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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 29351 4-Jan-2009 16:16
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Have noticed JB Hi Fi advertising a 42" plasma for the very cheap price of $888.

Decent resolution too 1365 x 768.

I think this is the model although not sure? -

Wondering if anyone has had any experience with these Soniq plasmas /tvs?

Seems too cheap to be any good..... thoughts would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 187329 4-Jan-2009 16:27
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I know someone who purchased one of these and they're quite happy with it, but it's not as good as one of the competing brands of 42" LCD but they're usually $1200 up. The main issues I'm aware of are:
- Only 1 HDMI input
- Changing channels using the built-in tuner is very slow (1-2 seconds)
- Apparently there is the potential for burn-in if you leave the same image on the screen for 12 hours or more

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  Reply # 187338 4-Jan-2009 17:28
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They are an ok screen for where you need a big pic at a discance, not good for up close viewing

Very visable plasma refreshing on it - you know that shimmer you get - also quite bad dithering on darker areas. All go away at 4-5 meters however.



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Master Geek

  Reply # 188849 11-Jan-2009 20:54
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stick with the well known brand if you can. if you want plasma, you definitely can NOT go wrong with panasonic. i had a chance to do a comparison between the soniq and the cheapest pana plasma, and the pana wins hands down in all the aspects, apart from the price.

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