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post #751 of 5782
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Originally Posted by DNero View Post

Will the new HD Scientific Atlanta box work with my standard def TV while I'm waiting for my new TV to arrive?

Yes.
post #752 of 5782
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Originally Posted by TX Gator View Post

I ordered my 42" on the 10th and it arrived in Dallas today!!!

Gets delivered tomorrow.

SWEET!!!

Was this through Panasonic Direct?
post #753 of 5782
Yup through Panny Direct - they told me yesterday that it shipped on Monday but to expect 7 - 10 business days. I was very pleasantly surprised..
post #754 of 5782
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Originally Posted by TX Gator View Post

Yup through Panny Direct - they told me yesterday that it shipped on Monday but to expect 7 - 10 business days. I was very pleasantly surprised..


Were you given any sort of tracking information on your order? Mine just says in process but the invoice says Date Shipped: 3/14 but the tracking information field is null...hmmm

Edit: My order status now says Shipped as well
post #755 of 5782
Wall Mounts - what are people using, will the px50u mounts work with the 60u?
post #756 of 5782
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Originally Posted by directcj View Post

Isn't PIP a function of BOTH tuner & TV? IOW, the TV also has to be PIP capable and have two tuner inputs. You can have 2 tuners but I believe the TV has to be capable of displaying both inputs simultaneously. I could be wrong (and would love to be as I'm one of those debating between the 8uk and 600 series). Would love to hear from you if you've been able to display two shows simultaneously with either a 50 or 60 series plasma.

I just checked this out on my new 50PX60U using the PIP function of my Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD set-top box. The PIP function works great and you most definitely get two pictures simultaneously. It lets you change the location of the smaller picture, as well as swap the smaller picture for the larger one.

So, for those who are avoiding the 60U solely because it lacks built-in PIP capability, check whether your cable or satellite box performs this function too.
post #757 of 5782
I ordered the 42 from Panny Direct on 3/10. Took a awile, but site is now saying shipped. ETA is 3/20. I emailed them directly for a tracking number.
Looks like they are shipping with FSP. I also got an automated call to my phone concerning arrival date.
post #758 of 5782
I hooked up my xbox 1 (not the xbox 360) to our new 42PX60U this morning. I have it connected with the xbox high definition pack (component cable output) with widescreen and HD specified in the xbox settings menu.

Games look very good with true widescreen, not stretched. There are some very slight jaggies but it looks great on the large color 42 inch screen.
post #759 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Poonchance View Post

I ordered the 42 from Panny Direct on 3/10. Took a awile, but site is now saying shipped. ETA is 3/20. I emailed them directly for a tracking number.
Looks like they are shipping with FSP. I also got an automated call to my phone concerning arrival date.

I called Panny and got a tracking # for my order that I placed on 3/10. Looks like its arriving on 3/21
post #760 of 5782
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Originally Posted by Dagg21 View Post

Glad I checked back here today, well I am on Direct TV and one of the main reasons I need it is for the Sunday ticket so DISH isnt an option for me being a huge NFL fan. That being said I wonder if Direct offers a similar box

Nope -- no PIP-type function from any of D*'s DVRs or receivers.
post #761 of 5782
With PIP no longer a big issue with the PX 60 series, and assuming that cable card isn't a big draw, what reason is there to wait for the 600? I'm torn between a 50 PX 60 and a 42 PX 600 for about the same $.
post #762 of 5782
I have a 50px60u on order from panasonic. Can anybody tell me the cost for the extended warranty quoted to them? They quoted me $770 for three years.
post #763 of 5782
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Originally Posted by PDPnNJ View Post

Yes.

Thanks. Have you tried it yourself? I just got off the line with Cablevision. First she said it would work, but then after I reiterated what was said, she put me on hold to ask, then returned to the line to say the HD box would NOT work on my non-HDTV.
post #764 of 5782
elight50...

i am under the assumption that cable card makes for better pq...
also, the 600 has the vga input. w/ all the media i have on my computer...it makes sense for me. the dvi port on my pc goes into my lcd monitor...so, the vga port it is. besides, it's also my understanding that the vga port, although, not as digitally a nice picture...won't get caught up w/ all the rights management issues (hdmi has to be rights compliant, right?)

so, there's my reason for waiting for the 600...regardless of PIP...

course, i could be dead to rights wrong...
;->
post #765 of 5782
Thanks. I guess what I really want to understand is whether the picture processing is the same and whether there is other significance technical issue. As it turns out, Pan is now quoting MAY for delivery on the website so waiting is going to happen regardless.
post #766 of 5782
I tried to order a 42px60 today and there was no "add to cart" button. Called their tel. number and they said they weren't taking any more orders for this model. They couldn't tell me when they would be taking more orders. I wouldn't be surprised if the price went up.
post #767 of 5782
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Originally Posted by elight50 View Post

With PIP no longer a big issue with the PX 60 series, and assuming that cable card isn't a big draw, what reason is there to wait for the 600? I'm torn between a 50 PX 60 and a 42 PX 600 for about the same $.

The only other major difference is the PC input. However if you check the posts higher in this thread, apparently you can get a video card for your computer for $50 or so that will allow component cables to be used and hooked into your TV.

