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Panasonic TX32DTX40

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    Has any one picked up one of these yet?

    I saw one in the local shop the other day and was very impressed with the freeview picture. Was just wondering how it stands up to day to day use?

    Any comments greatfully received!!:smashin:
     
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    My father has just bought one,but it will arrive soon,then I will give a better opinion.But from what I've seen at my local Panny shop it was awesome,and fantastic looking set as well!!
     
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    Excellent...I look forward to see how you get on!

    This is right at the top of my list at the mo and I was planning on ordering on return from hols in a few weeks.

    Not sure about the looks at the mo..the 'boss' hates it, but I intend to over rule her on this one!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I didn't like the black surround look at first glance, but after seeing it for a second time I actually like it. It's on my list as well, along the the HD40, 9509, PD30, DX200... the list is endless :(
     
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    I had a play today with the DTX40 and I was quite impressed. Golf was on BBC 2 and seem to be handled quite well, even despite the crap reception in the shop (analogue). On digital there was some blockiness around people, but as mentioned poor signal.

    It has PIP and PAP, allowing you to watch analogue and digital, as well as analogue/AV etc.

    The menu system is a joy to use. I am considering getting this TV - it is in stock - but what about this damned stand recall? :mad:
     
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    I was playing with this TV in the local Panny shop yesterday. Same Tube as the PD30, but without the increased line processing etc etc

    The Panny shop had an excellent signal on all of their TV's. Was watching Tiger hack around the course for a few holes..The TV handled it very well..no digital processing problems at all..the picture was well just about perfect. All the more surprising taking into account BBC's normal live transmissions seem to be poorish at times.

    Of course the real test is the footy, but alas a few more weeks before the season starts again (wahoo!)
     
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    Any luck yet Akarit1?
     
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    > I was playing with this TV in the local Panny shop yesterday. Same Tube
    > as the PD30, but without the increased line processing etc etc

    There's a TX-32PX30. Same cabinet as the DTX40 but the technology inside is similar to the PD30.
     
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    Ohhh don't tell me that, I had just about decided on the DTX40! :eek:

    I have had a look on the web and all reference to the PX30 are on foreign sites, are you sure this just isnt the European model number for the DTX40?

    The reason I say that is that there are also PX20 and PX10 models as well.
     
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    > I have had a look on the web and all reference to the PX30 are on foreign
    > sites, are you sure this just isnt the European model number for the DTX40?

    Yep. The DTX40 is an IDTV while the PX30 is not.

    Not sure it means anything that you can't find it on the UK site. It's not on the Danish one either but I've had it for several weeks now.
     
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    Scrapbook,
    No luck yet as the online shop we purchased it from has not had a confirmation date for receipt of these sets from Panasonic itself. But on an interesting note, I was wandering if the recalled dodgy stands (that come with this set) fiasco may have delayed panasonic from fulfilling their orders. Oh well such is life, will have to wait a bit more.I'll post more when it arrives.
     
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    Does the TX32DTX40 do PAL Progressive Scan?
     
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    Which country are you from? Does this TV have Component Inputs?
     
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    No progressive scan I am afraid - no component inputs, no HDTV etc etc. This is the UK after all.. sigh.
     
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    Is that a pun?
     
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    I'm from Denmark and yes, the tv does have component in. Design aside it's identical to the PD30.
     
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    At a shop today the manager was ringing customers about the stand recall - they had received their tested batch from Panasonic.

    The stand had small T stickers on the glass part of the stand.
     
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    > The stand had small T stickers on the glass part of the stand.

    Well... those stickers were on mine as well. They're just there because it's tempered glass.
     
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    Oh never noticed them before ;)

    They must have removed them from the previous display stand.
     
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    I have ordered the 32DTX40 :) I was mightly impressed by the golf performance, so hopefully it can't be that bad with footie. I managed to find some in stock after phoning 7 different e-tailers!

    They have reserved one for me, as they are awaiting the fixed stands.

    Has anyone got a link to the manual? :lease:
     
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    Excellent!:thumbsup:
     
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    Make sure you check the 'Panasonic Auto' ratio setting... I don't know if it applies to the set your referring to but I've had/got issues with my tv (TX28PS12C). On my set it's the only setting that 'should' stretch a 4:3 picture full screen without making people look fatter. :)

    Try viewing an image with dark areas at the top and bottom on the screen for about 5 seconds, from what I've seen most shops set the tv to 16:9 so you'll need to adjust that too.

    Here's a QT of the problem, sorry about the grainy image but it should be clear enough to show the problem. http://www.playerthree.net/testarea/greg/tv2.mov

    Cheers
    Greg

    ps. Panasonic said at the time (May 04) that they knew of the issue and didn't see it as a problem, despite it only appearing on their 100Hz models (from what I could tell). They may have since fixed it on later models...
     
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    5 Stars in the latest issue of What Hi Fi & Home Cinema, if that is anything to go by!
     
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    No, they haven't. I was trying to watch a video of an old TV show in 4:3 last night and my TV (TX28DTX10) kept trying to switch to widescreen. It happens quite often. Usually turning the set off and on again fixes it... until the next time.
     
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    Received my Panasonic 32DTX40 yesterday - with N stand. I will post impressions later on the day when I have had more time to play - but so far I am loving it.
     
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    Where are you Tutu? I hope you are not enjoying your TV so much that u have forgotten about us??
     
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    The TV arrived in two seperate boxes - one for the TV and the other for the stand which is self-assembly. This took a while and looked daunting at first, but was no problem really.

    The stand is open and makes the set look like it doesn't take up as much space. The TV mounted on the stand looks absolutely stunning.

    First off, the TV scans analogue then digital. I picked up ALL freeview channels using a set-top aerial (10miles from sutton coldfield transmitter). I was very suprised at that - and 9/10 signal as well!!

    I haven't really used analogue yet. The freeview picture is absolutely great!!!

    The TV is hooked upto Sky digital, VCR and Xbox (and PC).

    The menu system is a joy to use with lots of different options. There is no option to change display modes (e.g. 50hz/double lines). So the TV is always in Super 100hz digital scan ASFAIK.

    The TV supports PIP and PAP with both analogue/digital and different AVs which is great when you are waiting for the RS-3 round to end on Xbox live!!

    The PQ and Sound are quite good, which noise reduction actually helps clear up the sky picture a bit.

    Playing on the xbox, watching xvid and DVD has been a joy. The remote is very easy to use.

    My only complaint really is the football. While the picture looks great close up, when the view switches to a wide, out shot, the players tend to look very sharp. This is quite bad watching newcastle united as their black/white strip looks very bad. The arsenal weren't quite as bad.

    There is visible blockiness on the pitch. Movement is handled well.

    To be honest, I do not know how this stacks up against other 100hz TVs. Perhaps I need to adjust the settings more, and I will try this tonight. I wish sky would increase the bit rate to sky sports - perhaps if enough people complained to the itc or whatever?

    I do not know how to get into the service menu yet.
     
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    Hi Tutu - I know it's a while since you posted, but wondered how you got on with settings or service menu on your tx40. I have just taken delivery of one, and I'm battling with various settings and options. I'm trying to connect my e85 panasonic hard drive recorder to the set, but keeping within rgb. To maintain The q-link functions, I have to use av2, which is not an rgb input. Does this mean that I can't use q-link functions and have rgb? This is my only way of recording from freeview, but I'd like to keep dvd output to rgb for picture quality. Anyone with any ideas, I'd be grateful.
     

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