Panasonic TX32LMD70 Vs TX32LXD70

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  1. dylangibson

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    Ok So I have finally decided on the TV I want, nearly! Just wondered about peoples opinions about the 2 TV's and the differences. I am obviously aware the major difference is 100Hz, but are there any other differences.

    I will be using the TV in my lounge for viewing SD Sky+, my media centre PC (which currently only runs XP and I am not sure if my graphics card outputs in hd), my Nintendo Wii and occasionally watching the odd DVD, although we tend to download movies and watch them. Oh and I still have a PS2 that we sometimes use (for Buzz)

    Future plans (over the next year or so):
    Upgrade to Sky HD, when or if the price comes down a bit.
    Upgrade to Media Centre (with a HD output)

    Which of the 2 TV's do you think would be best, considering:
    We will have SD Sky+ for a year
    We don't use freeview
    Have read on here that the LMD is better for SD??
    I have heard of some 100Hz artifacts problems with DVD's??
    + anything else people think I should consider

    Any help advice gratefully received TIA
     
  2. dylangibson

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    Also I am thinking of getting either from RGB Direct - anyone used them??
     
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    I've used them once before (instore) and didn't have a problem. They've been around for years, I don't think you'll have a problem with them.
     
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    JL will PM RGB Direct to get the 5 year warranty. :smashin:
     
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    JL wouldn't PM RGB for me ... was told the price was not on display :thumbsdow
     
  6. dylangibson

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    Anyone got any advice on which TV to go for? Might try my luck with JL but I want to do finance too and RGB seems pretty good...
     
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    Personally I'd say the LXD, its what I've got and I'm more than happy with mine. There's also been a lot of positive comments on the forum in general about them , but either people aren't buying the LMD, or the ones who do are quieter as I can't find many comments about them, only questions.
     
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    So what sort of viewing do you do?? SD or HD?? Gaming, footy?? Any upscaling probs?
     
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    No HD, other than the Xbox360, which looks amazing. I've tried a couple of HD videos over it, such as the wmv samples available on hdwmv.com, and they do look spectacular, but for the most part TV viewing is Sky or freeview.
    With these, it really does seem to be down to the source - BBC1 is stunning, whereas UKGold is much less so.
     
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    Saw the 2 next to each other and I have to say on the SD stuff that I saw the LMD had the edge, the blacks just seemed a lot more black!
     
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    "JL will PM RGB Direct to get the 5 year warranty."

    Why not just go to RGB and get the 5 year Panasonic warranty from them?
     
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    Why not buy from RGB and get the Panasonic 5 year warranty?
     
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    is the 5 year panasonic warrany free? and does it apply to all panels or is it only from selected retailers?

    cheers,

    Arran
     
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    cheers for the info - are any of these retailers cheap??

    Its £650 at JL Cheadle so I was hoping one of these retailers might be just under the magic £599 barrier! (referring to the TX32LMD70)

    how much did you pay for your lxd70?
     
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    LXD70 cost me £673.00
     
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    These tend to be small retailers, I have checked under my post code, and none of the ones in my area are cheap.

    Does not appy to any online or mail order purchases, and JL is not listed as a retailer, although they give their own 5 yr warranty.

    Have ordered a 32LXD70 from JL yesterday, but I am re-thinking due to the Sony price slash today........this is probably why Panny have introduced the 'free' 5 yr warranty......
     
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    Busdriver, where did u get yours from, and was any price matching involved. I paid JL £690 yesterday, but as mentioned, I am thinking of cancelling and getting a refund (not due in until 3rd) as the Sony seems good value at £549 from Empire Dir.
     
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    RGB Direct now also have the LXD at £673. Only a 1 year warranty though, I wonder how much panni will charge if you did a post sale warranty with them?
     
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    RGB also have the same thing on their website about warranty, sorry didn't realise that IT WAS the panni warranty they were re-selling.

    I notice that PRC also do free next day delivery, it is certainly looking like I could get it from there. Now if only I could decide between the 2 tv's (the reason for my OP)
     
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    The PRC page does state you only get the warranty if you buy it in store, though.
     
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    It would be about 1.5 hours drive for me to go to the store so well worth it for a 5 year warranty!
     
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    Fair point - it is about the same distance from me, too. I just assumed from your comment about Next Day Delivery that you wanted to get it delivered - though I suppose you could pay in store and get it delivered later
     
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    Bump of the OP's question re: relative performance of the LMD and LXD models. I'd be interested in the impressions of anyone who has seen them side-by-side. The specs indicate that the LMD has lower contrast ratio numbers and no 100HZ, but the question is how much this affects what actually hits the retinas.
     
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    Instore prices are listed higher than online, usually £100-300 more.
    Phone before you go and get the price, and their name :)
     
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    I just picked up a 32LXD70 from PRC direct, Romford branch.
    The £673 on their webpage is NOT the instore price. They charged me £693 after some haggling. You only get the warranty from in store purchases. The store boss has to sign your receipt as proof you didn't get the TV from a website.
     
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    First time here at AVF.

    I just moved from Boston, MA, USA two months ago and my difficulty is buying the TV I WANT vs. one that was more affordable if my work lasts only 2 years.

    Then when sticker shock settled in and I realized that TV's here are also double the cost than in the USA, I just started to hurt.

    I've been looking at the Panasonics for the past 3 weeks, researching them, and kept creeping up towards the TX32LXD700 that just came out in May. But the waiting list at John Lewis for that model is going to be months! There are 1200 on order now, 440 due to arrive in October, and no date for the other 800 on that waiting list. I love that TV and the design, but just can't see waiting another 2 months for a TV. Then I found the 37 inch 1080i Samsung and the prices just kept going higher.

    Finally, today, I just went to Curry's online and bought the TX32LMD70 with glass cabinet type TV stand for something like £575.

    Someone in one of these threads listed a Curry's promotional discount code and I tried them both. One worked, which was yaw808. Got another £35 off so thanks to whomever put that info out.

    If I end up staying in London for longer than the next two years, I'm sure that will give me time to save for a very nice TV down the line.
     
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    Welcome to rip-off Britian!
     
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    Welcome to the uk, nice tv and in you research you probably found that "Tech items" are or have a unique price here, due to the $1 = £1 the companies think we can afford.

    Curly
     

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