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PV500 alternative

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by maladaptiveone, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. 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
     
  2. Jim_Fear

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    I personally think the 7200 looks nicer, shame it doesn't have HDMI though
     
  3. gizlaroc

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    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.
     
  4. camorra

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    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:
     
  5. UKseless1

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    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.... :)
     
  6. tscotsman

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    Or get a price match with JP as they have plenty in stock right now, but knowing the PV500's they wont last long
     
  7. 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
     
  8. gizlaroc

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    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.
     
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    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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