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I was told today that there had been a $1000 price drop (from pioneer) on the LX 508 for 1 week and it ended on Monday. It'll be interesting to see if the price goes up tomorrow.

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Mark, the (pio) installers charge for the cables, you will not get them free. If any of your devices need HDMI or other cables, grab some now before they come, they charge quite a bit.

we just bought the 50inch Pio (not the LX) and PIO 550hx dvd/recorder, they both had to be connected with HDMI (both Pio equipment) and the guy (pio installer) said $180 for the 3mt cable, I lended mine to my firnd until cables arrived from FOXTAIL, so be prepared.

As far as connection is concerned, all I really want them to do is plug in the TV and the antenna. They should not touch the home theater components, xbox, ps3, etc.

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Happy New Year to all

Has anyone found prices have gone up today (rumour was prices were to go up again new year, post xmas sales).

Have been housebound baby sitting and no chance to get out and about.

Am keen to pull the trigger on one soon, just need to price match with DJ's.

Any updated prices guys/gals.

Cheers Michael

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the wholesale price on this model has dropped and retailers have been notified, yet the rrp hasn't changed

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the wholesale price on this model has dropped and retailers have been notified, yet the rrp hasn't changed

Hello.

Posted elsewhere but basically I got hold of the Rick Hart receipt for $5550, took it into DJ's today and they have price matched it and are doing it on four years interest free credit.

Just need to pay one third deposit when they send me the first bill in a couple of weeks or so.

HN and JB HiFi in Sydney still have the rrp as $7999.

I have no idea what they are doing. I made no attempt to ask about pricing in either stores as I thought they would have been cheaper. JB Hifi even had the price of $7999 flagged as being fantastic. It was set up with the amp, DVD recorder etc and all the prices they had flagged were the rrp and no sign of any discount or even a sign to say ask for a better price etc.

Since pricing is not moving, and DJ interest free is on till 20th Jan (I think) it might be worth waiting to see what happens with furthur pricing. At the moment though DJ's has 10% off sale so the TV is listed as $7100 so it is the cheapest advertised / ticketed price out there. I could not see the TV in Myers and so was not able to price it, but I believe it has been mentioned elsewhere that it is about $5800 with their 10% sale. Not sure if Myers is doing any finance options, if people are looking at that option.

Alan

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Rockingham West Coast Hi-Fi

Both 50" and 60" are displayed side by side, playing same source. The 50" displayed a lot of over excited pixels on leading edge of explosions during HD Casino Royale, behaving like sparkling diamonds, whilst the 60" was perfect. Salesman said it was caused from a bad HDMI splitter. Sounds a bit wierd as I asked to replay the same scene and it was reproduced identically. It may be so, just did not appear to be a transmission error.

Tag on lx508a was $8600(or something similar) marked down to $7,999. Within a minute of the salesman talking to me he conceded by his own admission that he believed the prices had recently dropped. I eventually asked him what they were now selling for. He replied $6,400ish (was not carrying a pen). I asked if that was the best he could offer, which he responded with "I can offer a better price if your buying today". I really dislike being pushed so counted with "Only if you can beat $5,300 from the East." He said to go with that, as I thought he would. Truthfully only went in to the store to see if they had a Sony XBR or X display near the LX508A, which they did, but the Sony had a Pixar film on.

Whats the lowest documentable price to go to David Jones with at the moment?

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Mark, the (pio) installers charge for the cables, you will not get them free. If any of your devices need HDMI or other cables, grab some now before they come, they charge quite a bit.

we just bought the 50inch Pio (not the LX) and PIO 550hx dvd/recorder, they both had to be connected with HDMI (both Pio equipment) and the guy (pio installer) said $180 for the 3mt cable, I lended mine to my firnd until cables arrived from FOXTAIL, so be prepared.

dlpnut

Thanks for that info

I must admit that the installer was vague about the whole deal of them "installing", I had though that he had said he would supply the cables and that only non pio gear connections I would have to pay for, then he started talking about their top of the range HDMI 1.3a cable being just $250. I would not have gone for that sucker job on the day. Thanks muchly.

