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Duly noted Greg!

Just been down to the shop. Looks like silver is a no-no so put me down for black! I've been thinking about the STB and figured I can get away without another so please take me off that list (however, if they can supply a denon 2930 at about $1,300 I'd be interested in that)

As an indication, I asked them for a price for three screens (how many people from WA were interested?) and was offered $4250 each and an additional $400 for the Pioneer SH-DT510 HD STB ($799 RRP). They will do delivery and installation in the Perth metro for an additional $100 if required (no cables included in that figure though). I might be able to knock them (or someone else) down another $100 or so.

Good luck tomorrow.

Cheers

Ian

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For me, one component and one HDMI. If you have two HDMI, then you might need an HDMI splitter. It is easier to get than a blade.

Thanks for the reply Lyle.

Hmmmm. Excuse my ignorance, but, HDMI and component into the stock unit? Or do you have a blade?

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Thanks for the reply Lyle.

Hmmmm. Excuse my ignorance, but, HDMI and component into the stock unit? Or do you have a blade?

Stock 50MXE20. It is also possible to have a 2nd component via the 3rd input.

I have been told that blades can be quite difficult to obtain and the cost is about the same as a splitter.

A $350 HDMI splitter will auto-sense which input is being fed and and switch accordingly. I think (?!?!) most (switchs) allow for 4 HDMI inputs.

There is some discussion about MXE20 inputs in the other MXE20 thread (early on).

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Just been down to the shop. Looks like silver is a no-no so put me down for black! I've been thinking about the STB and figured I can get away without another so please take me off that list (however, if they can supply a denon 2930 at about $1,300 I'd be interested in that)

As an indication, I asked them for a price for three screens (how many people from WA were interested?) and was offered $4250 each and an additional $400 for the Pioneer SH-DT510 HD STB ($799 RRP). They will do delivery and installation in the Perth metro for an additional $100 if required (no cables included in that figure though). I might be able to knock them (or someone else) down another $100 or so.

Good luck tomorrow.

Cheers

Ian

Not an issue mate. I have been told by many, sellers and users, that the Digitalview gives a better picture than most on the Aussie market. I have a Teac DVB800 that I'm getting rid of. I figure, if I'm gonna buy a good panel, it needs a good signal in. As they say, crap in - crap out.

I don't that will effect your panel price in any way! Oh, and black it is!!

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I'd like to join the group buy list of the 50mxe20 and HD-STB. One more can only help the price!

Been hanging around for a while watching the prices of the Pio 50" HD panels come down and now is as good time to buy as any.

I'll be needing a wall mount for this bad boy. Any recommendations?

Also, how are current users of this panel feeding two HD sources to it? Is an expansion card needed?

Dave (in Adelaide)

....and then there were 11!

Wall mount is included with the unit - we just have to let them know. I'm mounting mine too!!

DVD via HDMI ->DVI and STB via component.

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DVD via HDMI ->DVI and STB via component.

Considering 90% of the time we watch TV and 10% DVD (Just made the numbers up but you get the idea...) would it not be an idea to connect the STB via DVI and the DVD via component?

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Considering 90% of the time we watch TV and 10% DVD (Just made the numbers up but you get the idea...) would it not be an idea to connect the STB via DVI and the DVD via component?

I'd say no, as many upscaling DVD players work best via HDMI. FTA doesn't utilise or need the HDMI quality and is better on component. It's 95% there anyway. (ie, Don't ever underestimate how good component is). Of course you can do both via HDMI if you want. You just need to resolve the issue of needing more than one input.

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Ok. So HTPC via DVI and HD-STB by component will be possible straight into the 50mxe20.

Not abundantly clear to me in the Pioneer documentation. Looked as though there was only DVI and 15-pin analogue.

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I'd say no, as many upscaling DVD players work best via HDMI. FTA doesn't utilise or need the HDMI quality and is better on component. It's 95% there anyway. (ie, Don't ever underestimate how good component is). Of course you can do both via HDMI if you want. You just need to resolve the issue of needing more than one input.

