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I have read in these forums that this tv is quite a good telly, i have also seen it in the english magazine "Home Cinema Choice" with the model no TX-32PD30, can anyone please tell me if this is the same tv and if they have purchased this tv are they happy with it.

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Ray

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Thanks but i already have done that and i could not find the answer to my question.

So that is why i posted with that specific question because i wanted a specific answer.

I hope i dont sound like a smart ass.

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Ray

I can't remember exactly when the 200a hit the streets here, but most googled references to the TX-32PD30 seem to date from around July last year. This might be your best clue - in the absence of any specific info from someone who actually knows?

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Thanks for the good idea i sent panasonic Australia a email asking them if it was the same television but there response was that they were in no way affiliated with panasonic UK so they could not help you would think the right person would know something at panasonic.

They seem to have the same specs just different inputs the uk tv has got scart instead of av i think that is the only difference that i can see.

Anyway thanks for the idea.

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Ray

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Interestingly, the UK reviews of the 32pd30 (user reviews) seem to have a worringly high percentage of people who have gone through several TV's after a "pop" sound and TV failure. This doesnt seem to be a feature of peoples R/V's in Australia of the 200a. I hope that there is a significant enough difference to avoid this flaw - whatever it is. Otherwise, the TV's seem the same, but it would be a bit hard to tell the difference between the various models (60A 100A 200A) without detailed specs (esp. resolution which is impossible to find)

I was thinking about buying the 200a (76 then 86cm) panasonic until the new NEC plasma caught my eye, and have been an avid reader of reviews in quite a few Australian forums for many months, as well as spending a fair amount of time looking at them.

Generally - people either like this OR the sony fine pitch tv, but cost favours the panasonic. Some (like me) prefer the 'look' of the panasonic over the Sony - but it is notoriously difficult to find both side by side and set up properly displaying a comparitive good HDTV signal (eg Channel 9 HD loop).

Other 'themes' are geometry problems with the panasonic (although this seems to be both user correctible (? without voiding warranty) or a warranty issue fixed by Panasonic). Reliability doesn't seem to be an major issue, and an extended warranty is available.

The panasonic is lighter (in both 76 +86 cm) and significantly more compact than the Sony, and is usually cheaper (although recently this gap has closed significantly). The 76cm sells for around $2000 and the 86cm for about $2900-$3000.

There are similar TV's (Palsonic, Rank Arena, Toshiba) but I was really only looking at the Sony and Panasonics.

J.

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Thanks for the reply, i was also looking at the sony KVHR32M31 but i dont really like the look of the set with all the black im sure it has a great picture but it just doesnt look right to me. Just curious could you tell me where you have seen the panasonic 86 cm 200a for around $3000 would love to know.

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Quote "Thanks for the reply, i was also looking at the sony KVHR32M31 but i dont really like the look of the set with all the black im sure it has a great picture but it just doesnt look right to me"

My thoughts exactly.

The best price I have seen is about $3200 - however this post suggests Dick Smith Powerhouse as a place to get it for $3000.

Here is my summary of 200a costs - I am not looking any more because of the possibility of getting the NEC 50" XR4w plasma and mount for under $8000. Just working on the wife, and hoping the Samsung 68cm 4:3 CRT would hurry up and die completely - it has an intermittent fault!

There are several threads about prices and quite a few people have suggested they got one for $2900+. I have never bargained with a view to actually purchasing - so I am not sure if the stores I have looked at would go lower. The possibility of a sale must be worth a few dollars

J.

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Thanks for all of your help scalpel would you believe that i went into my local Harvey Norman today to get some prices they had the panasonic 86cm 200a for $4999 i read on a previous post of yours that harvey norman at parra i think it was had it for the same price and when you showed them the rec retail price they did not want to do buisness with you anymore i wonder what they would say if if i told them the rec retail price.

Might just do it for a laugh.

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Thanks for all of your help scalpel would you believe that i went into my local Harvey Norman today to get some prices they had the panasonic 86cm 200a for $4999 i read on a previous post of yours that harvey norman at parra i think it was had it for the same price and when you showed them the rec retail price they did not want to do buisness with you anymore i wonder what they would say if if i told them the rec retail price.

Might just do it for a laugh.

The irony of it all is that I actually went into Hardley Normal to buy a glass TV stand/shelf and that is what I was looking at when the sales drone approached. I needed to get one that would support 90kg (just in case I ever decided that I liked the 86 HD CRT Sony picture :P ) - he kept on telling me that I should be buying a Plasma, and I got the s****s - you would think that a sales rep would just sell the customer what they want to buy. In the end, they became so unfriendly that I went and spent my money at Len Wallis on a great glass shelf system. HN's loss.

Even more ironic that I now want a plasma :blink:

J.

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