Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fujitsu P50XHA40 - Punching Well above it's weight!

Buying a new television nowadays is a major investment. When you are spending the equivalent of what you used to spend taking the entire family on holiday several years ago it would be wise to ensure any decision made is a wise one.

The way that technology changes so quickly nowadays you would be wise to consider carefully any investment and try and ensure that it remains compliant with all possible standards.

The latest telecommunication system for broadcasting moving pictures and sound is known as Digital television (DTT) and as the name implies this relies upon the transmission and reception of digital signals as opposed to the more conventional analogue formats. With DTT, viewers are limited to whatever channels the antenna picks up. Signal quality will also vary.

For the purposes of this article we want to take a look at purchasing a new Flat Screen Television and in this case the television in question is the Fujitsu P50XHA40.

The P50XHA40 is a 50in Plasma TV and currently these TV's can be found for 5000 pounds sterling or 10000 US dollars. The screen resolution is 1366 X 768 and with regards to being HD Ready the answer is yes. The Fujitsu has none scarts and the type and number of Multimedia interfaces the P50XHA40 uses is HDMI / DVI 1/1. The type of Tuner for this TV is not required and the Fujitsu is available from limited outlets only.

All these points being taken into consideration, how would we view the Fujitsu P50XHA40?

The most obvious place to start with as far as TV's are concerned would be the picture quality and our score here would be 10 out of 10, next we would look at the sound quality and our view of this would be 8 out of 10. Taking a look at the number of relevant connections and their availability, our score would be 6 out of 10. As far as overall features are concerned we would give it 8 out of 10 and for ease of use and overall value for money we would give it, 6 out of 10 and 8 out of 10 respectively.

Finally our overall opinion would be this is one of Fujitsus oldest hi definition Plasma Big Screen TV's. On first takes, this piece of equipment isn't widly impressive, its not ugly but just isn't necessarily beautiful either. Given its distinct lack of connectivity I presume the Fujitsu philosphy is that if you've got the cash to pay for this type of equipment then you are not going to think twice about getting top of the range peripherals for it either. On the massive plus side is that the picture qualities are excellent with excellence all round on the visual front. As one commentator said "this is Plasma TV at its best".

It is extremely unlikely given the variety and range of makes and models available that you will not be able to find something to match your tastes or budget. You could be completely avant-garde and stay in the forefront of fashion and design or you could decide to take perhaps the safer option and go for one of the established makes and models available. Either way we hope that by reading this short article you should have a slightly more informed view of the options available to you

We ask all readers to remember that the information in this article regarding the price of the TV's are there for illustrative purposes and are meant as a guideline rather than an absolute quote and should be considered thus.

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