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post #31 of 2454
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Quote:
Originally posted by mfan
Do you guys think Dell will keep or drop the price further over the next few months? With the holidays coming up, I can't come up with the money to buy this now. I'm hoping to save up enough for by late Dec or early Jan...

From the dell website...this offer expires dec 24th
post #32 of 2454
If anyone has received their unit, please post a review. The suspense is killing me! :confused:
post #33 of 2454
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Originally posted by hjconn
Hi mfan,
The price could go up a little bit in a short term if Dell decided to pull the discount. But over a long period the pricer certainly will go lower. Let's say that you can be sure to find a similar or better deal if you wait 3 months or longer...
That's what I would expect too. It's just that I can probably get one now for about [MSRP only please] +tax. I wonder how long it may take before a I can find a similar deal...
post #34 of 2454
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by mattsoft
If anyone has received their unit, please post a review. The suspense is killing me! :confused:
mirage00 is the only person that has said they have one...he also said hell post his review/comments once hes done setting it up...
post #35 of 2454
Please remember forum rules: no coupon talk/ MSRP only

Thanks
post #36 of 2454
Hello everyone... I have opened the box and have a cd with documentation on it for the w4200hd.... they are all quite large pdf's... if anyone is interested in me sending it to them let me know... I tried posting it but the board rejected it because of size.

Visually this unit looks great... well packed with foam... easy to open box... no damage. I'm moving my old sony 36 inch wega today... 260lbs yikes....
post #37 of 2454
Here is the link to the documentation PDFs. Not very much you can learn from the user's manual, very brief description and instruction

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/W4200/
post #38 of 2454
Very interested in your review mirage00 - I am very close to moving on the Panny TH-42PWD7UY, but only a few more $ could get me into this.

Decisions, decisions...!
post #39 of 2454
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Originally posted by mirage00
Visually this unit looks great... well packed with foam... easy to open box... no damage. I'm moving my old sony 36 inch wega today... 260lbs yikes....
The suspense is killing me. I love the general appearance of the new Dell 42". I can't wait to hear PQ review from you, Mirage. Do you have first-hand viewing experiences with any other good plamas for comparison?
post #40 of 2454
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Originally posted by mirage00
Hello everyone... I have opened the box and have a cd with documentation on it for the w4200hd.... they are all quite large pdf's... if anyone is interested in me sending it to them let me know... I tried posting it but the board rejected it because of size.

Visually this unit looks great... well packed with foam... easy to open box... no damage. I'm moving my old sony 36 inch wega today... 260lbs yikes....
Thanks for the update mirage...

when you get a sec could you answer 1 quick question....do you think 1 person could carry the box up 4 floghts of stairs?
post #41 of 2454
scottb2k,

the answer is "no". Or i should say, I wouldn't.
post #42 of 2454
read here:

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/...9973737.htm?1c

Looks like the dell is using LG glass:

"Also going on sale Wednesday is Dell's 42-inch, enhanced-definition (ED) widescreen model, cosmetically identical to the HD set. The ED version carries a list price of $2,299 but is likely to be discounted to $1,999, considered the "magic" price point at which many consumers will happily open their wallets.

Both sets feature plasma panels sourced from LG Electronics, which is expected to offer its own $1,999, 42-inch ED widescreen TV next month under the Zenith brand name. And consummate shoppers may have already spotted a couple of other ED plasma options in the same price range."
post #43 of 2454
Well I have the Zenith ED Plasma manufactured by LG and I love it. But my Zenith comes with Faroudja chip, and this Dell comes with Pixelworks chip so the picture I imagine would look different. I am not going to argue that Faroudja chip is better than the Pixelworks solution, it is just different. For the price Dell is selling this set being HD and with Dell's service I'd run and buy one today! I would buy the extended warranty though
post #44 of 2454
No way could 1 person carry this thing up four flights of stairs.... its about 100 lb box and too large to handle by one.
post #45 of 2454
Did you actually get to set it up last night mirage?

