1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My soul belongs to Panasonic

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by BliarOut, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well my long awaited replacement for my failed Techwood arrived this morning. A shiny new TH42PE40B courtesy of Currys. What can I say, truly amazing. I only had a few minutes to play with it before I had to come back to work.

    The contrast was running right up, so I turned it down and that's about it for now. A couple of minutes of MTV fed direct from my NTL cable into my Cyrus kit confirmed that this is a fabulous set up.

    A huge thank you to Currys for their after sales service, and to Panasonic for making the set in the first place :D

    Is it home time yet? :thumbsup:
     
  2. w3dal

    w3dal
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,923
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Chelmsford, Essex
    Ratings:
    +543
    Wish it was. First day back in the office after a week in spain and its dragging already.

    Another happy Panny owner - Nice one

    Dal
     
  3. vileda

    vileda
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    401
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
    Ratings:
    +1
    Which Currys store was it? I't good to know that there are some good ones out there.
     
  4. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was actually dealing with their national customer services centre. There's a whole load of info about my good experience with them on the Currys thread.

    Is it home time yet? :D
     
  5. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    1 hr 45 to go! I'm sure you and your Viera will be very happy together!
     
  6. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    14,054
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,596
    Make sure you have turned it off Dynamic on ALL sources, try it on Normal.
    Also turn power save OFF in the setup menu and all NR, MPEG NR off etc.
     
  7. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Does that improve the picture? I haven't even had time to RTFM :)
     
  8. Sulis

    Sulis
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    574
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Bath
    Ratings:
    +1
    I'd use 'Cinema' mode, myself - when you first switch to it it looks dull and flat, but that's just by comparison with teh somewhat artificial other modes.
     
  9. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,293
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    Dynamioc will wear it out 4 times faster than noirmal mode and will put more stress on PSU etc in short it is no good for your eyes or your plasma...
     
  10. Steve_P

    Steve_P
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,338
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Ratings:
    +142
    Please post some pictures once you have it up and running :) I still don't know what the PE40 (Dixons/Currys exclusive) Viera looks like ;)

    Glad to hear you are a happy owner! :thumbsup:

    S.
     
  11. jedimaster1971

    jedimaster1971
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    52
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    the PE40 is exactly the same as the PE50 just badged differently as far as I know there is no difference mentionin the manual, so go figure maybe a DSG exckusive model?!?
    who knows

    jedi
     
  12. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,293
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    the reason its exclusive is stop you pricematching, DSG often order volumes of kit with a n exclusive model number for these reasons it gives them th eopertunity to spin the punter oodles of crap about how the one PE50 on the internet is inferior in every way
     
  13. bin_man

    bin_man
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    23
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was in Currys in Chester last weekend, trying to persuade the GF that 42" was the right size for my living room and I swear that I saw a silver PE50. I didn't pay too much attention at the time as I was trying to steer GF towards the nice PV500 !
     
  14. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've only got a piccie from my phone at the mo, but you get the idea :)

    The space is for my DVD8 when it returns, then it's out with the tie wraps.
     

    Attached Files:

  15. hornydragon

    hornydragon
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2001
    Messages:
    28,293
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Somewhere near the M4 most of the time......
    Ratings:
    +1,215
    That would be a PE40 then, silver really doesnt do it for me, looks a bit like the silver JVC LCDs
     
  16. superpixel

    superpixel
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    the silver PE40 in the flesh looks very handsome - a lot more attractive than the rather ugly PE50 IMHO! its a shame its a dixons exclusive, im sure panny would shift even more if they released the silver beauty generally. anyone put off by the looks of the PE50's should check it out - it looks a radically different screen!

    currys online prices on the PE40 aren't too shabby either - just £50-100 more than the best PE50 prices...
     
  17. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    14,054
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,596
    It takes about 5 mins to get used to it, I personally would use Normal during the day, and maybe Cinema at night.
    Once you have been watching it with them you realise how CRAP Dynamic is.
     
  18. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've got it on normal already.... Conveniently it's now dark so I'll give cinema a go. Still looking lovely and they say things improve after running in. I can't wait :)

    Lets just hope my DVD8 comes back from Dr Cyrus very soon. My busted Sony DVD is seriously letting the side down. There's naff all on TV tonight.



    Oh and I like silver HD ;)
     
  19. Steve_P

    Steve_P
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,338
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Ratings:
    +142
    Thanks mate :thumbsup: Looking good, seems the rumours are true then... an all silver PE50.

    S.
     

Share This Page

Loading...