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post #151 of 5064
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Originally Posted by colin6969 View Post

nice strats.

Thanks. You should see my vintage Fender amps
post #152 of 5064
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Originally Posted by ressom View Post

Just got my 509UK delivered from Costco yesterday. One word... Amazing.
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costco? I hadn't even seen these on the costco website? Is this a local costco thing,
care to PM us the price?
post #153 of 5064
Coscto took them down off their website sometime last week..

-Brian
post #154 of 5064
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Originally Posted by cokecan View Post

Coscto took them down off their website sometime last week..

-Brian

I never saw the 9UKs on their website, but the did have the 8UK in 65", 50", and 42". Last week as Brian says they took down the 50" and 42" (the 65" was still there), and just yesterday they put the 42" back up (but it's still the 8UK). Presently no 50" 8UK or 9UK.

And colin and ressom, thanks for the primer on color space!
post #155 of 5064
Regarding losing color/tint control with HDMI and SA8300HD:

I was lamenting this fact, as the red shirts of tennis players on the HD broadcasts of the US Open seemed over-saturated to me.

Last week we went to the US Open and the red shirts still seemed oversaturated! They were just really bright, red shirts!

I'm thinking maybe I'm lucky not having these controls, as I'll save a lot of time and energy futzing with saturation and hue settings that really are fine the way they are. The PQ over HDMI is pretty spectacular, and I don't think I want to go back to component.
post #156 of 5064
costco lists the 9uk again as of 11:00 this evening - 9/8 - listed as Panasonic
Professional Series 50" HDTV Plasma... they typically list them until they sell out, then drop the listing, then re-list as they receive more inventory- happened with the 8uk's also.
post #157 of 5064
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Originally Posted by birdhunter View Post

costco lists the 9uk again as of 11:00 this evening - 9/8 - listed as Panasonic
Professional Series 50" HDTV Plasma... they typically list them until they sell out, then drop the listing, then re-list as they receive more inventory- happened with the 8uk's also.

I only see the 8UK listed...
post #158 of 5064
Hey, ressom. Do you mind telling us how long you had to wait (from ordered to delivered) for Costco to deliver your TV????

I know the actual time will vary depending on where you live. I just want to get a rough estimate.

And yes, I've also seen Costco listed the 50PH9UK on their website a few weeks ago. The 50PHD8UK disappeared two weeks ago, and just got listed again this week.
post #159 of 5064
victord1, I'll answer you over in the pinned costco thread...
post #160 of 5064
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Originally Posted by victord1 View Post

Hey, ressom. Do you mind telling us how long you had to wait (from ordered to delivered) for Costco to deliver your TV????

I know the actual time will vary depending on where you live. I just want to get a rough estimate.

And yes, I've also seen Costco listed the 50PH9UK on their website a few weeks ago. The 50PHD8UK disappeared two weeks ago, and just got listed again this week.

The 50 is cheaper at VisualApex, I bought mine there and I like dealing with them professional and they actually know what they are selling

- Rich
post #161 of 5064
Remember to factor in a 'no time limit' warranty when you buy a tv at Costco. That is worth $400 and a little peace of mind.
post #162 of 5064
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Originally Posted by richard korsgren View Post

Remember to factor in a 'no time limit' warranty when you buy a tv at Costco. That is worth $400 and a little peace of mind.

It's not $400 anymore...is $800 worth a little peace of mind?

And with all the talk of Costco losing money who knows if that "warranty" will even be around?
post #163 of 5064
pdawg17: To each his own, my friend. I enjoy shopping at Costco very much. And I just enjoy buying products locally. It honestly gives me peace of mind. At times, I do not buy products at the lowest dollar. Then again, we all have different buying habits.
post #164 of 5064
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Originally Posted by richard korsgren View Post

pdawg17: To each his own, my friend. I enjoy shopping at Costco very much. And I just enjoy buying products locally. It honestly gives me peace of mind. At times, I do not buy products at the lowest dollar. Then again, we all have different buying habits.

Hey - don't get me wrong...I get almost everything at Costco...but at what point is it just too much of a difference? Plus, the 9UK specifically can only be purchased on their site (actually right now you can't)...I'm not disagreeing with you...it's actually a dilemma I've been trying to figure out for myself...
post #165 of 5064
pdawg17; Prices on plasmas are in flux at present; wait a few weeks til dust settles. All stores may not adjust prices downward at the same rate. Generally speaking, you do not have to pay that much more for an item from Costco plus you always get that great warranty.
post #166 of 5064
They did bring the 50" back online, but it is indeed the 8UK not the 9UK. And the price doesn't include an HDMI board like the price for the 42" (also the 8UK) does.

BTW, it appears VA just dropped their price on the 50".

BTW #2, has anyone been able to find a retailer that carries the anti-glare filters for the UK series (TY-AR50P9W/TY-AR42P9W)? I'm not sure if I'll face a glare problem, but it'd be nice to know where I can get one should I run into the need.
post #167 of 5064
Well, I just picked up one of these plasmas. I have run into my first problem, and was wondering if some one could help.

I run my video through an HTPC (ati x700). What is the best way for me to hook this up (VGA, DVI, or component)? Also, what resolution should I set in ATI control panel (for best scaling and no overscan)?

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Wad
post #168 of 5064
This probably isn't the correct forum for this but if it helps you out I have an HP z540 Media Center PC connected to my 50" 9UK. I used DVI and set the resolution to 1366x768, which is the native resolution for the panel. No other adjustments were necessary in my case, other than cranking down the picture and brightness on the 9UK for that input to reduce burn-in possibilities.

