Originally Posted by Ericthemidget
doesn't it suck the minute you buy a tv, the new model comes out that is supposed to be infinitly better than what you just bought? vicious cycle.
Nahh...it's a "frame of mind" thing...I just assume that they're taking the 700U off of the wall so that you are unable to compare the 800U (or any '08 Panny's) to the 700U at the store...I prefer to think that the 700U will be the Holy Grail...the newer models will try to speak to the contrast ratio crowd and the drippy blacks zombies...will they be better, perhaps...perhaps not.
Don't sweat it...the 700U is a rock solid, tried and true, beautiful PQ plasma machine...who knows what gremlins may or may not come with the next generation.
That said...it appears that '09 and beyond is the time to upgrade...Panasonic's new "Twice as Bright, Half The Power" screen will begin being produced at the new factory.
There's always a "next best thing" around the corner...I'm glad I've got a best thing to begin with...forums like these will make you nuts unless you are of strong resolve...the 700U rocks!