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Topic # 66896 25-Aug-2010 12:34
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If anyone is interested, Bond and Bond Dunedin are selling a 42 inch HD Ready Plasma for $899 from this Friday until Tuesday 31st August.

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  Reply # 372599 25-Aug-2010 12:43
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1024x768? 1080i or 1080p?



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  Reply # 372612 25-Aug-2010 13:00
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1024 x 768

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  Reply # 372686 25-Aug-2010 14:28
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Is it the TH-P42X20Z?

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  Reply # 372711 25-Aug-2010 15:10
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can't see the point in buying 1024x768, regardless of the price.

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  Reply # 372728 25-Aug-2010 15:45
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Grrrr, I WISH people would get their ' and " right. It is not a 42 FOOT TV. :)

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  Reply # 372847 25-Aug-2010 20:28
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My bet...
We'll see that TV below $800 by Christmas.

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  Reply # 372939 26-Aug-2010 07:27
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gehenna: can't see the point in buying 1024x768, regardless of the price.


Why?

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  Reply # 372946 26-Aug-2010 07:59
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i just wouldn't bother going any less than 720p/1080i in a new TV. You're basically buying outdated technology otherwise.



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  Reply # 372997 26-Aug-2010 09:42
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xarqi: Is it the TH-P42X20Z?



Yep it is

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  Reply # 373005 26-Aug-2010 09:50
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For someone just wanting a big screen TV, then you cant go wrong really.
For the enthusiast, then obviously this isnt the best choice.

Id buy one for my folks (if I had the money :) )




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  Reply # 373024 26-Aug-2010 10:25
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My parents have had a Hyundai 1024.768 for a few years but the quality is poor. Dad has recently started hooking his laptop up to it to watch streaming movies, etc. He's 70 and not exactly techy, but he's even disappointed by the resolution when he has his lappy plugged in.

For the price variance in getting a 42" 1080i and even 1080p these days, I think you're mad to go for the lesser model. Even a DSE 42" 1080p is only $999 with built in Freeview HD tuner.

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  Reply # 373027 26-Aug-2010 10:28
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Hyundai / DSE says it all.



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  Reply # 373035 26-Aug-2010 10:51
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There are more details here on the TV. Interesting that Bond and Bond advertise it as HD Ready, but Panasonic advertise it as HD.
http://www.panasonic.co.nz/viera/plasma/th-p42x20z.html

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  Reply # 373044 26-Aug-2010 11:07
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"HD Ready" is a daft terminology in my opinion.
It's being used, apparently, to distinguish between units that are capable of 720 line HD and 1080 line HD. Both ARE HD.

In this case, Panasonic is being both correct and sensible. B+B (and others,) are pushing yet another misguided and confusing marketing tactic. I can only assume that the intention is to confuse customers into thinking that an "HD READY" TV will display 1080i/p.

(This text box is Great Novel Ready!)

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  Reply # 373049 26-Aug-2010 11:13
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clevedon: Hyundai / DSE says it all.


A DSE 1080p panel is still going to be better than any branded 1024x768 panel IMO 

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