Panasonic TH42PX80B v TH42PZ8B...

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  1. Boldred25

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    These two sets are now approx. the same price. I think I am right in saying the PZ8B is full HD but only has 2 HDMI slots, and is fairly basic. Even with full HD I expect it could be argued at 8' for a 42" plasma, that the PX80B may still have a better picture with it's 720p.

    I play Wii (a few hours per week) watch a lot of telly through Virgin, and would probably upgrade to their Virgin+ Hd box if I got a new telly.

    Any comments on whether the PZ8B is good value at the same price as the PX80B, or whether the PX80B still beats it on PQ, connectivity etc.:lease:
     
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    As most of your viewing is SD (Virgin only has BBC HD) then I would chose the PX80 or the new P42X10 replacement.
     
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    If your not bothering with Blu ray then go with the px80:thumbsup:
     
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    The Virgin HD thing is a bit of a farce to be honest. £99 installation charge for the V+ for effectively a hard disk which you can buy for cheaper. Until they get some more HD channels then it is not worth it. Surely they must be trying otherwise it will start to hurt them with many telly's including Freesat etc.

    Don't own any Bluray, but was thinking of buying a new DVD player (currently still using my old PS2!), that can enhance.

    I've been posting on the new Plasma range thread but it's frustrating not knowing when the actual new range is out. For a few weeks I could be kicking myself for not waiting for an X10. :(
     
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    The X10 will be in the shops before the end of the month. The Panny Press briefing is 23/24th Feb. So expect official launch to be 1st March latest.
     
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    By any chance would you happen to know the approx price of
    panasonic's 2009 42" plasma's on release?
     
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    From another thread: Prices for X10 series plasma from Panasonic
    TX-P37X10 - RRP £699
    TX-P42X10 - RRP £799
    TX-P50X10 - RRP £999
     
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    Originally Posted by alsina
    TX-P37X10 - RRP £699 (37" HD Ready)
    TX-P42X10 - RRP £799 (42" HD Ready)
    TX-P50X10 - RRP £999

    DirectTVs has these to order for £599, £699 and £899 respectively


    If the likes of DirectTVs are going to have the P42X10 at £699 which is only really £100 more than the current price for the 42PX80B, then it does seem sensible to wait for the latest technology.

    Oh the next 2 or 3 weeks is going to pass by so slowly...:rolleyes:
     

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