Panasonic unreliable???

Discussion in 'Panasonic TVs Forum' started by Badger0-0, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Badger0-0

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    As an Hitachi owner, I have to say:

    Am I alone in thinking that from reading these forums, that the Panasonic brand is becoming increasingly unreliable???

    Not a dig, but I've seen another fault tonight :confused:


    Opinions please
     
  2. Faust

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    All my Panasonic products have been as reliable as night following day - does that seem reliable to you?
     
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    I'd say they were coming increasingly popular, so there are more people looking out for problems :)
     
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    People are far more likely to post complaints about products than they are to post messages saying that it's working fine, so what you see here is certainly not an accurate representation of reliability. Also, by definition, people who post here are enthusiasts and are more likely to use the higher quality brands, so they will probably figure in more of the posts.

    The fault rates for most of the major manufacturers are broadly similar.
     
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    Have you looked at any of the polls?

    Sounds like a disgruntled/jealous Hitachi owner to me!
     
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    I see what you mean, I have seen quite a few reports of dodgy Vieras on here, only a couple of dodgy Hitachi's. The panels remain very reliable ("PHD8 dead" is the next tab for me to read in Firefox!) in my view.
     
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    The big coincidence is that now the 42" HD panels are the most popular choice, in Viera or panel form.

    Let's face it, hardly anyone had a TH42PHD7 before in the UK.

    Perhaps the spotlight has showed up the chinks in the armour.
     
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    Personally, I will never buy Panasonic again. Everything I have owned by them has broken. They don't make 'em like they used to IMO. :thumbsdow
     
  9. Badger0-0

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    Rubbish.
    It was a valid question. My owning an Hitachi (which I did make clear) has nothing to do with it.
    The fact that others agree, backs me up.
    It was just something I noticed and as I said, not a dig.
    I like some Pannys and have said so, but disgruntled/jealous?
    No way.

    IMO, it probably is down to the fact that Panasonic is the most popular.
     
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    I was only pulling your leg!
     
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    If you look hard you can dig up someone to bad mouth any make. It certainly seems an above average number of PV500s are dodgy, various faults. I've as yet had no PHDs back, not any year model, not ever. But I just don't do the volume that Alastair does, so might be lucky? I've had poor experience of several makes in the past, so much so I simply won't sell several brands. Not so much that they are more prone to faults, though some are.... more the makers don't give a damn, which leaves a small business deep in the doo. Not had any trouble from Panasonic like that, they do repair stuff, admit faults, etc. Panasonic apparently have (according to them) 70% of world PDP market! so we'd expect the odd fault. The PV500 scenario reminds me of the PD3000 Hitachi, that was a shocker too. All excitement, then grave disappointment. Newer H models seem a lot better.
     
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    I agree with badger, it's the same with any poll - the more items are sold, the more (statistically) are likely to be faulty. In percentage terms, the pv500 series is probably only equal to, rather than worse or better than any other unit in terms or percieved faults. Just so happens that Panasonic and Pioneer have the limelight at the moment so more sales = more reported faults (statistically!!!). It's the same story with any retail product (did I say statistically??? :D ).
     
  13. Badger0-0

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    That's OK then ;) :smashin:
     
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    One thing that does puzzle me about the PE50 series versus the PV500 is the lack of any discernible difference in PQ whether it be from an SD or a HD source. Of course there is a difference technically, it's just that try as I might, visually I cannot see any difference.
     
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    Do you mean the market share from 1999? :confused:
    South Korea is poised to unseat Japan as the world's biggest manufacturer of PDPs for large-sized televisions by the end of this year, a government official.

    South Korea, led by the world's top PDP makers Samsung SDI Co and LG Electronics Inc, is expected to account for 64% of the global PDP market this year, Kim Young-min, director of the semiconductor-electrics division of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, said at a flat-panel industry conference in Seoul.

    In contrast, Japan, which has Matsush*ta Electric Industrial Co and Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma display (FHP), a joint venture between Hitachi Ltd and Fujitsu Ltd, is likely to have 35% of the worldwide PDP market, Kim said. Last year, South Korea's PDP market share stood at 41.9% compared with Japan's 55.7%, the official said.

    South Korea is expected to post US$36.6 billion in PDP sales this year, up from $17.9 billion in 2004, the official said. The Korean PDP industry is forecast to continue to grow through 2010.

    http://www.fpdisplay.com/News_Info/Shtml/20050816_9174.htm
     
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    Yeah, well, they all like to beat their own drum. That's why I said according to them!
     
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    yeah we know but 70% of world PDP market! :devil: That's simply not true and is not an excuse for the faults they give.
     

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