Originally Posted by scottc21pilot
I was supposed to be writing my final grad school paper tonight but I was searching on the internet and came across a website by leverger in the UK that was preselling the PDP-507X. I would post the link but I cannot post links according to the website policy. The product ID is 1057
I had a few questions for those who are more tech savy than me:
1.) How do those stats compare to the 5060? Do you think that there are any significant imporvements and/or additional reasons to wait instead of just buying the 5060 now?
2.)Is the media box gone for sure in the next generation plasmas?
3.)Why would they move the speakers to below the plasma on this new generation?
4.)Also, does anyone care to guess the US price when its released? The converted price seems to be about $5100 for suggested retail. That seems pretty similar to the $4999 retail for the 5060. Does that mean that retailers like TVA and others will offer it for a comparable price to the 5060 or is pioneer changing their pricing structure?
Thanks in advance for your replies.
Most of your questions have been answered in more detail than I can offer in one post earlier in the thread...it's not a long one, scan back through it and it will probably answer a lot of what you're wondering. If anything is not clear, we'll try to answer what we know (based on the limited information that is available).
As for number 3, I believe they did it in order to narrow the footprint (wallprint?) of the set. When I worked electronics retail, I saw customers fight constantly against space restrictions, and when you can't get the size you want because the speakers are in the way, that gets pretty annoying for a lot of people (especially if they aren't going to use the TV speakers).
Personally, I am waiting for the new models to be released. I was going to buy a 4360, but figured why not wait two months and get a better set for the same price. Just my two cents.