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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Vinesh, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Vinesh

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    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.
     
  2. Dutch

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    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
     
  3. Vinesh

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    Will the HD and DVI switcher work OK with the panny?
     
  4. Dutch

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    Hi,

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

    Steve
     
  5. Vinesh

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    how much would one of these switchers cost?

    and who makes them?

    Cheers
     
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    Cripes!!!! You mean that they'll match an internet price?:eek:
     
  8. Vinesh

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    yep :)

    The shop is owned privatley, but he is the main dealer for Panasonic.
     
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    So they'll match 'buy your av' for around £2360 with free SCART and in SILVER?

    What is their address?:kisses:
     
  10. Vinesh

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    In Leicester - Melton Road.
     
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    Sorry to hanker you further ....... do you remember the name of the shop. I'm going to ring them tomorrow!
     
  12. Jasonjo

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    I'll take that as a no then.
     
  14. Vinesh

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    i'll find out for u this week.

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