Re my last message, I had been waiting to go to Rick Harts and cough up on the Visa for the LX until I was sure which new receiver and STB I was getting. I can see that I may as well go tomorrow after work. I did manage to use ShopRite to get a good deal on a Yamaha RX-V3800 which lists for $2,499 for $1,750 on Visa, and also Topfield TF7000HDPVRt which lists for over $1000 (though Good Guys at Joondalup have it advertised $700 less for cash, they could do it for $690 best price blah blah) Shoprite got it for me at $630, though I I paying $7 for each delivering as Both are from South of the river (from a west Coast HiFi store). You guys that emailed me on woodvaliens at iinet.net.au, if I do get the pio paid for tomorrow, I will email it (with my Visa detail etc removed of course).

Also, on the cables from Foxtail, are they the same as the ones on EBay for $29.99 for a 3mt lead (class 1.3a HDMI)?, they are from a company in Osborne Park, I may just pick a couple up. :blush:

FYI this is the link to ShopRite site, if the haggling does not work with my receipt:

http://www.shoprite.com.au/

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Did a bit of follow up on when my LX508A would be delivered and installed.

Pioneer installers rang up and said it would be done next Tuesday.

Thanks to Nicole and Rani from Pioneer and Michael from HN Chadstone.

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Whats the lowest documentable price to go to David Jones with at the moment?

After Alan's (ozboyz) recommendation, I'm going to check our what the DJs in WA can do, firstly by presenting the $5199 offer from http://www.digitalcentre.com.au/p/400907/p...-plasma-tv.html. If they don't bite or realise the interest terms, then I will use Alan's receipt ($5550). The city DJs weren't interested last week, but surely out of the 4 in WA, one of them will bite.

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After Alan's (ozboyz) recommendation, I'm going to check our what the DJs in WA can do, firstly by presenting the $5199 offer from http://www.digitalcentre.com.au/p/400907/p...-plasma-tv.html. If they don't bite or realise the interest terms, then I will use Alan's receipt ($5550). The city DJs weren't interested last week, but surely out of the 4 in WA, one of them will bite.

Be sure to let us know how you go..

If i can be botherd im going to goto the City DJ store here in melbourne see what I can do.. Might drop into a few HN's on the way also..

GL.

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Our local clive peeters in Mackay has the LX508 on floor for $6299.00 not on sale.

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Hello.

Posted elsewhere but basically I got hold of the Rick Hart receipt for $5550, took it into DJ's today and they have price matched it and are doing it on four years interest free credit.

Just need to pay one third deposit when they send me the first bill in a couple of weeks or so.

Hi Alan

Well done on a great price.

Which DJs in Sydney did you go to?

If possible, can you please send me a copy of the receipt and I will give them a go.

email: fergpod at yahoo dot com dot au

Thanks

FPD

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Since pricing is not moving, and DJ interest free is on till 20th Jan (I think) it might be worth waiting to see what happens with furthur pricing. At the moment though DJ's has 10% off sale so the TV is listed as $7100 so it is the cheapest advertised / ticketed price out there. I could not see the TV in Myers and so was not able to price it, but I believe it has been mentioned elsewhere that it is about $5800 with their 10% sale. Not sure if Myers is doing any finance options, if people are looking at that option.

I can't remember the exact price that was listed but it was sub 6k at Myer, Chermside (QLD).

How often does the DJ interest free offer come up? I noticed it advertised yesteday when I walked though the store. Mind you, they only had the 42' and 50' screens (probably XDA on the 50' and not LX). What's the deal with the interest free offer? I take it you make a fixed monthly repayment? Is it a minimum repayment or a figure that would pay the item off in the alloted time? Wonder if you could buy the screen now but nominate a delivery time for two months time? Mind you, it's probably smarter to wait those months and see if the price moves.

