I was thinking that I got a good deal on this Tv: Panasonic TH55CS650Z
I have made a very big mistake in selecting this model, it is still in the box (I did not open it yet) but after only reading the manual on the net I am depressed beyond myself... honestly, I got tricked by the built-in DVB-S tuner...
Can you imagine that a "smart" TV does not have a headphones output or "PC in" ???
Compared to the tv it is supposed to replace, it has bugger all inputs. This is a disgrace. DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL !!!!!!
Now I use headphones connection to connect to a pair of smart speakers. I cannot do this anymore? The Panasonic customer service confirmed that I need an optical / analogue converter for the audio? And turn the tv volume down. I will need the speaker's remote to adjust the volume. The TV is that "smart" that now I need an extra remote and an extra thing plugged in.
Now... on a different note, I have to make it work (but honestly, being still in the box, I am still considering to get rid of it).
The "smart" tv only has 2x HDMI and 1x composite + audio at the back.
My HTPC is currently connected as "PC in" + red/white audio. The video card has DVI output. There are cables DVI-to-HDMI but these will not carry the sound ! To get the sound from the PC, I will have to get the video to the component input. I see there are cables DVI-to-component but are these OK? are they working OK? I got the "full definition" to enjoy a better quality on a latest model TV but I believe I just wasted the money on a larger screen, but with crap inputs.
soooo disappointed... by the extent the multinational corporations will go to save a dollar...
does anyone have this particular model? Is it worth the trouble?
To compensate for how I feel right now, the picture quality would have to be "out of this world"... which I bet it is not, as the "old" tv has a VERY NICE picture quality, nothing wrong with it... I just wanted a bigger one.
Many thanks for reading.