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As with all good subject lines, you already know my question. :)


Is there any news on a new 50" Panny? Will it have DVI? HDCP-DVI? When might it become available?


Thanks, :)


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These questions have been posted for Techniwizard. Currently theres no info being released. I have inquired both Panasonic USA & UK, but they refuse to release any info on this subject.


There is a Panasonic 50" currently available on the Panasonic UK web site. It advertises the 50" with the Slot and Card option. It also claims that theres no FANS in this model as well. I think the model number ends in "BX".


We need the UK guys to chime in and research this issue for us and give us a little more detail.


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Brucer,


If that thread is for me, well then yes I'm aware of it. I also brought this to Techniwizards attention as well. No comment on this issue as of this date.


I was trying to respond to Alexanders question. Here is the Link-

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/nw/produc...?c=TH50PHD30BX


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I pretty much figured you had seen it, although I wasn't 100% sure. So I posted it just in case you or Alexander hadn't. Kind of disappointing isn't it, so far?


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I pretty much figured you had seen it, although I wasn't 100% sure. So I posted it just in case you or Alexander hadn't. Kind of disappointing isn't it, so far?
I guess maybe I was hoping that all the backlash from annoyed UK users would make them fix the US version. :)


Wishful thinking, I know.


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We are located in EUrope and we just got two new Panasonic 50".


They seem to be newer than those available in the US so one can

consider them really new.


Input cards are exchangeable. There are RGB and DVI cards, both

have also computer monitor input. We got one DVI input card.


The DVI input is at this moment a HUGE disappointment!!!


It supports natively only standard 4:3 formats with 1024x768 the highest. This is clearly written in the leaflet. I made initial contact

to Panasonic Japan trying to clarify this.


It is quite unbelievable that DVI input would be provided to support

only the 4:3 formats.
 

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The upside is that its just a card swap to correct, right?


Probably a firmware upgrade would do it, but I doubt they have an interface to update it.


Can you comment on the video image through DVI?


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The upside is that its just a card swap to correct, right?

Probably a firmware upgrade would do it, but I doubt they have an interface to update it.

Can you comment on the video image through DVI?

Ken
Right, the RGB and DVI cards can be easily upgraded by a swap.


The cards have serial computer input so firmware upgrade should be

possible if remote upgrade is possible at all. There is also standard computer monitor input both in the RGB and DVI cards.


Regarding the quality, the picture from the RGB is clearly an analog one.

To tune it properly one needs to set it like in a standard computer monitor,

height, width and centering.


We use Radeon 8500 and Matrox G550 for driving DVI. At the 1024x768 resolution the picture is 'pure' digital, razor sharp, no scaling or tuning. Computer fonts seen from close distance are exactly one pixel wide.


So DVI gives indeed the ultimate picture quality. With Radeon set to 1366x768 resolution we are able to see Windows XP in a 1024x768

window and even scroll the full picture within it. It is thus so pity that

Panny does not support full native resolution through the DVI.


How much this translates to a visible difference between the DVI and

RGB in standard viewing conditions is another question. At normal

viewing distance there is only minor difference in the sharpness of

pictures generated in computer.


With video there is normally scaling applied and this will have major

impact diminishing the difference between RGB and DVI.


When watching standard digital TV material at native resolution, there is perceived slight difference in sharpness between the RGB and DVI.


Ultimately though native DVI must be demanded for such expensive

display.


We would like to test HDTV in the 1280x720 in native format with no

scaling via DVI but we do not have access to such material in Europe.
 
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