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post #871 of 941
Great review on the 600 at cnet. Feb. 15 I think.

FYI for those lurking that don't like the silver bezel--new Pannys should be out by April and they are all black and look great. MSRPs have yet to be released, but street price shouldn't be much different than current price for 58" unless you get a great closeout deal. Not that I would mind having a 600.
post #872 of 941
Well I just got my 58PX60U last Thursday and boy am I happy! I did purchase a 3 year extended warranty beyond the Mfr's 1 year so I am covered until 2011.

This is my first HD TV. With only broadcast HD (Tampa area) and an upconverting DVD player (DVP-NC85H) signals to go by I can honestly say that I am thrilled. This thing rocks and I got it for what I consider to be a steal of a price.

I get my HD satellite box on March 7 (DirecTV HR20) and I should be all set.
post #873 of 941
The Panasonic 58" sure did take a nice price drop.
post #874 of 941
Chris......could you share? do you have new msrp on the current panasonic line or is this for the new models and what is it? what about the 65" PX and PF
post #875 of 941
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Originally Posted by dssturbo1 View Post

Chris......could you share? do you have new msrp on the current panasonic line or is this for the new models and what is it? what about the 65" PX and PF

Go to Chris' website and see for yourself. Cheapest I have seen anywhere!
(about 400 pounds lighter)

Still nothing new on the new lines. Can't wait to see the new 58" 1080P models. That is what I am waiting for! I'm sure it will be out of my price range for a while. Hopefully in a year they will be under $4K.
post #876 of 941
hocknut, i have been to his website i do not think there has been a reduction in any of the pricing, ..yet.

he hinted at a msrp drop and i was asking him about that.
post #877 of 941
Hmm. It dropped since the last time I did a price check, which was near the end of December.

I didn't notice your question was in relation to the MSRP. Sorry about that.
post #878 of 941
At approx. 12 feet distance, do you think the new 58" 1080p series will be worth it? I've seen the resolution chart, and it does show no benefit of 1080p...
post #879 of 941
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Originally Posted by scsnospam View Post

At approx. 12 feet distance, do you think the new 58" 1080p series will be worth it? I've seen the resolution chart, and it does show no benefit of 1080p...

I'm viewing my 60U from about 12 feet and LOVING it. I can't imagine what kind of tangible improvement the new 1080p model could offer other than spec sheet bragging rights, but I haven't seen one first hand so I guess I can't say authoritatively that it isn't worth it.

I can say that I'm very happy with my 60U.

I've just gotten beyond the initial break in and tweaked the picture settings away from flat zeroes top to bottom. I used setup numbers that I got online at another site that shall remain nameless and that I have seen referenced several other places...

Picture Mode Standard
Picture +22
Brightness +8
Color -1
Tint -4
Sharpness -14
Color Temperature Warm

These were the numbers they had in the picture setup on a TH-58PX600U, a TH-50PX60U and a TH-42PX60U after ISF calibrations to 6500K. Each of those sets had the same picture setup numbers and settings after their respective ISF calibrations so I felt pretty safe using them on a TH-58PX60U and the results are more than satisfactory.

After inputting those settings my picture absolutely pops. I have a tough time visualizing a big improvement on a 1080p display but again...that is pure speculation on my part and who am I. I could be half blind for all you know.
post #880 of 941
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Originally Posted by scsnospam View Post

At approx. 12 feet distance, do you think the new 58" 1080p series will be worth it?


I don't know about the resolution differences, but I bet the 58" 1080p will have a serious case of sticker shock, especially compared to the recent reductions in price for the 58PX60U and 600U. I thought last Fall was a good time to buy a 58" set, but it's even better now.
post #881 of 941
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Originally Posted by slksc View Post

I don't know about the resolution differences, but I bet the 58" 1080p will have a serious case of sticker shock, especially compared to the recent reductions in price for the 58PX60U and 600U. I thought last Fall was a good time to buy a 58" set, but it's even better now.

Oh yeah...what he said, too!
post #882 of 941
I keep going around in circles. I feel that 1080p is going to be the de facto standard for movie disks (hd or blu ray) in a few years, and most of my tv watching is for movies.

Looking at prices for the current 720p sets, I see they fell to $3k levels from $5k initial msrp in about a year. I'm willing to wait another year or so for the new models to come down in price to the same level. In the meanwhile, I'm looking at an inexpensive 42" solution, that I could use in another room later on.

However, if the 1080p will not offer any benefit at all for my 12 ft viewing distance, then there is no point in waiting...
post #883 of 941
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Originally Posted by scsnospam View Post

I keep going around in circles. I feel that 1080p is going to be the de facto standard for movie disks (hd or blu ray) in a few years, and most of my tv watching is for movies.

Looking at prices for the current 720p sets, I see they fell to $3k levels from $5k initial msrp in about a year. I'm willing to wait another year or so for the new models to come down in price to the same level. In the meanwhile, I'm looking at an inexpensive 42" solution, that I could use in another room later on.

However, if the 1080p will not offer any benefit at all for my 12 ft viewing distance, then there is no point in waiting...

I'ts like starting a family.

If you wait until you are 100% ready, you'll never do it.

