Perhaps try Panasonic Japan's web site. The product has been out there for awhile already.
Another crazy idea is to take the commercial 42" and compare that to the Viera 42" and then take the dimensions of the commercial 37" and use the same multiplier you generate from dividing Viera 42"/commercial 42". Of course, that'd be an approximation.
PS -- Just check Panasonic Japan, here are the dimension in cm.
40.9 x 27.5 x 3.9 in inches, for the metrically challenged.
It's the 37PX20 on the Japanese site, which I believe will give you the correct dimensions for what we will see here.
I'm surprised that manufacturers (at least Sony and this Panasonic) aren't making more of an effort to keep the 37" sets narrow. Pushing the width up to that of some 42" plasmas doesn't make much sense. I would think that they would want to keep the width similar to existing 36" 4:3 or 34" 16:9 sets to fit into entertainment centers. It seems to me that Sharp has the right idea by either making the speakers detachable or placing them below the glass.
Then again, I'm definitely biased because my entertainment center can only hold a 39 1/2" wide set.
drewba - I think all those numbers given were for the 42" set. The 37 pix I have seen (37" Viera) have no speakers and a narrow frame. My guess is that the 37" has about a 36" width give or take a smidge. I suffer the same space problem you do.
A commercial 37" model would be interesting and hopefully forthcoming.
Actually, there aren't a lot of options in between 32" LCDs and 42" plasmas right now. I suspect its just the overlap between technologies since there are a slew of larger plasmas and smaller LCDs. I would imagine this will correct itself in the next couple of years.
I'm not really in the market yet, the prices are too high to justify replacing an otherwise good HD set and my wife still watches a lot of SD. I just like keeping an eye on a segment that I know I will be entering.
Regarding LCDs, in the next few months there should be competition between Philips, LG/Zenith, Sharp and AUO at 37"; Samsung, Motorola, Sceptre, NEC, Mitsubishi and NEC/Mitsubishi at 40", with Motorola being the latest predicting July availability.
Where did you come across the interesting information about coming availability of 37 and 40 " LCDs? Any sense of whether the NEC or Mitsubishi or NEC/Mitsubishi (are these all different?) will have DVI?HDCP or HDMI interfaces?
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