My company gets a reseller's discount with Dell, so I already have received pricing on the HD unit and am just waiting to here your review...!
post #46 of 2454
Add me to the list of those awaiting the "review" of this Dell plasma. We have an entertainment unit with a 17 year old Sony CRT in it and I've told the wife I'm ready to "pull the trigger" on this here plasma if the forum members give it good reviews. No pressure Mirage00, cause I'm going to buy something within the next 30 days. The W4200HD would fit like a glove into my Entertainment unit since it's only 40.6 inches wide, the same width as the Samsung HLP4674W DLP RPTV. The Dell is hundreds of dollars cheaper though. So, I'm here waiting and thanking you in advance.
post #47 of 2454
Hi everyone... I'm so sorry, I could not get anyone to help me move the old tv yet. My brother is coming over tomorrow and everything will be setup by then. I will take pictures of the box, how the unit is packed and of course the actual screen shots of hd and dvd. I promise to have them posted tomorrow night.

BTW - how is the LG glass regarded in the marketplace?
post #48 of 2454
I saw the Dell Plasma at the ZD Digital Life show held in NYC a month or so ago. It was being fed up-sampled video from HD based device.

Just so you know where I'm coming from. I do not own a plasma. However my brother has a Fujitsu 50" 10 series plasma. Which I see fairly often.

It looked OK. Not great. The colors were good, but I did notice a some jaggies on images. It handled fast images well. The source had a lot of the flyover stuff that PBS HD seems to specialize in. And mostly bright images I didn't whole lot dark images. But the black levels did not impress me or depress me.

Its overall quality reminded me of the Samsung plasmas: decent image great price. Fujitsu ain't quaking in their boots about it. But it is probably a good deal
post #49 of 2454
so nbloom what you are saying is that that that dell plasma ain't a miracle, huh? :-)
post #50 of 2454
For me it is more of a decision between the Dell HD and the Panny ED. It sure would be nice to be able to see them side by side, which is just not going to happen :(...
post #51 of 2454
If my viewing distance is going to be 9', does it matter if I buy a 42" ED or a HD plasma?
I currently have Dish DVR522 and DO NOT have a HD tuner to receive OTA signals.
my thinking was to buy a set with integrated ATSC tuner for my HD signals and then connect my DVR522 for my SD channels.

I don't mind spending more $$$ now to get the HD plasma but if over 9', its never going to make that much of a difference, then I can just get the ED plasma or even a tube tv

any info would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
post #52 of 2454
Quote:
Originally posted by nbloom
I saw the Dell Plasma at the ZD Digital Life show held in NYC a month or so ago. It was being fed up-sampled video from HD based device.

Just so you know where I'm coming from. I do not own a plasma. However my brother has a Fujitsu 50" 10 series plasma. Which I see fairly often.

It looked OK. Not great. The colors were good, but I did notice a some jaggies on images. It handled fast images well. The source had a lot of the flyover stuff that PBS HD seems to specialize in. And mostly bright images I didn't whole lot dark images. But the black levels did not impress me or depress me.

Its overall quality reminded me of the Samsung plasmas: decent image great price. Fujitsu ain't quaking in their boots about it. But it is probably a good deal
Thanks for your feedback. I think you're the 1st person on this board who's seen the Dell HD unit in action.

Just curious, are your comments based on comparisons with other video displays nearby at the show, or from your experience with your brother's Fujitsu and/or video store displays? I think it's hard to compare display qualities under completely different lighting environment. The angle and intensity of the lights at the show may have caused some of your perceived picture quality shortcomings, or maybe not...
post #53 of 2454
For me its between the $3000 dell hd or the $3500 panny hd commercial.....
post #54 of 2454
For me the Dell HD, the Philips 42fp9976, the 42 panny HD or the P507UY . Gonna make cardboard cut outs this weekend to see if the 50 is too big for the room. I have partner pricing for Philips and Panny consumer through work.

downsides (in my less than educated eyes:

Philips - lack of tuners, no reviews
Dell - contrast, nits, and glass (no reviews except cnet's preview
P507uy - may be too big and not display great analog channels on my digital cable
panny 42 - highest price of the 42's.

upsides

I'll be the first with a plasma on my street and have been dreaming of HD for about 3 years
post #55 of 2454
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Originally posted by mirage00
Hi everyone... I'm so sorry, I could not get anyone to help me move the old tv yet.
Business meetings shmizness meetings. ;)
I never figured any of us could actually own a brand new toy for a WHOLE WEEK without getting it fired up. I'm about ready to drive over and help you myself. I'll be refreshing this thread tomorrow night....
post #56 of 2454
mirage, if you're in the seattle-area, i'd be glad to come over and help you move it. then take the dell for a test run. :D :D
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