The only other differences I know of between the 60 series and 600 series are that the 60 has a duck-foot pedestal stand and the 600 has a diamond shape, the 600 supposedly has more speakers, plus the 60 has more silver around the bezel. IMHO, those issues are most definitely not worth the extra money.
post #768 of 5782
from the 50's and the 60's?

We're talking a few hundred bucks less.

Are we seeing a trend, or is it made of less quality?

The bezel and maybe some hardware look a little less than what they were. Sadly.

Also, are the speakers on the bottom of 60's, v. the side of 50's? Maybe it's the stand.

Either way, I just cancelled my order of the 42 500U I just bought and am going on the wait list for the 50 60U.

PIP woulda been a waste anyway.
post #769 of 5782
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Originally Posted by DNero View Post

Thanks. Have you tried it yourself? I just got off the line with Cablevision. First she said it would work, but then after I reiterated what was said, she put me on hold to ask, then returned to the line to say the HD box would NOT work on my non-HDTV.

Dnero - I've had a SA Cablevision HD box since Nov 05 (before my PX500 order was cancelled) and it's been connected to my non-HD CRT set since then. Still waiting for the PX600 released beginning of May...
post #770 of 5782
Okay, NYC update.

I went into the BB on 23rd street. The salesperson looked on the computer, and the price was significantly higher than panasonic MSRP for the 42" px60u. He stated that they should be getting floor models by mid next week.

They had 3 in stock in the warehouse, and an additional 63 coming in in about 1 week.

I then went into PCrichard across the street. They were completely clueless, and insisted that the 42px60u wouldnt be available until MAY!

I was hoping to see a set in person before buying, but this is getting ridiculous. Has anyone been able to order from panasonic.com in the last day or so since the mad rush? What are the expected ship dates?
post #771 of 5782
well I guess since I am tied to Directv becaue of the Sunday Ticket and they have no PiP cablebox I am also stuck waiting on the 600U, even if they did have a box I really do prefer side by side PiP.
post #772 of 5782
Anyone running an s77 or s97 on the px60u's? If so are the MB issues the same/better/worse?
post #773 of 5782
I'd like to see it in person too. BB in Nashville do not have this model yet. I have seen a site having a good price for pre-ordered in 2+ week and they just raised their price yesterday.

The model seems to be very popular. I will be pissed if Panny will raise the MSRP because of this.
post #774 of 5782
Someone asked about PC Connection earlier, here's what I can add about it. I ordered the 50" PX60U from them earlier today. When I check the invoice online it says TH50PX60U under the mfg part #. However, it also says 50U under the Product column. It didn't say this on the invoice they emailed me, and it didn't say this on the ordering page. I just emailed them to make sure I'm getting the correct item. I will not be pleased if they've screwed this up (especially since I canceled my order through Panasonic to get it at PC Connection).
post #775 of 5782
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Originally Posted by kimsk112 View Post

I'd like to see it in person too. BB in Nashville do not have this model yet. I have seen a site having a good price for pre-ordered in 2+ week and they just raised their price yesterday.

The model seems to be very popular. I will be pissed if Panny will raise the MSRP because of this.

Once you see it you will want it! The BB hear in KC has one on display and it's beautiful!!
post #776 of 5782
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Originally Posted by BostonMike View Post

Someone asked about PC Connection earlier, here's what I can add about it. I ordered the 50" PX60U from them earlier today. When I check the invoice online it says TH50PX60U under the mfg part #. However, it also says 50U under the Product column. It didn't say this on the invoice they emailed me, and it didn't say this on the ordering page. I just emailed them to make sure I'm getting the correct item. I will not be pleased if they've screwed this up (especially since I canceled my order through Panasonic to get it at PC Connection).

I did the same thing last night. I was holding out for the 600, but when I saw the 50PX60U on PC Connection, I went for it. I then noticed it said 50U as well, so I'm not entirely sure what the deal is. It said it was backordered, like 2+ weeks. If you find out anything, let me know!
post #777 of 5782
I'm picking up 42PX60U from BB. The sales person told me it won't fit in my 4-door Accord with the box. Without the box, maybe. Has anyone picked up a 42" in Accord?
post #778 of 5782
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Originally Posted by BostonMike View Post

Someone asked about PC Connection earlier, here's what I can add about it. I ordered the 50" PX60U from them earlier today. When I check the invoice online it says TH50PX60U under the mfg part #. However, it also says 50U under the Product column. It didn't say this on the invoice they emailed me, and it didn't say this on the ordering page. I just emailed them to make sure I'm getting the correct item. I will not be pleased if they've screwed this up (especially since I canceled my order through Panasonic to get it at PC Connection).

Thanks for the update! Please keep us posted on the outcome.
post #779 of 5782
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Originally Posted by tycho52 View Post

I did the same thing last night. I was holding out for the 600, but when I saw the 50PX60U on PC Connection, I went for it. I then noticed it said 50U as well, so I'm not entirely sure what the deal is. It said it was backordered, like 2+ weeks. If you find out anything, let me know!

They just confirmed that it is the 60U. Now I can sleep easier (and with more money left to burn on other things).
post #780 of 5782
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Originally Posted by BostonMike View Post

They just confirmed that it is the 60U. Now I can sleep easier (and with more money left to burn on other things).

Sweet. I checked out the website and may have to go with them, price is nice!
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