Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

Panasonic TH37PE50B Plasma - first impressions

Discussion in 'Panasonic TVs Forum' started by pwarren, May 15, 2005.

  1. pwarren

    pwarren
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just recently taken delivery on the new SD plasma TV from panasonic. The reason I went for this over the forthcoming HD '500' model is that it's for use in a bedroom for watching sky and DVD, and the chances of hooking up SKY HD in the bedroom for the foreseeable future is slim. Just thought I drop a line of my initial impressions. (IMHO of course)

    Price = £1,690.00 delivered (Inc Panasonic DVD Recorder + pedestal stand) Digital Direct. Good price I think.

    Looks = On a pedestal stand looks very eye catching, with reasonably slim bezel as speakers are underneath screen.

    Picture with built in freeview = As I have always had sky digital, I have never really paid much attention to freeview, but as I have recently moved house and not got sky installed yet, I thought I'd set it up. Rigged a good quality compatible ariel in the loft and have to say the picture is excellent.

    Picture with DVD (through scart) = As I have not bought a decent quality component lead yet, thought I'd try it with a cheap scart. Again have to say blown away, even with a poor freebie lead the picture is outstanding, can't wait to get it in progressive scan mode with decent lead.

    DVB program guide = quick and easy to use, not far off sky.

    I intend to go for a HD model for the lounge when they are released, but for anyone who is not bothered about HD yet, I would recommend you consider the 50 series.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. knobbs

    knobbs
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    hi m8 how many scarts does ur panel have.
     
  3. pwarren

    pwarren
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    It has 3 on the rear of the panel.
     
  4. knobbs

    knobbs
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    hi ive got 3 scarts too -got it from total digital for 1335 with ped. + 20 squid delivery, no dvd rec though.
    just noticed on there site they have put it up 14.00
     
  5. neilmcl

    neilmcl
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,236
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ratings:
    +292
    hi pwarren, I'm thinking of getting a 500 with the pedestal stand when it's finally released. How wide/deep is the actual stand? Need to see if it'll fit on my existing glass AV stand.
     
  6. pwarren

    pwarren
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm travelling at the moment, so I can't measure it. But if I had to guess, i'd say between 10-12 inches. Its pretty deep. I'll measure up when i'm back.
     
  7. Steve_P

    Steve_P
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,338
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Ratings:
    +142
    According to the Japanese Panasonic website the pedestal stand TY-ST42PX500 measures 68.9×10.7×36.9 Cm and weighs 12.0kg. One thing that gets me with the Japanese version of the pedestals though is that they look to be swivel stands whereas all the Panasonic pedestal stands I have seen here are all fixed. :rolleyes: It was the same with the TY-ST42PX20 stands (for the PE30 Vieras) last year.

    http://prodb.matsush*ta.co.jp/product/spec.do?pg=06&hb=TY-ST42PX500
    http://prodb.matsush*ta.co.jp/product/points.do?pg=05&hb=TY-ST42PX500
    http://prodb.matsush*ta.co.jp/product/info.do?pg=04&hb=TY-ST42PX500

    S.
     
  8. knobbs

    knobbs
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    doesnt look to big stand ive got it on a silver wooden one, id say it fit on any tv stand providing its strong enough.
    hope this helps.
     

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