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Since pricing is not moving, and DJ interest free is on till 20th Jan (I think) it might be worth waiting to see what happens with furthur pricing. At the moment though DJ's has 10% off sale so the TV is listed as $7100 so it is the cheapest advertised / ticketed price out there. I could not see the TV in Myers and so was not able to price it, but I believe it has been mentioned elsewhere that it is about $5800 with their 10% sale. Not sure if Myers is doing any finance options, if people are looking at that option.

Myer Pac Fair Gold Coast lx50 $5850 lx60 $9000 (includes 10%)

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Thank you Digital Centre.

Clive Peter's Belrose matched the $5199, so I bought the Pio today. I did have to pay $45 for delivery and it gets here tomorrow.

Can't wait for our new toy.

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Thank you Digital Centre.

Clive Peter's Belrose matched the $5199, so I bought the Pio today. I did have to pay $45 for delivery and it gets here tomorrow.

Can't wait for our new toy.

Is the delivery charge because you are outside the metropolitan 'free area' radius?

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Hi guys

I have a question I hope someone can answer for me. I was enquiring about the Pio LX508 when a s salesman mentioned that the full HD 1080p would not be fully utilized for another 3 years or so. Therefore I should consider saving some $$s and buy the Pio HD XDA instead. Does anyone know when the FTA channels will start transmitting in full HD 1080p ? :unsure:

I am not a gamer. I spend most of my time on FTA and DVD (have not upgraded to blueray as yet).

Cheers

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Hi guys

I have a question I hope someone can answer for me. I was enquiring about the Pio LX508 when a s salesman mentioned that the full HD 1080p would not be fully utilized for another 3 years or so. Therefore I should consider saving some $$s and buy the Pio HD XDA instead. Does anyone know when the FTA channels will start transmitting in full HD 1080p ? :unsure:

I am not a gamer. I spend most of my time on FTA and DVD (have not upgraded to blueray as yet).

Cheers

This is a fair point.

If you don't plan on watching blu-ray or hd-dvd, then I think a 508XDA is a better choice.

I dont think any channel has plans (including Foxtel HD in a few months) to broadcast 1080p. Expect 1080i or 720p

Someone else will have to explain (Owen??) if you are missing out on much with 1080i signals, considering the 508XDA is a '720p' resolution tv (so to speak)

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I was told today that there had been a $1000 price drop (from pioneer) on the LX 508 for 1 week and it ended on Monday. It'll be interesting to see if the price goes up tomorrow.

I doubt whether this is correct. I noticed that JB Melbourne have just reduced the ticketed price of the LX508 to $6,200. This was only done this week I think, so I would say that the reduced Pioneer pricing was not temporary.

Also, it would seem they have little alternative but to reduce their pricing as you would think that those who were prepared to buy the 'best' tv out there would have most likely done so by now as soon as they were released. Now they would need to lower pricing to be competitive and possibly attarct the broader market.

My thought anyway.

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Thank you Digital Centre.

Clive Peter's Belrose matched the $5199, so I bought the Pio today. I did have to pay $45 for delivery and it gets here tomorrow.

Can't wait for our new toy.

Turntable, this is very good news indeed.

'Ozboys' was kind enough to scan and send me his receipt fot $5550. Can I ask that you send me a copy of your receipt too. I will try a few different places tomorrow.

Many thanks in advance.

FPD

email: fergpod at yahoo dot com dot au

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Is the delivery charge because you are outside the metropolitan 'free area' radius?

Don't think so. It was more the deal that was offered and I wanted it to be delivered tomorrow from their warehouse. They said it was by far the cheapest price they had ever sold this TV for. I was not going to squabble over 45 bucks.

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Turntable, this is very good news indeed.

'Ozboys' was kind enough to scan and send me his receipt fot $5550. Can I ask that you send me a copy of your receipt too. I will try a few different places tomorrow.

Many thanks in advance.

FPD

email: fergpod at yahoo dot com dot au

sure I will scan into PC tonight and email you or anyone else who wants a copy. I'll just blank out my address so no one robs me :blink:

BTW, the cost price dropped by at least $800 for wholesale cost, probably the bigger stores a bit more. I don't think CP is making any money before whatever rebates that get back from Pio.

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