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Topic # 205469 14-Nov-2016 18:39
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Just arrived our Welly CBD apartment post earthquake. My much beloved Panny 65" ST60 is no more. Gutted. Don't really want to spend $10k on a 65" OLED, but what else comes close to the plasma for cinema viewing?

 


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  Reply # 1671013 14-Nov-2016 21:28
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Sad to know your baby went down in the tragedy. You can go for Samsung 55" 4K UHD Smart Tv which is going for around 1699 inc GST on pbtech. Although you will have to compromise on the size by some nominal inches but you will be getting a good 4K experience.


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  Reply # 1671067 15-Nov-2016 07:50
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Interesting to see that the security strap appears to have just torn away from its anchor point. Not designed to make it earthquake resistant I guess.
I suggest you get a stop-gap set until oleds become more affordable because LEDs that will give anywhere near the cinema performance of your panny plasma cost a lot anyway.




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  Reply # 1671071 15-Nov-2016 08:08
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That is such a sad sight to see. Unfortunately there is nothing that comes close to the picture quality of the Panny without spending significant dollars. Just as an aside, how the heck did it get the dents on the back of the tv?






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  Reply # 1671076 15-Nov-2016 08:27
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Noooooo! You poor bugger!

We recently temporarily moved house, and one of my biggest fears was our ST60 would get damaged in the move. I can always get another telly, but there's no way I could afford to get one that comes close to matching the brilliance of our Panny plasma.


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  Reply # 1671078 15-Nov-2016 08:29
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Panasonic
Model TH-65DX900U


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  Reply # 1671080 15-Nov-2016 08:33
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Dingbatt: Interesting to see that the security strap appears to have just torn away from its anchor point. Not designed to make it earthquake resistant I guess.
I suggest you get a stop-gap set until oleds become more affordable because LEDs that will give anywhere near the cinema performance of your panny plasma cost a lot anyway.


Our VT 65 uses a similar strap and has survived two big quakes but I think I will review how we secure it




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  Reply # 1671091 15-Nov-2016 08:56
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maoriboy:

 

That is such a sad sight to see. Unfortunately there is nothing that comes close to the picture quality of the Panny without spending significant dollars. Just as an aside, how the heck did it get the dents on the back of the tv?

 

 

The dents are from the fall as set was pristine pre-quake. I'm assuming it buckled at the mid point when it hit after falling.

 

I really am torn between getting a mid-price stop gap set and waiting for OLED to fall, or pulling the pin now on a 65" OLED - pricespy tells me $7.5k is the best price at the moment.


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  Reply # 1671092 15-Nov-2016 08:58
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Dingbatt: Interesting to see that the security strap appears to have just torn away from its anchor point. Not designed to make it earthquake resistant I guess.
I suggest you get a stop-gap set until oleds become more affordable because LEDs that will give anywhere near the cinema performance of your panny plasma cost a lot anyway.


Our VT 65 uses a similar strap and has survived two big quakes but I think I will review how we secure it

 

 

 

Something like this perhaps?

 

Sanus tv strap

 

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  Reply # 1671094 15-Nov-2016 09:01
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Azzura:

 

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Model TH-65DX900U

 

 

Thanks, I'll look at reviews for this model. It's around $2.5 cheaper than OLED, but to date I'm yet to see an LED that I like picture-wise that is close to plasma for cinema viewing.


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  Reply # 1671098 15-Nov-2016 09:07
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They were a bit cheaper than that during the last 'Mates Rates' sale JB had. In the $6.5-7k range I believe (under 7 anyway). That was for the 4K flat screen (not curved) OLED. I wasn't allowed one, but it was the cheapest I've seen them for.

 

 

 

Are you going through insurance? Can you get a store credit for the value of a replacement for your Panny and maybe top up the rest?


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  Reply # 1671110 15-Nov-2016 09:14
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Mount the next one to the wall, mine have all come through no problems. Same with shelves and anything similar.

 

I'm happy with my Samsung LCD TVs, and the newer LED are even better. I had a Samsung Plasma for a day or two but really didn't like it.





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  Reply # 1671111 15-Nov-2016 09:14
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My condolences for your loss.

 

If your only wanting to bridge a years gap till the prices drop on OLED just jump on trademe and buy a used plasma similar to yours. Easily pickup a nice top end TV a few years old for under $500.

 

 My father has a 42" LED TV on his boat, Since it couldn't be wall mounted we screwed the TV stand down into the flat surface it was sitting on. It doesn't budge when at sea or powering through swell. 





 


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  Reply # 1671177 15-Nov-2016 10:08
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Be careful with the LG 65 oled's. Harvey Norman has the OLED65E6T at $11k, and everywhere else has the older B6T. I've seen pricing from about $7.5-$10k for the B6T.

The E6T may have come down by about $1k last month or so.




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  Reply # 1671218 15-Nov-2016 11:37
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BlinkyBill: Be careful with the LG 65 oled's. Harvey Norman has the OLED65E6T at $11k, and everywhere else has the older B6T. I've seen pricing from about $7.5-$10k for the B6T.

The E6T may have come down by about $1k last month or so.

 

 

 

The difference between the B6 and E6 series are not age (they both came out this year), but rather the B6 is the "budget" model, wheras the E6 series is supposedly the more top end model.

 

That's the reason for the price difference, they are a different class of TV.




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  Reply # 1671325 15-Nov-2016 13:58
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After several hours of looking at options, I'm pretty disheartened - none of the new UHD LCD can hold a candle against my dead Panny.

 

So I think it will have to be the 65" B6T OLED at $7.5k ... a lot of money, but I think I will regret it if I don't. I remember one poster (kopkiwi?) went from a 65" Panny to 75" Sony, but missed the contrast after the swap.

 

It's a lot of coin though ...


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