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maladaptiveone

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1st Post so please be gentle with me :hiya:

Following a long period of lurking on these forums I bit the bullet a couple of months ago and ordered a panasonic pv500ped from Empire Direct for a grand total of £2165

I was contacted yesterday re my order and told that they have a total of 140 orders for the pv500 and panasonic are only giving them 2 this week!

The upshot is that they cannot give me a delivery date and were suggesting I change my order for a Hitachi pd7500 as an alternative for £20 more

Having had a look at this screen I really do not like the styling and I think I am the sort of person that would stress over changing my original decision.

Can anyone suggest a similar priced and similar specced tv or am I better off continuing to give myself eye strain with my portable 22inch(from 18 feet!)
The other alternative I have seen is the euro version of the Pv500 for a few pounds cheaper is this a viable alternative? how does the warranty work?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Si
 

Jim_Fear

Novice Member
I personally think the 7200 looks nicer, shame it doesn't have HDMI though
 

gizlaroc

Well-known Member
Warranty is the same I believe?

I would stick with Panny myself, I have had a go with other brands and once set up they don't compete, I knwo they all look the same instore but once calibrated the panny is a very different beast.
 

camorra

Novice Member
Please let me correct you.

The Hitachi 42PD7200 has both DVI and HDMI slot
which both can be used with HDCP content and
HD material :lesson:

Simply, you have 2 x HD inputs.

Cheers :hiya:
 

UKseless1

Active Member
How about considering the Panasonic PHD8, seems to be stock available but it is a panel only so you have to consider what else you may need to get to complete the set-up.

Giz, I'm surprised you haven't suggested it yourself.... :)
 

tscotsman

Active Member
Or get a price match with JP as they have plenty in stock right now, but knowing the PV500's they wont last long
 
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maladaptiveone

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Thanks for all your replies :smashin:

I cant find anyone that I can price match with for JL

Am becoming increasingly tempted by the euro model TH-42PV500A-PED on digitaldirect.co.uk for £1979.96 plus postage.

Can anyone think of any pitfalls with buying a euro spec plasma other than the lack of freeview :confused:

Si
 

gizlaroc

Well-known Member
UKseless1 said:
How about considering the Panasonic PHD8, seems to be stock available but it is a panel only so you have to consider what else you may need to get to complete the set-up.

Giz, I'm surprised you haven't suggested it yourself.... :)
I still think the PHD screens are as good as it gets, but sometimes people need the tuner and the speakers built in.

The PHD8 although better will cost a little more, probably around £2300 with stand or bracket, component, hdmi and scart.
 

tscotsman

Active Member
Remember you can price match with any shop in the UK, I used Hifi Confidential in London, Im in Aberdeen, you couldnt get any further apart!!
 

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