Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi Everyone,

I'm new here, and new to the world of plasma tv.

I bought a JVC PD-Z42DV4 for $3600 last week, a saving of $1900 I feel like a got an excellent deal on a great tv, from what I have been able to read this panel was good value at the original price.

Was just wondering if it really is as good a deal as I think?

And was also wondering what other excellent deals people out there have found?

Cheers

Callum

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 141
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic



Great idea having a thread devoted only to the latest Plasma prices. Here's a couple:

Teac 106cm Plasma PLMSDM1060 - $2,999 at David Jones (hinted he would give up to 10% off, so gettable for ~$2,700)

JVC 106cm Plasma GM-V42SJ - $2,998 at Dick Smith

http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefro...duct/View/G4246

(or go to www.dse.com.au and search for G4246 if link doesn't work for you)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Great idea having a thread devoted only to the latest Plasma prices.  Here's a couple:

Teac 106cm Plasma PLMSDM1060 - $2,999 at David Jones (hinted he would give up to 10% off, so gettable for ~$2,700)

JVC 106cm Plasma GM-V42SJ - $2,998 at Dick Smith

http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefro...duct/View/G4246

(or go to www.dse.com.au and search for G4246 if link doesn't work for you)

Wonder if that JVC is an old model, I dont think its on their website anymore...

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest ferni

The JVC from DSE website doesn't look like it comes with a stand or wall mounts, did you get a stand or wall mounts with your JVC cal-syd?

Link to post
Share on other sites
The JVC from DSE website doesn't look like it comes with a stand or wall mounts, did you get a stand or wall mounts with your JVC cal-syd?

yeh it came with a stand which is normal I think - the sales guy didnt say he had thrown it in for free or anything. The JVC I got also comes with a built in tuner and speakers. heres a link to it... JVC the stand in the pic is what it comes with, the screen is very stable and the stand isn't obtrusive to me.

When I was looking the only thing that put me off this panel was the silver part below the screen where the speakers / tuner and more inputs is... but now its home and not next to the other panels it looks good.

Link to post
Share on other sites


"Manager special" sale @ Harvey Norman, Bondi Westfield. 42" Panasonic Viera for only $4999, JVC 42" current model for only $3xxx can't remember the exact figure.

And all plasmas and LCDs are 10% off marked price @ Myers.

cheers,

Link to post
Share on other sites
Great idea having a thread devoted only to the latest Plasma prices.  Here's a couple:

Teac 106cm Plasma PLMSDM1060 - $2,999 at David Jones (hinted he would give up to 10% off, so gettable for ~$2,700)

JVC 106cm Plasma GM-V42SJ - $2,998 at Dick Smith

http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.storefro...duct/View/G4246

(or go to www.dse.com.au and search for G4246 if link doesn't work for you)

Wonder if that JVC is an old model, I dont think its on their website anymore...

The GM-V42J was a display only. No tuner, speakers or stand.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Guys, just spotted the Teac 106cm Plasma PLMSDM1060 in Harvey Norman today for a ripping $2,698. I'm just about to head over to the good guys to see if they stock it...coz they guarantee to beat the price.

BlueBoy.

Link to post
Share on other sites


42" Samsung High Definition Plasma PS42P4H inc JBL speakers and stand from Harvey Norman for $4490 plus a free Panasonic High Definition set top box (Model TUHDT104A, Retail $600)

All Samsung Plasma's have a standard 2yr warranty

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I saw the LG 106cm SD panel in JB last weekend, on special for $2998. I kinda half-saw an ad from Megamart on TV last night also that suggested they were selling the same LG for $2,999, i think the offer ends today or this weekend?

The LG is too big for my entertainment unit, I need something that measures less than 1,100w x 750h (inc stand). The LG has fixed side speakers, so is too wide at 1,230 odd.

I have my own home entertainment audio setup, so don't need the speakers. It seems most 106cm panels are roughly 1040 x 660 (no stand), so should be ok. Just waiting for the next "mega special" on anything but the LG and Teac, then i'll jump in. Probably the Samsung i think, or maybe even the HD optima i've mentioned in other forums, if it's any good.

Link to post
Share on other sites


Guest dvb_3015

Got the LG 42" RT-42PX11 at Hi-Fi Supermarket in Maribyrnong last weekend for $2,900 with free delivery and the LG MP3 player by redemption. Good Guys wanted $2,945 for the display model off the floor plus delivery but included a 5 year warranty.

Happy with the picture now after a week fiddling with the controls.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

I finally jumped into the Plasma market on the weekend....spotted on the Dick Smith website that they'd dropped the Samsung SD 42" model (PS42D4SXB or PS42D4SKX depending on where you look) to a mere $2,998, including a Samsung SD set top box and side speakers.

