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What's the difference betweend TH-42PW7EXJ and TH-PWD7 ?

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  1. tutin

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    Any ideas ? The latter seems about 500 euro less expensive than the first, but what's the difference in specs ?
     
  2. tutin

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    actually it's the other way around, the first is 500 euros more expensive than the PWD7.
     
  3. hermanmunster

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    I believe it may be due to the inclusion of some kind of input boards on the EXJ. Have you checked the spec?
    Just a theory but it would explain the higher price.
     
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    I cannot find any specs on the panasonic site for that model.

    The EXJ comes in two versions, one with a scart board (+600 euro or so) and one without (+400) euro compared to a PWD7

    But basically I think one is a pwD7 the other is just pw7 + some extras. What does the D stand for ?
     
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    I believe it signifys the commercial model rather than the home consumer version. I don't know the exact differences but I'm sure they will have been posted here if you do a search. Horny Dragon seems to know about these screens :)
     
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    there is no such thing as just a TH-42PWD7. There must be something else on the end of it like a B for example. I believe the EXJ means it's a european model with some accessories. E stands for europe I think, the X and J mean speakers and stand or some other peripheral.

    And yes, the D means it's the commerical model which has more PIP options, but that's it. I read it also has less radiation protection.
     
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    Yes, not a lonely PWD7, it's PWD7... something.

    Ha, so the D means a few more options with a bit more radiation. In other words for home use it's better to get the non D one I suppose.

    Sorry for all those questions but I became so confused over plasmas in the last week that I made up my mind and then unmade it at least 25 times about a certain model.

    Based on everybody's oppinion I'll be going for the Panasonic PW7 as well (the long EXJ version) and should be ordering it shortly.
     
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    Where are you ordering that from??
     
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    Germany, online retailer.
     
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    Good price? whats the import tax like?
     
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    Quite reasonable, 2390 euro or so with a scart board included. I can also get it as a company and have the taxes removed so it comes down to around 2000 euro (1400 pounds).
     
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    The radiation thing I'm not certain on, but this is what was said about the 6 series:

    This may be referring to the Viera VS the PW series, I'm not sure. The PW may be the same class as the PWD. Basically either is good, whichever is cheaper go for that one unless you plan to do a lot of pitcture-in-picture stuff! The EXJ will probably come with speakers or a stand / input board so that's why it's more expensive; do you need those?
     
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    I'm sorry, but that is not true. The consumer models in Germany / Austria / Switzerland have model no.s with the affix EX (6 series) or EXJ (7 series) and they DO NOT include any accessories like boards or stand.

    I own a TH-42PW6EX (would be called TH-42PW6B in the UK) and plan to upgrade to a TH-50PHW50EXJ (would be called TH-50BHW7B in the UK). Both models do not include anything but the panel.

    Here's a short list of model no.s UK vs. Germany (consumer models, all silver):

    TH-42PW6B -> TH-42PW6EX(S) (6 series SD version)
    TH-42PHW6B -> TH-42PHW6EX (6 series HD version)
    TH-50PHW6B -> TH-50PHW6EX (6 series HD version)

    TH-42PW7B -> TH-42PW7EXJ (7 series SD version)
    TH-42PHW7B -> TH-42PHW7EXJ (7 series HD version)
    TH-50PHW7B -> TH-50PHW7EXJ (7 series HD version)

    As for professional models, they can be recognised by the letter D, for example:

    TH-42PWD6EX (6 series black SD version)
    TH-42PHD6EX (6 series black HD version)
    TH-50PHD6EX (6 series black HD version)

    TH-37PWD7EK (7 series black SD version)
    TH-42PWD7EK (7 series black SD version)
    TH-42PWD7ES (7 series silver SD version)
    TH-42PHD7EK (7 series black HD version)
    TH-50PHD7EK (7 series black HD version)
    TH-50PHD7ES (7 series silver HD version)
    TH-65PHD7EK (7 series black SD version)

    As for the difference between the "consumer" and the "professional" models: theres is none that you would notice (FCC regulations). But that applies to the Plasma Screen only, you may be able to find a consumer model bundled with one or more input cards.

