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Is anyone running a plasma display for HDTV? Is the picture quality acceptable? I have seen 50 inch Marantz playing a DVD that looks pretty darn good, but not HDTV.


Also, I see see there are several 42 HD sets under 6K. Are there any particuliar features that would be desirable or any must have features?


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Some of the newer high end plasma displays have 1366x768 pixels.(same as my projector) If HD material at 1366x768 looks as good as it does with my projector thrown onto a 108" diagonal screen, an HD picture(1366 pixels horizontal) should look great on a 42"-61" plasma screen. I'm not sure if the same can be said for some of the earlier models of plasma displays that had only 1024 horizontal pixels. FWIW.

I see your in Michigan. On Thursday Oct.11 Thalner Electronics is having their Fall Video show in Ann Arbor. I've been to every show of theirs for the last 12 years. I see that this year Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, JVC, AMX, and Pioneer are all suppose to be there. Their last show I was at had a separate room with a dozen projectors and monitors (including plasma displays) set up. I hope this year will have as much. But just so you know, over half the show is professional video equiptment. If you like, just pop me an e-mail and I can give you more details about the show if you wish to attend.


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I have a Pioneer 50" PDP-505HD (1280 x 768) and a Pioneer SHD-505 HDTV receiver connected to it. HD material is stunning on it. The WGBH special on France last night just took our breath away.
 

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Keep in mind that most if not all 42" displays have a vertical size of 480 pixels, for better or for worse.


What bothers me about plasma (and all fixed array) displays is:


1) Native resolution different from what the source produces.


2) The theoretical advantage of fixed array displays is a capability for one-to-one resolution. But with no digital inputs or source outputs you end up with several conversions.


My dream product would be then a large 1080 fixed-array display with digital connections with the 1080i HDTV box and also with a 960p DVD player. One-to-one pixel assignment with no interpolation, losing some pixels for DVD. Standard sources to be quadrupled with an internal unit.


Are these products in the planned-obsolescence queue?


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Thanks everyone. I didn't see the plasma forum. The answers of "stunning" and "incredible" were what I was looking for though. I built a theater with a projector first, but my wife really wanted to get a plasma screen first. She is into the drool factor. I think this will be a great Christmas present.


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