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Old January 10th, 2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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PD 170 -- Production Discontinued?

Hi folks,

Wonder if any of you would know if the PD170 has been discontinued?

I called a dealer (here in Malaysia) asking if they've stock and was told that the 170 is no longer in production.

Could this be true?
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:37 PM   #2
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Not true. The rebate is avaliable.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #3
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The availablity of the rebate doesn't negate the fact that production may have been stopped on the 170.

Understand that the Japanese don't have a dedicated production line. They configure a production line to build a batch of cameras of one type and then reconfigure the line to build another type of camera.

This batch build operation is done many times over the life of a popular camera. So in truth, the 170 has gone out of production many times already. :-))

It is quite possible that Sony has built a large batch of cameras and that will be the last. Who knows? Sony doesn't share that type of information until they decide to do so.
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