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BB or CC Panasonic Plasma???

Hou Sem
11-20-2007, 09:56 PM
I would really like some help. Best Buy has a Panasonic "TH-42PE7U" on sale Friday for $899, which looks to be some special, one time model, made especially for Best Buy. Circuit City has the regular model TH-42PX75U on sale for $999.

The Best Buy model looks like last years model, only in black, and has a "Anti-reflective screen coating" which the Circuit City model does not. Other than that, from what Best Buy has on their website, they are both 720p plasma and appear to be the same. However, there is limited information on Best Buy unit other than what is on it's website and I can't find anything official anywhere else.

I'm a little hesitant to go with the Best Buy model since it's a special one time deal. Plus I don't really know if is just last years model re-branded, much less if there is any real difference between last years and this years models anyway. And of course there is the fact of the $100 price difference. I'd hate to be giving $100 to Circuit City for no good reason.

Any insights, inside information, suggestions, recommendations, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

11-20-2007, 10:53 PM
The PE is almost the same as the PX. I do believe Panasonic skimped somewhere (speakers, typically), but the panels in the sets are the same.

Panasonic may also have contracted with BB to make this set specifically for this sale. After all, selling 20 TVs per store with 1000+ stores in one day isn't too bad of a deal for both sides.

11-20-2007, 11:59 PM
Either set is great, get the one you like, they are both the same pic wise.