Just got Panny 42Pw5 today.WOW

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steelej

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As the subject says just got a Panny Pw5 today and all I can say is WOW, it almost made me weep when I put on Lord of the rings it was so good. So my advice anyone not sure about buying a plasma.......DO IT NOW

John.
 
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jmack

Guest
stop showing off
get some pics up for us, its great to read about people enjoying there plasma `s rather than putting them down.
 
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steelej

Guest
:)))) I;ll try and get some pics sorted, but I really do love this thing, Girlfriends parents were just over and they just sat with a look of awe(If thats how you spell it) on their faces. I think they might have one soon :)

I didn;t bother with the Tuner, I just use my sky box so sorry I can't answer your question.

John.
 

Tom @ Cinehome

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The new tuner box uses its' own bespoke connector to the panel, so does not take up any other inputs.

Regards.
 

Guest
I've seen the tuner at a panny dealer. They didn't have any series 5 screens though! They hope to get them soon (they keep being told this) the new tuner has 2 RGB scarts on it and 1 svideo scart and uses a big D type connector with about a 3 metre lead. HTH. I'll be getting one as my Sky box runs a multiroom system.
 

Guest
Originally posted by steelej
As the subject says just got a Panny Pw5 today and all I can say is WOW, it almost made me weep when I put on Lord of the rings it was so good. So my advice anyone not sure about buying a plasma.......DO IT NOW

John.

Agree 100%
Congrats on your purchase
 

Dixie

Standard Member
Well done on your purchase.
I had the WOW on day one and every day since.
Hope Jon Weaver reads all this lot.
 

epicdream

Active Member
Hi,

Got my Pannny 42" W5 yesterday (wednesday) and I have to agree, it is superb. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to wire up component sockets as I was sent a model without the RCA terminal board!! (I am getting one in a couple of days)

RGB via JS RGB>VGA looks a treat. I dont have a very good digital camera so the pics would look naff. I watched Scorpion King R1 DVD and Collateral Damage R2 DVD and the performance is jaw dropping....

It replaces my old Sony 32" W/S crt. It's just like being at the cinema:D Woo Hoo!!!

Neill
 

MattH

Active Member
Steelj/Neil

Did you compare to the W4 model, the reason I am asking is that there was another thread that 'discussed' the various merits of the outgoing model compared to the new low res version. There was some suggestion that the newer model had some different processing.

I am on the verge of ordering the newer model (which I haven't seen), or trying to find the W4 or Tosh clone.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
 

Norman

Well-known Member
I seem to remember reading in the AVS Forum that the internal scaler in the new 5 series had undergone a cost cutting exercise and wasn't quite as good as the 4 series.
I don't know if this is true but it may be worth looking into.
You can sure find some good deals on a 4 series/Toshiba right now.
 

Guest
AFAIK the new PW5 is the same resolution as the older 4 series, its only the new PH5 thats higher. Also Panny's new tuner will only work on the 5 series. HTH. I'm still waiting to see a 5 series in the flesh!
 

sapper

Active Member
Can any one recomend a source of the Panny 4 or the Toshiba clone?

Prices etc?

Am about to do a web search, but if anyone has any recomendations I'll be interested.

Cheers


Adrian
 

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
Currently Richer SOunds are doing the Toshiba 42WP16 for £2999.

Nexnix are doing their best to match the price, but can't compete.

The believe that this is because R.S are sourcing their Plasams from Germany (where the prices has dropped)

They hope that they will be able to do something soon.

I can't take the risk, as I am worried that Nexnix may not be able to match the price and R.S will sell out.

£2999 is an amazing price and I would be surprised if anyone could beat it...

I rang them today and it was implied that they actually have stock in their warehouse, so delivery times to the stores will take less than a week.

I am going to place my order tomorrow, although they do want FULL payment up front!
 
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sculora

Guest
John - Just a little tip. I ordered mine from richer sounds and as they dont have them in store they have to get them delivered out to the store from the warehouse, ask if they can send it straight to you. They did for me (although the first one had to be rejected because it was on its side!!).

There is tip and tell on the side of the box (it lets you know if the box has been the wrong way up). Make sure you check this before signing for it.

Regards
Sal
 

sapper

Active Member
HI,

Hi wish I had the money.....

Probably not until next April realistically

It is so tempting! However I also need to understand the connections better as well, as I have tooo many connections to work out. And to keep her inddors happy, it needs to be as simple as possible.

Just started reading these threads, and ther is tooo much information, total brain overload!

Adrian
 

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
Sculora,

Thanks for the tip.. Delivery to the house, would definately be better than me collecting it from their store..

Was the Richer Sounds offer everything that it seems?

Are you as happy with yours as everyone else??

I will pop into Cardiff tomorrow to order mine, but its still nice to get positive feedback!
 

MattH

Active Member
John

I phoned the warehouse yesterday and they did not have any in stock! (Tosh), they told me to add to my wish list on the internet which will advise me when they receive a delivery and then to order..... It may be different if you go into a store but the guy did say that they probably wont get any for at least two weeks. But, he did say they have the new panny (W5) in stock at 3299!!
 

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
New W5 model?.. Interesting.. Doesn't anyone know whether they compare favourably to the older model.

I have heard several comments that they wern't ment to be as good (technically speaking), but that was unsubstantiated.

It does worry me that R.S want payment in full, when there isn't stock in their warehouse.. Surely they can't expect me to pay for something they don't have??
 

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
R.S in Cardif are showing 8 in the central stores.

After a little argument, they are ordering me one without payment!

Fingers crossed that they will be able to supply, or I am going to be TV less!!
 

Guest
I got mine from John Lewis Sheffield, cost more than some other places but, I got there 5 year warranty, which helps me sleep easier
 
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steelej

Guest
Sorry for late response on this, but I originally demoed a 4 series panny before I got the 5, as far as I'm concerned there is absolutely no difference in picture quality, they both look fantastic. I went for the 5 just to get the newer model.

John.
 

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