1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TH37PV500 is it a good buy?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by clarkesville, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. clarkesville

    clarkesville
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    101
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +0
    :rolleyes: I`ve been thinking over the past few month what panasonic to buy,today to my suprise the missus said to me she really liked the TH37PV500 we had both seen earlyer today in Rackams,having picked myself up of the floor she seemed really eagar to get one so today i tried but as you are all aware there isn`t one for sale any where at the moment. So ive been looking on the forum today at a lot of threads about the panny, but there seems to be a lot of post about people having problems with them so befor i get our lass down to jl to order one am i doing the right thing or do i need to rethink and not touch one with a barge pole help needed guy`s :confused:Regards Clarkesville
     
  2. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,654
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    people find forums like this when they find problems with their stuff. if you look at the poll you'll see there are much more happy owners. i wouldnt let the few bad experiences put you off. you have the blessing now get it!
     
  3. Piers

    Piers
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,971
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +227
    You need to give more info about what you watch - Sky, Freeview, DVD etc? and about whether you think high def is going to be important to you before anyone can help you. The PV500 is a good high def "telly" but with some effort you can do much better, and avoid the problems that some have seen with the PV500s.
     
  4. tscotsman

    tscotsman
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Messages:
    846
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15
    its widely considered to be the best plasma that there is at the moment.
     
  5. clarkesville

    clarkesville
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2005
    Messages:
    101
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for the reply lads, took the plunge to day and went to order my TH37PV500 from JL, when i asked how long i would have to wait for one the guy told me they had one instock so after i had picked myself up of the floor, the guy told me someone had bought it early this week, got it home and decided it was to small so brought it back.So i inspected it at the shop they tried it out on a DVDplayer to make sure it was working properly so i've taken it home and is now proud of place in the living room,they also gave me a discount had the free dvd player and it has the 5 year warranty
    regards
    a very happy Clarkesville :thumbsup:
     
  6. Andywilliams

    Andywilliams
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    2,077
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    notts.
    Ratings:
    +63
    Well done mate enjoy. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sulis

    Sulis
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    574
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Bath
    Ratings:
    +1
    Hi Piers – I'm slightly surprised by your remarks, as I haven't seen any plasmas that produce such a good picture from SKY as the PV500! I'm sure that a panel + scaler could do better, but for me the PV500 has few rivals as far as non-HD 'normal' telly-watching is concerned. It certainly was the first one I'd seen that made me happy to give up my CRT. I also have not had any problems with it so far (250 hours).

    Obviously you have far greater experience in this field, however, so it would be interesting to me to know what the better alternatives would be...
     
  8. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,654
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    im guessing phd8 is on the list
     
  9. RayB

    RayB
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    PV500 all the way, Ionly buy the panel/scaler argument if you have a 50" plus screen, and even then only if you sit closer than 12 feet from it!

    I have a 42" PV500 and it is awesome IMHO
     
  10. RayB

    RayB
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    PV500 all the way, Ionly buy the panel/scaler argument if you have a 50" plus screen, and even then only if you sit closer than 12 feet from it!

    I have a 42" PV500 and it is awesome IMHO
     

Share This Page

Loading...