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Old 10 August 2004, 12:19   #1
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Non Ribby, but BARGAIN plasma

Was in Currys today looking for a new toaster for the boat and came across an LG 42" plasma TV, for sale at 2499 code MZ42PZ10/14, I thought that was cheap and bought it, BUT when it came up on the till it had been reduced today by 1,000 to 1,497!! So if anyone is looking for a plasma TV then pop down to Currys, I don't think there will be too many left at that price I hope it helps someone.

P.S. The plasma is NOT for the boat but includes TV tuner, speakers and table top stand. The shop assistant got a shock so prepare your assistant for what will appear on his screen. They have just had a new system in and there are a lot of cock ups at the moment, but I'm a happy 1
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Old 10 August 2004, 12:23   #2
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Oh dear here we go again....................
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Old 10 August 2004, 12:53   #3
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Oh dear here we go again....................
What's wrong with that post?

I think it's very useful and informative and am going to rush down to Currys and get one.

I can watch all my favourite "home made" videos on it.

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B*****r.
I was hoping that his credibility blob would go red having just zapped it.
You wouldn't have thought he would want a big TV, him being Chief Photographer of The Playboy Club would you?
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Plasma tvs are OK but the quality just isn't as good as a big CRT - much better than rear projection though.

That is a good price for a big Plasma screen - very good price - just remember they only last about 5 years and having them refilled is NOT an option!

Just remember there is all sorts of new technology involviong thin film etc just around the corner - complete walls and roll up screens here we go!
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"they only last about 5 years"
Not true. Check the specs but the latest Panasonic models for instance have a life of 50,000 hours+ - that's about 14 years watching 10 hours per day.

"having them refilled is NOT an option"
True - but scare stories about gas "leaking out" are about as credible as the ones about the fluid leaking out of LCDs!

"there is all sorts of new technology involviong thin film etc just around the corner"
Around the corner = about ten years.

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"they only last about 5 years"
Not true. Check the specs but the latest Panasonic models for instance have a life of 50,000 hours+ - that's about 14 years watching 10 hours per day.

So they say - a lot depends on type of usage - brightness etc.

"there is all sorts of new technology involviong thin film etc just around the corner"
Around the corner = about ten years.
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Ten years!!! The way technology is advancing - look how far computers have come in 10 years!

OLED screens are already starting to come out - nice to see most of the research has been carried out in the UK

http://www.cdtltd.co.uk/default.asp
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they only last about 5 years and having them refilled is NOT an option!
codprawn, I am looking at Plasma screens at the moment. You appear to speak with authority - what is your source for this information? Have you been involved in development of this technology, or is it just a lay opinion?

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Alan, Brian, I am only trying to help fellow forum users, I don't understand why you have to get so personal and upset, why not ignore the thread if it is not of interest to you. The price of this unit makes it tempting, especially when it has been 1,000 more since launched a couple of months ago, it is less of a gamble than paying 3,999 like some are, and I don't really see the difference, although there must be some. Apparently there are only about 3 screen manufacturers and these are shared between the brands, I was told that the LG screen is the same as that in Sony TV's but have no personal knowledge.

For info you can see it here at John Lewis's, they say that they keep prices competitive and will price match, a 1,000 would test that (but unfortunately all sold out even at that price!)

http://johnlewis.co.uk/Shopping/Prod...U&Id=230195827
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Alan, Brian, I am only trying to help fellow forum users, I don't understand why you have to get so personal and upset,
I couldn't agree more.

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