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Panasonic Series 8 Panels

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ppp65, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. ppp65

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    Does anyone have any idea when the series 8 panels will be released? Wondering whether I should hold off getting a PWD7 for a couple of months? Might take me that long to finish decorating anyway!
     
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    hi,

    Have a search for PWD8 or PW8 or PHD8, or 8 series and you'll find lots of info. From memory, it should be September time maybe.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    If you are not ready to put the panel up then hold out, the 8 series will arrive and the pw6/7 prices will only fall further.

    Considering the PA50 can be had for under £1250 delivered with stand or bracket, I would be very surprised if the PW8 was much over a grand. It has always been cheaper than the equivilent Viera.
     
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    Be prepared for a surprise ...

    Panasonic Business UK may well be charging a hefty premium for the first few months and not only for the panel itself but for the Interface Cards aswell.

    I fear you'll have to budget for a cost of around £2k for an SD PWD8 to include Deskstand/Wallmount, SCART and HDMI cards (Component can go in via the VGA connector) or £500 extra for the HD PWD8.

    These are silly prices but you cannot compare this product line with the Vieras - where Panasonic Consumer has to compete with new lower price points from the likes of SAMSUNG (THAT IS if SAMSUNG ever get their marketing act together!)

    Gussie :)
     
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    Gussie, £2k will get you an HD8 within a few weeks of release. The input cards are mostly unchanged from the 6 and 7 series, but some decent new features, particularly in the control dept.
     
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    If I hang out for PHD8 do you think I will be able to use discrete or macro pronto codes to select the inputs.

    Initially I will have Sky+ on SCART RGB and DVD on Component.

    Does this mean that I will only need a SCART lead initally as the Component can go via the VGA socket?

    Cheers,

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    It looks like discrete inputs, yes, and I think they are reinstating YUV on the VGA input. You'd need an HDMI or DVI board for HDTV of course
     
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    Thanks for the info. Sounds good.

    You sound like you have some inside info. How reliable is the September release date?

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     

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