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# 41957 26-Sep-2009 09:37
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Had a pixel go on the above tv and to cut a long story short I now have a credit to buy another tv.  Looking at spending up to $5000.

So I'm thinking of a Panasonic TH-P50V10Z.  Anyone know anything about these?  One problem is it will not fit where the Pioneer was.  I can cut the hole bigger but it will be a pain having to get the stopper in again and painting.

What are LCD's like these days?  Any 46" ones that people would recommend?

Any other tv's people would recommend?

Thanks in advance for any comments/recommendations.



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  # 258497 26-Sep-2009 09:42
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To be completely honest I think you'd be disappointed moving to an LCD after one of the Pioneer's.

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  # 258513 26-Sep-2009 10:59
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I agree... I believe that you will be most disappointed with a LCD after having had a Pioneer Plasma.


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  # 258524 26-Sep-2009 12:47
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I think you both are probably right, I was just hoping LCD's may have imporved. Ah well I guess it will have to be the 50" pany then. Better get it while the wife is still ok with the redecorating needed.

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  # 258526 26-Sep-2009 12:51
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I'd have to say that I just bought a 50" G10 Panasonic and so far so good, but to be honest a few of the newer LED LCD tvs are pretty stunning. Have you actually gone and had a look at them?
The blacks are hugely blacker than the 2 year old Samsung LCD I also own.

I'd at least give the LEDs a look if you have 5k to spend.

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  # 258529 26-Sep-2009 13:00
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Are there no pioneer plasmas left in the country
i thought there were some PDP508XG left
Am sure you could find a good deal on one
Had mine a year would dread trying to find a replacement
Good Luck

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  # 258544 26-Sep-2009 13:58
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Looks like Paul Money HiFi in Mt Eden (Auckland) have some - but they look to be $8k or thereabouts:


Actually a google shows these people have that model for $3350 + freight


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  # 258557 26-Sep-2009 15:22
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Would recommed Paul Money for one... email them for a price... very good to deal with.... if I was in your position I would be searching hi and low for another Pioneer while there are some still around... good luck... at this time wouldn't go near a LED or LCD...


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  # 258672 27-Sep-2009 10:01
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Went with the Panasonic yesterday. It was delivered a hour later and then I set it up. From the limited viewing last night I'm happy.

Thanks for the replies and comments.

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