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Mr. Laz
04-29-2005, 11:38 AM
gotta be missing something for the price :hmmm:


http://store1.yimg.com/I/caraudiovideo_1841_15653664


Panasonic PT47WX53 47Inch HDTV
Compatibility 16:9 Wide Screen Rear Projection Monitor
Sale price: $1,319.88

Diagonal Screen Size (inches) 47
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
CRT Type 47" Diagonal
Lines of Resolution 850
HDTV Compatibility 1 480p/1080i
Digital Comb Filter Motion-Adaptive 3D-Y/C
Edge Correction Horizontal/Vertical Edge Correction
Digital Velocity Modulated Scan (Selectable)
Color Temperature Control
Progressive Cinema Scan (3/2 Pulldown)
Progressive Scan Doubler (Enhanced)
Wideband Video Amplifier
DAC Processing 10-bit 60MHz A/D Conversion
Color Matrix Adjustment
Digital Convergence 165 Points
Dynamic Convergence 9-point
First-Surface Glass Mirror
Lens System Digital HD 4-Element Hybrid, Tinted Red and Green
Artifical Intelligence Picture
Luminance YNR Video Noise Reduction
Fine Pitch Screen Yes (.52mm)
Screen Shield
Artificial Intelligence Sound
Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
BBE® High Definition Sound
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
Speakers 4
Audio Power Output 30W Total
Stereo/SAP with dbx NR
Surround Sound
A/V Input Jacks 3 Rear, 1 Front
S-Video Inputs 2 Rear, 1 Front
Component Video Inputs 2
Audio Output fixed/variable
A/V Program Out Jacks
UHF/VHF Inputs 2
Auto Power On
Auto Programmable Scan
Channel Banner
Channel Labeling (Presets only)
Channel Search 3 channels
Clock and Sleep Timer Y
Favorite Channel Scan
Game Guard Yes
Menu 3D Menu System
Menu Language English/Spanish/French
Number of Channels 181
Parental Guidance (Channel Lock and Game Guard)
Picture-in-Picture Capability 2-Tuner with Split Screen
Programmable On/Off Timer 2
Recall/Rapid Tune
Remote Control Lighted Disk Home Theater Remote Control
V-Chip Program Lockout
Video Input Labeling (with Presets)
Video Input Picture Memory
Video Input Skip
Energy Star Compliance
Channel Lock
8-bit P-I-P Image Processing
P-I-P Multi-Format Display
P-I-P - Scalable Size (1/16 to 1/4)
SAP/DVS Button on Remote
HDCP Interface DVI-HDCP
Screen - VVLL Brightness Uniformity
Dimensions (H x W x D) 48.7'' x 43.7'' x 24.6''
weight 174 lbs

badgirl
04-29-2005, 11:53 AM
whos got it for that price? :drool:

KChiefs1
04-29-2005, 11:54 AM
I need that at my house...where's it on sale at?

Skip Towne
04-29-2005, 12:00 PM
I don't know much about HDTV but I notice it says HD Compatability and not HD ready. Could it be that it has a standard tuner that can be swapped for an HD tuner? :shrug:

Mr. Laz
04-29-2005, 12:15 PM
I don't know much about HDTV but I notice it says HD Compatability and not HD ready. Could it be that it has a standard tuner that can be swapped for an HD tuner? :shrug:
man, i don't know


there's gotta be a catch, i just haven't found it yet

Saulbadguy
04-29-2005, 12:18 PM
I don't know much about HDTV but I notice it says HD Compatability and not HD ready. Could it be that it has a standard tuner that can be swapped for an HD tuner? :shrug:
It does not have an HD Tuner, you'd have to get it from the Cable or Satellite company.

I have the model of Panny that came before this model. Its a very nice TV..my only knock on it is it can't display 720P..but thats not an issue because Cox uses 1080i.

Therefore, there is no "catch". Thats not a bad price, not a great price.

Mr. Laz
04-29-2005, 12:19 PM
I need that at my house...where's it on sale at?
just google it ... they have them at several different places for similiar prices.

http://www.a1electronics.net/pt47wx53.html


this store works with circuit city and has it for 1,499

http://www.placesintown.com/malls/circuit_city/electronic_clearance/Panasonic_PT47WX53_Panasonic_47inch_Widescreen_HDTV_Monitor.htm

Saulbadguy
04-29-2005, 12:21 PM
If you end up buying this one, Google "Avia Home theater essentials"..and buy that DVD. Its worth it :) It has several calibration routines. You'll notice the difference in the picture quality.

Also..immediately turn down the contrast!

Mr. Laz
04-29-2005, 12:21 PM
It does not have an HD Tuner, you'd have to get it from the Cable or Satellite company.

I have the model of Panny that came before this model. Its a very nice TV..my only knock on it is it can't display 720P..but thats not an issue because Cox uses 1080i.

