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Panasonic TH37PW7 deal at richer sounds.

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by BLOWNIT, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. BLOWNIT

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    For those plasma experts out there, i wouldn't mind your views on the kit being sold at richer sounds this week.
    Consisting of,
    PANASONIC TH37PW7 PLASMA SCREEN
    PANASONIC TUPT6000 TUNER
    INPUT BOARD
    FREE PANASONIC HOME CINEMA KIT SCHT27R,
    TOTAL PRICE £1399.95.

    If anyone has any of these items, could you pass on your views please.

    Thanks,
    Blownit.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    have a search been well covered, see posts by lisag (Media box is watse of money)
     
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    £999 for the screen only. Is this a bargain or not?
     
  4. Steve_Whelan

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    Yes it is a bargain but Richer Sounds are Infamous for Stating a low price and not being able to come up with the goods when you attemt to buy. Plus they charge around £30 over the odds for the scart board and i belive they only suply the scart board.
     
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    oh so would need a scart board too. Didn't know that, thx. I will ring them up and see what they say.
     
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    You don't need the scart board but without it you would need an RGB to VGA converter. The scart board gives a slightly softer picture than the VGA route and some have commented on the lack of colour saturation control that results from using the VGA method.
     
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    Robert Whyte Ltd have a 37PW7 for £899..........
     
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    yup, RS want about £100 for a scart board or component input. Is it worth shopping around for these boards or is it right that you can only get them from RS?

    Is an RGB to vga convertor much cheaper. I have in mind that I could slowly upgrade inputs as time goes by

    Also the brackets/stands are v. expensive too. Do I really have to have these? Could I not stand the screen on a firm surface and use mirror brackets or some other method of ensuring the screen stands up straight and can't move can't move?
     
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    you can get a converter from keene (sync blaster) for about £70 all in...or the js rgb to vga converter, which to my mind (having used both) is much better, but is around £120 plus a scart plus a vga to vga cable
     
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    RS want £150 for the scart board the Going rate is around the £120 mark give or take.
     
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    the media box isnt that bad.

    its good enough to get your started. Once u have some more cash you can upgrade.

    Dal
     
  12. Steve_Whelan

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    Yes you can use any type of braket/table brace within reason, even saw in the get your plasmas for the lads thread, some one using coat hooks and a chain to hold up their screen.
     
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    Robert Whyte Ltd did have a 37PW7 for £899, but now they have none left and doubt they are getting any more :thumbsdow . RS told me that they had 400 in the factory, and that Panasonic are bringing out an PW8, but Robert White says there will be no PW8...

    but thanks for the tip Horny Dragon, still not really decided if this is a good enough quality screen anyhow, tossing up getting a CRT - I rarely audition stuff because of no time and rely on recommendations!

    But if anyone can answer my last post about not using a stand or wall bracket at all, I'd be still be very grateful :lease: .
     
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    steve did already
     
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    GET a Stand, not getting one is silly and plasma look best on the wall (£69 + 2.99) from www.RS100.co.uk (furom special offer) 37PW7 is great! there will be no PW8 but will be a PWD8......(and GO get a DEMO if you do not that is very very very silly)
     
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    oops sorry Steve, I the reply hadn't come up on my screen when I posted my last message
     
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    is there a particular reason why the 42PW7 appears to be around £600 more than these 37PW7 screen only prices? Is it because the Robert Whyte / RS prices are ridiculously low for the 37, or is there another reason why another 5ins costs over £600 more? [​IMG]

    Can the 42PW7 be bought any cheaper than the AV-Sales deal on the PWD7?
     
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    that's 4 silly's in one post! Actually I intend to put this screen into an alcove and it will only just fit (I hope it will anyway) but there'll no room to manouevre up or down to get it on a rear bracket and I don't want any stand to stick out at the front as I want it all to be flush. Anyway if I couold put it on the wall I'd get a 42" not 37". Although I've been told 37" are clearer pictures?

    As to auditioning. I rarely audition - just inadequate time. If the recommendations are good enough then well I go for it... and some stuff like SVS and BK elec subwoofers you can't audition anyway and just have to go on blind faith...

    It will leave me wondering if a Phillips 37PF or a SonyKEP37 plasma might have been better, but what you don't know etc.

    When I have auditioned stuff unless you go somewhere really specialised the conditions are normally so appalling that it does all the equipment no favours at all
     
  19. Steve_Whelan

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    The 42 inch Screens are PWD7 the busines model, suplies of the 42 inc PW7 dried up a few months ago, the PWD series has always been a couple of hundred more than the PW series. When both 37 and 42 inch PW7's were on sale the price diference was around £200, Similer to the price dif between the curent 37-42 Vieras.
     
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    Certainly no expert, but happy with the 37 I baught from RS. Went in to get a deal (not wanting the sound system) and came out with the screen at their price (just under £1k), and a price match (based on web prices) for the tuner/input board and the panasonic swivel stand.
     
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    Hi, what was the model number of the stand you got from RS? I've just bought a PW7 37" from RS but didn't buy the stand as I wasn't sure how I was going to mount it at the time. Fairly sure it's going on a stand now so need a pedestal mount but a little unsure as to which pedestal mounts fit which Panasonic models.....
     
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    Hi iambic, the receipt only says Panasonic Desk Stand, but I am pretty sure it is the TYST42PA50W (Desktop plasma stand) listed on the RS website - can't be 100% sure as there is no image. Also check av-sales.com to see what they have on offer. Hope this helps.
     
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    Seem to remember superfi having one on s. offer..i think
     
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    Thanks. Will take a look at av-sales.
     
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    from what I've read some people here would say the scart board is 'rubbish', crap and a waste of money. That's something elsle than 'slightly softer'.

    Anyone can clear this up for me ?
     
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    I initially used the scart board on my PW7 to connect my freeview PVR, and thought the picture quality was very good. Out of curiousity I then tried the JS Tech Scart to VGA box as an upgrade, and the picture is even better. It is sharper and brighter and the colours are more vivid.

    lisa
     
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    alright, so it's a good thing I've ordered the JS-RGB then, it will be soon here with me if the UK postman is co-operative
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