PANASONIC TH50PX500U or 50U

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  1. Robert_Lamb

    Robert_Lamb Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been interested in purchasing a Panasonic TH-50PX500U. I can't seem to find one at a reasonable price. I talked to Panasonic and they said that "this model has been discontinued". In fact it appears that all of their 42" and above models have been discontinued.

    I'm assuming that they are starting work on newer models. They couldn't say.

    Is this a good time to purchase or should I wait for the newer version?

    Does anyone know what new features might be available on the newer models that would be worth the wait?

    Any ideas on pricing?

    Sounds like the new models will be available in late March.
     
  2. Dan Burch

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    I bought the Panasonic TH-50PX500U at Best Buy three weeks ago. It's supposed to be in on Dec 14. No one has the 500U or the 50U in stock. I have not heard that it's been discontinued. You've got to jump in some time. Tech & models always change. It took me forever to decide on the TV. I would hate to have to start the process over again.
    BB matched the price at TVAuthority which was the best price I could find.
    Dan
     
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    Circuit City does. The 50U at least.
     
  4. Robert_Lamb

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    Thanks for the update. My local stores don't have this model (500U) available.
     
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    I was at CES last week and Panny has their 1080p plasma out on the floor. They looked amazing.

    They're coming out this spring, 600u and 60u series.

    http://www.cnet.com/4831-11405_1-6412231-1.html

    Personally, unless you can get 500u or 50u at a killer deal, I would wait for 1080p model.
     

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