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Panny HD Veira prices!!!!! YES PV500

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by hornydragon, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. hornydragon

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    Very interesting. Did you notice how much cheaper the 42" PV500 is (£2,499.99 inc VAT) compared to the 42PW7 (£3000.57 inc VAT) at the top of the same page? I was expecting it to be the other way round. Maybe I won't have to wait too long for the prices of the 7 series stuff to tumble, once the 500s are on the market then the current price points for the 7 series will be totally unsustainable.

    - Julian
     
  3. hornydragon

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    I think the 7 series price is "as launch" 6-7 months ago 7 series PW7B has just been discontinued and sold off for £1300 ish
     
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    horny - is this legit? If so, I am seriously thinking about selling my TH37PE30 for the TH37PV500B!!!!!
     
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    panny trade show is tomoorow/this weekend so looks like BT got hold of prices early....but i can guess there will be better prices.....You know who to ask!!!!
     
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    Are you going to the trade show?
     
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    no i cant make this year but every panny consumer UK dealer gets an invite......
     
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    Fantastic info, been waiting for this.

    Im quite new to Plasmas but I fell in love with the Viera when I saw it, but wanted to wait on the HD model
     
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    Anyone know any specs at all on these? What resolution are they?

    Cheers,
    Andy.
     
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    Can anyone confirm whether the TH-37PV500E will fit on the 37PE30 cabinet stand? It looks it should do from the pictures.
     
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    I only just got my old Viera late last year so am
    kind of hoping that the HD services are either late
    to arrive, expensive to subscribe to, or the services
    are few and far between.

    Thats nice of me isn't it! :thumbsdow
     
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    So did I, but I'm thinking that the cost of upgrading now shouldn't be too much. I suppose it depends on what the RRP's are!
     
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    True,

    My plan of action is to not look at the quality of picture
    when the new viera comes out, when hooked up to a HD
    source.

    If i dont see it then i will still be over the moon with mine. :smashin:
     
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    Well it's a plan... :rotfl:
     
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    Burying my head in the sand won’t work for me, I’m just too damn curious for my own good! :D
     
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    Do these new Viera screens represent the pinnacle of Panasonic 8th generation displays, or is there going to be something "better" or "more 8th gen" coming along in Autumn?

    Has anyone seen one in action, yet? How does it compare to other models?
     
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    why does it say "colour: Silver" on it? I presume its a mistake?
     
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    No it is not. Its silver and black.
     
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    So the 42 " is not a true 16:9 panel though with a resolution of 1024 x 768 (only 1.33 ratio). Only the bigger model has a true 16:9 panel (ratio of 1.77). Is that right ?
     
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    Is the 8.5 billion colours an improvement on previous models? Just wondering if it will reduce or even eliminate colour banding/solarisation?

    Cheers
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    That depends what you mean by "true 16:19". The actual shape of the screen is a 16:9 rectangle. What this means is that the pixels are rectangular rather than square. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this, unless you want to use the screen as a computer monitor. Remember that if you're watching anything in anamorphic widescreen you are stretching a 4:3 image horizontally.

    All so-called high definition 42" plasmas work like this.
     
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    The 37" model is listed as having 1024 x 768 pixels, yet I recall some of the forum wise heads doubting that this would be possible on a 37" panel...

    Is the spec wrong or what...? :)
     
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    I will try to answer everthing i can ok Guys....
    Nope in the US they have had an HD 37" for a while (just never released in Eroupe)
    They are using 7 SERIES glass technology NOT 8 series Panels lead in development 8 series panel due september.....until today no one out side panasonic UK (in the UK) has seen them, today is the first day of the show so expect retailers who attend to come back with info next week.........PQ cant really be judged from the trade show as there is no comparison and they just run demo loops......If you want to see them properly set-up i suggest you contact your local friendly dealer and ask when they are expecting a demo unit....
     
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    Is that right Horny?

    The brochure on the Swiss site suggests G8 glass.

    It also clearly suggests 720p and 1080i at both 50 and 60.
     
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    Panels always lead technology by half a generation....PA20 were 5 series, PE/A30 were 6 series, Be very surprised if the 50 use 8 series glass, ther eis alot of misinformation out there and th 50Hz support is correct thats the wholepoint! and thats not glass specific but chassis.......
     
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    Here are some details about specs and prices from the panasonic site

    TH-50PV500E
    G8 HD Panel (Progressive) (1366 x 768 Pixel)
    HDTV-compatable 576i, 720p, 1080i (50, 60 Hz) HDMI connection
    PC-input (VGA) : Yes
    Price: 5,821.56 EUR (9019.00 CHF)

    TH-42PV500E
    G8 HD Panel (progressive) (1024 x 768 Pixel)
    HDTV-kompatibel 576i, 720p, 1080i (50, 60 Hz), HDMI connection
    PC-input (VGA) : Yes
    Price: 3,561.88 EUR (5519.00 CHF)

    TH-42PA50E
    G8 panel (progressive) (852 x 480 Pixel)
    HDTV-kompatibel 576i, 720p, 1080i (50, 60 Hz), no HDMI connection
    PC-input (VGA) : No
    Price: 2,594.08 EUR (4019.00 CHF)

    TH-37PV500E
    G8 HD panel (progressive) (1024 x 768 Pixel)
    HDTV-kompatibel 576i, 720p, 1080i (50, 60 Hz), HDMI connection
    PC-input (VGA) : Yes
    Price: 3,239.38 EUR (5019.00 CHF)

    TH-42PA50E
    G8 panel (progressive) (852 x 480 Pixel)
    HDTV-kompatibel 576i, 720p, 1080i (50, 60 Hz), no HDMI connection
    PC-input (VGA) : No
    Price: 2,271.78 EUR (3519.00 CHF)
     
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    I've put together information I got from the Panasonic Deutschland site (prices are MRSP Germany, each name below links to corresp. product Web page):
    There's a PDF doc. on each Web page too; IIRC the 37" was also said to be a 1024x720 display on the initial announcements (coming from Pana Germany too though).

    BTW the Swiss site is delirious, in the 37PV500E Web page you'll find a resolution of 1024x768, and the PDF doc attached mentions a resolution of... 1366x768 :eek:

    A 1366x768 37" plasma display? I want one, NOOWWW!! :rotfl:

    BTW, here's how the PV500 look on their new pedestal: :)cool: not bad at all, methinks)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I presume that the 42" PV500 will come with a simular stand that the current viera comes with?
     

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