Best Plasma Televisions: Panasonic & Pioneer

By: Scott James

People tend to confuse terminology with regards to television let's take for example the ?plasma television?. Well technically there is no such thing as a plasma television what you are actually referring to is the display and actually a plasma display panel (PDP) is only one of several types of flat panel displays now commonly used for large TV sets or displays.

To bring it down to its most simplistic form plasma display works effectively by housing many thousands of tiny cells located between two panels of glass which are held in a mixture of inert gasses usually Neon or Xenon.

If we take a look at couple of Plasma Flat Screen TV?s we can see exactly what there is in the marketplace right now.

First up is the Panasonic TH-37PV500.

The TH-37PV500 is a 37in Plasma Small screen television furthermore the prices for these are around 1800 pounds sterling or 3900 US dollars. The resolution of the screen is 1024 X 720 in addition to almost someone HD Geared up the solution is yes. The Panasonic has 3 (2 RGB) scarts in addition and in addition to the number of Multimedia interfaces the TH-37PV500 uses is HDMI and the number is 1. The style of Tuner for the reason that this Small screen television is Analogue furthermore Digital and the Panasonic is accessible enjoys restricted outlets sole.

So what would we think is a fair assessment of the Panasonic TH-37PV500?

The most obvious place to start with as far as TV's are concerned would be the picture quality and our score here would be 10 out of 10, as the other half of the "Sound and Vision" double act our opinion of the sound quality would be 10 out of 10. With regards to the availability and number of relevant connections, our score would be 10 out of 10. Overall with regards to the actual "featureability" of the set our score would be 8 out of 10 and for ease of use and overall value for money we would give the 10 and 10 out of 10 respectively.

Taking verything into consideration our overall view of the package would be this TV has to be one of the top buys on the market and if you shop around can be found quite a bit below the major asking price if you are lucky.

(The next Plasma Flat Screen TV to look at would be the|Next up amongst the Plasma Flat Screen TV?s to look at would be the} Pioneer PDP-607XD

The PDP-607XD is a 60in Plasma Flat Screen TV with the prices for these are around 6000 pounds sterling or 12000 US dollars. The resolution of the screen is 1365 x 768 furthermore with reference to human being HD All set the answer is yes. The Pioneer has 3 (2 RGB) scarts plus the type of Multimedia interfaces the PDP-607XD uses is HDMI and the number is 2. The type of Tuner for this TV is Analogue plus Digital furthermore the Pioneer is only available from a limited number of outlets.

So what would we think is a fair assessment of the Pioneer PDP-607XD?

The most obvious place to start with as far as TV's are concerned would be the picture quality and our score here would be 10 out of 10, as the other half of the "Sound and Vision" double act our opinion of the sound quality would be 10 out of 10. With regards to the availability and number of relevant connections, our score would be 10 out of 10. Overall with regards to the actual "featureability" of the set our score would be 10 out of 10 and for ease of use and overall value for money we would give the 8 and 8 out of 10 respectively.

Taking verything into consideration our overall view of the package would be Forget about going to the movies - its all here at home with this great Plasma offering from Pioneer. Awesome visuals, great sound and seriously for those who fancy having their own home cinema and have got the cash then you are made! The last point is worth bearing in mind on the value for money side of things. The only down side to this Plasma TV is the cost which is almost the equivalent of the annual GDP of some banana republic but there again, if you do have the cash and the tax man doesn't mind it would be churlish not to go for it.

From 2006 onwards industry analysts noted that effectively LCD TV?s were overtaking plasma displays particularly in the large 40inch plus market where basically plasma previously enjoyed a massive dominance since the inception of technology. One of the other areas of consolidation within the Industry has seen the Plasma manufacturing base very much consolidate with now over 50 brands being manufactured by only 5 companies ? this of course has led to economies of scale hitherto imagined where the technology of more and more screens can be shared and further help cut the overall cost base.

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