The last thread was closed because people posted prices.DO NOT POST PRICES OR DIRECT LINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Read the rules and let's keep this one from getting locked)
Okay, I did a search and found no other threads about this plasma specifically so hopefully it's the only one.
Doing some searching on plasmas and it sounds as though LOTs of people are having great luck with the Maxent MX-42X3 42" plasma. I'm in the market for a larger plasma (three actually) and was reading about the Maxent when I found some info about a new version of the MX-50X2 that was supposed to be along the same lines as the wildly popular 42" version but larger.
There was some mention to Best Buy being the first place that's gonna have it which is where I was shopping plasmas anyway so I went back in today to do some more research and here's what we were able to find:
1) Scheduled release date is Oct 23rd and he said they might have it a week or so prior to this but this was the official 'street date' that they planned to have it on display/available for sale.
2) Retail price is $2,999 which makes this one HECK of a sweet deal if it's comparable to it's little brother the 42x3 as it would rival the PQ of the Panasonic in this size which is $1k more (retail vs. retail).
3) The Best Buy internal product skew is: 7335485
4) Best Buy is not doing pre-orders for the Xbox 360
So, feel free to add any info or opinions to this thread that you have and hopefully within a couple weeks we'll have reviews to add to it. If it's anything like the 42x3 then I'll be taking home three.
Note: This is NOT the 50x2 that's been sold at CostCo for quite some time now but the all new 50x3 that will be a Best Buy exclusive (at least through the holiday season).
Edit 11/11: Dimensions:
The stand at the widest part (slight taper to it to the front and rear) is 31.75"
Width w/o speakers is 49.25" and width with speakers is 56.75"
The box is 15"x54"x38" and those are all rounded up as the measurements were slightly under full inches
Here's what the 50x3 looks like:
The older 50x2:
Update 11/7: I took this picture at Best Buy last week with my camera phone. Sorry for the terrible quality but better pictures will follow:
These pics are courtesey of TJ22
More on from TJ22 on post #'s 67, 69 & 70