I have watched some downloaded TV shows and a DVD of Lord of the Rings on it so far, both were amazing!
post #169 of 5064
I've recently set my 9UK up with a VP30 and tried to set it to native resolution of 1366X768. When I select it on my VP30 pull down menu, I get "no signal" on my panel... Can't get picture unitl I reselect 720P or 1080i. Anybody out there know what I might be doing wrong?
post #170 of 5064
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Originally Posted by varkdriver View Post

I've recently set my 9UK up with a VP30 and tried to set it to native resolution of 1366X768. When I select it on my VP30 pull down menu, I get "no signal" on my panel... Can't get picture unitl I reselect 720P or 1080i. Anybody out there know what I might be doing wrong?

I think that native rate is only possible through the vga or dvi inputs. You should search the video processor forum. They have a thread there about getting native rate on the 7th and 8th gen panasonics with that scaler. I assume the 9th gen ones would be the same or similar.
post #171 of 5064
Ditto what Soncomet said..

DVI or VGA will give you the best results -- many sets only except generic resolutions through HDMI (480p, 720p, 1080i, etc..). I was really mad when I bought a 20 foot dvi-->hdmi cable and couldn't get anything but certain resolutions to work.

In fact, if you look at the documentation of the blades, it should tell you exactly which resolutions the blade will except.

I know with the 360, I can get 1360x768 out of it via VGA.

Cheers,
Brian
post #172 of 5064
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Originally Posted by richard korsgren View Post

pdawg17; Prices on plasmas are in flux at present; wait a few weeks til dust settles. All stores may not adjust prices downward at the same rate. Generally speaking, you do not have to pay that much more for an item from Costco plus you always get that great warranty.

I bought through VA, however I think the Costco "return at any time for any reason" policy has A LOT of value. If Costco had the 9UK in stock when I bough, I may have gone through them, even for several hundered more.
post #173 of 5064
I am using HDMI from the VP30 to the HDMI input of the Panny 9UK. Seems like it should accept the 1366X768 directly...
post #174 of 5064
Does it though?

I've been tempted by the VP50, and this would be a good thing to know..

I may be over generalizing here -- but doesn't a handshake take place betwen a HDMI source and the display, and the display has to advertise that is can do abcd..xyxz resolutions?

Look at the HDMI blade manual -- it says nothing about support of the native resolution of the panel..

However coming from DVI or VGA does.. But with overscan..

So going out of the VP30 at 720p might be the best you can do, and might be really nice.. Just figuring it out myself..

-Brian
post #175 of 5064
I am suprised how good SD content looks on this set. I am using s-video for it and it is a lot better than I expected. I am wondering, since panasonic changed to an A/B on this board (to switch between s-video and composite), maybe they tweaked it to perform better as well?
post #176 of 5064
I'm wondering what settings everyone has on for the 9UK with the 8300HD. At first I only had 720p and 1080i, but the gray bars on the side irritate me so I flipped on 480i and 480p and have the tv set to justify or zoom depending on what I'm watching. Those bars make me weary about burn-in. Should I be worried about that?
post #177 of 5064
Here's one for ya all...

I was in a local TV/HiFi store that touts itself by advertising "Voted North Penn's Best 7 Years Running 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006!" and I asked the guy if they carried the Panasonic Industrial plasmas. He said no because they were only consumer models with defects!!! They have too many blown pixels to be sold as consumer models!!!

Anybody ever hear such a thing? I won't mention names, but this place is Montgomery County, Pa. on 309 in Hatfield.

After getting this 'tip' and seeing their prices, I won't be back. It's a shame 'cause they're the only Paradigm dealer near me.
post #178 of 5064
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Originally Posted by WobblyToaster View Post

I'm wondering what settings everyone has on for the 9UK with the 8300HD. At first I only had 720p and 1080i, but the gray bars on the side irritate me so I flipped on 480i and 480p and have the tv set to justify or zoom depending on what I'm watching. Those bars make me weary about burn-in. Should I be worried about that?


I've had about 200 hours on my 9uk. I've seen no signs of image retention whatsoever, but then again I've been extra-cautious. I don't watch SD stuff on HD channels (except for commercials during HD programming). I stretch SD on regular channels, and I zoom DVDs.

I'll keep doing those things until I hit 1000 hours, but now I'm confident I can run the AVIA disc and calibrate.
post #179 of 5064
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Originally Posted by Zaraspook View Post

Here's one for ya all...

I was in a local TV/HiFi store that touts itself by advertising "Voted North Penn's Best 7 Years Running 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006!" and I asked the guy if they carried the Panasonic Industrial plasmas. He said no because they were only consumer models with defects!!! They have too many blown pixels to be sold as consumer models!!!

Anybody ever hear such a thing? I won't mention names, but this place is Montgomery County, Pa. on 309 in Hatfield.

After getting this 'tip' and seeing their prices, I won't be back. It's a shame 'cause they're the only Paradigm dealer near me.


Wow, that's insane. There's not a single blown pixel on my 9uk and I've searched it ad nauseum.

They don't sell it, so they're gonna bash it. Strange, don't trust anything they tell you. CNET and the AVS Forum aren't wrong: industrial Pannys are EXCELLENT.
post #180 of 5064
You think I blinked twice as the delivery man was telling me about the "gasses" inside my 9UK and how I should be careful 'cause if they ever "escape" I should be sure not to touch anything & call immediately.

Info is what this forum is for.

Vendor stories should go into the humor section...
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