I hope that this is the appropriate area for posting (if not, I apologize for this).
As I mentioned in another thread, speaking about BD80 vs. BD55
, my Panasonic DMP-BD55, almost identical to my BD80, has been shifted and connected to my living room TV set, a 38" analog 4:3 Sony Trinitron KV-ES38, which certainly is a fine set, but it has started not to cover my - increasing - needs.
I am therefore looking for a 52" to 60" flat wide set, which has to be implemented with this player.
Initially, I had in mind the Pioneer Kuro Plasma sets (PDP-LX5090H, PDP-LX6090H, KRP-500A, KRP-600A), which I know that are excellent TVs, but there are two factors pushing me away from this choice: Their prices and - mainly - the fact that Pioneer stops their production.
In addition, I don't know if the VIERA link (which is an HDAVI control function) can be used on these Pioneer sets. If not, it may be one more discouraging factor for me.
Given that I am looking for a 52" to 60" set, my choice for it should cover the following needs:
- Big viewing angle (the CRTs, as we all know, don't have this problem)
- Satisfactory picture for TV analog SD material, especially on sports. Here we have PAL B/G system and the analog SD channels are many, still alive (and well). The SD material usually gets through with some childhood "deseases", like lines around the images, bad color gamut, etc., which I want to avoid as much as possible.
- Adequate connections layout for both types of devices, analog and digital.
- Adequate luminosity. It will be put in the living room, therefore there will always be some kind of environment light.
- Certainly, full HD resolution.
- With a price tag around the Pioneer Kuro 5090H, but certainly above the 50 inches of it.
- Link communication with my Panasonic BD80. This last one is a desirable feature, but it would not stop me from buying a set that covers everything else above.
Thanks in advance