do....

    i think personaly this is my next screen :)
    but i want to know if anything comes close to these Plazma`s
    do LCD`s compete ? also the blacks and greys where awsome on this thing lol

    these LG`s are pricey though :p 50" one costs just over 2 grand
     
    Last edited: 8 May 2006
  2. Chiribo

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    I'm guessing you aren't interested in having a 1080 resolution on your screen then :)?
     
  3. ViRuS2k

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    is that all its got ??? 1080x????
    hmmmm guess those apple 30-42"`s would be lot better then im guessing or am i wrong
     
  4. EVH

    Don

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    I'd upload that image before a mod spots the hotlinking ;)

    You'd typically want to get a screen which would support a native 1080 resolution, although these seem few and far between at the moment.

    I would suggest steering clear from retail outlets and heading off to a specialist place, where the staff won't be 17 and will know what they're talking about
     
  5. Oops Dead Again

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    Or buy the Pioneer PDP-506XDE, stunning plasma for the money. The last time I was in one of those retail outlets they had the LG's being fed with a HD demo and all the other plasma's being fed sd signals. But I agree with EVH speak to specialist retailer they are generally cheaper (my Pioneer panel was £700 cheaper than the retail giants), they will definately know what they are talking about and they will let you demo any sets with your own dvds.
     
  6. Chiribo

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    Nah I ment that it doesn't have enough pixels to have native support for 1080i (1920x1080) resolution you need a screen which has 2,073,600 pixels :p the one you're looking into does 720p, which is what a lot of content will be like for some time to come some say.

    Just food for thought, and yeh definately go into a specialist outfit rather than to a DSG chain store atleast the staff in the specialist stores know what they are on about ^^
     
  7. ViRuS2k

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    And do any plazma`s actually have that meny pixels out there or that resolution ?
     
  8. jhmaeng

    Wise Guy

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    Only a handful, really, and those tend to be very large and pretty expensive. The rest all seem to be the lower resolution (720p).

    Personally, I think that unless you plan to use it extensively with a PC, having 1080p doesn't give a huge amount of benefits until the sources are properly 1080p (which will be quite a while to become mainstream). By then, huge displays should be substantially cheaper too.

    PS. Isn't it 1080p that needs 1080 physical resolution on the side border?
     
  9. Oops Dead Again

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    Pioneer and Sharp have some native 1080p panels coming out in the next couple of months. Pioneer's panel is reported to be around the £5000 mark but they are going to be in very short supply. My local dealer is getting one a month but has said they look unbelieable.