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Panasonic PW6 vs PWD6

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by eastern72, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. eastern72

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    Can anyone explain to me the difference between the PW6 and PWD6? I was planning to get a PW6 in silver, but after reading some of the threads on here it seems that the PWD6 is the same thing, but in black only (and about £500 cheaper).

    I need to connect Sky digital + DVD player (Jamo) only.

    Thanks.
     
  2. StooMonster

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    TH-50PHD5B or TH-50PHD5BX (or TH-50PHW5B or TH-50PHW5BX) means British edition, also to be seen are TH-50PHD5E (European) or TH-50PHD5U (USA) and other letters too; this part of the code signifies country. If it doesn't say B or BX at the end it probably means that it's imported from European mainland, and will have different warrenty conditions.

    Additionall, TH-50PHD5 or TH-50PHW5 with letter D or W means colour of bezel, where D is black and W is silver and A means silver with speakers.

    Finally, TH-42PHD6 vs TH-42PW6 is resolution where H means High Definition and absence of H means Standard Definition.

    Therefore code is:

    TH-[screensize]P[resolution][bezel-colour][generation][country]

    I think the P is for PAL, T is for television, H is for plasma (x for CRT or LCD).

    The only difference between a "W" and "D" is the colour, although you may have to buy a component input or other card for the black model (it may only have a VGA connection). So, you may have to buy an input card, but they are less than £500. Aks you dealer what connection you will get with screen.

    StooMonster
     
  3. eastern72

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    Thanks - appreciated.
     
  4. Ridcully

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    Stoomonster,

    Thank you for an excellent response, which sums up most of what I have been trying to work out for sometime now.
     
  5. Dean

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    I am gonna get the black version too, so far the best price I've seen is around £2700 with stand and scart board.
     
  6. eastern72

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    Tried a dozen+ web retailers.

    Best price I've got for screen (silver) + wall moun t + component video card is about £3k

    Nexnix looks quite a bit cheaper for a black version

    Undecided......
     
  7. Jasonjo

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    Common dealers are:

    www.nexnix.co.uk
    www.av-sales.co.uk
    www.ivojo.co.uk

    All are well regarded here and should be able to price match each other to supply a PWD6(Grey)+Wall Mount+Terminal Board for £2.5-2.7k and PW6(Silver)+Wall Mount+Terminal Board for 3k

    Not a great deal of difference between, so comes down to the look/finish you prefer really...

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    The reson for the price differential is that the black PWD6 is a commercial screen originally marketed to shops/businesses, wheras the Silver PW6 is a consumer screen marketed to home users.

    This means that the black one is sold by a different division of Panasonic to the silver one, so I guess that discount rates apply.

    One previous models, the level of shielding was less on the black then the silver (Class A vs Class B), but I think that they are the same on the new 6 series screens.
     

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