I even got them them to include a 5 year warranty in that price (offered me another $150 off with just the factory 1 year warranty).

Now that's a deal. Looks great in my living room too....

Link to post
Share on other sites
Someone has to say it,  sorry guys but you are buying end of the line technology,  thats why prices are tumbling

..which 6+ months ago were considered top line technology.

So what? They still do the same as they did 6 months ago. Some people simply don't need all the bells and whistles that are offered today.

If you *have* to have the latest technology then all the best to you. If thats what you need to think to warrant your purchase or to enable you to sleep best at night then great.

But please don't insinuate that those posting in this thread don't realise that they aren't buying the latest releases - its the exact reason most of them *are* posting in this thread!

Link to post
Share on other sites

That may be the case but there are some good deals going around at the moment for some not so old technology as well. For example, the cousin, brother, son, grandson of the previously mentioned Samsung is the SAMSUNG 106cm PS42P4H which is currently on sale at DSE for $3,998 which is about $1,000 off where it was last week.

You can look at reviews of this around here somewhere but it looks like a pretty good deal to me.

DSE Link that probably doesn't work (you will have to go to the site and search for G4270).

Cheers.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Someone has to say it,  sorry guys but you are buying end of the line technology,  thats why prices are tumbling

..which 6+ months ago were considered top line technology.

So what? They still do the same as they did 6 months ago. Some people simply don't need all the bells and whistles that are offered today.

If you *have* to have the latest technology then all the best to you. If thats what you need to think to warrant your purchase or to enable you to sleep best at night then great.

But please don't insinuate that those posting in this thread don't realise that they aren't buying the latest releases - its the exact reason most of them *are* posting in this thread!

Whoa! there, I didn't insinuate a damn thing. I just stated a fact. The thread of this disccussion is that Plasma prices are coming down and I stated why. Get it right.

Link to post
Share on other sites

1) $3998 is significantly more than $2250

2) HD is not a certainty in our DTV future.

3) LCD is going to replace plasma because of a number of issues including price. However, plasma currently gets you a bigger brighter picture with blacks and no motion trails, and currently costs less (for a given size) than lcd.

4) At present you could argue that a hd plasma faces more competition from lcd than the sd plasmas

It may disappear from the market in the next 5 years, but if you're buying now, I can see how you would at least look at sd plasma.

Edited by vidiot
Link to post
Share on other sites

A company for a price match from another company..

the reply that was received back was that it was below cost, and that i should take that offer...

another email 1 hour later saying that the offer would be matched if it was paid by the end of business that day, which it was...

12 days later it arrived to my door..

i guess the internet and email allows you to not have to deal with pushy salesmen, just hit reply and go for it...

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sopny HD PFM42X1 for  $3990

NEC SD PX-42VM5W BLACK  $3550

Panasonic SDTH-42PWD7WK 42" $3479

Please dont post anything but qoutes or prices paid on this as this is a great way for people to know what they should be paying!

Todays Green guide has SONY HD 42in $2999 5 only excluding extras

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sopny HD PFM42X1 for  $3990

NEC SD PX-42VM5W BLACK  $3550

Panasonic SDTH-42PWD7WK 42" $3479

Please dont post anything but qoutes or prices paid on this as this is a great way for people to know what they should be paying!

Todays Green guide has SONY HD 42in $2999 5 only excluding extras

which greenguide cant see it in melbournes :blink:

Todays Age Green Guide page 9

Link to post
Share on other sites

:blink:

1) $3998 is significantly more than $2250

2) HD is not a certainty in our DTV future.

3) LCD is going to replace plasma because of a number of issues including price. However, plasma currently gets you a bigger brighter picture with blacks and no motion trails, and currently costs less (for a given size) than lcd.

4) At present you could argue that a hd plasma faces more competition from lcd than the sd plasmas

It may disappear from the market in the next 5 years, but if you're buying now, I can see how you would at least look at sd plasma.

May I add that Plasma's devour roughly eighty percent more power than than a similar LCD panel, given that there would have to be a few million of them out there that represents another chunk of energy resource that mother earth doesn't need to have. I am no greenie but I really do detest technology that is wasteful of our planets resources. :P

Link to post
Share on other sites
Someone has to say it,  sorry guys but you are buying end of the line technology,  thats why prices are tumbling

What guarantees the newer models are better technology? If they follow DVD players they will get to a point in price where they can no longer offer the quality and features for the market price!

Jim

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.




×
×
  • Create New...