    An interesting thing about the price: In Germany, you can find a "professional" TH-50PHD7ES for € 1100 LESS than the "consumer" TH-50PHW7EXJ, in the 42" range, the difference is about € 360 (LESS for the "professional" version).

    Some retailers don't mention the letter J (in consumer versions), or S / K (in professional versions) and specify the colour in their detailed description.

    Hope that helps, correct me if I'm wrong :)
     
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    Yes, I think that pretty much removed all doubt ;) Thanks
     
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    Ok, i have half way ordered the consumer version + scart board.

    I think my hands are shaking, should I press the ORDER NOW button ? Should I ? HA! Arrgh !
     
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    do it do it!!!

    These screens are the Nuts!!!

    Dal
     
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    DAMN YOU ALL ! ITS ALL YOUR FAULT !

    I JUST SPENT 2500 EUROS !

    :clap: :thumbsup: :clap:
     
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    Well done Fella you wont be disapointed!!

    had mine just over a week now and im chuffed to bits with it!!

    Dal
     
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    out of curiosity, i went through the steps of ordering a 50PHD7ES (i wish) and it said you cannot have it shipped to the UK... ?

    Also, how can some of you buy this on the company? Its really tempting as without the VAT it comes to £2715! I have a ltd company specialising in Computers and Equipment is there any way i can do this? I would buy one now if i could. :)
     
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    Yes you can ShyBoy, all inter EU state company trade is supposed to go TVA free.

    ComputerUniverse.de only ship to germany because of the fragile nature of plasmas. I emailed them and they said no exceptions.

    But you can get the TVA off for sure 100%.
     
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    thanks for the reply... How does it work exactly? Do i just pay the lower price and thats it? surely they need to verify your claim that we are a proper company?

    Also, where did you get your from?

    Thanks for your advice,
    ShyBoy
     
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    No, they do not need verification. You need to supply your VAT number with your order, company details and explicitly mention that you're buying as a company tax-free. They know which law they have to apply.

    Some online merchants that deal often with B2B have this built-in in their websites, like av-sales for example, that tax checkbox.

    Here's where I ordered mine - it's one of my favourite suppliers :

    http://www.hificomponents.de

    They deal only B2B on that site, prices shown are 16% vat inclusive so you can deduct that when you do the math. If you want a direct contact - PM me and i'll give you my sales person - she's great !
     
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    not so TH-42PW6EX in UK is TH-42PW6BX (X means no terminal board) J i think means speakers/stand bundled (not that the retailer will always ship these out tho) as in UK consumer panels for 6 series there were 4-5 different model numbers all TH-42PW6B x x often online retailers misquote the model numbers panasonic put on the box..but the panels can be ordered in many configs from bare to including speakers tuner and mount all that changes is the 2 letters at the end.
     
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    hmmm.... so let me get this straight...

    I provide them with my VAT number
    they charge my credit card the £2750 (the amount WITHOUT the vat)
    they ship it here
    I do NOT need to claim the VAT back here?

    If this is the case, then i wont need to explain why the Plasma i bought is sitting in my living room rather then the office?

    Or have i got it all wrong... (wont be the first time)
     
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    You got that right.

    If it's your own company - you can keep it anywhere you want.

    Obviously if you dont pay the TVA in the first place, you will not be able to claim it again in England :) You do supply to the tax the invoice you get of course, but you dont get anything back on it. This is only applicable as long as you keep the merchendise.

    If you decide to sell it - you need to sell with the TVA and then pay the TVA to the tax office. But as said - if you keep for "company" use, which in this case is your living room - no problem :)
     
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    nice1. looks like its going to make it much easier to convince the wife now... and had my heart set on a 50" as we sit quite far away from the tv. :)
     

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