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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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Any chance for some better picture discriptions?

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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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nic e herqs looks like a great deal as well yes you are right they seems to be a lot more competitive since the shackles were lifted... Enjoy

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I just phoned them, Penrith, then and they didnt know what the hell I was talking about :wacko:

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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.

Please post your impressions as soon as possible hergs. Did you consider any other TV's when making your purchase? What convinced you to go with the 700?

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Hi again,

SCAT01 - lol, can't believe they couldn't give you any info on the 700A. Was standing right in front of it today in Penrith Myer while buying a DVD player!

Skin - I'm absolutely no expert at all when it comes to TV's, especially as this is my first LCD. However, main reasons I bought this TV were:

1. Needed to get 32" (size restrictions with furniture) - all reviews I've read on the 700 say this TV is the best you can get in 32"

2. 100hz

3. Looks great!

4. Sound - once again to do with my furniture restrictions (I know...get some new furniture)

5. Also decided to buy this from Myer due to their no questions asked refund policy

So this particular purchase was dictated by alot of individual circumstances associated with my living room!

Will post my impressions of the set as I use it some more.

Cheers

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Just to update - without calibration, channels 7 and 9 look absolutely phenomenal using the built in tuner. Absolutely brilliant.

Ten looks very good - just not as crisp as the others. Perhaps its not their 1080i channel...

Blacks are very good - you can still see some light shining through the panel, but it's only slight.

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A few questions:

1. Number of ports eg HDMI, component,etc

2. How did you get the 32 inch for $1890?

3. Are you sure its the 700A ( If I remember right it has a black skin)?

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Wow they have the 700a already? You sure its the 700a and not the 70a? Because $1890 is pretty cheap (I think that's the price for the 70a thats why) But if you did get the 700a post up some pics please :)

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Hi mate,

Definitely the 700A - box is right next to me.

2 HDMI ports. Completely black. Yep $1890 for the 32" (not cash either).

2 component. 2 S video (one on the side of the unit). 3 RCA (one on the side of the unit).

1 PC / RGB connector. That's pretty much it I think!

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Did you negotiate? Because they said that the price was $2199 or something along those lines.

the product number should be TX-32LXD700A

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Hi,

Yeah definitely negotiated...but you're quite right the RRP is $2199. Didn't mention the RRP.

Went to JB Hifi in Penrith also, wouldn't do any better than $1960 - they had one left. Myer Penrith had 4 left of the 700A.

http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=700a1hs6.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/my.php?image=700a2am2.jpg

http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=700a3xr0.jpg

Images aren't the best I know - but just to prove it's the 700A!

If you wanted to get the 70A they said there was even more room to drop the price...Obviously though you have to ask them if it's their best price!

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Hergs, this TV should have 3 HDMI ports. There should be a third in the front of the TV. ;)

That is such a nice looking TV. I can't stand the grey floating glass look of the Sony Bravia's. I'm trying to decide between the 32 inch 700A LCD and the 42 inch 70A Plasma. The 32 would fit a lot easier into my current viewing room and would make an easier transition to the bedroom when I upgrade again in a few years. My only concern with the 700A is black levels and motion. I am hoping when my local stores get the 700A they will put it fairly close to the 70A so I can compare pictures. Can you watch some really dark DVD scenes and describe the picture? Do it in normal and dark lighting conditions if possible. I realise black won't be completly black because of the LCD backlight, but it's more shadow detail that I'm looking for.

Congrats on an awesome buy nevertheless.

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Hi Skin,

Thanks mate. Definitely only has 2 HDMI ports. I actually asked Panasonic about this last week - apparently the 700 (note not 700A) has 3 HDMI ports, whereas the 700A only has 2. The 700 is an overseas model or something. Also just checked the manual - only 2 HDMI ports.

No idea why. Look, saw the 70A plasma today and that is an awesome TV. If I could get a bigger TV I would probably get that.

But due to a number of reasons, 32" was simply the way to go, and this was the best out there.

Black levels are very good - you're right, they're not completely black, but its only slightly less black than the actual unit itself. As for motion - only motion I have seen so far is some golf on channel ten - a little bit of blur, but in fairness the unit hasn't been calibrated and channels 7 and 9 looked much much better.

