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  Reply # 562376 29-Dec-2011 09:46
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Another point of view on the hdmi ports. I've got 3 hdmi ports on my Plasma and I only use one of them as all items connect through my amp which has 4 inputs, I wouldn't think to use the tv's other hdmi ports unless I ran out on the amp.

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  Reply # 562396 29-Dec-2011 11:23
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old3eyes:
Dunnersfella:
billgates: ^ Seems like a waste to buy the blu-ray player because the TV they have purchased cannot even do 720P!


The BluRay players were thrown in as $791 / $795.
Pretty cheap for a Pana 50" plasma and player.


 

I looked at those but the TVs had only 1 or 2 HDMIs in and were 720P screens not 1080P..


Yup - HD only, but there's 3 x HDMI ports.
http://www.panasonic.co.nz/viera/plasma/th-p50x30z.html

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 562595 29-Dec-2011 18:21
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Dunnersfella:
old3eyes:
Dunnersfella:
billgates: ^ Seems like a waste to buy the blu-ray player because the TV they have purchased cannot even do 720P!


The BluRay players were thrown in as $791 / $795.
Pretty cheap for a Pana 50" plasma and player.


 

I looked at those but the TVs had only 1 or 2 HDMIs in and were 720P screens not 1080P..


Yup - HD only, but there's 3 x HDMI ports.
http://www.panasonic.co.nz/viera/plasma/th-p50x30z.html


Real strange that they are still producing new 720P Tvs these days espcially if you are going to use a Blu-ray player..




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  Reply # 562742 30-Dec-2011 00:24
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Poll: Another point of view on the hdmi ports. I've got 3 hdmi ports on my Plasma and I only use one of them as all items connect through my amp which has 4 inputs, I wouldn't think to use the tv's other hdmi ports unless I ran out on the amp.

Sadly my amp is too old to have HDMI ports, so I need lots on the TV.

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  Reply # 562792 30-Dec-2011 09:27
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keewee01: I know Harvey Normans will have the Panasonic DMP-BDT310GN for only $268 (normal retail $499)

Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with SKYPE

Features Overview

    FULL HD Blu-ray Player
    Twin HDMI
    Digital Tube Sound
    Built-in Wifi System
    Touch Free Sensor
    SKYPE with Answer Phone
    3D Compatible
    2D > 3D effect controller (Used in conjunction with a Panasonic 3D Viera TV)
    Ultra-Fast Loading
    SD Card Slot
    USB Slot
    DLNA with Chasing Playback
    Easy to Use – New Stylish Home Page
    Low Power Consumption
    Compact & Slim Design


Got mine today by asking :)


Just wondering which Harvey Norman you got this from - I have been looking for one but didn't think that Harvey Norman carried the 310. 

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  Reply # 562824 30-Dec-2011 11:16
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ant65:
keewee01: I know Harvey Normans will have the Panasonic DMP-BDT310GN for only $268 (normal retail $499)

Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with SKYPE

Features Overview

    FULL HD Blu-ray Player
    Twin HDMI
    Digital Tube Sound
    Built-in Wifi System
    Touch Free Sensor
    SKYPE with Answer Phone
    3D Compatible
    2D > 3D effect controller (Used in conjunction with a Panasonic 3D Viera TV)
    Ultra-Fast Loading
    SD Card Slot
    USB Slot
    DLNA with Chasing Playback
    Easy to Use – New Stylish Home Page
    Low Power Consumption
    Compact & Slim Design


Got mine today by asking :)


Just wondering which Harvey Norman you got this from - I have been looking for one but didn't think that Harvey Norman carried the 310. 


I got my 310 from Harvey Normans in Ashburton on Christmas Eve (at Boxing Day price). They had a big pile of them then.

I just need to work out why the WiFi connection to my 3COM access Point fails! Might have to RTFM! LOL

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  Reply # 562901 30-Dec-2011 14:43
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For those that missed the Xbox360 4GB @ $174, JBs have now got the Xbox360 250GB + Kinect for $348. Pretty good value.

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  Reply # 562933 30-Dec-2011 16:42
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Just went a little mad with jbhifis 20% off all CDs. Available online too. 

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  Reply # 562943 30-Dec-2011 17:15
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I went crazy and got an Asus 13" Ultrabook at 10% off from Dick Smith. I probably jumped too early into the ultrabook market as it is early days (like the tablets 18 months ago) and paid too much but I am loving the SSD performance.

Cheers, Matt




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  Reply # 563135 31-Dec-2011 08:28
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keewee01: I got my 310 from Harvey Normans in Ashburton on Christmas Eve (at Boxing Day price). They had a big pile of them then.

I just need to work out why the WiFi connection to my 3COM access Point fails! Might have to RTFM! LOL


Thanks for that - picked one up at a HN in AKL yesterday. There is a firmware upgrade available so it would pay to get your wifi working. I have 2 wifi access points and I noticed that it would connect to one (d-link) but not the other (linksys).

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  Reply # 563222 31-Dec-2011 13:21
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tigercorp: For those that missed the Xbox360 4GB @ $174, JBs have now got the Xbox360 250GB + Kinect for $348. Pretty good value.


So the Warehouse in central Dunedin just price matched this as they've got the same bundle advertised for $529.
- Xbox360 250GB
- Kinect + 2 x games (the standard Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games)
- 3 months  Xbox live

Woot! 

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  Reply # 563306 31-Dec-2011 17:28
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Oh yeah, to those who don't have Xbox Live Gold, it's on special 3 months for $12.99 on the Xbox home page(on your Xbox itself, not your PC)




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 563330 31-Dec-2011 19:05
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vinnieg: Oh yeah, to those who don't have Xbox Live Gold, it's on special 3 months for $12.99 on the Xbox home page(on your Xbox itself, not your PC)


Thats only the first 3 months though, so normal price would apply after that? What do you actually get for that in NZ? It doesn't appear that xboxs twitter app will work without it, which sort of sucks, as twitter is free to use anyway. Thetwitter app on the sony TV is free to use, so a bit checky of MS to put that behind the paywall, especially when we have purchased the xbox. Doesn't appear to be too many apps for NZers on the xbox apart from twitter and facebook.

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  Reply # 563331 31-Dec-2011 19:07
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ant65:
keewee01: I got my 310 from Harvey Normans in Ashburton on Christmas Eve (at Boxing Day price). They had a big pile of them then.

I just need to work out why the WiFi connection to my 3COM access Point fails! Might have to RTFM! LOL


Thanks for that - picked one up at a HN in AKL yesterday. There is a firmware upgrade available so it would pay to get your wifi working. I have 2 wifi access points and I noticed that it would connect to one (d-link) but not the other (linksys).


Did they better it? I was told they can only better it by $1 on electronic goods, even though all their advertising says they will better competitors prices by 10%

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  Reply # 563355 31-Dec-2011 20:23
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ant65:
keewee01: I got my 310 from Harvey Normans in Ashburton on Christmas Eve (at Boxing Day price). They had a big pile of them then.

I just need to work out why the WiFi connection to my 3COM access Point fails! Might have to RTFM! LOL


Thanks for that - picked one up at a HN in AKL yesterday. There is a firmware upgrade available so it would pay to get your wifi working. I have 2 wifi access points and I noticed that it would connect to one (d-link) but not the other (linksys).


Might need to dig out my really long cat5 cable and connect it... maybe the update will get my WiFi working...

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