Panasonic PHD9....

Can anyone advise me of the sort of price I should expect to pay for a phd9..
What was the price of the previous model the ph8?
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
42" PHD8 was last seen around £1400 :eek: I would expect the PHD9 to cost a bit more! say £1800 ish more will be known middle of next month
 
Am I worth waiting for a phd9? or gettin the cheaper phd8 now?
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
depends the PHD9 will be nothing spectacular compared to the PHD8 just cheaper to manufacture so cheaper parts will be used corners cut, happens with every generation. its up to you if yu want to gamble and wait.
 

marklintonarnol

Active Member
Baldybouncer how did you get on with Pioneer???

Simple just wait for the PHD9 im getting mine on the 3rd week of August, I reckon the price will be £1800 + additional boards

TIP only buy 1 HDMI board and get a switcher (octavia) then when the new HDMI 1.3 boards come out just upgrade simple and you wouldnt have waisted loads of money - this is what im doing
 

dirge

Active Member
i got my phd8 a few weeks back, very very happy with it. like the dragon said, the phd9 is going to use cheaper parts and cut corners.

wise man once said ' better the devil you know '

the phd8 has been very well received and from my point of view now is the ideal time to buy one :thumbsup: had the new generation had a higher res or some new features fair enough, but this release sounds more like 'more of the same' and trying to cut the production costs down to give better margins.

(all of this is just my opinion)
 

miceri

Active Member
What about 1920*1080 res on the 50"er?

Surely this is a selling point, future proofing yourselve to some extent?

If the latest generation is cheaper and cuts corners, then nobody on this site would suffer from the dreaded 'upgraditis'. We'd all be watching trusty beatmax on 14" b&w portables! :rolleyes:
 
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rickchana

Guest
Apologies for this ignorant enquiry....but I have never heard of the panasonic PHD8 prior to on this forum recently. Is this a special kind of plasma only available from specialist stockists? Have never seen it on display at any retailer.

Plus does it come with an HDMI socket(s) and what is this about having to buy an HDMI board?
 

PlasmaVirgin

Well-known Member
rickchana said:
Apologies for this ignorant enquiry....but I have never heard of the panasonic PHD8 prior to on this forum recently. Is this a special kind of plasma only available from specialist stockists? Have never seen it on display at any retailer.

Plus does it come with an HDMI socket(s) and what is this about having to buy an HDMI board?

The PHD8 is the professional / commercial version. All the money goes into the screen quality, which means you do not get a tuner, speakers, component/HDMI inputs, cabinet, etc.

It seems to the choice of home cinema enthusiasts who want the best picture quality for their bucks and will usually be hooking it up to surround sound so don't need to pay for a pair of speakers stuck to the panel.

For people just wanting a TV with everything built in that just needs plugging in, the PX60s, etc are the ones to choose and these are the ones stocked in high street chains like Dixons and Currys. Hope this helps!
 

PlasmaVirgin

Well-known Member
Forgot to add that once you buy a panel like a PHD8, you can add in whatever connections you want by purchasing HDMI input boards, component input boards, etc.

Also, these panels are the choice if you wish to wall mount - you'd just need to buy a bracket from one of the suppliers :smashin:
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
rickchana said:
Plus does it come with an HDMI socket(s) and what is this about having to buy an HDMI board?
It comes with a VGA terminal capable or RGBHV orYPbPr and 3 slots for the 42" and larger screens into these slots you can put the inputs you want so you can have 2 HDMI and 1 component, HDMI cart and component (dont forget you have one PC/component input as standard)

miceri said:
What about 1920*1080 res on the 50"er?
ell the price is likely to be much higher and will start with 58" IIRC the pio 1080p panel is £6k twice the price of the PHD8 50"
 

hornydragon

Distinguished Member
Joe Fernand said:
Hello Ian

I'm told to expect the following as far as Series 9 Displays:

103" 1920x1080 Nov 06
65" 1920x1080 Oct 06
50" 1920x1080 Sept 06
50" 1366x768 Aug 06
42" 1024x768 Aug 06

Best regards

Joe
I thought the 58" was going to be the first 1080p, but the point still remains the 1080p is likely to be double the cost of the 768p panel. As for Fujitsu in Sweden try Graham MG or take a trip to germany or the UK
 

loates123

Standard Member
marklintonarnol said:
Baldybouncer how did you get on with Pioneer???

Simple just wait for the PHD9 im getting mine on the 3rd week of August, I reckon the price will be £1800 + additional boards

TIP only buy 1 HDMI board and get a switcher (octavia) then when the new HDMI 1.3 boards come out just upgrade simple and you wouldnt have waisted loads of money - this is what im doing

can u not do this with the px60
losted a little here:D
 

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