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Just a quick update on DVI vrs Component, just watched the Ch90 Loop and its like chalk and cheese DVI wins hands down.

So Ive just wired up both component and dvi, so on a bad picture source Ill watch it on component and on a good picture source Ill watch it on DVI , just with a push of a button.

Angelo :blink:

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Hehe no amount of switching is gonna fix the bad content problem. :blink: Which has been my main issue for a long time with FTA.

Interesting note that the Sony 50inch X1 is made in Japan and not Korea and has no issues with DVI HDTV.

That's not unusual, for a long time now sony's pfm series has had a different supplier for the 50inch glass and most of the electronic compared to the 42/32inch units. Actually a lot of sony's panels are quite varied in features, since they've never made their own glass and basically oem the panels from various suppliers these days.

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I am considering trying the LG again as well as a Topfield PVR any opinions on this

You havent got a stb yet, mate that must be killing with a brand new toy in your hands. :blink:

Angelo

Tell me about it i was going ot call past and grab one on the way back this afternoon but the traffic gave me the shits so much i just went home.

besides i had my misses with me who just had a day op yesterday and wasnt feeling well

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I am considering trying the LG again as well as a Topfield PVR any opinions on this

what about the TEAC HD box glencol. don't want to try it with that?

Yeah sorry dude that goes without saying my brother inlaw will be bringing his over but my gut feel is that the LG looked that little bit better

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besides i had my misses with me who just had a day op yesterday and wasnt feeling well

Mate whats that got to do with it.....man get your priorities right, nothing stands in the way of a new toy !!!!!

Just kidding

Angelo :blink:

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besides i had my misses with me who just had a day op yesterday and wasnt feeling well

Mate whats that got to do with it.....man get your priorities right, nothing stands in the way of a new toy !!!!!

Just kidding

Angelo :P

Damn what am i thinking shopuld have left her home (Hope she dont read this :blink:)

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Quick note on the NEC 42XR3W

I watched Australian Idol tonight (My wife Loves it NOT ME) and was expecting to see solarisation as i had before with the Marantz

To my supprise not once did i see any at all which is a real good start as shows like this show solarisation like nothing .

The PQ IS fantastic as i expected this thing craps all over the Marantz its a none event.

This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

NEC XR3W V Hitachi PD 5000MA V Panasonic 42PHW6AZ tried to get another mates Pioneer but he is busy.

If we get time i will also be testing a Rotel 1095 V ME555 and a Servo 15 V Velodyn HG 15"

This will be fun and its really going to piss the neigbours off

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Quick note on the NEC 42XR3W

I watched Australian Idol tonight (My wife Loves it NOT ME) and was expecting to see solarisation as i had before with the Marantz

To my supprise not once did i see any at all which is a real good start as shows like this show solarisation like nothing .

The PQ IS fantastic as i expected this thing craps all over the Marantz its a none event.

This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

NEC XR3W V Hitachi PD 5000MA V Panasonic 42PHW6AZ tried to get another mates Pioneer but he is busy.

If we get time i will also be testing a Rotel 1095 V ME555 and a Servo 15 V Velodyn HG 15"

This will be fun and its really going to piss the neigbours off

Hi Glenncol, have you considered the Homecast HT 5000 HDSTB? Got mine this week and it seems to work great on the Metz Artos 78cm TV. Am yet to see how it performs on the 50" NEC Plasma as I'm still waiting on EHome to get our unit in. The wife wanted the Charcoal frame (and so did I really), so that has meant a delay. Did you get a silver framed unit?

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Quick note on the NEC 42XR3W

I watched Australian Idol tonight (My wife Loves it NOT ME) and was expecting to see solarisation as i had before with the Marantz

To my supprise not once did i see any at all which is a real good start as shows like this show solarisation like nothing .

The PQ IS fantastic as i expected this thing craps all over the Marantz its a none event.

This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

NEC XR3W V Hitachi PD 5000MA V Panasonic 42PHW6AZ tried to get another mates Pioneer but he is busy.

If we get time i will also be testing a Rotel 1095 V ME555 and a Servo 15 V Velodyn HG 15"

This will be fun and its really going to piss the neigbours off

Hi Glenncol, have you considered the Homecast HT 5000 HDSTB? Got mine this week and it seems to work great on the Metz Artos 78cm TV. Am yet to see how it performs on the 50" NEC Plasma as I'm still waiting on EHome to get our unit in. The wife wanted the Charcoal frame (and so did I really), so that has meant a delay. Did you get a silver framed unit?

I will try the Homecast sooner or later

They did not have a blck 42" so i got the silver and thye had a brand new black frame they changed for me

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man get your priorities right, nothing stands in the way of a new toy !!!!!

There is Angelo and it has to do with that SIZE thing I was talking about upset them and size then will not matter :blink:

cheers laurie

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Quick note on the NEC 42XR3W

I watched Australian Idol tonight (My wife Loves it NOT ME) and was expecting to see solarisation as i had before with the Marantz

To my supprise not once did i see any at all which is a real good start as shows like this show solarisation like nothing .

The PQ IS fantastic as i expected this thing craps all over the Marantz its a none event.

This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

NEC XR3W V Hitachi PD 5000MA V Panasonic 42PHW6AZ tried to get another mates Pioneer but he is busy.

If we get time i will also be testing a Rotel 1095 V ME555 and a Servo 15 V Velodyn HG 15"

This will be fun and its really going to piss the neigbours off

Ah the gear has started to arrive this is gunna be heaps of fun :blink:

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This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

Just ordered the LG and will install the latest firmware so hopefully you will let me know your experiences with it.

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This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

Just ordered the LG and will install the latest firmware so hopefully you will let me know your experiences with it.

Hey Spero

IMHO cancell the order and buy the Teac so far it has killed to competion on my testing

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This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

Just ordered the LG and will install the latest firmware so hopefully you will let me know your experiences with it.

Hey Spero

IMHO cancell the order and buy the Teac so far it has killed to competion on my testing

Well thats good to know for us teac HD box owners ! are you saying the Teac is the KING !

but there is one other lurking in the shadows glencol - the homecast !

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This week end will be full on for us i have arranged the following testing.

LG STB V Teac STB V Toshiba S25 V Panasonic new model.

Just ordered the LG and will install the latest firmware so hopefully you will let me know your experiences with it.

Hey Spero

IMHO cancell the order and buy the Teac so far it has killed to competion on my testing

Well thats good to know for us teac HD box owners ! are you saying the Teac is the KING !

but there is one other lurking in the shadows glencol - the homecast !

So far the Teac is on top

The guy nextdoor got wind of a testing weekend so he is brining over his Toshi S25 so we can go head to head via VGA and component.

As far as the subs go the Paradigm wipped the Velo's butt and with that being said i have to replace a crystal vase for the wife bloody thing vibrated of the wall unit.

Amps the ME555 is a nice amp but for my money i will be staying with the Rotel1095 all that were there agreed the Rotel was sounded better.

Plasma's so far

The NEC kicked the other two in all respects and the blacks on the NEC are a slight bit lighter than the pana

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Well i've always been pretty keen to know how the teac hd box compares to the tosh25 in regards PQ on both HD and SD so will be interested in how you go glencol

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Well i've always been pretty keen to know how the teac hd box compares to the tosh25 in regards PQ on both HD and SD so will be interested in how you go glencol

Will post either latter tonight of tomorrow depends how we feel as tonight is also is a Galliano night (Black, Red , Clear , Blue and espresso) mmmmm Love Galliano :blink:

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You say the NEC kicked the other plasmas butt, but was not as good as the Pana in contrast ratio, however by itself would you say the black levels are still excellent?

How about video motion, any film artefacts/smearing etc? I am aware the fuji is the best in this department in regards to fast action/movement.

Specs say 4096 gray levels and some 6 billion colours, does anyone know is this is 12 bit processing?

Sorry for so many questions, trying to decide between new NEC HD and the fuji VHA30 (SD).

Cheers.

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IMHO cancell the order and buy the Teac so far it has killed to competion on my testing

Via DVI why the Teac over the LG? I would be using 1080i? Also does the picture fit via DVI or is the image shifted to the left or right?

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Well i've always been pretty keen to know how the teac hd box compares to the tosh25 in regards PQ on both HD and SD so will be interested in how you go glencol

Will post either latter tonight of tomorrow depends how we feel as tonight is also is a Galliano night (Black, Red , Clear , Blue and espresso) mmmmm Love Galliano :blink:

Stay with the Yellow Galliano my friend, its a bit like the NEC plasma and Teac combo when your on a good thing stick to it.

Angelo

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You say the NEC kicked the other plasmas butt, but was not as good as the Pana in contrast ratio, however by itself would you say the black levels are still excellent? = ITS BRILLANT

How about video motion = The 50 inch does suffer from it but your eyes get used to it after a while, any film artefacts/smearing etc?= none what so ever. I am aware the fuji is the best in this department in regards to fast action/movement.= I seen the  50 inch Fuji in action and it isnt any better than the NEC infact its worse.Specs say 4096 gray levels and some 6 billion colours, does anyone know is this is 12 bit processing?=YES

Sorry for so many questions, trying to decide between new NEC HD and the fuji VHA30 (SD)Cheers.. Your comparing chalk with cheese, the Fuji is yesterdays hero

Angelo

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IMHO cancell the order and buy the Teac so far it has killed to competion on my testing

Via DVI why the Teac over the LG? I would be using 1080i? Also does the picture fit via DVI or is the image shifted to the left or right?

