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Vinesh

Active Member
My local Panasonic is offering the Panasonic Series 6 (W6) with a free 17" LCD screen

The price for the screen will be price matched with the cheapest price I find (£2300 - £2500 ish)

I was indenting to buy the NEC xm2/s or the Pioneer 433 MXE (Both XGA screens and HD ready) These screens will be about £3000. The NEC has all the connections I require, but no spare slots for future expansion.

Should I go for the Panasonic series 6 and don't bother with HD? I was told by the panny dealer that it's going to take another 4 yrs before UK has HD. This info was aquired from some technology show he went to.

Any advice will be helpful.
 

Dutch

Well-known Member
Hi,

You will have to decide how important you think HDTV and HD-DVD will be to you in the next few years. HD-DVD should be here in around 18 months time, and HDTV is available on satellite in Europe right now, although a very limited service at present. The NEC has 7 separate inputs including DVI-HDCP. You could always add a component or DVI switcher in future should you require even more inputs. ;) Hope this helps.

Steve
 

Vinesh

Active Member
Will the HD and DVI switcher work OK with the panny?
 

Dutch

Well-known Member
Hi,

A component switcher wouldn't be a problem, but there are known issues with PAL signals into the Panasonic DVI card.

Steve
 

Vinesh

Active Member
how much would one of these switchers cost?

and who makes them?

Cheers
 
U

Uzey

Guest
Originally posted by vineshc
My local Panasonic is offering the Panasonic Series 6 (W6) with a free 17" LCD screen

The price for the screen will be price matched with the cheapest price I find (£2300 - £2500 ish)

I was indenting to buy the NEC xm2/s or the Pioneer 433 MXE (Both XGA screens and HD ready) These screens will be about £3000. The NEC has all the connections I require, but no spare slots for future expansion.

Should I go for the Panasonic series 6 and don't bother with HD? I was told by the panny dealer that it's going to take another 4 yrs before UK has HD. This info was aquired from some technology show he went to.

Any advice will be helpful.
Cripes!!!! You mean that they'll match an internet price?:eek:
 

Vinesh

Active Member
yep :)

The shop is owned privatley, but he is the main dealer for Panasonic.
 
U

Uzey

Guest
So they'll match 'buy your av' for around £2360 with free SCART and in SILVER?

What is their address?:kisses:
 
U

Uzey

Guest
Sorry to hanker you further ....... do you remember the name of the shop. I'm going to ring them tomorrow!
 

Vinesh

Active Member
i'll find out for u this week.

Been really busy with work (Servers, new sites etc)
 

Joe Fernand

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vineshc

Multiple YUV signals via a Zektor HDS4 (with Digital Audio out to your AV Amp) is very straightforward with the 6 Series displays; and if your not using a PC you can send YUV into the HD15 (VGA) socket using a suitable cable.

Multiple Digital Video feeds via one of our Gefen HDTV DVI switcher is also very straightforward - though as Dutch points out you do have to ensure your PAL sources output a 575P signal at 50Hz via HDMI or DVI. (For DVI signals you need to install the TY-42TM6DB input card into the Plasma chassis).

If you want to ensure you are more compatible with HDTV have you considered the TH-42PHD6BX - you'll have to forgo your shopping around for rock bottom pricing as not many Panasonic dealers even notice these units exist; though those of us that do know of its existence and actually recommend customers to consider it do offer a good mix of products, product knowledge and service for not much more than bargain basement.

Best regards

Joe
 

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