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Anyone know the overall dimensions of this unit (due out later in spring i think)?
 

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I've scanned all the press releases I could find and no mention of dimensions.
 

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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.


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PS -- Just check Panasonic Japan, here are the dimension in cm.


104.0×69.7×9.9


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.
 

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Well, since my post got in first, I say blow off that 0.1" :)
 

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Well, since my post got in first, I say blow off that 0.1" :)
Too bad I was wrong :(


- :D.1"




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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. :D
 

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Well, drewba, then the .1" battle between me and my friend above won't matter much for ya'.


The commercial 37" is much narrower. Perhaps there'll be a version of the 37" HD panel in that product line?!?


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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.
 

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"All those numbers" were given for the 37" set.


Do you think I fought my way through a Japanese web site and posted numbers without making sure I was on the right page? (I can't read Japanese, but I can read model numbers in English characters).


Also, I've seen the Viera 37" and it looks >>exactly
 

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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.
 

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rogo - thanks for clarifying and your hard work. The 37" sounds like how the Americans used to build cars....big on outside, small on the inside...ugh!!! My space needs just the opposite.
 

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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.
 

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Mario:

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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"Where did I come across the info ?"

- All the normal sources, this site, CES press releases, etc.


Here is a great place to start (link from plasma/LCD sticky):

http://www.ce.org/publications/books...t_winter04.pdf


Here is a slice of the info:

37" Diagonal LCD Units

Brand Model Avail. MSRP Rez. DVI-

Philips 37PF9996 2Q '04 $7,999 HDMI

Zenith DU-37LZ30 2004 ? ? ?

LG.Ph LC370W01 1Q '04 ? 1366 x 768 ?

Sharp LC-37GD4U 3Q '04 ? 1366 x 768 ?

Sharp LC-37HV4U Feb '03 $7,500 1366 x 768 HDCP

Sharp LC-37HV6U Oct '03 $6,500 1366 x 768 HDCP

Sharp LC-M3700 Now $7,995 1366 x 768 -D ?


40" Diagonal LCD Units

Sam Sync. 403T Now ? 1280 x 768 -D

Sam. LTM405W Disc $9,999 1280 x 768 -I

Sam. Sync. 400T Disc ? 1280 x 768 -I

Motorola GL-T40 Jul '04 $6,999 1366 x 768 HDCP

Sam LTN406W Jul '03 $8,000 1280 x 768 HDCP

Sceptre X40SV-Naga11 Now ? 1280 x 768 ?

Mits MLM400 Now $6,595 1280 x 768 -D

NEC/Mits LCD4000-BK Apr '03 $5,999 1280 x 768 -D


That's my rough info (no guarantees), I am sure others know more.
 

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Mario -- My guess is you won't see all those models on schedule.


But some no-name brand will pop into the market with an offering soon enough to make up for one of the "missing" ones.


Mark
 
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