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Topic # 128644 17-Aug-2013 20:50
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any recommendations on 65 70'' tvs out there...? sharp aquos sony Samsung...? panny vt any reccomendations appreciated  around 5k mark,not really bothered so much with smart tv eg Skype tvnz on demand etc  just quality picture colours  , led lcd preferred plasma considered...




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  Reply # 880931 19-Aug-2013 11:36
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TH-P65VT60 would be my pick, I'm not a fan of LED's over 55" in size...

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  Reply # 880942 19-Aug-2013 11:58
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If you want LED, the Samsung UA65F6400 would be my pick. Well priced, great features, great image (for a 65" with only 1920x1080 res). To be honest, though, personally at that size I'd be looking for a 4K UHD model, though it will push the budget up considerably.




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  Reply # 880950 19-Aug-2013 12:10
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Dunnersfella: TH-P65VT60 would be my pick, I'm not a fan of LED's over 55" in size...


ST60 is 90% as good as the VT60 for thousands less - unless you want the faster proc for smart apps and the pen rubbish.

there is a 65" ST60 version too.

anything over 65 you will be paying a massive premium - I think Sharp are the only ones that have any real volume in that size?



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  Reply # 880954 19-Aug-2013 12:16
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The ST60 is a poor gaming TV due to the lag (Dual Core processors can't handle the 'always on' nature of the Panasonic Smart service)... and for me, if you can buy the best, why not?

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  Reply # 880967 19-Aug-2013 12:39
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Dunnersfella: The ST60 is a poor gaming TV due to the lag (Dual Core processors can't handle the 'always on' nature of the Panasonic Smart service)... and for me, if you can buy the best, why not?


all true - but surely you'd consider a model below if it fits your needs for thousands less?

wrt lag - is the TV going to be used for gaming or general TV/movies?

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  Reply # 881101 19-Aug-2013 16:28
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I've done a lot of research on big screens last few months.

Assuming you cannot afford the 4K models yet, the clear winner with the best value for money was the 70" Sony Bravia KDL-70R550A. It has great reviews among the users thread on AVSForum, the only problem it's ridiculously overpriced on AU/NZ market. It costs $4900 while over in the US they had it as cheap as $1699 USD at some early sales. It's good to be an American in some cases. :-)

I had the Panny ST60 for a few weeks evaluation, but returned it due to bright screen flickering giving me headaches, very noticeable image retention after just a few minutes and annoying line bleeding left, right and center in high contrast pictures. So cannot recommend the plasma, sorry.

The brand new Samsung F8000 LED line is brilliant too, but not affordable at this point in time.


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  Reply # 881106 19-Aug-2013 16:42
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To toaster:
Who did the calibration on your panel? What was the bed-in period?

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  Reply # 881127 19-Aug-2013 17:07
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toaster: 

I had the Panny ST60 for a few weeks evaluation, but returned it due to bright screen flickering giving me headaches, very noticeable image retention after just a few minutes and annoying line bleeding left, right and center in high contrast pictures. So cannot recommend the plasma, sorry.


That sounds a lot like a broken set. I've had mine for 3 months and love it - none of the issues you mention?

Wasn't aware Sony make a 70".





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  Reply # 881158 19-Aug-2013 18:46
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wouldn't be used for gaming normal tv sports hd and blu rays




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  Reply # 881167 19-Aug-2013 19:18
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If you don't mind dropping to a 60" you could look at the LG 60LA8600 which is a wicked piece of kit. For gaming you also get dual play.

 

personally I wouldn't look at the sharps. Being in retail the general consensus is they are not-so-sharp and are over priced for what they are.

The R550 from sony is nice as is the F6400 or F8000 if you want to go up that far.


So long as you don't have a lot of direct light in the room the Plasmas are hard to beat. Panasonic VT is hands down the best consumer plasma you can buy.

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  Reply # 881173 19-Aug-2013 19:41
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NZVengeance:

personally I wouldn't look at the sharps. Being in retail the general consensus is they are not-so-sharp and are over priced for what they are.



Call me suspicious... but after a quick bit of PriceMe research, and you saying that you work in retail...
It looks like the only people selling Sharp's are Harvey Norman.
...meaning you can't sell them, so you'd rubbish them?
Correct?


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  Reply # 881183 19-Aug-2013 19:44
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Incorrect

Don't trust Priceme/pricespy Harveys sell them so do JB HiFi

Also don't be under the misguided view that just because someone doesn't sell something that they automatically think its rubbish. I'm not a salesmen but I work in retail. I don't give a toss who you buy it from or if company x or y makes money. just giving an opinion



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  Reply # 881184 19-Aug-2013 19:45
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I actually like some of the sharp aquos get some pretty good reviews about the place




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  Reply # 881186 19-Aug-2013 19:49
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At the end of the day you should read some review and go into a store with a couple of models in mind and have a look at them.

If you find a nice salesmen hey might even hook them all up with a bluray so you can get a fair indication of them playing the same content.

Everyone's eyes are different and see things differently.

Any comments made in here are opinions of those individuals and whilst they may guide you in a direction they shouldn't be taken as gospel.

If you want to look at some flick me a PM and I can arrange for you to have a chat to a HiFi expert at a store (not a shark salesmen but a genuine hifi geek who will show you the difference and let you form your own opinion)

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  Reply # 881193 19-Aug-2013 19:58
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NZVengeance: Incorrect

Don't trust Priceme/pricespy Harveys sell them so do JB HiFi

Also don't be under the misguided view that just because someone doesn't sell something that they automatically think its rubbish. I'm not a salesmen but I work in retail. I don't give a toss who you buy it from or if company x or y makes money. just giving an opinion


Actually, I AM correct.
JB's stopped selling Sharp a while ago, and that, would be why you can no longer search their products on their website / PriceMe.

Remember, under Geekzone's rules you need to list your affiliations. Otherwise things that you say from here on, will be all taken with a great deal of suspicion.


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