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post #16 of 56 (permalink) Old 2004-11-02, 01:39 AM
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All, Futureshop has this model on display, and as far as I can tell it is capable of displaying HD (LG's www site says it is "1080i, 720p HDTV compat."), yet the LG Canada www site describes this as a "42" EDTV Plasma Display Panel".

So, I'm a little confused. Is it an HD or ED display? Should I care? There is another LG plasma, same size, less $ (RU-42PX10), also described as EDTV.

Wondering also how these models stack up against Panny's TH42PA20? Thoughts?

Thanks.

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OK found one of these 42px12x at Visions. Picture is absolutely stunning. Stunning!

I also did some looking around and found London Drugs had the PA20 and PX20 series screens. The PX20 looked better than the PA20, which makes sense based on the price premium. In a totally unscientific one-store-vs-another-store-across-town kind of test - the LG was every bit as good or perhaps nicer (?) than the Panasonic.

I looked at so many plasmas over the last week I can now tell at a glance which is a 480 line and which is a 768 line, even with a 480 line source.

Not wanting to go out on a limb here, but the LG is perhaps the nicest screen I've seen so far including the showroom $12k Pioneers.

Even so, faces in a dark surrounding show the limitations of the technology. Every brand I've seen so far exhibits the clown face effect under those conditions. It's hard to test for this though! I've had to bring my own discs in since the store's demo loops never seem to contain *any* material that exhibits this difficult to reproduce content.
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post #17 of 56 (permalink) Old 2005-05-17, 11:36 PM
 
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Concerned, confused and a newbie

I have been researching the DU-42PX12X and am a couple weeks away from purchasing one. The last few posts seem promising but I am still a bit nervous about spending $3000+. I guess I am hoping someone might have some updated information/opinions on this unit.

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I had bithe the px10 nd px12....(at different times) I took them back and got the panny edtv pd50u...it had the best PQ of the three...I will say the LG did look great...the difference from the edtv to hdtv was very minor.....that might be my untrained eye.....but once I saw the edtv dispalyed as well as the LG hdtv it was a no brainer for me...I will add that money was a consideration......

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I have LG 42PX11 at home. I don't have digital cable as I use analog. The quality is so-so viewing analog programming. However, with DVD, it's very nice.
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post #20 of 56 (permalink) Old 2005-06-03, 11:03 PM
 
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px 11 is that edtv or hdtv

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post #21 of 56 (permalink) Old 2005-09-06, 03:50 AM
 
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LGs ED and HD plasma tvs

All LG plasmas are HD compatible. That is they will accept a 720p or a 1080i signal (not all brand accept both, several only accept 1080i OR 720p). This means that if you feed it either of these signals, the tv will play it, it will not say "no signal" or "signal out of range". This does NOT mean that the tv will DISPLAY 720p or 1080i, it will only ACCEPT it.

an EDTV will DISPLAY 480p
and HDTV will DISPLAY 720p (and some expensive fancy models will display 1080P)

so... for LG
RU42PX10 EDTV (852X480)
RU42PX11 EDTV (852X480)
DU42PX12 HDTV (1024X768)
DU50PX10 HDTV (1366X768)
Everything 50 and up are HDTV 1366X768 with the xception of the 71" which is an insane 1920X1080

Hope that clears it up for most.
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post #22 of 56 (permalink) Old 2005-12-20, 08:07 PM
 
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LG DU-42PX12X long term evaluation

So any comments regarding this plasma...I was looking at this model also...
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So any comments regarding this plasma...I was looking at this model also...
I bought this set at Electronics For Less on Doncaster a few months ago.

Works great, specially the OTA part. I am also using the Rogers SA3250HD connected via DVI which also works great (except that I get a momentary DVI Alert when selecting DVI). This is an SA problem that will be fixed when Rogers eventually spools out newer software than SARA 11.52.XX.

I bought the Digital Video Essential DVD to calibrate the set. I found that the settings were all set high. I also found I can operate the set at reduced power -- there is still lots of brightness.

This set is at the low end of HD -- it is 1024 x 768 and the native res is 720p. Bit it is a plasma -- with excellent wide angle viewing, contrast of 5000 to 1, 2 yr warranty, 60,000 hrs expected life. It supports 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i.

It has DVI, 2 x component inputs, 2 x S-Video, 2 optical audio in, and 1 optical out and 1 digital audio in. etc.
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RU42PX10 EDTV Reviews?

Anyone know of any reviews for this set? Selling for $1500 on Boxing Day...
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Anyone know of any reviews for this set? Selling for $1500 on Boxing Day...
This is an ED set. I wouldn't buy it when you can get an HD set for a little more.
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LG du 42x12x

I am new too the plasma tech as well wondering if a pc game is playable on this type of tv or is the response time too low for it??
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I am new too the plasma tech as well wondering if a pc game is playable on this type of tv or is the response time too low for it??
Any plasma is OK. They don't have response time issues.
The only sets with a concern for response time is LCD.
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I realize that the set is an EDTV (RU42PX10), however the DU42PX12 HDTV sells for $1000 more ($2500)....I'd really like a HDTV, but in my case that's a little more than I am willing to spend at the moment; for someone without any HD content at all...
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I am new too the plasma tech as well wondering if a pc game is playable on this type of tv or is the response time too low for it??
Quite playable, response time is typically very good on plasma's.

You'd want your game to be able to run in native 1024x768 mode of course, but other than that, you're set.
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So any comments regarding this plasma...I was looking at this model also...
I've had since it came out about 16 months ago. It's still looks great and the picture is up there with all the new models. I'd expected that a year or so after we purchased it, there'd be new and better technology to supersede it, but that hasn't been the case.

I recently had a chance to compare it side by side with the new LG 42" and a Pioneer 43". The picture quality of it was at least equal.

Other than different inputs (HDMI & Firewire) there doesn't seem to be much difference between the 2005 and the 2006 LG plasma's.
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