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So whos waiting for the new Panny PHD/PWD8's?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by matelot, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. matelot

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    Is it me, or is August rapidly turning into the longest month ever on record???

    I want my 50" PHD8 NOW!! :)
     
  2. Gussie

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    I'd be happy to just see a 42" PWD8 !!

    Gussie :)
     
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    I'm waiting for news on the HD8 i want to know if the 37" will be coming out here? if not i'll get the pw8. Waiting for news is getting on my nerves now. :D
     
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    and then there's the new Pioneers which won't be out for a few weeks after the Panny PWD/HD8 which need to be considered if they really have sorted their black levels out...

    Ugh.
     
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    I'm waiting for the new No 9 bus - I've heard they are a nicer shade of red. :) :D

    You could wait forever in the day, for this that or the other, but 6 months down the line, the Panasonic 9 Series or the Pioneer 07's will offer that orgasmic expierence, that their previous models failed to produce. (That's after those sexual underperformers had become last years models) :)

    And on it goes .....

    If you keep yearning for that younger femme fatale (or stud :eek: ), to arrive around the corner, you'll go without sex, and die a virgin !!!

    If you plump for a decent panel NOW, you'll die with a smile on ya face! :)
     
  6. manorlodge

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    in the exact same boat. was waiting very hard for the phd8 but now want to see the new 6th gen pioneers. the price tag could play a major role in the decision though. id say the pioneer will be a fair bit more expensive but will the overall picture quailty be worth the extra?

    i see the pwd8 is out in a weeks time or so and the 6 gen pioneers are out in the 2nd week of sept but is there any concrete dates for the phd8?
     
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    So are the current PHD7 and PWD7 so bad that you need to wait for the next range?

    Only reason I want them to arrive sooner is so that 7 series prices plummet and I can finally buy one :)
     
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    the 8 series is so much better than all the others purely because it's finally high def compatible!
     
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    No not at all, and if people are waiting for the PW8 they would be better to get a 7 for the silly prices they are going for and buying a scaler, it would only be £200 or so more than getting an 8 series.
    You could then scale everything including HD and if you wanted to use DVI at 50Hz you could scale to 576p so the panel would take it.
     
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    does anyone know where i can find pictures of the phd8 and read the specs!!! :lease:
     
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    the 7 series can only do HD at 60Hz, you can convert this to 50Hz but i've heard its quite a horrid experience, judder etc..

    As I definately want to watch HDTV movies now and SkyHD when it comes I'm happy to wait for the new PHD8. Well, not happy to wait, but I will.

    The Pio screens arent up for comparison in my opinion because of the lack of DVI port on the media box and infact the media box itself.

    I need DVI to send PC video to the panel at native resolutions for the HDTV stuff I have.
     
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    The 7 series can do just about anything on component, on DVI it can do 720p and 1080i at 60 but not 50hz, so if you want to use Sky with DVI/HDMI you have to convert to 60Hz, which I personally hate. It will take 576p at 50Hz though, so you could scale 720p or 1080i to 576p and keep the framrate the same.

    The DVI input on the 7 series will take 1024x768/60 from your PC.

    All I was saying is there could be benifits to getting a PW7 and a scaler over waiting for the PW8. I bet most people who add a scaler always go in at 60hz for everything anyway.
     
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    oh yeh, for the price of the 7 series there is no argument. This is my first panel and I wanna buy the dogs danglies :)

    I'm gonna pick up the 42pwd7 for the bedroom, cant go wrong at the price maws is doing 'em for.
     
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    :D :smashin:
     
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    me ?? no
    im just slow getting to the shops

    and ive had asbestos pockets installed ;)
     
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    I'm waiting for the Pioneer PDP 506 (on pre-order from AV Land) with a 10m extension. I'd rather have that and the media box as opposed to 10m of scarts, HDMI and other cables and hopefully it'll be as good or better than the pannys...
     
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    A brave man inded.

    I'm not dipping my toe in "again" till its here and settled.

    Keep us informed Kev.
     
  19. gizlaroc

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    I have a scaler rather than a media box so just one cable going to my screen too.
    I want Pioneer to do a new panel rather than more TVs.
     
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    My hopes are well and truely pinned on the 37PHD8 to satisfy both the mrs' size requirements (oo-er) and my hi-def needs (not so oo-er)
     
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    Having decided to get a Panasonic PV500, I see folk are talking about a new Panasonic HD being launched in August (PHD8?), that has better PQ. I contacted Panasonic UK and they said there are no plans for any launch of any new plasmas.

    Am I just confused between different technologies?


    Also, wall mounting. All the lovely photos show plasmas as flush mounted, or picture them face on. As I have an old house, the walls are stone so digging out is not what I plan to do, but the obvious wall is also the wall as you walk in the room, ie the view of the plasma will be side on, so the mount etc will be visible. Does anyone make plasma "surrounds", or do folk normally just hide this by wall mounting speakers which then blocks this "ugliness".
     
  22. gizlaroc

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    The PHD8 is the commercial screen, it is a panel only, ie no tv tuner etc. built in, Panasonic UK probably don't even know they do tvs, let alone what other departments do.

    The panels also sit alot closer to the wall than the TV's too, and imho look a bit neater.
     
  23. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    A few snippets of info.

    Pricing is in and stock is imminent of the NEW Panasonic 8 Series 37" and 42" Standard Definition Displays .

    Pricing is not confirmed as yet on the NEW Panasonic 8 Series 42" 50" and 65" Higher Definition Displays - its looking like the end of August before the first stock arrives.

    The 8 Series Displays have a TWO year warranty and include a TY-42TM6BB (Composite/S-Video Board).

    The 8 Series will support 720P and 1080i 50Hz on HDMI.

    I have a pre release PDF Brochure (sorry cant distribute it as its not 100% accurate) and no mention of a 37" HD unit.

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS As gizlaroc points out these Displays are Distributed in the UK by Panasonic Business Systems UK - Panasonic Consumer UK will not be supplying or supporting these through the consumer channels; they are now 100% Viera TV only.
     
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    Good to know
     
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    Hello all

    Just keep in mind the link from StrongSilent is for the US spec models - yes I know it says UK in the product code but believe me its a US spec.

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS The UK/US models may be identical but always expect a few surprises from Panasonic :)
     
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    yep like the price :rotfl:
     
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    will the HDs only have svideo and composite boards?......seems like a complete waste of time.....they'll just be binned.
     
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    Sorry, but I'm confused. That link for the TH-42PWD8UK, shows the resolution as being 852 x 480 resolution, which unless I am missing something is not HD ready (and clutching at what I have picked up, a low res plasma may accept HD signals, but it won't display then until it has downgraded them).

    Is this the panel folk are waiting for (albeit with a UK spec)?. If so, how is it going to have a better PQ than the PV500 when HD comes along?
     
  30. ukdan

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    sharpy14, no. The phd8 is the high def one. The pwd8 linked above is an sd panel
     

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