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Also, wouldn't the TV have to be 120Hz here, or something? Cause of our stuff being 60Hz? Well I know a lot of 360 games will only run in 60Hz.

No idea what I'm talking about, really :D

:blink: P1sser......Our tv signal is 50Hz by the way. For 360 connection you'd need to be sure the relevant input accepts 60Hz. I know VGA does.....

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Also, wouldn't the TV have to be 120Hz here, or something? Cause of our stuff being 60Hz? Well I know a lot of 360 games will only run in 60Hz.

No idea what I'm talking about, really :blink:

All TVs sold in Australia are NTSC and PAL compatiable. ie: 60Hz and 50Hz. Most also support SECAM.

The honesty is great mate. Toshiba are releasing a 120Hz LCD range soon, but this is designed to reduce motion blur (an inherent problem of larger (32"+) LCD TVs).

However, Hz are much different on flat panel TVs, and not a relevent selling point. CRT TVs arguably benefit greatly from 100Hz, although there are probably only 2 freely available models; LG and Samsung 76cm Widescreen CRTs.

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"Its probably completely useless as it is nothing more than gossip (some of it), but anyway the thing that blew me away was the native contrast ratio which if true is a huge improvement for LCD (as far as I am aware), although it is only a spec and should not be taken too seriously I still thought it was worthwhile mentioning it.

The unit sounds fairly tech heavy overall, I don't know much about these things so I will leave it to the smarter people to fill us in.

Also I wonder if anyone knows when it will be released?

Cheers

Craig

EDIT: I looked for a spec sheet but could not find any sorry."

From the other thread I started (didn't know about this one).

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"Its probably completely useless as it is nothing more than gossip (some of it), but anyway the thing that blew me away was the native contrast ratio which if true is a huge improvement for LCD (as far as I am aware), although it is only a spec and should not be taken too seriously I still thought it was worthwhile mentioning it.

The CR comes with the IPS panel, but I thought it would have been dynamic.....either way, premium panel from a premium manufacturer= a winner.

Sounds like it has some strong upscaling happening as well.

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From what I have heard this LCD would cost about $2,500. With it only having 2 HDMI ports

I've seen overseas panasonic website (Asia, UK, US etc) and this LXD700 has been out long time there....so Aust panasonic is very slow in getting this out to market....or I suppose they give up the LCD market already and concentrate on the 50" plasma....

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I've seen overseas panasonic website (Asia, UK, US etc) and this LXD700 has been out long time there....so Aust panasonic is very slow in getting this out to market....or I suppose they give up the LCD market already and concentrate on the 50" plasma....

I don't think they would be giving up on the lcd market as I think they have invested a lot of money/tech into it, I think they leave thier lcd models for 32 inch and below and plasma for 42 inch and above. Will be interesting to see if thier lcd tech keeps improving whether or not (or when), they start to release bigger lcd's.

Australia is almost always behind in tech :D

*sorry for saying 'tech' so often, I know i sound like a tool :blink:

Cheers

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has anyone heard when these will be available in Aust? Clive Peeters has a "Coming soon" sign, but couldn't tell me a date?

I am waiting as well....waiting for both Pana LX700 and the Sony XBR4 or 5....

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has anyone heard when these will be available in Aust? Clive Peeters has a "Coming soon" sign, but couldn't tell me a date?

I was told by 2 retailers in Adelaide that they will be arriving in stores, mid July.

Expect to pay, for the 32LXD700A $2300: $1900 for the 32LXD70A: for the 26LXD70A $1670. At these intial prices I would be waiting a few months.

Looch

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let me tell you guys these will hit stores late next week or the week after and will be priced no higher than $2199 i would think ive seen the cost as i work in the industry and anymore would be making a huge profit which isnt likely in browngoods

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Just to add to the availability discussion, I recieved the following email from Panasonic last night:

Thank you for taking the time to contact Panasonic with your enquiry.

There are new models being released in June or July 2007.

The new model numbers will be TX-32LXD700A and TX-26LXD70A. Details and Price will be come available closed to the units being released. You are able to check the details once released through the following link.

http://panasonic.com.au/products/category.cfm?objectID=47

Thank you for taking the time to contact Panasonic with your enquiry.

Pretty vague huh?

However, I also made a few calls around Adelaide regarding the 700A and prices:

KBE $2063 (was $2279 four weeks ago!)

Truscotts $1990

Kosmos $1899

and all indicating the next 2 weeks for availability.

BTW, thanks to all for the info about these panels - most interesting.

Cheers

:rolleyes:

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well im going to buy one of these babies as soon as they land at my work then im buying a ps3 and hooking that up to it,they are going to be real good and it will be the perfect size for my room

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I am waiting to compare this TV to a 42 Inch Panasonic Plasma. I compared the Plasma to the new Samsung 32 Inch LCD and the Plasma one. I wonder how the new Panasonic LCD will shape up against it's big brother?

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I am waiting to compare this TV to a 42 Inch Panasonic Plasma. I compared the Plasma to the new Samsung 32 Inch LCD and the Plasma one. I wonder how the new Panasonic LCD will shape up against it's big brother?

Why would you compare a 32" and a 42"? Thats a big size difference. Compare the 37" Toshiba (same IPS panel) or 42" Toshiba to the 42" Panasonic.

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well im going to buy one of these babies as soon as they land at my work then im buying a ps3 and hooking that up to it,they are going to be real good and it will be the perfect size for my room

Flawless Combo.

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Why would you compare a 32" and a 42"? Thats a big size difference. Compare the 37" Toshiba (same IPS panel) or 42" Toshiba to the 42" Panasonic.

I was comparing relative price not size. If I can get something bigger for the same price I will compare that.