Just to add to what Lyle is recommending here:

Component will happily pass an HD DTV signal (up to 1080i) and does a bloody good job of it. Most (almost all) upscaling DVD players will only pass the upscaled signal (ie, greater than 576i) via HDMI. That said, you should compare with your own devices, whether the DVD player or the display does a better job of turning 576 lines into 768...

At any rate, I'm sure the professional calibration bundled with these displays would go through the process of setting up your sources on the most appropriate input. :blink:

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At any rate, I'm sure the professional calibration bundled with these displays would go through the process of setting up your sources on the most appropriate input. :blink:

Hmmm...Good point!

Cheers

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Hi Daob,

It looks like you have a choice if you want RCA or BNC connectors for Component inputs reading the brochure

"Equipped with standard VGA and DVI inputs. Available in Matte Black or Silver

(as a special order) with a choice of either of the following video cards, offering

composite video, s-video and component video inputs.

PDA-5003 card with BNC connectors

PDA-5004 card with RCA connectors"

I'll be going for the RCA board as I've just ordered a Belden 7.75m Rca terminated component cable for my baby when it arrives.

Cheers Greg

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Hi Daob,

It looks like you have a choice if you want RCA or BNC connectors for Component inputs reading the brochure

"Equipped with standard VGA and DVI inputs. Available in Matte Black or Silver

(as a special order) with a choice of either of the following video cards, offering

composite video, s-video and component video inputs.

PDA-5003 card with BNC connectors

PDA-5004 card with RCA connectors"

I'll be going for the RCA board as I've just ordered a Belden 7.75m Rca terminated component cable for my baby when it arrives.

Cheers Greg

Cracker. Comes with the PDA-004. Thought it was going to be an additional purchase. It'll be RCA for me.......

Dave

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Wow! Hasn't this thread really taken off :blink:

Nick, maybe you should edit the very 1st post of the thread to list of all the buyers, their confirmation, if they want the 505, and their location.

This should make it a bit easier for you and everyone to keep track of the thread.

And looks like whoever is keen to do business with us will be getting a pretty big order!

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Wow! Hasn't this thread really taken off :blink:

Nick, maybe you should edit the very 1st post of the thread to list of all the buyers, their confirmation, if they want the 505, and their location.

This should make it a bit easier for you and everyone to keep track of the thread.

And looks like whoever is keen to do business with us will be getting a pretty big order!

Sure has!! Unfortunately I can't edit the first post. At least I can't see that I can.

So far I have:

Definite:

Me

Fake64

ern

ess_h

brdd

chris@aanet

mccamli

Liffy

mrad

supermart

doab

Maybes:

sean_sheep

Barrakooda

scalpel

djOS

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Hi all.

New member here, but been watching this thread with interest. Put me down as another very likely (depends on price and timing). I saw this panel at BPP Bundoora yesterday and thought it was great, but not sure which STB/PVR to go with. I'm a bit of a novice still finding my way.

Cheers.

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Hi all.

New member here, but been watching this thread with interest. Put me down as another very likely (depends on price and timing). I saw this panel at BPP Bundoora yesterday and thought it was great, but not sure which STB/PVR to go with. I'm a bit of a novice still finding my way.

Cheers.

So I'll put you on the maybe list blue-boy?

As far as the HD STB goes, the Digitalview is definitely the way to go, and is certainly the box I will try and do this group buy with. If you are after a certain PVR, let me know and I'll organise it in the negotiations.

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Component and DVI are (potentially) of similar quality (both can carry HD signals). Many people prefer the Component picture (said to be a bit softer).

Put Simply: HDMI is essentially DVI + audio channels. So DVI maintains the HDCP copy protection.

As the MXE20 is a screen with no speakers (ie no sound) there is no need for a HDMI port.

Thus a DVI <-> HDMI cable / adapter is all you need.

