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Panasonic TH50PX60

by ep523 / December 6, 2006 10:51 PM PST

I am very close to purchasing the panasonic 50" plasma TV above. However, I am little confused over whether or not it is 1080p, since on CNET's review it does not say that it is and neither do any of the sales people I have talked to. Both the Panasonic and the Best Buy sites say that it has 1080p digital processing, however the display capabilities are 720p/1080i. Are they playing with words? What does this mean?

Any help is appreciated.

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The native rosultion is1366 x 768 this called a 720p set.
by jcrobso / December 7, 2006 2:07 AM PST
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Panasonic site
by HTHMAN / December 7, 2006 10:08 AM PST
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If you go to the Panasonic.com site, the resolutions are listed in the specs for all their TVs. If you want a 1080p plasma, and have 10 grand to spend, they have the TH65px600U with a 1920x1080 resolution. The 42 and 50 inchers are listed as XXXX x 768, so they are all 720p sets. There are 1080p plasmas and LCDs available at a premium price.

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Thanks for the links and the info
by ep523 / December 8, 2006 12:00 AM PST
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It looks to me that everyone is trying to cash in on some new 1080p hype for Xmas. The link really helped me understand the difference between native resolution on the TV and the format that it is being broadcast/played.

I don't think that I will spend the extra thousands for the 1920x1080.

As well I don't really think that there is a difference between the 600 and 60 in the 50 inch range... looks like a couple of extra inputs, slightly better picture but I don't see the value.

Again thanks and Merry Xmas.

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Panasonic 50" 1080P Plasma Is Here Now....
by RoadRunner6 / December 8, 2006 4:33 AM PST
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...in the commercial model TH-50PF9UK. It is being released in December 2006 but is high priced initially.

The prices on this new 1080P will come down after the first of the year when all the 768P units (model TH-50PH9UK) are sold out.

The 1080P in the consumer models will hit the market very soon. All the consumer 768P models are being sold out now at low prices, such as the TH-50PX6U, 60U and 600U.

RR6

http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ModelDetail?displayTab=O&storeId=11201&catalogId=13051&itemId=102542&catGroupId=14624&surfModel=TH-50PF9UK

http://www.visualapex.com/plasma/Plasma_details.asp?chPartNumber=TH-50PF9UK&MFR=Panasonic

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RR6
by HTHMAN / December 8, 2006 8:32 AM PST

I knew you would throw cold water on my new purchase, but it was at the right price for me. I am not even sure I have a pair of 720p eyes. Once you get a few feet back, it is hard to tell a good ED set from an HD set. The biggest visual improvement in TVs was going from SD to ED. Unless we want to sit 3 feet from the screen, we probably will not see the difference with a 1080p. I just can not justify the extra cost at this point in time for 1080p. All three of those sets are great sets at great prices and only differ in features.

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I didn't Say Anything About Waiting For The 1080p
by RoadRunner6 / December 8, 2006 1:45 PM PST
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We are seriously considering the Panny TH-50PH9UK now. Just wanted to point out that there were 1080p 50" plasmas on the market now for the numbers chasers.

Our 480p JVC plamsa in the living room now looks great even though someone decided to designate it as not being HD.

Top quality brand, contrast, color and black level are much more improtant than native resolution.

RR6

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