Thanks for the work!!!
Im from Argentina, maybe EBay is a good choice, I have Pay Pal too...
I appreciate the honesty StinDaWg. I almost hung up the hat when the prices were twice what I thought they would be. My wife pushed me to see it through.. You are always welcome to go the DIY approach, or wait until someone else decides they don't want to keep theirs and might sell it second-hand. One possibility is that the first 100 barely sell, and that's it. Another possibility is that they sell so quickly (if they work as well as I hope they do), then I'll have to make a much larger purchase on the second go-round. Quantity always helps cost. Obviously I think we all hope for the latter. :)
Or find a local buddy with the same model to split it with you and rotate it back and forth..
Thanks bendergender- I'm glad that an eBay option is acceptable to you. This is the first international feedback I've received regarding potential purchase and shipping choices..
I just got in the final connector quotes. I'll be pulling together final numbers tonight, posting an update in the coming days. Unfortunately, one of the two final quotes that came in was actually HIGHER than the first supplier. I was very surprised by this. The connector quote is also not as low as I'd prefer. I'll be ordering 100pcs but spread across three part numbers. I was hoping that they would still give me 100pcs pricing even though it was spread across three connector types, but they said no. That would have cut the connector cost by several dollars.
Once I get all the cost breakdowns, I'll try to put together a little graph of where all the costs are found. I think most people would find that chart interesting, I know I was surprised by it..
I'm guessing this is functionally similar to the TH-65PZ850U? If so, then my earlier investigation shows this should work, but until I get a service manual for the set, I won't know for sure if it has the same service connector and pinout.
Mironto did a great job going through the feedback he's received and sent me a list of various updates from people and their set model numbers that he knows have successfully applied the DIY approach. I have not yet had time to go through that list and update my pmcv1 model support page, but hopefully this coming week will have time to do that..
can't thank mironto enough for putting his DIY site together from which all my work is based, and naturally all those before mironto who have been digging away at this problem for years and finally found a fix! all kudo's go to them!