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Topic # 150288 17-Jul-2014 13:48
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Just packed the Panasonic to send it back and got a Samsung delivered here.

For starters the Panasonic one is a lot heavier and Samsung made it a lot easier to unpack/pack by using some smart support for the TV that allows me to take it out of the box and attach the pedestal without having to worry about it falling when sliding out.

Haven't started the Samsung yet - the screws aren't here (previous reviewer lost them?) so have to wait for some new ones.

The Panasonic picture is incredible and manage to stream some 4K content using their UltraHD app - even over WiFi 5GHz it was flawless. Be warned though: ADSL2 won't cut it. Tried with a Snap connection and it was buffering all the way every few seconds, but when connected via my Vodafone cable connection playback was smooth (I can only get ADSL2 here since we have cable in this area meaning no VDSL in the future and fibre is a couple of years away).

Anyway, liked the Panasonic controls. The TV was responsive and the number of connections was pretty good - including multiple USB ports. Let's see how a curved one compares.







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  Reply # 1090693 17-Jul-2014 13:51
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It'll be interesting to hear your impressions of viewing angles amongst other things.



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  Reply # 1090695 17-Jul-2014 13:52
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Because of the curvature the Samsung seems "smaller" than the Panasonic.

And dratsab, after you came here I manage to register a Panasonic account and stream the 4K content - which you didn't see. That was pretty impressive for online viewing...





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1090832 17-Jul-2014 15:36
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Always thought Panasonic had the far superior PQ, especially when it comes to black levels.

Interested on your thoughts about the curved display, does it feel more immersive? especially with 3D?

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  Reply # 1090883 17-Jul-2014 16:39
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I was blissfully unaware Cinema Screens were curved, so I did a quick Wiki search and found out they are.

 

 

I also found out why, and is to do with the light being projected from a way back, and spreading at the edges.

 

 

Why would you need this on a television ?????

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  Reply # 1090895 17-Jul-2014 16:59
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I've seen a Samsung curved tv at JB Hifi. It seemed utterly pointless to me.




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  Reply # 1090969 17-Jul-2014 19:12
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what model panny was that ?

4k thx ?



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  Reply # 1091010 17-Jul-2014 20:40
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  Reply # 1091020 17-Jul-2014 20:59
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DarthKermit: I've seen a Samsung curved tv at JB Hifi. It seemed utterly pointless to me.

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Just a short-lived gimmick IMO.

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  Reply # 1091186 18-Jul-2014 09:10
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I struggle with 4k to be honest... watching Transformers III at JB's on the Samsung curved display, it's just too vivid. Every FX shot had something visibly wrong with it, it constantly pulled ones immersion. 

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  Reply # 1091436 18-Jul-2014 14:33
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freitasm: Both are 65" 4K - the Panasonic one is flat, Samsung is curved.



i meant what model numbers ?

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  Reply # 1091447 18-Jul-2014 14:48
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ilovemusic:
freitasm: Both are 65" 4K - the Panasonic one is flat, Samsung is curved.



i meant what model numbers ?

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both manufactures only make one of the mentioned tv's in that size, pretty easy to find :) available from the NZ manufacture

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  Reply # 1091458 18-Jul-2014 15:02
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further to this im going to say its these ones, unless its parallel imported

Samsung:
UA65HU9000W 65" HU9000 CURVED UHD LED TV

Panasonic:
TH-65AX800Z 65" LED TV VIERA

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



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  Reply # 1091489 18-Jul-2014 15:40
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Correct, both are NZ supplied by the manufacturers and the models mentioned above.





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  Reply # 1091495 18-Jul-2014 15:44
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It will be interesting to see reviews. I have not enjoyed the curved units I have looked at to date.




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  Reply # 1091525 18-Jul-2014 16:18
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DarthKermit: I've seen a Samsung curved tv at JB Hifi. It seemed utterly pointless to me.

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Just a short-lived gimmick IMO.


The only interesting thing about this TV is it has a separate box for all the inputs. Thus the screen and the box aren't a single unit.




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