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PDP505XDE - Price Match & Nice Stand?

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

  1. mpress

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    :lesson: I am looking into finding the perfect stand for a Pioneer PDP505XDE 50" Plasma and wondered if anyone knows of a website that has a good range preferably with more than Alphason!

    I need one that has shelf space for four units inc. SKY+, DVD etc

    Also has anyone found an incredible deal on the PDP505XDE that have a store so that JL can price match and give me a 5 year warranty!!?

    Best I have found so far is RBG direct which have a store and show the set for approx £3700 inc. vat but havent found out if JL would match yet... but they claim too!
     
  2. hornydragon

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    Spectral make some very nice stuff
     
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    A friend went for Optimum, where he was able to specify no. of shelves, etc, height. I was happy with the Alphason stand myself.
     
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    id say the optimum over the alphason but try getting in touch with acre designs www.acre.com or could be co.uk they make a lot of stands for other people including the new sharp stand for the 32/37/45" gd1s dont think you will have much luck in getting jl to match rgb though i know certain branches have them on their no way list from what i believe they do not have shelf edge tickets. once again follows these guide lines
    1,both need stock
    2,retail outlet
    3,shelf edge tickets

    but you never know you might get lucky
     
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    I got John Lewis to match these people as they have a real store too. The deal was eventually settled for £4039 including the speakers, table top stand and shipping. Unfortunately, the speakers that came were the silver ones, not the long black air speakers, so had a bit of a hoo haa with JL and only got £100 as a refund for the speakers, so a bit of a bummer, but a great deal anyways seeing as the 5 year warranty came too :):)

    Niraj
     
  6. J-K

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    JK don't sell the XDE models though, so they won't be able to offer a price match, as they don't carry the product. Isn't that right?

    Also - try price matching Richer Sounds. They have plenty of stores, and seem to be incredibly cheap...

    Hope this helps.
    JK
     
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    Depends what you consider a "perfect stand". I love my Pioneer PDK FS03 stand in brushed aluminium. In the slit where you can put the media box I have a thin board and on that board my center speaker. Looks stunning.

    I was looking for a floor stand and the problem with most stands are that they're either table stands (too low) or very high floor stands (taking center of 505 to about 1.20-1.50m). The FS04 is just the perfect height. Other stands I looked at were:

    www.sms.safebrackets.se
    www.unicol.co.uk
    and you have a whole lot of US sites specialising in stands:
    www.premiermounts.com
    www.standsandmounts.com
    www.mountsandmore.com

    And bear in mind that the £/US$ is about 1.93 at the moment...
     
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    Sorry, I was a bimbo. Just checked the JL site, and they DO indeed sell the 50 XDE. Just not the 43 XDE that I want. D'oh!
     
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