NEW toys for the MXE boys!!!!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by Joe Fernand, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. Joe Fernand

    Joe Fernand
    Distinguished Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Messages:
    27,412
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The Borders
    Ratings:
    +3,229
    Hello all

    As has been posted previously a number of third party developers are working on new plug in video cards for the Pioneer MXE Plasma display range - some very high quality plug in video processors are planned for release early next year.

    Well now Pioneer itself is getting in on the act! So far I've only got very basic info but it looks like there will be two new cards available around March 2003.

    The Pioneer cards can be retrofitted to existing MXE models already fitted with the PDA-5002 video board and MXE owners after March 2003 will have the option to spec there display from new with either the PDA-5002 video card or one of the new boards.

    The info I have on the boards is:

    Tuner Board - 2 x SCART inputs, Picture in Picture (two video or two data sources only), 1080i compatible, Terrestrial TV tuner with Teletext, Terrestrial videowall mode (displays lots of little tiled TV channels at one time - I think some SONY TV's have the same trick) - the card will retail for £599 and is way superior to the video processor found in the Media Box that is sold with the HDE models.

    High Def board - not much info on this other than it will offer very high quality scaling to 1024x768 and will cost around £1K.

    I believe the tuner board is already on dem in the UK and if I can get a hold of it we will ask to see it ASAP.

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS The PDA-5002 video card makes up around £200 of the price of an MXE model - so an MXE with the Tuner board will cost about £400 above today's pricing.
     
  2. Lennyz

    Lennyz
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2002
    Messages:
    339
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +13
    Oh no!

    More headaches about spec...I had finally decided to get an MXE in the next coupla months!

    Does this mean I am better off waiting til next year or do I just buy a set without the PDA 5002?

    :confused:

    Paul
     
  3. Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Originally posted by Lennyz
    More headaches about spec...I had finally decided to get an MXE in the next coupla months!

    Does this mean I am better off waiting til next year or do I just buy a set without the PDA 5002?

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Think Pioneer Plasma buyers will be hanging on till the smoke clears a little, be a bit of a waste of ££££,s only to have some super duper upgrade in 4-6 months.
     
  4. Joe Fernand

    Joe Fernand
    Distinguished Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Messages:
    27,412
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The Borders
    Ratings:
    +3,229
    LennyZ - Party Animal

    I think the new tuner board will suit many who have been looking for something better than the HDE Plasma TV system but maybe not contemplating a high end (£800+) DVD player whilst the MXE fitted with the PDA-5002 will still be the system to go for for out and out video processing until such times as you may want to tempt yourself with one of the new high end video cards.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  5. MarkTaylor

    MarkTaylor
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,328
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ratings:
    +662
    It'll be interesting to see if the HD board is actually just a re-badge of the one being developed by KD or something completely different.

    Mark
     
  6. phil_evans

    phil_evans
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    186
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Singapore
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi Joe,

    Very interesting news - am interested, like Mark, in the technology/ features of the high-end card.

    2003 and a terrestrial tuner, eh? Pioneer must be betting on the failure of Freeview/ DVB then :rolleyes:

    Do you think our lovely Pioneer dealers will be considering trade-ins on the PDA-5002s? ;) With the MSRP of the new high-end card, a £200 (or even cheaper second hand) 5002 should still hold favour with many.

    Phil
     
  7. Dave777

    Dave777
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    489
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Gatwick
    Ratings:
    +16
    Joe have you seen this new tuner board for the Pioneer MXE yet?
    Any more details would be great.
    Happy New Year
     
  8. Gordon @ Convergent AV

    Gordon @ Convergent AV
    Distinguished Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2000
    Messages:
    14,214
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Living in Surrey, covering UK!
    Ratings:
    +3,057
    Hi Guys,

    Key Digital are not OEMing for Pioneer. I think these boards are OEM'd by another US company though. Forgotten their name but they are showing the new £1000 board at CES on Pioneer's stand. Key Digital will be on the Pioneer stand with their higher spec card as well.

    So mucho choices for you all. I am just online trying to sort out flights to Las Vegas to go check this stuff out. Expect pics and reports when I return.

    In the meantime I am using my 433mxe without any onput board and use an HTPC in to VGA socket until Key's is out.

    Gordon
     
  9. StoneGhost

    StoneGhost
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi

    Where can I find a Pioneer 42" MXE for the lowest price?

    Regards
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice