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TH-42PWD6: Is this dealer offer any good?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by chirpychips, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. chirpychips

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    A Panasonic dealer has offered:

    TH-42PWD6 Black Plasma
    Panasonic desktop stand
    BNC component board
    Free Scart to 3xBNC component cable (for my freeview box)
    Free next day delivery direct from Panasonic

    All for £1800 inc VAT

    What do you think?
    Should I go for it?

    Chirpychips
     
  2. Leigh_1973

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    pretty good if its brand new.
     
  3. t0by

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    Who's the dealer?
     
  4. hornydragon

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    pretty good if you want desk stand.... Guess you have a netgem box then if they would do an RCA>BNC component cable instead then it would be cracking
     
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    who is the dealer and i wonder if they would do same deal but with component rca board and a free scart board and possibly wall bracket instead i know i for one and many others would go for it.
     
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    ChirpyChips

    Have you confirmed its a UK model?

    TH-42PWD6BX - UK spec with UK on site 12 mth warranty.

    TH-42PWD6EX - Euro spec with Return to Base (at your cost) 12 mth warranty.

    The bit about Free Next Day delivery Direct from Panasonic UK doesn't ring true - Panasonic Business Systems UK (who Distribute the PWD models) don't offer this Service; they only ship to Dealers premises.

    As Horny says there's only one maybe two bits of kit available to the UK consumer market that can output YUV Component video over SCART so the SCART Cable/Input board indicated would have very limited compatibility for most folk.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Thanks for the advice Joe

    The dealer says that the warranty is with UK Panasonic and that it is a 1 year on site swap out warranty. They have confirmed that they are Panasonic dealers - although I coudn't confirm this with Panasonic UK (can't get through on the phone).

    I have actually ordered the screen. The dealer is Insight London Group (http://www.ilgroup.co.uk). They have been a pleasure to deal with so far - very professional. I pushed a hard bargain with them for the free delivery & cable so I don't know if they will do the same deal for others. They reconfirmed that the screen will come directly from Panasonic tomorrow....

    You are correct - I have the BT i-Player freeview box (Netgem i-Player clone). This can be configured in the menu to output component via the TV SCART. Incidentally this is currently on special from BT (http://www.shop.bt.com/invt/011613) for £64.50. And if you go to this forum (http://forum.netgem.com/) you can find a promotion code to get a further 10% discount!!

    Chirpychips
     
  8. pjclark1

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    If any dealers here do it differently please feel free to correct me.

    I stand corrected................
     
  9. hornydragon

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    Any dealer using panny consumer have deliveries from panny to stock then out..... Also what abour resellers like Maverick and Steljes A+K etc
     
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    pjclark1

    This may well be true for Panasonic Consumer who mostly supply the PW6 (Silver) units - though I guess the distribution of the panels will vary from dealer to dealer.

    The distribution model you describe is NOT the same with Panasonic Business Systems UK who supply the Charcoal units - they ONLY deliver directly to the dealers; and whilst they may use Kay O'Neil for some shipments I get all sorts of Trucks turning up a my door depending on the size of the order.

    I can only speak for how we do business but every Panasonic Display I supply has its video cards installed (by me) the video inputs configured (by me) and test patterns run to ensure there are no dead or stuck pixels (by me) ; it takes a bit of time to do all of the above so we are not the least expensive on the block.

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS Nearly forgot - we don't use Couriers to deliver Displays to our Customers; we deliver mostly at the weekend using our own van and driver to ensure Displays don't get thrown about by surly couriers :)
     
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    Interested in where you get your info??? All the Large manu facturers i have dealt with PAnny Consumer JVC Sharp etc will only deliver to PRemises not to end users.... Toshiba offer a direct delivery service for RPTV but charge for this
     
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    Hi all

    Just to confirm what has been posted by a couple of other people. Both Panasonic Consumer and Business divisions deliver direct to the dealers (or to companies who hold stock on behalf of those dealers). It is then up to the dealers to arrange delivery to the client.

    regards

    Alastair :hiya:
     
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    Hi all,

    The screen was delivered by AVNet - a Panasonic distributor, and the rest of the accessories came from panasonic. There was a mix up with delivery of the accessories by Panasonic which took a few days to sort out. BUT as a way of saying sorry ILGroup / AVNet sent me a complementary brand new XBox! So guess what I was doing all weekend!! All in all ILGroup were very good at sorting out the problem for me. The screen is fantastic. I have the NetGem i-Player freeview box connected up to the component BNC board and the XBox connected to the HD 15 VGA input via the XBox's component feed. Awesome picture. Until I buy a Sony RDR-GX300 DVD recorder I'm using the XBox as a DVD player....

    Cheers
    Chirpy
     

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