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New Panny 7-series price point...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Supersonic72, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Supersonic72

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    Every couple of weeks or so seems to reveal a new lower price point
    than before on the Panny 7-series...

    Seems like £1250 is the new battleground.....Bloomin' eck!

    Whatever next...
     
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    Who's doing it for that?
     
  3. Supersonic72

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    http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xFS?KW=panasonic+th42pw7&FN=&FD=0

    Looks like a lot of the box-shifters are doing it for £1250 to £1270 with
    SCART board in some cases...

    http://www.totaldigital.biz/product_info.php/products_id/722


    I checked stock to make sure it wasnt a come-on, and theyre mostly
    avaialble to pick up if you were able to collect in Birmingham

    PS, just in case youre thinking, im not plugging them or recommending
    anyones services or ability to supply, I'm just passing on what i see...
     
  4. lisag

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    Richer Sounds now have the 37" at £999, I paid £1199 less than two months ago :(
     
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    But you've been able to enjoy it for nearly two months longer. :)
     
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    Yeah the price is low but look at the price of the extras!

    £169 for an input board
    £125 for stand or bracket

    Pretty similar to av sales after all are added up, although if you don't want any extras just a scart then it's a bargain. (for now)

    http://www.totaldigital.biz/product_info.php/products_id/722

    The way these prices are going how long till the 42" go under £1k? not long i guess.
     
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    credit card with price promise? Barclay card? but yes they will drop more they always will (in free fall at the moment) just buy when you can afford to and dont look back! (just thing of the poor SOBs who paid £3k+ for a PW5!!!)
     
  8. lisag

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    I did pay buy credit card - what's the deal on the price promise, not heard of that one?

    lisa
     
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    I believe Barclaycard ended their 'Price Promise' around the end of last year, more's the pity. I guess it was just costing them too much. ;)
     
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    Well, I have just sent Richer Sounds an e-mail asking for all or part of the £221 price difference to be refunded, as a 'gesture of goodwill', I am sure they will happily oblige :smashin:
     
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    lisa..I wouldn't be surprised if the salesman just pays it out of his own pocket! :)
     
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    Damn. I bought one from them yesterday. Have mailed them asking for a credit note.....
     
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    C'mon AVSales - let's see what kind of price you can come up with!!!
     
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    Panasonic TH-37PW7B - £1304.25 Delivered
    Panasonic TH-42PW7B - £1434.90 Delivered

    Guessing the 37" has the better PQ. I'm getting tempted to buy one of these now and buy a HD-Ready in a couple of years. In your professional view (all those who are famed on this site & those who own above) how much difference (hard to gauge I know) is there between the 852 x 480 and the 1024 x 768 on standard analogue TV.

    Additionally, if I follow this avenue, I wanna link up my Teac Reference 550 Amp + DVD player as the main sound source (5 x B&W 602 series speakers). Which cables will I require? I've also got a widescreen laptop 1280 x 800 (wxga) I want to connect, will I lose part of the screen as the resolution is not the same? I don't have sky. Would I do better getting a freeview tuner + harddisk to connect all these.

    http://www.teac.com/consumer_electronics/ref/AG-H550.htm
    http://www.teac.com/consumer_electronics/ref/DV-H550.htm (runs Pal too - not shown)
    http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/products/mobile/notebooks/amilo_a.html

    Basically, can ya help? Just wanna link up my gizmo's and play. May have an x-box on the way too. Lot to ask but I don't
     
  15. hornydragon

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    37" Dual slot board and a JS RGB>VGA should get you going afreeview PVR will make a grand tuner (or pick up the panny tuner Box cheap)
     
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    Are these panasonic 42PW7B units much cop tho? For that price they cant be fantastic.
    I was looking at getting one, highly recommended by a mate, but just not sure.... Question is, they say they are HD ready? Is that just a case of adding a board later on?
     
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    they are excellent screens but will require scaler for sky HDTV but you can get dvi and hdmi boards for them.
     
  18. Pabs

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is a scaler?
     
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    If I bought the 37" screen, would I have an issue with not having enough slots in the back for HDMi. I understand that the 37" only has two. Does the dual slot take up two slots in the back of the panel or do you mean it takes up one slot and has to two imputs? Sorry if I'm getting confused. :confused:
     
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    yes dual slot would take up both needs abit more thought if you want the fabled HDMI (not 50Hz compatible)
     
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    Absolutely! :rotfl:
     
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    They have ordered 25...new pricing point and deals in a few days.
    RS now down to £999 if you can find one....
     
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    Well...maybe my post has started a larger price-war....

    It goes strike me as unusual that there are a half dozen or so retailers
    knocking at the £1250 door, whilst thr rest are at the £1400 mark.

    Mind you, if you took the Panny mediabox off the deal, the AV Sales
    screen would be near a grand!!!! (....yeah i know it doesnt work like
    that but its nice to speculate!! ;-)
     
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    Don't know why some here complain about "rip off Britain"... Here in Paris not even Panasonic dealers can get me a 37PW7, they tell me they can only get 37PWD7, which is then charcoal instead of silver as I'd prefer it.
    Then the price... the best I can find here is about 1720£ - and that's BEFORE even paying for a stand/wall-mount (and DVI card in my case)... :mad:

    At this point, wondering whether a UK panel would work - AND under Panasonic warranty- on this side of the Channel... :confused:
     
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    Difficult to find a 37" in RS branches, at least in London area. While i got in last week i've almost searched in 4 branches for a boxed one. Some branches stick on to home warranty option, which is additional £164. Last few clear must be customer returns

    I've got it without exended warranty

    N2P
     
  26. hornydragon

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    get a 42 from AVsales with bracket shipped for £1700 I would think peezee....give alistair a panny as euro models have pan euro warranty I assume the On site UK warranty just becomes Euro RTB
     
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    Good for you - I paid £1700 less than 4 months ago - how gutted??

    PS. My money, my choice :)
     
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    Thanks Horny I am one of those poor SOBs, not only did I pay 3K+, then it was stolen, for the insurance to replace it with a PW7 (I'm still wating for it)which will cost them 1k to 1.5k, so I feel out of pocket. However I also had two old knackers of laptops stolen that have been replaced with brand new ones :smashin: think I'd still rather have the cash though
     
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    A few London dealers do have them...I got mine yesterday. They also gave me £100 back today, as the price had dropped. Very happy :D
    They did not insist on warranty.
     
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    If I am gonna go with either, I will get the 42". I assume this has more space for boards and connections than the 37"?
     

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