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  # 1779183 10-May-2017 17:34
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I tell you what I set the LG up tonight and holy sh*t what a massive difference. I loved my plasma but this just blows it out of the water. 

 

I guess after a few days it will just seem the norm for me but at the moment this is very very stunning indeed.

 

Don't mind the LG magic remote either it does make things very easy to navigate.

 

All in all very happy with the purchase at the moment. I will have to see if I can repair my grand plasma however I don't like my chances.





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  # 1779246 10-May-2017 19:09
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We have two Panny plasmas, same model, unsure which now, 42 and 50.

 

What are the specs to aim for with OLED? 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1779277 10-May-2017 19:38
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sbiddle:

 

razor2000nz:

 

picked up this from HN last week for $2800 http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/tv-lcd-led-plasma/panasonic/58-inch-ultra-hd-4k-pro-led-lcd-tv-sku-313224/

 

UHD Premium certified 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is that a 2016 or 2017 model?

 

I'm dreading the day my Pioneer plasma dies but that day is coming. IMHO there is still nothing on the market worth buying other than an OLED, and while they beat any LED hands down IMHO (and this is only based on limited viewing since I don't have one) I don't think the OLED quite handles motion as well as a good Plasma.

 

 

 

 

was pannys top 2016 model


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  # 1779342 10-May-2017 20:57
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Mspec:

 

I tell you what I set the LG up tonight and holy sh*t what a massive difference. I loved my plasma but this just blows it out of the water. 

 

I guess after a few days it will just seem the norm for me but at the moment this is very very stunning indeed.

 

Don't mind the LG magic remote either it does make things very easy to navigate.

 

All in all very happy with the purchase at the moment. I will have to see if I can repair my grand plasma however I don't like my chances.

 

 

What are your thoughts on the curved screen now that you've been able to watch stuff? I know a few people with them and they seem to love them but clearly most consumers didn't with everybody scrapping them.

 

 


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  # 1779351 10-May-2017 21:09
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Good to hear you went to an OLED. After a plasma, LED is a difficult pill to swallow... I have spent some time with high spec panels and OLED is the clear winner.




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  # 1779357 10-May-2017 21:38
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on the curved screen now that you've been able to watch stuff? I know a few people with them and they seem to love them but clearly most consumers didn't with everybody scrapping them.

 

 

To be honest I don't even notice the curve, I sit pretty much straight on to it and the missus is off to the side of me but she says she doesn't notice it her self when watching.

 

Love the next to nothing bezel and the sound is pretty good as well.

 

Its just the picture that makes the mouth water 





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  # 1779414 11-May-2017 08:32
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I purchased a Sony KD-55X8500D as a replacement for my Panny 65" Neo Plasma which was killed in the Kaikoura earthquake.

 

My bad. Buying an edge-lit LCD is about the worse thing you can do if you love home theatre and have owned a plasma. While I have been very impressed with the Sony's overall picture quality and up-scaling for DVD and Blu-ray - from a home cinema perspective, the black levels, esp. in a dark room, are woeful.

 

If you are looking at an LCD - and black levels are important for you, go for a full array over edge lit - esp. if you are coming off a plasma.

 

So the Sony is very much a temporary backstop while I'm biding my time waiting for a Sony or Panny 65" OLED - or maybe the upcoming LG.


 
 
 
 


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Panny VT owner here (a 10, a 30, a 50 and a 60 series). No way anything but OLED and LG look the best but the gap is closing. I had been reading on the Panny OLED but no sign of NZ details. I would probably want the E7 myself. But on the positive side the LG all use the same panel its just the tweaks around it. So you cant really go wrong with any model even the lower ones.


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  # 1779438 11-May-2017 09:43
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can I ask a couple of questions.

 

1. does one need special content/player to take advantage of HDR or does the TV apply to all content?

 

2. how does one know whether the marketed HDR is the real deal? (I heard not all HDR TVs are the same) ... eg Samsung UAxxKU6000 for example, it's cheap, it's HDR ... is it?





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  # 1779539 11-May-2017 11:34
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HDR is present on many formats. The obvious one is the UHD Blu-ray Format. Streaming services like Netflix also have HDR on certain programs. HDR also covers different standards but the common one in use is HDR10. There is also Dolby Vison another HDR standard that is gaining traction. When it comes to Televisions its usually the top end models that can do "full" HDR. This is related to the brightness level measured in nits ie a Ultra HD Premium badged TV has at least 1000 nits peak brightness. The average "HDR" TV falls short and have a peak brightness much lower. Dont let this disuade you however as even on a Non Ultra HD Premium TV the difference over standard Blu-ray is obvious. I have a Panasonic 65" DX700 Series 4K TV and the difference say watching Mad Max on Blu-ray vs HDR UHD Blu-ray is noticable. The DX700 is not an HDR Premium set. OLEDs tend to be darker than LED/LCD so have a lower nit rating. Technology is moving on quickly and it wont be too long before most screens will be Ultra HD Premium compatible. By then the goal posts will probably move forward again. 


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  # 1779552 11-May-2017 12:02
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ok so let me get this straight - playing your average content (no HDR) on an HDR TV = no HDR. correct?





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  # 1779565 11-May-2017 12:29
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 correct




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So when my Panny went kaput my Denon home theater receiver had the HDMI output fried at the same time. 

 

To be honest I don't really want to replace it and want to get rid of all the speakers and wires in the lounge and perhaps get a sound bar.

 

Any recommendations on a sound bar.





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The Denon may have been what killed your AVR...

 

Who knows.

 

 

 

If you're looking for a soundbar, first decide a few things.

 

1: Will you be plugging all your devices into the soundbar or the TV?

 

Plugging into the soundbar via HDMI CAN mean you get the best quality audio codecs (Dolby True HD / DTS Master HD / ATMOS and DTS:X as examples).

 

2: Will you be looking for psuedo surround sound (it never really surrounds you, but it certainly broadens the front sound stage)?

 

3: Will you be wanting wireless rears?

 

4: Will you want a subwoofer? Can it be wired? Or would you prefer wireless?

 

5: Will you mount the subwoofer on a wall, place it on top of a cabinet, or in a recess? Different soundbars don't mount well / do mount easily, some work poorly in recesses (those with up-firing drivers and side ports) etc etc.

 

6: How high is your pain threshold price-wise?


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  # 1780344 12-May-2017 19:24
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ok so let me get this straight - playing your average content (no HDR) on an HDR TV = no HDR. correct?

 

 

Yup, my TV auto-switches to HDR if there's HDR content. If it's not HDR content, you can't choose HDR. And if it's HDR content, I don't *think* you can choose a non-HDR mode (but I haven't tried). 

 

BTW, "The Grand Tour" on Amazon in HDR is better than Netflix shows in HDR to my eyes.


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