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  Reply # 1032387 28-Apr-2014 09:49
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Yup - many people are speculating that they'll be seen as the new Kuro...
When Pioneer left the TV market, there were a host of videophiles scrambling for the panels... for many, many years.
To the point that 5 years later, the value the panels held was unbelievable.




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  Reply # 1032725 28-Apr-2014 18:04
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well it seems hands down on the vt model not one reply for a sony 550 70'' or a sharp 70'' which are both quite a bit cheaper... so its either by the best or go with something inferior for less cash..... shall have to convince the wife lol cheers guys




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  Reply # 1032800 28-Apr-2014 20:03
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Just be quick - I stopped by Harvey Norman today as I'm still trying to decide whether to buy one to replace by Pioneer panel which is now losing a lot of brightness. There are literally only a handful left in the Wellington stores of 55" and 65"

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  Reply # 1032812 28-Apr-2014 20:40
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If you want a new TV I would hold off for a bit just seen the new LG 55ub850v 55inch 4k and with a nz retail of $3999 you can bet someone will special them off soon at $2999.
Also it runs webos so that could be interesting.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/lg-49ub850v-201404113720.htm

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  Reply # 1032814 28-Apr-2014 20:42
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wow i've never seen that sort of trend before! i am pretty sure when i last did window shopping they were in the 3.5k range (or was it the previous model - hmm)

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  Reply # 1032874 28-Apr-2014 22:08
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Stan: If you want a new TV I would hold off for a bit just seen the new LG 55ub850v 55inch 4k and with a nz retail of $3999 you can bet someone will special them off soon at $2999.
Also it runs webos so that could be interesting.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/lg-49ub850v-201404113720.htm


Eeeeew.
Low spec UHD's... eeeew.
50Hz junkers (with claimed higher refresh rates).
Small, far smaller than you'd want for UHD content UNLESS you want a very big computer monitor for who knows what? Certainly a 55" LED is smaller than the OP wants.

Web OS could be interesting, but it could also be as big of a hit as it was for HP. I personally owned a Web OS tablet, but only because it was being cleared as part of HP's fire sale, I got mine so I could load it with Android...

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  Reply # 1032895 28-Apr-2014 22:32
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Stan: If you want a new TV I would hold off for a bit just seen the new LG 55ub850v 55inch 4k and with a nz retail of $3999 you can bet someone will special them off soon at $2999.
Also it runs webos so that could be interesting.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/lg-49ub850v-201404113720.htm


Eeeeew.
Low spec UHD's... eeeew.
50Hz junkers (with claimed higher refresh rates).
Small, far smaller than you'd want for UHD content UNLESS you want a very big computer monitor for who knows what? Certainly a 55" LED is smaller than the OP wants.

Web OS could be interesting, but it could also be as big of a hit as it was for HP. I personally owned a Web OS tablet, but only because it was being cleared as part of HP's fire sale, I got mine so I could load it with Android...


mmm I thought this one was 100Hz if its 50Hz I retract my comment back.

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  Reply # 1033094 29-Apr-2014 11:14
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I have the ST65 Panasonic. Paid $3,200 about a year ago. Absolutely love it. If you want a cinematic picture, this cannot be bettered.

And perfectly fine in a bright room.

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dafman: I have the ST65 Panasonic. Paid $3,200 about a year ago. Absolutely love it. If you want a cinematic picture, this cannot be bettered.

And perfectly fine in a bright room.


Actually, if you want a cinematic picture, a projector can't be bettered :-)

I bought a VT20 a few years ago and it was SUPERB, then I bought a cheap projector and a good screen... Blew me away. Then I bought a nice projector (Panny AE7000). Blew me away again.

By all objective measurements, the TV is better. But I enjoy watching movies on the projector HEAPS more. Feels more cinematic. (But doesn't get used during the day at all)

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1033234 29-Apr-2014 16:41
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dafman: I have the ST65 Panasonic. Paid $3,200 about a year ago. Absolutely love it. If you want a cinematic picture, this cannot be bettered.

And perfectly fine in a bright room.


Actually, if you want a cinematic picture, a projector can't be bettered :-)

I bought a VT20 a few years ago and it was SUPERB, then I bought a cheap projector and a good screen... Blew me away. Then I bought a nice projector (Panny AE7000). Blew me away again.

By all objective measurements, the TV is better. But I enjoy watching movies on the projector HEAPS more. Feels more cinematic. (But doesn't get used during the day at all)

Cheers - N



I miss my old AE700 projector... in our old house it worked with the layout of the lounge and we had it on a 120" screen, it was epic, but it just wasn't going to fit in our new house with its lower ceiling, so we sold it and went to a 50" Panasonic plasma which to be sure has an excellent picture, even now.

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