Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Tejstar, Jul 21, 2005.
Don't know whether this has been mentioned, but here is the press release from Pioneer Japan.
At last, Pioneer have actually realised that you need blacks to get any depth in an image, looking good.
I hope you can feed native resolution into these screens.
The design, the single wire to screen is perfect, now if they have got the image right too then I am seriously tempted with the 50".
£3800 in Japan for the 50" and £3100 for the 43".
In Japan the 435 and 505 were nearly a grand cheaper than here when released so I hope that isn't still the case this time round.
Some more here:
目を見はる大画面でリビングを楽しさや驚きに満ちたエンタテインメント空間に変える50V型ピュアビジョン。「P.U.R.E. Black Panel」や「P.U.R.E. Drive II 」など、パイオニア独自の革新的な高画質プラズマ技術により、思わず息をのむリアルな映像美を迫力の大画面で再現。さらに画面周辺のフレーム幅を可能な限り細くし、大画面を際立たせたスタイリッシュなデザインは、リビングのインテリアと美しく調和しながらも、ひときわ存在感を放ちます。
I think that is what we have all been waiting for!
Areadvd.de has a special on the new 6 generation.
Area DVD (translated) or the orginal german version
I did forecast a knockout pio plasma, looks like were in for a treat
If you can read Japanese!
Only one HDMI port but ... very interesting... it's got a Ethernet port... wonder what that's for? Streaming direct from a PC?
Don't the japanese have 10mb broadband?
Does it not read 2 hdmi inputs on the xde model.
cant see a reference to ethernet though,probably will have and so will all new av equipment for future networking.
Here are the pictures of the rear panels and under the flap.
Looks like a rj11 connection also.
Not for the Euro market so ours will differ.
sorry to ask such an elemental question, but could someone explain the differences between the FDE, XDE and HDE models on the current 435? thanks.
Do a search for "difference XDE FDE" on the Forum and all your questions will ne answered.
thanks. sorted, i think. now has anyone heard of any problems of quality control on the XDE? i read a french report that suggested that one XDE may be a belter but the next off the production line could be a lemon. i don't fancy taking three or four tvs back to the shop before eventually getting a good'un.
if they only made a 37" as well....
anyway, looking at the rear panel pic, I've noticed there're no components inputs, weird.
There are two component inputs on the rear, they are using the Japanese D-Terminal connector though, same thing different connector.
FDE has a media box and an analogue tuner.
XDE has a media box and a digital tuner, and some say a better picture.
HDE is just a display, but it has the most potential for the best picture.
MXE is display only, not the HDE.
I agree (having been told I can't have a 42", which naturally excludes a 43" too!)
Andy, I take it your little size problem is due to 'er indoors, if we may put it like that? You need to get a sheet of cardboard, paint it to look like the plasma of your choice, life size, and blu tack it to the wall. They shrink magically on a wall mount, truly. On the other hand, you can still impress your mates with a 37, and all for £900 at RS I see from further down the board. The Pioneer is one of the more minimalist TV plasmas, having no speakers as standard. Separating the sound from the screen usually looks better and keeps the size down to something reasonable. Small 'designer' speakers, like www.anthonygallo.co.uk and a surround amp is the way to go for this, and much better sounding too.
I appreciate your concern! Yes, we've just upgraded house and alas while the overall space is huge, the actual living area is slightly restricted. And worse, the shape / layout doesn't quite lend itself to wall mounting!
And in her words "37" is bigger than the current 32" set"
So I'll continue to wait for the new range of Panny monitor plasmas - like you suggest, I definately don't want / need screen speakers that will never be used.
You can comfort her with the thought that the PWD8 37 will most likely be SMALLER than the current 32".
Have you guys ever seen a women reverse - no concept of distance!!! Just get the 43" and tell her it's a 37"!
*laugh* I like it..
Does anyone think it's worth forgetting the existing models and waiting for these? It's a concern for me, as I was going to get a 435XDE once I've had some building work done.
And does anyone have any feeling on the prices in the UK?
depends what you can afford, once the 6 comes out the 5 prices will drop, usually new models have more glitches and takes a time to iron them out, really no right or wrong answer
The Area DVD description includes ISF calibration as a feature! I wonder if this means it will be included in the purchase price? This might only apply to Germany. Does anybody know anything about this, either for the UK or Germany?
Something for free...... I don't think so!!!
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