New Model: Panasonic 42PX45EH

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  1. robin78

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    Just wend to the shop (here in Barcelona) to see once more the 42px60 before buying one, to my surprise they had changed their TH-42PX60EH on display for a TH-42PX45EH. The specs on the card were identical as the PX60, so was the looks of the Plasma itself and it´s connections (3 scart, 1 comp, 2 hdmi, 1 vga). (I even verified the model number on the back of the plasma to confirm it was in fact a new model and not the px60)

    According to the sales man the 42PX45 would is identical to the 42PX60. According to him the 45 is replacing the 60 which they stop producing.

    Panasonic does not have any info on this model on their website, only Panasonic.de has some info about the 42PV45 (model without freeview) . It seems this model is a lower cost version of the 60, 2048 gradients of grey instead of 3072 and contrast ratio quoted to be 1:8000 instead of 1:10000

    I wonder what this all mean, is this Panasonic's way to get rid of the purple snakes problems (the lower number of gradation would probably mean there is less error in the 2048 steps remaining)
     
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    Same thing in China. The 42PX60 is discontinued for a 42PX65. There is a difference between these two, the resolution of the 42px65 is 1366 x 768. I bought the 42PX65 and am very happy with it :) Is the 42PX45 a 1366x768 screen?
     
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    no it's 1024x768
     
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    Interesting! Maybe thats why the PX60 is so cheap.
     
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    Would be interesting to know what is the reason for this model as I'm interested in buying the PX60 and now I'm not so sure as I came across the PX45 in the Komplette site.
    I'll hold for now and see if Panasonic sell the new model in Ireland or the UK.

    Regards

    Good Boy :)
     
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    Interesting... I see it is completely silver, with no black border around the screen!
     
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    Someone correct me if I am wrong but I dont think it works like that. The more shades you can display means smoother visible transitions from dark to light on screen or to an adjacent different blending colour, and therefore less chance of colour banding and artifacts. The higher end units typically have higher grayscale capabilties than cheaper units I thought as the processing is more complex and hence the colour rendition is more accurate?
     
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    so panasonics next gen tvs are worse than current to be replaced ones
    why on earth
     
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    I think this must be a "budget" model to compete with LCDs. 40"/42" LCDs are now roughly £900-£1200, so trying to beat that, and this new model is cheaper to make than the PX60.
     
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    aha makes sense i guess
     
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    Isn't silver yesterdays colour?
     
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    Yeah, thats why its the budget model I think. Like Sony who released their budget model which is silver/white, adn the rest are black/grey.
     
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    Hmm I thought the '45' version is an older one. I came across a post in a Dutch forum where there was a guy who owned this model, for more then 2 years..

    I might be wrong.
     
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    A 1366x768 42" plasma :confused: (sure you were not looking at the specs of the 50" )

    You got any links to the specs for this plasma ??
     
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    Comparing the specs on the Panasonic Germany website, the differences between PX45 and PX60 are:

    - contrast ratio 8,000:1 (PX60: 10,000:1)
    - 2,048 gradients of grey (PX60: 3,072)
    - analogue tuner only
    - no V-Real picture enhancement

    Neil
     

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