Therefore, there is no "catch". Thats not a bad price, not a great price.
so the only drawback is that you can't do antennae HDTV?


if you have cable with a HD cable box then your good?

Saulbadguy
04-29-2005, 12:28 PM
so the only drawback is that you can't do antannae HDTV?


if you have cable with a HD cable box then your good?
You can do Antenna HDTV, if you get a receiver for it. Those run about 100-200 bucks. As long as the stations you are doing broadcast in 1080i (most do).

Stick with Cable or satellite. The only drawback with satellite is if you want an integrated TIVO with your HD receiver, they cost like 1000 bucks.

Iron Chef
04-29-2005, 12:29 PM
I got this one for $1697.00


57" rear-projection TV: Turn the living room into your own personaal theater. Enjoy impressive big-screen images from a good-looking cabinet that's less than 24" deep.

HDTV monitor: Just hook up an HD receiver to experience the brilliant clarity of high-definition programming—TV shows, movies and sporting events will take on a whole new life.

Improved picture: Hitachi's new Super-Contrast II CRTs and High-Contrast 4-Element Lens System combine to produce sharp, accurate images across the entire screen.

Widescreen: The 16:9 aspect ratio screens your favorite films in their original cinematic format, while automatic 3:2 film processing ensures that movies look their best.

A/V versatility: HDMI and HD component inputs deliver the best possible picture from digital video components like DVD players and satellite receivers. Composite, S-video inputs and variable audio outputs make it easy to hook up video game consoles, home theater systems and more.

Enhanced audio: BBE® sound enhancement and SRS® surround sound produce crisp, realistic digital audio that puts the action right in your living room.

Edubs
04-29-2005, 12:37 PM
A few new technologies will be coming out very soon so prices are dropping. I was wanting the Samsung DLP and I have been watching it for 7 months or so. The TV has gone down in price almost $2,000.

This Panasonic TV is not a DLP or LCD TV that's why it's cheaper in price. I have seen alot of HDTV's around this price because it's just a standard projection TV without the other cool technologies.

This TV does have HDTV!!! You don't need to buy anything additional except your cables.

Here it is for $1,100 http://www.1-877camcorder.com/pt47wx53.html

Edubs
04-29-2005, 12:38 PM
You do need a HD cable box obviously.

Mr. Laz
04-29-2005, 12:39 PM
A few new technologies will be coming out very soon so prices are dropping. I was wanting the Samsung DLP and I have been watching it for 7 months or so. The TV has gone down in price almost $2,000.

This Panasonic TV is not a DLP or LCD TV that's why it's cheaper in price. I have seen alot of HDTV's around this price because it's just a standard projection TV without the other cool technologies.

This TV does have HDTV!!! You don't need to buy anything additional except your cables.

Here it is for $1,100 http://www.1-877camcorder.com/pt47wx53.html

yea.. i guess that's the price difference, depends on screen. CRT is the on the Cheaper end now.

Plasma
LCD
DLP/LCD
CRT


what are these new technologies that are coming out?

Edubs
04-29-2005, 12:43 PM
yea.. i guess that's the price difference, depends on screen. CRT is the on the Cheaper end now.

Plasma
LCD
DLP/LCD
CRT


what are these new technologies that are coming out?


I should not have spoke because I really can't remeber the names. I know someone who works at Best Buy and also Nebraska Furniture Mart. Supposidly this summer you will see resolutions of like 1080/1080....you will have to spend a $hit ton of money on cables to get this resolution though.

Saulbadguy
04-29-2005, 01:06 PM
you will have to spend a $hit ton of money on cables to get this resolution though.
That doesn't sound right. If you buy them right, cables don't cost alot. The most expensive cables i've seen are DVI.

Don't be suckered in to buying Monster brand cables and the likes...

Edubs
04-29-2005, 01:18 PM
That doesn't sound right. If you buy them right, cables don't cost alot. The most expensive cables i've seen are DVI.

Don't be suckered in to buying Monster brand cables and the likes...


I meant for the new crap coming out.....according to the dude at NFM.

I got a DVI cable through my cable provider for $10. Usually they cost over $100.

Saulbadguy
04-29-2005, 01:21 PM
I meant for the new crap coming out.....according to the dude at NFM.

I got a DVI cable through my cable provider for $10. Usually they cost over $100.
Cox gives out component video cables, and they are actually pretty sturdy. They are also LONG...they would cost around $100-150 at Worst Buy.

KCChiefsMan
04-29-2005, 01:31 PM
I've actually heard that Panasonic is not a good projection TV. I like my Toshiba:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Toshiba%2051H83%20Television:1991284072;_ylc=X3oDMTB0bjZzaWNuBF9TAzk2NjMyOTA3BHNlYwNmZWVkBHNsawNlb GVj

CanadianChief
04-29-2005, 01:35 PM
You can't go wrong with Hitachi when it comes to projection tv's. They have the best guns.