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Topic # 105318 2-Jul-2012 13:58 Send private message

wanting to know your thoughts/impressions if you own a Panasonic VT50 in either 55 or 65 inch.

also others who also have the GT50 whether you had to decide between the two or not. is it worth it getting VT50 than GT50?

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  Reply # 649578 2-Jul-2012 14:03 Send private message

I have a VT Panasonic - love it, and others who watch it love it too - the image quality just makes people fall in love with it...although to be honest, I sort of wish that I had got a LED LCD just so that I don't have to worry about image retention - but this isn't any downfall of the screen it is just that I got a panel without really considering how I would be using it.

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  Reply # 649691 2-Jul-2012 17:49 Send private message

There truly isn't a huge difference between the VT and GT this year...
If I was to buy a 50" GT, I'd no doubt regret not getting the slightly bigger 55" VT50.
So much so, that I already have the 55" VT50 ear marked as my next telie :-)

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  Reply # 649824 2-Jul-2012 23:28 Send private message

I bought the GT50 at xmas. Wish I hadn't.
The plasmas are no good in a room that has even low levels of light. 
Buy a LED or LCD TV.


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  Reply # 649847 3-Jul-2012 07:37 Send private message

mcmillgd: I bought the GT50 at xmas. Wish I hadn't.
The plasmas are no good in a room that has even low levels of light. 
Buy a LED or LCD TV.



The GT50 didn't exist at Christmas...
So, I'm picking you don't have one.

And when you say they're no good in rooms with 'even low levels of light', what do you mean?
Is it not bright enough?
Is the filter not good enough with reflections?

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  Reply # 649848 3-Jul-2012 08:01 Send private message

Typo, I have the p50gt30, and you should buy one too. enjoy the glare.

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  Reply # 649871 3-Jul-2012 09:14 Send private message

2011 models are dim. They are probably the dimmest pdps Panasonic has ever produced. 2012 is a vast improvement.

I'm waiting for my 60" GT50 to arrive.

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  Reply # 655243 13-Jul-2012 20:49 Send private message

I am a retailer(wish to remain anonymous), i've sold all generations of panasonic plasma for the last 8 years with much love and knowledge for the high end of their range.

Ask away and yes I have had a good play with the th-p55vt50 and it is a stunner with a few noticeable  improvements over last year.

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  Reply # 655294 13-Jul-2012 23:35 Send private message

ashnizzle: wanting to know your thoughts/impressions if you own a Panasonic VT50 in either 55 or 65 inch.

also others who also have the GT50 whether you had to decide between the two or not. is it worth it getting VT50 than GT50?


Bigger the better.
http://hd.engadget.com/2006/12/09/1080p-charted-viewing-distance-to-screen-size/

The VT50 was one of Panasonic's best 3d tvs they put out. High end not low end.

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  Reply # 655295 13-Jul-2012 23:40 Send private message

E3xtc: I have a VT Panasonic - love it, and others who watch it love it too - the image quality just makes people fall in love with it...although to be honest, I sort of wish that I had got a LED LCD just so that I don't have to worry about image retention - but this isn't any downfall of the screen it is just that I got a panel without really considering how I would be using it.


Image retention isn't a biggie. Just switch to a different channel and it should wipe.
Most/some tv's come with a program in the menu, maybe slides type thing, that help with image retention.
Image/screen burn is something to watch out for, though most don't have that problem anymore.

Be glad you got the plasma. Closest image to real life.
Panasonic plasmas of late have very good black levels. Probably the best tv since the days of Pioneer.

I broke in my plasma using x amount of colored slides that i ran through my tv for 50 hours and if i ever get worried about burn in/image retention i just run through the slides again.

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  Reply # 655299 13-Jul-2012 23:43 Send private message

mcmillgd: I bought the GT50 at xmas. Wish I hadn't.
The plasmas are no good in a room that has even low levels of light. 
Buy a LED or LCD TV.



The earlier Panasonic models weren't so great with the anti glare technology. The G series stepped it up a bit with AR screens. They seem to have fixed the problem with their newer models. Most newer plasmas have a different type of screen that doesn't produce glare.

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  Reply # 655841 15-Jul-2012 09:40 Send private message

we are also waiting for our 60gt50, can't wait!!!!!!

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  Reply # 655849 15-Jul-2012 10:08 Send private message

RickW: we are also waiting for our 60gt50, can't wait!!!!!!


You'll have to. If you haven't made the cut for the last shippment, then you'll be waiting for the next shipment around 24th August.

I've had mine since Friday. Its a buzzer. I'm very susceptible to noise but this goes beyond acceptable limits whenever there is a bright scene. I'll be interested to hear how you find yours.

Otherwise, its one hell of a panel...

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  Reply # 656012 15-Jul-2012 15:20 Send private message

fahrenheit:
RickW: we are also waiting for our 60gt50, can't wait!!!!!!


You'll have to. If you haven't made the cut for the last shippment, then you'll be waiting for the next shipment around 24th August.

I've had mine since Friday. Its a buzzer. I'm very susceptible to noise but this goes beyond acceptable limits whenever there is a bright scene. I'll be interested to hear how you find yours.

Otherwise, its one hell of a panel...


That sucks about the buzzing. I have one of the old 42PY800AZ pannys and havent noticed any buzzing. how noticeable is it over normal listening volume when your watching and how far away are you sitting? I was thinking about taking some unboxing pics and first impressions if anyone would be interested.

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  Reply # 656013 15-Jul-2012 15:33 Send private message

Comparatively, my old 50" V10 has no buzz until you get your ear within a few centimeters of the back (and even then, its very faint). The GT50 I can hear from 10 ft at default contrast. Increasing contrast into the mid 70s - mid 80s increases the volume of the buzz. This is a problem that will be worse once I calibrate it as default Contrast is lower than what I'll be targeting.

Its easily heard with low volume content and the frequency of the buzz changes depending on the average brightness of the content on screen.

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  Reply # 656140 15-Jul-2012 20:04 Send private message

fahrenheit: Comparatively, my old 50" V10 has no buzz until you get your ear within a few centimeters of the back (and even then, its very faint). The GT50 I can hear from 10 ft at default contrast. Increasing contrast into the mid 70s - mid 80s increases the volume of the buzz. This is a problem that will be worse once I calibrate it as default Contrast is lower than what I'll be targeting.

Its easily heard with low volume content and the frequency of the buzz changes depending on the average brightness of the content on screen.


I will report back when mine gets here regarding the buzzing. Does anyone know if we find the buzzing to severe if Harvey Norman are obliged to take it back and give us a refund or how easy it would be. i have never personally noticed buzzing from a plasma but the buzzing from old CRT TV's drives me nuts. How would you say the buzzing compares? and thank you for your impressions. Smile

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