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Panasonic TX-32PD30, What to look for?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by MikeD, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. MikeD

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    Hi there I have just ordered a Panasonic TX-32PD30 for £600 from an internet store, it's the last one they have and seems like a bargain if I get a good one.
    The reason for the low price is the recent arrival of the PD50 that takes it's place.

    I have this week seen both the 32-PD30 and the latest 32-PD50 in action in local Panasonic shops and the picture on each looked incredible.

    I have just finished reading the giant sticky on problems with the PD30 range and felt it was worth the risk since when the unit arrives I have seven days within which I can ask for a full no questions asked refund.

    I will be connecting a Thomson SCENIUM DTH7000 dvd/hard drive recorder, a Toshiba SD-520E DVD player and a somewhat elderly but still excellent Panasonic TU-DSB30 SKY digi box.

    In a nutshell what specifically should I look out for during the first seven days that might ring alarm bells, those I can adjust out and also those more sinister.

    Also is there anything in the serial number that might be of revelance like software version or model revision in helping me decide whether I am likely to have a good or bad one.

    Many thanks, MikeD
     
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    Mike,

    I can't add any specific points which haven't been covered.

    As you'll know from the sticky, if you get a good'n, you'll have one of the best TV's on the market.

    Good luck with your purchase. :thumbsup:

    (TG has got to go for a lie down now, just thinking about that price...)
     
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    Sorry TG hope you feel better real soon, it sure acted as a tonic for me.

    Soooo,

    I need to check for geometry which if necessary should be adjustable.
    Dirty screen effects
    Colour patches particularly in corners
    Green cast again should be adjustable
    Buzzing, popping and crackling sounds
    Generally poor picture quality

    Have I missed anything important?

    Regards, MikeD
     

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