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Old 02-18-2008, 05:14 PM   #21
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Just had this very useless Chat on Panny's site.

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Thank you for contacting Panasonic Plasma Concierge. You will be connected to an Expert momentarily.

You are now chatting with 'Al', your Panasonic Plasma Expert.
Al: Thank you for contacting Panasonic Plasma Concierge. How may I help you today?
Matt: Hello I noticed today the 80 and 85 models are on the website. Any idea when the 800 and 850 will be
Al: April 2008.
Matt: will the 800 and 850 do 24p Cinematic? I noticed the 80 and 85 only do 24p 2:3.
Al: Don't have enough info yet on these models. We usually don't get a spec sheet until about one week before they are released.
Some ****ing expert.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:18 PM   #22
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Just had this very useless Chat on Panny's site.



Some ****ing expert.
I think 'Al' needs a
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #23
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Nice find!

I am looking forward to see some reviews of these new sets specially the new contrast ratio claims! Hope they get on the same level as the Pioneer (so that the Kuro prices fall!)

Also I hope that the 24p they announce is not a lame attempt to rename the 3:2 pull down conversion.
that's what worries me. I've been waiting for the 8 series, and now it seems I got some faulty info. I have a document that said the PZ85's would do 24p native, but now it looks like its just the 800 and 850. (the two that are not on the panny site yet).
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:24 PM   #24
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I think 'Al' needs a
I wanted to ask him how there is full spec sheets on some models that dont ship til april, if they dont get info until 1 week in advance.

I figured it wasnt worth getting fired up over.

Someone has the info there. Why do they put these uninformed people in these chats and call them experts?

If they said "somewhat knowledgeable representative - who can tell you how heavy panasonic sets are or if theyll fit in grandma's 50yr old oak entertainment set"...

..it would be much better. haha
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:36 AM   #25
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The PZ's all do the 24fps.
Looks like this is not entirely true. the pz80 and pz85 have a spec of 24p 2:3 meaning there is pulldown, not true 24p
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:57 AM   #26
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Looks like this is not entirely true. the pz80 and pz85 have a spec of 24p 2:3 meaning there is pulldown, not true 24p
I feel dumn asking but what does it matter if it doesnt do 24fps. Is it really that bad if it doesnt? just curious.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:28 AM   #27
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I feel dumn asking but what does it matter if it doesnt do 24fps. Is it really that bad if it doesnt? just curious.
It certainly doesnt make it a bad TV. It would be better if it did have it though, and since Panny released something that said the 85 model would have, its bad.

Make sense?
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:01 AM   #28
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anyone know if this VIERA Link will work with the Ps3?
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #29
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anyone know if this VIERA Link will work with the Ps3?
Good question, not sure. Says it works with any HDMI device to "send signals"

We'll see...
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:10 AM   #30
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I think I know what your asking its hard for me to explain. Anyway 3:2 pull down is how it was dealt with & still is in TV's with out the 24fps capability's.
That's incorrect. The 24fps capability is the ability to recognize and handshake with a 1080p24 signal. The TV's with only 60Hz refresh rate will perform 3:2 pulldown, but other sets like the Pioneer KURO line have a 72Hz refresh rate and will perform 3:3 pulldown, thus elimating any judder than 3:2 causes by adding uneven frames.

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When they say cinema there talkin about ie: Blu-ray, there 1080p at 24fps so your getting even better than before....In your own opinion of course.
No that's not what they're saying. Panasonic cinema mode uses 2:2 pulldown on the 24fps, displaying it at 48Hz. The -800 and -850 series will have this feature, the other sets will only have 24fps with 3:2 pulldown - 60Hz.

BrahmaBull is right, the -85 and -80 series do 3:2 pulldown, the -800 and -850 are the only ones with a refresh rate that's a multiple of 24.

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Old 03-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #31
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Still no sign of 800-850 on pannys site...
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:23 PM   #32
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there is not going to be an 850 from what I heard. The top of the line model will be the 800 series.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:37 PM   #33
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there is not going to be an 850 from what I heard. The top of the line model will be the 800 series.
Well they had the 800 + 850 on a summary of new models announced at CES.

Then again that summary misled many to believing the 85 models were going to do ACTUAL 24p.

So who knows.

I wouldnt mind if they cap it at the 800, then I wont be as torn on what to go with.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:51 PM   #34
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havent seen any 800 series pana in our inventory

sold allot of the 50'' 85u and the 42'' pana 80 series



people jumping on the 85u because the price is 2599 and the dynamic is like 1mil-1


lol we dont even have these on display yet
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:00 PM   #35
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there is not going to be an 850 from what I heard. The top of the line model will be the 800 series.
There will be an -850 series - it's the IP series with Viera Cast.

The 58" and 65" are for Fall 2008, the 46" and 50" will be out before Summer.

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...72008044553219
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:07 PM   #36
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havent seen any 800 series pana in our inventory

sold allot of the 50'' 85u and the 42'' pana 80 series



people jumping on the 85u because the price is 2599 and the dynamic is like 1mil-1


lol we dont even have these on display yet
Amazon has a price on the 46+50" 800 models, not many details though.

46: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Vier...4646816&sr=1-2
$2799

50: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Vier...4646763&sr=8-1
$3199
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:21 PM   #37
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i love my panny. eventually I'll be buyin a new one. For now I'll enjoy what I got
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #38
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I've been waiting for these new Plasmas since I saw them at CES. They look great. I am also waiting for the new Pioneer VSX-1018 and Sony STR-DG920 Receivers due in June. I haven't decided which one yet. Both are $599
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:44 PM   #39
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The PZ's all do the 24fps.
The PZ800 does 2:2 @ 48hz
The PZ80/85 is 2:3
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:45 AM   #40
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http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...72008044142737

edit: oops...it's two months old.lol
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