Pioneer KURO PDP-428XD 42in Plasma TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer



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Pioneer KURO PDP-428XD 42in Plasma TV


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  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 10
  • Sound Quality 10


January 4, 2009, 8:42 pm

I run my existing 32" Samsung LCD on the output from my media PC using VGA. The computer has a Black Gold digital tuner, an Nvidia 7600 graphics card (with VGA and DVI connections)and Nvidia Purevideo Gold decoder software and runs XP MCE. The quality of the image is notably better than the one that is obtained using the Samsung's own digital tuner and digital processing. I now want to buy a 42" 1080p screen and am leaning toward getting a plasma like this Pioneer. My questions are:

Would I be wasting a lot of money on video processing in the TV that I do not need because it is being done in the PC?

If I connect the TV to the computer using a DVI to HDMI lead, will the TV's video processing then have an affect on the image?

Am I better off with something like the Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ80?

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