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Old February 26th, 2005, 03:54 AM   #1
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DVX100 close to retirement [?] (said a dealer)

All you nice people there,

Here is just something one guy, official dealer of Pana here, where I live, told me a couple of days ago:

That the company wants to slowly withdraw and probably stop producing the DVX100 in the forthcoming months.

I just don't have a clue, if this is common knowledge to all except me, if it's just speculation from his part, or if it's plain ignorance.

Any thoughts/info?

Thanks in advance for answering silly questions...

-s.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 04:07 AM   #2
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Moved your thread to our speculation forum, also see this thread
in this forum: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=38307
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Old February 26th, 2005, 08:33 AM   #3
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Actually this thread covers the issue pretty well. See the comments by Jan Crittenden, who works for Panasonic

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=38727
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I know that people think there is another model coming, and so on other boards, I have said that there is a DVX100B coming but it will not be here until September. It will be changed only to the extent that it becomes compliant with the ROHS initiative, (google ROHS if you want to know.)
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Old February 26th, 2005, 09:15 AM   #4
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Hey Boyd

Do you know what the ROHS initiative is? I have no clue.

And does someone think this will lower the price of the original dvx100a?

Thanks,
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Old February 26th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #5
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Read the second page of the link I posted, Jan explains it. Evidently it is a European initiative to reduce the number of toxic substances used in manufacturing.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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Apparently it's the lead in the solder of the PCBs that's upset the environmentalists. The net result is that the circuits that aren't lead soldered will be less reliable or more expensive or both.

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