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Planar Systems PD470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the design and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Planar PD470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review: Planar PD470 1080p LCD Display


Make a quick list of the top HDTV companies in the world and Planar won't likely show up for most people. For many years Planar has been operating in the background of the display industry, making products for demanding commercial applications or...

Some of the picture credit goes to the display's use of good video processing components. Inside the Planar is a Cortez-plus LCD controller chip and a 10-bit Genesis Faroudja DCDi de-interlacer. The picture exhibited no edge artifacts or mosquito noise...

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Planar PD470


Planar has designed the PD470 first and foremost for the custom installation market

Stunning picture quality ; Well-built ; Image processing technology

Steep price ; Underwhelming design

As this implies, the Cortez chipset is built on Faroudja processing know-how, and incorporates that brand's DCDi Cinema Video format converter in a 10-bit configuration to eliminate jaggedness along diagonal lines; Faroudja's Intellicomb 3D adaptive...


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Planar PD470 47in LCD TV


Could this be the best LCD TV we've ever seen?

Given how far many brands have come with their LCD TVs in the course of 2007, we genuinely had our doubts as we approached the Planar PD470 that there was still room for a self-styled premium TV. But the PD470's picture quality justifies its high price...