Panny 47" for $1548 @ BB! Need help to push me over decision edge!

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  1. Jael

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    My 27" Panny just gave up on me, and I've been dabling in the idea of taking the HDTV dive. I've been researching and hearing many good things about the Panasonic PT-47WX49 post tweaking. Now my questions are as follows:

    1. The panny looked down right dismal on the display floor next to an $1800 47" Toshiba on display next to it. Does the panny really tweak to high quality levels that are equal (superior?) to the Toshibas? (Should I be concerned)

    2. Do you find the stretch mode options acceptable for viewing standard 4:3 material?

    3. Circuit City has a price match plus 10%. Has anyone taken advantage of this? Potentially dropping the price of the Panny to around $1400! At this price am I derelict if I don't buy it?

    4. In house service warranty? Must have or pass?

    5. Lastly, should I wait for the new model with the selectable SVM?

    Any input is appreciated!
     
  2. Dwight Amato

    Dwight Amato Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the Panny PT47WX51, and I love it. I bought it through a friend who works at a store for nearly cost, $1550 around 7 months ago. I would say you are getting a great price. The new one may make it easier to disable SVM, but it is a breeze to do in the current model by opening it up and removing 3 wires. Took me 10 minutes. If the new one is going to cost more, which it will, I would say buy the wx49 and save a bundle. Put it towards some DVD's or a progressive scan dvd player, which will help greatly.
     
  3. RussellC

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    I got the PT-47WX49 about a month ago and I love it so far. I got it at Best Buy for $1407 with price matching and 10% off coupon. I have already Disabled SVM, Done Red Push Fix, 64-pt convergence, and E-focus. Here are some pics that I just took today. Can't beat it for the price. I say go for it!
    http://www.villagephotos.com/browse.asp?selected=45467
    Note: the picture hosting place messes with the image quality of these pics. The originals look alot clearer. They might make you sign up to see the pics too.
     
  4. Jael

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    Are those energy's? Look just like my take 5's[​IMG] Looks like a much better picture than the ones I've seen on display floor.
     
  5. RussellC

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    Yeah they are Energy Take 5.2's [​IMG]
     

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