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Pioneer 50-inch $6,499 - Pdp507xda, 42-inch $4,999

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a bit OT but I've lost SD and HD Ten and all SBS digital on my 2 week old 507 and showing just 10% signal strength even though the $99 SD Set Top Box in the bedroom can pull 75% signal strength from the same aerial. Have tried rescanning a number of times and still no luck. Called Pioneer, explained the situation and they are coming out tomorrow to fix it. I suspect splitter/filter problem, anyone else have similar problem? or ideas on what might be causing this?

All cabling is relatively new (approx 3 years)

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NAPF Electonics have a full page ad in this morning's telegraph (sydney newspaper)

"We'll beat any competitor's price"

"Panasonic 50"HD Tuner, HDMI, Made in Japan $4,067"

They are a 'shopfront'

http://www.napf.com.au/

Geez, they're getting 'affordable'

NAPF show up in the Pioneer Australia dealer locater, so they are not a "grey import" eBay store

Don't forget when looking at eBay ratings that you can't submit feedback after 3 months, i.e. it does not include pi55ed off people who later tried to use the claimed warranty, so a store that offers "free beer for life 4 months after purchase" will have a good rating even if they never deliver the beer).

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by the way - picked up my 507 on sunday from jb hifi chadstone. a guy by the name of bob did it for $4900 without any arguments... the price is coming down :blink:

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by the way - picked up my 507 on sunday from jb hifi chadstone. a guy by the name of bob did it for $4900 without any arguments... the price is coming down :blink:

Sounds like a good deal :D

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the price is coming down :blink:

prices will continue to drop - everything is coming down (except ISP plans and petrol!)

Panasonic seem to be pushing the prices down - the rest will follow including Pioneer

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I suspect splitter/filter problem, anyone else have similar problem? or ideas on what might be causing this?

All cabling is relatively new (approx 3 years)

I have two outlets in my lounge room. One is crystal clear and the either is sh*te. Found this out when I was repainting recently in preparation for the new plasma. Had moved the old CRT to the 2nd outlet and PQ was shocking . Both outlets coming from the same aerial - wiring about 4 years old. I put it down to the splitter.

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I have two outlets in my lounge room. One is crystal clear and the either is sh*te. Found this out when I was repainting recently in preparation for the new plasma. Had moved the old CRT to the 2nd outlet and PQ was shocking . Both outlets coming from the same aerial - wiring about 4 years old. I put it down to the splitter.

thanks diesel, I removed the splitter and got much stronger signal on digital but still no Ten or SBS after a rescan. Pioneer Tech coming out today so will post up what the problem was later

EDIT: problem solved, was a faulty splitter. Replaced and now have strong signal strength and ALL digital channels back.

Edited by Lebowski

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have had the 507 for about 2 weeks now and I love it. Watched Letterman tonight and the PQ was simply mind blowing, so much detail I enjoyed the show even though I'm not a big Letterman fan. Watching the tennis now and PQ is pretty good in SD. Pioneer FTW

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have had the 507 for about 2 weeks now and I love it. Watched Letterman tonight and the PQ was simply mind blowing, so much detail I enjoyed the show even though I'm not a big Letterman fan. Watching the tennis now and PQ is pretty good in SD. Pioneer FTW

Is it a disadvantage that the 507 is not 1080p true HD.

For example:

1. When viewing HD tv programs.

2. Using a Blu-ray DVD player with Blu-ray DVD's.

3. Is 1080p only relevant for computer games.

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It will accept 1080p @ 24 Hz but rescale to the panels specs. General consensus seems to be that if you're sitting close enough to the screen you MAY notice the difference between 1080i and 1080p otherwise it's RRP is $4500 less than the 50" 1080p equivalent!

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Thanks.

I was concerned when I saw a Sony X LCD 1080p showing a HD demo disc program, the picture was crystal clear. But very ordinary on normal tv programs.

Has anyone tried Blu-ray on their 507 (what is the picture like), JB only seems to run Blu-ray on the Samsung LCD.

How do we know if the supposed HD tv programs are really HD or just SD converted to HD.

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First time posting. Have been looking at getting a Plasma for a while. 42" is all I need. Think the Pioneer clearly has the best picture, although I know when you get it home it will look different.

The best price I have is from JB in Brighton (Melb) for $3750. How does that compare?

First time posting. Have been looking at getting a Plasma for a while. 42" is all I need. Think the Pioneer clearly has the best picture, although I know when you get it home it will look different.

The best price I have is from JB in Brighton (Melb) for $3750. How does that compare?

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Anything but Monster.

I suggest you search around the countless threads on DVD and HD-DVD (also Blu-Ray) players.

Read the pinned FAQs especially the one on DVD-R's and PVR's.

By the weekend you'll be full bottle on the options.

Start with the pinned ones in my signature.

Thats a big call.....'anything but monster'.

Whilst I agree that Monster are overpriced, and sometimes greatly so, I would not call them bad cables.

If you could get Monster for the right price, I don't think you would be disappointed in picture/build/sound quality.

Goodluck, nice screens the Pioneers.....

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Is it a disadvantage that the 507 is not 1080p true HD.

For example:

1. When viewing HD tv programs.

2. Using a Blu-ray DVD player with Blu-ray DVD's.

3. Is 1080p only relevant for computer games.

like others have said, at the right viewing distance I don't think there's much in it.

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No feedback from anyone about the price, but I have got three stores down to $3600 for the 42" Pioneer. I am ordering it tomorrow.

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You should be able to do better. JB Hifi @ Hornsby (Sydney) has them ticketed @$3690 and the 50" @ ~$4980. This means they can/will go lower!

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Thanks for your posting. do you know if it current model PDP427XDA

Hi Yes, the current model is PDP427XDA....42 means the screen size(which is 42inch)7means 7th generation.. PDP507 is the current one in 50inch...

Thanks.

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No mention if Pioneer Oz will bring it out?

I think I saw somewhere they sell the equivalent 60" commercial panel out here. Would be a good filler between the 507 and the 5000EX I would have thought.

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my goodness the unexpected movie on channel 9, 15 minutes looked bloody fantastic on my 507....oooooweeeee pity it was on Tue night rather than the w'kend.

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And there's now a PDP607 available in the UK...

Hi tehre!

Yes, i look at the website, but the res is only 1365 x 768, it is not true HD.

I think pioneer is loosing money and may be sellng their panel production to someone and use panel from others to make less cost for plasma..

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Nothing on prices for the Pioneer in some time. Wondering what prices people are getting for the 50" 507 at the moment.

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