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yes well i think they will look great together not only for gaming but bluray also but i also like phillips lcd's because of ambilight and that feature that makes it look 3-d sort of like samsungs movie plus is it motion pro or something i went to my local harveys today (we cant get philips at my work) to check out a 32in but they didnt have any and does anyone know if phillips do a 32in with ambi surround which is left,right and top lighting???and does anyone have a 32in phillips here what are they like at home?

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yes well i think they will look great together not only for gaming but bluray also but i also like phillips lcd's because of ambilight and that feature that makes it look 3-d sort of like samsungs movie plus is it motion pro or something i went to my local harveys today (we cant get philips at my work) to check out a 32in but they didnt have any and does anyone know if phillips do a 32in with ambi surround which is left,right and top lighting???and does anyone have a 32in phillips here what are they like at home?

Yes Phillips make the 32" 32PF9631D and has the ambilight, after looking at various 32in lcds for a couple of months thought this model was the best of them, but PQ on all of them was still not as good as my Sony KVHR32M31 crt, so finished up getting a used KVHR32 with low hours as my 2nd set for the bedroom and am a very happy camper indeed, for 32in size there is nothing new available at the moment that can equal the Sony's KVHR32 for picture quality.

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Does anyone have information about the 1920X1080 resolution Samsung 26" LCDs that were alluded in this review:

http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/Panas...tx26lxd70_2.htm ?

I've doen some googling and searched the news section of hdtvorg.co.uk site and havn't managed to find any information.

Anyway, I'm quite excited waiting for this Panasonic LCD to come out - i think its the one i've been waiting for.

I saw it in a recent radio-rentals catalogue (SA company) and it had the 32" and 26" models listed for pre-order. Prices were 2099 for 32" and 1799 for the 26".

What i find confusing is that both LCDs have the same specs in the catologue - both feature the IPS-alpha panel and 8500:1 contrast ratio. This and the fact that the 26" is not much cheaper than the 32" indicate to me that the 26" is in fact the 26" version of the 32lxd700a rather than the 26lxd70a.

However, after reading through previous posts, i've seen not indication that a 26lxd700a model will be released.

According to the review of the 26lxd70a here: http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/Panas...tx26lxd70_2.htm , there is a 26lxd700 on the way to UK.

I would find the 26lxd700 more suitable for my purposes than the 32", but if the 32lxd700a ends up being the only panels released with IPS-alpha panel and virtual-surroudn speakers, i'd settle for the 32".

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I saw the 70a for sale at harvey normans today. Was wandering what the main differences between the 70a and the 700a apart from the cosmetic differences? I couldn't find any info on the panasonic site :(

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I saw the 70a for sale at harvey normans today. Was wandering what the main differences between the 70a and the 700a apart from the cosmetic differences? I couldn't find any info on the panasonic site :(

I think the 700a just has better speakers and a "nicer" bezel. Pretty sure that's it.

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I think the 700a just has better speakers and a "nicer" bezel. Pretty sure that's it.

And it has more PIP functions, srs trusurround sound system, nicer looking remote control which is more universal and HDMI Viera link.

The 70A looks a bit ugly imo.

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And it has more PIP functions, srs trusurround sound system, nicer looking remote control which is more universal and HDMI Viera link.

The 70A looks a bit ugly imo.

I'm pretty sure Viera link is now standard across the Panasonic range

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I think the 700a just has better speakers and a "nicer" bezel. Pretty sure that's it.

it actually has a more advanced engine featuring 'motion picture pro', 'intelligent scene controller', '3D colour management', and 'sub pixel control' as well as a different speakers system, SRS TruSurround XT, digital audio amplification, an SDHC memory card slot, a 20 degres swivel and a capability for 1080P. All this for a measly $300 difference in rrp ($2199 compared to $1899) and a rep i know that has seen a preview says they are not in the same leaguefor either video or audio performance. Im pretty sure thats a bit more than better speakers and a nicer bezel!!!

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saw the 70a on display today and wasn't overly impressed...........was next to a samsung LA32R81BD and the samsung was definately a nicer picture and is definately a nicer looking panel. the 700a would want to be a fair step-up but apparently it is so i will wait and see.

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Managed to see the entire new Pana range and Clive Peeters at Auburn today. I've heard great things about the 700a but was a little dissappointed with what I saw. Hopefully once it's been calibrated correctly it will be great but just near it was the Toshiba W66 Regza and that looked a vastly better picture on 7 Digital. The Pana didn't seem quite as sharp in picture quality. I'm putting it down to bad calibration but must admit from what I'd heard I expected to be blown away and I wasn't.

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Managed to see the entire new Pana range and Clive Peeters at Auburn today. I've heard great things about the 700a but was a little dissappointed with what I saw. Hopefully once it's been calibrated correctly it will be great but just near it was the Toshiba W66 Regza and that looked a vastly better picture on 7 Digital. The Pana didn't seem quite as sharp in picture quality. I'm putting it down to bad calibration but must admit from what I'd heard I expected to be blown away and I wasn't.

Saw it running blu-ray alongside the samy r81 and they looked fairly even imo.

$2399 is a bit steep for a 32", cash price was $1900, so i'd rather the sammy at $1700

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Hi,

Bought the 700A yesterday from Penrith Myer - $1890. Myer has really stepped up their game since Coles Myer got removed from the picture.

Looks great, very impressed with the speakers. Got new furniture and had no place to put my old surround speakers, so these speakers should do a great job of filling the void (best alternative anyway).

As for the picture - in store the 700A was alot brighter than other panels I saw. Haven't calibrated the TV yet (still setting stuff up), but very happy with the display regardless.

All in all, very happy with the 700A.

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