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I was really hoping for an all black bezel. However, I think these are a slight improvement over the '05 models.
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Was anyone actually at the CES asked about a more precise NA market time? I was looking to buy the 50PX500U, but I'm gonna wait it out for the 50PX600U (or 50PX60U depending on cost)... So other than "Spring" did anyone get a month? (ie March? April?)

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These 8th / 9th generation panels look very similar to me...

50U series:

http://home.nycap.rr.com/nessus/50u.JPG

600U series:

http://home.nycap.rr.com/nessus/600u.JPG

duck feet and all
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I was really hoping for an all black bezel. However, I think these are a slight improvement over the '05 models.
Prediction:
In 5 years we will be calling silver AV equipment and stainless steel appliances the "harvest gold" of the 21st century.

Give me all black any day.

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Anyone know if the new 42" ED is silver or (hopefully) black?
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Interesting that the 60U models have QAM tuners but no Cablecard. That would allow you to at least get the local HD channels from cable on most systems.
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Give me all black any day.
Amen. Its why I like the 50PHD8UK model best right now.

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Anyone know if the new 42" ED is silver or (hopefully) black?
If you look at the pictures on panasonic's site (link posted last page), it looks much the same as this year, but perhaps darker silver or gray. Definitely not black. I feel your pain.

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If you look at the pictures on panasonic's site (link posted last page), it looks much the same as this year, but perhaps darker silver or gray. Definitely not black. I feel your pain.
Thanks for the info - I had missed the link to the Panasonic site a few posts back.

I'm not overly impressed with the design...bummer.
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I didn't see this mentioned in the thread, but saw it on the earlier Panasonic link: Panasonic apparently showed a 103" plasma with 1080p at the CES 2006. Who knows when something like this will be available for consumers, but...

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...42006050108907
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". Additionally, the entire HD plasma line has been redesigned with stunning cosmetics, nearly invisible built-in speakers (except TH-65PX600U) and a new panel"

"The new plasma panels are capable of reproducing up to 3072 levels of gradation, enabling an equivalent 29 billion displayable colors"

It definitely looks like this is a 9th generation model and the consumer version is coming out ahead of the commercial version for the 2nd year in a row. Let's hope Panasonic has not limited the flexibility in the Service menu like the current consumer versions have.

Has anyone seen any pictures yet?
I just talked to Cambryn at TVAuthority about the new 50" NEC. In chatting, she told me that they just got some information about the new Panny's and that she believes that the new sets can be professionally callibrated.
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I'd say the design tweaks on both the PX60 and PX600 are a nice step up. The slimmer bezel on the PX60 looks much sleeker, the lower part of the panel looks cleaner - apparently without the perforated holes from last year that made it look too busy to my eyes.

I really like the choice to run silver up each side of the bezel on both models. That's my biggest beef about the current PX50/500 design - the gray/black bezel up top feels slightly "detached" from the silver on the bottom. The new design looks more cohesive.

Op - May want to edit post #94 - The 600's (outside of the 65) won't have duck feet. They kept the PX500 stand.

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with the 60u series having an NTSC/ATSC/QAM built in tuner, but NO cablecard - what does that mean?

need some help on this one.

agree with some of you in saying i dont like all this silver. but it IS smaller which is nice
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with the 60u series having an NTSC/ATSC/QAM built in tuner, but NO cablecard - what does that mean?

need some help on this one.

agree with some of you in saying i dont like all this silver. but it IS smaller which is nice
It means that it is in compliance with FCC digital turner mandates. The only real world use they would ever have is OTA capability.
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with the 60u series having an NTSC/ATSC/QAM built in tuner, but NO cablecard - what does that mean?

need some help on this one.

agree with some of you in saying i dont like all this silver. but it IS smaller which is nice
It means you will still need your set top box in order to receive premium content (encrypted) digital cable channels, but the unencrypted ones will show up just fine.

In my case, my local flavor of comcast offers about 100 digital channels unencrypted, including all HD locals, TNTHD, and Discovery HD.
But I cannot receive any premium channels without a digital cable box (any Digital tier channels, movie channels, on demand, etc.)

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It means that it is in compliance with FCC digital turner mandates. The only real world use they would ever have is OTA capability.
That's not entirely true. The QAM tuner is VERY useful on cable systems that don't encrypt their "standard" channels.

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I'm curious if new models will allow HD signal aspect ratio change. Anybody got the info ?
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I'd say the design tweaks on both the PX60 and PX600 are a nice step up. The slimmer bezel on the PX60 looks much sleeker, the lower part of the panel looks cleaner - apparently without the perforated holes from last year that made it look too busy to my eyes.

I really like the choice to run silver up each side of the bezel on both models. That's my biggest beef about the current PX50/500 design - the gray/black bezel up top feels slightly "detached" from the silver on the bottom. The new design looks more cohesive.

Op - May want to edit post #94 - The 600's (outside of the 65) won't have duck feet. They kept the PX500 stand.
It looks like they will have the "duck feet" for the base - according to the pics on Panasonic's site.

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It means that it is in compliance with FCC digital turner mandates. The only real world use they would ever have is OTA capability.
Not sure if my experience is typical but I own a TH-42PX50U and use the QAM tuner exclusively (without CableCard). My cable provider sends the following HD channels in the clear (CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, WB, PBS, and ESPN) as well as the complete Digital Cable SD tier of channels (except for NFL Network). So for me, it's quite useful.
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It looks like they will have the "duck feet" for the base - according to the pics on Panasonic's site.
FYI, the picture of the 50PX600U is wrong. That is a side view of the 50PX60U. Compare the 42PX600U to the 50PX600U. See the difference?
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Not sure if my experience is typical but I own a TH-42PX50U and use the QAM tuner exclusively (without CableCard). My cable provider sends the following HD channels in the clear (CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, WB, PBS, and ESPN) as well as the complete Digital Cable SD tier of channels (except for NFL Network). So for me, it's quite useful.
You are a very lucky person. My local TWC only sends ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS. No digital channels.
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Any word if they will have a second hdmi input? I didn't buy this years model for that reason.
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I'm curious if new models will allow HD signal aspect ratio change. Anybody got the info ?
Actually, this is one of the best questions yet. Unless someone who attends CES can answer... we won't know until the user manual(s) get published on Panasonic's web site.
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Any word if they will have a second hdmi input? I didn't buy this years model for that reason.
Yes, all but the ED model have 2 HDMI ports.
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Might not ship until next football season.

"The new 65W-inch native 1920-by-1080 progressive-scan plasma set, model TH-65PX600U, is slated to ship in the fall at a price to be determined."

Then click on TWICE link:

http://news.google.com/news?sourceid...0U&sa=N&tab=wn
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The new 58W-inch TH-58PX600U, which will ship this spring at a $5,999.95 suggested retail, is one of two models in a new screen size for the company. It will offer 1,366 by 768 resolution.

Its counterpart, model TH-58PX60U ($5,499.95 suggested retail), will be the highlight of Panasonic's new 60 Series plasma line, which will include models in the 50W-inch (1,366 by 768 resolution), 42W-inch (1,024 by 768) and 37W-inch (1,024 by 768) screen sizes.


WTF???????????
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WTF???????????
There have been rumors about 57" or 58" for some time. Don't understand how this guy would have gotten the scoop before everyone else though. He might just be speculating.
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These 8th / 9th generation panels look very similar to me...

50U series:

http://home.nycap.rr.com/nessus/50u.JPG

600U series:

http://home.nycap.rr.com/nessus/600u.JPG

duck feet and all
I think the 600U will start to look more beautiful when displayed in 16:9 format. :)
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