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Old 14th December 2009, 23:10   #3241
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40inch is too small, I am replacing my 42inch plasma that went bust. Hence would like an upsize
If you are upsizing from a Plasma, your new tv HAS to be a Plasma. LCDs are real bad when it comes to close-up viewing so my bet is that if you grew comfortable watching a 42" Plasma, you're gonna definitely hate a 46" LCD for PQ!

And full HD means nothing if you intend to watch Tata Sky on it. My bet is on the best 50" Plasma you can afford, HD/HD-ready don't matter.
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Old 15th December 2009, 11:52   #3242
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LCD = Sharp. They somehow manage the best clarity. I deeply regret choosing a sony.
Trust me you mad a wiser choice (although I do think Sony's are horribly overpriced & over-rated)! I had two TVs go bust these past few months due to "moisture" One was this Hitachi plasma and the second was a Sharp LCD. Both were sent for repair but due to no proper service back up my money went down the drain !

I have shifted to all Samsung series 5 LCDs, excellent quality and they do have a proper service backup unlike the others that get it outsourced.

I just wish company's would offer extended warranties. I am spoiled by BMW's BSI, i just don't want to pay for maintenance over the years on anything anymore
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Trust me you mad a wiser choice...
I guess you missed an "e" there!
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Old 16th December 2009, 18:59   #3244
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Guys, what HDMI cables do you use? I read a CNET article on HDMI cable and came to conclusion that this has become as big a racket as audiophile cables, promoted by 'who else' but Monster! As for myself, I ordered this from ebay and will get delivery by tomorrow (having the seller in your own city is a big advantage I tell you). eBay India: Gold Plated 1.3b Hdmi Cable Full HD LCD Plasma TV DVD (item 360216489703 end time 09-Jan-2010 14:42:28 IST) For just 220 bucks!
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Guys,

It seems the projection bulb (XL-2400) on my RPTV (Sony Bravia KF-55E200A) is burnt today! I had it opened and looked for any signs of burnt filament; just by looking at the bulb assembly, I couldnt make out for sure that its burnt. However, the symptom it shows is sure for a burnt bulb (bulb light on the front pannel keeps flashing red).

I'm going to show that to a Sony world show room guy and going to find out the price. I see that Sony is selling entire assembly for the bulb and not just the bare bulb. If I can get the bare bulb from the market, I can make use of the same assembly and replace the bulb in the assembly myself.

It seems Sony is using Osram bulbs (SONY XL-2400 XL-2500 DLP Lamp/Bulb - Rear Projection TV en venta en eBay.es (finaliza el 08-ene-10 04:11:11 H.Esp)). Need to confirm that once I visit Sony World - It should be the same what was used with the Sony grand Wega (earlier model).

Has anyone got any idea about the price in India? is it a good idea to source it from somewhere else! If I can find out the correct specs from the old Osram bulb, I believe it shoud be easy for me to contact Osram folks in Bangalore and simply request them for this bulb that I can replace in the existing assembly.
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Last week I purchased Panasonic Plasma TH P42C10D. No need to say, it is 42'' Plasma. Most of the time usage is Tatasky+.

Power inlet has specification avg 285Watts and voltage range 220-240V AC. My area power is quite stable but I heard some failures to some TVs. Our society of 170 flats has own transformers (read 2) over 11KV connection. I measured voltage last week for all of the times - early morning, morning, noon, afternoon, evening, midnight. It fluctuates between 230-240V.

But I heard some TVs burnt due to high voltage in my society. They said it was 280V that time. (God know how they measured)

It is required to buy voltage stabilizer or APC 600VA UPS will do?

I inquired about V-Guard Digital 100 & 200.
I knew from this forum was
Digital 100 ==> Rs 2190 and Digital 200 ==> Rs 3090 respectively.

But here the dealer in Pune asked usage and TV size (not watts) and quoted
Digital 100 ==> Rs 3900 and Digital 200 ==> Rs 5200 respectively.

Is that justified? Can somebody throw some light. I am looking for better option. I am thinking of APC 600VA UPS or other servo based stabilizer within 1KVA, maintainance free and within budget of 3.5K.

Please suggest option and place to buy in Pune preferred ( I have bro in Hyderabad).

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Does anyone know of good (= cheap) shops in Mumbai where I can get good deals on 42" plasma?

Does Mumbai have any LG Shoppe? Is this the right time to get a plasma or should I wait for any festival offer (Gudi Padwa maybe)?
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I am planning to buy the sony 40inch Lcd in the Z series model is 550A, any feedback or suggestions would be welcome
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How does the Panasonic 42inch LZ80 match up to the Samsung Series 5?

I don't know the technical aspects much but the samsung has 60,000 dynamic contrast and Panasonic only 15,000
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I inquired about V-Guard Digital 100 & 200.
I knew from this forum was
Digital 100 ==> Rs 2190 and Digital 200 ==> Rs 3090 respectively.

But here the dealer in Pune asked usage and TV size (not watts) and quoted
Digital 100 ==> Rs 3900 and Digital 200 ==> Rs 5200 respectively.
Update for everyone's interest (if anybody):

MRP:
Here is the current price - I could see the MRP as Rs 3090 (V-Guard Digi 100 [3 Amp] ) and Rs 5200 (Digi 200 [6 Amp] ).

My bargain:
I was able to trace one level up to bargain 10% discount and purchased Digi 200 for Rs 4680. There is chance of getting 20% discount but I could not locate 1 level up more.

First experience:
Connected its output to MX spike supresser cum splitter and using Plasma 42" + Tata Sky+ STB + Sony DVD Player. Though max load is approx 350 Watts, for capacity of Digi 200 which is 230 x 6/ 0.8 = 1700Watts (AC Voltage * AC Current / Power factor), it gets little warm after 3-4 hrs of use. It's normal.

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How does the Panasonic 42inch LZ80 match up to the Samsung Series 5?

I don't know the technical aspects much but the samsung has 60,000 dynamic contrast and Panasonic only 15,000
Look at specification carefully, if it's dynamic or native contrast ratio. Current generation plasma have native contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and dynamic contrast ratio is 20,00,000:1. LCD can't have more than this. (correct me if I am wrong)
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(AC Voltage * AC Current / Power factor)
I thought it should be (AC Voltage * AC Current * Power factor), no?
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I thought it should be (AC Voltage * AC Current * Power factor), no?
Yes, you are right, Assumed it 1/1.414. (reciprocal of square root of two ) But formula is Power (single phase): P = Vp Ip cos φ

Thanks for pointing that mistake It should be 230 * 6 * 0.8 = ~1100W
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Look at specification carefully, if it's dynamic or native contrast ratio. Current generation plasma have native contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and dynamic contrast ratio is 20,00,000:1. LCD can't have more than this. (correct me if I am wrong)
Please have a look

VIERA TH-42LZ80 | LZ Series | Digital AV | Panasonic India

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102cm (40) LCD TV LA40B530P7R - LCD TV - Television | SAMSUNG
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Both are stating it as Dynamic. Just visit to any outlet and set all settings to 50% on both the models (i.e. contrast, brightness to 0 or mid, color and sharpness) and play same source of both of them simulteneously. trust your eye. Make out the difference yourself.
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