Any news on the new 50" Panny (TH50PX60)??

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  1. andyTT

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    There have been lots of posts about the new Panasonic TH42PX60 but is there any news on its 50" brother the TH50PX60.

    Its been interesting to note the price drop between the 37"/42" PV500 and PX60 models (upto 25%) but will this be repeated between the TH50PV500 and the new TH50PX60 if so one would expect the new 50" to hit the streets at about £2600:) ??

    Also does the resolution jump from 1024x768 to 1366x768 make any significant improvement in PQ (if the TV is correctly set up). I've had several demos of the 42" models and 50" models (oftern with poor sources) and strugle to see any benefit??
     
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    i to am very interested in this set and would love to know when its out


    anyone got a clue?
     
  3. AidenL

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    Same here :)
     
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    I also am interested and have no clue :rolleyes:

    Story of my life :D
     
  5. Luc

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    I'd be interested in this too - is there also a 50" panel only version of the PX series, rather than the Viera-style panel + tuner + speakers?
     
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    I was told mid-May today.... :)
     
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    Theres the TH50PHD8, PHD9 is not here for a while yet.
     
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    A whole month - I'll never last that long.

    Mid May and May 22nd (HD-Day) is too close :(

    I've seen a 42"PX60 and cabinet for under £1800 delivered. I may go for that. :confused:
     
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    WHOA run away a 50PHD8 panel is far better idea than the veira (cobbled together and downgraded version) be it 42 or 50 the PHD is a far better screen!
     
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    Why? I don't understand why it claimed that Panasonic make great panels and terrible TVs?

    Our current system has a 4 year old 42" Toshiba WP16B and I don't plan to go back down the panel route again. I want to watch a big TV not spend the rest of my life doing DIY to fit it all in / hide the cables / boxes / fit more power sockets etc :D
     
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    the argument is that panels allows for more picture adjustment flexibility, thus the potential for a better more finetuned picture than the tv. and something about on panel all money is spent on the picture instead of including "other stuff" such as hdmi socket and tv tuner(which costs alot...??) therefor the picture is better on panel.
    in my opinion the wastly superior picture quality of, say, phd8 over px60 as panel vs tv is probably only recognised and appreciated by very few.

    though of course i may be missing the bigger picture. pun may or may not be intended, too tired to be sure at the moment. :)
     
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    TV's are for average joes built to a budget for the high street chains not for optimum performance........ Profeesional display panels while built to a budget are more focussed on the art of displaying images not looking better on the spec card in currys!!!!

    Almost all the menus are dumbed down numeric counters replaced with yellow scroll bars.....loss of advanced functions, and in essence a poorer picture.....but hey its your money, you could try opening your eyes and looking at the difference
     
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    Thanks for that :thumbsup:

    I've read a lot of "panels are better" comments I wanted to know the reasoning behind the statement.

    The more adjustments thing makes sense. Although its only better if you know how to use it to best advantage.

    Personally I'm not convinced about the "money only goes on the image" arguement - esp since the panel is cheaper until you add on the extras a TV has.

    Anyway - consider my curiosity satisfied :smashin:
     
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    Gotta say even though I can't be bother with all the extra wires and boxes £2,496.88 inc VAT delivered with 3 year warrenty for a 50" PHD8 panel is tempting :blush:
     
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    It certainly would be :D
     
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    I've had a few Plasma TV's in my time due to being stubborn at first, my moneys now with Horny's advice and going for the Panel this time!:D
     
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    From where - I've got upgraditis at the moment, and £2387 in the bank to play with at the minute...
     
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    Does look very good indeed,

    i ordered from AV-Sales to take advantage of their finance options plus i hear nothing but good reports on the customer service!
     
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    Does anyone with a 50PHD8 know if the fittings on the back for wall mounts are the same as previous Panasonic models? I've got a 42PW5 wall mounted, and need to know if I can use the same mounts, or whether I've got to rip the wall apart again...
     
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    should be identical luc but check with supplying dealer
     
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    They couldn't help because I've got a generic no-brand bracket from eBay, rather than something with a model number they can check on their spreadsheet. :rolleyes: If anyone else has upgraded from a PW5 to a 50PHD8/WD8, and their bracket fits, it should be fine, but I'd rather check beforehand!
     

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