Discussion in 'TVs' started by scrapbook, Nov 3, 2004.
Anyone else noticed that? Paving the way for the PD50 perhaps?
Probably, but it means the last PD30's will be at a reduced price.
(Music to TG's ears!)
No suprise there.
Some "big player" retailers stopped selling this TV during the summer whilst it was still the leading Panny CRT screen. I wonder where my 4 returned units went ??
On a related point, why do some mags like What HiFi absolutely rave about this TV one minute and then mysteriously neglect to feature it at all in their 2004 awards and then some other mags neither reviewed it or even list it in their buyers guide.
Hi, there is a new model being advertisede on UK electrical websites the PD50.
Model no's are TX32PD50C & TX36PD50.
Looks like the replacement model has finally arrived ?
Given that I don't think Panasonic ever truly ironed out quality control on the PD30 I wouldn't want to be an early PD50 adopter.
You only have to read the experiences on this Forum of PD30 owners to realise it's a bit of a lottery.
Fortunately, I was one of the lucky ones.
It's the same with cars.
I always try to buy the last off the production line of a particular model, because if they can't build it properly by then, they never will!
Also, as posted earlier, old stock tends to have a bigger discount.
I own 32pd50 and havent seen any of the problems some people have had with there pd30.
Mayby panasonic corrected those faults?
Thats a good point really. The PD50 has been around for a few months now, just not in this country.
Geese, I am looking at buying a PD50 myself. What DVD are you using? I am looking at Pioneer but understand combination of Pioneer and Panasonic not too good when using RGB and R1 discs. Fault seems to lie with Panasonic rather than Pioneer (I have commented on the general PD30 thread). I suppose the answer is to use component and stay away from R1.
I tested the PD30 with a number of DVD players. There were problems (e.g. horizontal bars and solarisation) with both RGB AND component form a pioneer, toshiba and a panasonic DVD player. However, there were no problems with some other DVD players including a panasonic one - so it is not as simple as use component rather than RGB and use a DVD other than pioneer.
I use a JVC DVD player( tha55) and havent seen any glitches,horizontal bars and solarisation or anything bad. The PQ is so sharp and detailed.BTW I use RGB.
I have a Denon 2200 through component cables into a PD30 and the picture is just incredible.
I also have a Pioneer HDD/DVD recorder connected to it through an RGB scart and the picture on that is woeful in comparison.
Had a look at a PD50 in my local panasoni shop. Discussed reported problems with PD30 and the Sales guy new nothing about it. Anyhow, talked about using component between DVD player and TV and the guy said that if I did that I would need an amp for the sound; component connection would only give video. Have I totally missed something?
Obviously a loyal Panasonic employee!
Strictly speaking, component video doesn't include the sound.
However, you would obviously take an audio feed to the TV if required.
Having said that, you'd be far better to use a seperate amplifier/speaker home cinema system to optimise the overall effect.
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