The Teacs colour and sharpness is slightly better than the LG on Dvi

Angelo

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You say the NEC kicked the other plasmas butt, but was not as good as the Pana in contrast ratio, however by itself would you say the black levels are still excellent?

How about video motion, any film artefacts/smearing etc? I am aware the fuji is the best in this department in regards to fast action/movement.

Specs say 4096 gray levels and some 6 billion colours, does anyone know is this is 12 bit processing?

Sorry for so many questions, trying to decide between new NEC HD and the fuji VHA30 (SD).

Cheers.

NEC colours are 68 Billion not 6

Angelo answered the rest right on the head

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I agree with you Angelo the NEC 50" is great. I have had mine now for over 2 weeks and I can't complain about the picture quality. I changed my contrast setting to 36 of maximum 72 keeping it to 50% as NEC suggests and can't see any difference, but should help prolong the life. All other settings I have left as the are on default.

May be getting someone to have a look at the fan noise to see if it is a bit loud as can be heard during quiet scenes.

Big AL

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Hey guys, i got put on to this forum during my buying a plasm campaign and it's been a great source of information. I was originally intending on getting the Hitachi 42" 5000MA but after reading a few threads became a bit reluctant and i'm now very keen on the new NEC 42" HD- this is my problem/story though.

WTF is with the lack of information for this TV, i can't even find it on the NEC aust website. So i went to a few elctronics places today, HN and Bing Lee amongst them and i was thoroughly confused by their responses when i asked about the new NEC XR3W plasma. They said it was an old model and don't stock it anymore!! Store after store crapped on that the "5" series were the latest and they don't stock this model. What's going on? I finally found it in a HomeZone store and spoke to a guy quizzing him on it- he said they'd had it for numerous months????? and it was 'ok' but the Hitachi was much better- i explained my concern about it's lack of grey etc and number of colours in general and at the ALIS panel and it's strange ratio. He had little to say except that it had won numerous awards and was the 'better' of the two displays.

Anywho i want to be positive i have the right panel, it was labelled XR3W on the barcode and was in silver, the 50 inch sat next to it. It was 1024 x 768. But why is there so much confusion? If this is these guys job then they should be fired for gross incompetency as i would expect i would be if i was so devoid of knowledge in my field. Anyway i can get the panel with a HD set top box for 6699 even though he thinks i'm making a mistake going for it over the hitachi.

And just to clarify Glencol your first post stated, "The New NEC HD Plasma (42 XR4W) has been releast here in Oz" but then you spoke about the XR3W. I just want to be sure i get the code right as these guys in the store have no idea. Thanks in advance guys

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And just to clarify Glencol your first post stated, "The New NEC HD Plasma (42 XR4W) has been releast here in Oz" but then you spoke about the XR3W. I just want to be sure i get the code right as these guys in the store have no idea. Thanks in advance guys

That was my misstake the 50" is the XR4W the 42" is the XR3W fir the Silver models and 42XM3 for the Black models

Who ever said that is was an old model either was not offered the model to display or does not know WTF he talking about.

Sorry Hitachi owners but the other person who siad the Hitachi was better needs glasses or a smack in the head and also need a bucket under his chin to catch the crap spilling out (Had it for months what a load)

Cedia dont give out awards for nothing and usually i dont pay much attention to then but this is one fine plasma and trust me no solarisation AT ALL.......

I have auditioned every avialble HD plasma on the market and this is where the heart is.

I had made one hugh mistake witht he Marantz and so i was determined not to make it again

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Quote : I know it's a bit late but where can you get the NEC for $5800 :blink:

I might seriously consider it at that price!!

Try this link - good for bargaining others down if you are outside sydney

Currently 42 Inch $5690 50 Inch $8200

That is on par with the Cosmeticus Ebay seller!

AV action prices

I know nothing of the store (although I have noted them previously when searching for prices) - but at this price, I may well be paying them a visit.

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Quote : I know it's a bit late but where can you get the NEC for $5800 :blink:

I might seriously consider it at that price!!

Try this link - good for bargaining others down if you are outside sydney

AV action prices

I know nothing of the store - but at this price, I may well be paying them a visit.

I assume you are in NSW

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Quote - "I assume you are in Sydney"

Yes - Northern Sydney, NSW.

BTW - I have just emailed AV-Action (they are acutally located in Terrigal which is 1 hour north of Sydney) for some more info.

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