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Review of 1080-line TV's
« on: September 4, 2006, 13:10:16 »
http://www.avreview.co.uk/news/article/mps/UAN/812/v/7/

The key thing to emerge from this group test is the simple fact that native 1080-line TVs can seemingly deliver better pictures with 1080 sources than 'normal' flat TVs. That said, the leap in quality isn't always spectacularly large, with other factors such as a TV's own video processing systems clearly having a part to play in the final 1080 results. In short, while it's right to be tempted by a 1080 screen, don't just assume that ALL screens claiming to have 1080-line resolutions will automatically outstrip some of those that don't.
Specifically within this test, the Philips TV impressed us the least. It's certainly a perfectly decent plasma TV and offers plenty of feature bang for your buck. But its pictures have one or two general flaws as well as arguably making less of the screen's 1080-line advantage than its rivals.

In third we find the other 'ALIS' plasma, Hitachi's 42PD9700. This is a very credible effort indeed that certainly should be shortlisted for audition by anyone wanting an affordable 1080 42in TV - especially if you're a plasma rather than LCD fan. But for us, it's simply outgunned when it comes to HD by our other two contenders.

And so in second we've put Toshiba's 42WLT66. This TV makes a striking case for LCD as the affordable HD format of choice, with blisteringly clean and sharp 1080 pictures that frequently take your breath away. In fact, even though it's nothing like as assured with standard definition, it nearly came out on top of our final table by virtue of its really quite remarkable 1,900 price.

In the end, though, we simply couldn't resist the allure of the extra 8in of screen and truly jaw-dropping picture quality on offer from Pioneer's PDP-5000EX. Sure, it's more than three times as expensive as the Toshiba. But if you simply absolutely must have the best picture quality there currently is, then this is where your hard-earned savings should go.


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Re: Review of 1080-line TV's
« Reply #1 on: September 4, 2006, 13:16:32 »
In the end, though, we simply couldn't resist the allure of the extra 8in of screen and truly jaw-dropping picture quality on offer from Pioneer's PDP-5000EX. Sure, it's more than three times as expensive as the Toshiba. But if you simply absolutely must have the best picture quality there currently is, then this is where your hard-earned savings should go.

Absoluut het beste scherm dat er op dit moment uberhaupt te koop is (maar hoe lang gaat dat nog duren?) Wie kan Pioneer overtreffen?
en de laagste prijs per pixel ;D (voor Plasma dan)
« Last Edit: September 4, 2006, 13:17:44 by Raphie »
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Re: Review of 1080-line TV's
« Reply #2 on: September 4, 2006, 15:00:54 »
with other factors such as a TV's own video processing systems clearly having a part to play in the final 1080 results. In short, while it's right to be tempted by a 1080 screen, don't just assume that ALL screens claiming to have 1080-line resolutions will automatically outstrip some of those that don't.

Eindelijks eens een reviewer die het wel snapt.

Teveel mensen staren zich blind op de magische 1920*1080 resolutie....

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Re: Review of 1080-line TV's
« Reply #3 on: September 4, 2006, 20:44:22 »
klopt. maargoed die pio is echt een lekekrding moet ik zeggen....
ik denk dat als je kijkt naar 1080 je naar de 5000ex moet kijken en niet naar anderne
maargoed:P dat is persoonlijk. voor mij komt de 507xa dr aan en daar ben ik heel
erg tevreden mee, hoeft niet persee 1080 te zijn... komt later nog wel

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Re: Review of 1080-line TV's
« Reply #4 on: September 4, 2006, 21:00:38 »
klopt. maargoed die pio is echt een lekekrding moet ik zeggen....
ik denk dat als je kijkt naar 1080 je naar de 5000ex moet kijken en niet naar anderne
maargoed:P dat is persoonlijk. voor mij komt de 507xa dr aan en daar ben ik heel
erg tevreden mee, hoeft niet persee 1080 te zijn... komt later nog wel

Niet getreurd, op AVS vinden sommigen de 507 zelfs beter dan de 5000ex

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Re: Review of 1080-line TV's
« Reply #5 on: September 4, 2006, 21:07:11 »
ah dat klinkt goed:P heb je een link voor me? ;D