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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by ebiumn, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. ebiumn

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    The appears to be 2 new models on www.panasonic.co.uk and in the panasonic shop. they are TX32LXD52 and TX26LXD52, they are priced the same as the 50's but seem to have the features of the 500's
     
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    Faust has been talking to a Panny rep who said they made a mistake with the 50 series in not including an HDMI connection, which left them without a serious budget contender.

    The 52 series is basically a 50 with an HDMI ie. it doesn't have the PC input, PIP/PAP and few other wrinky dinks the 500 series has
     
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    Spot on there Scrapbook my friend, though I have to say I do prefer the slimmer looks of the 50 err sorry 52 series. Oh if only they made a 37" model life would be complete.
     
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    so where's the 23" model with the extra's, that would be a great bedroom unit
     
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    so all its missing is the pcmcia slot and sd card slot?
     
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    What else is this set missing

    Obvious question but how do the 50's compare with the Sony's and Samsung's?
     
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    As the panel is identical to the 500 series, just short of a couple of whistles and bells, then however the 500 Panny stacks up against the Sony and Samsungs of this world the 52 series will be the same.
     
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    it must be missing something else? Does it have the same scaler?

    Surely if its the same, they'll lose sales of the 500? Although they might gain sales of the 52, from people like me :)
     
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    When I read the comments on the '50' in the forum it generally got slated due to slow response time, oily picture etc.

    So not sure what the 52 will be like if it is just a 50 with HDMI then may not be up to much, but if it is a 500 without two slots then I will give it a serious look.

    If they are similar then how can Panny justify the price differential between the 500 and 52. Panny will canabilise sales from their flagfhip panel for no benefit. I even prefer the form factor of the 52 as the speakers are at the bottom so I might just be able to squeeze in the 32"
     
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    BY all accounts the 50 series and the 500 series are the same panels, and according to the magazines at least, their handling of motion is amongst the very best.

    Elements of oily pictures will appear on all LCD's depending upon the tests undertaken/signal strength etc etc
     
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    A quick check of the prices for the 32"

    50 =£1050

    52 =£1150

    500 =£1500

    So an HDMI port costs £100 which seems fair enough - but what are you paying the extra £350 for. Cannot just be PCMI and Sd slots.
     
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    You get the PC input, PiP and PAP amongst others.

    Anyother reason is probably down to where the 500 model is marketed to be in their range....ie a premium model so the price reflects that.
     
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    Hi there,just joined this forum today.
    Just not sure about specs of Penny 500.
    Is there definitely PIP or only PAT and how many scarts 2 or 3.Dick-sons confusing me.Specs on Comets are so different.
    Thanks for help.
    lucas
     
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    Just has ordered Panny TX-32LXD500 in Dixons uk £1347 with delivery.Can't wait!
     
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    And none have manual adjustment of the backlight contained therein.

    Backlight is adjusted by a sensor on the front of the panel and, as far as I'm concerned, these are to be avoided like the plague.
    :nono:
     
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    Well most of the mags rate seem to rate this as the best LCD in its price bracket at the moment with excellent black levels and handling of fast motion with a top notch picture.

    What is more important?

    Other than that avoid it like the plague.

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    Have a look at this thread, he seems to be suffering from lack of back light control :rolleyes:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245788
     
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    Well, the Mags don't have to live with their sets day after day and presumably haven't spent their own hard-earned cash on purchasing them and so, despite what they say, I rather have another make where this important feature (i.e ability to adjust the backlight levels) is left to the user and not some sensor which inevitably will 'age' over time and thereby give problems with screen intensity etc.

    I'd be quite willing, of course to have and extended home demonstration, if this were possible, to prove me wrong!
    :cool:
     
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    But where is 37" model.. i guess that is their plasma offering..
     
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    Well that is where these forums come into play really and user opinions.

    I'd be interested in knowing how many people change their backlight settings on a regular basis. There have also been a number of threads about buzzing being created as a result of turning down the backlight due to the regulators.

    I had this TV on test for an afternoon thanks to my local panny shop, perhaps you should contact them. I found to be excellent and pretty much as advertised, alas I found 32" too small for my room.
     
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    What could you use the PCMCIA slot for?

    Also how's PC compatibility? I'm still looking for a TV that can handle PC in (not necessarily at 1:1 mapping) at 50 and 60 Hz.

    I'm hoping at the very least 1366x768 should be no problem on the 500.
     
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    Yeah, Panasonic seem to think that people only choose based on size. I'd like a 37" but I'm LCD only I'm afraid - too much cbeebies and videogames for a plasma.
     
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    I'm sure a relative of mine still has a 40 year old t.v. complete with spare valves etc. Perhaps you might be happier with something like this as you seem to be suggesting that despite 21st Century technology we should all be adjusting our t.v.'s morning noon and night to take account of light levels. Perhaps I could go back to my old Morris Minor where I had to jack it up once a month to grease the ball joints and trunnions. Come to think of it there is a nip in the air tonight - I think I need to get the anti-freeze out and put an old coat over the car engine. If I bought a modern t.v. and found out that I had to fiddle with a backlight twice a day I would be well p****d. What's even worse is that manufacturers are claiming this to be an important whistle and bell and people are falling for it. Does anyone want to buy some fresh air from me?
     
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    I've been looking at the new Panasonic TX26LXD52 on Panasonic's official website. They claim the TV to be "HD Ready", however, it doesn't seem to have an HDMI input. The best type of input it appears to have is a Component Video Input.

    Check out the spec:
    http://www.panasonic.co.uk/lcd-tv/tx26lxd52/index.htm

    Does it have an HDMI input or not?
     
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    I think the Panasonic site fails to include this in the 500 series also - worry not both models have HDMI input, I have seen them on both models.
     
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    Faust, that was one of the funniest things I have ever read on these forums, and very to the point - I think all of the manufacturers are having a laugh, whatever happened to just buying a good quality TV and plugging it in to an ariel and away we go???

    how much is that fresh air btw???
     
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    What's disturbing is the rate of change of models.

    3 months ago I almost bought a 6-month old Panny TX32LXD1. It was being sold as a colleague's lad was off to Australia for a year. The lad had paid £1500 in March this year and wanted £750 for it. It was too wide for my liking, with the peakers each side of the screen and overall width of 1m.

    2 months ago I noticed the TX32LXD50 in Comet, again for £1500. Looking on the 'net meant I could buy one for £1100-odd.

    Now we have the TX32LXD52.

    How would anyone who bought one of the former sets now feel?

    Would you buy a '52 knowing that something else may be just around the corner?
     
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    There is a serious point here though. The bottom line is that LCD technology is far from perfect and the manufacturers are well aware of that fact. To cover over these imperfections they try to bamboozle the customer with what they claim are lots of extra whistles and bells that one can use to "enhance picture quality and enjoyment" - rubbish. These are extra tweaks to try to mask far from perfect PQ, and the galling thing is that we the customers like blinking sheep all fall for it. Well I say all, I don't but only because I am so cynical. I don't believe people when they tell me what day it is without checking the calendar myself.
     
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    I can't find any websites that state whether it has hdmi, does it?

    and also can i connect a pc to it? if it has these two features i will invest in one.
     
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    Yep, the UK website is a bit pants for not mentioning it but I am 99% certain it will have HDMI - it does had the HD Ready logo on the site.

    It defo doesn't have a PC input, although u could in theory connect via scart or component.
     

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