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Richard Marsh
Sony PMW Demo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 12:43:00 pm

Anyone having trouble getting a hands-on demo of the new Sony PMW 500? I've read the hype. I like the specs. Now I want to see the image it produces. I've been trying to set up a demo with two different vendors for three weeks. One dealer sent me an email yesterday and said he could show me one the third week of March. B&H Photo has 6 in stock, but doesn't have one open on the floor to show. The salesman said that they have a 14 day return period.
Am I living in the past, where gas station attendants wash your windshield while they fill your tank? Any suggestions? I have several HD jobs coming up soon and I don't want to continue renting. Thanks in advance.



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Michael Slowe
Re: Sony PMW Demo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 2:29:35 pm

I know it will be an annoying answer but I can't resist saying that I'm certain that this would not be a problem with our friendly and helpful suppliers here in the UK.

Michael Slowe


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Richard Marsh
Re: Sony PMW Demo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 3:11:07 pm

If someone in London wanted to demo the Sony PMW 500 today, is there a dealer that could make that happen? Too bad I don't have any business in London, because I just checked, round trip to Heathrow is $733. When you consider the cost of renting an HD camera, one could make an argument that it would be worth it.



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Michael Slowe
Re: Sony PMW Demo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:24:49 pm

Richard, I'm sure there are many places where they would demo for you but the one I use is a few miles out of London called Top-Teks. Why don't you E Mail or call Sony UK and they could advise you. That's if you really are planning on taking a trip. It's night here now but I could call Sony sometime if you want.

Michael Slowe


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Richard Marsh
Re: Sony PMW Demo
on Feb 18, 2011 at 12:53:00 am

I'd love to fly to London. ($733 round trip) Been there twice on business and had a really good time. I even rented and drove a car in London. No easy task for a Yank. But the good news is I learned today that my contact in New York (Abel Cine Tech) convinced Sony to send a camera over this coming Tuesday. It means a 6 hour drive one way, but It's worth it to get to the bottom of the this camera. If it looks good, I buy one. Thanks for your comments.



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Allan Barnwell
Re: Sony PMW Demo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 10:19:28 pm

Richard,

We have a PMW-500 demo unit on hand here in Austin, Texas. We also have a rental department to complement our sales side.

For those interested, we've also got a PMW-F3 available.

Allan
Omega Broadcast Group
http://www.omegabroadcast.com


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