Polaroid PLA-4205 42" Widescreen Plasma EDTV Ready TV

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  1. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Golden Member

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    Anyone care to comment on the quality of this plasma?

    I thought that you want something that is 1080i, and 16:9 is pretty standard. I could care less about the speakers, as I will plug it into my own.

    http://www.tvsdepot.com/product.php?id=40774

    Features:
    - 42" 16: 9 widescreen ED-ready plasma monitor
    - 1080i/720p/480p/480i digital compatibility
    - Progressive Scan
    - 3: 2 and 2: 2 pull-down with motion compensation
    - MTS and BTSC sound complete your home theater viewing experience
    - NEC 3D digital Comb Filter
    - Detachable stereo speakers
    - Four mode audio (user/cinema/music/news)
    - Auto volume control
    - Bass/treble/balance audio control
    - Trilingual on-screen display (English, Spanish, French)
    - Sleep timer, channel labeling, closed captioning
    - Includes full-function remote control
    - DVI with HDCP input
    - 1 D-sub input
    - 1 Component Video inputs (YPbPr)
    - 1 composite video inputs (YCbCr)
    - 2 S-video inputs
    - 1 A/V RCA input
    - 1 TV/CATV coaxial RF input
    - 3 RCA video outputs
    - 4 stereo mini phone jacks
    - 1 RS232 output
     
  2. nsafreak

    nsafreak Diamond Member

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    EDTV = Suckage. EDTVs take a high def signal and downconvert it to around 480P. Not worth the money. The key specification you have to look at is here:

    Don't bother there are much better sets out there for the money than what they're asking.
     
  3. DeviousTrap

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    Ignore that price, it will be on sale on black friday for $997, that's why people are asking about it.
     
  4. MX2

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    Isnt that the TV at Wally World for $997?
     
  5. Doggiedog

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    I don't know about this particular model but looking at LCD based Polaroid TVs, their deinterlacers really suck. A moving object across the screen looks like an sprite from the old days of graphics.
     
  6. Mr Bob

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    Doggie, that's LCDs, which are a huge difference than the Plasmas from what I understand.

    I was a little worried about that resolution. I don't want a POS, even for $400, if it is going to be crappy, I would rather wait a year.
     
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    http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview...atid=40&threadid=1739045&enterthread=y

    44" Panasonic HiDef Rear Projection LCD 1299 at CC

    Video
    Display type HDTV
    HD tuner Yes
    Projection technology LCD rear projection
    Widescreen Yes
    Comb filter ? Motion-Adaptive 3D-Y/C
    3:2 film correction Yes
    Convergence type ? Automatic
    First surface mirror ? Yes
    Built-in screen shield Info unavailable

    Audio
    Audio enhancement ? BBE® ViVA HD3D Sound
    Variable audio output jacks ? Info unavailable
    Auto volume correction ? Yes

    Inputs and outputs
    # A/V inputs (composite) 3
    S-video inputs ? 3
    Component video inputs ? Same as HD component inputs
    DVI (Digital Video Interface) ? No
    HDMI inputs Yes
    VGA/SVGA input ? Info unavailable
    CableCard Yes
    # RF inputs 1

    Convenience
    Channel labels ? Info unavailable
    PC compatible Yes
    Remote control Universal
    Picture-in-picture Yes

    General features
    Screen size 44"
    Cabinet color Silver / Black
    Warranty Parts 12 Months
    Warranty Labor 12 Months

    Dimensions
    Height 30.3 inches
    Width 41.3 inches
    Depth 14.8 inches
    Weight 69
     
  8. Zim Hosein

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    1. It's nice that the speakers are detachable.
    2. What is up w/ the different audio modes? :confused:
     
  9. mzkhadir

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    it could be dsp they are doing to provide sound.
     
  10. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Golden Member

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    mzkhadir,

    $1300 is more than I would want to spend. The most I want to spend is $500, but you don't really get anything decent until you reach about $1000. I would rather wait for a sexy deal in a year, than buy something now.
     
  11. YOyoYOhowsDAjello

    YOyoYOhowsDAjello Moderator<br>A/V & Home Theater<br>Elite member

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    What are you going to be watching on it?

    If it's DVDs mainly, this might be perfect for you.
     
  12. Doggiedog

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    The chips that deinterlace like the Faroudja are still the same though.

    My DLP projector is EDTV and once in a while, like last week's HBO boxing match, look remarkably like HDTV. I can't explain it but there are some movies and shows that look just as good as my HDTV LCD RPTV.
     
  13. RossMAN

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    nevermind linked to the wrong model.
     
  14. DeviousTrap

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    :Q Are you serious? That's one hell of a deal.
     
  15. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Golden Member

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    ROSS FOR PRESIDENT
     
  16. RossMAN

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    Nevermind linked to the wrong TV, ignore my previous post :)
     
  17. Mr Bob

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    go kill yourself! AIM Prank bot 4 life.
     
  19. RossMAN

    RossMAN Grand Nagus

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    That's what you get for that AIM prankbot you fscking nimrod :p
     
  20. Mr Bob

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    lol, got me back much better. I was already telling everyone I know that I am going to have sex with that tv when I bring it back home.
     
  21. aphex

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    So now im confused, Ross, the Magnavox is NOT the Walmart BF Plasma?
     
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    Correct :)
     
  24. Mr Bob

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    lmao, 37" for $1700... I think I will pass up on that one. Do you honestly think that someone who was inquiring about the 42" plasma earlier, would even be instered in a $1700 tv that is 5" less?
     
  25. ribbon13

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    If you care about "HDTV"ness at all...

    Native resolutions:
    852 x 480 vs 1920x1080.

    5" bigger won't make up for your panel looking like @ss next to mine. The highest progressive scan input your panel could take is 480p (feed it higher than that, great, but its still limited to 852x480), whereas mine can take 1080p.

    Anyways, no need to contest the obvious inferiority of that panel, I just thought I'd let you know what I consider the hottest panel on the market.