Watching SBS saw some ads for Tour de France and images of moving graphics looked absolutely awesome. Not live action though...

Whites look bright as anything. Will let you know how the DVD goes.

Cheers

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Hi again

Could you possibly put up the receipt?????? (You can blank out the payment stuff eg credit card,etc)

Need to see the The store, the amount paid for it,etc.

Thanks

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Hi Skin,

Thanks mate. Definitely only has 2 HDMI ports. I actually asked Panasonic about this last week - apparently the 700 (note not 700A) has 3 HDMI ports, whereas the 700A only has 2. The 700 is an overseas model or something. Also just checked the manual - only 2 HDMI ports.

Oh that's balls! I guess it keeps the costs down or something.

Can you do me a huge favour and tell me the depth and width of the swivel stand. Ideally my new TV should sit on my centre speaker and I want to know how big the base of the stand on the 700A is. Cheers. Do you have a games console by any chance? A Xbox 360 or PS3?

I'm going to go look for this TV on the weekend. My local stores should have it in stock by then and my Tax return should be well on the way. ;)

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Hi again

Could you possibly put up the receipt?????? (You can blank out the payment stuff eg credit card,etc)

Need to see the The store, the amount paid for it,etc.

Thanks

SCAT01, it really isn't difficult to haggle prices down on things like TVs. You shouldn't need a receipt. Ring around all your local stores first leaving the big name stores last. Get a "Best cash price" from the first store - knock $50 or so off it - and tell the next store on your list that they offered you that. Repeat. By the time you get to the last store - Probably Harvey Norman or something you should have a nice price. Next wait a week and then start again but this time in person and starting with the lowest price you managed the week before. Trust me, this method works better than you would believe! I have saved hundreds of dollars doing this. The secret is you must be prepared to walk away if they say no. If that happens. Give it another week and try again. Trust me, it works a treat.

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SCAT01, it really isn't difficult to haggle prices down on things like TVs. You shouldn't need a receipt. Ring around all your local stores first leaving the big name stores last. Get a "Best cash price" from the first store - knock $50 or so off it - and tell the next store on your list that they offered you that. Repeat. By the time you get to the last store - Probably Harvey Norman or something you should have a nice price. Next wait a week and then start again but this time in person and starting with the lowest price you managed the week before. Trust me, this method works better than you would believe! I have saved hundreds of dollars doing this. The secret is you must be prepared to walk away if they say no. If that happens. Give it another week and try again. Trust me, it works a treat.

Problem is the fact that the sales people in my area are smarter than the average sales person . The lowest I could get them down to in my area was $1750 for the 600A :wacko: and that was pure luck :blink: .

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Hi Skin,

Dimensions directly from the manual

"Dimensions (WxHxD)

836 mm x 592 mm x 248 mm (With TV stand)

836 mm x 540 mm x 107 mm (TV only)"

Hope this helps. Oh and yes I have a 360, but haven't got around to hooking it up. Stuff is everywhere at the moment!

Cheers

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Hi Skin,

Dimensions directly from the manual

"Dimensions (WxHxD)

836 mm x 592 mm x 248 mm (With TV stand)

836 mm x 540 mm x 107 mm (TV only)"

Hope this helps. Oh and yes I have a 360, but haven't got around to hooking it up. Stuff is everywhere at the moment!

Cheers

Thanks, the depth measurement helps but how wide is the base on it's own, not the TV. I need to know the size of the part that contacts the ground, not the TV itself.

Great, let me know how the 360 looks.

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Hi,

Width of the base is approx 48.5cm from end to end.

Cheers

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Problem is the fact that the sales people in my area are smarter than the average sales person . The lowest I could get them down to in my area was $1750 for the 600A :wacko: and that was pure luck :blink: .

If your in Vic PM me

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Hi,

Width of the base is approx 48.5cm from end to end.

Cheers

Thanks heaps mate. My centre speaker is about 42.2cm wide and about 25cm deep, so the 700a should sit on in fine with a little hang over on the sides. At least it won't be balancing precariously or anything. I would have had to buy a separate stand for the 70a as the long 'H' shaped base is totally unacceptable for my current setup. :blink:

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