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What does the Order Status on their web site say about your order? I ordered my set around 4:30pm on 3/10, still no update yet but I guess it was late Friday afternoon. But the order confirmation I printed definitely said "1 business day."


I received my email confirmation today (3/13/06) and it lists 3/22/06 as the shipping date for my TH50PX60U. That is the same date I was told when I placed the order. The email also stated that shipping would be within 1 day (of 3/22).
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I'm not stubborn to get 65" just because the size factor...I want to be comfortable with viewing experience so I guess I will take your suggestion in consideration and research more about 50".
Should I consider 1080p 50" or it really doesn't matter? I'm curious if 720p HD programming will make any difference on those 1080p screens
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I'm no expert my any means, but my understanding is that 720p wouldn't look much different on a 1080p screen. The additional pixels would really only be utilized in a noticeable way with a 1080p signal, and as of now, there are no 1080p programs that I know of.
Another major consideration is what your eye can actually distinguish and at what distance. This is why some consider a 1080p screen only worth it for sizes larger than 50". Check out the article linked at Post 128 in this thread on "Maxing Out Resolution." It was posted by a very experienced member, and the article is very enlightening. (The forum won't allow me to link the article here directly because I'm new to posting).
Hope this helps. Maybe some others can share their thoughts as well.
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Just looking for some advice. I plan on purchasing a plasma sometime in the next 6 months.I was looking at the TH-50phd8uk, but was wondering if anyone knows if Panasonic was planning to release newer line of the professional series? Also how does the new TH50PX60U compare to the TH-50phd8uk.

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For all those who wondering about the TH-50phd8uk availability on costco's website ,I got the following email from them (03/03/06):

Hello Steven,

The buyer for this item let me know that it will be available in
approximately two weeks while we wait for stock to replenish.

Thank you,

Timothy
E-commerce E-mail Support


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Does anyone know how the 50 inch 60u might compare to the NEC 50 inch 50xr5? I am basically trying to decide between the two but have not had the chance to see either one of them.
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. HD and digital SD look the same, which is good

I thought there was a big difference between SD and HD.
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What does the Order Status on their web site say about your order? I ordered my set around 4:30pm on 3/10, still no update yet but I guess it was late Friday afternoon. But the order confirmation I printed definitely said "1 business day."

mine too.
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If my mom and dad just bought the Panny 42" ED from BB and they can take it back and spend like $300 more for the new model HD at Club Panasonic would it be worth it? They are 80 years and watch from about 14ft back and could in another config be 11ft back. They watch I think a lot of Dish SD like HGTV etc during the day and then major networks at night. They are a little annoyed at the black bars on SD programming in HD, but they are getting use to it ... from my understanding the new model would get rid of that. I already had them return a Philips for this Panny ED and they say they like it 150% better. But is it worth try to talk them into the new model what do you think (and they won't go bigger either)? TIA
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Does anyone know the dimensions of the 37600U? I have seen it in milimeters, but does anyone know of it in inches?
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Does anyone know the dimensions of the 37600U? I have seen it in milimeters, but does anyone know of it in inches?

1 inch = 25.4mm, you do the math.
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Just looking for some advice. I plan on purchasing a plasma sometime in the next 6 months.I was looking at the TH-50phd8uk, but was wondering if anyone knows if Panasonic was planning to release newer line of the professional series?


Yes.

Newer Generation Commercial Displays are usually released around AUG-SET


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1 inch = 25.4mm, you do the math.

Or you can use many Measurement Converters available on the net like this one:

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I got my confirmation but I can't find where to go to check my status on my phone order. Do I check it at the same place where you sheck status for online orders? If so it is not showing up there.
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I just picked up my TH-50PX60U! Best Buy in Pleasant Hill, has them. The computer showed 62 in stock. Be warned, they have the price listed as $3,999. WHen I told them MSRP was only $3,499 they said they would split the difference. I told him I wanted it for $3,499. That's the deal i got. Only caveat is, I had to drive 25 miles to pick it up at their warehouse in Livermore. Just got home and I'm ready to set her up!
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I went to BB today in Towson, MD, wanting to buy the 42" 60u and the guy had it in the warehouse. He said MAYBE they could do 2499. When he went to speak with the manager, he came back and just said, "Can't do it." Don't know if that means 2,499, but I was tired of dealing with the thing. You'd think they'd know what they were doing on these models, and that they'd want my business. (No mention of the Best Buy credit card thing, either.) I guess I'll order from Panasonic and wait for the thing to arrive. Dealing in the retail arena is just plain aggravating sometimes.
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Just purchased the TH-50PX60U at BB Mission Valley (San Diego) and it will be delivered on Tuesday. And since I used my AMEX card to charge the purchase, I get another 1% or 1 1/2% back for that plus the 1 yr. extended warranty feature.

I'm a happy camper!
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Does 9th gen have multi system/region options like 8UK? The commercial models don't have tuner so I csn use local tuner overseas to make it work there. With consumer models, assume impossible?
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can anyone post a pic of xxPX60U remote?

Thx!
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Its appears that the 600u has a larger frame around the glass then the 60u. This is based on page 24 of the italian brochure. Was this true with the 500u vs 50u?

I cant believe that BB is trying to charge more than MSRP..
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Its appears that the 600u has a larger frame around the glass then the 60u. This is based on page 24 of the italian brochure.

Was this true with the 500u vs 50u?

Yup

Nope

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can anyone post a pic of xxPX60U remote?

