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  Reply # 1674278 19-Nov-2016 18:50
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Regs:

 

i'd probably go the trademe route myself, if I couldn't get a decent OLED.  They have better models in the US than we have here, but still a ways off being decently prices.  None of the 4K TVs I tried were any good, most were awful with the content I bought in.  I was lucky to find a TH panny gathering dust at an appliance shed when I went looking.... you could try ringing a few places- are you covered by replacement insurance?

 

 

I assumed it was market value, but checked policy and it's replacement - which is helps my grief a little I guess


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  Reply # 1674373 20-Nov-2016 07:59
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I would have thought that an oled would provide the closest match to a plasma and therefore that's what your insurance company should replace it with under a replacement policy.

P.s. Sorry about the TV. I have a 50" VT30 from 2011 and the picture still blows me away.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1674375 20-Nov-2016 08:17
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It's really an upsetting news. Earthquake is a type of accident. Worst could happen but that didn't happen. So be happy. 

 

And I think another set of panny plasma would be perfect for replacement.


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  Reply # 1675097 21-Nov-2016 17:40
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I got home today after 10 days overseas and was glad to see my Pioneer Plasma was still upright. It's now suffering from a slow death including screen burn and delamination of the screen due to heat but I don't want another TV because apart from the OLED they're all rubbish.

 

I really wish I'd picked up a Panasonic VT before they all sold out. :(

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1675110 21-Nov-2016 18:11
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mcraenz: I would have thought that an oled would provide the closest match to a plasma and therefore that's what your insurance company should replace it with under a replacement policy.

P.s. Sorry about the TV. I have a 50" VT30 from 2011 and the picture still blows me away.

 

I have took a Blu ray to Harvey Norman and viewed it on the LG OLED cinema setting. Better than LCD, but not quite plasma.

 

So I'll see how I go with insurance, I guess OLED is the best option - yet to lodge a claim as busy with work-related quake stuff, but will do first thing tomorrow!


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  Reply # 1675112 21-Nov-2016 18:14
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I can imagine a long battle convincing an insurance company that an OLED is a like for like replacement.

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  Reply # 1675123 21-Nov-2016 18:44
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I'm interested to see some other OLED implementations too, isn't there a Panasonic out there somewhere, might be your like for like visually...

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NzBeagle: I'm interested to see some other OLED implementations too, isn't there a Panasonic out there somewhere, might be your like for like visually...

 

I chatted to the Panasonic TV people at CES this year who said CES2017 would be Panasonic's big push into OLED. They've shown demonstrations and had a few media releases in recent months about their OLED future.

 

 


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  Reply # 1675158 21-Nov-2016 20:17
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sbiddle:

 

I got home today after 10 days overseas and was glad to see my Pioneer Plasma was still upright. It's now suffering from a slow death including screen burn and delamination of the screen due to heat but I don't want another TV because apart from the OLED they're all rubbish.

 

I really wish I'd picked up a Panasonic VT before they all sold out. :(

 

 

 

 

The moment I heard the VT60 would be the last Panasonic Plasma model coming was my tipping point to buy one.  And now, even in the 4K UHD, HDR world we have today I'm soooo glad I did.  I'd done the same two years earlier when I bought the last/best 42" plasma (in NZ anyway) for the bedroom, (my lovely VT30) 

 

Don't get me wrong, I think OLED is stunning and is probably where I'll eventually end up, but the plasmas seem to give a more 'natural' looking image than the over-bright, over-saturated hyper-real colour of LED (and even OLED)  Hopefully I've got a good few years yet before I have to contemplate a replacement....


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  Reply # 1675301 22-Nov-2016 07:30
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sbiddle:

 

I got home today after 10 days overseas and was glad to see my Pioneer Plasma was still upright. It's now suffering from a slow death including screen burn and delamination of the screen due to heat but I don't want another TV because apart from the OLED they're all rubbish.

 

I really wish I'd picked up a Panasonic VT before they all sold out. :(

 

 

 

 

The moment I heard the VT60 would be the last Panasonic Plasma model coming was my tipping point to buy one.  And now, even in the 4K UHD, HDR world we have today I'm soooo glad I did.  I'd done the same two years earlier when I bought the last/best 42" plasma (in NZ anyway) for the bedroom, (my lovely VT30) 

 

Don't get me wrong, I think OLED is stunning and is probably where I'll eventually end up, but the plasmas seem to give a more 'natural' looking image than the over-bright, over-saturated hyper-real colour of LED (and even OLED)  Hopefully I've got a good few years yet before I have to contemplate a replacement....

 

 

I just walk into a store and cringe looking at most modern TV's. The super bright 4K demos may make them look awesome to some people but it simply turns me off. Stand on a 45 degree angle on anything and you lose most of the picture.

 

I was looking around a Bic camera store while in Japan over the weekend and they had all the TV's in store running live TV that had a SD feed of a live baseball game on. The difference between the picture quality of different panels was very obvious, and while they're not necessarily all calibrated properly one that was was very obvious was how bad the upscaling can be on a pretty average quality SD feed on a large 4K TV. It looked horrible.

 

 


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  Reply # 1678854 28-Nov-2016 13:42
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Ok this post has reminded me to connect  anchor point(s) to my 65" VT30, even though I'm in Auckland.


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  Reply # 1678859 28-Nov-2016 13:53
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Got a Samsung plasma you're welcome to buy - it's around 2007 though! Works fine.

 

Just replaced with a Sony LCD which I actually think is a better TV personally.

 

One thing I really noticed when installing the new one was the difference in weight - the plasma is a behemoth in comparison, despite having a smaller screen.








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  Reply # 1679638 29-Nov-2016 18:14
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Geektastic:

 

Got a Samsung plasma you're welcome to buy - it's around 2007 though! Works fine.

 

Just replaced with a Sony LCD which I actually think is a better TV personally.

 

One thing I really noticed when installing the new one was the difference in weight - the plasma is a behemoth in comparison, despite having a smaller screen.

 

 

Thanks for the offer, but I finished up buying the same TV as you, the Sony KD-55X8500D for $1,985

 

I seriously considered the LG 65 OLED for around $7,500 - but LG's motion control and up-scaling is abysmal, so in the end it was not a contender.

 

I looked on trade me for another 65" neo plasma, but nothing around at present.

 

I also seriously toyed with the idea of the Sony KD-65X9300D for $3,400 - being a great price, the same size as my plasma with a better screen than the 8500 series, but in the end it wasn't good enough to fill the plasma's shoes. So I decided to save the additional $1,500 to put towards a future OLED.

 

So the Sony at under $2k will be a stop-gap TV for a year (maybe two) while I wait for Panasonic or Sony to get their OLED TVs to market, after which the Sony will retire to duty of second set.

 

(and being 4k, I will be able to sit even closer than I used to with my plasma as I try to compensate for dropping down in screen size)


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