Note: There are a variety of DVI connectors, so you need to make sure you have the right one. Also, some older (eg 3-4 years) plasmas had non HDCP compatible DVI ports.

I am using a DVI-DVI link on my PC -> Dell 2707 which is HDCP compatible (as is my video card)

I am in Sydney and am interested in this panel. The local shop is still quoting >$5000 (quite a bit more than $5000 actually).

Would be interested in finding out the price - but also weighing up the DSPowerhouse offer of $2500 for a 50" 600a Panasonic that is on this weekend.

J.

Ideally would buy 2 screens - but difficult to convince the wife (A Panasonic as the 'family tv' that they can all work out how to use, and a Pioneer as a monitor for the HT room)

Im in for the STB as wellas the MXE just a couple of questions.

How do you know what HDMI- DVI cables to buy if there are several? Are we group buying cables also?

Was there any truth to the statement that blue ray needs HDMI-HDMI for some reason and may not work on HDMI-DVI?

Is SD PVR signal to a HD MXE look ok? Im keen on recording TV and time shifting....Will my SD strong PVR look ok on the MXE?

How should i get 10 posts to get my Pm on?

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So I'll put you on the maybe list blue-boy?

As far as the HD STB goes, the Digitalview is definitely the way to go, and is certainly the box I will try and do this group buy with. If you are after a certain PVR, let me know and I'll organise it in the negotiations.

Better leave me on the 50mxe20 "maybe " list for now Joe, and I"ll get back to you re the PVR.

Cheers.

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find out the cost price at a good place (eg jb or powerhouse not harvey's) and add a few dollars. They should be able to do that for 10 units at end of financial year (also as they maybe getting rebates/additional discounts from pioneer).

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Hey ern

I have you down for a PVR.

Let me clear this up. STB or PVR?

Thanks mate!

Well I currently have a Stong SD PVR and i thought that it would be smart to purchase another PVR as the PQ on my upcoming MXE would be enhanced greatly. However if the PQ on my strong to the MXE is to be be not much different to a HD PVR then i will purchase a STD and conect my strong to the pannel. I was sort of checking for advice on which way to go.

Do you feel the PQ on the STB you are purchasing would be the same as the PVR?

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find out the cost price at a good place (eg jb or powerhouse not harvey's) and add a few dollars. They should be able to do that for 10 units at end of financial year (also as they maybe getting rebates/additional discounts from pioneer).

I very much doubt DSE or JB for that matter even know what an MXE is!!!

Pioneer seem to have a better rapport with the specialist AV people.

Anyways....who's organising this group buy anyway???? :blink:

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Well I currently have a Stong SD PVR and i thought that it would be smart to purchase another PVR as the PQ on my upcoming MXE would be enhanced greatly. However if the PQ on my strong to the MXE is to be be not much different to a HD PVR then i will purchase a STD and conect my strong to the pannel. I was sort of checking for advice on which way to go.

Do you feel the PQ on the STB you are purchasing would be the same as the PVR?

I think the PQ from an HD STB will be better than the SD of a PVR!!!

Correct me if I'm wrong guys!

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I very much doubt DSE or JB for that matter even know what an MXE is!!!

Just an example as in places like Harvey's have higher cost prices than the likes of JB and Powerhouse.

Point is if you can find yourself an equvalent to the above which can get the 50mxe20 then your in business!

Good hagglers can get close to cost price by just buying one unit so with 10 units you should be able to do the same if not better.

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find out the cost price at a good place (eg jb or powerhouse not harvey's) and add a few dollars. They should be able to do that for 10 units at end of financial year (also as they maybe getting rebates/additional discounts from pioneer).

Good point about the rebates...if Joecool happens upon the right dealer (no pressure Nick!) they could stand to get a reasonable rebate which would make our $50k+ of business even more attractive.

Sorry about the weak posts...just trying to edge my way up to 10. Maybe I should just jump on the end of some other thread and reply 'Totally agree mate' :blink:

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