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Picture isn't the best.
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If my mom and dad just bought the Panny 42" ED from BB and they can take it back and spend like $300 more for the new model HD at Club Panasonic would it be worth it? They are 80 years and watch from about 14ft back and could in another config be 11ft back. They watch I think a lot of Dish SD like HGTV etc during the day and then major networks at night. They are a little annoyed at the black bars on SD programming in HD, but they are getting use to it ... from my understanding the new model would get rid of that. I already had them return a Philips for this Panny ED and they say they like it 150% better. But is it worth try to talk them into the new model what do you think (and they won't go bigger either)? TIA

At this point in time as more and more HD programming is becoming available, I would return the ED for the HD set. For just $300 more it's a 'no brainer' imho; (and I've enjoyed my 37" ED Panny for 2 1/2 years now).
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so close to buying the 50px60u but the bezel is quite a turn off with all that silver.

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Man, I'm getting so excited reading about the new Viera plasmas. The boast of "deeper black levels" and less reflection is very prominant in all the press I've read for the new models. Just what I've wanted (and figured) would happen soon. I figured Panasonic wouldn't want to be kept standing still as the industry leader in black levels, and that they'd try to maintain their lead.

I agree BruZZi, about an all black version looking better. I really like how they've reduced the bezel size, but the silver surround is very distracting and over all it cheapens the aesthetic for me.

(BTW, watched Spiderman 2 on a Samsung 50" plasma today. I tweaked the picture controls but, aside from punchy color it simply wasn't in the same league as the Panasonic in terms of black levels, black detail, or smoothness of picture. What really jumped out at me was the "clay-face" problem that I've read so much about. It was pretty bad, and much too distracting for me to fully enjoy watching that plasma).

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Man, I'm getting so excited reading about the new Viera plasmas. The boast of "deeper black levels" and less reflection is very prominant in all the press I've read for the new models. Just what I've wanted (and figured) would happen soon. I figured Panasonic wouldn't want to be kept standing still as the industry leader in black levels, and that they'd try to maintain their lead.

I agree BruZZi, about an all black version looking better. I really like how they've reduced the bezel size, but the silver surround is very distracting and over all it cheapens the aesthetic for me.

(BTW, watched Spiderman 2 on a Samsung 50" plasma today. I tweaked the picture controls but, aside from punchy color it simply wasn't in the same league as the Panasonic in terms of black levels, black detail, or smoothness of picture. What really jumped out at me was the "clay-face" problem that I've read so much about. It was pretty bad, and much too distracting for me to fully enjoy watching that plasma).

I am also excited about the improvements made with this series. Whats your take on the new processing. There has been lots of talk about the 500/50 series was throwing away half the resolution. It seems Panasonic is using a different processor chip with this series. Is it safe to say for DVD's it would be best to send an unaltered 480i signal using the HDMI to take advantage of the 16 bit video processing than letting the Panasonic scale it to its native display rate? If the panasonic processors are worthy, maybe the new OPPO players with the ability to send 480i over HDMI and no MB issues without the DCDI chip might be a match made in heaven.
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BB is now matching the suggested retail of 2499.99 from the panny website
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I am also excited about the improvements made with this series. Whats your take on the new processing. There has been lots of talk about the 500/50 series was throwing away half the resolution. It seems Panasonic is using a different processor chip with this series. Is it safe to say for DVD's it would be best to send an unaltered 480i signal using the HDMI to take advantage of the 16 bit video processing than letting the Panasonic scale it to its native display rate? If the panasonic processors are worthy, maybe the new OPPO players with the ability to send 480i over HDMI and no MB issues without the DCDI chip might be a match made in heaven.


According to the Panasonic website, this model (TH-50PX60U) will only accept "480p/720p/1080i" over HDMI.

Can someone please verify this is true (or hopefully, false)?

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According to the Panasonic website, this model (TH-50PX60U) will only accept "480p/720p/1080i" over HDMI.

Can someone please verify this is true (or hopefully, false)?

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I think your getting confused. You are most likely mistaking HDTV for HDMI,
this it what it says on the specs on panasonic's website.
HDTV Compatibility 1 480p/720p/1080i

HDTV stands for the high definition signals the display is capable of displaying. 480i is a standard definition signal and the TV should have no problem excepting it over HDMI. The trouble is finding a DVD player that enables you to send 480i signal over HDMI.
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I think your getting confused. You are most likely mistaking HDTV for HDMI,
this it what it says on the specs on panasonic's website.
HDTV Compatibility 1 480p/720p/1080i

HDTV stands for the high definition signals the display is capable of displaying. 480i is a standard definition signal and the TV should have no problem excepting it over HDMI. The trouble is finding a DVD player that enables you to send 480i signal over HDMI.

Oops. You are correct. My bad.
Thanks for proofing that better than me!

Glad to hear that it will accept 480i over HDMI.

(These darn new glasses!)

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I went to Tweeter today looking for a better deal than Best Buy. The salesman confirmed that they would offer the TH-50PX60U for the MSRP of $3500, but they were not going to get it until March 28 compared to March 18 with Best Buy. He then tried to sell me a TH-50PX500U! The salesman said when he saw the 50U next to the 500U, the 500U had superior picture quality. He noted better blacks and better detail with 500U. I thought that the 50U and 500U shared the same monitor and the only difference was the added features? He was skeptical of the lower MSRP of the new model and said both the 50U and 500U might have a better picture that the 60U. He also said it was important to have the cablecard. I was concerned about 5.1 sound with the cablecard and he said the digital output on the tv would take of it. I have read on the forum that tvs don't output 5.1 with the digital out like the cable box does. I am still waiting for the 60U hoping for better picture for $500 less.
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