I don't know what your budget is but you shoul be able to find a TH-42PX60U or another 42" Panny PDP for appreciably less than $2K (in fact approaching $1K on some models) from a reputable dealer if you look around and do your resaearch and homework. Check out the dealer before you decide. Beware of gray market stock and drop shippers. There are sponsors of this forum that are a good place to start.
post #884 of 941
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If you wait until you are 100% ready, you'll never do it.

I agree, just had my 58" 600u delivered today. Was delivered on a cold truck, so I am waiting a few hours to fire it up so it does not get affected by condinsation.

I have heard VERY GOOD things about Panny, and a good number of folks on the owners tread said they did not even run a break in period but ran it with a good set up (ala post 880) and have seen ZERO IR on these. When I asked the Shop I bought it from, the sales guy I delt with said he has the exact same set and from day one ran it as he wanted including games with his XBOX 360 with no IR problems at all. Was also told Panny runs the panels for 200+ hours before they are even boxed up.

Only a few more hours till it warms up a bit from the cold and I will be enjoying my new set.

post #885 of 941
Sorry for such a stupid question but what's the difference between the 60U & the 600U?
post #886 of 941
post #887 of 941
We opted for the 600u because we don't have space for a dedicated surround sound system. In my opinion Panny did an even better job on the sound than the P.Q. Absolutely astounding!
post #888 of 941
I received my Panasonic 600U and Sanus wall mount from Cleveland Plasma this week and I couldn't be happier. The HD picture is absolutely incredible and the SD channels are more than watchable. What suprised me the most about this model is the quality of the built-in speakers. Although the speakers can't take the place of my surround sound system, they are more than adaquate for watching regular TV.

Finally, I can't thank Chris at Cleveland Plasma enough for a fantastic buying experience. I was keep up-to-date on the status of my order and my plasma was haning on my wall in less than a week. Thanks Chris!
post #889 of 941
Congrats. I still marvel at mine.
post #890 of 941
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Originally Posted by slksc View Post

I don't know about the resolution differences, but I bet the 58" 1080p will have a serious case of sticker shock, especially compared to the recent reductions in price for the 58PX60U and 600U. I thought last Fall was a good time to buy a 58" set, but it's even better now.

I'm trying to decide whether to wait for the new model or just go with the 600u. What i'm trying to weigh is 1)how big of a difference will there be between the two....will it really be noticible ? Also, how much programming is available in 1080 right now ?
2) someone mentioned a price drop on the current model....when will this be happening ? the prices seem to be the same from fall 2006.
I will be using the set in a 16x20' family room with a 10' viewing distance.
post #891 of 941
oh, one more question..... any idea of the pricing on the new 1080 58" set ? Will it be considerably higher than the current model pricing ?
post #892 of 941
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Originally Posted by Popcorn1 View Post

oh, one more question..... any idea of the pricing on the new 1080 58" set ? Will it be considerably higher than the current model pricing ?

MSRP $4,799
post #893 of 941
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Originally Posted by Popcorn1 View Post

oh, one more question..... any idea of the pricing on the new 1080 58" set ? Will it be considerably higher than the current model pricing ?

If you can get it through corporate discounts (that is your company employees are extended Panasonic discounts) -

The 58PZ700U is less by $231 than the 58PX600U

I have to update this post to avoid misinformation. As of 4-12-07, this is no longer true. the 58PX600 has dropped by a lot in price (through corporate discounts) that it is now less by $1,295 compared to the PZ model. I guess they are trying to get rid of the old models really fast.
post #894 of 941
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Originally Posted by Popcorn1 View Post

oh, one more question..... any idea of the pricing on the new 1080 58" set ? Will it be considerably higher than the current model pricing ?

th58px60u was $4799
th58pz600u was $5299
the new th58pz700u is to be $4799
and the new th58pz750u is to be $5499
the old msrp could have changed since some of the forum sponsors like cleveland plasma and others are having huge closeout specials on the th58px60u, even best buy had it at a super deal (for bb) on their site.
post #895 of 941
Hello,

Can someone tell me the width of the pedestal stand for the 60u? If it can sit on the stand I have now I may buy one today.

Thanks
post #896 of 941
34.9" wide, 16.9" deep
post #897 of 941
I returned the 50PX60U just to small for me and grabbed a great deal on a floor model 58PX60U for at Circuit City it looked in mint condition couldn't find any sign of burn in or scratches and the model date was newer then my 50PX60U just wondering how people here feel about buying a floor model ?

They couldn't find the remote so they told me just keep the remote from the 50PX60U. I was reading in a previous post about a Ez Sync Remote

Does the 58PX60U come with a different remote then the 50PX60U ?

Anyone have this remote with there 58PX60U ?
LL
post #898 of 941
Apparently the price of the TH-58PX600U has dropped like a rock. It is ridiculously cheap now. About $1500 less than I paid back in November. Costco has it for a ridiculously low price in-store, and several AV forum sponsors don't even have it listed on their websites any longer.

I know the TH-58PZ600U has been announced already. Does that mea that the TH-58PX600U is officially discontinued?
post #899 of 941
That is the 58Z700U, the 58PX600U is not officially done yet.
post #900 of 941
Can anyone say for 100% certain that Panasonic is not going to be continuing it's 768p Plasma in the 58" size this year? Panny's new line for 07 shows both a 42" and 50" models available in both 768p and 1080p versions but only lists a 1080p version of the 58" model. Based on this, am I to assume there will be no new 58" 768p model???
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