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Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

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Which one of these to buy?? specially for Crisp PQ & sharp Upscaling..

i have a budget of around £200 mark..so want the best item which should bring me satisfaction & happiness.

Will any these be able to show photos off my iPhone on the telly?

by "throwing" them towards the telly?

 

thanks to all

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

Hd picture quality should be identical thorugh hdmi on 1080 p material. With regards to scaling however, its the panasonic which may offer superior pq as i have read that there scaling software is better.

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

malthus80 wrote:

Hd picture quality should be identical thorugh hdmi on 1080 p material. With regards to scaling however, its the panasonic which may offer superior pq as i have read that there scaling software is better.

 

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

gel wrote:

malthus80 wrote:

Hd picture quality should be identical thorugh hdmi on 1080 p material. With regards to scaling however, its the panasonic which may offer superior pq as i have read that there scaling software is better.

 

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

bigboss wrote:

gel wrote:

malthus80 wrote:

Hd picture quality should be identical thorugh hdmi on 1080 p material. With regards to scaling however, its the panasonic which may offer superior pq as i have read that there scaling software is better.

 

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shame on you

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

If your budget is £200 then you can get the S790 which will be an improvement over the listed ones.

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

what sort of improvement? on PQ or upscaling??

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

I think you should demo the players yourself. There may be a difference in DVD upscaling between the players.

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

If your budget is £200 I suggest going for the Sony BDP-S790. It's good a terrific picture and sounds pretty decent too. When we did the comparisons we preferred it to both the machines you mentioned.

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

I have both a Panasonic 320 & the Sony S-380 - PQ wise there is not really a lot in it, although if pushed I'd say the Panasonic has the edge slightly.

however  audio is much better on the Panasonic  & it does have much better file playing capabilities ,

 

demo the players if you can ,both very good but different features Smile

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RE: Panasonic 220 or Sony S390...??

Sony S390 or Panasonic BD220 will not be an upgrade over your existing system, if this is your current system:

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/blu-ray-players/please-help-me-choose-a-ne...

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